Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08//17
6 Bombers sent stuff: 
Mike CLOWES ('54), Jim ARMSTRONG ('63)
David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66)
Betti AVANT ('69), Bruce STRAND ('69

08/23 Maren's been off nicotine NINE YEARS today

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
>>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

Boy, what a relief; Lee Blvd. was not named for "Marse" Robert
[nickname of Robert E. Lee].

While Glenn Lee might have been a consideration, it is good to
know that he is now out of the running for having that Blvd
named for him. Yes, he was a champion for the Tri-Cities. He
did not champion Richland. I think he would have preferred it
to remain the sleepy farm town(village) it was before the war.

That Richland was, for a time, a larger community than Pasco
and Kennewick combined sort of went against his grain. After
all, the citizens of Richland were a bunch of "johnny-come-
latelys" and quite possibly carpet baggers. Since Mr. Lee
resided in, and had his business in lily white Kennewick; who
knew what "sort" of people were living in Richland.

He is probably spinning in his grave to know that persons of
color are living in Kennewick.

"Marse" Robert would have been a better choice.

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where
	summer weather may be returning by the end of the week
P.S, For all you latent hippies out there, I see where 
	Volkswagen is thinking about bringing back the bus
	and lasting for a while.
>>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63)

Re: Conferderate Monuments

Wondering where all those Confederate monuments come from?
Look up the cult of "The Lost Cause." A post war movement to
lionize and justify the Confederacy and its heroes. "Save your
Confederate money, boys. The South will rise again!"

-Jim ARMSTRONG ('63)
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: the olden dayz

Well, the eclipse has passed and now people will be able to
say "why I remember back in '17 bla bla bla... and kids will
look at them and say "you saw that in real time?"... well back
in '58 as we were moving into the F house on the corner of
Stevens and VanGiesen, the Bomber guy was one of the first
kids I met that summer... we spent most of the summer trying
to build a go-cart... don't think we even managed to scrounge
4 wheels so the project never got any further... now days they
can be purchased at half the stores around... ahhhhh the olden
days... well HAPPY BIRTHDAY Chuck MONASMITH ('65) and Donni
cLARK ('63) on your special day, August 23, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-David RIVERS ('65)
>>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66)

Re: Little League World Series ~ 8/22/17 Tri-City Herald 

Walla Walla made a good run in the Little League World Series
in Williamsport, PA but unfortunately lost to Fairfield, CT in
a late, weather-related delayed game Monday night by a score
of 14-6.

Congratulations to the Walla Walla team for being selected to 
play in the Little League World Series!


The item is a class key given out by Nihart's Jewelry in
Richland. See the item posted on our class of '66 website at

Re: Roberta "Robin" Clark Morris (RIP RHS Teacher) 

Robin was born 2/17/42 and passed away 8/3/17. Her memorial
service will be from 11am-1pm on Friday, August 25, at West
Side Church located at 615 Wright Avenue in Richland.

   "She was also a driving force to raise funds for
   Seattle's first Ronald McDonald House. Robin's journey
   continued by finding time to teach Sunday school and
   working to enrich the school experience of students
   through the Jason Lee Elementary School Parent Teacher
   Association (PTA). Her path changed again as she
   returned to teaching in 1986 and eventually as a
   teacher at Richland High School. Answering the call of
   the students, Robin took the role of advisor for the
   Richland High newspaper, The Sandstorm (1987-2005),
   and then later the yearbook, The Columbian (1995-2005).
   She also worked tirelessly to add journalism classes to 
   the school curriculum. Robin joined the Washington
   Journalism Education Association (WJEA) and Journalism
   Education Association (JEA) in 1987 and was President
   of WJEA from 1994-1996. She retired from Richland High
   School in 2005, but continued to be an active member in
   WJEA and JEA. Robin was recognized many times for her
   energy and dedication that she poured into each and
   every project that she was involved in: two Golden
   Acorn Awards; National PTA Phoebe Apperson Hearst
   Outstanding Educator Nominee 1991-92 Richland High
   school PTSA , Who's Who Among American Teachers 1994,
   2002, 2003, 2004; Outstanding Journalism Educator -
   Richland High School - 1986-2005; All American Adviser
   Award - 2005- National Scholastic Press Association;
   Lifetime Achievement Award -2005 - The Journalism
   Education Association; Dorothy McPhillips Award - 2005-
   WJEA recognition for tireless dedication to scholastic
   journalism, Master Journalism Educator - 1992-2017. Her
   awards from Washington Journalism Education Association
   and Journalism Education Association are a reflection
   of her commitment to help students rise to their best
   and for her to walk alongside them, supporting as she
   could in so many ways."

   "In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
   following options that Robin had a strong passion for:
   WJEA Robin Morris Scholarship, Washington Journalism
   Education Association; Roberta Clark (63) and Dr. James
   E. Morris (63) Endowed Scholarship, Pfeiffer
   University; World Relief Tri-Cities; and Chaplaincy
   Hospice House Kennewick, Washington."

RIP, Robin.

-Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland  
>>From: Betti AVANT ('69)

Re: My 2 Cents Worth

I'm not one that gets into political discussions. Someone sent
a picture of the sign on Lee Blvd. explaining who it was named
for and it says "Robert E. Lee", then goes into a history of

I say just leave all of this alone.

	[and later that same day...}

I meant to add to this, that Traveler is not the mascot for
UCLA but USC. UCLA has a bruin for a mascot (students dressed
up as bears).

-Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland  
>>From: Bruce STRAND ('69)

Re: Houston Lodge

To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60)

The Houston Lodge at Houston, AK had the biggest and best
burgers. This, especially after four days canoeing on the
Little Sue where we rolled the canoe twice the first day. 
That was 40 years ago, so don't know what the Lodge is 
serving these days.

-Bruce STRAND ('69) ~ Still warm in Tempe, AZ
That's it for today. Please send more.