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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/01/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56), David DOUGLAS ('62) Carol CONVERSE ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Rick MADDY ('67), Douglas STRAND ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen FOLEY ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don LLEWELLYN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn ROE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John GILE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon LINDBERG ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roberta LAWRENCE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kerry STEICHEN ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: Richland's early history To: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) What an exciting story about Richland's conception and beginnings. Thank you for sharing the history of our home town. My dad was there in 1944 living in the barracks working for Westinghouse / government (along with Dick Donnell of Dupus Boomer fame) in the administration personnel office. He finally procured a new B-house in South part of Richland - everything was sand and dirt when my mother, baby brother and I arrived in June, 1945 - I was just 6 years old then. Across the street were Pre-fabs and I thought they were very strange houses. A year or two later we moved into a new H-house just around the corner. Sometime in the '50s we moved into an R-house in the North part of Richland where I attended the brand new Chief Joseph Jr. High. I remember living in the B-house that dad paid someone in construction to bring over a huge pile of top soil and my mother worked several days spreading it around the house, ending up with severe 2nd degree sun burns that required a hospital stay. Pete, I appreciate your account of the early history of Richland - it's a great story. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: The Bomb I remember the celebration held when Richland was incorporated into a city (or town or whatever), ending its history as a government town. Part of the celebration including exploding a miniature 'mushroom' bomb. There was also an essay contest for students, which I remember only because I won an honorable mention. I'm a die-hard Bomber fan, which isn't easy since I belong to the Mesa Writers Guild, and all of the ladies in it are liberals. I occasionally wear my shirt from the '62 50 year reunion to meetings just to irk them. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: How Richland Got Started Pete, thank you so much for enlightening us of Richland's origin. It was so very interesting and educational. I'm going to make a copy of it to save. Very interesting about how some would like Col. High's name to be changed to "James Mattis High School" and our mascot "Mad Dogs". I wouldn't be opposed to that IF and WHEN a change is made waaaaay down the road. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick has really cooled down. Hope it doesn't last long ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From:David RIVERS ('65) Re: 2fer Oh boy... I wait all year long for the Rat Fink Reunion up at Big Daddy's digs make sure everything is lubed and greased and watered and and and... then it hits me I gotta get up at 2:30am!!!!!! oh my as Leo WEBB ('63) would say... called my daughter and told her to be here at 4am and she said we don't need to leave till 4:30... she's right but if she gets here at 4:30 we won't leave at 4:30 because we hafta pack her stuff... and then this and then that and then we'll be in trubel with the guys for being late... (I know she's gotta work and will be tired but she can sleep on the 8 hour ride)... anyway, as I will be gone for the entire weekend I need to add an additional B-day in this little post... two Bomber-babes of Bomber fame and adored by all... I always see one of them every summer unless of course she and the Big Kahuna are on the North Shore... Soooooooooooooo HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Carolyn ROE ('63) on your special day... and on the 3rd a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Sue VANDENBERG ('65)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Yada Yada I doubt the Secretary of Defense ('68) would go along with naming the high school after him. That is just my guess. Secretary MATTIS was known as the 'Warrior Monk' (out of the respect of him being a life-long bachelor) by his Marines. Also, Chaos. During his grilling (confirmation hearing) by a Congressional committee, he told the senators "Mad Dog" came from the media. I do not believe he would want that moniker used. I have not heard if the President has stopped calling him that or not. I have no foot in that door. Richland High School Warrior Monks will not fly. Maybe the Secretary would go with the school's library being named after him and give all his books to it. His answer will no doubt be classic. I do not believe it will be long before the millennials, or whatever they are called, and other liberal thinking people will be changing their minds and stop playing with our history. At some point in time, and we certainly do not know when, there will most likely be a crisis where the Federal government starts scooping 18-35 year olds off the street like a snow shovel cleaning a winter drive way like they did with many Bombers starting with the Korean War and then the Vietnam War, an engagement here and a skirmish there and the in-betweens ever since. Then and only then will this generation, and you know who you are, shut their foolish mouths. Anyone who tries to erase, hide, or whatever they think they are doing by getting rid of our mascot, or even Confederate statues and other historical names, places and things to make us look like we all got here because we are Nation of nice guys is skewed. We are not nice guys. The history of the United States is chock full of horror, misery and death. Just ask a Native American. First it was the Spaniards for a few hundred years coming from the South. Then the Europeans for a few hundred years coming from the East. We all took history in school. We all know where we came from. We all have blood on our hands. The drill is this: if somebody on the planet doesn't like us, then they are welcome to pick up their rifle and come and get us. They know where we live. We witnessed this on 9-11. We have witnessed it in recent bombings and shootings by terrorists amongst us. Now, I was not born when Japan attacked Navy ships at Pearl on a Sunday morning and shot up civilians and any other targets of opportunity; including women and children. We could not get a plane into the fight. I have doubts that will happen again. History does not repeat itself. People do. How many times did we succeed in our battles since 1776 by the folly of our enemies? Many times. Nothing is guaranteed in war. War is the last option. Always. Bombers know that more than most and we all know why. My gggg-grandfather was chasing down rear guard Brits at Monmouth during their retreat to New York. He died an old man and he and his wife are buried in Adams county, Ohio. So you are warned that if it is not your generation, then it will be your children or grandchildren that will pay a big price for your blind stupidity. Trust me. In the meantime, we leave the high school name and mascot where it is. Find some other cause for your bumper sticker. IMHO. Photo: My gggg-grandparent's grave in Ohio. He was a cannoneer with the Maryland Militia. This was his third enlistment. A history teacher can fix this for me if need be. The men in the established districts would get the call and the units would form and march off to wherever. Then go home. Therefore, when somebody says their relative was a Revolutionary War soldier, that is pretty much every American male living in the Colonies who are at least sixteen years of age (along with the many who lied about their age), if my memory serves me correct. Married with children and/or not. Dec. 8, 1776: Thomas enlists as a volunteer and served three and one half months as an Orderly Sergeant (this is an Army rank of the four ranks of sergeants in the late 1700s) in the MD Militia, 36th Reg. Vol.; Regimental command - Col. Joseph Smith and Company command - Capt. James Smith. They marched from Hagerstown to Philadelphia to Correll's Ferry to Lord Sterling's and engaged at Quibbletown. Thomas was then pressed into service as an Orderly Sergeant under Capt. Smith while guarding prisoners at Fort Frederick, MD. He was also for a short time under the command of Col. Shryrock (spelling?) ferreting out and capturing Tories. On one outing they captured about 100, hanged two of the captains and marched the rest to Hagerstown, MD. June 10, 1778: Thomas reenlists as a private and serves nine months under Capt. Nathan Williams in Col. Otho Williams' MD Reg. They marched from Hagerstown to Fredericktown to Tanney (Taney) Town to York to Valley Forge where they joined the main Army and engaged the British forces at Monmouth; attacking the British rearguard as they (the Brits) moved out toward New York. The command then marched to New Brunswick where Thomas is discharged. -Rick MADDY ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Douglas STRAND ('74) To: Bruce STRAND ('69) Re: Dad's 90th BD Very nice, Bruce. Thanks for doing that. -Douglas STRAND ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/02/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Pete BEAULIEU ('62), Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Mike FRANCO ('70), Kelvin SOLDAT ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick REED ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Neil McCARTNEY ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy GUINN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry FELDER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria MINARD ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori SIMPSON ('70) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) David DOUGLAS ('62) mentions the in-town mini-nuclear blast and his honorable mention in the Richland essay contest. (Congratulations, but what was that wad of paper he was seen tossing into the conflagration?) The simulated "A" bomb blast took place in the Uptown Richland area on December 12, l958. It was part of the three day celebration for the incorporation of Richland as a "first class city" on December 10. The U. S. Army, Camp Hanford, built the device and the deputy general manager and director of production for the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), E. J. Block, pushed the button. The day before, on December 11, the City Council held its first meeting, and Mrs (!) E.T. "Pat" Merrill was elected mayor of the council. John B. Nason, father of John NASON ('62), was appointed acting city attorney. Commencement Day Exercises were held in the Bomber Bowl on December 13. Governor Albert Rossellini and U. S. Senator Warren G. Magnuson were among the dignitaries who showed up for the ceremony. Now, as for things atomic, here's a possibly interesting comparative note for us Hanford downwinders... By the numbers, how do twelve years of Hanford stack up against, say, one day at Chernobyl or at Three Mile Island? Hint: decimal points matter... An interim Seattle Times article (July 29, 1990) reports radioactive airborne discharge levels for Hanford (mostly accidental or unintentional). For the 12-year period 1944 to 1956 Hanford discharged 500,000 curies of radioactive iodine (a curie is a measure of how fast a radioactive substance disintegrates, giving off radiation). Much more tightly controlled emissions continued up until 1988. By comparison, the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Russia discharged twelve times this total amount in a single day (not 0.5 million, but 6.0 million curies). Fatalities were high (I think 15,000) and the place is still a deserted and off-limits ghost town. The much dramatized (and very contained) March 1979 Three Mile Island event in Pennsylvania discharged a total of only 15 (that's fifteen, as in 0.000015 million) curies. The biggest single airborne radioactive iodine discharge from Hanford was called the Green Run, on Dec. 2, 1949, and emitted some 7,780 curies (0.00778 million). Its purpose was to calibrate equipment needed to monitor Soviet nuclear arsenal production levels, and was kept secret until 1986. The Green Run airborne radioactive iodine plume spread out (and diluted) over most of Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon. A 1988 report found that only "0.08 millirem is the largest dose any member of the public received" [that year]-compared to the much larger 300 millirem per year we already get from natural background sources. (millirem: one thousandth of a roengten or X-ray unit). Iodine is fairly short-lived and decays away in a few months, while other radioactive residues do not-those mixed with either ventilation air, or liquid waste (the 77 million gallons stored the 57 much-reported underground storage tanks now subject to long-term cleanup), or cooling water (into the Columbia). The purified liquids not stored in the 57 tanks had 95 percent of the total radioactivity removed, and over the years were spread across large tracts of Hanford sand. These skimmings of radioactive tritium deteriorate quickly, with a radioactive half-life of twelve years. The outer edge of the groundwater plume has lost its kick over the past decades. The tritium batch of 1945, for example, has lost over 98 percent (63/64ths) of its dumpsite radioactivity by 2017. (Yes?) Going back to the airborne iodine, the health focus has been mostly on downwinders and the risk of eventual thyroid cancer, the possible outcome of many repeated doses of daily new radioactive iodine from grass-eating, local milk cows. (And, babies accumulate ten times more iodine in their thyroids than do adults.) But I recall declining successfully for months, in the early 1990s, to be interviewed as a targeted Richland downwinder. The researchers were intensely interested in sets of Richland twins growing up in the 1940s and '50s. I'm wondering how other Sandstorm readers responded, and any other thoughts???? -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ Shoreline, WA recalling the glass milk bottles of the 1940s with those innocent, non-tamperproof cardboard, pull-tab lids. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Maybe Sec. MATTIS ('68) would approve if it was between "Mad Dogs" or "Snowflakes!" -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) Was waiting for this predictable observation. The Bomber mascot issue is simply a liberal thing. Hmmmmm, the issue has been around for at least 50 years and those who think it is a liberal thing are off target, or wrong. And millennials don't "call themselves" that. It is another invented label applied by us older folks in stereotyping a demographic. As a baby boomer I never understood lumping tens of millions of individuals together as if they were a single, common class of people. I will never get that. -Mike FRANCO ('70) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Kelvin SOLDAT ('71) Great link for old photos of Richland. -Kelvin SOLDAT ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/03/17 It was the 3rd of June, another sleepy, dusty, Delta day. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Missy KEENEY ('59) Dolores MOODY ('60) Ed WOOD ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mick MIKULECKY ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan VANDENBERG ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Missy KEENEY ('59) Re: The Cloud Thank you, Mike FRANCO ('70). It is NOT a liberal thing. I'm familiar with many liberals who support the R-Cloud. -Missy KEENEY ('59) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dolores MOODY Stewart ('60) Re: Bombers and Cloud I'm a die hard liberal who very proudly wears her 1960 class ring mushroom cloud and all. Changing our mascot is just a bad ideal, of course I'm still not use changing the name from Columbia. -Dolores MOODY Stewart ('60) '************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: Thanks Pete Pete BEAULIEU's ('62) factual essay was a refreshing change from fear-mongering reports. But on to more serious matters. About those milk bottles. We have a couple of the small, 8 oz milk bottles from the days of yore. They make nice cruets to meter out an evening's ration of wine for dinner. You can sometimes find them in antique shops. Like nearly all cruets, they do dribble after pouring, which can make an unsightly ring on the dining room table. The solution? Beer coasters that we pocket during our travels! As I said, much more serious matters. -Ed WOOD ('62) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/04/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Bob CROSS ('62) Jamie WORLEY ('64) John ALLEN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sally REES ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joanne BLOODWORTH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathleen MILLER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Heather RYANNE ('92) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob CROSS ('62) Re: Helen's Birthday Want to wish my younger (by 16 days) cousin Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) a very Happy Birthday. You deserve it, cus! Hope that moving is going according to plan or at least going well. -Bob CROSS ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jamie WORLEY ('64) Even Liberals Love Our Bomb Tale as old as time True as it can be Certain as the sun Rising in the east Richland and the Bomb....... Thanks Mike FRANCO ('70) for debunking that taking away our mascot is a "liberal" thing. It is just revisionist history, and not a very good revision at that. Many of us are old enough to remember when both political parties actually talked to each other and tried to work together. Some of us grew up in homes with a democrat father and republican mother, or vice-versa. Believe me, politics is NOT about what my parents fought. Growing up, does anyone remember political labels? I don't remember Ralph or Maxine (dad and Mom) ever referring to anyone as conservative or liberal. There were just communists and US. I'm proud of my Bomb that resides in my front yard. Someone even left me a note one day that said, "Go Bombers." I have far more trouble with the name of our high school being "changed - changed for some very odd reason. -Jamie WORLEY ('64) ~ Best wishes from Seattle, where it is trying SO hard to be summer. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: John ALLEN ('66) Re: "Liberals" As I remember, the slogan "Proud of the Cloud" didn't appear until after certain revisionist-history school teachers started making a stink about the bomb and the cloud. I can't pin down exactly when the slogan appeared but it didn't exist in '66. Certainly not all Liberals curse the Cloud, but almost all who do curse it, ARE Liberals.. even if they claim to be Moderates. Almost all so-called Moderates are simply Liberals who don't want to own up to the brand "Liberal." The operative word in those sentences is ALMOST. -John ALLEN ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/05/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Missy KEENEY ('59) Jack GROUELL ('61), Pete BEAULIEU ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb GORE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard RUSHWORTH ('70) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Liberal, smiberal. There are them as don't like the cloud. Some may be dems and some may be repubs. They jest don like the cloud. These are prolly the same peoples whut say hatchery salmons is evil as they will lead natural salmons into a life of crime and drugs and rock 'n' roll and what not. No matter what is said in opposition, and no matter how strongly and pervasively it is said; they won't accept it. They might believe it, but they won't accept it as it is agin their moral principles. Some how, some way, someone drove a wedge into the populace. Instead of what can we do to solve the problem; we became the problem. We have turned into a hard-core us vs. them nation. The us being them what believes the same as us. As Molly [of Fibber McGee and Molly radio fame] used to say: "T'aint funny, McGee." -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR that's my story and I'm sticking to it. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Missy KEENEY ('59) To: John ALLEN ('66) Re: Labels Let me get your Sandstorm entry straight. Most of the people who have a problem understanding The Cloud are "terrible, no-good, very bad" liberals and moderates are just liberals in disguise therefore the only OK people in this world are conservatives. I'm sure I misunderstand what you are trying to say. If not, there doesn't seem to be much room in your world for people to exist as worthwhile individuals if they hold a different opinion than you. Please tell me I'm wrong. Maren, I know this is "political" but every time the mascot controversy comes up people start taking shots at liberals in the Sandstorm and it's not OK with me. Use your best judgement. Thanks for what you do. {Well, I don't honestly know the difference between liberal and conservative... this is all BOMBER stuff... and that's OK for the Sandstorm. -Maren] -Missy KEENEY ('59) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jack GROUELL ('61) Re: Atomic Bombs For those who might be interested, Paul Allen's Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum at Paine Field in Everett, WA has full scale replicas of the Little Boy and Fat Man atomic bombs on display as part of the "Causes of War" exhibit. I have been a docent [guide] there for 9 years. -Jack GROUELL ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: About clouds and "the Cloud" Let's recall those lazy childhood days in Richland when we sprawled on the grass trying to see patterns in the clouds. On slow summer days in the exciting late '50s-before laws against noise pollution-the blue sky sometimes brought a wall-rattling sonic boom, and a glance upward revealed the linear vapor trail clouds behind swept-wing B-52 Stratofortress bombers based up north at Moses Lake Air Force Base. Then there's the very different and less-noticed cloud meditation by an unnamed fourteenth-century monk, called The Cloud of Unknowing. Between the '50s and even the '80s, according to a recent translator, this cloud changed from being "a species of foolishness" into a "mystical text [that] has a relevant message for the modern age." Another cloud capable of more than one meaning. And what then of the biblical "cloud of witnesses" reported in the biblical Letter to the Hebrews (12:1), often attributed to St. Paul. Or, today the very different, and all-knowing and all-seeing surveillance of the Internet cloudthat now hovers over every smartphone? Then, there's our late 1960s bomb cloud, no longer the bomb but now a revisionist mascot.. This blasted cloud might be described best by the general who actually engineered it, General Groves (after whom Richland's placid Leslie Groves Park [was named]). In his Memorandum for the Secretary of the War (Stimson) from the predawn test at Alamogordo, New Mexico, July 16, 1945, he said: "The whole country was lighted by a searing light with the intensity many times that of the midday sun [the 6,000 centigrade blast is also the surface temperature of the sun; iron melts at 1500 degrees]. It was golden, purple, violet, gray and blue. It lighted every peak, crevasse and ridge of the nearby mountain range with a clarity and beauty that cannot be described but must be seen to be imagined. It was that beauty the great poets dream about but describe most poorly and inadequately. Thirty seconds after the explosion, [there] came first the air blast pressing hard against the people and things, to be followed almost immediately by the strong, sustained, awesome roar which warned of doomsday and made us feel that we puny things were blasphemous to dare tamper with the forces heretofore reserved to The Almighty." Such imagery from the very military Commanding General of the Manhattan District Project? Not quite. Groves and Brigadier General Thomas F. Farrell had a policy of staying separated whenever there was a risk of mishaps. It was from his observation point, 10,000 yards south of the point of explosion, that Farrell penned the above. Others noticed that as this particular cloud rose skyward the prevailing winds