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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/01/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Barbara SESLAR ('60), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Jim HAMILTON ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Peggy ADAIR ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia KEENEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laura CALLEN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy RICE ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kelly LYNCH ('78) - Drill Team Mascot '65 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eric LUKINS ('81) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, September 2, 2017 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 MARGARITAS (downtown near Lee Blvd.) Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us at the corner table. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Flood Rescues by Coasties As of 0900hr. Thursday the USCG has rescued 1000 pets and 6000 PEOPLE from the floods in TX. Three cheers and a prayer for those heroes working 24 hrs a day. Re: Our Busy Schedule Jackie and I are flying to Philadelphia Sunday. We have a busy schedule. Some Genealogy research at the National Archives for Jackie, then a 6 hour drive to Niagara Falls area to visit our 6 Great Grand Children. Monday we will visit St. Mary's of the Cataract Catholic Church where my parents got married in 1941. Dad was a manager (Paymaster) at the local DuPont plant before the war. Jackie has even contacted the County Clerk and will pick up a copy the folks' Marriage License for the Mattingly book. Monday night we will watch the closing of the tourist season with Fireworks over the falls (Canadian side). I am a Licensed Fireworks Supervisor in Canada and hope to get down and visit the crew onsite. Tuesday we are off to Erie PA for the annual National Fireworks Association convention. (and 4 nights of fireworks) Sunday we are back with Great Grand Children for a couple of days before wending our way home, stopping again in Philly for more research at the National Archive. Any Bombers in those areas wanna meet for a Libation?, Snacks?, a Meal? -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) While this pales in importance to the Iditarod and Saturday morning Cars and Coffee, I'm surprised that no one has mentioned tonight's Friday Night Lights matchup in Bellevue betwixt the Bombers and perennial 3A football power Bellevue High School. It's a home game for the pretty much universally hated and enormously tainted Wolverines, with a scheduled 7PM kickoff, -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: 'Nuther Bomber-babe Ah, one of those famblies I just enjoy to pieces... not that I'm not fond a all Bombers I've spend a heck of a lotta time with this girl's brothers and, in fact, still have the belt her younger brother made for me in Crafts class at Col-hi... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Patty KEENEY ('63) on your special day, September 1, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Peggy ADAIR ('72) Hey RHS Class of 1972! Our reunion is coming up fast! Only 2 weeks away! Please let us know by TODAY,September 1st if you are planning to attend the Saturday picnic at Leslie Grove Park (see details below). The caterer requests a head count for meal preparation. On Friday, September 15, if convenient, please stop by the Hanford House lobby between 2:00 and 4:00 to check in with us, get name tags, prepay for the picnic, and get further information if needed. Look for a class of '72 sign. REUNION DETAILS FRIDAY, Sept. 15: - 4:30 to 9:30. There will be a no-host evening in a private room at the Gaslight. SATURDAY, Sept. 16: Jim QUALHEIM ('70) will give a tour of the high school at 9:30am. The school has significantly changed since we attended it 45 years ago! SATURDAY, Sept. 16: - 11:30 to 3:30. We're having a catered picnic at Leslie Grove Park (north end at the picnic shelter). ($20 each - please RSVP). Bring your own chairs (if possible) and beverages. Terri Marcum, owner of Sports Page and RHS alumni, will be catering. SATURDAY NIGHT, Sept. 16: - 4:00 to 10:00. There will be an informal social gathering in the courtyard of the Richland Red Lion (Hanford House). Tony MAKI and Janice BUNCH Maki will be holding a wine tasting event, featuring wines from Hedges Cellars and Chandler Reach, both of which are also owned by Richland alumni. CLASS OF '67 IS INVITED TO THIS WINE TASTING EVENT!!! We will be having an official Class of '72-hosted Hospitality Suite both Friday and Saturday nights at the Hanford House, hosted by Tony MAKI and Janice BUNCH Maki. We would like everyone to come to the Suite and the courtyard to continue catching up. Other events that are being considered include: - a hike up Badger Mountain and/or Candy Mountain (shorter and less strenuous than Badger); - a tailgate party in the parking lot adjacent to the Spudnut Shop. The Hanford House is giving us a group rate for our reunion - a premium room for $113 a night, including the breakfast buffet (regular price is $125). Call 1-800-733-5466 and ask to make a reservation at the Richland Red Lion. Give them the dates of September 15 and 16, 2017, give them the group code RICH0915, and specify a first floor premium room so you get a room opening out on to the grass courtyard. We will have tables out on the grass to facilitate socializing. NOtICE: CLASS OF '67 IS ALSO HAVING A REUNION AT THE RICHLAND RED LION (HANFORD HOUSE). CALL SOONER RATHER THAN LATER FOR YOUR RESERVATION! For more info and to RSVP, please contact: Peg ADAIR OR Barb BELCHER Valinske . Check us out on Facebook: Richland High School - Class 72! -Peggy ADAIR ('72) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/02/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Peggy ADAIR ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis CHAPMAN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda LESTER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan FOLEY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordon MUMFORD ('72) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Chuck JERMAN & Judy SIEMENS ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well the Labor Day weekend is upon us. Locally, it will be above warm and quite possibly smoky (which may hold the temps down). That would mean that the Club 40 Annual Meeting ain't too far off; and Oktoberfest is just down the road. Now that you're caught up, here's the important stuff: a Bomber birthday. I know he was a fellow inmate of Mr. Wheeler's home room; but I don't think he graduated from Col-Hi. He is, none-the-less a Bomber. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" is being sent forth to Dennis CHAPMAN ('54). I know that he has indulged in adult beverages, but don't remember if he got caught with false I.D. If he didn't he's lucky, but I don't think I'd got to Vegas on that premise. Have a good one, Dennis, and might see you around the campfire. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR trying to maintain cool in the face of 90+ weather for the next week. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Peggy ADAIR ('72) Re: '72 in '17 - 45 years Yesterday's entry in regard to the Class of `72 reunion needs a deadline clarification. Just to let everyone know the deadline to RSVP the picnic at Lesley Grove Park is September 11th, not the 1st. -Peggy ADAIR ('72) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/03/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Pat DORISS ('65), Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie KELLY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike PETERSON ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Reunions A week from today (SEP 9th) will be the Club 40 banquet, and more specifically a noontime gathering for others. Class of '52 is one of them... and at our 65th year since graduation... likely is our last. The ranks are thinning. We know some of our classmates are "lurking in the area" but haven't signed up for our gathering at the Richland Community Center. Please come on out! We can still accommodate you, and we'd love to see you. Need help? Call me = 509-371-1649 - or email me! Best regards, -Dick WIGHT.....the class "nobody"! Ha! ('52) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Richland for Coffee... and a Spudnut Janis & I made the effort to drive to Richland with Colfax friends to give them a taste of a Spudnut. If the Setbackens can do it from Arizona then I can motor the 128 miles from our door to the Uptown District. Recognized hydroplane lover Bill BRANDT ('66), Margie BRANDT ('64) Gilchrist's ,at the front table and as we were leaving I met and chatted with L. Holland St.John, who was a speech teacher at Chief Jo for 30+ years. While Janis was cooling in the car, I went around the corner to Rich CRIGLER's ('70), John CRIGLER's ('64) brother's office, to see Pat HARTY ('71). Pat's family were our neighbors on Hains. Praying for those in the South who have been devastated by storms. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Col-Hi Ladies of '65 September Lunch WHEN: Friday, September 8th, 2017 TIME: 11:15 AM--1:00 PM WHERE: Henry's Restaurant, 4806 Van Giesen, West Richland Labor Day is here! School is finally back in session, the "Hot Summer Days" are almost behind us, and the Ladies of '65 will be getting together for Lunch next Friday at Henry's Restaurant in West Richland! Henry's offers a wide variety of meal options (for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), Daily Specials, and a variety of beverages, including tea, Pepsi products, wines and beer. If you'd like to join us, please contact me so I can add your name to the list! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: Facebook Classes list Omitted from the Facebook List: RHS 68 [Added -- and the name CAN be changed. -Maren] We are proud Bombers (for example, our own Secretary of Defense, James MATTIS!) - but whoever established our FB page, named it without the "B" word. -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, Idaho ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Cougs Go Cougs!!!! Looked great against Montana State! Love Leach, he was great at Texas Tech!!! My boys and my money went there. I coached two years hockey there as well. Love it that Leach is at Wazzu!!!!! -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ 10 dove opening morning, 15 dove day two ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/04/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Gus KEENEY ('57), Clif EDWARDS ('68) Lee BUSH ('68), Betti AVANT ('69) Peg ADAIR ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard JOHNSON ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray KELLY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandee MILLIUS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shelley HANKINS ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Birthday Wish Happy belated Birthday on 9/1 to my Baby Sister, Patricia KEENEY ('63). May you have Fair Winds and Following Seas!!!!!! -Gus KEENEY ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Clif EDWARDS ('68) Gary BEHYMER ('64) mentioned Mr St John, speech teacher at Chief Joe. Wasn't he also the tennis coach there for several years? I was on that team and came in 3rd (?) place at one of the regional tournaments with partner Duane Watson; I also did pretty well with Pete Harmon, if I remember right after all these years. Bomber Cheers! -Clif EDWARDS ('68) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lee BUSH ('68) Re: Facebook Classes List - RHS 68 Greetings Maren & Fellow Bombers, I read the articles about our Class' Facebook 'Group' not having "Bombers" in the name. In order to define clearly which "RHS 68" we are, as a co-administrator of the 'Group', I updated the 'Group' name by making some modifications. Our class' Facebook 'Group' name has been updated & now reads Richland Bombers - RHS Class of '68. Go BOMBERS! -Lee BUSH ('68) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [COOL! Now we just need to get '67, '72, and '76 to add Bombers. LOVE "Spirit of '76"... need to add Bombers! -Maren] ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: All Bomber lunch School has started and the temps. are in the low triple digits once again. Saturday, 9 Sept 2018 at Sterlings on Queensgate at 11:30 is the All Bomber lunch. We'd love to have some of you here for Club 40 join us for lunch. Sterlings has a wide variety of menu items and you can even have breakfast. Hope to see you there. -Betti AVANT ('69) -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Peg ADAIR ('72) Re: "72 in '17 - 45 years Our reunion is coming up in two weeks! If you are planning to attend the Saturday picnic at Leslie Grove Park, RSVP deadline is September 11th. The caterer requires a head count for meal preparation so please indicate if you're accompanied with someone. The buffet will consist of: BBQ pulled pork and teriyaki pulled chicken with buns, green salad, potato salad, baked beans, and water will be provided. Deadline for hotel reservation was August 25th! See website for scheduled events. For more info and to RSVP, please contact: Peg ADAIR or Barb BELCHER Valinske Check us out on Facebook - Richland High School - Class 