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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ July, 2017
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/01/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard ANDERSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy OATES ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Jim MEFFORD ('54): I certainly hope the Cedars doesn't have your favorite drink, the Pine Tree Float, on the menu. On the other hand it is time to celebrate the birthday of a Bomber of my recent acquaintance. Think he was too young for me to remember him from back in the day. I do know I've met him since R2K, which was a while back. And how he used to regale us with the antics of elves and Lab pups. We haven't heard from him in quite a while so I trust all is still functioning and he has better things to do. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to George SWAN ('59). Semper Fi, Pappy! -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are awaiting the 4th with seasonable weather. One weather guesser claimed it has been 17 years since it rained in this neck of the woods on the 4th. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: hotter n crazy! I don't remember being slowed down so much by the heat... wonder if it has to do with age... nah no way... couldn't be... well today we have a rose between two thorns... (pretty catchy... feel free to use it any time). HAPPY BIRTHDAY George SWAN ('59), Richard ANDERSON ('60) and Jill BUTLER ('63-RIP) on your special day, June 1, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Birthday Happy Birthday to one of my hunting, fishing, and drinking buddies. A fellow Bomber and Marine!!!! Happy Birthday to George "Pappy" SWAN ('59). Hope you have a good one. Like the 5th Marines - your old unit - sang in "The Pacific." how ___ are you now, how ___ are you now"????? Happy, Happy, Birthday!!!!!! -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in blistering hot Plano, TX. Two months until hunting season!!!!!! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/02/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Mary ROSE ('60) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jamie WORLEY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David SHERRARD ('71) ADOPTED BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan Donogh (Adopted '71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) To: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Happy Birthday Pappy!!! Lost your email address quite some time ago but hope you, your wife, and the doggies are all doing good!!! -Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Re: No Trombones Leading A Big Parade, but "76 Trips Around the Sun" To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54), David RIVERS ('65), and Brad WEAR ('71) Contrary to a possibly, popular opinion, I have not croaked or journeyed off into the great beyond. No, I am still here, just "doin' what I gotta do" and "Keepin' on, Keepin' on." But, thanks to you guys who wrote into Sandstorm and the others who sent personal emails for remembering. It's probably not unusual that those Sandstorm writers are all fellow military men, because that's what military types do - remember each other. Thank you Bob, aka Mike, Richland Bomber and U.S. Navy Man, for remembering the elves and Lab pups. The elves may have moved away. The puddle in my driveway is no more, graded over and leveled out due to the installation of a new drain field, but you never know. They may be lurking under the overgrowth that has taken over my yard making it resemble a Vietnam Training Area. And the Lab pups (girls from the same litter) of nine years ago, grew into "Big Dogs" and ventured through life much as we humans do. Bella, my good hunting partner, passed away to be with Darby, the greatest hunting dog that I will probably ever have known in my lifetime. And, Me'a, the "Goofey Girl" who never really cared to hunt, but always wanted be part of the "goings on," is now old and fat like Pappy. She, and "Corporal Freddy," my rescue cat are my constant companions. As I learned when stationed in Japan, "Shi**a Hoppen!" Thank you David, fellow Bomber, Marine, and "Here come da Judge!" David one of the many things about you that always rang through to me was your involvement with, I think it was the "Oath Keepers." I have always held sacred any commitments made in life such as signing on the dotted line and swearing allegiance to our country and it's people and our pledge to serve in what ever capacity assigned, up to and including our lives, in keeping with that oath. And, last but by no means ever least, thanks to my buddy Brad WEAR, Bomber, Cougar (Sorry, I was a Dawg!), fellow Marine, hunting, fishing, and partaking of the "good stuff" partner "extraordinare," and the best of friends. We will never forget the all night effort of a few years ago at setting up Elk Camp before the other guys arrived, in which we polished off a large jug of Maker's Mark between the two of us. I think that we set up and tore down the big long tent at least three times before getting it right. The liquid refreshment might have had something to do with that, however we were both still upright, bright eyed, and bushy tailed, as only Marines can be, when the sun came up! And, now you are in Texas, but maybe we'll reunite in November, if it works out for the Gary Sinese/wounded warrior thing. And, now we're not spring chickens anymore, but we still have the "Aye Aye Sir, Gung Ho, Gung Ho!" Spirit. Yes, indeed, "How ___ are we now?" Nowadays, I don't get out into the "Great" (I said it before Donald Trump!) Outdoors like I used to due to looking after my elders for a few years, and now caring for my lovely wife whose health took a turn for the worse. There's that commitment thing again, "Through sickness or health, for better or worse..." However, a good friend of ours spells me off once a year, by staying with Jeanne, so I can go float Montana Rivers with fly rod in hand with my other "Best of buddies and classmate, Bill BYRD ('59). A nearly life-long friendship, since we were 12 years old. I'm off on that trip the morning of the 4th of July. And, I made it back to South Carolina last month to see my grandson graduate from Parris Island Boot Camp as a new Marine. That was a whole new experience for me since I went through San Diego - a "Hollywood" Marine. Oorah! -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Where the sun also shines and the sweat runs (but it has not been so bad as of late). And, time waits for no one, reminding me that I sure as hell never expected to live this long (lotta close calls), and thus I think more and more of the one sure thing that I fully absorbed throughout all those trips around the sun - "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch" ... sooner or later someone, somewhere ... has to pay for it. Otherwise, "Shitta Hoppen!" ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: oh no... I can't even member the date Well, most... I say most people let my fo paw go by without mention... well at least so far... I must admit... I have finally learned to put "17" on my checks but these months are going by way too fast... Today we got special special stuff to celebrate, but of course I could be wrong... I mean 30 days has September bla bla bla... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jamie WORLEY ('64) and Happy Anniversary, Bomber-babe Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) and Grizzly-dude Van Rhebeck on your special day, July 2, 2017!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/03/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Bob JOHNSON ('54) Steve CARSON ('58) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray HALL ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim OTEY ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob JOHNSON ('54) To: Karl Bucholz, aka Shyrl BUCHOLTZ ('54) Karl, I second your post about Gordon Pappas. Add to what you said about him that he found ways to stimulate the best in everyone. That Good News show he chose for us to perform was the first show produced on Broadway ever. It set the pace for all that was to come. Thank you Gordon Pappas, Thank you to the Richland Board of Education for providing such wholesome experiences. Also thanks to Gordon's colleague at Carmichael Jr High, Cynthia Huckstep, who died a premature death from leukemia. Six of us ninth graders were her pallbearers. She planted the musical seeds early on in the district. Both were inspired and inspiring leaders that any field of endeavor would be lucky to know in its ranks. -Bob JOHNSON ('54) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Great to hear from "Pappy" SWAN ('59). It's been a while. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) - and all Bombers who, like me, loved his elves and dogs and stories It's so funny (not ha, ha kind of funny -- the other kind) that your birthday popped up, and then you wrote here in the Sandstorm. See, just about three days ago, you crossed my mind (although we've never met, except here, through our beloved Sandstorm). I was thinking of writing in to see what ever became of our elf-befriended, dog loving patriot. Honestly, I thought perhaps you had passed (although you are too young for that!), and I had just somehow missed the news. I too, treasured your wonderful tales of the elf antics, and the pups. (Can't believe that's been 9 years ago!). Perhaps your life is too busy for writing much these days. But should you ever have time again, please know how much your lively and loving stories -- and your personality behind them -- really powerfully and wonderfully touched so many of us. I am hoping there'll be a revival of all that!! Thank you - and blessings in the year to come! -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/04/17 ~ 4th of July ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Ed WOOD ('62) John CAMPBELL ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Pat DORISS ('65), Lee BUSH ('68) Betti AVANT ('69) John Wayne's God Bless America Kate Smith's God Bless America BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Penny MITCHELL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gale WALDKOETTER ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim RICE ('75) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) It is the 4th of July; a birthday date for America that is in some dispute. Historians can't quite agree on the actual date that the Colonies declared their independence from the mother country. The 4th is mostly accepted as that is the date on which the Declaration was printed. Other dates have been bandied about as to when it was agreed upon and when it was signed by all, Trumbull's painting not withstanding. Be that as it may, in looking over the "official" Bomber calendar, there are three Bombers celebrating birthdays today. Oh, well, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to the USofA and all those, on the calendar or not, celebrating their birthdays today. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather is almost pleasant on this day. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: Wheat fields Janice and I are driving from our home in Colorado to see our granddaughters in Redmond. Since we take this trip several times a year, we try to change up the route a bit each time we drive it. This time we decided to take an extra day and visit the Snake River wine region to see what they had to offer. The answer? Not so much. Then we took the beautiful and varied Highway 95 up the western edge of Idaho from Caldwell to Lewiston, where we discovered Lindsay Creek Vineyards in the middle of a wheat field. The wines were quite good, but then we learned that the grapes came from Walla Walla. The winery is so new that its own grapes aren't yet mature enough to produce much. The drive from there through Pullman and the eastern edge of Washington's lush fields of wheat and canola was a visual treat. The area is even more beautiful than I remember it being when I last took it with my parents over a half century ago. -Ed WOOD ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: John DALE ('63) Birthday Well I'm a day late and a dollar short, but wish a belated Happy Birthday (July 3rd) to my good buddy John DALE ('63) who is enjoying the good life in Sandpoint, ID. -John CAMPBELL ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Happy Independence Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! Aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) WHAT: July 2017 ~ Col-Hi '65 Ladies Lunch WHEN: Friday, July 14, 2017 TIME: 11:20am - 1pm WHERE: Pacific Pasta & Grill (formerly Nothing But Noodles) 7911 West Grandridge Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99336 Happy 4th of July to Bombers everywhere! This month, the "Classy Ladies of '65" will be getting together for lunch and a frosty/cold drink at a restaurant we've never been to before as a group! If you graduated from Columbia High School in 1965 and would like to join us for Lunch next Friday - whether you've joined us before or not - please contact me and I'll add your name to our reservation! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lee BUSH ('68) Re: Bob Cravens ~ WB Class of '61? or '60? or '62? Greetings Fellow Alumni Sandstorm Readers! Recently, after being diagnosed as having Myasthenia Gravis, I moved into Brookdale-Richland, an assisted living apartment facility, located at 1629 GWWay. One of the residents is Bob Cravens who turned 75 on July 1st. Bob & I spend a lot of time talking to one another. Bob has a remarkable memory pertaining to music & movie trivia. Also, he loves to play his harmonicas. In his apartment, he has a reproduction of a vintage 1950's-1960's Schwinn bicycle that he rode around town on. In elementary school, he was in the "Special Education" department at Jefferson, Sacajawea, and Lewis & Clark; and, in junior high attended Chief Jo. His family lived on Symons St. and, I think he said, near Marshall Ave. He worked at Price Chopper; and, as a janitor at the Federal Building. I mention all this because Bob stated that he had never attended a high school class reunion since he never graduated; but, he would love to go to one to see the people he went to school with through 10th grade at RHS. He thinks he would have graduated in 1960 or 1961. Do any of you know what class he "Would Be" associated as graduating with? Regardless and additionally, I have suggested he register to attend a "Club 40" reunion. Thank you; and, "Go Bombers"! -Lee BUSH ('68) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: All Bomber lunch Well, the fireworks will have popped and the weather too. It's time once again for the All Bomber lunch. WHEN: Saturday, July 8, 2017 (always 2nd Saturday) TIME: We gather about 11:30 WHERE: Sterlings on Queensgate Last month had half of the group being first timers so let's see some more newbies this month. -Betti AVANT ('69) -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/05/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Stan McDONALD ('53), Carole CLARK ('54) Grover SHEGRUD ('56), Mike BRADY ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike HUSKE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul TAMPIEN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Danny WALKER ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Stan McDONALD ('53) Re: Gordon Pappas; Bob JOHNSON's ('54) 7/3/17 entry I agree with Bob JOHNSON's ('54)s remarks and the presentation of "Good News". I was fortunate to participate in it. Another reminder of the uniqueness of our school and the great lady Cynthia Huckstep (RIP) at Carmichael. -Stan McDONALD ('53) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Carole CLARK Oien ('54) Re: David RIVERS' ('65) entry for July 4 I am SO glad someone besides me remembers the whole crowd at the fireworks in Richland going oooow aaahhh. I so badly want to do it every year as I watch fireworks. My daughter thinks I'm nuts - but it just seems right. Oh well, I am old and think I will do it at least a few times this year. *LOL* -Carole CLARK Oien ('54) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Grover SHEGRUD ('56) Re: 4th of July memories Punching a hole in the bottom of a tin can pulling a firecracker wick through the hole light the wick and watching the can shoot up in the air. I don't remember who thought of it (possibly Don WAGSTER ('56-RIP). Putting the can over a smaller can of water and watching the first can shoot much higher! Putting a firecracker in a rifle shell casing in a tree branch lighting it the shell would shoot across the field: we sometimes could find it! Sending away to Mt. Hood, OR. to order firecrackers (not legal in Washington then) fearing arrest when the package arrived. Lighting and dropping cherry bombs off the Yakima river bridge and watching them go off under water! -Grover SHEGRUD ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Bob Cravens I'm glad to hear that Bob is doing fine. Over the years, I often wondered how he was doing. We played together with his neighbors Chuck WITTEBORT ('61wb) and Tom CRIGLER ('61). I'm almost positive Bobby would have been with the class of 1961. -Mike BRADY ('61) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/06/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Billye CONLEY ('61), John ADKINS ('62) Pete BEAULIEU ('62), David RIVERS ('65) Lee BUSH ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim BRUNELLE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David BARGER ('72) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Billye CONLEY Drew ('61) Re: Gene CONLEY ('48-RIP) Dual-Sport - World Series and N.B.A. Titles - Dies at 86 -Billye CONLEY Drew ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Cartoon characters Might be interesting to see what cartoon characters we can come with. I'll kick it of with "Ozark Ike". -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) To: Ed WOOD ('62) Aha, you have discovered Idaho's northbound Highway 95 from Caldwell to Lewiston. That same road, in both directions, is nearly sacred to me. I've driven it well over a hundred times. Fifty-seven miles south of Lewiston is the fair hamlet of Cottonwood, hometown of my late wife Kristi. Along that segment you might have noticed a recurring overhead feature. This is the historic canyon-jumping railroad trestles south of Lewiston. These trestles were the setting for the great Charles Bronson western - "Breakheart Pass." There's also an abandoned older highway alignment into what's called Lawyer's Canyon. Some say the name came from all the lawyers who fed off of the many traffic accidents on that winding stretch. But the truth is that it's named after a Native American who had a certain facility for negotiating with the Whites. Named after another Indian, White Bird Canyon shows up outside of Grangeville (seventy miles south of Lewiston). It marks the front end of Chief Joseph's running fight and evasive 1,700 mile eastbound trek of the last 750 members of the Nez Perce tribe, from the Wallowa area in Oregon toward the Canadian border. He expected protection in Canada under the British monarch, Queen Victoria. No such luck. (Escaping north from the Dakotas Sitting Bull was more successful.) Chief Joseph and his diminished and hungry tribe were stopped forty miles short of the boundary, still in Montana - "forty-eight hours from freedom" (1877). He ended his days many years later on the Colville Reservation in north-central Washington. Lots of history there on Highway 95, personal and otherwise. Hang around for awhile in those little towns and the history feels just around the corner. These small towns have it all over Seattle. This weekend I'm heading back down that road for an overdue visit with extended family. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ Shoreline, WA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Another wings his way I suppose, as with Pook ('63), everyone who knew Gene CONLEY ('48-RIP) hadda "Gene story". I remember inna Sandstorm several years back, one guy related a particularly long bus ride with the team when Gene really hadda use the rest room... as I recall the story teller's shoes were a tad soggy when the got back to Richland... I met Gene when I was around 11. Now I was pretty tall for my age and would reach 6' the next year when I stopped growing. At that time, however I must notta hit that last spurt because when Gene opened the door at his folk's place, I looked directly at his belt buckle. I had not been able to find a good ball to have him sign so I took one my dog had chewed... he kindly signed around the bite marks and slobber. I proudly display it in the large case with alla balls Bo Belinsky used to give me. Bo once told me that he met Gene and Wilt the Stilt at the same time. Bo was pretty darned tall, but said he felt like a sapling between two red woods. Gene and I corresponded a good bit over the years, but after his last move I either neglected to get his new address or didn't enter it into my computer... arrrrrrrrgh... woulda shoulda coulda... Before R2K I asked him to sign a baseball for the "auction"... it turned into a raffle and a girl I didn't know got the ball... Gary WEBB ('64) was left with a pocket full of moola he had brought to bid. We lost Gene on Tuesday [the fourth of July], this week... not a bad day to go and sure easy to remember... Rest in Peace, Great Bomber and good friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Update Dave Newcomb, husband of Jan MOULTHROP Newcomb ('66) "MIRACLES DO HAPPEN!!!!! Here's a progression from ICU Life Support to this morning 13 days later. 10% chance of living to 5am boredom so "gotta clean up these 1500+emails." Thank you so much for your prayers, love, and support!!!! No one will ever convince me that God doesn't answer prayers! We prayed for a miracle and God delivered!!! AND NOW HE HAS BEEN ASSESSED FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY STARTING TOMORROW!!! I'm beyond amazed and so HAPPY!!!" -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very HOT Richland where we will be in the 100's for the next few weeks! