Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/30/17
8 Bombers sent stuff and memorial INFO for 3 Bombers today:
Mike CLOWES ('54), Ruth PATTY ('56)
Dale ENNOR ('59), Dennis HAMMER ('64)
David RIVERS ('65), Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68)
Betti AVANT ('69), Steve HUNTINGTON ('73)

09/29	WSU(#16) v USC(#5)

09/30	4pm (CT) ~ ND(#22) v Miami (Ohio) ~ NBCS
09/30	6pm (CT) ! LSU(#25) v Troy ~ ESPU
09/30	6:30p (CT) OSU(#11) @ Rutgers ~ BTN2	
09/30	7pm (CT) UW(#6) @ OR St ~ PACN

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

OK, so where was Woolworth's? And, wasn't there a dime store
downtown on the corner of Lee and Parkway to the north of C.C.
Anderson's? [YES!]

So much for the idle chit-chat. There is a Bomber Babe who is
celebrating her birthday today. I thought I would mention that
fact. I know we graduated at the same time because she was in
the diploma line ahead of me. That sort of thing happens when
you do it alphabetically. I guess in some smaller schools they
don't, but then the people handing out the sheepskins know who
you are.

'Nuff said; a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy
Birthday!" to Millie BRESINA ('54) on the grand occasion of
your 23rd. Just watch it in those adult beverage establishments.

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where 
	somewhat typical fall weather may have arrived. Leaves 
	are still green, however.
>>From: Ruth PATTY Holesworth ('56)

To: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68)

Did you have a sister named Darlene ('56)? I went to school 
with her. 

-Ruth PATTY Holesworth ('56)
>>From: Dale ENNOR ('59)

To: Terry DAVIS Knox ('65)

Perusing the past few weeks entries I could not find one 
to answer your question of the 10th. The "sign off" song I
remember from KORD radio was Bing Crosby and his rendition of
"Someone Waits For Me." You know: "when the blue of the night
meets the gold of the day, someone waits for me."

With the horrific fires of this summer, including those in
nearby Glacier National Park and the total loss of one of 
Jim Hill's beautiful back country chalets, we spent the better
part of the past month looking for blue skies north of the
border. Finally found them but not until we were well above
the latitude of Edmonton. Got to reminisce on past trips this
way while enjoying the well maintained hot spring in Liard,
B.C. Those who have traveled the Alcan highway and stopped at
this Provincial Park know what I mean.

Saw a couple of road signs I thought were cute: one just
outside Fort Nelson said "all those of you who hate speeding
tickets, raise your right foot." Another as we entered a small
B.C. community advertised a "full service motel." That one has
lots of possibilities-and me still wondering. Hummm.

-Dale ENNOR ('59)
>>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64)

To: Tedd Cadd (,66), Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68)

Re: Newberry's "stone" inlay

Actually that "stone" is a process called terrazzo. Think of
it as like concrete. It is used as flooring an many buildings.
If I remember correctly the Richland Federal Building lobby
has a terrazzo floor. It is generally laid out in three foot
square sections divided by metal strips. It seems the color
yellow is used most and they can get really fancy with the
designs that are laid out and the colors used. First the metal
strips are laid out (I think zinc is the preferred metal),
then white cement is mixed with whatever color pigment is
desired. Then the concrete is poured in the spaces between he
strips. Chips of rock are then poured on top and serve an the
aggregate. Marble is often used but other rocks are used and
sometimes glass or even mother of pearl. One or even several
kinds of stones can be mixed up and used. It is then pushed
down into the cement and left to harden. After it has hardened
they come back and grind it down flat and polish it. It
results in a very good hard floor that lasts a long long time
with very little maintenance--as evidence by Tedd's photo. The
photo shows they used two different colors of terrazzo and
looks better than I remembered it. With a little polishing, I
bet it would look brand new.

Re: Front Load Washing Machine

Last April I posted about my front loading wash machine
sounding like a jet airplane taking off. Well, it finally
crashed on landing. Am told if I called the Lonely Maytag
Repairman to leave his island with the lighthouse and come
look at my machine he would charge me $150 to tell me it would
cost $1000 to fix ($500 for the plastic enclosure than holds
bearings and the spinning clothes basket and another $500 
in labor) and I would be better to buy a new one. Mine is 
stacked with the dryer on top so I would have to buy a dryer
too and that would be $1500-$2000! The bearings looked just
like the way wheel bearings were mounted in your car, so I
couldn't figure out why I couldn't change them myself. Less
than $30 for a bearing and seal kit from Amazon. Two day delay
at UPS in Portland because of the Eagle Creek fire. Thirty
dollars, two afternoons work, one to take apart and one to put
together sure does beat spending up to $2000 any day.

I have found out with this wash machine repair and the head
gasket/valve grind/intake gasket (which caused the problem)
earlier this year, that when watching YouTube videos for
repair instructions one needs to watch and leave tabs open for
a lot of videos because none tell you everything you need. I
will watch a number, then find one that has something others
didn't have, and I say "well that's something important to
know, why didn't the others tell me?" but then that one leaves
other important stuff.

