Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/12/17
4 Bombers sent stuff: 
Steve CARSON ('58), Larry MATTINGLY ('60)
Pete BEAULIEU ('62), Rick MADDY ('67)

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
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>>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58)

Re: Prom Picture

I will see if I can scan it

-Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58)
>>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) 

Thanks to Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) For the video link

Re: Video of a Japanese Fireworks Display

I had heard that a nice video had been made of a great
Japanese display. 

The Japanese are masters at the art of making shells and of
choreography in presenting them. 

The Chinese shells most often seen in the US are quite hard
breaking in the sky. You hear or see the launch and next you
hear the BANG and it appears in the sky and winks out.

Japanese shells break with a very soft force and the colors
are very pure in the spectrum. It is not uncommon to see
secondary and tertiary effects and/or color changes in
Japanese shell bursts and low level items such as Roman
Candles and Comets.

If you like really nice fireworks displays without much noise
have a look at the URL below. It is a superb example of the
Japanese fine art in fire.

Honolulu has a special Japanese display each year in late
summer I believe. I always seem to have a conflict when I get
a notice that it is happening. One of these years I will get
there for it.

-J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60)
>>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62)

To: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: Richland roads

To paraphrase Shakespeare: to do gravel roads or not to do
gravel roads, that is the question. Could it possibly be that
many in Richland lived on roads that morphed from gravel to

The road surfacing technique is called "macadam"--and what I
recall at the south end of town (e.g., Douglass Ave.) in the
late '40s and early '50s was macadam. This is a loose variation
of a road building technique invented by one John Loudon
McAdam, a Scottish engineer in the early 1800s. He found that
a roadway of crushed stones, all the same size, spread atop
ordinary soil, was nearly as effective as more expensive
engineering atop a base layer of larger rocks underneath. A
binder might be smeared over the compressed macadam surface
later. The trick was to have enough sideways slope to allow
water to drain to the edges.

Richland was to be a temporary town, so in the early years
simple macadam seemed good enough.

In our time the "macadam" roadway is tarred first (the
binder), and then the layer of gravel is added, and then the
passing cars (rather than a steam roller) serve to eventually
compress the layered mix into a single layer of new pavement,
and then a sweeper comes by to scoop up any remaining loose
gravel especially in the gutters. But, it also seems that
later Richland roads (at the north end) were paved from the
start, when boom town Richland failed to shut down and blow
away after the War. 

In short, I recall as a four-year old watching from the front
porch the gravel dump truck, and months later the sweeper. The
excess gutter gravel was sufficient to make dikes to trap
excess lawn water. Our hands-on real world before smart-phone
aps was quite good enough.

-Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ Shoreline, WA   where recent re-paving 
      has been done macadam style.
>>From: Rick MADDY ('67)

Re: Shop til ya Drop

Re: Honorably Discharged Veterans

You can now shop online military exchanges if you are an
honorably discharged Veteran. Just need to complete the
verification of eligibility online form. Shopping will start
Nov. 11, 2017.

If you are retired from the military, then you can start
shopping now.

Not sure how prices compare to the Goliath of shopping,
Amazon, but might be worth a look ? ...

Semper Fidelis,
-Rick MADDY ('67)
That's it for today. Please send more.