Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/15/17
8 Bombers sent stuff: 
Dick PIERARD ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54)
Karen COLE ('55), Marie RUPPERT ('63)
David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66)
Ken STALEY ('68), Steve HUNTINGTON ('73)
      Watch for Northern Lights Sunday above Tri-Cities 
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Judie and Jackie COLE ('63)

BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: GAry Davis ('77) & Karen Whitney ('76)

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
>>From: Dick PIERARD ('52

We were in Alaska twenty years ago and while visiting Denali
Park, I signed up for one of these passes. It was undoubtedly
one of the best deals I have ever gotten anywhere. I still have
my pass and continue to use it from time to time. If you are at
the top of the hill or like me sliding down the other site, I
would give this an enthusiastic recommendation.

You can't go wrong.

-Dick PIERARD ('52
>>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

If the weather guessers are to be believed, it promises to be
a pleasant weekend in the Willamette Valley. And nary a drop of
rain in sight.

There are a pair of Bomber Babes of a younger generation that I
remember from my own school days(ze). Seems their older sister
thought it might be real cool if they were junior assistant
cheerleaders or some such. They even made the Columbian 11
years ahead of their time.

A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to
Judie and Jackie COLE ('63). I do hope your sisters and brother
(sounds like a group of mountains south and east of here) honor
you on this day.

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR  where 
      the Silverton Homer Davenport Family Festival isn't too
      far off
>>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55)

Happy birthday to Jackie and Judie ('63) the cutest
cheerleaders ever seen at the state basketball tournament. They
were five years old and so identical that people had a hard
time telling them apart. Over the years strange "Twin" things
have happened. One hurt her knee (Lived in California) the
other called from Washington and asked if she hurt her knee, as
her knee hurt. Many times as adults, they would meet at an
event and discover they dressed alike. A lot of other "Woo woo
twin" things happened and still happen over years, too many to
mention. In any event, have a wonderful day and know that your
family dearly loves you and wishes for you a happy, healthy
year and years to come.
Love, Barbara ('50), Patti ('52), Karen ('55), and John ('66)   

-Karen COLE Correll ('55)
>>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63)

Several years back I got my Senior National Park pass at the
Whitman Monument when I accompanied my grandson, Cameron
JENKINS ('16), and his class for a school field trip. We've
used it several times and highly recommend getting one.

Last fall my husband, Lance ('60), found out when visiting the
local V.A. clinic that he could get one at no cost since he is
classified as a disabled military retiree. Since that would
come in handy when we are not together or are traveling in
separate vehicles, we drove down to the ranger station in
Burbank and got the pass for him. He's used it several times.

We just returned from a quick trip to Jamestown, ND to watch
Cameron play in a baseball tournament. He pitched a complete 3
hit, no run win the first game. He played in the outfield the
next two games and had 2 RBIs. His team won the tournament. 
The coach told us it was the best the team had played and that
we must be a good luck charm. Christy and Allen (Cameron's
parents) had driven out also, but separately from us. It's a 17
hour drive from Richland to Jamestown. Allen and Christy did it
in one day, but Lance and I took two each way. We won't be able
to watch his games this fall, so this was a real treat. 

-Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ in hot (but it's a dry heat) 
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: double your pleasure

Double your fun... and here we are again... nuther year has
passed... I can tell because just one year ago I wished these
Bomber-babes an HB... soooooooooo given my tremendous use of
logic... I deduce that a year has passed... try it... it
works... I just had the pleasure of spending some great time
with these babes' brother, John ('66) at a Quilt of Valor
presentation to Jimbeaux Jim HAMILTON ('63) and Tom MATTIS
('66) last month... speaking of Jimbeaux and "Seniors" I got my
Federal Parks pass several years ago when the lady at the gate
of whatever park I was entering suggested I get a lifetime pass
for ten smackers... I handed her the moola and she handed me
the pass... pretty darned cool... have used it often... now I
would never suggest these babes would qualify just by showing
up at the gate... I am sure they would have to show ID to prove
they are "Senior" enough to qualify... oh but lemme thank Pete
BEAULIEU ('62) for responding to the Gravel question... sooooo
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Judie and Jackie COLE ('63) on your special
day, July 15, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-David RIVERS ('65)
>>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66)

Re: Richland Marine dies in C-130 plane crash ~ 7/14/17 Herald

A Richland man was among the 15 Marines and a Navy sailor who
died Monday in the crash of a C-130 military transport plane in
the Mississippi Delta, according to Tri-City friends of his

Dietrich Schmieman, a U.S. Marine, graduated from Hanford High
School in Richland in 2009. He is the son of Eric and Susan
Schmieman of Richland.

He was part of an elite Marine Raider battalion at Camp
Lejeune, NC, and was headed for pre-deployment training in
Yuma, AZ, before likely being sent somewhere in the Middle

RIP Dietrich.

-Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland   
>>From: Ken STALEY ('68)

Re: Yesterdays Sandstorm note about possible virus

   [See entry form Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49)]

Ken is responding"

I'm guessing that it would have cost you $350 or so to have
some sweatshop in New Delhi "fix" your computer. If you allow
them access they'll show you the 'virus' and tell you where to
go to have your machine cleaned.

1) it's a scam. The 'virus' is little more than a name on a
file It's THEIR virus. They will record your call and ask for
all sorts of permission to procedure.

2) It's harmless... or was when I ran across it a few years
ago. This is pre-ransomwear ransomwear. What they were doing is
marginally legal because you gave them permission.

3) if memory serves, the program is called KOOB.

You did the right thing. Ignore the flashy signs, the voice in
an urgent minor key... all of it. I see it flick to life now
and then... and just hit escape.

-Ken STALEY ('68)
[Thanks, Ken... sure wish now that I'd thought of ESC.  -Maren]
>>From: Steve HUNTINGTON ('73)

To: Earl BENNETT ('63)

Are you in Charlottesville, VA still? I think we met once at a
Bomber event in Fredericksburg, VA.

Our daughter Taylor just graduated from UVa's Med School this
spring, but our youngest Hannah has moved to Charlottesville
recently after completing her under grad studies at Baylor to
attend UVa's Curry School for her post grad work.

Juli and I are in town regularly and would enjoy getting
together. Tay was there 9 years between her under grad, gap
year, and med school years and we have come to love the town.
With Hannah's decision we should have another 3 years to enjoy

Sad news for Charlottesville, I hear their Spudnut Shop closed
or we could have met there.

-Steve HUNTINGTON ('73)
That's it for today. Please send more.