72! -Peg ADAIR ('72) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/05/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: David RIVERS ('65), Tedd CADD ('66) Pam EHINGER ('67), Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn HALSTEAD ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie HUTCHINS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: James SONDERLAND ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: friends Two celebrations for me today... one is still with us and still one a the good guys... the other was one of those guys who had his own ways and was just... well hard to describe... Terry DAVIS ('65) and I once decided the best way to describe him was to say that unlike most people our age, he always saw all the colors in the big box of crayons... HAPPY BIRTHDAY James SONDERLAND ('64) and so long and remembering Steve SIMPSON ('65-RIP) on September 5, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) For those of who attended CWU, the latest CWU Connections magazine has a short blurb on CWU student and WWII USCG member Signalman First Class Douglas Munro who is buried in Cle Elum. He has had a new US Coast Guard Cutter (418') named after him and says he died in WWII. If anybody wonders why the USCG would do that (not explained in the magazine), here's the reason: He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions in the battle where he died. "In the engagement in which he gave his life, Munro had already played an important part, having been in charge of the original detachment of ten boats that had landed the Marines at the scene. Having successfully landed them, Munro led his small boat force to a previously assigned rally position. Almost immediately upon his return, he was advised by the officer-in-charge that conditions at the insertion point were not as expected. The Marines were under attack from a larger Japanese force and needed to be extracted immediately. Munro volunteered to lead the boats back to beach for the evacuation. Commanding the rescue expedition, he brought the boats in-shore under heavy enemy fire and proceeded to evacuate the Marines still on the beach. Though the majority of the Marines had been loaded into the boats, the last remaining elements of the rear guard were having difficulty embarking. Assessing the situation, Munro maneuvered himself and his boats into a position to cover the last groups of men as they headed to the boats. In doing so, he exposed himself to greater enemy fire and suffered his fatal wound. At the time it was reported that he had remained conscious long enough to utter his final words: "Did they get off?? "For his heroic and selfless actions in the completion of this rescue mission Munro was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. "He was also posthumously awarded the Purple Heart Medal. His other decorations included the American Defense Service Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal." Incidentally, One of those rescued marines was LT COL Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller who went on to become LT General Chesty Puller, the most decorated marine ever. -Tedd CADD ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Bomber Class of '67! Ok it's our 50 year Class Reunion on September 15th & 16th! We are already called the Blue Ribbon Class of '67! How about we add The Richland Bombers Blue Ribbon Class of '67!! Any other ideas? Bombers Rule, -Pam EHINGER Kindl (Richland Bombers Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) To: Clif EDWARDS ('68) Yup. L. Holland St. John was indeed our tennis coach at Chief Jo. And yes we had legendary players back in the day!!!! -Mike FRANCO ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/06/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Mac QUINLAN ('62) Pam EHINGER ('67), Clif EDWARDS ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carl VOLMER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy STULL ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas HANN ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bobejo SANFORD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol VON OLNHAUSEN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janell JOHNS ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John HEFFNER ('66) & Melanie DUKES ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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 Bomberville. 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. Thanks! -Clif EDWARDS ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/07/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Donni CLARK ('63) Marc LEACH ('63) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Al PARKER ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Alan STEPHENS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara BLANTON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol PETERSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jake TATE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa PETERSON ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Re: Fire I find nothing good about the fire in the gorge. As much as I hate the heat... I would take the 101 way over the thousands of acres of our gorgeous forests being burned and so many people facing loss of homes, being displaced, future mud slides, the horrible smoke and air quality. We are packed and ready to leave if the fire on the Washington side grows. Thank God it has not at this point. We are located right across from Cascade Locks and the Red Cross Center is right down the hill from us. We have watched the trees explode it huge bursts of flame for the last few nights and the fire jump from ridge to ridge as it burns and takes out the beautiful mountain forests. It is terribly sad!!!!!! I would ask for your prayers that the fireman, the volunteers, and all people in harm's way would be protected and that the rains come soon as it is impossible for them to get at some of these fires because of the high cliffs. We grew up with Smokey the Bear. Learned every verse to the song. We had a great regard for our beloved land and our America. It makes me sick to think that young kids who have no regard for our land and its laws did this. No, there is nothing good about this fire! -Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) ~ in our beautiful Columbia Gorge ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marc LEACH ('63) Re: St John. Wondering if anyone remembers the wild explorer scout cruise he led in (I think) my ninth grade year. I wasn't a scout but got to tag along anyway having had him for speech for two years. We left from Fisherman's Terminal in Seattle and went up to BC as far as Princess Louise Inlet on a converted tug. On the way back the boat lost its engine crossing George Straits on a rather stormy night. We were towed in by a ferry. I was up on deck savoring the experience and avoiding being sick below, no one else about. A piece of equipment broke loose, knocked me over and I came close to going over the rail. Embarrassed I never said a word to anyone. A near death experience. -Marc LEACH ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: class of '67 reunion I find it odd that the class of '67 is showing on Einan's funeral service page the details of the reunion next weekend. I went in to put a note on a friend's page and came across it. It's none of my business just an odd place to put it I thought. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from smoky Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/08/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Bob CROSS ('62), Helen CROSS ('62) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Mike FRANCO ('70) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley ARMSTRONG ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Adele PAULSEN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim MATTIS ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert LOVE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Erlynn BELLISTON ('59) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob CROSS ('62) To: Marc LEACH ('63) Marc, I was on that trip and remember a lot of fun happenings and some trouble times. I remember when we accidentally got in to the fishing fleet's net area and had to have someone come out and guide the boat safely through the maze of nets. We had fun on "Pig Island" exploring the old gun placements. It was a great trip that I will remember the rest of my life. Have a great day. -Bob CROSS ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I, too am saddened to learn of all the fires burning in the beautiful Northwest. (it hasn't made the news back here in the midwest when I've been watching.) I thought of you, Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63), and all who live in the beautiful Columbia Gorge. It is such a shame and such a loss of a most beautiful spot; (temporarily Thank Heaven.) I had such a fun time driving slowly along the gorge sharing it's beauty with a couple of friends, one from Japan, back in 2007. As happened in Yellowstone following the horrid fires they had years ago, the forest will rebuild itself, sadly not overnight of course. My prayers for the families living there and those brave souls fighting this horrid fire. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '67 in '17 50 Year Reunion on Einan's site In answer to Betti AVANT's ('69) post in the September 7 Sandstorm, the class of '67 had its memorial DVD for the reunion made by the staff at Einan's. Perhaps that is why the details regarding the reunion are showing on the Einan's website. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very smoky Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) Reading a comment made about the horrible fires running wild all over the west I saw a statement here that bothered me, a lot. And I see and hear similar generalizations all the time. We, the enlightened generation of The Beatles and Woodstock, etc. apparently have no trouble painting entire generations with a single brush. Referring to the cause of the horrible fire around the gorge in Oregon and the fact that is was started by a young person's carelessness (fireworks I believe) the following was submitted: "It makes me sick to think that young kids who have no regard for our land and its laws did this." I am sure this was NOT intended to broadly trash "young kids" but this crime was committed by a single person, or very small group of people. Sorry for this rant but I know MANY "young people" and have met none that I would identify as having no regard for our land. If this had been done by a 65 year old I doubt any of us would claim these "older people...". OK, that is it for now... I have grown a little grumpy over the years. Usually I would smile and think back to the early '60s , remembering that many of our parents were sure that the Beatles' long hair was a sure sign of the coming apocalypse! Our entire generation was going down the tube for our love of "I Want To Hold Your Hand", etc. -Mike FRANCO ('70) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Birthday Boy Happy Birthday to Jim MATTIS ('68). Hope you have s good one!! Talked to him recently and he's well. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in Plano, TX where we're in the low 80s daytime, and 50s at night. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/09/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Donni CLARK ('63), Clif EDWARDS ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Ann VOSSE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda NORWOOD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BAZEMORE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra DUHON ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed CHAPPELL ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Frank HAGGARD & Evelyn BUBNAR ('55) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John MYERS ('56) & Roberta KIRK ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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 EMPTY YOUR DISHWASHER AND PUT ANYTHING YOU WANT TO PRESERVE IN 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 it. -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! Thanks, -Clif EDWARDS ('68) ~ from Apache Junction, AZ 108 here today, just balmy September weather! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/10/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff today: Marie RUPPERT ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Terry DAVIS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Rick MADDY ('67), Clif EDWARDS ('68) Betti AVANT ('69), Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doreen HALLENBECK ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie DEAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lee UPSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna FREDETTE ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet DEVINE ('69) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Larry BOWLS & Donna YOUNG ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) Re: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Donni, I couldn't have said it any better. Your entry today (9/9) hit the nail on the head. Most kids these days haven't had the respect for others drilled into their psyches as we did as we grew up. I did my best with my kids and I feel my grandkids have learned the same values, but sadly, that isn't the case in many families. That said, I've had many experiences with kids that give me hope that this younger generation is turning the corner from the me mindset to a we mindset. To: Clif EDWARDS ('68) The fire in the gorge wasn't an accident! -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ in smoky, hazy, Richland (I never thought I'd hope for the wind to blow in Richland!) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Will I see you in September... uhhhhhh well at least this year you will... the '65er's 70th birthday is scheduled to happen next weekend. Jack KEENEY ('65) has already called to remind me to bring my Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) leather vest, as I managed to forget it in June... looks to be a great turn out and I can say I'm a ready teddy! Here's wishing Doug HAWKINS ('62) good looking with his new eyes after cataract surgery... I know I love mine and Terry DAVIS ('65) says the same for his... who ever thought we'd ever be discussing such a topic... in fact as I recall, one or more of the '65ers said something about "shoot me" if we ever did... well HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Donna FREDETTE ('65) on your special day, September 10, 2017, and Ooops to Linda NORWOOD ('66 9/9) and Jim MATTIS ('68 9/8)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Terry DAVIS Knox ('65) Re: KORD sign off tune KORD used to sign off at dusk every evening with that theme song. What's the name of the tune? [What I remember about their sign off: "...where the Yakima, the Snake, and the Columbia form their highway to the sea" -Maren] -Terry DAVIS Knox ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Bomber Football ~ 9/9/17 Tri-City Herald "Richland shakes off smoky week of practice, bombards Wenatchee" "Given the sketchy air conditions this week, Richland High School football coach Mike NEIDHOLD ('77) wasn't sure what to expect when his Bombers played host to Wenatchee on Friday night. But he didn't need to worry. The Bombers scored 27 first-quarter points en route to an easy 56-8 win over the Panthers at Fran Rish Stadium, giving Richland a 2-0 record this season. That record includes a season-opening, 24-21, last- minute win on the road Sept. 1 over perennial powerhouse Bellevue - a victory that could give the best teams in the state a bout of over-confidence coming into this week." Way to go, Bombers! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Youth Not just the many of our youth, but also many adults, legal or otherwise and unlike my parents' generation have never as a collective whole waited on our shores for their loved ones to come home alive, crippled or in a box. What I mean by that is there is this large majority of Americans who, by all accounts of their actions, do not know the price of freedom. However, they do know how to abuse this freedom which they paid no price for without any regard of consequence of their action with the exception of their me me me. Time is not on their side, trust me. -Rick MADDY ('67) ~ on the road for five weeks starting with the eclipse in Albany, OR and coming into Richland for '67's 50 year [September 15th & 16th) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Clif EDWARDS ('68) To: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Sorry, Donni, I didn't mean to go off on you. Here in Arizona we get news details delayed a bit. I had heard that the young man had been identified, not that he had been told to stop and ignored that advice. Another example, I'm afraid, of people young and older having no regard for people's advice, our wonderous lands and conservation. My son is a certified arborist in Seattle and an avid outdoors man. He worked a couple summers as a wilderness ranger on Mt Hood. It was his job to check on hikers, campers, and fishermen. This was before the rangers got killed on the coast, and he did not want to carry a gun. He still gets angry while hiking and trekking the areas up there when he finds garbage of any kind left by careless people. He believes in, "You carry it in, you carry it out." Thanks, -Clif EDWARDS ('68) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: All Bomber lunch Saturday, September 9, 2017 saw a small gathering for the All Bomber lunch. Those in attendance were; Betti AVANT ('69), Glen ROSE ('58), spouse Carol (NAB). Shirley ATWOOD Sun ('58) (lives in California), Dorothy STAMPER McGhan ('54) (lives in Richland), Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61), and Pat DORISS Trimble ('65). Some new friends were made and the conversation was good. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from less smoky Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gary TURNER ('71) Re: Mike FRANCO ('70) Entry I responded directly to Mike after his entry regarding the 15 year old who started the Gorge fire but have decided to post it to the whole group since this appears to be blowing up... the whole "youth of today" commentary has been going on for hundreds or thousands of years. I don't remember pristine roadsides and river banks when I was a child... what I do remember is an ad campaign featuring a native American with a tear running down his cheek and Lady Bird Johnson starting a campaign to discourage littering... both of those would have been unnecessary if rivers and roads were pristine." Here was my initial response to Franco's entry: Very nice entry today... that comment about "today's youth" hit the same raw nerve with me. I've been reffing high school basketball for 40+ years and one of the things I take away is that 95% of teenagers are great kids... hardworking, respectful, and caring. Having once been a 15 year old I can still remember what it was like to have more testosterone than brains and to live in constant fear of "chickening out" and having to endure the ensuing abuse of my peer group... I certainly experienced that often enough that I still remember that feeling 50 years later (maybe I should have looked into counseling!) Anyway... it sounds like this kid's parents are mortified and are working with authorities to make this right. This kid is going to be paying for a horrendous lapse in judgement for the rest of his life... my optimistic side hopes he makes this into something positive. -Gary TURNER ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/11/17 ~ WE REMEMBER ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and Don Sorenson (NAB) sent stuff : Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Norma LOESCHER ('53) Dennis HAMMER ('64), Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Walt MORGAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patsy LOMON ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan WINGFIELD ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John INGRAM ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: JoAnn MALLEY ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Heidi DAVIS ('00) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Stan McDONALD & Dorothy McDONALD ('53) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Re: teenagers in general, fires in particular, and the "me" mind-set. I have to put in my 2 cents worth. (And you know what 2 cents is worth these days!) First, thank you Gary TURNER ('71) for sharing your wise perspective. I believe "media" has done a lot to further the "me" mind set of many people. Especially young, impressionable kids. Any time anything happens in the USA, the "news" channels can't report anything but that particular event. To me, this is disgusting as well as mind- boggling. There is only Sandy Hook. There is only a shooting here or a shooting there. There is only Hurricane Harvey. There is only Hurricane Irma, etc, etc, etc. They report as if we were the only country on the surface of earth. (Once in a while, when these extreme events are taking place, they'll give a brief account of a terror attack in another part of the world or some other something, but they generally let themselves be consumed by the immediate problem as they see it.) THEN they tell us "everyone is talking about ...", "everyone wants to know...". This attitude on their part, I think, encourages self-centeredness whether the kids realize it or not. (I guess people who point out a problem should have some solutions in mind. I don't. Other than turning off the TV and talking about real life and how it affects all of us.) I think it is important to remember that we are "one world" and "one humanity" and that we are pretty much all in this together. Re: '52 in '17 - 65 Years Happy to report that the 65 year reunion for the Class of '52 was enjoyed by all who attended. It was a small group, but very pleasant. Henry's Restaurant in W. Richland, did a nice job with the Buffet... good food and lots of it. (I would recommend them for any catering although I don't know how their prices compare.) I will say, in all humility, that the Committee did a great job of making it happen and we are grateful for the help from others, especially in setting up the decorations. Our list of "dearly departed" was sadly very long. About 102 out of a class of 254. Re: On a personal note I'm moving back to Alaska at the end of this month. I will be staying at my property up there until it sells, probably a year or so. I have lots of books, especially about Alaska, that need new homes. Some have a price and some are free. I have donated many books to Library fund raisers, but still have an awful lot of them. A friend will be moving in to take care of my sister-in-law and I want to make more space for her. Happily, that becomes more space for me when I move back! Having lived up there for 35 years, I know there will be many challenges, but it feels like the right thing to do and I'm looking forward to being with my AK family and friends for more than just the usual 1 or 2 months each summer. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ Richland, where the air is pleasantly clear and evenings and mornings are beginning to feel a little bit like fall! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: Thank You for Club 40 Thanks to President Ron HOLEMAN ('56), VP Dona McCLEARY Belt ('54), Secretary Karol BRIMHALL Smith ('56), Treasurer Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) and each and every volunteer and contributor who made the thirtieth Club 40 get-together a soul-satisfying experience. Seeing old classmates, relatives and friends each year is pure joy. Bomber cheers, -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) ~ in still-smoky Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: the "Crying Indian" That Indian was Iron Eyes Cody, who appeared in over 200 films as an Indian. He was born in Louisiana as Espera or "Oscar" DeCorti the son of Italian immigrants. So he was not really Native-American he was actually Italian-American. (I hate this hyphenated-American business anyway; I think we should all just be Americans.) He changed his last name from DeCorti to Corti, then to Cody when started appearing in movies. He adopted the Indian culture, married Indian woman, worked for Indian causes, and dressed as Indian even when not doing movie or TV parts. His sister "outed" him as being Italian, but he continued to deny it for the rest of his life. Re: today's yutes I am not so sure I accept the negative comments about the yutes of today. I remember the same comments made about us when we were yutes. I also remember seeing on TV someone responding to this widely accepted criticism of the yutes by reading this quote: "The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise." -Socrates Remember working as a janitor and using a dust mop on the store floors. Once I complained to someone about people who can't do you the courtesy of moving out of the way for just one second and let you get by and do your job. He was not doing janitor job, but said yeah, and it's mostly young people too. I didn't think this seemed right, so I started taking note of it and my conclusion was it had absolutely nothing to do with their age. I remember one kid probably about fourth grade telling his family to "move out of the custodian's way." Re: explanation of above If you have seen the movie "My Cousin Vinny" skip to the next "Re." If have not, "yutes" is the way actor Joe Pesci pronounced youths. Re: playing with fire As kids we, me and neighborhood kids, used to play with fire. We made rockets using bottles stuffed with match heads which sent a bunch of burning match heads all over when launched. Played Indians using flaming arrows (wrap the front of arrows with rags, squirt lighter fluid on it and light it). Built little fires to play camping and roast marshmallows, blew up model cars and tanks and planes. All done without parental supervision and as far as I know, with their knowledge, anyway we didn't hide it, but we did have the good sense to do it in a place where it wouldn't get out of control, and in the case of the rockets and flaming arrows always in a plowed field. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) To: All Bombers, 16 years ago while driving to work I was listening to KTCR when it was a call in talk show. Joe Mayday, one of the hosts, details some terrible news that a plane had crashed into one of the World Trade Center Towers. He and his partner were thinking out loud about what kind of pilot error could cause this tragedy. Within moments Joe announced another plane had crashed into the 2nd tower. For a one moment the two were silent in the next both men reached the conclusion this insane moment of history was more sinister in nature. All the way to work Joe and his co-worker took calls from listeners and provided information as it became available. Arriving at the WYE Barricade the traffic was a bit slower as Patrol surveyed each car and badge holder inside them. The facility I work in seemed to be in shock folks wondered out loud we learned of the fate of one of towers. I didn't go into the building but rather walked around the yard watching my co-workers react to what was happening. I remember Steve coming out of the adjacent office buildings and shouted the 2nd tower had collapsed. The security posture of my building changed in a way I have not seen in many years. We were sent home, only essential personnel were needed to man the plant. Driving home listening to the news to learn more about the fate of those involved my person was affected, I would think, just like those Americans on December 7th so many years ago. Almost 14 years earlier, on a December 7th bus ride to work people asked each other, where were you today? To us who know where we were on 9-11 share the same feelings of those Americans nearly 76 years ago. My deepest Thanks to our veterans and those who run toward danger to keep us safe. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/12/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Mary ROSE ('60) Tedd CADD ('66), Ken STALEY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BAIRD ('46) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) The kick-off party for Oktoberfest is this Thursday, with the festivities to continue through Sunday, the 17th. If you happen to be in the neighborhood, drop in and have some fun and some good food. Not gonna tell ya where to eat, wouldn't be prudent. I have may favorites, my wife has hers and sometime we agree. Whilst I was at the Club 40 "Whoop-de-doo" last Saturday, I met a Bomber Babe who said she read my stuff here, but hadn't mentioned. She also said she spent 22 years in the Air Corps. I believed her, as she lived in North Richland. So, Peggy SHANNON ('55), I mentioned you. Now what? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where there is a remote possibility of rain this Friday' but a better chance on the following Monday. Won't that be nice for O'fest clean-up folks. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) Walt MORGAN ('60), I lost your e-mail address and do not want to miss wishing you another 9/11 Happy Birthday!!!! -Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: 9/11/2001 I should have sent this in yesterday, I guess. On 9/11, I was in Albuquerque, NM with the Department of Energy for a security briefing. The SECRET-level briefing was on terrorist threats to the US. Bin Laden's name was in our materials. It was surreal to be called out of the terrorist threat briefing to see the first tower on fire and, then, to see the second tower hit. Stuck there for a couple of days while the air traffic was grounded, it felt like being back in Vietnam: I heard the USAF fighter jets taking off and flying overhead-it seemed almost constant. The commercial air traffic was silenced. -Tedd CADD ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) Re: Youth When I taught high school, I had a parent ask me once if I found my students moral or immoral. My response was simple: I found a vast majority of my students AMORAL. No one ever discussed morality, or ethics, or values at home. That Fire: I read with interest the comments about the current Gorge Fire and boy, did it take me back. Out at the end of Swift, where "Honey Joe" now lives, used to be a large vacant lot. A friend (who shall remain nameless) got some fireworks for the 4th... the "illegal" lady finger type fire crackers. We set that empty lot on fire. Worse was that the fire lt. who responded knew who my father was. "You tell him, or I will..." The memory still surfaces every July. -Ken STALEY ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/13/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) Tedd CADD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave KOEPPEN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leon HOWARD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy CLUGSTON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy STANDEFER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul HODSON ('05) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steven ADAIR ('08) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) The days dwindle down to the start of Oktoberfest here in Mount Angel, OR. The weather promises to behave; sunshine and cooler temps to prevail, with the slight possibility of rain on Friday (10-20% chance). It is also the birthday of a Bomber I went to school with. We went so far as to graduate the same year. That being said, I did not know Phoebe. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Dave KOEPPEN ('54). We waved to each other at Club 40 this year, didn't speak, but who knows what we will do next year. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR Rumors have been confirmed that next year Club 40 will be convening their Annual Meeting in Kennewick (gasp, gasp) That can happen when certain venues price themselves out of our market. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I cannot tell a lie Terry DAVIS ('65) has to have asked me a million times why I got kicked out of Spalding... added to my crimes was the fact that in 5th grade, I was over at Densow's playing with matches in the small orchard... you know shooting them... all of a sudden wham... the flames came from nowhere and everywhere... I ran in the soda fountain door and yelled "somebody" set the orchard on fire... I eventually fessed up and Keith PETERSON ('65) gave me a dime to hush my little brother... of course the Fire Chief knew my dad and the rest is history... wheeeeeeeeeeeeeew I feel so much better Today's B-day Bomber is a guy I've known all his life. He used to go everywhere with us and when he was maybe 8, we were not allowed to have breakfast at the Shilo because they served booze in the dining room at NIGHT... we walked out and have never been back... now that's power... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Steven ADAIR (08) on your special day, September 13, 2017!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: My entry in the 9/12/17 Sandstorm I should have mentioned that the Albuquerque Airport is co-located with Kirtland Air Force Base. Hence, the fighter aircraft presence. -Tedd CADD ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/14/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Pat UPSON ('49), Mike CLOWES ('54) Bill JOHNSTON ('55), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Norma MYRICK ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue BRIDGES ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila RAMERMAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki OWENS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melissa HOLMES ('92) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Rob DAVIS & Toby WHEELER ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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 persons. 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 unescorted. -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, She has email. 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 available. -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. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/15/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Bill JOHNSTON ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill GOODENOW Terry ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich DALL ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy VANDENBERG ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peter TURPING ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie HOFF ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil OWEN ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) And the O'fest party goes on. People are enjoying nice weather, not too hot, and hopefully no rain until Sunday afternoon or evening which may shorten the festival goers stay a bit. Normally this next bit would be about celebrating a true Bomber daily-double birthday: but sadly we lost one half earlier. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Bill and Forrest (R.I.P) GOODENOW (ne Terry) on this day. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR hoping to get through the traffic jams. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bill JOHNSTON ('55) I posted an incorrect email address for Sue BRIDGES ('55).. Birthday well-wishers should ask for her email address. Sorry for the error. -Bill JOHNSTON ('55) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/16/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: David DOUGLAS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Suzie GUNDERSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen KLEINPETER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian HERTZ ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy MOORE ('80) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) My son Rodger has encountered numerous setbacks with his new liver. The two anti-rejection medications caused his blood sugar to increase, and it took several days experimenting with oral meds and insulin to get it under control. Then his potassium level rose dangerously, which could cause heart failure. He had several other problems, but was supposed to come home today (Friday). However, the surgeon called at 6:15 this morning to tell us Rodger was going back into surgery. He spent a very bad night with severe abdominal pain, but the doctor couldn't find a reason with a cat scan. When they opened him up, they found he had pancreatitis, which put pressure on the artery going to the new liver that caused the stitches to come loose. The artery bled into his abdominal cavity until the blood clotted, but the clot completely cut off circulation to the liver. The doctor didn't know how long the circulation was cut off, but said there will be damage to the new liver. He won't know whether another transplant will be required until Rodger's condition stabilizes. Once that surgery was completed another doctor performed surgery to place a stent into the artery at the juncture with the new liver to prevent the splice from breaking again. Also, Rodger's kidneys failed when his blood pressure dropped due to the bleeding, so he's on dialysis as well, but the doctor said that should clear up as soon as his blood pressure is back to normal. Whether he needs a new liver transplant or not, the doctor said it will take weeks in the hospital and rehab for him to recover enough to go home. Thank you to all who have encouraged us. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/17/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry BELT ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marvin McDONALD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dena ANS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha POLK ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jody WHEELER ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Just sittin' around waitin' for the rain to fall. If it does. Well, the weather guessers are so confidante that it will, makes me wonder. There's a bunch of firefighters who hope it is so, both in the gorge and down around Brookings, OR. All that is off the subject. There another Bomber birthday worth noting. One of the younger ones that I have come to know through Club 40. Probably wouldn't mention him, but he married a fellow classmate and she might lift what is left of my scalp if I didn't. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Larry BELT ('57). Have a cool one and be nice to Dona. You know what will happen if you are not, or step on her foot again. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where Oktoberfest is winding down **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: New Richland City Hall~ 9/16/17 Tri-City Herald "The city of Richland will break ground on its new city hall at 10 a.m. Friday. Richland is building a three-story, 40,000-square-foot building to consolidate city hall and administrative operations now housed in three aging buildings. All are failing after nearly 60 years of operation. Last year, the city purchased 1.8 acres at 625 Swift Ave., in the corner of the Federal Building parking lot, for the new city hall." "Once the new offices open in spring 2019, the old buildings will be demolished and the property will be made available for development supporting the city's Swift Corridor plan to create a corridor between the city's government heart and Howard Amon Park on the Columbia River. The police department building is not part of the redevelopment." Re: Bomber Football vs Kennewick ~ 9/16/17 Tri-City Herald "Richland High School coach Mike NEIDHOLD ('77) and his staff have never had to depend on just one player to carry the load in the 28-3 football they've played over the past three seasons. And after Friday night's 48-7 win over visiting Kennewick - a game in which the running clock was used for almost the entire second half - the Bombers stayed on track with that trend." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/18/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56), Steve CARSON ('58) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Nancy ERLANDSON ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve SHOCKLEY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl BARBER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed SMYTH ('77wb) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) David, my heart and prayers go to you and your family and especially to your son Rodger. Know that you have a great deal of love, support and prayers for your son and family. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) May God bless you and your Family and give you strength. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) To: Ed SMYTH (Not a Bomber) Hey, Little Brother! Wanted to wish you a happy 60th birthday today. I still remember the day like it was yesterday and it hardly seems like it was 60 years ago. Hope it's the best birthday EVER. Love, Big Sister Meewan -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 80 at midnights ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Nancy ERLANDSON Ballard ('67) Re: 1967 reunion - 50 years Happy Birthday to Marsha POLK on 9/17, sure enjoyed seeing you at our reunion. Also THANK YOU to '67 class reunion committee, it was great to see so many classmates. I had a great time. -Nancy ERLANDSON Ballard ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/19/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mary RAY ('61), David DOUGLAS ('62) Ed WOOD ('62), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rafael ALCAZAR ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Douglas CAREY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike LONERGAN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris BOLKAN ('72) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mary RAY Henslee ('61) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) Your son is lucky to have caring, supportive parents constantly by his side. I'm sure your son gathers strength from your presence. Stay strong and keep the faith! Re: What's the Matter with Kids/Grown-ups Today? It's true, there are plenty of kids on the right path despite all of the unprincipled values that they are being exposed to each day, but unfortunately that exposure is winning out in enough cases to matter. The media and society that once supported parents in their effort to instill values is now working against them at every turn on a daily basis. The TV news channels and reality shows definitely make a parent's job harder. I think kids are influenced more by the people they see being themselves on TV than they are by the fictional characters they see in films or video games. Something that I failed to mention in my 8/25 entry was the fact that there are plenty of books for preschoolers on the subject of moral values, but very few for school age kids. Something that I don't understand since parents need support today more than ever before. It takes name recognition to sell books as a rule, but hopefully my book on values for kids will be an exception because I feel good about what it has to offer. The link to my books and sample chapters for anyone who may have missed it in prior entries: Re: Forest Fire Judging from what has been posted, it sounds like the teenager who started the forest fire has extremely poor judgment for his age at the very least, if not other serious issues. Such a tragedy all the way around. I think the parents have some answering to do for allowing the boy to shoot off fireworks without supervision, which put him at risk if nothing else. Also for buying the fireworks in the first place if they live in a tree filled area. We have a city ordinance that prohibits the sale or use of fireworks within the city limits, but every 4th of July and New Year's you can hear fireworks going off in neighborhoods. It infuriates me because it's either adults shooting them off or adults allowing kids to shoot them off. Kids can't be expected to adopt values if adults don't display them or explain why they matter. Re: Political Correctness Run Amok I'm a collector of quotes and the following is one of my favorites: There are offenses given and offenses not given but taken. --- Izaak Walton, English author (1593-1683) That about covers my two cents worth on the subjects discussed lately so I'm out of here. Have a great day and do unto others as you would have them do unto you! -Mary RAY Henslee ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Happy belated birthday to Marsha POLK ('67). I knew your sister Myrna ('64) better. You were a bit too young for me to notice, but I've enjoyed talking to you when I occasionally get back to Richland. I hope the day was special for you. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ where it's still a very warm summer with an occasional monsoon to break the monotony ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: Rodger Douglas To: David DOUGLAS ('62) David, I'm sorry to learn of your family troubles. Stay positive through all of this. It's amazing what can be done sometimes. -Ed WOOD ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Oh what a night late September back in '63... no wait... that's not right... mid September in 2017... a whole buncha young whipersnappers (according to some) got together for a 70th Birthday Party tho their ages ranged from 69 to 71 for sure... but it was the weekend not to be missed. Now there were kids there (David Nicky STACK ('65)) that had never been to a '65er gathering at all... now I had a memory that Nicky's school name was David but of course I blurted out "hey Nicky!"... for some reason, schools like to give kids names that are not used in the neighborhood... but Butch MANTHEI ('65) was still Butch... no Edward BS... my time started out with an on time flight from Vegas on Thursday, arriving at the hotel around 1PM... I checked in and called DAVIS ('65) to see what dinner plans there might be. CROW(ski) ('65) was to get in for dinn dinn with his lovely wife so that sounded good. Talked to ADAIR ('65, '66, '67) and he said he hadda head for '67's but would catch up with us (never did... the ADAIRs were our partying till 2 am with a much younger crowd the whole danged time)... Crow got later and later till finally Terry, Tere SMYTH ('65) and I met for great burgers over at the place next to the hotel... MADDY ('67) and I text (texted?) all weekend but never caught up to each other... Friday morning I got up early to sit on Dick PLOWS ('63-RIP), Pook SMITH (David... see what I mean about "school names"? ' 63-RIP) and Steve SIMPSON's ('65-RIP) benches and had nice chats with each... then DAVIS picked me up to have breakfast with Bobby CUMMINGS ('65) and several MANTHEIs... I called HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) about 100 times but he didn't know how to get his phone off mute so didn't catch up to him till almost party time... Tresha HUNTER ('65) was nice enough to take me over to get a new earring wire for my fatman and we took a tour of West Richland and ended up at Terry Davis' for soup and pie with Terry and Tere... hooked up with HEIDLEBUAGH and off to Dupus Boomers for a wonderful evening with '65ers far too numerous to mention... Tere SMYTH, however has posted many photos, most of which I have swiped and reposted on face book... Saturday was pretty darned chilly but we did meet near Jefferson for Spuddies... I stopped in to the Spudnut to see if the Divine Ms. HOFF ('64) and Katie SHEERAN ('61) were there and to see if Chuck LOLLIS ('64) had got my late night message... didn't find any of them there... HEIDLEBAUGH and I decided we didn't have enough time to get new tattoos so we went and took naps. The banquet was very nice and Gregor ('65) did a grand job of hosting and kept his comments to under 4 hours... Gary WEBB ('64) and the Divine Ms Hoff crashed which made for a good time... tho we were invited to dance I didn't see even Alex CLARK ('65) doing any boogie woogie... hit the sack and then had breakfast with Terry WERNER ('65), Eric PEDERSEN ('65), Kenny DAME ('68) and his fantastic wife Jennifer, who hosted us at the Marriott something or other for the weekend... I know I have failed to acknowledge all the gang who made the party such a blast but if I tried I would certainly miss someone and then... well you get it... . So... the Birthday Bomber gets dwarfed by the above but HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my good friend, Rafael ALCAZAR ('64) on your special day, September 19, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '67 in '17 Memorial for deceased clasmates The link to the memorial is above. When I have received the pictures taken at the reunion I will create a link for all to view. Richard Raines from Raines Video in Portland will also offer a Saturday night DVD for purchase. He will be sending letters to all class of 1967 classmates. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/20/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) -- Woulda Been a "NOT" issue BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda FISHER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce KILLAND ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 164 days till the start of Iditarod 2018 - Official Iditarod Site 2018 will be another great Iditorod year. 61 mushers will start in Anchorage: 12 rookies. 16 women, 45 men, and 4 champions (Mitch & Dallas Seavey, Jeff King, and Martin Buser). They come from US, Norway, Canada, Sweden, and Czech Republic Interesting Iditarod facts: ENTRY FEE: $4,000.00 -- increased in 2009 from $1850. FIRST RACE: Left Anchorage March 3, 1973. Won by Dick Wilmarth in just over 20 days. The Seavey family is a dog racing family. Dan (Mitch's dad) placed 3rd in the very first race (1973) Mitch's 4 sons have all finished the Iditarod: Danny, Tyrell, Dallas, and Conway THE MOST MUSHERS - Record 2008 96 mushers left the starting line... and 78 crossed the finish line... Previously the most mushers to start was 87 in 2004 and the most mushers to finish the race was 77 in 2004. PRIZE MONEY: 2017 first place winner received $75,000.00 and a Dodge truck. The first place prize money in 1973 was $12,000 CLOSEST FINISHES 1978: Dick Mackey beat Rick Swenson by 1 second 2008: Lance Mackey beat Jeff King by 1 minute 14 seconds 2014: Dallas Seavey beat Aliy Zirkle by 2 minutes 22 seconds 1982: Rick Swenson beat Susan Butcher by 4 minutes 1977: Rick Swenson beat Jerry Riley by 5 minutes 2013: Mitch Seavey beat Aliy Zirkle by 23 minutes 39 seconds Stay tuned for more Iditarod stuff on the next Woulda Been a NOT Day. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 81/feels like 89 at 1am Savior of the Wouldau Been a NOT day ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* 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: Ann CLATWORTHY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Treasure ELDER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ned BARKER ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike WAGGONER ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dean HEILING ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob McCOULLOGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy GEIER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen ROW ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stephen FORTE ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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 order. 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? Thanks! Mush! -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. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/22/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Paul TAMPIEN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlotte NUGENT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy COPPINGER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Toni SHEPARD ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: JoAnne BUCHOLZ ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Christy SPENCER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bert HAMMILL ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Amanda SCHMOKER ('03) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) To: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: Safari What a great opportunity you were able to take advantage of and if that picture is indicative of many of the others, I look forward to see them posted on the Sandstorm. -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Pasco ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Paul TAMPIEN ('64) Re: SEAHAWKS/TITANS game this weekend If any Bombers are coming to Nashville for the Seahawk game this weekend, there is a large contingent of Seahawk fans in Tennessee. They have planned a whole weekend of events for fans. FRIDAY NIGHT, the group is gathering at Whiskey Rythm in midtown on Division (ask a local) and then SATURDAY NIGHT at George Jones Bar and Museum on 2nd Ave downtown. Then the game on Sunday with tailgating near the stadium. Call me if you have any questions. 