Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/07/17
4 Bombers sent stuff: 
Frank WHITESIDE ('63), Tedd CADD ('66)
David RIVERS ('65), Vicki OWENS ('72)

BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Tony DURAN ('55) & Sylvia PLUMB ('56) 

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
>>From: Tedd CADD ('66)


Machinist Mate: The mechanic guy

-Tedd CADD ('66)
>>From: Frank WHITESIDE ('63)

To: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64)

Carol, thanks for the kind words regarding the house that we
have for sale in Gold Canyon, AZ. I wish we had some decent
retirement communities here in Louisiana. We have lots of
nursing homes and independent living centers for older folks,
most of which are unaffordable and many not too desirable.
Arizona and Florida have always led the way in 55 plus
communities for those able to still live on their own. Smaller
homes and downsizing looks much better as you get older. 
Funny how people spend the majority of their lives buying and
acquiring "stuff" and their senior years trying to get 
rid of it. Few in the younger generation appreciate family
heirlooms/antiques, anymore. We have looked for years (since
Katrina in 2005) for a retirement area within a day's ride from
our place here in Louisiana without success. It appears that
everywhere has weather or other undesirable traits. I guess our
days of looking for a nearby Utopia are over.

Anyway, for those who missed it, our house ad is now online 
on many real estate sites. Just go to The Robin Rotella 
Team site for Keller-Williams in Gold Canyon, AZ and look for
Mountainbrook Village (55 plus) part and type in 8635 E.
Bursage Circle in Gold Canyon, AZ 85218. Robin lives a few
blocks from the house and has her office nearby. She is the
listing agent and knows more about the house and community 
than the others. Forgot to mention that we had the place newly
painted outside, including the outdoor fireplace and its walls.

-Frank WHITESIDE ('63) ~ Bayou Gauche, LA... .. far from the 
   heavy rain-flooded streets/shops of New Orleans!
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: Good memories

This is one of those bitter sweet days I remember every year
when it comes around. One year I did a made up story about the
couple walking through the halls at Col-Hi, going to dances and
drive-ins and alla stuff we all used to do with our Bomber-guy
or Bomber-babe... the Bomber-babe of this couple burst my
bubble by telling me they actually "got together" on Grageashun
night on the '63 cruise on the Columbia for the class of '63.
Well shut my mouth! The guy of this couple was a fantastic
photographer... well, maybe not Fantastic... I mean if the
heads in the photos are unimportant, he wasn't too bad... 
I have his Class of '63 T with the "63" as it was on the big 
wall below school... the one we repainted a couple of years 
ago... HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Ann ENGEL ('63) and Freddie SCHAFER
('63-RIP) on your special day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: The Wall - Two lawyers defacing gumint property 
   are David RIVERS ('65) and Dean HEILING ('63)

-David RIVERS ('65)
>>From: Vicki OWENS ('72)

Hi Maren,

I've loved the entries on the Coast Guard. It's fascinating to
learn about a lesser known branch of those who served--and are

Tedd CADD ('66) will undoubtedly provide his own answer on the
meaning of MK, which I also wondered about. Of course his will
be the right definition for his entry. 

   [SEE Tedd's entry earlier -- he said "Machinist Mate:
   The mechanic guy"  -Maren]

But seeing "MK" got me thinking that in many parts of the
world, an MK is a Missionary Kid. That's a subset of TCK, or
Third Culture Kid. There's actually a whole lot of research on
people who grew up in other cultures, whether parents were
petroleum engineers, military, diplomats, missionaries, or
teachers in international schools. Such people simply
experience the world differently. One of the best articles I
ever read during Obama's presidency explained how his
leadership style expressed his TCK childhood. I hope I can
avoid the slippery slope of political discourse one way or
t'other here, but as the late, great Mark Twain wrote: "Travel
is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and 
many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad,
wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be
acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all
one's lifetime."

-Vicki OWENS ('72) ~ Kampala, Uganda
That's it for today. Please send more.