Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/08/17
9 Bombers sent stuff and heard about a Bomber death today: 
Ken HEMINGER ('56), Mary ROSE ('60)
Stephanie DAWSON ('60), Helen CROSS ('62)
Jim ARMSTRONG ('63), Dennis HAMMER ('64)
David RIVERS ('65), Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68)
Brad WEAR ('71)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jackie VALDEZ ('86) '68 

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>>From: Ken HEMINGER ('56)


I believe that Gary TURNER ('71) is a little mistaken in his
time line of KALE...

I remember listening to it in 1955, and there was one segment
called KALE Corral.

-Ken HEMINGER ('56) ~ Great Falls MT - Enjoying 62 weather
>>From: Mary ROSE Tansy ('60)

Happy birthday yesterday Jessie WILLOUGHBY ('60!

-Mary ROSE Tansy ('60)
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>>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60)

Re: Memories

1. Ok guys, which radio station used to say, "Suntan turnover
time is -----" in the late 1950s? Seems like it must have been

2. The only thing I ever won before my senior year was a hot
fudge sundae from Tastee Freeze for being the nth caller on a
radio show. Don't remember which station, but I sure was

3. Our three Bomber kids (Jeff JANICEK ('88), Jennifer JANICEK
('90), Josh JANICEK ('93) are a Phoenix, a Cougar, and a Husky,
respectively. We bought a large round can of Cougar Gold,
probably between 1990-1994, when our daughter was a student at
WSU. That unopened can is now about 25 years old. If I can find
it in the bowels of the frig, is it OK to open and eat???

-Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) ~ a Husky married to a Fighting
	Irish for 51 years and still loving every ball game on 
	radio and TV.
>>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62)

Yes, it had been under refrigeration, except the time it took
to fly it home. We remember buying Cougar Gold Cheese years ago
when it didn't require refrigeration??

-Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN   getting up to a
	beautiful fall morning with soft cooler breezes coming 
	in our window. I am getting up late due to being up late
	for walk to Emmaus.
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>>From: Jim ARMSTRONG ('63)

Re: Sukiyaki

Sukiyaki was actually discovered by Rich Osbourne,a dj at KALE.
The song was on a long playing record with a collection of
songs by Japanese singers. He played what he called Sukiyaki
and the rest is history. He was even flown by the record
company down to California to meet Sakimoto when he came from

-Jim ARMSTRONG ('63)
>>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64)

Re: Ernie - ('64_RIP)

Sunday wife and I were going out to eat lunch and I said I
needed to buy some cat litter and was wondering where to buy
it. Then we drove by a sign Big Lots had out saying that day
they had 20% off everything so I said I would pull in and buy
some there. While in the store I thought about Ernie for some
reason, I had not seen him since the early to mid 1980s. Then
in the 10/05/17 Sandstorm found that he had passed. Surprised
to find he was 5 1/2 months older than me. I was always
considered the "old man" all through school, college, the Navy,
then after the Navy got a job all at once became the "young

This has happened to me before. I was standing behind the
trunk of my car and thought of Col-Hi counselor John Allen. Now
I don't think I had thought of John Allen since graduation, but
the very next edition of the Sandstorm told me he had passed.

At least three other times I have had the feeling someone has
died just minutes before hearing it (this is not counting times
I expected it from how the conversation was going). In Spokane
once I wanted to call someone I went to WSU with and his name
was no longer in the directory. I still had his parents' number
so I called it and as soon as it started ringing, I just knew
he had died. So much so that when his mother answered I changed
what I was going to say, "does he still live in Spokane," to
"is he still in Spokane"- he was only about 30 years old. 

Also, on wife's side of the family twice thought someone was
pregnant before I was told, and more amazingly, I told my wife
she was pregnant two or three times and she argued with me
about it. Been so long we just thought we were not going to
have any kids. Only did have one.

