Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/21/17
5 Bombers sent stuff: 
Mike CLOWES ('54), Karen COLE ('55)
Ed WOOD ('62), Shirley COLLINGS ('66)
Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Treasure ELDER ('54)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen ROW ('66)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stephen FORTE ('66)

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

In a perfect world, Maren wouldn't have to make up stuff, let
alone research things about the Iditarod to keep from having to
publish a "NOT" issue. I'm sure there are things (subjects) to
prattle on about. Oktoberfest ended here on a down note. The
rain started sooner (2 PM) than forecast (6 PM), which sorta
dampened the crowd and sent them home early. The rain even
damped the clean-up crews on Monday.

Now, on the important stuff. Got a daily double in Bomber Babe
birthdays to comment on. Knew and remember them both from way
back when. One of them I even had a class or two with during 
the course of our time in Col-Hi. The other one, not so much.
Needless to say, both of them are still friends, sort of.

A double tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!"
to Ann CLATWORTHY and Treasure ELDER (both '54). Enjoy
yourselves on this pleasant occasion , and tell your current
husbands not to be such cheap skates. There are better places 
to dine other than Taco Bell.
-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where 
	weather guessers are saying maybe back in the 80s next week
>>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55)

Re: Don Pierce (NAB-RIP)

My sister Patti Cole Pierce ('52) lost her husband, Don,
September 18th. Many of you knew Don from college and from 
coaching at Richland High. Don and Patti have lived in Richland
for 27 years and have made numerous friends. Don will be greatly 
missed by all.

Graveside Service: Monday, September 25, at 2pm at Einan's.

-Karen COLE Correll ('55)
>>From: Ed WOOD ('62)

Re: Tanzania

Thanks, Maren, for ensuring that today was not another NOT day.
To make sure tomorrow is not another close one, let me submit
the following:

I'm now returning from a two-week photo safari in Tanzania,
looking forward to combing through my over 14,000 images to
select the few best ones. Since this was an intensive photo-only
event, Janice didn't come with me, but chose to visit her sister
in Oregon instead. 

Our photo group visited 5 of the National Parks that are huge
and varied game preserves, allowing us to capture photos of the
"Big 5" from Africa - lion, leopard, elephant, African buffalo,
and the black rhino, along with over 50 other species that I
took notes on. Attached is one image, "Sunset in the "
that I like.

It was a real treat to see the Mara River crossing, where
thousands of wildebeests jump into the Mara River and swim south
for their great migration to greener pastures. I imagine the
thousands of wildebeests spreading across the plains as far as
the eye can see must be somewhat like what the American bison
looked like in the 1800s. It was a staggering scene.

I was most fortunate to begin and end my trip in Arusha, the
starting point for treks to Kilimanjaro, since a Tanzanian
college friend of mine has now retired to Arusha after 30 years
working for the UN in Nairobi, Kenya. I arrived in Arusha
several days early to stay and visit with Paul Vitta and his
wife Necta, allowing me to see a side of Africa that I'm sure
few visitors could ever experience. He and I hadn't seen one
another for 55 years, and it was pure joy to reunite and spend
time together. I only wish it could have been longer. 

Paul came from a tribe in the northern part of Tanzania, and was
educated in a missionary school. He was selected to receive a 4-
year scholarship to Harvey Mudd College in 1962, just one year
after Tanganyika received its independence from Britain. By the
time he graduated and received his PhD from Emory University,
Tanganyika had merged with Zanzibar, an island 40 miles away,
creating the new nation of Tanzania. He returned home, and
except for an 8-year stint working for an economic development
agency in Ottawa, has spent his life trying to create economic
opportunity in his homeland. It's truly an amazing story, some
of which he has captured in his African political novels
published by the Oxford University Press in their Contemporary
African Literature series. 

I just finished reading Paul's "Confessions by President
Kikumba" on the flight home, his latest novel published last
year. This is the second of Paul's novels I've read, and I'm
looking forward to reading his third one soon, especially since
the quality of the writing is world-class.

On my way home I'm stopping off in Ottawa, since I've been asked
to testify before Parliament's Committee on Justice and Human
Rights on their Bill C-46, sponsored by the Attorney General 
and Minister of Justice. Its intent is to prepare Canada for
legalization of marijuana by strengthening its Driving Under 
the Influence of Drugs law. My invitation to testify came as a
result of an opposition brief I submitted to the Prime Minister,
copying all the Premiers of Canada.

-Ed WOOD ('62)
>>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66)

Re: Class of 1967 Reunion DVD order form 

If anyone is interested in ordering a copy of the Class of 1967
Reunion DVD done by Richard Raines of Raines Video in Portland
you may use this form by filling in your name and address in the
two boxes. Letters were mailed to about 250 members of the class
of 1967, but unfortunately addresses were not available for all
class members.

Copies of the DVD done for the classes of 1964 and 1966 Reunions
are also available.

You may also call Richard at 1-800-654-8277 to place your phone

Re: Class of 1967 Reunion Photos

If you have pictures taken at the reunion please email them
directly to me so that I may create a file and eventually a link
for viewing. Currently classmates are posting a lot of pictures
on the class Facebook page. I have tried to download all of them
and save them. Thank you to Shari NAPORA Bennett ('67) who has
emailed several of the ones she took already.

-Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a rainy and cooler 
	Richland for a few days before we warm back up to the 
	80s next week.  
>>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68)

THAT was interesting Iditarod stuff, Maren. Please keep
educating me/us in the sport & its history, so I/we can be more
fully engaged during the race next year.

What does Iditarod mean -- the word itself?

-Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68)
[Had to google that one!! The meaning of Iditarod:
"The following came from one of the Anchorage papers during the
1983 *Iditarod* Trail Sled Dog Race: "The word comes from the
Ingalik Indian word  which was the name for the river
on which the town was built. It means "distant place." -Maren]
That's it for today. Please send more.