Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/21/17 ~ TOTAL ECLIPSE DAY
   ... watching on the Weather Channel
7 Bombers sent stuff: 
Dan HAGGARD ('57), Helen CROSS ('62)
Leoma COLES ('63), Shirley COLLINGS ('66)
Tedd CADD ('66), Brad WEAR ('71)
Gary TURNER ('71)
   [Happy Birthday, Vernie -- my first babysitter. -Maren]

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
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>>From: Dan HAGGARD ('57)

Re: Class of 1957 60 Year Reunion

One week left to sign up for this years Club 40 annual
gathering and our 60 year reunion. Registration forms need to
be postmarked by AUGUST 26th. 

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. 

Sit 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 September 8th & 9th and 10th. 

-Dan HAGGARD ('57)
>>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62)

Re: Know what this is?
	[Don't know what it is, but I still have mine! -Maren]

-Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN   
>>From: Leoma COLES ('63)

Re: The Eclipse

Well, tomorrow will tell!! The Oregon Coast, specifically
Lincoln City and Depoe Bay have been preparing for months 
for the Eclipse. There was a huge rate increase at the local
hotels, many businesses making their employees work extra days
and long hours, all with the anticipation of a massive influx
of customers coming to the coast. Now, after media warnings 
of major traffic jams, lack of food and gas, and possible
overcast day on Monday we are like a ghost town. Many hotels
had massive cancellations, stores are overstocked with
supplies, and employees have been sent home early from work.
The week-end has been the deadest that most of us remember
from the summers past. TV networks are here, for the ground
zero viewing for tomorrow, but no one knows for sure, we just
have to wait. The weather is great, sunny and clear the last
few days and locals are enjoying a break in the summer traffic
and tourists. 

We have had a Garage Sale going all week-end, but it's been
pretty slow. Most locals were told to stay home because of the
traffic congestion, but that hasn't happened yet. Looks like
the most popular place this week-end is Prineville, where they
are expecting over 100,000 people.

So, we shall see. Have a great Monday Eclipse everyone!!

-Leoma COLES ('63) ~ From sunny and quiet Lincoln City, OR 
[I'm gonna watch on the weather channel.  -Maren]  
>>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66)

Re: Little League World Series ~ 8/20/17 Tri-City Herald 

	"Walla Walla holds on for a 4-3 win over South Dakota"

	I erred in my post for Sunday as "Walla Walla will 
	have Sunday off before returning to the field at 5pm
	Monday against the loser of Sunday's Fairfield
	American, Connecticut and Lufkin, Texas, game."

Good luck, Walla Walla!

-Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland   
>>From: Tedd CADD ('66)

Re: Coast Guard White Hulls

In a previous post, I misstated the length of the two USCG
Cutters in a drug bust. It felt wrong but I didn't pay
attention to it.

They were 378' and 270'.

Re: Common Sense

The original version of the obituary for Mr. Common Sense is
actually the work of Lori Borgman and was first published in
the Indianapolis Star on 15 March 1998.

As is normal with the web, there are many versions, modified
by who knows how many people.

It is sad to know that Mr. Sense has been dead for almost 20

-Tedd CADD ('66)
>>From: Brad WEAR ('71)

Re: Richland Street Names

My bet is Lee Blvd is named after Robert E Lee. I found out
all of the original street names were named after Generals of
various wars.

	[Actually it was Army Engineers. -Maren]

John MOSLEY ('71) and I tried to have the park at Stevens and
Van Giesen renamed after Mark BLACK '(66wb-RIP), USMC, in '06
or '07. Mark was one of the first Tri-City residents killed in
Vietnam. There was an article in TCH on our efforts.  We found
out Stevens was a Civil War General, but I don't know which
side he was on.

	[Go to that streets page, Brad.  There's a whole
	page on Army Engineer Isaac Ingalls Stevens (1818-62)
	and a whole page on Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) -- 
	check out YOUR street name. This page has been online
	SINCE 8/23/99.  -Maren]

The Parks and Rec director was very reluctant to change a
parks name, even though Stevens already had a street named
after him. Go figure

-Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in rain soaked, humid Plano, TX. - 11 days
	until dove season.
>>From: Gary TURNER ('71)

Re: Lee Blvd.

The argument about Washington and Jefferson being slave owners
screams "Straw Man." To me the question is why would we honor
someone who took a military oath to defend the USA and then
chose to lead an army in battle against the USA. By that
logic, can we expect Benedict Arnold Avenue next? For that
matter, if we are honoring military leaders that we have
defeated in war we should also have a Rommel Road and a Tojo
Trail... I'm sure they, too, were regarded as honorable by
those they lead.

This is not a liberal/conservative thing and has nothing to do
with changing history, but with honoring the history of the
United States... not the history of the Confederacy. For you
constitutionalists please see Article III, section 3.

Changing a street name that has existed for 70 years won't
happen. However, Ray STEIN's ('64) idea to change the honoree
to Glenn Lee is an excellent compromise... he certainly did a
lot more to create the Tri-Cities of today than Robert E. Lee.

-Gary TURNER ('71)
[Political correctness gone amok. -Maren]
That's it for today. Please send more.