It has also happened a few times with winning things like door
prizes. I make no claims about being psychic--I don't even
believe it exists. How many Psychics have you seen win the
lottery? Most of the time I don't have "premonition" about
these things, still, I have said if I ever have a feeling I
might win, I will buy a ticket. Hasn't happened yet. I have
always believed the lottery is just a voluntary tax on people
who did poorly in math, and, you can't beat the house because
the house doesn't gamble. They let just enough people to win
just enough money so they can attract customers.

Re: Where you grew up determines your taste in music???

While looking up the schedule for MeTV they had a link that
said: "Can we guess where you grew up based on your taste in
music?" One of the questions asks if the call sign of your
favorite radio stations begins with a K, or a W, or both. This
of course has nothing to do with what you like, but where you
live. It will quickly eliminate two large parts of the country,
K in the West and W in the East with an area in the middle
where it is mixed. So I checked the boxes, and I don't know how
with checking the "K" they said I grew up in the Midwest,
around Kansas and Missouri, as I remember, that area could be
either one. OK, I was born right across the state line in
Kansas, but from about 8 months old I grew up in the Northwest.
In fact some think I have not grown up yet. It can not be the
influence of my parents being from Missouri, because in Jr Hi
and HS they made no secret of the fact they really didn't care
for the music I listened to.

Dan HOOPER ('64-RIP) was quite the practical joker. From his
stories both his grandfathers were practical jokers. I remember
his father saying that Danny's mother was also a practical
joker, and he gets everything pulled on him. He told of sitting
in the living room watching a game and his wife brought him
some treat that had whipped cream on it with a cherry on top.
He took one bite of it and... it was shaving cream. Danny once
put white viniger in a 7up bottle, took it to school and
offered others a drink. Worked really good on a few people, but
then word got around really quick. He came up with this idea of
setting all the car radio buttons to KORD. I did and was taking
my mom somewhere. Before we got to the end of the block she
pushed a button, then another, then another until she pushed
them all. Good joke, but then I had to change all the buttons

Maybe some of you would like to take the test, only 11
multiple-guess questions. See if they do a better job with

Where did YOU grow up Quiz.

	[They think I grew up n the south.  -Maren]

-Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ OK, I admit it, I was in on that 7up 
	trick too.
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: ahhhhhhhhhh memories

"Swinging Sheppard Blues" by the Moe Koffman Quartet was one of
my VERY favorite songs back in the day when instrumentals were
still big... I mean there were always instrumentals but there
was a time there seemed to be more... Of course the Viscounts
and Harlem Nocturne will always be up there on my charts...
ahhhhhhh yes... and speaking of "ahhh yes" how can we forget
the absolute greatest cut-offs add found in the '63 Columbian
at page 120, modeled by today's Bomber-babe... HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
Susan SHERWOOD ('63) on your special day, October 8, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-David RIVERS ('65)
>>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68)

Re: Sukiyaki

Clif Edwards! 

I think you have your party people mixed up! I had exactly 
one boy-girl party growing up. (Pretty much a failure, as I
recall.) Anyway, my mother would NEVER have let me do such 
a mean thing to you - asking you to bring the 45, but not
inviting you to the party!! Plus I had quite a secret crush 
on you - so I would have definitely used the record as an 
excuse to get you to stay!

What I DO remember is a slumber party Marcia DONAHUE Topping
('68) had for her 13th birthday - June of 1963. You showed up
on your bike early in the morning (corner of Fitch & Douglas).
When she discovered your presence, Mrs. Donahue was outraged 
at the possible appearance that you had spent the night there!
I, however, thought it was just the coolest thing :-). 

You ARE the person who introduced me to that song. I can still
sing it - in Japanese!

But I maintain my innocence over the whole allegation that I
invited your record, but not you to a party!

-Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68)
>>From: Brad WEAR ('71)

Re: Cougs

It's a noreltney, the Cougs are 6-0. The Apple Bowl will be a

-Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in Plano, TX  where we're finally cooling
	 off. 85 today!!!!  
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Heard about this Bomber death today:

Caden DIRKS ('19wb-RIP) ~ 5/15/01 - 10/4/17 
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