Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/14/17
4 Bombers sent stuff: 
Pat UPSON ('49), Mike CLOWES ('54)
Bill JOHNSTON ('55), Shirley COLLINGS ('66)

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
>>From: Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49)

Re: September 14

A joy for all fellow Bombers to share with us. September 14,
1952 I was truly blessed. I stood at an altar next to a tall,
handsome, thoughtful and precious man named Pete (NAB), He
asked me to share the rest of his life with him. While I'm
thanking you Pete, thanks also for two fantastic sons too!
Thank you also for being such a wise, thoughtful and loving
father--Scoutmaster, great guidance, and teaching them to
climb every major mountain in Oregon and the finale--a three
day climb on Mt. Rainier in Washington state. They reflect 
all of this back in the way they have raised our four
grandchildren and how our two great grandchildren are being
raised. So Happy 65th Anniversary dear and "God willin' and
the creek don't rise" we will share a toast next September 14
on our 66th. Love, Pat

-Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49)
>>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

We are all still praying for rain in this next of the woods;
mainly to help put out the many wild fires around the area.
When asked how much rain would help, one fire fighter
responded "About 40 days and 40 nights might do."

Now to the subject at hand, the birthday of a Bomber Babe I
personally know. We went to school together, graduated on the
same day, and we still speak to each other at Club 40. I feel
certain that she will be at Applebee's this Friday for lunch
with the rest of the girls. Unless she has something more
important to do, like welcoming home returning service

A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to
Norma MYRICK ('54). Please don't spend the day at the Uptown
Tavern, even though you are now old enough to go in

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where 
	Oktoberfest is continuing.
>>From: Bill JOHNSTON ('55), 

To all of you who knew my lovely wife, Sue BRIDGES ('55) (AKA
"dimples"), Thursday, September 14 is her 80th birthday. 
If you would like to email her your good wishes, her e-mail
address is If you would like to send 
her something more substantial (like an M2 3-wood/5-wood 
set, senior flex... she already has the driver), her mailing 
address is 81519 Avenida Montura, Indio, CA, 92203.

-Bill JOHNSTON ('55), 
>>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66)

Re: Chris VOWELS ('71) ~ 9/13/17 Tri-City Herald 

   Retired Richland police sergeant, Chris VOWELS ('71),
   makes his last journey.

   Chris VOWELS came home Tuesday.

   After spending six months in and out of a Seattle
   hospital for various treatments, the 64-year-old
   retired Richland police sergeant got a special escort
   into the Tri-Cities.

   It wasn't the type of homecoming vowels and his family
   envisioned when they started his journey, battling
   severe aplastic anemia and all the complications that
   come with the rare disease.

   But they said they felt wrapped in love as their
   personal motorcade of four cars and an ambulance was
   joined by law enforcement, veterans and friends for the
   final 21 miles of their road trip to The Hospice House
   in Kennewick.

Re: Class of '67 50-year class reunion ~ September 15 and 16 

Above is the link to the agenda for the reunion this weekend 
with current responses.
Re: Sausage Fest ~ September 15 and 16 
-Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a cooler Richland  
That's it for today. Please send more.