twisted it into what looked like a five-mile high question mark... .J. Robert Oppenheimer, the inventor-scientist, blurted his possibly rehearsed and famous line from the Hindu Scripture, the Bhagavad Gita: "Now I have become death, the destroyer of worlds." His colleague, Kenneth Bainbridge, the on-site physicist in charge of the actual test, responded in the more vernacular: "Well, Oppie, now were all sons of bitches! In the end even Truman was conflicted. First he said to the National Council of Churches: "When you have to deal with a beast, you have to treat him as a beast." But later, according to the Secretary of Commerce (Wallace): "Truman said he had given orders to stop atomic bombing. He said the thought of wiping out another 100,000 people was too horrible. He didn't like the idea of killing as he said, 'all those kids'" (The Price of Vision, ed. Blum, p. 474). -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ from cloudy Shoreline, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/06/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), John ALLEN ('66) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Candi LLOYD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas FRASER ('78) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dave TAFF ('56) & Sharon PANTHER ('57) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Mike MURRAY and Betsy COFFMAN ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I think enough is enough. It's making my head spin. I'm beginning to wonder if we haven't been taken over by Daleks. You remember their motto: "Eliminate! Exterminate!" No matter how nice you were to them; if you didn't look like them, you could be toast. To be honest, they were only characters in a somewhat "cheesy" sci-fi drama. But I really fear their mentality has taken hold. Most of you are too big to be sent to your rooms, with no dessert I might add. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are calling for rain during the Grand Floral Parade. But it will be dry and warm afterward until State Fair. Sure hope it is nice for the Silverton Hills Grange Strawberry Fest on Father's Day. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: John ALLEN ('66) Re: The Meaning of Words A husband comes home from work to eat a dinner of roast beef that his wife has spent a good part of the afternoon preparing for the family. During the meal, the husband asks the wife where she purchased the roast. The majority of wives will answer, "Why, what's wrong with it?" Now, perhaps the husband should have led with a compliment about the roast, but he had NOT said there was anything wrong with it; he just wanted to know where the wife bought the it. The offense taken by the wife was simply imagined. The point of that little story is that, in trying to communicate effectively, it is usually much better to pay attention to the words that ARE spoken or written and far less to some imagined meaning. -John ALLEN ('66) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ {I can't tell if that's political or not, John, but if it is, STOP IT: -Maren] ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: RHS Graduation 6/2/17 With all of the comments regarding the Richland mascot, I thought you might enjoy seeing the graduation pictures posted in the Tri-City Herald. Be sure to look at pages 16-18 which all show pictures of our "bomb" as part of the commencement celebration. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: All Bomber lunch Here it is the first full week of June 2017. It's time again for the All Bomber lunch; Saturday 10 June 2017, 11:30 at Sterlings on Queensgate. We would love to see you there-come one come all. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/07/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Pat DORISS ('65) Nancy ERLANDSON ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda SEATON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Keva VAUGHN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike MANLEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laurie HUTTON ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug STRAND ('74) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY today: Roy BALLARD ('63) & Nancy ERLANDSON ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: RHS Ladies of '65 June Lunch WHEN: Friday, June 9th, 2017 TIME: 11:20 AM--1:00 PM WHERE: CG Public House Restaurant (formerly the Country Gentleman) 9221 W Clearwater Ave, Kennewick The "100 Days of Summer" are here, the days are getting longer and hotter, and all the local schools and colleges have... or will soon... begin their summer break! If you're a Lady Bomber from the Class of '65, please consider joining us for Lunch this Friday... whether you've never joined us before or it's been a while! We don't care, because you're always welcome! If you decide you'd like to join us, please let me know so I can add your name to our list! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Nancy ERLANDSON Ballard ('67) Re: 2017 Graduation Pictures What did the white sash with the letters AVID stand for? Thank you, -Nancy ERLANDSON Ballard ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/08/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Chuck WITTEBORT ('61) Wayne MYERS ('62), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darvis BERGAM ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane SIMMONS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy JANCOVIC ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill WINGFIELD ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dyanna COOK ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gaylinn WRIGHT ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lorie THOMPSON ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia EHINGER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rita LANE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert ANS ('89) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Fireworks Check out YouTube AnnErvin 6 3 17 [I could not find it on YouTube. I told Larry and he sent: which didn't work either. It might work for you! -Maren] This is a small display for the LeMay Car Museum the worlds largest car collection. Located in Tacoma this is our 5th year for this event for a fund raiser for the museum, a formal affair titled "Heels and Wheels". We had to use small products as the area is confined, but it came out nice. You can hear the response of the attendees of the party on a balcony of the museum. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Chuck WITTEBORT ('61) Re: AVID Program Maren I did a little research and this is what I found: "AVID Program Prepares Local Students for College RICHLAND, WA-- These days school districts are getting students on the path to college as early as middle school. The AVID program taught throughout the Richland School District stands for Achievement Via Individual Determination. Teachers are showing students they have what it takes to graduate college and giving them the tools they need to make it there. AVID class of Richland High School students are working on the skills they need to graduate from their college of choice and they're only freshman. This is the first year the Richland School District is offering the program that provides students in the middle of academic achievement standards guidance to reach their goals. The program teaches kids organizational and academic skills." -Chuck WITTEBORT ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Wayne MYERS ('62) Re: West Point Maren, Here's what our '68 Bomber said to the cadets graduating from West Point. Powerful stuff. Sounds like MATTIS ('68) may have written this himself. -Wayne MYERS ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: 'portant stuff First an important announcement: Please accept this as a heart felt request that each you who are able join Pat Davis in a Celebration of life for my very best Spalding friend, Craig DAVIS ('65-RIP) on (write this down and put it where you will not forget) June 22, 2017 between the hours of 4pm and 7pm at the Gaslight. Yes, I understand that it conflicts with the CDN's DQ gathering. This is a one time deal, you can wander back to the DQ afterward. I will not be able to attend, as my stupid cuss word cuss word cuss word flight does not get in till 8pm. I fly Allegiant because all other airlines require me to spend an entire day in three airports (choices are: Vegas, Seattle, Portland or Salt Lake) and are no more convenient as to arrival. On Allegiant, I get on the plane and 2 hours later I am in Pasco. I hope each of you will remember Craig and those who can attend, Please, Please do. Second, nuther 'portant announcement: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) and Sandy JANCOVIC ('66) on your special day, June 8, 2018!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Richland woman NASA astronaut candidate ~ 6/7/17 Herald "A Richland High School graduate has been selected by NASA from among 18,300 applicants for the agency's 2017 class of astronaut candidates. Kayla SAX Barron ('06), who considers Richland her home town, will report to the Johnson Space Center in Houston to begin two years of training in August." Re: AVID Graduates at RHS "AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and is designed to support students in their goal of preparing for college readiness and are willing to challenge themselves with a rigorous course load including AP and/or Honors courses. Areas addressed are organization, time management, test taking, study skills, writing, and navigating the college and scholarship application process. With AVID providing support, students commit to making school a priority in their lives. The AVID Elective has been shown to prepare students for a challenging four year university course load. AVID is a nationally known, proven program which is highly regarded by the most prestigious universities in the nation. Students enrolled in AVID commit to the program for the duration of their high school career. It is a college readiness program made for students who would not usually go to college." Re: Hermiston will join MCC ~ 6/7/17 Tri-City Herald "Hermiston High School has been admitted to the Mid- Columbia Conference, joining its nearby Washington neighbors in a move that will make for drastic savings in the school's athletic travel budget. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced Monday that its executive board approved the move of the Oregon school into Washington's District 8 as a Class 3A school beginning in the 2018-19 school year. The Bulldogs will become full members of the MCC and will participate with Washington schools in the post season. They will join the seven Tri-Cities high schools and Walla Walla, bumping up the MCC into a nine- team league." Re: Hanford Kamiakin's track leaders ~ 6/17/17 Tri-City Herald "Joe Gauthier is the fastest man in Washington. He proved that with a time of 10.46 seconds in winning the 4A state title in the 100 meters May 27. Kamiakin senior Mirannda Shulman won the girls honor, dominating in the 400 meters, competing in the 200 and anchoring the 4x100 and 4x200 relays - the latter of which placed second at the 3A state track meet. Hanford coach Darren Crow was named the girls coach of the year." All-Area Track and Field First Team BOYS 100/200: Joe Gauthier, sr., Hanford; 400: Tyler Kurtz, sr., Richland; 800: Johan Correa, so., Kennewick; 1,600: Kenneth Rooks, jr., College Place; 3,200: Ryan Child, so., Kamiakin; 110H/300H: Germain Barnes, jr., Chiawana; Shot: Brigham Whitby, sr., Richland; Discus: Scott Blakney, sr., Prosser; Jav: Jax Lee, jr., Richland; HJ: Mitch Jacobson, sr., Walla Walla; PV: William Harshaw- McDonald, sr., Richland; LJ/TJ: Dominic Lee, sr., Chiawana. GIRLS 100: Jaidyn Alexander, jr., Pasco; 200: Katie Petsch, so., Kamiakin; 400: Mirannda Shulman, sr., Kamiakin; 800: Brooke Hansen, sr., Southridge; 1,600: Katie Andrus, jr., Richland; 3,200: Emily Adams, sr., Waitsburg; 100H: Nyenuchi Okemgbo, so., Hanford; 300H: Lele Williams, jr., Hanford; Shot: Kara Shibley, sr., Hanford; Discus: Skylar Druffel, jr., Walla Walla; Jav: Ashton Riner, sr., Connell; HJ: Monica Kaylor, jr., Kennewick; PV: Hally Ruff, jr., Walla Walla; LJ/TJ: Allison Stapleton, sr., Kamiakin. Second Team BOYS 100: Germain Barnes, jr., Chiawana; 200: Gabriel Schilz, fr., Chiawana; 400: Caleb Price, sr., Connell; 800: Kenneth Rooks, jr., College Place; 1,600: Riley Moore, so., Richland; 3,200: Jonah Franco, jr., Kamiakin; 110H: Ethan Ellsworth, sr., Southridge; 300H: Beau Franklin, so., Hanford; Shot/Discus: Seer Deines, jr., Connell; Jav: Nate Brown, sr., Prosser; HJ: Oliver Davis, fr., Prosser; PV: Ricardo Abarca, jr., Grandview; LJ: Keyshawn Owens, sr., Kennewick; TJ: Mitch Jacobson, sr., Walla Walla. GIRLS 100: Katie Petsch, so., Kamiakin; 200: Jaidyn Alexander, jr., Pasco; 400/800: Geraldin Correa-Cambino, fr., Kennewick; 1,600: McKinzi Teeples, so., Kamiakin; 3,200: Katie Andrus, jr., Richland; 100H: Allicia Chalmers, sr., Richland; 300H: Nyenuchi Okemgbo, so., Hanford; Shot: Maddie Mauia, so., Richland; Discus: Chanceler Williams, jr., Kamiakin; Jav: Morgan Munson, jr., River View; HJ: Noelani Helm, so., Walla Walla; PV: Maggie Delay, sr., Royal; LJ: Nyenuchi Okemgbo, so., Hanford; TJ: McCall Redden, jr., Richland. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/09/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Larry MATTINGLY ('60), David DOUGLAS ('62) Jamie WORLEY ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Bruce STRAND ('69), Karen STRAND ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol BISHOP ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat MURPHY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rex CASILLAS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sally BENNETT ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dennis HASKINS & Shirley COLLINGS ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Fireworks video My apologies! Well schucks... it turns out the Youtube site is "AnnErvin 6 4 17" We tried it several times and it worked for us. The spacing of the date is part of the address and needs to be entered as shown. [When I finally found it, this is the link: -Maren] The lady who did the video was not one of my crew. She walked up took the video and left. Someone else in the pyro world found the video and told us about it. But they got the date wrong. I did not catch it and that is my fault. Sorry bout that. I don't know what the problem is with access to Jackie's blog of our travels, she has had that address for years. Here it is direct from Jackie's computer. We both tried it and got right in. This blog goes back about 15 years with details of our many ventures. Unfortunately Travelpod is closing down on the 17 of June. They did provide a way to copy the whole file so Jackie can re- open our travel blog elsewhere. Today is Thursday the 8th. We are in SW Oregon attending to a bit of my business. The business part of the trip being finished we are driving up to Crater Lake for some photography, weather allowing. Much of that National Park is still closed from winter snows. One entrance is open and so we will make the trip up the mtn. My Blazer has all wheel drive and I have a new set of high traction all weather tires. They were great in a snow storm in northern MT. So we are off to see what can be seen. One last item: I have a number of good starts of American Black Walnut trees compliments of a family of squirrels. The walnut tree in my back yard is about 30 years old and is roughly 70 feet tall and 60 feet from side to side. On the west side of the property it shades a quarter of an acre. The first night I spent in the house after buying it, lightning hit that tree in a huge explosion waking up the entire neighborhood at 3 AM. Despite that, the last couple of years we estimate 800 to 1000 walnuts on this giant tree with a dozen or more squirrels feasting on them. I am in the midst of doing some landscape cleanup. So.... IF...there is some interest in these trees I would dig them up and plant them in buckets. My thought is they would be available to anyone who makes a donation to the scholarship fund. Say $20 or more? If there is some interest in these I would want to be sure they are growing and healthy after digging them up. There may be as many as 20. They would be available to plant next spring. I would also have a few healthy holly trees. Friday is Jackie's birthday so the day is hers to command. I hope the above clears things up and give's access to the blog to interested parties. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) I've been enjoying the Bombers' name, bomb mascot and mushroom cloud emblem discussions. They have been very civil, especially when compared to other forums I've read. I appreciate those of you who shared the history of the school and the names of its athletic teams. I understand that the dialog can't help but impinge on political views, but I, for one, do not mind. Thanks to all who have contributed on the subject (and may in the future, if possible) to the Alumni Sandstorm. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ where 100+ temperatures are now normal. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jamie WORLEY ('64) To: Carolyn RIESE Hempel ('64-RIP) We celebrated you today,Carolyn. Not only you, but all the others who have gone too soon. Your friends from '64. -Jamie WORLEY ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: gone but never forgotten Reminder: Please accept this as a heart felt request that each you who are able join Pat Davis (NAB) in a Celebration of life for my very best Spalding friend, Craig DAVIS ('65-RIP) on (write this down and put it where you will not forget) June 22, 2017 between the hours of 4pm and 7pm at the Gaslight. Yes, I understand that it conflicts with the CDN's DQ gathering. This is a one time deal, you can wander back to the DQ afterward. I hope each of you will remember Craig and those who can attend, Please, Please do. Today I also remember another dear friend, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Patti JONES ('60-RIP) on your special day, June 9, 2017!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bruce STRAND ('69) Re: Happy Anniversary - K&D Happy 43rd Anniversary to Dale and Karen STRAND Winslow ('70). Wedding date of 6/8/74 at the First Baptist Church in Richland. From your "older and wiser" brother, Bruce. (The "older" part is true, but I say "wiser" in jest as Karen is the one with the PhD...) -Bruce STRAND ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Karen STRAND Winslow ('70) Re: 43rd Anniversary To: Bruce STRAND ('69) Love it! Thank you, Bruce!! -Karen STRAND Winslow ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/10/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Lee LESTER ('58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) To: Karen STRAND Winslow ('70) WOW, married in 1974?!?!?! Congrats! For those who didn't know it, Karen was (and I assume still is) charming and delightful AND is probably one of the most normal people I knew in our class of 1970! -Mike FRANCO ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/11/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Dan HAGGARD ('57) David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jay BUTLER ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darlene MINARD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry AESCHLIMAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay SITTIG ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dan HAGGARD ('57) Re: Class of 1957 ~ 60 Year Reunion Registration forms were mailed out last Wednesday with the Club 40 Dust Storm. Our class mailing will be sent out on June 14th. If you do not receive your form by June 20th, please contact Dan HAGGARD at (509) 205-5706 or email at . You need to fill out the form and send it in to Club 40 Treasurer c/o Ann Thompson, 17224 Woodcrest Dr. NE, Bothell, WA 98011 by the August 26th deadline. Looking forward to seeing you in September. -Dan HAGGARD ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Yahoooooooooooo It's that time again! '65ers gather and Cool Desert Nights (CDN) is almost in full swing! The festivities begin on June 22, 2017. CDN's fans will gather at the DQ with cars and stars (well, cars anyway). Please don't forget that Pat Davis (NAB) will be holding a Celebration of Life for Craig DAVIS ('65-RIP) between 4-7 PM at the Gaslight. Craig and I were inseparable during my tenure at Spalding. If one was there the other was close by. I hope many of you can make it. My stupid flight doesn't get in till 8pm so I will miss Craig's memorial but will certainly be there in spirit. I will mosey over to the DQ to catch the die hards and get something to eat. Friday, naturally I'll be at the Spudnut Shop bright and early. Later we will Gather at Cecilia BENNETT's ('65) for the watch the cars gathering on the east side of GWWay just south of Haines. Kids from all classes invited... it ain't just a '65er thing no more! Bring chairs if you have them and your favorite beverage. Terry DAVIS ('65), Cecilia and I will bring some kind of eats, but fried chicken and other delights are very welcome. Saturday Spudies and cars in the Uptown and the park. Nothing planned but always willing to join a crowd for dinner. If someone wants to host something else, lemme know. Not sure about Sunday. My plane leaves about as late on Sunday as it arrives Thursday so I'll be hangin' around. Now for today's celebration; HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Kay SITTIG ('63) on your special day, June 11, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: All Bomber lunch We had a good turnout for out for the All Bomber lunch. 3 were first timers being here and said they will be back again. Those in attendance were; Betti AVANT ('69), Ginny WILLIAMS Nash ('69), Glen Rose ('58) and spouse Carol (spouse - '62 Sunnyvale, CA), Pat DORISS Trimble ('65), Judy WILLIAMS Hall ('57) (Ginny's sister), Pamela HALL Kehret ('79) (Judy's daughter), Stephen GULLEY ('69) and Susan SUTTON Gulley ('69), Max Sutton ('57) (Susan's brother). Ginny and Susan had been neighbors in the day. I worked as a Candy Striper with Ginny in 9th grade in the dietary department at the old Kadlec. Everyone says they will come back again and we just may need more tables, had just enough today. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/12/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave SHEELEY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike FOWLER ('67) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY: Lamont DeJONG & Carolyn ROE ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) My copy of "The DustStorm" [Club40 publication] blew into the mail box on Saturday last. An interesting issue. Enjoyed Pete BEAULIEU's ('62) synopsis of Richland history. Not quite up there with the history of Lake Woebegone, but close. And Bill Large's ('52) photo page [page 11] was also interesting. I can see why he would have the top two rows of pictures, but where did the Campfire Girls sneak in from. Be that as it may, I knew two of the young ladies; graduated with one of them (Janice BOOTH '54) and was on good terms with the mother of another (Marla Jo LOWMAN ('55). And, yes, it rained on the Grand Floral Parade just enough to mark the "official" end of the rainy season. The next monsoons are expected about State Fair time (late August-early September). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are expecting a warming trend in the weather. Then, we always do. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/13/17 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Verne HUSKE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris MARSHALL ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* 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: Gus KEENEY ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave SOWDEN ('62 & '63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: James PEDERSEN ('72) Robin Williams as the American Flag June 14th is FLAG DAY You're a Grand Old Flag ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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 them. 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 sorry A.A.A.D.D. - KNOW THE SYMPTOMS! -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 school! 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. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/15/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today:: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Marilynn WORKING ('54) Floyd MELTON ('57), Wayne MYERS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nadine SMITH ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy MOUTON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie LIEN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eileen O'NEIL ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jo HEIDLEBAUGH ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Thank you, Susie GUNDERSON Chiles ('60) for sharing the delightful story of my life!!! I'm sure many, many others can relate to the situations mentioned! (Isn't it nice to know we aren't alone in this!!) Re: RNZB appoints Artistic Director To: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Congratulations to Pam BARKER Boblies' ('66) sister, Patricia. She is a wonderfully accomplished artist. Was she a Richland High School graduate? Re: Okay--confession time I wrecked my car again. (Yes, again.) Sigh. Looking for an Auto Body shop here in the Tri-Cities. Suggestions? I have one quote from Riverside Collision but would like to "shop around" a little bit. Damage is totally body. Luckily, nothing mechanical is affected. No one was hurt and Insurance will not be involved. %3: '52 reunion plans The Class of '52 Reunion Committee is meeting tomorrow. (Actually, *today* by the time you read this.) Some interesting ideas have been suggested. If you want to help, just give Terry De VINE or Helen BARTLETT Mowery a call. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in windy Richland, where they are predicting rain tonight or tomorrow. Luckily I got my lawn mowed and some weeds pulled today. These cool temps suit me just fine! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Ladies of class 1954 You are so right, Mike CLOWES ('54), aka Bob Carlson, we will be meeting for our lunch at Richland Applebee's again this Friday (tomorrow) at 11 AM!! We had a great turnout last month (as you saw in the pictures) and hope that not too many are on vacation this month and can attend. Hope the men have as good a lunch as we ladies always do!!! Can't wait in a month or two to see how many alumni have sent in their Club 40 reservations for our September 8th and 9th celebration. Usually a lot wait until the last minute, but with the deadline August 26th, don't wait too long. Nate [Club40 web master] will get them posted and hopefully when he and Ariel get home from their honeymoon in July, there will be some to get listed on our website!! Keep checking!! Re: Dust Devil Baseball 2017 Yay, our farm team for the San Diego Padres will have their first home game next Tuesday, June 20th, at Gesa Stadium in Pasco. I was so hoping my great nephew would have been drafted this week in the MLB college draft, but not this year!! He goes to BYU and 2 others on his team made it! The Padres have been talking to him and sent to paperwork, but they didn't list him this time! They told him about the Dust Devils and we were keeping our fingers crossed! Re: Cool Desert Nights David RIVERS ('65)... enjoy your trip back to your home town the Tri Cities for the celebration this weekend!! Stay out of trouble!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it has cooled down this week and plan to see the 90s next week!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) To: Suzie GUNDERSON Chiles ('60) That was awesome post you did today [6/14/17] I laughed I thought welcome to the world or at lease the world of senior like myself it was just awesome haven't heard from you in a long time We just returned from visiting the coast for a few days and it reminded me that I was born in Wenatchee Washington... lived in Spokane... lived most of my life in Richland and I never was to the Pacific ocean until April, 1962. Isn't that hard to believe you live that close and never get to the ocean. -Floyd MELTON ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Wayne MYERS ('62) To: Suzie GUNDERSON Chiles ('60) If Susie had you rolling in laughter, look for the book by Pacific Northwest humor writer Patrick McManus, "The Night the Bear ate Goombaw", that includes a story titled "Sequences." Here's a YouTube link to McManus reading the story Life is just a series of sequences, especially as our brains and hair age & gray. Just go fishing and stop worrying. -Wayne MYERS ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Hmmmmmmmmmmm To tell the truth, I can't recall how I handled this last year... gotta Bomber-babe and a "lady" who gave me grief for use of that term (Bomber-babe) one night a couple of years ago... now I will say, she had been drinking wine for a while with her Partner in b-day celebrating, Diane MURPHY ('65) when she laid into me so I am not real sure she was oh well... you know... In any event, this will commence a month of "wreckage and ruin" (thanks Fogerty) of their celebration... the Bomber- babe is much more understanding, having grown up having to put up with her older bro and me most alla her life... So here's HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Cathy MOUTON ('65) and Jo HEIDLEBAUGH ('74) on your special day, Jun 15, 2017... Also Welcome home to the "Hammies" ('63/'65) from their trip abroad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/16/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: David RIVERS ('65) Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia MILLER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon LOVINGER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan BELL ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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! -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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 fundraising. 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 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/17/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John EHLERS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gail GHIRARDO ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike SAMS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda BOHRINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jackie MARSHALL ('75) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dick BOEHNING & Linda BELLISTON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) A belated "Happy Anniversary!" to Jim ('53) and Edna (NAB) McKEOWN on this occasion. I would have put a note in yesterday's AS, but your anniversary wasn't on the calendar or even a David yellow post-it. Hope you had an extra special time. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are waiting for the weather to turn so that we can enjoy the Silverton Hills Strawberry Festival in Coolidge-McClain Park. Weather guessers claim mid 80s on Father's Day. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 258 days till the start of Iditarod 2018 - Official Iditarod Site Reminder to all Iditarod Volunteers: You are invited to join us WHAT: 2017 Volunteer Picnic! WHEN: Saturday, June 24 TIME: 12:00 Noon - 3:00 PM WHERE: Iditarod Headquarters, Wasilla, AK Some (but not all) mushers will register at the Volunteer picnic for the 2018 Iditarod. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 72 at 1am ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Father's Day in Vegas! Wow... this is a first... for a long time, at least... The L.A. Roadsters decided to give up the administration of their L.A. Roadster Show to a promoter who has it for the next 10 years... as he made this change and that I grew less and less interested in making my yearly Father's Day trek to the Fairplex for fun and frolic... the less it sounded like fun, the less my interest was aroused to the point where I simply decided to bag it... Today, the delinquents met the two... two guys who decided to give it one last try... at Stateline for breakfast to see them off as the guys who are not going always do... I didn't even drive a hot rod to Stateline... how's that for a dampened interest... just talked to the boyz and so far it has been the cluster... uhhhhhh... we figured it would be... Swapers have always been able to set up way early and they weren't let in till 10am... and then only 10 at a time were "escorted" to their spaces... charging 40 smackers to come in and shop today, but not leaving your hot rod at the show further lightened the "crowd" for today... We'll see how people like having to wait in line with alla late comers tomorrow morning and pay an added fee if they did not "register" their cars by June 1... "register??????" Oh my what fun... sooo Sarah will be taking me to lunch on Sunday for the first time in many years... we've always done it a day or two after Father's day up to now... ahhhhhhhhh I love the smell of Nitro and cow poop inna air (no wait... that's another show I no longer attend)... Oh by the way, the other day I mentioned General Krulak... no clue where I got his name... the General I met with was Hockmuth... memory is going fast... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gail GHIRARDO ('65) and Mike SAMS ('65) on your special day, June 17, 2017!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/18/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Richard PIERARD ('52) Manny MANKOWSKI ('55), Dan HAGGARD ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed GRAGERT ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia DONAHUE ('68) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) A big Thank You to the people who sent recommendations of auto- body repair shops. I now have 4 quote estimates to show to my son who will help me make a decision. Prices range from $1,010+ to $2,200+, which is substantially less than I would have to pay to buy another used car that is as mechanically reliable as this Toyota. Bomber cheers, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in sunny, relatively cool Richland. Looking at a jump to 95 on Monday... ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Richard PIERARD ('52) Readers will undoubtedly be surprised that not only am I still very much alive and kicking but also Charlene and I just celebrated our 60th anniversary with our son and her sister who live in the area. Longevity is amazing! -Dick PIERARD ('52) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Manny MANKOWSKI ('55) Maren, I was reading all about our Bomber Mascot, and happened to think of an old Sandstorm article. It was on [Colin's] Sgt Bubs Memories [Facebook] web site. It [the mascot] was presented by Colin Bleiler ('55-RIP) and myself at a pep assembly in either 1954 or 1955... a long time ago. I don't recall all the facts but somewhere I had the impression RHS didn't have or needed an updated mascot. Maybe someone else may remember better than I. -Manny MANKOWSKI ('55) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dan HAGGARD ('57) Class of 1957 60 year Reunion Today I got my registration form for our 60 year reunion. We are having it in conjunction with Club 40. Marj ('60) and I are attending the Friday night and Saturday night Club 40 activities. We are also attending our Class of 1957 Reunion Saturday afternoon, September 9th, at the Richland Community Center from noon until 3pm. The Club 40 activities are optional and a lot of fun. You get good food, a chance to visit with friends from classes ranging from 1947 to 1977. A good time is had by all. We are also going to attend the Class of 1957 picnic on Sunday, September 10th, from 11am to 3pm. Sit down and fill out the registration form and make your check payable to Richland Club 40 and mail it to Club 40 Treasurer, c/o Ann Thompson, 17224 Woodcrest Dr. NE, Bothell, WA 98011-5424 See you in September. -Dan HAGGARD ('57) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/19/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Missy KEENEY ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shawn STEICHEN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom BROWN ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kevin WINKELMAN (?84) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David ANGUIANO ('97) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I trust that all the fathers out there had a good day. The weather here was almost perfect for the Silverton Hills Strawberry Fest. Started out in the mid 70s and wound up around 82 or so. About 4 warmer than I would like, but not too bad. Besides the strawberries were the home grown kind and not imported from Californy. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are calling for 90 this time next week. By then it will be summer. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Missy KEENEY ('59) Re: Anniversaries To: Richard PIERARD ('52) Congratulations, Richard to you and Charlene on 60 years together. I'm sure it works because you make life interesting. That .might be a genetic thing with you Pierard boys. Bomber Hugs from me AND Burt, the much younger '59ers. -Missy KEENEY ('59) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/20/17 ~ SUMMER SOLSTICE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Jim RUSSELL ('58) Mary ROSE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dorothy KEYS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan BARNARD ('71) SUMMER SOLSTICE: Tuesday June 20 9:24pm (Pacific Time, aka preferred Time Zone ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim RUSSELL ('58) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Silverton strawberries Your comments on the Silverton Strawberry Festival brings back fond memories. I was born in Silverton, OR and lived there until moving to Richland at the tender age of nine. The summers (springs?) of 1948 and 1949 I accompanied my mother and cousin; Al PARKER ('53) in the Silverton area fields to pick strawberries. At that age, I probably was more of a consumer than a picker, but the memories of the hot fields are still with me. I don't remember the proper name of the festival, but my younger brother Jack ('60-RIP) and I were in several Silverton parades during the mid '40s. We always referred to them as the "pet parades." Somewhere around here I have a photo of our entry where Jack was dressed as a sailor with his arm in a sling, I as an army soldier carrying a wooden rifle and our neighbor gal dressed as a nurse. We pulled a wagon carrying a big jug of red-colored liquid with a sign asking folks to donate blood for the (WWII) soldiers. Won a ribbon or two, as did probably most of the participants. Cheers, -Jim RUSSELL ('58) ~ Mountlake Terrace, WA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) Re: 6/19/17 Entry from Missy KEENEY ('59) Totally agree with you on the Pierard boys making life interesting. Never a dull moment in your world!! I don't know Richard ('52) but congratulations to you and Charlene on 60 years - that is a real accomplishment!!! -Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/21/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Richard ROBERTS ('49) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan RUSHWORTH ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob HILLS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill HAMES ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike MURRAY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jess DANIEL ('67) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY: Denny SMITH ('63) & Lucy FOSTER ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Richard ROBERTS ('49) Re: Club 40 DUST Storm I really enjoyed Pete BEAULIEU's ('62) article on the history summary of Richland and local environs. A lot was going on back in the day. I remember the dug out canoe sitting in front of the Lewis & Clark Grade School. I was one of the last 8th grade students leaving the Hanford School and relocating in Richland. At Hanford, due to rapid attrition, in a matter of a few weeks, I was promoted from school Safety Patrolman through the ranks to Captain of the patrol and that lasted only a couple more weeks and I was on my way to Richland. -Richard ROBERTS ('49) ~ in lovely Grover Beach, CA, where temperature is in the sixties this morning while most of the rest of the state swelters in 100 plus weather . ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: kids The other day, Gary SETBACKEN ('64) posted [musta been on Facebook. -Maren] a photo of a large sturgeon he caught... when I was maybe just big enough to grageate from the little to the big pool, Terry LINDBLOOM ('65) and I were fishing off the rocks with a string, a hook and a wooden stick... I felt something hit the line and begin fighting me like crazy... I yelled at Terry to go down and pull the fish in... he ran to the water and began yelling: "Cut the line, cut the line; you caught a sea monster!!" We had never seen anything so ugly in our lives... I cut the line and we beat feet for home! Ahhhhhh childhood... hey it's almost time for me to head for Richland!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In the meantime, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Rob HILLS ('63) and Bill HAMES ('65) on your special day, June 21, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/22/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54) David DOUGLAS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John ZIMMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul DUNIGAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stu OSBORN ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gordie McMASTER('69) & Chris MARSHALL ('72) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Just want to let the "Tooter" ('65) know that he's getting' outta Dodge about the right time. Them temps in Lost Wages, Phoenix, Tucson and other places in the desert southwest are down right scary. I do notice that although Death Valley is mentioned, nothing is said about Needles. That is not the point. Today is the birthday of one of the younger Bombers of my recent acquaintance. Met him at one of the Fife lunches of by gone years. We shared a few other things in common since then. I don't think that the rumours are true that he was in the men's room when he was nominated to be Club 40 President. Be that as it may, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to John ZIMMER ('66) on this momentous occasion. Have many more, my friend. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where already people are complaining about the diminishing amount of daylight ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) It was a hot time in the old town today. 118 in Phoenix. Fortunately, Mesa was cooler - only 117. It's getting hard to keep the pool cool enough to swim. I don't put the cover on now so it will cool off a bit at night. I may have to start running the solar heater at night to cool it more. Sunday was a day of celebrations for us. It was Fathers' Day, grandson Michael's 14th birthday, and my wife's and my 51st wedding anniversary. We went to a Chinese buffet for lunch to celebrate. Then came back to the house for dessert - chocolate cake and ice cream. Ate so much I skipped supper. My son has developed liver failure, of unknown cause. He also had liver cancer - the doctor burned the tumor off with a hot probe inserted through a thin tube in his side. He has to go back every three months to make sure the cancer hasn't returned. In August he will finally become eligible for a liver transplant. He's on Medicaid now as he cannot work - the only good thing I know of to come out of Obamacare. I'd like to go to the Club 40 celebration or the '62 55 year reunion but doubt I can make it. I loved seeing everyone I last saw at graduation again at the 50 year reunion. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Just think of it... when this comes out inna morning I'll be... uh... well... gee I'll be sitting right here reading it. My flight does not get in to Pasco until 8pm! I will call over to the DQ to see if anyone is still there and if so come by for a quick bite to eat. Friday morning I plan to be at the Spudnut shop bright and early... well bright anyway... Please remember Craig DAVIS' ('65-RIP) memorial TODAY, Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the Gaslight between 4-7pm. Please remember Craig for me as I will not be there soon enough... FRIDAY: Be at Cecilia BENNETT's ('65) before they block off GWWay for the "watch the cars party"... In any event before 6pm.. parking is very limited on that little strip just South of Haines/Williams kitty corner from the Uptown. I can't wait to see you all... Tony SHARPE ('63) make those new wheels and tires shine! See you this weekend! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/23/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Helen CROSS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve CARSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peg SHEERAN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane MURPHY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan MOULTHROP ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Petra ILLIG ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Our exchange student I have loved having our exchange student from Spain with us since last August. He left today [6/22/17] to return to his family and home in Madrid. He felt he had to return for a tutoring opportunity to catch up for his senior year and exams for college this next year. We will miss him greatly. Having him live with us allowed me to relive much of my own exchange student year in 1962-1963, but we hope to see him when we visit Spain next year and in the future. And we wish him Godspeed and happiness for his future. To: David DOUGLAS ('62) Sorry to learn about your son's bout with liver cancer and glad it seems to be under control. Sorry to read you probably won't be able to attend the class of '62 reunion scheduled for this August 18-19, 2017. Re: My 4 month old granddaughter, Marlee On a happier note this is my 4 month old granddaughter's appearance on the way to her first time in the swimming pool. I can't wait to take her swimming myself. Re: Roy CROSS ('65) Family I will post this as I don't think Roy contributes to our mighty newsletter. This photo was just taken at the UW where Roy's only son and my only nephew just graduated in some form of engineering (maybe computers and something else?). His 2 daughters Karin (graduated from WSU in Bellingham in 2010? And just married in Bellingham last year). Her husband is next to Kendrick (Roy's son, the taller blond one) in the photo. Karin is next to Roy. His other daughter, Kaitlyn just got her Master's degree this past December in Washington DC; she is next to their mother, Megan Cross on the left of the photo. If Roy turns up at the class of '65 reunion this week-end, don't tell him I submitted the photo, but it's a great family photo and I thought people might like to see it. I'm a proud aunt of my only nephew and nieces -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ in an overcast but thankfully low 80s Midwest humid day in West Harrison, IN... we just moved an hour east back to the house by the little lake in as Warren will officially be retired July 2. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Herding Cats Well, here I am watching grass grow while I wait to leave for the airport. I need to learn to navigate Allegiant Airlines website mo betta... every time I get to the airport (Vegas and Pasco) there is always a flight leaving earlier than I am... but when I go to the website they only give me one choice... I guess I should start using those "help" sites like expedia etc... as I recall however, they are always more complicated in some way which I cannot recall at the moment. So anyway, I am stuck so here I am... stuck in Lodi again... yesterday or the day before no planes were landing in Las Vegas because of the runway heat so maybe it is best that I am leaving a little later... "everything happens for a reason"... Well, I can't wait to get to Richland... Friday evening watching the cars is always a great time... this year coordinating things has been a challenge. No more comment on that till I return. It has reminded me of a time when a very dear attorney friend (I have very few attorney "friends" but this guy was the best) got himself in a bind... he had taken a Capital case and somehow spent the money without doing the work... He was a fantastic attorney and I recall so well when he was all excited for his 50 year reunion at Vegas Hi while I was getting ready for my 25 year. I thought he was really freaking old! Anyway, he could have lost his ticket and other icky things for what he did... he asked if I could help and of course Mr. fixit got into gear... I had a guy who I had kept going after the Fire cases settled (he was the special master for both) by using him as a Receiver while he got his Capital practice back on its feet... I asked him to help my friend by taking the case... I got it all set up and the morning I was to broker the deal before the Judge, he backed out... I mean minutes before... frantic calls on my part got it back on track and I presented it to the Judge in a way that only the judge would know the specifics and the peanut gallery would just see it as a simple substitution of attorneys... that's kinda how coordinating events for this weekend ended up but we are good to go and have a ball! Sooooooooo before I head out, lemme say HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Peg SHEERAN ('63) and Diane MURPHY ('65) on your special day, June 23, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/24/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Karen COLE ('55) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Craig KING ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) A moment to wish whatever class that is having their collective Medicare birthday [that's class of '70. -Maren] that they remain cool during the weekend. Don't over exert yourselves and drink plenty of liquids. And, above all, make sure your sun tan lotion has a very high SPF. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where staying indoors is now a thing to do. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) To: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) What an adorable baby! I'm jealous. I have 11 grandkids, eight are in their twenties and not even a hint of future great grandkids. Of course I want it done in the proper order, but I'm not getting any younger waiting. All of you Alums, enjoy your kids, grands and great grands, they grow up too quickly. Life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes. Corny but true. -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ~ Nine Mile Falls, WA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Fireworks at Umatilla (Landing Days Celebration) Umatilla: Saturday night at 10pm near the Boat Basin just down river from the bridge we will be firing a right tidy display. Not Big but nice. We fire it right out over the river. Re: Pyro Techs I will have the help of the very capable Chuck LOLLIS ('64) and a couple of other techs. As soon as it is over Chuck and I will beat feet for home to finish packing. I have invited Chuck to an all expense paid trip to Alaska. Ok... actually we are going to Dutch Harbor to set up and fire their J4 display. I will see to it there is time for sight seeing and picture taking. It is still daylight at 11pm. We fire up against a big dark mountain so the fireworks show up quite well for the audience across the bay who are also looking away from the sunset. They get in position early and build large beach fires out of old wood pallets. They start them early so the flames die into hot coals by the midnight shooting time. It is a large display with large shells and lots of extras, and the reflections on the water of the bay make it really special. Chuck has become a very capable technician helping on displays in various parts of the NW. I look forward to his help at Dutch. For a variety of reasons that display is technically difficult. Having someone else to work with the crew of locals will be a big help Re: Umatilla "Landing Days" Alums are always asking when can they see one of my displays. Here is your chance not far from home and a nice display. I am told folks drive from 30 or more miles away to see it. Fireworks displays in Eastern OR are few and far between.. The "Landing Days" celebration is in honor of Lewis and Clark's Voyage of Discovery that stopped there and camped and traded with the Indians. (I read the Log Book of the voyage a couple of years ago) I found it very interesting. Re: Note Anybody visiting the new Ilani Casino at MP 16 on I-5 north of Vancouver on the 3rd of July will see a large format display of fireworks choreographed to music. It will be the 2nd of several displays we will be doing there. The first one was a big hit. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: KEENEY's ('65) new vest Painted by Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65). -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/25/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Harold GIBSON & BaretAnn McINTYRE ('53) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Randy DYKEMAN ('69) & Kim RICHEY ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) A reminder to anyone in the Class of '53 who would be interested; this is the day that Long John and BaretAnn got married. If you happen to see them, let them know us younger folks want to wish them the best. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we too, feel the heat. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Class of '66 in '16 - 50 year reunion Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) has done a fantastic job on all the pictures from the '66 in '16 50 year reunion... 302 pictures and she's got them all labeled with names, etc... and even has several in different pictures that are WAY in the background labeled with name... Good job, Shirley. Class of '66 is lucky to have you. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gary TURNER ('71) Re: Glenn EKLUND ('71-RIP) ~ 7/15/53 - 6/17/17 Last Saturday, June 17, I lost one of my best friends since the Marcus Whitman days and the class of '71 lost one of our standout citizens when Glenn Eklund lost a six month battle with brain cancer. Glenn will live on through the many students he impacted in his 30+ years as an educator. Besides his role as a teacher, he spent many hours on his own working with "at risk" youth, inspiring and challenging them to achieve more than they believed possible. His legacy lives on not just in the school gym that was dedicated to him upon his retirement, but also in the thousands of students he impacted over the years. -Gary TURNER ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/26/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Tom HUGHES ('56) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Karla SNYDER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty HISER ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BRANDT ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cyndy BROOKS ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roxanne SOUTHARD ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) A tip of the ol' Bomber Ball Cap to Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) for the fine editing job she did on the Class of '66's 50 year reunion pictures. So, you youngsters of '66 don't complain about how long it took. That was a bunch of pictures to sort out, identify and label. [OVER 300 pictures!! -Maren] Further accolades to her for making certain the Tooter's ('65) face did not appear. Although his sometime running mate Terry DAVIS ('65) did show up in a couple of pics. Or, perhaps, security did their job and kept the Junior Gyrene ('65) away from the door. By the way, how come Rex DAVIS ('49) looks younger than most of the '66ers pictured? [Rex is just one of those "forever young" guys... in the category with Dick Clark, I'd say. -Maren] -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are recovering from the 100 day. It is supposed to cool down during the week, then warm up again. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tom HUGHES ('56) Re: Surgery, Hi Maren, several people have asked me what is going on with my health. I had a cervical spine fusion on Dec 22 of last year. I could not walk and was restricted to a wheel chair. Well the surgery and 36 days of physical therapy and I was worse than before the operation. I am still in a wheelchair and now my hands don't work. On Tuesday I am going in and they are going to remove the anterior portion of three cervical vertebra and do a fusion on three lumbar vertebra. I am hoping that this will work better than the last one. I will let you know how it goes. -Arthur "Tom" HUGHES ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 250 days till the start of Iditarod 2018 - Official Iditarod Site The 2018 Volunteer Picnic was held last Saturday, June 24 (always the last Saturday in June), This is also the day for the first sign ups for the next race. Sign up began at 9:30am and already 52 have signed up. 8 rookies and the rest vets including 4 champions: Buser, King, Dallas Seavey and Mitch Seavey. Should be a good year... Buser, King, and Dallas all have 4 wins and would love to tie Rick Swenson as the winningest (Rick has 5 wins). Maybe Rick Swenson will sign up this year and win... then he'll have 6 wins for the other guys to match. We haven't seen Rick since 2012. His first race was 1976 and he raced every year till 20l2 with two exceptions: 1997 and he scratched in '05. He even finished 20th in 2011 with a broken collar bone!! He's tough... I'd sure like to see him race again. 2018 has several who are just "RIGHT tHERE" and could easily win: Aliy Zirkle, Nic Petit, Jessie Royer, and Joar Leifseth-Ulsom. There are three Redingtons in the mix this year. All three are grandsons of the father of the Iditarod, Joe Redington. The beautiful Berington twins (Anna and Kristy) are signed up for 2018. AND... I've just GOTTA watch DeeDee Jonrowe. She's 63 and has 16 top ten finishes in three decades... she's finished 2nd twice, 4th four times, 5th three times, 7th once, 9th twice, and 10th four times. PLUS she looks good all in pink. Even her dogs have florescent pick coats and booties... you can see 'em coming!! Other driver(s) have till close of business on December 1, 2017, to sign up. The 2018 Iditarod begins (as always) on the first Saturday in March. Next year that day is March 3. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 70 at midnight ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Karla SNYDER ('69) Prayers, please, for my brother, Art SNYDER ('71) who is battling lung and brain cancer. No one should have to go through this horror. -Karla SNYDER ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/27/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Fred AMES ('60wb) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ruthann HUTCHINS ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian THOMPSON ('69) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY: John PERKINS ('63) & Marilyn HERIFORD('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Fred AMES ('60wb) Re: Kent SINKEY ('59-RIP) Not sure if you folks are aware of this. Kent was a good friend when I lived in Richland on Cottonwood Drive in the early 1950s. Memorial for Kent {Fred, Thank you for the additional information you provided about Kent. -Maren] -Fred AMES ('60wb) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: wunerful wunerful and I ain't talkin' bout the "Lemmon" sisters... May I first say I was shocked to hear about Tom HUGHES' ('56) trials... prayers and love! My week-end was something else... but all good in the end... Two hours late both ways and I missed Craig DAVIS' ('65-RIP) celebration of life... but was able to spend some very quality time later with Pat Davis (NAB). Got into Pasco around 10:30 or so then wandered around trying to find the "H" rental car row... finally got to Richland about 11:30pm... nobody answered their phones so I took my second wind to wander down to the "benches".. no not the group W benches... first I sat on Dick PLOWS ('63-RIP) and hadda nice chat... then moved over to "Pook's" ('63-RIP) and finally moved to Steve SIMPSON's ('65-RIP), after which I figured I could crash... up at 5:30am I went to Winco for stuff for the "watch the cars" party and made it to the Spudnut in record time... nice visiting with a buncha Bombers started my morning just right... around 5pm a group of 50+ converged on Cecilia BENNETT's ('65)... now John COLE ('66), Mick HEMPHILL ('66), Cecilia, Lamont DeJONG ('63) and I had been trying to get Jimbeaux ('63) to the event since 6/15/17 (the earliest they were available after traveling)... up to just before the event the word was that he and the Ever Young and Lovely Miss Nancy ('65) were not planning on making it to Richland... it was one