Re: Forbidden Planet

I stopped off at a yard sale last weekend and bought a DVD of
the Movie "Forbidden Planet." Reason I bought it was for the
extra disc and the extra information. Even before looking at
the extra stuff, at the very beginning of the movie, and I
remember hearing it, but had not paid much attention too it,
they said that in the last decade of the 21st Century with
chemical rockets man reached the Moon, then later
invented hyper drive and went to the stars. That movie was
released in 1956 and their prediction for landing on the moon
was around 140 years, it only took 13 years.

I have always found it interesting to read predictions of what
it would be like in the future, then comparing them to how the
future really happened. In most cases their predictions for
how the future would develop were way off. I think it was
"Reader's Digest" article I read while in High School that was
quite interesting, and in the '70s I did manage to look it 
up and re-read it. Don't remember much now, but have always
remembered they predicted televisions would be thin and you
could mount them on the wall like a picture. Well, it took a
long time, but they finally did get that one right.

-Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ Robbie the Robot rocks!!!
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: That was fun!

First lemme say that I called Jack GARDINER ('61) as I always
do on his b-day and he told me he had two... TWO bowling
events on his b-day... just trying to make me look like a
couch potato... nah... just trying to make me look lazy... 
not that hard, by-the-way! So over the 70th b-day weekend I 
had the pleasure of getting together with tons of ol running-
mates... the PETERSON ('64-'65) brothers were a great surprise
and I was glad to re-hash the old times with them... and
speaking of names that sound alike (nah you didn't miss
anything... just had trouble with a seg-way) I spent a buncha
time with old buddy Eric PEDERSEN ('65)... man does he bring
back fun memories every time we get together... now back inna
day, Eric was one stout guy... in the 8th or 9th grade in
Conformation at Richland Lutheran Church... Our Pastor (a
former boxer) looked like a rather mild mannered fellow and
usually was... one day Eric did something to irritate him...
that guy picked Eric up and slammed him against the wall...
all of our eyes got huge and Eric's were no exception... what
ever he did... none of us did it again! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Eric,
on your special day, September 30, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-David RIVERS ('65)
>>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68)

Re: Tastee Freeze Closed
This made me sad.

Here's a link to the article, which includes a cool photo of 
the old Tastee Freeze, before it was remodeled & renamed.

-Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68)
>>From: Betti AVANT ('69)

Re: New Car

Me and new wheels, 2017 Ford Fiesta .
-Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland  
>>From: Steve HUNTINGTON ('73)

Enjoying the Newberry's blogs, that place was a part of our
Richland fabric for sure. Remember being drug around a large
fabric section that was sooo boring. Patterns, bolts of
fabric, and pins. What red blooded American boy would be
interested in that? My favorite Uptown spots were located
elsewhere around the rectangle. BB&M was heaven. New Wilson
mits, Louisville Slugger bats and Rawlings baseballs. We would
walk the Uptown parking lot collecting pop bottles to turn in
and then buy a new baseball before heading across GWWay to the
American League field for a day of work up or what ever we
could put together depending on the number of raggedy Mickey
Mantle "wanna bes" that showed up that day.

Mrs. Hultman at Dawson Richards would approve or deny my
school clothes choices each fall before heading back to
school. I would come in alone as dad was always out at work,
and she knew what my dad would allow and what he wouldn't. So
inevitably I walked out with the same Levi's and madras or
yellow oxford button down shirts every year no matter what I
pulled off the rack.

Thrifty Drugs had nickel candy bars they would sell 6 for a
quarter. The Uptown theater was the center of the Saturday
morning universe before we headed over to the Big Pool after a
box of Dots and a couple of Saturday morning cartons and a
movies. Sitting next to a girl was a scandal; working up the
courage to hold hands with Nyla LAMBERT ('73) was to the moon.

Barlow was open at 5 am every day but Sunday around the corner
at the Spudnut Shop. I had a morning paper route so Barlow 
was my favorite man in the world with a warm Spuddie and a 
hot chocolate on a cold morning. That kind man also gave me 
my first job a few years later standing in his window flipping
Spudnuts and trying to torment Val ('72). I think she almost
always got the better of me in that field of endeavor. Many
years past but still fresh in mind.

-Steve HUNTINGTON ('73)
********************** MEMORIAL INFO ************************
not a memorial - only INFO today

Chris VOWELS ('71-RIP) ~ 6/1/53 - 9/13/17

Celebration of Life: TODAY, Saturday, September 30, 2017, 11am
 'Faith Tri-Cities' 1800 N Road 72, Pasco, WA.

Graveside Service: TODAY, Saturday, September 30 2017, 1:30pm.
 Einan's Cemetery at Sunset
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not a memorial - only INFO today

Mark GERKEN ('02-RIP) ~ 1/11/84 - 9/2/17

Celebration of life: TODAY, Saturday, September 30, 2017, 3-7pm
 the Sandburg Event Center, 331 S. 41st Ave, West Richland.

Stories to be shared are welcome, starting around 3:30, so
start thinking. We ask that, as possible, written stories/
comments be brought or provided at some time, so that we may
copy and save them for his children later on.
********************** MEMORIAL INFO ************************
not a memorial - only INFO today

Bruce EDWARDS ('62-RIP) ~ 10/12/44 - 8/28/17  

Celebration of Life: TOMORROW, Sunday October 1, 2017, 11am - 1pm 
  Goldendale Grange, 228 E Darland, Goldendale WA 98620
That's it for today. Please send more.