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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ October, 2017
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/01/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) Anita FRAVALA ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann BISHOP ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duane LEE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kevin KELLEY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phyllis MAFFEI ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra ELLIOTT ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John MOSLEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen FULCHER ('79) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Zoe GOTTHOLD ('20) ~ 9/30/17 Tri-City Herald "Penguin project pays off with D.C. trip for Richland teen." "Zoe GOTTHOLD ('20) is fascinated by penguins. Since she was 6 years old, the birds have captured her attention. She read books, collected information, even picked up the bassoon because - at least to her - it looks like a penguin. So it's no surprise that the science project that earned her a trip to Washington, D.C. focuses on the dangers that threaten her beloved birds. In this case it's from oil trapped in pockets under the water's surface, called emulsions. GOTTHOLD learned about the phenomenon when reading one of her books about penguins, The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill and the Inspiring Story of the World's Largest Animal Rescue. Zoe GOTTHOLD , a freshman at Richland High School, studied how long it took for oil to break down when it is in water. Her science fair project is full of data on "Predictive Characteristics of Emulsion Stability." She studied how long it took for oil to break down when it is in water. GOTTHOLD is one of 30 students across the nation competing in the Broadcom MASTERS Science fair. All of the finalists receive $500, and the trip to Washington, D.C. is paid for. There are several different scholarships up for grabs, ranging from $2,500 to $25,000. GOTTHOLD plans to turn her love of science into a career in biomedical engineering." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a cooler Richland where our highs will be in the 60s to 70s. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Woolworths was in downtown Pasco. Our Newberrys was much cooler! Many thanks for the terrazzo explanation of flooring to the Newberrys entrances, Dennis HAMMER ('64)! That would explain why it's lasted so long. Newberrys' fabric section, that many of you mentioned, was the destination to which Mrs. LaBorde (Carmichael Home Ec teacher) dispatched us to buy material etc. for our 9th grade sewing project. (I think you got a discount if it was for Home Ec class). My good friend, Marcia DONAHUE Topping ('68) & I went with one of our mothers. I remember the gray fabric with flecks of color that we chose. It looked great in the store. It looked great as Marcia's finished product (blouse). Mine -- not so much. To this day she remains a fine seamstress - & I remain sewing challenged. Dime store in downtown Richland? I remember (very well!) Thrifty Drugs down there. What was the dimestore? {No. I can't find the picture... I remember a picture of a dime store on the NW corner of the Greenway and Lee... Can't remember the name of the store... -Maren] In sad news, so ironic that Tami SCHUCHART Keller's ('68) birthday was listed as today (9/30). Class of '68 received notification that Tami died the evening of 9/29. She had been battling brain cancer a while back, but we/I had seen no updates recently. Many of us thought she had recovered, but apparently it came back. Details are sketchy right now. Will fill you in more when we have them. To: Ruth PATTY Holesworth ('56) Yes. Darlene HATCHER Tverberg ('56) is my eldest sister. She lives in Pennsylvania, has been married for 59 years, has 3 kids & 7 grandkids. Email me if you'd like more information! My other sister is Sally HATCHER Biggerstaff ('60) who lives in Goldendale. Married to Dick BIGGERSTAFF ('58) for 53 years. Three kids, one granddaughter. -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Anita FRAVALA Griffin ('73) Re: Carmichael and the Big Pool Who remembers going to Carmichael and having to walk over to the Big Pool during P.E. for swimming lessons? It seemed I always had P.E. first period and it was so cold having to get in that pool first thing in the morning before it was shut down for the winter or after it was opened after spring. But on the bright side, my mom always bought me a season pass during the summer when I was in grade school and junior high and I would get to the Big Pool as soon as it opened every single day, except for Sunday. I had to be home by 5:00 when Mom got home from work so I would give myself only 10 minutes to ride my bike as fast as I could home. I didn't take a towel with me; the girls had to wear swimming caps; and if we got cold we'd just lay down on the concrete to warm up. My bicycle had no speeds and I could fix a flat tire in no time because it seemed I was always running over goat heads. -Anita FRAVALA Griffin ('73) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/02/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Dick WIGHT ('52), Helen CROSS ('62) Jim ARMSTRONG ('63), Nancy ERLANDSON ('67) Betti AVANT ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay CONRAD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl KELLER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Beth BENNETT ('73) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: downtown dime store Maren et al - The downtown dime store was named Diamond Variety Store, and was in business there even before the uptown shopping mall was even built. It was on the west side of the Greenway, as it is called then. [Now it's The Parkway and according to google map, the location now houses Stone Soup. -Maren] In 1951 I worked there. Manager was Joe Merrier. I have no idea when it closed, The store was part of a chain, with other stores in eastern Washington and perhaps elsewhere. -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [The Greenway was such on a '44 aerial photo... and definitely The Parkway in a '53 photo.. angle parking both sides. Found the picture I was looking for.. original name was: 8400Diamond5cent-to-1dollarStore02-02-45.jpg I think 8400 was the address on the Greenway... No grass planted in the GREENway and no names on the store yet... -Maren] ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: P.E. class? Yes, I remember going swimming at the big pool. Bill BLANKINGSHIP (also '62)and I were remembering going fishing from Carmichael at the pond below Carmichael or the High School (at our 55 year reunion this summer), and that also must have been PE class. WHAT ELSE COULD IT HAVE BEEN? Re: Home Ec I took Home Etc from Mrs. LaBorde, too, thought it was in 7th grade, but maybe 9th; anyway Carol RICE ('62-RIP) sewed so well that her finished product looked as good on the inside as on the outside, I sewed one dress that looked as good on the inside (as I could make it), and it was so nerve-wracking, I never tried to do that again. I did learn to sew well-enough that I made several dressy dresses for Rainbow Girls and at least 2 Bridesmaid dresses, (messy on the inside), but I haven't sewn anything in years, just a few repairs here and there. Who knows now that I have a granddaughter, maybe I will see something for her. Re: Bomber tears Sorry to see Bruce EDWARDS (also from our class of '62) obit in the Sandstorm today. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN where we had a lovely sunny, but cool fall day in the low 70s Sent from my iPhone ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) There was a dime store on the east side of Uptown also. Bomber Regards, -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [see entry from Betti AVANT ('69) with picture. -Maren] ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Nancy ERLANDSON Ballard ('67) Re: Carmichael to pool Yes I remember having to hurry from Carmichael to the pool for PE. And in our day there was still a DRESS code and that meant a very hurried getting dressed and getting back to Carmichael on time for the next class. Which meant feeling like a mess the rest of the day especially for the girls!! Not a fond memory. -Nancy ERLANDSON Ballard ('67) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I don't think class of '64 did that. Linda Reining?? -Maren] ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Woolworths It seems to me if I recall correctly there was a Woolworths on the GWWay side of the Uptown shopping area about 2/3s the way between Symons and Williams going south. [for sure NOT Woolworth's... a dime store... first it was McKay's... then I don't remember the name...] Re: New Ride I'm already loving my new car, hey at least most of the bells and whistles were on my 5 year old one. I put stuff back in the trunk yesterday. When I called my insurance company to give them the info. on it the gal asked me if I had sustained any dings driving it home. It'll only run me $10.00 more a month. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland where we may see 60s this week ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/03/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Shirley SHERWOOD ('62), Bill SCOTT ('64) Carol CONVERSE ('64), Linda REINING ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Terry DAVIS ('65) Joleen RANK ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat McLAUGHLIN ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George BRINKMAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie RIGGINS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shelly HILTY ('79) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley SHERWOOD Milani ('62) Re: Big Swimming Pool Boy do I remember the pool. I had chorus just before lunch. I never thought I would forget the teacher's (man) name, but I have). I said something smart to him and he literally chased me down the hall. I ran into the girl's counselor's office and he was hot on my trail. He told her to give me (so many) swats with the paddle. Of course, she was a bit flustered as was I. She gave me a stern lecture but never did smack me with the paddle. He kicked me out of his class and I had to spend that period at the swimming pool as well as my lunch period and my next class was P.E. So guess where I spent that. (AT THE POOL). Such discipline. -Shirley SHERWOOD Milani ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Dime Store in Uptown There was a dime store in the Uptown shopping center, though I can't remember its name. It was very near the south end of the center, just north of the alley that went down the middle of the center. It was next to, or nearly next to, a Montgomery Ward catalog store, and, as the buildings were two stories at that part of the center, underneath the old Social Security office, where my sister and I received our first SS cards. [It was McKay's FIRST... changed later... My Mom always called it "The Tenny". -Maren] -Bill SCOTT ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Diamond