Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/06/17
4 Bombers sent stuff and heard about 3 Bomber deaths today: 
Mike CLOWES ('54), Mac QUINLAN ('62)
Pam EHINGER ('67), Clif EDWARDS ('68)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas HANN ('61)

		John HEFFNER ('66) & Melanie DUKES ('67)

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
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>>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

The only nice thing about the wildfires in the Columbia River
Gorge is that the smoke it blocking the sun and thereby
keeping the temps low. Monday was supposed to be 101, but 
it only got to 91 here (thanks smoke). On the down side,
currently, I-84 is closed around Cascade Locks making 
those headed for the Club 40/Class of '57 Shindig from 
the Portland/Vancouver area look for alternate route to

There is a bright note to the day, that being the birthday of
a Bomber who should be in the nice guy hall of fame. Now, he
might charge you for giving you the shirt off his back, but it
would be less than Goodwill.

A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" 
to fellow classmate Carl VOLMER ("54) on this occasion. I
certainly hope that health problems won't prevent him from
enjoying the day. I also hope that he will see many more.

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where 
	it may rain before the weekend, or not.
>>From: Frank Quinlan, aka Mac QUINLAN ('62)

Re: L. Holland St. John

The mention of L. Holland St. John brought back some memories
of him. His first job after graduation was teaching 5th grade
('53-'54 school year) at Jefferson. I've mentioned before, the
main reason I remember him so well was because he drove a wine
colored 1946 Ford 2-door sedan with Lake pipes and flipper hub
caps. That was by far the coolest looking car in the parking
lot. I was in the 4th grade at the time hoping I would get him
as my teacher next year. Any one who drove a car that cool had
to be a great teacher, he was. After the '54-'55 school year
he went on to teach Speech at Chief Jo.
In 1959 while returning from leading a Boy Scout troop to 
the coast he saw a 1958 Thunderbird at a used car lot. The
following weekend he went back and bought the car and drove 
it for the next several years. I was sorry to see the '46 go,
It was a neat old car.

And since I am on the subject of cars, even though my life in
the semiconductor industry was quite successful, I've always
wished I could have made a living doing something with high
performance race cars, especially with the engine side of 
the business. In 2003, shortly before retiring I started a
business doing just that and it's become quite successful.
Over the years I've sent in pictures of some of the unique
engines we've had the privilege of working on. This time I've
included a picture of an engine we are just finishing up. 
It's from a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB. Finding parts for these old
engines can be very difficult and at times very expensive, 
but well worth it when the engine is fully restored. The next
engine underway is from a 540K Mercedes Roadster. Luckily this
engine was used in several different cars and the parts don't
seem to be as hard to find as the Ferrari.

-Mac QUINLAN ('62)
>>From: Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67)

I am so very sorry to hear about Louie YESBUGER's ('67) death.
My prayers go out to his wife & family. May God Bless You all.

Bomber Tears
-Pam EHINGER Kindl (Blue Ribbon Class of '67)
>>From: Clif EDWARDS ('68), 

To: Mike FRANCO ('70)

The Sandstorm wasn't quite right the other day. My doubles
partner was Duane WARDEN ('69). We took, I think, 3rd place
in some tournament or other. Duane & I never really gelled 
as a team, at least not as well as my earlier partner, 
Peter HARMON ('68-RIP). We practiced down at the park below 
the GasLight Pizza & Tavern.

-Clif EDWARDS ('68)
********************** HEARD ABOUT **************************
Heard about these Bomber deaths today:

>>Pat WATT Hill ('63-RIP) ~ 1/20/45 - 2/8/01

>>Mary JURICICH Cox ('68-RIP) ~ 11/16/49 - 11/13/16

>>Kim ELLIOTT Hampton ('74-RIP) ~ **/**/** - 9/4/17

That's it for today. Please send more.