Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/02/17
4 Bombers sent stuff: 
Dick WIGHT ('52), Barbara SESLAR ('60)
David RIVERS ('65), Gary TURNER ('71)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) First Kadlec Baby

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
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>>From: Dick WIGHT ('52)

Class of '52 is having its 65 year reunion.... 65 years?????...
concurrent with Club 40 weekend, a lunch gathering on Saturday,
September 9th. It may well be the last! This past week I
prepared a current list of classmates who have "crossed the
bar", and this list grew to a MUCH longer list than the one
five years ago... Got me to thinking back on where the years
went! There seems to be something special about Bomberland of
old... I only lived in Richland a scant 3 years as a teenager,
went to COL HI for my sophomore, junior and half my senior
year. I left Richland on January 3rd, 1952 - joined the Coast
Guard (age 17) and stayed in until mid 1986... retired as a
captain (O-6) after holding pay grades E-1 thru E-7, O-1 to 
O-6... but that's another story.

In 1978, my father, who had been Richland's fire chief for some
years, passed away and subsequently I heard from Luana IVERS
Portch ('52-RIP) who spotted my name in Dad's obit. She urged
me to start attending class reunions, and I made it to our 30th
(my first) in 1982 - and all of them since! Luana passed away
some months back... Arguably the glue that held our class

My wife and I moved back to Richland in 2014 after being gone
all those years, and I have enjoyed occasional lunches with
'52ers this past 3 years. But the ranks are thinning! 

I look forward to our reunion this September and to the Club 40
gathering... and hope to see some of the folks from '51, '52,
'53 that I knew back in the "dark ages". Come on out! We'll
swap tales, sea stories et al...

-Dick WIGHT ('52 - I guess! - I got my diploma in the mail a 
       year or so later!) ~ in sweltering Richland...
>>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60)

Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon

DATE: Saturday, August 5, 2017
TIME: 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: 3 Margaritas (downtown near Lee Blvd.)

Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first
Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and
you'll find us at the corner table. No reservations needed.

-Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60)
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: Not all records can be broken

Now there are all kinds of firsts and other records that can
be broken and many of which last only a short while... For
example, when I was in second grade, Ken Olsen said I was 
the slowest person on earth... now it wasn't a fishal record,
though he was using a stop watch when he said it, but I have
great confidence there have been slower individuals since
then... this one, however cannot be broken... today's Bomber
was the very first baby born at our own Kadlec Hospital (though
in a much smaller form... in fact, I heard the other day that
there was a vacant building in Richland into which Kadlec had
not yet moved)... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ed "Q" QUIGLEY ('62) on your
special day, August 2, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-David RIVERS ('65)
>>From: Gary TURNER ('71)

Re: Happy Birthdays

First of all, thanks to Maren (and all the contributors) for
keeping this going for so many years.

Many happy returns to two stalwarts of the class of '71... the
first is one of the all-time great third basemen for Densow
Drugs little league team, the second is perhaps the only member
of our class to have a song named after him. So happy birthday
on Wednesday (8/2) to Richland's mini Brooks Robinson, Dennis
STREGE...and happy birthday on Thursday (8/3) to the real 
world's most interesting man, Dick Spitaleri!

-Gary TURNER ('71)
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