Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/01/17
7 Bombers sent stuff: 
Jim McKEOWN ('53), Mike CLOWES ('54)
Tony DURAN ('55), Pete BEAULIEU ('62)
David RIVERS ('65), Rick MADDY ('67)
Brad WEAR ('71)
              19 years --- Where does the time go??
214 days till Iditarod starts: March 3, 2018 -- You ready?

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
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>>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53)

Happy belated Birthday to Stan McDONALD ('53), that
cheerleader extraordinaire... hope the other McDONALD ('53)
takes you some place nice for this event... I'm guessing 
you are somewhere in the 80s, and I hope to see you in
September... its been a while.

-Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ from continued verra hot Sacramento
>>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

This is somewhat of an important date. Not only is it 
the birthday of one of the younger Bomber Babes of my
acquaintance; it is also the anniversary of this publication.
I'm not too sure which is more important. Guess it is all in
how you look at it. Now, the Tooter ('65), for example, would
be want to drool and stammer in the Bomber Babe's presence. It
would seem older women have that effect on him. Need I say

A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to
Ann ENGEL ('63) on this fortuitous occasion; and a big "Way to
go!" to the founders of the Alumni Sandstorm.

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR  where, 
      if weather guessers are correct, we are just hours away
      from a scorch of triple digit temps.
>>From: Tony DURAN ('55)

Re: Anniversary

Sylvia PLUMB Duran ('56) and I will be celebrating our 60th on
August 7th at a family reunion in Salida, CO. Our family from
my mother's parent's side have a reunion every three years to
get family members together. For some of us it might be for
the last time. One never knows. We expect family from the four
corners of the country. Many from Alaska, Washington, Oregon,
California, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Florida, Idaho,
and even New Orleans. 

They tell me that they are planning a hell of a fiesta for our

With all our aches and pains and broken bones, I just hope we
will be up to this.

Wish you could be with us. You can use all or part of this for
the Sandstorm if you want. Edit it any way you want. Please
rewrite it if need be..

Your  Bomber Friend,
-Tony DURAN ('55)
>>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62)

To: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66)

Re: Walla Walla

The teacher who died in a Walla Walla grain truck accident in
1960 (Tri-City Herald, "On this Day", 7-29-17) could well have
been Mrs. Beachner. I recall her daughter sitting in an empty
seat behind me in one class, and arriving a bit after the new
quarter started. A bit vague, but her name was Beachner and
her mother had been killed in a traffic accident of some sort
near Walla Walla. Mrs. Beachner shows up in Columbian
yearbooks (English teacher), but no longer in 1961.

Re: Book

Just finished reading a first edition of the Life and
Explorations and Public Services of Col. John Charles Fremont
(1856). At one point Fremont recounts how in mid-1846 he
deterred a very large and mobile war party of "Wah-lah-wah-
lah" warriors from carrying out a vengeance raid against
Sutter's Fort (of later Sutter's Mill gold rush fame). They
did have a grievance, but instead they went east for their
winter hunt and awaited his justice under the flag in the
spring. Then the Cayuses (still the Walla Wallas?) inflicted
the Whitman Massacre in 1847 for the failure to contain the
foreign small pox epidemic.

-Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ Shoreline, WA
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: swooooooooooooooning again

Another year has passed n we gots two Bomber-babes anna guy
celebrating yet once again... just seeing the one Babe's name
in the sandstorm yesterday made me close my eyes and drift off
to years past... not that I still don't think of her in years
present... oh my how do I get myself into these sichiashuns...
then there is the other Bomber-babe... I have, over the years,
tried to get each of these babes to ask me to tolo ahhh but
alas... I ask and wait and wait and wait... "sooooooooooooome
daaaaaaaaaay my princess will come" (don't think I'm quite
ready to do a Disney soundtrack... but close)... now that
doesn't mean I ain't happy to send wishes to the guy...
heavens no... but He has his own tolo queen and well... I just
hope beyond hope that one day... oh if wishes were oreos we'd
all eat ourselves sick or something like that... so HAPPY
BIRTHDAY, Ann ENGEL ('63), MaryAnn WEILAND ('63) and Dennis
HASKINS ('66) on your special day August 1, 2017 and just
think we been doing this Sandstorm thing for 19 years!!!!!!!!
-David RIVERS ('65)
>>From: Rick MADDY ('67)

Re: Summer of Love

Oops. A day late and a dollar short.

The Summer of Love. July 31, 1967. The young flocking to
Haight Ashbury and many with a flower in their hair. Far out.
Trial, error and experimentation with the back again for round
two, roll-yer-own funny cigarettes. Tried that once right
after graduation, but I was so drunk I could not tell if it
did anything other than make me cough and laugh all night even
though nothing was funny. Beatniks were ahead of the times.
Then we stepped into the bucket with 'Turn on, tune in, drop
out.' Make love, not war. Peace and Love. Love.

Anyway, July 31, 1967 was Phil "Not That Phil Collins" COLLINS
and my first day of boot camp at MCRD SD - Marine Corps
Recruit Depot San Diego. MCRD PI - Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Parris Island Marines called it Hollywood. I never told any of
them different nor did I ever wear sunglasses in Vietnam.

Happy 50th Collins on surviving boot, my brother, and then
that turkey shoot that came soon after. See you soon.

Semper Fidelis.
-Rick MADDY ('67)
>>From: Brad WEAR ('71)

Re: 1 Month

One month until hunting season opens in Texas!!!! Wahoo!!!  

-Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in balmy Plano, TX 
That's it for today. Please send more.