Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/15/17
4 Bombers sent stuff: 
Dick PIERARD ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54)
Dan HAGGARD ('57), Stephanie DAWSON ('60)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie McGRATH ('64wb)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Don & Donna WOODS
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl ANS ('66wb)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherrill WIATER ('69) 
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: or 10/16 Rob FRENCH ('71)


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>>From: Dick PIERARD ('52)

Re: Old Time Radio

Sometime around 1947, when I was about 13, I was given an old
depression-era RCA stand-up console radio. It was the kind of
radio you would see in old movies, with the family clustered
around listening to an FDR fireside chat. It had 11 tubes that
I could replace as they burned out with new ones I purchased
at a local radio store with my newspaper route earnings.

This montrosity was truly a wonder! It literally opened the
world to me. I set it up in a corner of the living room in our
"B" house and would listen to 50,000 watt stations from all
over the country. In the early morning hours I could pick up
weaker stations in the East and Midwest as they signed on.
Stronger regional stations in the West were usually off the
air at those times. I could also listen to Mexican border
super stations that had more powerful transmitters than the
FCC allowed in the US. I even heard one from Mexico City. Some
of these were heavy on religious programming and I could hear
some of the weirdest preachers on God's green earth.

In the magazine section at the Pennywise Drugstore across 
the street I found a radio log magazine that listed all the
stations in the country and I kept a copy of it by my radio so
I could validate what I had heard. I then put up a US map in
my corner and stuck colored map tacks to mark the places from
where I had heard a station. I even wrote off to some stations
notifying them I received their signal and some sent back
cards with their call letters.

As so often is with youthful hobbies, I eventually outgrew
this one, but it did help to instill in me a lifelong interest
in geography. I even occasionally taught it in college in
later years.

-Dick PIERARD ('52)
>>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

There is a rumor going about that Wazzo sent the tiddely
winks team to Berkeley last Friday night. A great mix-up in
scheduling, as the football team was supposed to go instead.

Just wanted to take this moment to wish Dan ('57) and Marj
('60) a "Happy Anniversary!". You kids must be doing something

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where 
	there is a three day respite between monsoons.
>>From: Dan HAGGARD ('57)

Re: Anniversary

October 15, 2017 marks the 57th wedding anniversary for
Marjorie QUALHEIM ('60) and Dan HAGGARD ('57). I have learned
that part of the success of long relationship is knowing when
to say "Yes, Dear! You are right as usual, Dear!" and when to
not say anything. Looking forward to many more.

-Dan HAGGARD ('57)
>>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60)

Re: Seattle Radio

I was a Washington Husky 1960-64. Most evenings I did my
homework to two radio guys who provided easy listening music
and light commentary/philosophy. My very most favorite guy was
John Doremus. I always thought that he was located in Seattle;
it wasn't until a few years ago that I finally remembered 
his name and looked him up and found out that he broadcasted 
from the Midwest. My other favorite guy was (Robert or Bob)
Hardwicke; he really did broadcast from Seattle. Those guys
put me at peace when the studies got to me.

-Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60)
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