Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/24/17
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3 Bombers sent stuff: 
Curt DONAHUE ('53)
Larry MATTINGLY ('60)
Mary ROSE ('60)
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BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty STRODE ('64)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helen WORKMAN ('64) 
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan MONTGOMERY ('66)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancie MILLIUS ('69) 
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki CASE ('69)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don WADE ('70)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Blanche NEWBY ('71)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian BLOWE ('12) 

BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John COLE & Vicki MOSLEY ('66)

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>>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53)

Re: USC Mascot and Other Nonsense

Of course Traveler [a horse - current horse is Traveler VII]
is the USC Mascot. I have been corrected many times for that
untimely slip caused likely by old age.

And now some professor who obviously has nothing to do has
decided that God is racist, since the main part of the recent
eclipse didn't cover areas populated by enough people of
color. I'm not sure what she plans to do about it, but it
might be fun to watch.

-Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Pasco  
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>>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) 

Re: Bruce STRAND ('69)

The Houston Lodge is a fixture in Alaska history.

By any description the Houston Lodge was a "Road House" with
live music. The crowd looked a bit on the rough side but
generally were behaving of folks having a good time.

Up until it sold a couple of years ago it was all you wanted
it to be. Their biggest day of the year was the night of the
Fireworks. Most years that crowd on both sides of the Parks
Hiway exceeds 5000 for the celebration. That fireworks display
is probably the largest on mainland Alaska. My two displays at
Dutch Harbor, AK are larger in caliber but doesn't have the 
room to spread out like Houston.

[My wife] Jackie and I work for over a week day and night
setting up multiple trailers of mortars and wiring it all to
the advanced automated Cobra firing system. She fires the huge
number of fireworks items remotely with a command module.

The Prime Rib dinner with baked tater and all the trimmings
was just the way you like it. Slow roasted on rare side and
perfect.

Unfortunately the new owners wanted it to be a class act place
to dine. They discouraged the normal Alaska type crowd and
closed on the day of the celebration and fireworks. That
didn't last.

Now another owner has picked it up and it is better but will
not likely be the same old watering hole. Last Sat. I had a
BLT for lunch that was exceptionally good.Time will tell
whether the new owners can stand the pace. But they are
working at it. They also have some rooms to rent. Jackie 
and I stayed there one night. A bit primitive as they were
remodeling but OK.

-J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60)
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>>From: Mary ROSE Tansy ('60)

To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

Re: New VW Bus 

Somewhere I saw a perfect one with large flowers and automatic
transmission!!! Waiting patiently...

-Mary ROSE Tansy ('60)
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