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lee BUSH ('68) Re: Photos (2) of Bob Cravens Taken in dining room at Brookdale-Richland, 1629 George Washington Way, Richland, WA. FYI - Bob lives on the first floor in Apt. 116-A. Zip is 99354-5716. -Lee BUSH ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/07/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Richard ROBERTS ('49), Dick WIGHT ('52) Mike BRADY ('61), Pam EHINGER ('67) NO BOMBER BIRTHDAYS Today ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Richard ROBERTS ('49) Re: Gene CONLEY ('48-RIP) I became well acquainted with Gene when Allan NEIDHOLD ('49-RIP) and I were the managers for the 1947-48 Bombers basketball team; nice man, friendly, unimposing and treated lowly little me, really little standing next to him, with respect. Sometime during the '60s, returning from a conference in San Francisco, I walked out onto the SF airport tarmac and climbed aboard his team bus and had a chat with Gene while he was waiting for a flight; just the two of us and maybe a few others. The one thing I remember is him telling me how tired he was playing two professional sports. That's about all I remember about the incident except Gene was still friendly and respectful. I liked him and will miss him. -Richard ROBERTS ('49) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: chutney I read the sad news of Gene CONLEY's ('48-RIP) passing while I am simmering a big pot of mango chutney. Gene was a genuine "hero" to us ole Bombers from the late '40s/early '50s. He seemed "bigger than life" in many ways.... Back to the chutney. I've come a long way (I think!) from the high school kid who thought fried chicken, corn on the cob, meatloaf and mac and cheese were the staples of life! In my travels over the years I went as far east as Italy, Spain, Morocco and off the other direction to Japan... collected the taste for foods from all over the place, including foods from places I never ever visited! Over 40 years ago my wife Ruth dug out an old recipe she got somewhere (Hawaii, maybe) called "Major Morgan's Mango Chutney". Never did find out who Major Morgan was, but some historical sources claim a Brit soldier named Major Grey perfected an "authentic" recipe for the stuff. His so-called authentic chutney is available in some supermarkets marketed under the Cross and Blackwell label, as I remember. They charge "big bucks" for a little jar I can tell you from YEARS of experience that the stuff I make today beats theirs by a mile! I've added a few changes over the years, and sometimes label mine "Cap'n Dick's Mango Chutney". It contains fresh mangoes, peaches, onion, garlic, finely sliced lime, fresh garlic and ginger, raisins and a hodgepodge of spices like ginger, saffron (perhaps more costly than gold per ounce!), cloves, coriander, chili powder, allspice... along with vinegar (I use white wine and aged balsamic), brown and white sugar. When it comes to peeling and slicing the mangoes, I recommend donning a wet suit first, or maybe stripping to your shorts and sitting in your walk-in shower. You simmer the whole mess for quite awhile, puree it, and "can" it. I pressure can it for a little while to be really safe, but some say it needs no processing at all, what with the vinegar, fruit and lime ingredients. Anyhow, it is really good stuff! Any other big chutney affecionados out there? My guess is there are 7,295 or so different kinds... starting with the U.S. poor man's version we call ketchup - or catsup - or "red lead" if you are a sailorly person.... Bon appetit! -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ in sheltering Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Gene CONLEY ('48-RIP) I was sorry to read about the passing of Gene CONLEY. Thank you Billye for sharing the wonderful article from the New York Times. Gene meant a lot to me as a child. Each morning after Gene pitched, I would check the box scores in the Columbia Basin News to see how he did. I was thrilled when he won the 1955 All-Star game by striking out all three batters he faced in the final inning. I believe they were Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Al Kaline. Gene was instrumental for me to gain a love of the game that continued throughout my life. My condolences to family and friends. -Mike BRADY ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Gene CONLEY ('48-RIP) God Bless Gene & his family. I never met the man, but have read many stories about him! Gene will be missed by many, RIP Gene. Bombers Rule -Pam EHINGER Kindl (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/08/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Mike BRADY ('61), Ed WOOD ('62) Deedee WILLOX ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty RUSSELL ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tammy JANES ('78) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna Sue LUKINS ('79) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I will not regale you with any tales of yore, because, quite frankly, they are borring. Enough of the fol-de-rol, as there is a Bomber Babe whom I'd better acknowledge, otherwise her current husband by deign to do me great bodily harm. If we had a class or two together back in the day, it has slipped my memory. Nonetheless, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Betty RUSSELL ('54) on this, her 23rd. May Lloyd ('54) not take you to Taco Time this year. BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Our New Year's Display fired at 12:01 AM Jan 1, 2018 was a great success according to people we met all over the City of Unalaska, AK that next day. I was aided in my efforts by the very capable Pyrotechnician Chuck LOLLIS ('64), and three volunteers from the city. I had offered the trip to Chuck not only for his experience at pyro work, but as a bit of reward for his years of working on displays all over the NW for my company, Entertainment Fireworks, Inc. This along with the fact that Chuck is an easy going nice fellow, and a fine friend. He took hundreds of pictures as I showed him the various features and creatures of the island. So here is a big public THANK YOU to Chuck for his work and companionship for 10 days in a remote land. Along with lots of ground squirrels, a variety of foxes, and hundreds of bald eagles we saw whales in the bay. The display should be on the internet soon and I will publish the URL as soon as I have it. Part of it is on Facebook now. My wife Jackie and I did a Fireworks Special for Deadliest Catch last February up on a mountain plateau at a WW2 military site. It can be found at: (I suspect you may need to have cable internet) >On Demand >Discovery Channel >Deadliest Catch >ST3 Johnathan's 4th Jackie's Alaska Company "Aurora Pyrotechnics" has a contract with the Production Company to do all the Fireworks for "Deadliest Catch". Working for 3 days in a cold warehouse I converted all of the 300 multi-shot devices to electrical firing and Jackie arranged and connected them to her state of the art remote firing system. We transported them on 3 trucks up the mountain to the site and set them up. Johnathan, Captain of the vessel "Time Bandit" and Jackie fired them from a WW2 Lookout Bunker hanging on a cliff 900 feet above the Bering Sea. I believe the video is by Original Productions, Producers of "The Deadliest Catch" series. All day yesterday I was concentrating on getting Chuck to Anchorage so he could fly south to Sea Tac and drive on home. It was not until I was almost asleep last night that I realized that it was Jan. 6, 2018, and I am 76 years old. How time flies when you are busy with life. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Gene CONLEY ('46-RIP) Well, I got one of three right. Gene CONLEY struck out Al Kaline, Mickey Vernon and Al Rosen in the 12th inning of the 1955 All-Star game. Stan "The Man" Musial led off the bottom of the 12th with a walk off home run giving CONLEY the victory. -Mike BRADY ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) To: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Chutney, etc. I like your selection of spices for chutney. I usually make up a batch of chutney each year or so and can it for the year's supply. We usually use apples for the base, rather than mangoes, and don't use any white refined sugar at all. I used to shy away from mangoes because of the difficulty cutting them up until my daughter-in-law showed us the way to do it right. Now I no longer fear them. The only critique I have on your recipe is the puree step. I like my chutney chunky. But then I also like my mashed potatoes chunky - it's proof they came from real potatoes, not out of a box. -Ed WOOD ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Beads & More I discovered something today. Richland has a fantastic bead shop right around the corner from the Spudnut Shop. I took in a pair of earrings that needed wires changed & she did it while I waited. I had just been to the Richland Farmer's Market (a disappointment; more merchandise vendors than produce growers), so I was happy to wait in her air conditioned shop (it was 107 outside)!!! Tempted to go back tomorrow (Saturday, the 8th), cuz she's having a big sale from 10 to 5. She has stuff from different Artisans in the area, including some Indian things. She's got a lot of cool stuff in there; it's kinda tempting to get into making jewelry, but I'm m into stamping that there is no more space in my craft room. Anyway, I wanted to share my discovery with all you Bombers out there. Of course, my being excited at finding this place doesn't mean you will be, but it's worth checking out anyway. -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank Heights, WA where it is not quite as hot as in town, but plenty hot even so! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/09/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Don LYALL ('52) Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Gary TURNER ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken HEMINGER ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Don LYALL ('52) Re: Gene CONLEY ('48-RIP) I am a couple days late in my entry for CONLEY. Gene was 4 years ahead of me in school... that is a lot of difference at that young age so we were just casual friends, I followed his every move. I lived on Swift Blvd, just 2 houses north of Thayer. Gene lived on Thayer, less than a block away and just around the corner from Col-Hi. I could see his house directly ahead. One evening just about dinner time, I heard a terrible crash. Everyone can remember the large busses that transported workers from town out to the areas where they worked. A bus driver had died at he wheel and crashed into an "A" house like the ones Gene and I lived in. I ran as fast as I could --and could see Gene running also -- to the accident. All of sudden Gene disappeared, as I got to him he was getting up. He had run into a clothes line that had flattened him since he was so tall. We got to the accident, before anyone to find the driver dead and the people who lived there OK. No other injuries, the bus was returning empty. Gene's wife Kathryn R. Conley wrote a book "One of a Kind" about Gene's life. It was published in 2004 by Advantage Books ( [I looked and couldn't find it... Amazon doesn't sell it but they give you "third party sellers"]). My wife contacted her a few years later and got Gene to sign and send me copy. A great book for us Conley fans, thanks Kathryn. -Don LYALL ('52) '************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: Japanese fireworks To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Did you get a chance to see this display by the Japanese? I have rarely had a chance to watch fireworks in the last 15 years, and I do miss them. However a friend posted this one on Facebook and I immediately thought of you and all the work you have done in this area. Keep safe and best wishes to you for the displays that you have worked so hard to share. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gary TURNER ('71) Re: Glenn EKLUND ('71-RIP) Click for a great article on Glenn who passed away on June 17. -Gary TURNER ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/10/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) David DOUGLAS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dale McLEAN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill RULON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HODGSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy SCOTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susie DILL ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Entry in the 7/8/17 SS To: All Bomber Alumni Wow talk about getting old and feeble... It was not Jan 6th and not my birthday. But there is an explanation.. for the last 12 years, each January I fly back to Anchorage from the Dutch Harbor New Years Eve Fireworks Display on January 6th, and that really is my birthday. We generally go to our favorite Japanese Restaurant. If I have a late flight arrival we celebrate on the 7th. By happenstance I flew back to Anchorage on July 6th. I even mentioned to Jackie I was another year older on the way home from the airport. She bought into it and asked me what I would like for my birthday? Last night on the way to dinner with friends we both realized my mistake and laughed about it. Than I remembered what I had written but it was too late to correct it. So here is my humble apology for my temporary loss of connection with reality. I could not get back to my laptop in time to correct it. Maren saw it and figured I had lost my mind or something. But she left it in because I wrote it. It's ok Maren. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) July 10 is the day I traditionally memorialize my high school sweetheart, Patty BEZZIO ('63-RIP). I thought this year I'd share the most important thing I learned with her, our 'philosophy of love,' although we called it the 'well system.' After several dates we were at a movie at Uptown Theater when for the first time I reached out and held her hand. She gave me a big smile, so a little later I let go of her hand and put my arm around her shoulders, which earned me an even bigger smile. It was not only an important moment for me, but for her as well. She wrote me a letter about it the next day: "When you . . . . and . . . ." She'd written 'held my hand' and 'put your arm around me', but erased them and wrote 'well' in the two blank spaces. Hence the 'well system.' It was from that experience we developed our philosophy. We didn't have the vocabulary, but we did have the concepts. A relationship consists of three components - a mental commitment, an emotional attachment, and a physical expression. It's the last one, physical expression, that drove our philosophy, beginning with that moment I first held her hand. We made a list of ways to physically express a relationship, from least to most intimate. We ended up with twelve, although as nave as we were we missed a couple. Number one was holding hands (I later added a zero - going on a date), two was hugging, three was kissing. Four through seven were forms of petting - above and below the waist, through clothes and not through clothes. After fifty-plus years, I don't remember what eight through eleven were, but twelve was intercourse. Our philosophy said that the physical expression should be commensurate with the mental commitment and emotional attachment to each other. Number twelve was reserved for the commitment of marriage. One thing the exercise taught us was that sex is not one thing but a continuum. I'm indebted to Patty for what I learned with her. I've tried to live by it. Sadly, at some point after she graduated in '63, she discarded our philosophy. She wanted marriage and a family, but she seemed to try to buy love, and that never works. At age forty she finally realized she would never be a Mrs. but she could be a Mom. With the assistance of a former 'loving companion' she had a son. Unfortunately, when he was about eleven years old she had an asthma attack during the night and passed away on October 6, 1998, at age 53. Last year on a trip to Seattle to visit my brothers, Rosann BENEDICT ('63) took me to see her grave. I'm left with the sadness of her end, but grateful to her as my first genuine love and for what I learned from her. Patty's Bomber Memorial Page: -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: them memories never really fade oh they get a little wobbly now and then, but they are never gone... As Jimbeaux ('63) is fond of saying, at this point some may be stretched a tad and fer all we know some may be just made up, but at this point who can tell the difference... as we all experienced much the same things they fit right in... My much older buddy, Chuck LOLLIS ('64) has been learning the fine art of not getting yer fingers blowed off when setting off "real" fireworks... .Larry MATTINGLY ('60) has taken Chuck under his wing so to speak and as near as I can tell Chuck is loving it... I know it always cuts our visit short when I am home in June... I am proud to come from a time when the whole family/town ooow'd n awww'd at the Bomber Bowl when the yearly event rolled around... nuther time I guess... maybe cuz so many of us lived through the real thing, but then again, most of our folks lived through it too and they were oooowing and awwwing with the best of 'em... I remember being turned down for Artillery support by a certain Division which shall remain un-named (one of the reasons the 196th Light Infantry Brigade Played by Terry ('65) et al. refused to adopt the Division patch when they were "annexed" into that infamous Division) and Dickie RHODES ('65) and his crew (I've promoted him to Captain) on the Destroyer the Edson rolled in off shore and those damned guns began to fire... looked like VW busses flying overhead but oh what a wonderful sound... but I still ooow and ahhhhh... maybe it's a parody by now and maybe it's just a wonderful memory from the past... One thing I don't think I'll forget and am sure I have not embellished is the b-day Bomber flashing past on the track field... now that was fast... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Billy RULON ('64) on your special day, June 10, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/11/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Steve CARSON ('58) Shirley SHERWOOD ('62), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rex HUNT ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger MIKULECKY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janice JOHNS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pete CARROLL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John HEFFNER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara GILE ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Guess summer is officially here. This observation is made because of the many wild fires in the Pacific Northwest, California, Utah and British Columbia. The weather people tell us there haven't been too many lightening storms; so watch flippin' those butts and matches. Let's not get side-tracked here, as it is a Bomber's birthday. To say I knew him in school might be stretching it a bit. But, we did graduate the same year, so that has to count for something. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" would be appropriate for Roger MIKULECKY ('54) on this date. Hope to see you around the campfire again. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where monies are being put in the pot to maybe spring for a rain dance or something like it. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) I just found a picture of the group that went to Senior Prom together. My date was Peggy BELLARTS ('58). I had forgotten. ???? [Those question marks are 4 icon happy faces: one blushing, one blowing a heart, one laughing/crying, and one laughing. They don't show up in our "plain text" Sandstorm. And another thing, Steve. You can't tell us you have a picture and not show it to us. -Maren -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley SHERWOOD Milani ('62) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) David, TMI -Shirley SHERWOOD Milani ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: your choice gravel or pavement I've wondered, since I was old enuff to give a rat's patootie, why some of our roads (in what I always thought was Richland, proper) were gravel and some were paved. Many of my friends, the B-day Bomber included lived on gravel roads, while others lived on paved roads. I'm sure scholars of Richland history such as Johnny POYNER ('63) and Terry CHRISTENSEN ('61) given their familiarity with Richland Gubmint must know the answer... Sure it could be bad choices in Jr. Highs, but that is not an adequate answer as many of my buds, all of whom lived on paved roads, were dragged from their lifelong friends, to attend that Jr. High on the hill, simply because they lived on the east [I think you mean north, David] side of Salem St.... now I will grant you, the gravel roads that I recall were certainly on the east [north?] side of Salem, but I wasn't speaking of quite that far east [north?]... now somebody out there has got to know the answer to this question... I know there are more senior Bombers out there that have answered tons of questions such as this one, but till I get the answer I'll just wish my life-long friend (and the Son of my Dad's long time friend) Peter Joe CARROLL ('65) HAPPY BIRTHDAY on your special day, July 11, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/12/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Steve CARSON ('58), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Pete BEAULIEU ('62), Rick MADDY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy PAYTON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandra MILLER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Trudy SPILMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra BELLISTON ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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 pavement? 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. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/13/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Grover SHEGRUD ('56) Jim HAMILTON ('63) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lorin ST. JOHN ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack ALEXANDER ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary LAWRENCE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glen ROSE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry KLUTE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie Vach ('66) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY; Ken FORTUNE ('66) & Paulette KRAJCIK ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Grover SHEGRUD ('56) To Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Stevens Drive in front of our house (13420 Stevens Diver) and all the surrounding streets were paved with crushed rock, tar and crushed rock and I don't remember any rolling. I didn't know the process had a name though! Thanks -Grover SHEGRUD ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) So as I recall, the old saw that I've heard for a long time about "Getting old is not for sissies", I have found one advantage. The National Park and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Park is one screamin' deal and now it appears that someone in the other Washington has figured it out as well. With the price going up, if you're not sitting on one, you might give it some thought. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '67 Columbian You may now view the '67 Columbian at the following link: -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/14/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May WANN ('49), Mike CLOWES ('54) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Earl BENNETT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley STREGE ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thora METCALF ('59) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) Re: General MATTIS ('68) In Tuesday's Seattle Times, July 11th, there was an article about a Mercer Island student who saw a picture of President Trump's bodyguard with a stack of papers. On one of the papers was a sticky pad with a phone number for Mattis listed. The kid just took a chance and left a call for Mattis. Much to his surprise Mattis called back (because he was a student!!) Over a course of a couple of weeks it ended up with Mattis calling the boy during school hours and the whole interview is on the internet. You need to read the article in the newspaper first. This is one fantastic "Bomber" [NOTE from Maren: Just scroll down to read the interview. Do NOT -- repeat do NOT -- go to that site and click on Jim's picture!!! I clicked on the picture and it put me into a FULL SCREEN covering my entire space... the grey box in the middle said: " is requesting your username and password. Call Microsoft Technical Department and claim your username and password to get your PC unlocked - 1-800-385-3506" -- I JUST GOOGLED AND THAT IS NOT A MICROSOFT NUMBER -- below that there is OK and CANCEL... click CANCEL and it comes right back... Click OK and it comes right back... I'm supposed to put a "user Name" and "Password" for WHAT?? Any idea how many of those I have?? I hadda restart my whole computer to get rid of it. -Maren] Also talked to Dick McCOY ('45) a couple of days ago and he is recovering from a broken shoulder and some other medical issues, but he is planning on getting well and he and Ida coming over for The September annual meeting. He sounded great!! So keep him in your prayers. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) ~ from sunny Bothell, where we haven't had rain in over 20 days. A new record!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Since Friday the 13th fell on a Thursday this month; I guess we are fairly safe from bad fortune. However; there is a Bomber Babe celebrating her 22nd birthday today. I knew back in the day that she was Charlie's ('54-RIP) girl. I sorta think she still is, but that is a big never no mind. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Shirley STREGE ('54) on this occasion. Hope it is a good one. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where, despite the lack of rain, the weather is staying close to pleasant. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Gravel roads in the early days While I think most of us know of some true gravel roads there is another similar road surface that I saw used in the late '40s and on onto the '50s and '60s. They first blade off the dirt surface until somewhat smooth. Then with a special truck they spray apply a coat of heavy asphalt oil. Then they spread crushed rock over it. Traffic packs it down and they call it paving. We moved into 310 Benham halfway through my first grade. My memory is thin but I think it was 2-3 days after we moved in that they "paved Benham" as described above. The next spring they did it again. I remember how upset my Dad was, as some of the black oil got on his new Chevy. In all the years we lived there, (I moved out in '60) I don't remember that they ever truly paved that street. It was just a build up of several coats of what is called "Shot Coat" paving. The parking strip was on our side and was just gravel mostly from the shot coat paving. Shot coat paving is still used today to re-surface streets to preserve them at a much less cost than real paving. In some areas they call it "seal coating". But it is a thinner asphalt oil and the crushed rock is finer then the shot coat. Re: Senior pass to National Parks and Monuments I got my Senior Pass in I think, 2002. There was no charge and I got it 3 days after applying. We were going to Mt Rainier. I saw someone use theirs and asked the ranger. He handed me a form and said "Fill this out and if you have ID you get in today free." I still have it and use it several times a year. I used it at Crater Lake a month ago. I think it is good for more than just National Parks. It was good for the Trinity Site in New Mexico last October. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Hamilton's ('63) Plug for National Parks Senior Pass Just received ours. If you apply, be patient - I think they're mostly staffed by volunteers, so it takes a couple of months to receive the it after you complete the application. Regards, ecb3 - from the beginning of serious summer in central Virginia with its significant humidity. Just helped our son move from an apartment into his first ever owned home (condo) in Florida: Drenched in sweat for two full days. -Earl BENNETT ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* 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) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Judie and Jackie COLE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick DENNIS ('67) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: GAry Davis ('77) & Karen Whitney ('76) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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) Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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 family. 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 East. 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 visits. 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. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/16/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52), Helen CROSS ('62) Earl BENNETT ('63), Tedd CADD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don LYALL ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara ISACKSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Scott HARTCORN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet BENNETT ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Golden Age Passports I picked mine up on my 62nd birthday (1996) on a Sunday after church at Olympic National Park HQ in Port Angeles, WA... no charge back then, as I remember. Great benefits: free entry to National Parks, Forest Service attractions, etc. (everyone in the vehicle), plus 1/2 off cost of camping in federal campgrounds (National parks, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management sites, Corps of Engineer facilities. For those eligible to stay in U.S. Army RV parks, some of them offer reduced fees as well. There may be a few other federal sites included as well. Tell your younger friends! -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ visiting friends and family in Port Angeles ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Golden Age Passports I try to read the Sandstorm every day; had to smile about all the talk of the senior passes to the National Park system. It was one of the first things I got when I turned 62 over a decade ago, and I have used it many times. Think it got a carload of us into at least one park. Plan to use it more often. Re: Class of '62 - 55 years - August 18 & 19, 2017 I just filled out my registration for the class of '62 reunion coming up August 18 and 19. Hope to see a lot of classmates then. Re: Move Still trying to down size our stuff from two houses to one. We are both savers, which I wish we weren't but we are. We have had heavy rain almost daily back here this summer, ( guess we are getting the rain many have written in they are missing), so our lawns are emerald green, unusual here where we don't water our lawns, so they get pretty dried up looking. Love to read Pete Beaulieu's ('62) entries. He has a great memory for detail and explaining things. I understand what he was talking about when he talked about the different types of paving. Hope to see you at our reunion, Pete. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ back at the house by the little lake where it is sunny with puffy clouds at the moment. It's been pretty nice in the low 80s most of the day most days this month. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) To: Steve HUNTINGTON ('73) We actually live 45+ minutes north of Charlottesville in the tiny piece of Reva that's in Madison County (most of Reva is in Culpeper County); Culpeper is ten minutes north. We hadn't heard about the Spudnut Shop closing - we don't get down there very often. My wife actually likes the Spudnuts in Charlottesville better than the ones in Richland. I recall the luncheon in Fredericksburg - I wound up making a berry-apple pie for the lady who organized it. We met there a couple of times - one time MATTIS ('68) joined us. Let me know when you visit, we could find another venue to chat. Regards, ecb3 - from sunny central Virginia where today is supposed to be 5 degrees cooler than muggy yesterday. -Earl BENNETT ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) A friend just posted an aerial photo of Carmichael from 1948 on Facebook. I went looking for the source of the shot and found one on the Carmichael page of Then I noticed the photo on that page is labeled "Looking Southwest" when, in fact it is looking Northeast. (At least last time I knew Col-Hi was North of Carmichael.) Does anybody know who is responsible for that page? -Tedd CADD ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/17/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dean ANSON ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny LYTLE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stephanie MACAK ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Carmichael photos The orientation of the top picture is more north/northeast and the picture below it is east/northeast. Boy, they sure made a mess of the hill during construction. Wonder the whole thing didn't slip and slide down it. Guess by the time the top picture was taken; engineers had discovered that it was unsafe to put a swimming pool under the gym floor. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where no rain is in the forecast yet. The Oregon State Fair ("The Big One") isn't slated to open until late August by which time there will be rain. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: RHS grad to represent WSGA at Morse Cup ~ 7/16/17 Herald "After winning the Washington Open in May and forcing a playoff at the Seattle Amateur in early July, Drew McCULLOUGH ('14) thought he had a decent chance of representing the Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) in this year's Morse Cup at the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship. But it was still nice when he got the email Thursday confirming his status on the team. 'I knew I was in the running for it based on how well I've been playing this summer, but I wasn't 100 percent sure until I got the email,' McCULLOUGH said. 'I'm really excited. One of my goals this summer was just to be in the tournament (Pacific Coast Amateur Championship), and then it's really an honor to be on the (Morse Cup) team.' McCULLOUGH, a Richland High School graduate ('14) and senior at the University of Wyoming, will compete with Andrew Whalen (Ephrata HS and former Washington State Cougar) and Chase Carlson (Puyallup HS and junior at Colorado Christian University) for the WSGA's Morse Cup team at the 51st Pacific Coast Amateur Championship, which runs Tuesday-Friday at Chambers Bay in University Place." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/18/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann BOREN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy LAWSON ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike LANGE ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) There being no further reports vis--vis the Carmichael swimming pool, I'll get on to the matter at hand. Yeah, you guessed it; the birthday of a Bomber Babe whom I went to school and even graduated with. I doubt seriously that she had any idea of me during those years. I feel certain that we had no classes in common. The only time we were in the same school room together at the same time was during a pep assembly or two. With all that being said, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Ann BOREN ('54). "Live long and prosper." -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR with nary a rain drop in sight until at least Thursday next. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: senior US National Parks Pass I just saw on Travelocity (a site which offers travel deals) that starting August 28, the cost of this pass will be $80. I paid $10 for mine when I turned 62 and it's been a great investment. As it often gets a carload in, it's probably still a good investment at $80 if you use it. Passports went way up a few years ago and they are still a good investment. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - in the house by the little lake where we have been blessed with another day in the low 80s and believe me, back here with the humidity this is a blessing!! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/19/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria ADAMS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod PETERSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karla SNYDER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fred GRAZINNI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mandy WALTMAN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mollie RUTT ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) There will be no beating about the bush on this entry with regards to a Bomber Babe's birthday. I wouldn't dare. Not that she would do anything untoward; but the ghost of her husband (Clarence '51 R.I.P.) just might even though he was one of the good guys. I seem to remember her from my entry into the Richland School System. That would have been at Carmichael in 1950. I'm not too sure if we shared any classes together unless it was in geometry. But she was there. And, I think, all of us who went to school with her are much the better for it. So, on the occasion of her 22nd birthday; a deep bow and sweep of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" are for Gloria "Skippy" ADAMS ('54). You've kept your dimple fresh. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where I'm just too far away to make it to Bob's Burgers and Brew this Friday, but Skippy might make it to Applebee's (if that's where Marilynn ('54) is having the party. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Winter birthdays are much cooler than summer ones... really... at least in this hemisphere... now why would I mention that? Because today's Bomber is having a summer b-day and it's way hot here... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Rod PETERSON ('63) on your special day, July 19, 2017 or as Mary Lou ('63) would say Horaay Horay it's the 19th of July... no wait... I think I got that wrong... lemme think...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/20/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barry DILL ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry WERNER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Geoffrey ROTHWELL ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ned BARKER & Susan BIRGE ('59) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: the agony of it all How often have Jack GARDINER ('61) and I grieved over the short term, loss of contact with life-long friends. The Machiavellian use of a single street [TWO -- Salem west of Spalding and Williams east of Spalding] by the Richland School District of tearing youth from the closeness of near familial relationships can hardly be excused. Kids who are so close as to consider one another siblings. Only a cold hearted, unthinking irrational, group of faceless gubmint "officials" could even consider such an act... such is a friendship of which I speak today. While we lived less that a block apart, I would become a "Warrior" and he would become... uhhhh... dang... whatever the "other" school called themselves. [C'mon, I -- as a Carmichael Cougar -- should let this slide? -Maren] It would be a full 3 years till we would be united. (Well in our case it would be 4 years as my lease on a seat at Spalding was not renewed after my 5th grade year... again a rather harsh result for the mistakes and foibles of youth [this is all part of the story... I deserved being asked to leave])... ah the shame of it all... years later, when we were nearing our 50s Tony HARRAH ('65) and I would approach the b-day Bomber's old digs, knock on the door and inquire: "Can Terry come out and play?"... yes... as with Richland friendships in general, ours has never dimmed... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Terry WERNER ('65) on your special day, July 20, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/21/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil GROFF ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet VOORHIES ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Two Class of 1965 Bombers Passed Away! Hi Maren! F.Y.I..... Two new Bomber Angels in Heaven: I was notified on Monday that my childhood friend and '65 classmate, Ann Louise COWAN of Richland, had passed away on July 12th. Her Death Notice was in the Tri-City Herald... I attended her graveside service yesterday at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland. Late yesterday, I received a Facebook message from Julia ALEXANDER Shantilova that our longtime friend and fellow '65 classmate, Wilson "Ted" Davenport of Canby, OR, had passed away yesterday! Bomber Tears! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/22/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry BRUGGERMAN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: John & Pete BEAULIEU ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary GREER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck CRAWLEY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula VINTHER ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) To: All '52 Grads! Re: Our 65 Year Class Reunion, September 9th. So far we have had only 19 responses -- and we are hoping to get MANY MORE! Please return the form the Committee mailed to you. Please include some details. It's interesting to see what other grads have been doing with their lives. If you are reading this and didn't get the letter, please contact us. We have had some returned due to out-dated addresses. You know that old saying: "The more, the merrier"! So come on... get in touch with us! Send in those forms and join the fun afternoon we are planning for you of visiting, lunch, and door prizes. Class of '52 Reunion Planning Committee P.O. Box 16 Richland, WA 99352 -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) One "threat" of rain has passed, but there is another in the offing for next week. We gotta get through some ninety degree stuff before that. Enough of the trivialities; there is a Bomber birthday to celebrate. I think I knew this guy back then, but it is hard to pin it down. None the less, he did proceed me in the walk to get a diploma. That?s cuz it were dun alferbetercally. A tip of the ol? propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to fellow classmate Larry BRUGGERMAN (?54) on this occasion. Have many more, Larry, and hope to see you around the campfire. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the Homer Davenport Celebration is a mere 2 weeks away. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Initiative of youth In "our day" and of course that encompasses a very large span of time for Bombers... we didn't have as many ready-made "entertainment" items as are readily available to the "yute" of today... much of what we did was with what was at hand. Sticks and stones and a little imagination provided hours of play time... the main rules were "don't shoot yer eye out kid" and be home when the street lights come on... I remember catching a "Sea Monster" off the rocks of the dike with a stick, string and some kind of hook... of course after we cut the line we realized the monster was a big ugly sturgeon... Of course there was my grandfather's 5.7 pound kite that never took flight but made great furrows in the grass on the dike as I ran trying to get that thing off the ground... everywhere you turned there was adventure... across the tracks there was time for exploring for an entire day... the dike and the River were never ending great times and so it is not surprising that a couple of brothers at Jason Lee would push the envelope just a little too far... now I can't give you alla particulars, as they were never fleshed out and we only knew the barest of details before the kids were plucked from our midst and never seen again but sometime in 1958, John Sherman ('65WB) and his younger brother decided to make some easy money... in the dead of night, John lowered his brother through the night deposit box of the National Bank of Commerce located in the Uptown. Now this was not just a little slit in which merchants could make deposits, but a rather large opening with a good sized "door"... it was not surprising that someone accomplished the caper... the next day at Jason Lee, John was handing out $20.00 bills to all his buds... I do recall him offering but I think (hope) I had the good sense of declining... After the police left the school at least I never heard from them again... John can be seen third from the right, front row of Mrs. Rand's 6th grade class in the Alumni photos... the name attributed to him (#10) is incorrectly noted as George AASAL ('65-RIP) who attended Spalding and was in fact one of the casualties in the final straw that removed me from the halls of Spalding after 5th grade. Sooooooooooooo today we celebrate two Bomber brothers with a HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Pete and John BEAULIEU ('62), on your special day, July 22, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Track athletes headed to national meet ~ 7/21/17 Herald "The high school track season came to a close in May, but for four Hanford High athletes, it never ended. Joe Gauthier, Beau Franklin, Lele Williams and Nyenuchi Okemgbo will compete July 24-30 at the 51st USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kan. All four qualified for the national meet at the Region 13 meet July 6-9 at Central Valley High School in Spokane. The top five in each event qualify to compete in Kansas. Nearly 10,000 athletes are expected to compete at nationals." Re: Jr. Gold National Bowling Tournament ~ 7/21/17 Herald "A pair of the state?s top bowlers will represent the Tri-Cities on the national stage beginning Saturday at the Junior Gold Championships in Cleveland. Sara Harris, going into her senior year at Hanford High School, is in the Girls Under 20 competition and Jordan Jonker, a Pasco resident, will roll against the Under 15 boys. Both qualified for the event at the Washington State USBC Pepsi Championships in May." Re: Pacific Coast Amateur Championship "Drew McCULLOUGH (?14) was in the Top 10 of the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship after the first round Tuesday at Chamber?s Bay in University Place, but a 3-over-par75 on Wednesday dropped him well off the pace at the 72- hole event. McCULLOUGH, a Richland High School graduate (?14) and rising senior at the University of Wyoming, carded a 70 on Tuesday to sit in a tie for eighth, but headed into Thursday?s third round tied for 34th, nine strokes behind leader Cameron Champ (Texas A&M), who tied for 32nd at the U.S. Open in June. McCULLOUGH (?14) is a stroke behind Scottie Scheffler (Texas), the low amateur at the Open. McCULLOUGH (?14) was the leading scorer for both days on the Washington State Golf Association?s (WSGA) three-man Morse Cup team, but the WSGA finished tied for 10th with the Colorado GA at 9-over 293, 14 strokes behind the repeat champion Southern California GA." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/23/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill MURRAY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry ANS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Keith GOSNEY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy ADAIR ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mickey JANES ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Aric BUCK ('95) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Agnes Hughes ('02BBA-Bomber By Adoption) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Ya know, I almost blew this one off. Not much of interest to talk about except the weather, which is either hot or cold, wet or dry. Right now it tends to be warm to hot and dry. Then I looked at the Bomber calendar and noticed a fellow classmate was having a birthday today. Now, I have known this guy for some time and I can attest that he has never appeared on Saturday Night Live nor in the film "Ghostbuster!". But there is some fellow out there using his name to gain notoriety. And I don't think this other guy got the name "first." Not by a long shot. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Bill MURRAY ('54) who is sometimes as funny as the guy who uses his name. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR noting that the Club 40 Annual Meeting isn't too far off, so get those registrations in so the treasurer will have something other to do than play golf. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Happy Birthday to John and Peter BEAULIEU ('62). Hope to see you at our 55 year class reunion to be held in a month!! We've had heavy rains almost every day this past month, it seems. August is really dry here, we will see. But for right now, we don't have to water our plants outside and the grass in green! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN in the house by the little lake!! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/24/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Judy CROSE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pete HOLLICK ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gay EDWARDS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David DERBY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick ALLEN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy HARTNETT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill AYOTTE ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gene KELLER ('50) & Pat BADGER ('53) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Judy CROSE Snowhite ('58) Re: '58 COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED Bomber class of '58 will be having our 60 year reunion next year (2018). We are looking for class members to head up and/or be a part of the committee to put on the reunion. Plans and reservations need to be started no later than September, 2017. There are funds at GESA to help with start-up costs, such as postage, etc. PLEASE contact: Ann RECTOR Williams at OR Roberta KIRKWOOD Lattin at Also - if any class members have any changes to your phone, email, address, etc. please contact Judy CROSE Snowhite (Keeper of the class list) at -Judy CROSE Snowhite ('58) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/25/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: David DOUGLAS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna CASE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne CAMPBELL ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam BUCKNER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty NOBLE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn DAVENPORT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve PORTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark McALLISTER ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) The monsoon season has arrived in the Valley of the Sun. The third storm in a week passed through as I was trying to take my evening swim in the pool. The last time I went swimming in it I only stayed in five minutes due to the storm. Tonight was almost as bad, but I stuck it out as I needed the exercise. Weather was fine all day - high clouds but over 100. As soon as I got in the pool it began to thunder, rumbling continuously like a flock of jets flying over, although I didn't see any lightning. My wife doesn't like me swimming when there's lightning, but as a data analyst I figure the chances of being electrocuted by a bolt of lighting while swimming is extremely slim, unless it's one of those divine bolts, which is certainly possible. The rain pelting down was cold. I had to put on my youngest grandson's goggles to see - his head is a couple inches smaller than mine, so it was quite a stretch. The wind blew leaves into the pool. I tried to fish them out with the net, but there was more wind than me, so I finally gave that up. I swam for an hour, and when I got out I found my towel was wetter than I was. The first monsoon we experienced when we moved into this house in August 2012 threatened to flood the house. Fortunately, it began to drain into the pool before it came up to the back door threshold. The City of Mesa offers free sandbags to residents. I may get some someday. I wish the rain had come a little sooner, like before my backyard plants and grass began to die. Friday afternoon I tested the irrigation controls and found out my back yard irrigation system wasn't working. I checked all the circuit beakers, but none were tripped. It took all day Saturday to try to trace the wiring and determine which circuit breaker fed the irrigation control - by process of elimination I decided it was same circuit the pool light was on. I turned off the circuit breaker and backtracked from the irrigation control but couldn't find anything wrong. I finally turned the circuit breaker back on, and - everything worked. I still don't know what was wrong, unless the circuit breaker tripped without the lever moving. It may have reset when I turned the breaker back on. I know one of the plants in the yard is completely dead, but I'm hoping the rest will revive. The weeds survived the drought fine. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: It was a day like all days and I was there! So a simple job... some screws came lose in the spa and I just needed to put on a swimming suit and stick my head in the water and fix it... simple enough... now as a kid I remember diving down and picking up coins in the bottom of the big pool... no biggie... well, down I went and couldn't even kinda make out the holes for the screws... half hour later I decided to run to Wally- World, pick up some cheap goggles and be done inna flash..I mean it's still summer... well well well... I won't say that Wally-World had started stocking Christmas stuff yet, but summer is over in the retail world and finding goggles was not that simple... instead of a cheapy set of goggles I had to get a snorkel set... luckily I found one without flippers... back home, down I went and job finished in two minutes... arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh... well 'nuff 'bout me... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Denny JOHNSON, ('62wb-RIP) on your special day, July 25, 2017 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: "Blackie Sullivan" written by Chuck JERMAN ('66) Chuck has written and published a book called "Blackie Sullivan" which took him many years. It is now available on Amazon for $33.95 in hardcover, $14.99 paperback and $3.99 Kindle. In this fiction tale inspired by a true story, a young Cayuse Indian sets out on an unforgettable quest to find his place in a world rampant with greed and oppression. Congratulations, Chuck! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very hot Richland where temperatures will be in the 100s for the next few weeks ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/26/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Jim McKEOWN ('53), Mike CLOWES ('54) Judy CROSE ('58), Helen CROSS ('62) Paula BEARDSLEY ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: DiAnn SCHUSTER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Virginia WEYERTS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria FALLS ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara SHARP ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jill LANGE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank BOLSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sarah HICKAM ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy MOYERS ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: Birthday but belated Happy belated Birthday to two great members of the class of '55... one, Wayne CAMPBELL, was my asst sports editor for the school paper, which meant, since I played sports, he did most of the work... hope he is doing well, and not driving that beautiful wife of his crazy... the other is Deanna CASE... ex wife of Pete HOLLICK ('55), who had a birthday yesterday... she is a neighbor and Edna and I get to have lunch with her and Jack SINDERSON ('53), at least once a month... on another subject, we need to get the list of the Club 40 attendees for this year up and running. The last time I looked it was the list for 2016... Again, Happy making the 80s to Wayne and Deanna. -Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ from very warm (hot) Sacramento... another day over 100 ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) A note to David ('65): Maybe it would have gone better if you had gotten both the fins and a scuba tank. But that is immaterial to the task at hand (it might also be irrelevant); which is to mention that two (2) Bomber Babes I remember from those days in the "hallowed halls" of dear old Col-Hi. We thought (sometimes) they would never end. As luck would have it, we all graduated the same year. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to fellow classmates Dianne SCHUSTER and Virginia "Ginny" WEYERTS (both '54) on the momentous happenstance of your 22nd birthdays happening on the same day. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the warm weather continues and thankfully the walnut tree provides plenty of shade for the back of the house. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Judy CROSE Snowhite ('58) Re: '58 COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED Bomber class of '58 will be having our 60 year reunion next year (2018). We are looking for class members to head up and/or be a part of the committee to put on the reunion. Plans and reservations need to be started no later than September, 2017. There are funds at GESA to help with start-up costs, such as postage, etc. PLEASE contact: Ann RECTOR Williams at OR Roberta KIRKWOOD Lattin at Also - if any class members have any changes to your phone, email, address, etc. please contact Judy CROSE Snowhite (Keeper of the class list) at -Judy CROSE Snowhite ('58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I had to laugh st your adventure with the circuit breakers, David DOUGLAS ('62); but I agree with your wife, I don't think it's safe to swim in lightening storms, data or no; remember it only takes once to be a statistic. Re: RIP, Bombers Sorry, to read about all these Bomber's deaths this month. It looks like a bad month for Bomberland. We are having more cool, not too humid weather today. I haven't had my air on all day, it's 4 pm now, and it's comfortable here. We've had tons of rain, but yesterday and today were dry with no rain expected until Thursday. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN where I am bored with unpacking and finding places for stuff after doing it for a month, but sadly we have tons more to unpack?? ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) Just a reminder for Class of '62 classmates... get your registration and payment in to Bonnie BARTON Asher ('62) no later than August 5 for our 55 year reunion. Schedule and Registration form at We're looking forward to seeing you! -Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/27/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Max SUTTON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula BEARDSLEY ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen BOHRINGER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: TWINS: Richard & William RATHVON ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: ahhhhhhhhhh da dayz a yute! What a way to grow up... not that we all actually grew up but we did advance in age... today's Bomber-babe lived at one of those great gathering places... there were so many... places where kids just congregated before and after the little forays to the Uptown, Across the tracks, to the riding academy, to one of the rivers, to the dike and just roaming our little town on foot or by bicycle... often with cards in the spokes for a little added horse-power... I would never trade those times for indoor computer games or whatever it is kids spend their time with today... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Paula BEARDSLEY ('62) on your special day, July 27, 2017!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Soccer National Championship ~ 7/26/17 Tri-City Herald "Goal! Local soccer club wins national championship. They started the summer ranked No. 4 in Washington and 81st in the nation. After Monday, a group of budding soccer stars from the Tri-Cities stands alone as national champions. The Academy of Soccer Excellence '01 Girls Emerald team beat the SoCal Rush 3-2 to win the U-16 National Premier Cup in Westfield, Indiana. McKenna Martinez scored two goals, and Maddie MORGAN (RHS) connected on the game winner with less than a minute left in injury time. The team is composed of some of the top young talent from Tri-Cities high schools. MORGAN was a Herald All- Area honorable mention from Richland, and midfielder Kari Ward was a second-team pick at Kamiakin. The rest of the team: Mia Becho, Avery Bond, Avery Campbell, Elisabeth Cole, Campbelle Hunt, Carlee Johnson, Andrea Martell, Isabela Nicacio, Julia Patterson, Allie Pearson, Spencer Seabaugh, Kyah Weikum and Keana Wintrode." Congratulations, girls! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Club 40 The Club 40 site is now current with this year's attendees listed. I had a hard time getting it up but talked with someone and guess the webmaster had been on his honeymoon. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from hot Richland but glad to have a good AC unit ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/28/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and heard about 3 Bomber deaths today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Helen CROSS ('62) John CAMPBELL ('63), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Perry MOORE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon McDERMOTT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark GERKEN ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie LEE ('93) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) With out further ado, I'll get right to the gist of this entry. There is one of the younger Bomber Babes celebrating and important birthday today. She has finally turned 21 and can now legally enter any adult watering hole without having an older person "beard" for her. I just hope she doesn't overdo things today. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Laura Dean KIRBY ('55). I truly hope the day goes well for you. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where next Friday, Silverton will start the Homer Davenport Community Festival. Who knows, we might run into each other there; if you come or I go. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From:Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) First of all, Happy Birthday to my husband's cousin, Ellen BOHRINGER ('66). Hope you had a great day, Ellen. Paula BEARDSLEY ('62), your birthday has snuck by me on FB. Hope you had a great day too!! See you at our reunion in less than a month now!! Great about the soccer team doing so well. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN on another cooler day outside Cincinnati ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: Perry MOORE's ('63) Birthday I want to wish my long-time friend and classmate, Perry, a happy birthday this Friday. May you and your lovely wife Linda enjoy many more. We spent many evenings at Zip's in our high school days discussing cars ... and other things. It was like Happy Days in Richland. -John CAMPBELL ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: 14U Perfect Game World Series ~ 7/27/17 Tri-City Herald "Four area baseball players are making the most of their summer, being chosen to play for Baseball Northwest at the 14U Perfect Game World Series in Georgia. Catcher/first baseman Scott ARTZER (Richland), outfielder/pitcher Ben FEWEL (Richland), infielder/pitcher Hyatt Utzman (Pullman), and third baseman/outfielder/pitcher Evan Thompson (Hanford) all play in the TBuck Training program, led by former Richland High standout Travis BUCK ('02)." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where it will be a warm weekend to enjoy the Art Show at Howard Amon Park and the Hydroplane Races on the Columbia River ************************************************************* ******************** HEARD ABOUT ************************ ************************************************************* Heard about this Bomber death today: Ralph WADE ('63-RIP) ~ 7/31/38 - 6/5/14 Jerry Henry ('57-RIP) ~ 8/6/39 - 7/6/17 and discovered reading Jerry HENRY's obit, his brother: >>Noel Ray HENRY ('60-RIP) ~ 7/20/42 - 2/16/09 Hope somebody can help with some information on Noel. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/29/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vern McGHAN ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dixie TROUT ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom HUGHES ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Calvin SHIRLEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Matt WAGNER ('06) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Another Bomber Babe celebrates her birthday today, along with (but not at the same place) a younger Bomber. Her, I knew from school. Don't think we ever "interfaced" during school, but I was at least aware of her. Him, a maybe for school, but certainly from the lunches at Fife. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" for Dixie TROUT ('54) and Tom HUGHES ('56) on this day. Hope this finds you in as good health as is possible. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are threatening 90 weather for the beginning of the week. Sure hope it cools down for "Homer" Friday week. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Some things Just don't change... now if I mention the words "number 10" and "number 32" people of my age group, give or take 10 years either way would have a pretty good idea of the subjects of my reference... I mentioned on Face Book the other day that two of our guys were at the Washington State Senior Basketball games last weekend. Unfortunately as many of you are aware, physical infirmities have kept number 32 (Jim HOUSE ('63)) from participating for a few years now. Many of you may not know the third guy in that dynamic trio... Denny NALDER ('65) only lived in Richland from 6th grade thru 9th. From there he and his sister, Sandi, moved to Alaska where Denny was an all star basketball player and has been a b-ball coach in Boise for his career since then. Never for a moment, did Denny stop being one a the gang. He continues to spend time with all his buds in Richland and many have taken up Alaska fishing with him for years... so this year it was Ray STEIN ('64) and Denny who participated in the Senior games. Terry DAVIS ('65) was kind enough to supply me with a couple of snaps during the 3 on 3. One (the best one) was too blurry to share, but I am sending the other of #10 and #11 proximately shown. And now for the main event... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Tom HUGHES ('56) on your special day, July 29, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/30/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dan HAGGARD ('57), Helen CROSS ('62) Marie RUPPERT ('63), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dee WALLACE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne MYERS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gregor HANSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marti Jo DREWERY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol BOYD ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane HARTLEY ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kim RICHEY ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dan HAGGARD ('57) Re: Class of 1957 60 Year Reunion One month left to sign up for this years' Club 40 annual gathering and our 60 year reunion. You should have gotten your registration form for our 60 year reunion. We are having it in conjunction with Club 40 the weekend of September 8th, 9th, and our picnic on the 10th. Plan on attending our Class of 1957 Reunion Saturday afternoon, September 9th, at the Richland Community Center from noon until 3:00PM. Cost is $25 per person. 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. Plan to attend the Class of 1957 picnic on Sunday, September 10th, from 11:00AM to 3:00PM. Hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad and chips will be provided. Cost is free. Set 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. See you in September. -Dan HAGGARD ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I just want to wish my former neighbor, Tom HUGHES ('56) a Happy, if belated Birthday. Hope you heard from lots of people yesterday on your special day. Prayers for all your medical challenges. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN ~ watching my little granddaughter trying out all her buttons on her new walker ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) Well, Water Follies is going on this weekend in the Tri Cities. It's hot and beautiful weather for all of the activities. I don't do the boat races any more, but I always attend the Allied Arts sponsored Art in the Park at Howard Amon. Despite the horrible parking situation in that area it's well worth the trip. I don't usually purchase much, but I always am amazed at the ingenuity of the various artists. This year I ran into my classmate, Pat "Gabe" GABEL ('63) (we called her Pat). She was exhibiting her bronze sculptures for the first time in 25 years at this event. She used to be a regular, but life has a way of changing our patterns. What an amazing talent she has with horses. I would compare hers to Remington's equally well. It is supposed to get really hot this coming week with triple digits starting Monday and lasting all week. I may have to go see my brother, John ('67), in Mesa, AZ to cool down. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ Thank goodness for the A/C! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: "On This Day" ~ 7/29/17 TC Herald "1960 - A Richland High School teacher was buried by tons of grain Tuesday when the grain truck she was driving plunged down an embankment. The accident happened after ground beneath the truck gave way, causing it to fall. The teacher, a 40-year old woman, died as a result of the accident, which happened north of Walla Walla.  Richland Villager Do any of you know the name of the teacher? -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very hot Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/31/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Ann ENGEL ('63) David RIVERS ('65) Mick HEMPHILL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry BOYD ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stan McDONALD ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn STEWART ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim OTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marvee HUXOL ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) I Wish a very Happy birthday on July 31st to my dear friend Jim OTT ('64). I hope you are doing well. Love Ya Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: woooooooooooooo hoooo Water Follies, Boat races and just downright good times at the river... I've mentioned before how much I missed the River when I left Richland... now intellectually I knew not every town can have a river (let alone three), but the impact never really hit me till I didn't have one... In Az we had Senator's Wash... which was ok I guess for a swimmin' hole... but it sher weren't no river (I think the Colorado could be seen as a trickle now and then)... When I came to Vegas the shock was even greater... people talked about the lake the lake the lake... when I saw the lake it was really a let down... sure it had once been huge and it was still beyond my sight to its ends but it was low (compared to what it once was) and rocky and not really my idea of fun... there were other "beaches" along the lake if you consider mud a beach... but my love for just the look and feel of the river never left my mind and it remains a very fond memory to this day... now one of the B-day guys does throw a Bomber Party inna town along the River... so I can say he still gets to enjoy it... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) and Mike JENNINGS ('64-RIP) on your special day, July 31, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Re: Birthday greetings Wanted to wish me brudder Tom HEMPHILL ('62) a Happy Birthday today (7/31). We will celebrate this coming weekend at your granddaughter's wedding. Hope we can survive all the excitement? -Brother Mick HEMPHILL ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` June, 2017 ~ August, 2017