615-300-8360 -Paul TAMPIEN ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/23/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Don LYALL ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Helen CROSS ('62), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HAMILTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George ZIELINSKI ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Loren HOLLOWAY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen STRAND ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert POSENAUER ('73) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Don LYALL ('52) Re: Don Pierce (NAB-RIP) I was saddened to hear yesterday that we lost Don Pierce (married to Patti COLE ('52). Don and I were roommates and football together at Central Washington. He was a blaze of speed and tore up the then Evergreen conference. I remember one game in Portland he got knocked out and I had to hold his head up from going under the sledge. His speed is still remembered, I am sure his best speed in the 100 yd dash is still a Central record. He ran 9.5 in the NAIA national meet in Abilene, TX but lost to Bobby Morrow who went on to many honors. I send my best to you Patti, may God bless you in these difficult times. Many fond memories of the great Cole family on Cottonwood in my memories. -Don LYALL ('52) Sent from my iPhone ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Apropos of absolutely nothing, though I would give a shout out to "Jimbeaux" ('63) on this commemorative day of his birth. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather has calmed down, the fires are being contained and I-84 may open someday. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Ed WOOD ('62) Our class will be well represented in Tanzania this year, I will be visiting there in February, 2018, on a UW tour with my friend from UW graduate school. She and I are exercising faithfully to be able to keep up with the group, as we suspect many will be younger than us 70+ year olds. Another classmate of ours, Carol RICE ('62-RIP) also visited Africa in the early 2000s and lived it. She always wanted to return, were she still alive she might be joining me Too. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ from very hot west Harrison, IN where after weeks of comfortable low 80s we've had 2 hot humid days getting up in the 90s?? Sent from my iPhone ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Missed a nuther one rook... Wheeeeeeeeeeeew... dunno how I managed to escape what has become a well known (to me) reproach when I mess up... I can admit that somehow I missed fellow barrister Dean HEILING ('63 9/21), Ned BARKER ('59 9/21) Toni SHEPARD ('64 9/22) and JoAnne BUCHOLZ ('65 9/22)... I have no excuse and will take my punishment (I may regret those words)... so today we gots some great Bombers celebrating... in fact, I just spent the weekend with one of them and the Forever Young and lovely ('65)... well, if benches count, I also spent time with another one who will be missed but is always with us... now I can't prove it but I did see one of these guys taking notes at our 70th dinner party and will know if he plagiarizes at the '63 55th reunion dinner presentation... somebody remind me next year... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jim (Jimbeaux) HAMILTON ('63), Steve SIMPSON ('65-RIP) and George ZIELINSKI ('65) on your special day, September 23, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/24/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Brad WEAR ('71) Mike DALEN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roy CROSS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Andi BISCHOFF ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dina SPANJER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John RECK ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rene NOWAKOWSKI ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron FRYMIER ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Go Cougs Way to go Cougs!!!! 4-0 start is awesome. [OK, can somebody tell me: Why were they wearing those seriously ugly uniforms?????? I thought I was on the wrong channel... looking for maroon and getting baby poop green/ugly Army green/gray!! -Maren] -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ Plano, TX where we're still pushing 100 during the day. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike DALEN ('72) Re: Bombers in Alabama Building new trails for the local land trust in Huntsville, Alabama with a few of my hiking/biking buddies. When I mentioned I was in Richland last weekend for my 45th reunion, a longtime friend yelled out his wife was a Bomber - Class of '71 - Suzy WIEGGANDS. So that makes 2 Bombers in town, maybe the entire state. Class of '67 also held their reunion last weekend; we '72ers referred to them as the Old Timers. Went to lunch at Sterling's. I held the door open for a gaggle of Old Timers; a lady asked my name, didn't recognize it, and went inside. A minute later, one of the Old Timers returned and asked, "Did you say Mike DALEN? I used to babysit you!" Go Bombers! Go Huskies! And Rolllll Tide! [Sent this response to Mike: -Maren} -Mike DALEN ('72) ~ Huntsville, Alabama -- 32 years now ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/25/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann LINK ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hector ALVAREZ ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim PARVIS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy NELSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard McALLISTER ('69) BOMBER/Bulldog ANNIVERSARY Today: Deedee WILLOX ('64) Armand Loiseau ('53 Bulldog) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: ahhhhh the good ol dayz Wow... what a crew we gots today... memories, memories, memories... as a town we were brought to a new awareness of the politics and brutality of Cuban life by the arrival of the B-day Bomber and many of his friends... I am still in contact with several of them and proud to call them friends... of course, Marines are always welcome... On the other hand, the Bomber-babes remind me of carefree summers and alla times I spent in the "Parker basement"... for at least a full summer, we spent every week day in that basement... weekends we were at the Uptown, the Lagoon and Hi-Spot... movies were a great pastime with Newberry's popcorn (no. Not Newberry's train songs... at that time I had not yet heard Mickey, Waylon or Willie, ah but the time would come and in '64 I would discover Waylon still wearing a ducktail, then a crew cut wearing Red- headed stranger known as Willie and the rest is history)... living where I did I was privileged to see some of the coolest cars parked across Stevens and the prettiest Bomber-babes coming and going from that house across the way I will always cherish growing up in OUR home town... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ann LINK ('63), Beth(ie) PARKER ('63-RIP) and Hector ALVAREZ ('64) on your special day, September 25, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: unis [she means UNIFORMS} Maren, Lots of teams have an alternate scheme for their unis. It's like the Seahawks in their bright green unis for last year's Thursday night game. I was looking to buy a new car and found a color that is new for the 2017 model of car I want. Neither the salesman nor any of the others have seen a car in that color so they are anxiously awaiting the arrival of mine. I said tell them not to sell that color to anyone else for awhile until I have fun in mine. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Pretty Sure Betti is responding to my question about the uniforms the Cougs wore for Saturday's game against Nevada. They were baby poop green or seriously ugly Army green or maybe charcoal gray? NOT maroon. -Maren} ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/26/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat UPSON ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Helen & Carol EVANS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shisla ANDREW ('66) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Larry HARROLD & Lois WEYERTS ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: Newberrys Oh, wow, David RIVERS' ('65) mention of Newberrys in yesterday's edition brought such a flood of memories! Wow... I'll bet if we went around the virtual room here, we could all come up with at least a handful of recollections about that cool old store. Its closing was a sad event for this born-in- Richland girl. Anyway, I'll go first, but please add your own memories to the conversation. (I will just list one, although I probably have 1000). We always had a nativity scene (manger scene, as I called it when I was tiny) set up in our home for all of Advent, through Christmas and until Epiphany (January 6th). We had the same stable forever, but once in a while a donkey would lose an ear, or a camel would lose a leg, etc. (They were not porcelain, but seemed nicer than ceramic. Anyway, something breakable). So one year Momma took me to Newberrys for a major splurge at the beginning of Christmas season. (Remember when Christmas stuff did not show up in the stores until after Thanksgiving weekend?!!) I was about 8. We went to buy all new figures for the nativity scene. Wow! That was so cool. We were blue collar people, always on a budget. So we couldn't buy EVERY possible pose of camels, sheep etc. Momma told me how much we could spend. Then we went to the Christmas section. There were so many bins of figurines in so many different poses. I means dozens of them! It was an absolute wonder to me. We must have spent at least an hour carefully weighing the merits of each pose of angel, sheep, wise man, shepherd etc. against their various costs. I remember that we went $.35 over budget. But we got the perfect combination in my young eyes. All these decades later, I can hear Momma humming "Silver Bells", as I envision that magical shopping trip exactly. Someone please go next :-) -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ {It was Tangee lipstick for me...Invisible when it went on, but it slowly turned a pretty dark red... I can still hear my dad "God almighty, Maren. You look like you've cut your throat and you're bleeding from the mouth. Go wash that off." Doesn't come off easily. -Maren ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gary TURNER ('71) Re: WSU uniform colors To: Maren SMYTH ('64) Maroon?? Really??? We proud Cougs love our Crimson and Gray. I did find the gray and white unis [uniforms] pretty boring and hope they bring back a blast of crimson against USC this Friday. If you were seeing green you definitely need to have your TV serviced!! Go here to see the proper color codes: -Gary TURNER ('71) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Get this: My TV is (measure diagonal, right?) a 13" or 14" RCA... I'm lucky it's color. MOSTLY I listen. OK, it was gray... and not putrid/Army green... STILL WASN'T the maroon I wanted to see... and OK, so WSU has a DIFFERENT COLOR crimson from Alabama, but they're both crimson... -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/27/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Steve CARSON ('58) Mary ROSE ('60), Linda REINING ('64) Clif EDWARDS ('68), Lori SIMPSON ('70) Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol CROSE ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve JOHNSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Andy MILLER ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) How could I forget it? Missed making a comment on Lois and Larry's (both '56) wedding anniversary yesterday. Dumb, I know. And I don't have a monitor full of sticky notes to remind me. Hope you kids had a nice time and didn't stay up too late partying. Re: School colors It would seem that schools all over the place are getting away from what got them from where ever they are. Wazzo is not the only school going away from school colors. That group down in Eugene blew a national champeenship game by going away from the green and yellow by wearing white and silver. Think even the Bombers have gone from emerald green to a very dark (almost black) green. I guess the crowning blow will be when the Stanford team comes out wearing pink and green. Boy, would that be a long way from cardinal red. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where, currently, the trees are not changing color because of the extended summer hours or temps. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Re: Newberry's Attending Chief Jo we would frequently leave campus to lunch at the fountain. Phosphates were in style then. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) Re: Well Lynne-Marie I can't beat your Christmas story at Newberry's but I do definitely have memories. Number 1 has to be the milk chocolate dollar mints! I also remember huge hot dogs. Did they have those? Then moving on to preteen and my first lipstick, bras-ekkk! So embarrassing! Lunch counter mainly - I loved food then and still do! Wish kids still had Newberry's to go to...... -Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) Sent from my iPhone ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Newberry's Loved that place-always went there for banana splits... my brother, 5 cousins and I would walk to the Uptown, the Saturday before Christmas and do all our shopping for our grandmother, great-uncle and our parents... we could browse the aisles in Newberry's for hours and seemed like we always ended up with "the best" gifts for all on our lists. We even had enough money left, that we'd sit at the counter and we'd all share either banana splits or hot fudge sundaes. Re: Tangerine lipstick There was also a tube that would turn orange, when applied to lips... I always bought that one, cause my mom wouldn't let me wear red lipstick-said it was "too dark" for teens. Til I found the Tangerine, she would only let me wear the palest pink. There is a catalog and a web site where you can still buy Tangerine... "Vermont Country Store"... they have all sorts of "oldies"... candies that we grew up with, but can no longer find, along with all sorts of other stuff. Love that site/catalog... brings back all sorts of great memories of a long-ago childhood. [I just googled my Tangee lipstick and they have tit at he Vermont Country Store, too. -Maren] -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Autumn has definitely arrived in Kuna, ID... we have even had snow in the mountain areas and Bogus Basin might just have an early ski season ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Clif EDWARDS ('68) First Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) / Newbarry's My best friend, Ken MEEK ('67), & I used to walk home from Chief Joe every day, occasionally detouring to the Uptown shopping center to stop by Ken's dad's sporting goods store, BB&M (remember) to see what was new. Then we would, almost without fail, stop at Newberry's to drool over whatever junior high aged boys drooled over. One day I was hungry (as usual) and Ken was not. I had enough coins to buy one hot dog at the soda fountain; I talked Kenny into splitting a dog with me. The girl (lady to us) took our split hot dog order, but brought us two whole dogs! She said something about her shift being over soon & tossing away the dogs still in the "ferris- wheel" style dog warmer! Of course, Ken said if he ate the dog, he wouldn't eat dinner, but of course I was ready for a dog as a warm-up for dinner! You can bet we stopped at Newberry's for hot dogs more often after that! That is my favorite Newberry's memory; who's next? Re: the Cougar uniforms It was crimson and gray as long as I was at school there, September of '68 to June of '72. Not red & gray, not crimson & white, certainly not red & white! Our colors were, as it says in the school song, crimson & gray! To this day, coming up on our 50 year reunion next year, it is still that. [Geez, people. Don't get your panties in a twist. I didn't GO to WSU so I just plain don't know the difference between maroon and crimson. -Maren] Peace, and I stand! -Clif EDWARDS ('68) Sent from my iPhone ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Re: Memories of Newberry's from Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Two of my memories are the soda fountain where occasionally we would have a hot dog lunch and then I could pick a candy out of the bulk candy bins. Also, in the Spring, before Easter, they had a bin full of dyed, live little chicks. Loved to hear their chirps. Good memories all the way around... -Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gary TURNER ('71) Re: Newberry's My Mom worked at Newberry's when I was in grade school so Newberry's did have one downside... many of my school clothes came from Newberry's which definitely had a coolness factor much lower than clothes that came from Dawson-Richards! Fortunately there were lots more pluses... a weekly lunch at the lunch counter, a dime (sometimes even a quarter!) to spend any way I wanted at that amazing candy counter, the occasional bag of popcorn, Santa and Toyland upstairs during the holidays. The big score usually happened when my Mom and sister would spend what seemed like hours searching through material and patterns in the sewing section. By properly applying just the right amount of whining, I usually got sent over to the model cars and planes section where I would score the latest that Revell had to offer. I really miss that place... -Gary TURNER ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/28/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Rich BAKER ('58) Stephanie DAWSON ('60), Helen CROSS ('62) Donna NELSON ('63), Joe FORD ('63) Bill SCOTT ('64), Carol CONVERSE ('64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Pam EHINGER ('67) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim JENSEN ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn GULLEY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darlene NAPORA ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randall MONTGOMERY ('92) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Toni HAUSENBUILLER ('98) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Mike HOGAN & Lori SIMPSON ('70) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Maren, if I recklemembers korreckly, maroon is much darker than crimson in the red spectrum. [Crimson, red, maroon. I don't CARE, people. -Maren] Re: Important business Now, on to the important business at hand. It is time to celebrate the birthday of a Bomber Babe that I went to school with. Even though we graduated the same year, I don't really remember her all that well. Even looking in the '52, '53 and '54 Columbians doesn't do much. I suppose she could say the same thing about me, wondering just who the H==l am I. Beside the point, all I can add to that is a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Marilyn GULLEY ('54). You deserve all the happiness that friends and family can muster in your favor. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are calling for rain come this Friday, and continuing through the week-end. Sounds like the weather is getting back to normal in this neck of the woods. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rich BAKER ('58) Re: JJ Newberry The recent entry from Lynn-Marie ('68) regarding JJ Newberry in Uptown Richland instantly brought back many fond memories. In November 1954 while a ninth grader at Carmichael, I went into Newberry's and applied for a part time job. The then Manager, Les Glaither, hired me to work in the stock room and assemble bicycles and tricycles for the upcoming Christmas season. My pay was 50 cents an hour. After Christmas Mr. Glaither kept me on, resulting in me working Friday evenings, Saturdays and during school vacations including the summers all the way through high school graduation. I worked in the stockroom, received freight and decorated the store windows among other tasks. Lynn-Marie mentioned the popcorn. An interesting fact is that Newberry's did not pay for the actual popcorn. They only paid for the bags. Every week we received a batch of the latest 45 RPM records which always tended to reduce my weekly taken home pay a bit. It was truly a wonderful experience. As a side note, Gerald BURDSALL ('56-RIP) also worked part time washing dishes for the lunch counter and the Hamburger/Hotdog grill and Peggy SULLIVAN ('56-RIP) worked part time in Jewelry. Gerald and Peggy married sometime after graduation. After College, Gerald returned to Hanford and worked for my father at B Reactor. He later transferred to GE Nuclear in San Jose California as a member of the Reactor Startup organization. While he was back in Richland to visit family and friends he told me how great it was to be working with the GE Reactor Startup Teams but that it required an engineering degree. The following year, I started at Columbia Basin Junior College transferring two years later to WSU and in February 1969, I graduated with my engineering degree and was hired by the GE Reactor Startup organization. When I arrived at the GE BWR Training Center in Morris, Illinois, I learned that Gerald and Peggy were living in India for the startup of Tsuruga Units 1 & 2. So, working at Newberry's and subsequently meeting Gerald and Peggy eventually lead me to a career in commercial nuclear power which commenced with the 17 years I spent as a member of the GE Reactor Startup organization. -Rich BAKER ('58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Newberry's Newberry's was my introduction to pickle relish. I used to walk from Chief Jo to Dawson-Richards after school because it was more fun than walking home and I could hang out with my Dad and be part of the action. I loved to stop for a hot dog at Newberry's counter and smother it with chopped onions, pickle relish, and mustard. My favorite! I also was fascinated with the cheapo fake diamond rings. I would put one on and pretend that I was grown up and engaged. Amazing how the staff trusted us to put them back, which I always did. [Stephanie: they knew where to find you!! -Maren] -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Newberry's My friend, Carol RICE Forister '(62-RIP) worked at the lunch counter at Newberry's. Not sure how long she worked there, but I can remember stopping by to see her in her waitress uniform complete with little apron. Not sure I ever ate much st the lunch counter, as I worked every other weekend at Densow's myself and we had a great little lunch counter there!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ in the house by the little Lake in SE Indiana where after a lovely cool summer, we have had about a week of hot very humid temperatures, and, of course, our A/C is acting up. Sent from my iPhone ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Donna NELSON ('63) Re: Newberry's Going upstairs and looking out over the whole store and then walking the hall from the bathroom, past closed door offices(?) and coming out in the alley behind Penny's I think [You're right, Donna]. It was kinda sneaky and weird walking the quiet hall. And Standing by the popcorn machine at the candy counter waiting for popcorn to pop and pay a dime before walking home with it and someone already mentioned the hot dogs. .99 cents a yard fabric was inspiration to sew with it laying in folded piles on tables. -Donna NELSON ('63) Sent from my iPhone ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Joe FORD ('63), Re: Unlikely encounter Fellow Richlanders, Wife Mary and I are traveling in Italy, and were staying for a few days in a village in the Cinque Terre region between Pisa and Genoa, on the northwest Italian coast. It's wonderfully scenic. On Monday the 25th, while walking down the street in Riomaggiore, one of the five little towns that give Cinque Terre its name, I saw a woman who greatly resembled 1963 classmate Roseanne BENEDICT. I said to Mary, "See that woman? She looks just like a '63 classmate." The woman meanwhile had noticed me. We stood about 15 feet apart, looking at each other, until she said, "Joe?" Yep. It was Roseanne. There were hugs around, an introduction of Mary, and further news; Roseanne was on a Road Scholar tour, with a group that also included Linda DAVIS ('63), and her husband, Doug Brede We all met at the little Riomaggiore train station and caught up on plans and travels and sights seen. We all agreed this was an unlikely encounter, but a very pleasant one. They were headed for the Lerici coast, of poets Shelley and Byron fame. Mary and I planned to travel to Tuscany, where we're spending a few days at an agriturismo, a working Italian farm that has guest accommodations. It's in the Tuscan hill country. In our case, the farm is a vineyard and olive farm. Genuino, our host, grows grapes and olives, and produces just what you'd expect. There's a heady aroma of newly pressed grapes fermenting. We'll be home late next month. Warmest and best wishes. -Joe FORD ('63), ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Ah, memories of Newberry's: I lived diagonally right across the street from Newberry's, at the corner of Jadwin and Symons, so going there was no more effort than walking out my front door. My most common memories are of their aquarium, and bringing home little fish in a folding paper box about the size of a take-home box from an Asian restaurant. No one in the family knew how to care for fish, so they always lived for a few days, then jumped out of the bowl trying to get some oxygen, and died on the carpet. I also used to get excited around Christmas when the toy store would open in the room upstairs. At that time, one of hot items was "The Visible Man", a small plastic mannequin with clear plastic for skin, revealing the underlying musculature. Don't know now why that fascinated me, but it did at the time. -Bill SCOTT ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: JJ Newberry's I loved that store, although I don't remember it all that well these days. My fondest memories is Christmas time and going upstairs to see Santa. I posted about that a few years ago when we were remembering our Christmases. Also, I remember the fountain. I don't remember what I ate or how often I was at it, but I remember the store having a fountain. Speaking of fountains, I remember going to the diner at the "Y" with my folks. We would always sit at the fountain. I was introduced to those great milkshakes. They were made in those tall metal containers that kept the milkshake very cold. The diner was in a railroad car. Now, this was before I started going to JJ Newberry's. More like early grade school. Anyone else remember that diner? When I went to Kinman Business School in Spokane, I would go to Woolworths. They had a fountain in there as well. Awwww, those were they days. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick It's very nice this week with temps above normal. Perfect weather to get out there and start putting the gardens down for wintertime. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: JFK 9/26/63 "President Kennedy participates in ground-breaking ceremonies for construction of N Reactor at Hanford on September 26, 1963." "54 years ago Tuesday, President John F. Kennedy was in town to dedicate the N Reactor on the Hanford site. These photos are from that visit." This was 10th grade for the class of 1966. I remember standing in the front row near the podium when President Kennedy spoke and was hoping to shake his hand. Unfortunately I did not have the pleasure. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) J J Newberry's! Was where my family went to go Christmas shopping too! There were 3 girls.. Momma would take 2 of us Daddy had 1. Then we'd switch around so that we were able to by something for each other & our patents! We had so much fun, lots of laughs & giggles! Also Daddy bought a 5lb box of Chocolates each Christmas for his Girls! Daddy was the Only male in the House! Even the dog was female! Then when I was learning to drive (OMG!) Momma let me drive! YIKES! As I turned in front of Newberry's Momma started climbing out the car window yelling "Your going to hit that car!" I looked at the other driver & he just shrugs his shoulders! I missed the car & Momma told me where to park! She drove home & that was the Last & Only time I drove with her in the car! Bombers Rule, -Pam EHINGER Kindl (The Richland Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Sent from my LG Mobile ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Birthday Wishes Happy #66 to Darlene NAPORA Shuley ('69). You caught up with me for a short time, have a great day. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/29/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff today: Dick WIGHT ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Diane AVEDOVECH ('56), Rich BAKER ('58) Carol CARSON ('60), Earl BENNETT ('63) Marie RUPPERT ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65), Tedd CADD ('66) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay MITCHELL ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack GARDINER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donnie GESTON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HOWARD ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: J.J. Newberry's All the chatter about Newberry's is interesting history. There was a competitor downtown named Diamond Variety, managed by a nice gent by name of Joe Perrier. I worked there for a year or so as a stock clerk, 2 hours daily after school and all day Saturday. I don't remember any lunch counter in Diamond Variety... I guess we didn't have one. Rich BAKER ('58) says he was paid 50 cents an hour, but I specifically recall - in 1951 - my wage going up to 65 cents, which I understood was the new minimum wage. Hmmmm... Was Newberry's hiring "scab labor"?????? The two stores were competitors, and now and again I was sent to scout prices of specific items. Same for their stock guy, a fellow named Marvin Gray (from Benton City). We became friends, and Marvin and I joined the Coast Guard and went to boot camp together in January 1952. -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ in sunny, warmish Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Sorry, no Newberry's story. I spent my time and money at Korten's; at the time, the best record selection in the Tri-Cities outdoing even their outlet in downtown Pasco. Again, not as important as the birthday of an older Bomber Babe of my acquaintance. If our collective memory serves, we both had a class together at the same time (and not Study Hall). Go figure. Thought I might see her at Club 40 this year, but apparently there was a schedule conflict or something. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Kay MITCHELL ('52). I hope you have a good day today. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the recent heat wave is over and the monsoons are returning. Not quite tether the elephants and tie-down the ox carts sort of weather, but a relief. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rich BAKER ('58) Re: President Kennedy In my entry yesterday, I discussed working at Newberry's through high school graduation. Shortly after graduation, I joined the Navy with John BAXTER ('58) and Leroy ARMSTRONG ('58). Upon discharge from the Navy and prior to commencing college, I worked for General Electric at Hanford as a Utility Operator on one of the supplemental crews along with Craig BUCHANAN ('57) responsible for charge/discharge activities at all the production reactors. I was working the day President Kennedy dedicated N Reactor so was in the crowd during the dedication. A short couple of months later, I was in the lunch room at D Reactor when an announcement was made over the PA system stating that President Kennedy had been assassinated in Dallas. A very sad day in our history. Re: Walla Walla Pea Harvest On a brighter note, each summer during my high school years, as I was working at Newberry's and therefore, stuck in Richland, there was a mass exodus of my friends heading for the pea harvest in Walla Walla. So, on several Sundays throughout the summer (my only day off), my car would fill up with the girl friends left behind and we would drive to Walla Walla for a party. I have a question, is there still a pea harvest every summer in Walla Walla or is that just another fond memory of the past? -Rich BAKER ('58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) To: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Shirley, thank you for the article on JFK's visit to Hanford to dedicate the N-Reactor. What an interesting article. I wished I could have been there for that historic moment in our history. I was finishing up my schooling at U. Puget Sound at that time and my parents had moved to the Seattle area so we were not even around then, darn! John F. Kennedy was an incredible president. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) Re: J J Newberry's The one thing that popped into my head was Blue Waltz perfume. Of course we always liked the fountain even if it was just for a coke. -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) ~ from Lynnwood, WA where we're having a bit of Indian Summer Sent from my iPhone ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Rich BAKER's ('58) reference to Gerald BURDSALL ('56 RIP) working at Newberry's; I lived next door to Gerald and his sister/my classmate Glenda ('63), and remember the cars he worked on. There was one that he gave the classic, widely- rounded-corners-everywhere look of late-'40s/early-'50s rods. Its first paint job was yellow, but he wasn't pleased with it - referred to it as "sick-tooth yellow." Don't remember what color he changed it to. Thinking about Glenda reminds me of the summer, probably around '59-'61, when all the teens in the neighborhood put on a carnival in the cul-de-sac at the end of Turner where we lived; lots more work than we expected, but great fun. Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) brought in a mention of Densow's fountain to balance out the focus on Newberry's fountain the last couple of days. I liked both places, and recall an eye- opening encounter at Densow's when, as a junior, I saw a fellow student I hadn't seen for quite a while, with her baby in arms - she had been sent out of town for probably the last half of the pregnancy, which was commonly done back then. I also remember the phosphates that someone mentioned several days ago. I really liked them, and ordered one the first time I went to the fountain in the student union at WSU when I got there in '63 - it took a few minutes, but they found someone who still knew how to make one. Mom didn't get much clothing for us at Newberry's, she was devoted to J.C. Penney's. That was before they became an upscale clothing vendor - all my jeans, capris, shirts, socks, even sneakers - nearly everything came from Penney's. Regards, ecb3 - from a long dry spell in central Virginia, where mowing my mother-in-law's lawn yesterday produced significant clouds of dust, making it clear that it needs some seeding before this year ends. -Earl BENNETT ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) WOW! So many entries about JJ Newberry's, I still have (and use) the nylon rat tail comb that I bought when I was in high school. Also have (and use) the eyebrow pencil sharpener that I bought there. Remember the blue bottles of Evening in Paris toilet water? Loved the bottle, but hated the fragrance. Loved that store almost as much as the basement floor of Fredrick & Nelson's in downtown Seattle for Christmas gifts for my family. I was convinced as a toddler, that the REAL Santa came to F&N each year to hear my heart's desires. As the oldest of six, I believed in Santa longer than most and was heartbroken when my third grade teacher told us as we lined up to go home for Christmas vacation that Santa was a myth. [Dagone teacher needs to be shot! -Maren] -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ in sunny and warm Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) I googled Re: J.J. Newberry's from Wikepecia J.J. Newberry's was an American five and dime store chain in the 20th century. It was founded in Stroudsburg, PA in 1911 by John Josiah Newberry (1877-1954). J.J. Newberry learned the variety store business by working in stores for 17 years between 1894 and 1911. There were seven stores in the chain by 1918. Click for a history with photos -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA - 82 at 2:45am ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: In the beginning there was Spalding (ok this is like poetic license without the poem cuz in my beginning there was Jefferson so just go with me on this)... That's where I first met or maybe only "heard of" this amazing athlete... at 75 years of age this kid still bowls and plays baseball... I'm sorry but I'm not quite 71 and I don't do any of those things... I don't even think of doing those things... When I get home now and then I can hardly wait to see him and see how things are going since my last visit... When I was home the other day I just "expected" him to stop by the Spudnut... I shoulda called... arrrrrrrgh... Now he and I are very vocal about what it felt like to find out half of your friends (the ones on the south side of Salem) would be going to another school after 6th grade... Well, I mean I kinda stacked the deck by getting kicked outa Spalding and going to Jason Lee so I was for darned sure going to Chief Jo... anyway, the point is I have admired and become great friends with this guy over a VERY long period of time... he emailed me the other day and I misunderstood thinking I'd be seeing him in Vegas this weekend... oh well... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jack GARDINER ('61) on your special day, September 29, 2017!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: Newberry's All this talk of Newberry's store lead me down to the current business. It is an antique store now. But the original "Newberry's" inlay is still there at each door. -Tedd CADD ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: More Newberry's I'm delighted to read all these other Bomber memories regarding Newberry's. Thanks for joining in!! I had my first (and one of the few I ever had) ice cream soda at that lunch counter so many of you have mentioned. Chocolate. So good. So "exotic". My sister, Sally HATCHER Biggerstaff ('60) treated me to a "dress up" lunch that day. I was maybe 7. We even wore gloves - just like we were going to church. I loved the covered entry on the NW corner out toward Symons on the Jadwin side of the store. That orangish/whitish/ tannish stone (granite??) with the brass (?) inlaid "J J Newberrys". Many times I have wanted to go back and take that entry stone out & preserve it for the sake of the memories sparked by just thinking of walking across it. Hope to read more of your memories of Newberry's. Certainly treasuring every one that has been shared so far! -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/30/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff 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) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Millie BRESINA ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rita DIDWAY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tami SCHUCHART ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike BECHARD ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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 ************************************************************* ********************** MEMORIAL INFO ************************ ************************************************************* 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. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` August, 2017 ~ October, 2017