Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/09/17
5 Bombers sent stuff and memorial INFO today: 
Mike CLOWES ('54), Diane AVEDOVECH ('56)
Donni CLARK ('63), Clif EDWARDS ('68)


BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John MYERS ('56) & Roberta KIRK ('57)

BOMBER REUNION/PICNIC: '71 class, 11am, Leslie Groves Shelter #1

ALL BOMBERS LUNCH,:11:30, Queensgate Sterlings (2nd Sat) 

09/09	6:30 (CT) - LSU v Chattanooga - SECN	
09/09	6:30 (CT) - OSU v OKU Sooners - ABC
09/09	6:30 (CT) - ND v GA (UGA) - NBC
09/09	7:00 (CT) - UW v Montana - PACN
09/09	9:30 (CT) - WSU v Boise St - ESPU

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

Here it is, day two of the Annual Club 40 Meeting. As you read
this I am wending my way to Bomberville via a circuitous route
thanks to some juvenile delinquents from Vancouver (USA).

As I understand it, they are currently helping the police with
their enquires. Forestry people are busy totaling up the bill
the parents of the malefactors may be required to pay. I know
that won't alleviate the view across the river.

The weather is almost cooperating; there have been reports of
rain/drizzle/mist. What is needed is a rain cloud from Irma.
Make that two; one in the Gorge and one down around Brookings,
OR. Leave the wind behind, thank you.

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where
	Oktoberfest is a mere 5 days away. If you are in the 
	valley, drop on by.  
>>From:Diane AVEDOVECH ('56)

For those living in the South who are in the path of hurricanes

THERE. It's waterproof and secured to cabinets so it's more
likely to survive a storm. TELL YOUR FRIENDS

-Diane AVEDOVECH ('56)
>>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63)

Re: Fire

First of all I would like to thank all my Bomber friends who
called, e-mailed and text me personally to see how I was and
even offered us a place to stay. It is not over yet. There 
was a meeting at our high school tonight about the fire on 
the Wash. side and the fire on the Oregon side is only 7%
contained the last I heard. Thank you so much for your love
and support and prayers. Bomber friends are the best! We are
packed and ready to head that way if it comes near us. 

To: Mike FRANCO ('70)

Mike, I wasn't making generalizations about the youth of
today... I was speaking specifically of the young boy, 15, 
and his friends who were seen by other people in the forest
and told not to do what they were doing. I was going by the 
news cast and the people who testified on the news of their
laughter, and disregard of the people who were trying to get
them to stop and throwing fire bombs and crackers in the
forest and over the cliffs. 

I know there are many wonderful young people, yours and mine
among them I am sure. However I do see a disregard by many
youth and other older people today who do not value our land
the way we once did. I see it all around me when I find
disposable diapers along our creeks and river banks, food and
other garbage. I am speaking from my own experience from what
I have found myself in the mountains, along the rivers and
washed up on the beaches in California and Washington. Other
states may have stricter laws but sadly what I once remembered
as being pristine when I was young is not anymore. We have
found couches, TVs, bottles, plastic, etc., etc. dumped along
roads and hiking trails. 

I have 3 teachers in my family, one daughter and two
daughters-in-law. There is very little discipline anymore. 
The values we were taught, love of country, love of freedom, 
love of our land is not taught in our schools the way we were
taught. You have the right to disagree with me. I feel sorry
for the youth of today, those who were not taught like we were
and those who will have to grow up in this generation. There
few consequences for wrong doing. 

This young man [15 is still a boy in my book] caused millions
and millions of dollars of damage to our land and to others
lives and it will come out of our pocketbooks and I wonder
what he will pay any kind of fine at all. 

I am sorry that you were really bothered by what I said but 
I am bothered too when people who do these things get by with

-Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) ~ in our smokey gorge right now
>>From: Clif EDWARDS ('68)

To: Mike FRANCO ('70)

You are right, Mike; I noticed that comment too. Here's a sad
thought; I heard the authorities have identified the young man
who ACCIDENTALLY started the gorge fire. Can you imagine him
and his family, a couple years from now, driving through the
gorge? It will have recovered substantially by then but the
scars will still be evident; that now-adult fellow will feel
such shame and will have suffered through blame and ridicule
from so many people, even at my age I don't know how I would
hold up! I'm sure right now he could use a shoulder to cry on
and I hope he has one. All said and done, it was an accident,
true one of huge proportion, but still an accident.

On a happier note, happy birthday, Jim MATTIS ('68). You are
doing a great job under some pretty trying circumstances.
Thanks to Brad WEAR ('71) for bringing that up!

-Clif EDWARDS ('68) ~ from Apache Junction, AZ  108 here 
	today, just balmy September weather!
********************   MEMORIAL INFO   **********************
not a memorial - only INFO today

>>Donald Fritz Jones (64wb&65wb&66c) ~ 3/20/46 - 9/2/17

Funeral: TODAY, Saturday, September 9, 2017, 10am.
	Einan's at Sunset, 915 Bypass Highway, Richland
Military Graveside: TODAY, Saturday, September 9, 2017, 11am
	Cemetery at Sunset, 915 Bypass Highway, Richland
That's it for today. Please send more.