quilt, no two quilts, no one quilt... finally Lamont told me we were a go and I relayed to Mick and John... We all gathered and Tom MATTIS ('66) and Jim HAMILTON ('63) were honored with Quilts of Valor quilted by Cecilia's sister... how cool is that... Mickey made it through the reading of "the letter" without bursting in to tears for the first time... after presenting over 90 quilts (40 something just this year), it is finally becoming slightly "easier" but no less moving... a photo is being sent to the photo site... Thanks to John CAMPBELL ('63) for the photo: The rest of the weekend was a whirlwind of activity. Spuddies with the gang... wandering the car show with Jack GARDINER ('61) and eating only sporadically... Quality time with the ADAIR's ('67/'69)... a special gift from Chuck LOLLIS ('64), Dinner with Tere ('65) and Terry ('65) and just a whole buncha fun, fun, fun... I even made time to revisit the "who lived where" house search I made with Tony HARRAH ('65) over 25 years ago... I must say that many houses have changed and my memory is fading fast... I learned that the Parker picture window is still in place but the individual small pane windows my dad had done have been replaced with ordinary windows... But as I say every year... this was the best yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/28/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Vicki OWENS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanette DUNCAN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom DAILEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dee BRILEY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark HINKLE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vickie BIGELOW ('76) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) There was an item on the 11 o'clock news Monday night about a wind storm in Kennewick. Seems the wind was strong (est. 40 MPH+) and lasted long enough to uproot what looked like a willow tree. Judging from the background the location may have been in a park or golf course. No sand or tumbleweeds were involved. Which is totally outside the realm of the main reason for this report. That reason being the acknowledgement of the birthday of a Bomber Babe of my acquaintance. That we went to high school together has been previously reported along with the memory lapse of whether or not we had class(es) together. Needless to say, I do believe I was aware of her presence. Now I do hope her husband, Jimmie ('54), will take her to one of the better eating establishments for a nice birthday dinner. Anthony's springs to mind. Any where except McDonald's/Taco Bell or Time and or Denny's. That being said; a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to friend and fellow classmate, Jeanette DUNCAN ('54) is the order of the day. Hope to see you at Club 40. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are experiencing seasonal weather with near average temps. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Vicki OWENS ('72) Re: Iditarod Hey Maren, You seem to have access to loads of statistics on the Iditarod. I googled Rick Swenson and found that he was born in 1950. That would make him 67 going on 68 in 2018. AARP Magazine posted a March 16, 2017 article from the Associated Press (AP) online. Mitch Seavey is the oldest, fastest winner of the Iditarod to date. AARP article on the oldest and fastest Iditarod winner, Mitch Any idea who the oldest person to complete the race is? [Col. Norman Vaughn is the oldest at 84 to complete the Iditarod. His two mottos in life: "DREAM BIG AND DARE TO FAIL"... and "YOU HAVEN'T FAILED UNTIL YOU QUIT" More fun Iditarod Facts: Mitch also holds the current record: 8d 3h 40m 13s Previous record held by son Dallas: 8d 11h 20m 16s The youngest winner is Mitch's son, Dallas who won in 2012 and he had turned 25 while on the trail. Dallas is also the youngest to race the year he turned 18 the day before the start. -Maren] -Vicki OWENS ('72) ~ Kampala, Uganda ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/29/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Barbara SESLAR ('60), Marilynn WORKING ('54) Ken HEMINGER ('56), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ralph MYRICK ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dorothy McDONALD ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary HUNT ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan WALKER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam BARKER ('66) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Fred PHILLIPS & Lora HOMME ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, July 1, 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: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Monday night storm Yes, Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) the tri-Cities was devastated after the rip roaring thunder storm came through here for about 3 hours on Monday, June 26th!!! Lightening struck a huge house up on the side of the hill in Richland and burned it totally. Roof collapsed before fireman could even get there. Thank Heavens the family got out, but unfortunately lost a pet snake. A friend, Jennifer Felicitas, CEO of IMPACT Compassion Center in Kennewick is asking for people who have chainsaws, trucks, etc. to contact her as she is putting help together. Many had homes flooded out, ruined furniture, without basics, fallen trees, properties damaged from lightening/water/wind/fallen trees. Tonight (Wednesday) she and help are going to a home on Snow in Richland with chainsaws and volunteers to cut a tree up that has fallen on the home after it split. Many cases like this all over the Tri-Cities. Flooding on Gage Blvd, and in parking lots had some people having fun racing little boats and even rode in some boats in the street! In Finley, a wedding venue lost 150 trees!!! They were asking for help to clear them. People are saying this storm was the worst they have ever seen and in some parts wind was gusting up to 68 mph. Sheets of rain, as many of you know, came pouring down!! Temperature on our patio went from 101 to 77 in about an hour!!! Jennifer is located at 9 S. Dayton Street, Kennewick, WA and if you know of anyone who needs help, including, furniture, food, clothing, any personal items, she is the one to get it. Google IMPACT Compassion Center for contact. What a wonderful lady she is!!!! For those of you on Facebook, type in her name in "Search" and you can get hold of her that way!!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco For now we are enjoying 85 weather. Mild wind and bright sunshine!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ken HEMINGER ('56) Re: Wind storms The talk about wind storms (of which there were many in the '50s) by Bob Carlson, Mike CLOWES ('54), reminded me of when I worked at the Star View Drive In, located in what is now West Richland but then it was Heminger City. I was among the very first to work there, which included opening night. I'm sure that some from the era of '54 and '55 remember me kicking them out and ending up sitting behind the fence at the foot of Flat Top. Then I'd go back and turn the speakers off so you couldn't hear the movie, only for you to sneak back down and turn them up when I left... (Grin) I left to join the Air Force and came back home to visit late '55. At one point during the visit I went to the Drive in, and ended up in the projection room where I used to announce Intermission i.e. "Welcome to the Star view Drive in Theater.. During our short intermission visit our snack bar, and while there, try one of our Tasty Tasty Burgers, and don't forget folks, every Wednesday night is Buck Night" Or something close to that.. While talking to the projectionist he told me while I was gone they had a big wind storm. He said he looked out the window to get the que off the screen to switch projectors and all he saw was the Marquee which normally would be behind the screen. The wind unbeknownst to him had blown the screen down. The funny part of this was, the movie for that night was "The Living Desert". As I recall, the storm took down the screen in Kennewick too... The first films shown at the Star View were "Lone Star" and "The Happy Years" and the first cartoon was the Road Runner. -Ken HEMINGER ('56) ~ Great Falls, MT - Currently 74 ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Dave Newcomb (husband of Jan MOULTHROP Newcomb ('66) "Our dad is fighting the fight of his life in the ICU right now. We are hoping to raise any funds we can to assist our mom and dad with medical expenses, treatments, medications and anything else they may need and reduce any further barriers to getting the help he needs to make it through this. Even the smallest donation will make a huge difference. Thank you for all the love and prayers you are sending our family during these incredibly difficult days." "We wanted to give an update. As of today, Monday, June 26th, Dad is still in very, very critical condition. He is getting support through a ventilator and is fighting for his life. His heart has little left to give physically but those who know him know that emotionally it's giving is endless. We are all fighting for him in every possible way. Please keep sending love and prayers. It really will take a miracle!" Our love and prayers to Dave and Jan. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Monday's storm About the storm on Monday night. Some areas were hit harder than others. I live a few blocks from the Uptown shopping center. A very large elm tree on the property behind me came down right at ground level, taking out part of the fence between the properties, and falling across the dumpster. That area also has an additional parking spot for each unit. Parts of town were hit really hard with a driving rain that the storm drains had a hard time keeping up with. A couple in Meadow Springs lost their house when it was hit by a lightning bolt. At first they thought it was just thunder overhead but when he went out to check he found the roof was ablaze, they got out with their dogs and not much else. It no sooner got over when my "dumb" neighbors started shooting off fireworks. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland where it's a little cooler the next few days before the 90s come back ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/30/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Jimmie MEFFORD ('54) Shyrl BUCHOLTZ ('54) Karla SNYDER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol WILEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan KINNEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri RAY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy FULLMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenna HAMMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori KILLAND ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris ECKERT ('80) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jimmie MEFFORD ('54) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I did take Jeanette out to dinner. I gave her the choice of McDonalds. Burger King or any pizza place. She decided on Cedars. -Jimmie MEFFORD ('54) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Karl Bucholz, aka Shyrl BUCHOLTZ ('54) I visited Gordon Pappas, our music director at Col-Hi from 1948- 1960. He lives in a retirement community called Stone Creek Village, in Pleasanton CA. It is such a pleasure to reminisce about those great years in the very fine music program that he ran. We talked about the musical, "Good News," that he directed in 1953. Mr. Pappas bought a follow spot to highlight the singers, and rented a gold plush curtain from a theater supply to add some sparkle to the old auditorium we used. Mr. Pappas is active in his community. He is preparing a presentation on music of the twenties. I am very glad to be able to visit and enjoy his company. He made a great contribution to my high school life. -Karl Bucholz, aka Shyrl BUCHOLTZ ('54)) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Karla SNYDER ('69) Re: Art SNYDER ('71) Wanted to let you all know that my brother, Art, passed away today, June 29th. I know a lot of his classmates read the Sandstorm. Dang cancer, anyway. A big loss of a great guy. -Karla SNYDER ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` May, 2017 ~ July, 2017