Variety Store: I don't remember that store at all and the picture that Maren put up isn't what I remember it looking like. I remember it was right across the street from CC Anderson. I remember walking to that store alot. I think that someone mentioned years ago about it burning down, but don't remember if it was rebuilt or not. I can picture the whole area like it was yesterday. Will have to take a drive over there someday soon and check the area out. [That '44 picture... the store couldn't have even been opened yet... no sign... and no grass planted yet on the GREENway. I don't remember going in that store, but, yes, just right across the street from C.C. Andersons. The name of that store was Diamond 5 Cent to 1 Dollar Store -Maren] Was sad to read about Tastee Freeze going out of business, but sounds as the new owners are very sensitive about the change. Glad to hear they will still have the soft serve cones. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick still very nice weather. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: P.E. I am not sure if we walked from Carmichael to the "big pool", but I know we did at Col-Hi... I always ended up with morning P.E. and would have "bad hair" for the rest of the day... I always had perms, so forget about having a nice "hair day". And, it WAS P.E., so no just "lazing" in the pool, you had to swim, unless it was "that time of the month", then you still had to put on your bathing suit but you didn't have to get in the water. We also had to take showers, during P.E. 5 minutes to shower, dress and then get to the next class. I don't remember having to take P.E., after our Sophomore year... it was mandatory for Sophomores, but I think it was an elective for Juniors and Seniors. [I remember all that, too, Linda, but from Col-Hi... never from Carmichael... I think a trek from Carmichael would have been unfeasible. I always envied those who had 6th period P.E. when I had it 1st and then "pool hair" the rest of the day. I suspect others are remembering Col-Hi as well. -Maren] Re: Sewing I took Home-Ec the three years at Carmichael and my Sophomore year at Col-Hi. I remember our first sewing project, in 7th grade, was to make a skirt... she took our waist measurement, then told us how much material we would need for either a gathered skirt or a pleated one. My mom took me to Newberry's, I think I bought one yard of material, and I chose to make a gathered skirt, cause those pleats had to be one inch apart and that was just too time-consuming for my liking. The gathered skirt was done using two rows of basting stitches, then you had to carefully pull those threads to gather the skirt-IF one of those stitches broke, you had to start all over, again. We used the sewing machine for the basting stitches. Those who chose to make pleated skirts had to pleat their skirts, by hand. Then we made the waistband and sewed it to our finished skirt. In 9th grade, I remember we had a fashion show-we "paraded" our sewing projects on the stage in the auditorium-some girls made PJs (even "baby dolls"), others made dresses, skirts or blouses. We also learned cooking, but, for the most part, I thought that was a HUGE waste of time... most of us, by the time we were in 7th grade knew the basics of cooking and/or baking, so all the "prep" work that we had to do, was boring. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: checking in Thanks to all for checking on me yesterday morning. Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65), big Fred was one of the officers on the scene... he is fine... I avoid huge crowds like that and the strip in particular... Last year totally confirmed it for me as I went over to that concert to have lunch with Erin, Terry DAVIS' ('65) lady for many years and her son... they were there last year as the boy is a TV actor and some of the bands invited them... took forever just to meet them for lunch and I knew I would not be attending that concert in the future... Bob Spina, one of the Rat Fink artists from Vegas said he could hear the shooting at his shop a few miles away... My daughter goes to many large concerts like that one in Vegas and elsewhere (tho not country)... she was at one last week... now I will worry every time from now on... I had so much more to share but my mind is blank right now... I can say that the rooms for those kind of events are pretty much sold out a year in advance... to get the strategic suite this guy had, would have to be reserved well in advance... thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers... I love you all. -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Terry DAVIS Knox ('65) To: Dale ENNOR ('59) Thanks, Dale, but that's not the sign-off theme music I remember for KORD RADIO every day. It was a very simple, slow piano phrase: Da da da dum dum Something like that, but thank you. -Terry DAVIS Knox ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Joleen RANK Johnson ('68) Re: Newberry's I so remember the fabric section at Newberry's along with the Home Ec sewing project. I picked a red flecked material and to this day I remember what a disaster it was. I knew how to sew and made a lot of my clothes, but I had learned from my mother and therefore used ALOT of shortcuts. Zipper not properly put in - never could understand WHY one had to use those extra steps that the teacher insisted on!! I still love to sew and have 2 machines that I use. I have fond memories of living in Richland and was so upset when my father's job took the family to Arizona for my senior year. I so enjoy reading everyone's submissions. -Jo RANK Johnson ('68wb) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/04/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Steve CARSON ('58), Dale ENNOR ('59) Barbara SESLAR ('60), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Betti AVANT ('69) Lori SIMPSON ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria DAVIS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teri CAWDREY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HUNTER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marlene STRAND ('76) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jim Parvis ('66) & Patsy KOLB ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Shirley SHERWOOD Milani ('62) Shirley, it must have been Harley Stell, also known as Starley Hell. He was a great teacher and not without passion. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dale ENNOR ('59) To: Terry DAVIS Knox ('65) I do recall another theme from KORD Radio: a slow, haunting melody. I don't recall (if I ever knew) the title but a hint of it is in the back of my mind and will remain there, haunting me for all time. Thanks a lot. If you ever determine the title, please let me know. I need to erase the thought to save space for something more important. -Dale ENNOR ('59) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, October 7, 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: Sun exposure and Skin cancer My wife Jackie and I know of a couple of people who have passed away from cancer that started as a lump on the skin. Over the years Jackie has remembered seeing pictures of me 10- 15 years old with deep suntan. After hearing of how much time I sent without a shirt on and looking at all my various skin spots, she got all over me about skin cancer. Finally WE went to a dermatologist. I stripped and she started pointing out all of my 4-5 kinds of spots. He examined them all and gave her a lecture on what to look for in changes of the spots. None of mine were of any cause for concern but some do need to be watched. Now about every 3-4 months when I get out of the shower I have to stand for inspection under the bright lights in the bathroom. No changes noted. A lot of the kids in Richland got an excessive amount of sun exposure in the years before the '60s when warnings began about sun exposure and cancer. Those of us over 60 and into the 70s are at the age when changes in spots we have had for years, or that develop at this point in life should be checked by a skin specialist. Re: Fireworks Slowly phasing out of fireworks but never completely, I am working on my wood shop and it is ready to have a meter set and power line run in. Then I will be happy being a full time wood butcher. "Live long and Prosper". I am still having a hard time doing that "V" with the fingers like Spock. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) All this talk about Newberry's made me think of the Nanci Griffith song, "Love at the Five and Dime?. Where she talked about how all the Woolworth stores smelled the same, "like popcorn and chewing gum rubbed around on the bottom of a leather soled shoe?. I don't remember the Newberry's smell, but I do remember the popcorn smell that permeated all the departments of the Sears store in Pasco. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Swimming in PE I recall using the swimming pool for the first and last few weeks of PE classes. As a "Warrior" we were bused to the pool and the "Cougars" and "Bombers" walked to it. As a sophomore I had a classmate I had known since grade school who had never learned to swim. I wasn't "qualified" but taught her to float and a few other things beginners learn. The teacher was very thankful, I wasn't asked to do it... just wanted to help her out. She lived in West Richland and probably never got to the "big pool" as a kid. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Re: Dime Store in Downtown Parkway To the south of CC Anderson's, in a separate building, was Thrifty Drug Store... loved getting my comic books there and having a cherry coke with my big sis, Cherie SIMPSON ('64), at the soda fountain. It did burn down and my husband's Uncle, who was a fireman, died in that fire. They tore down the burned building and built a new one for a variety of small offices. Across Lee in the Parkway, to the North of CC Anderson's, was a Payless Drug Store in the '60s. In November 1968 the new Payless opened down the street on Lee. That was my first job, at Payless. It has been repurposed by Kadlec. -Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/05/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Shirley ATWOOD ('58), Rosann BENEDICT ('63) Mina Jo GERRY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan BONDURANT ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gina WILLIAMS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Christy WEIGGANDS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandi WARD ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) I am pleasantly at "home" in the old house in The Butte, Alaska. I don't have hot water or internet, yet, (writing from the Wasilla Senior Center where I had lunch with a dear old (long time) friend) after shopping at Wal*Mart for sheets and a few other household items. Surely I'll get those 2 things taken care of soon... I heated a cup of water in the microwave to wash my face. Funny. I was happy to get my old phone number (from 1980). There was frost on the ground in Anchorage when I got up Sunday morning but the day was lovely later. Fall colors abound and there is a "skiff" of snow on my mountain out here. (aka Pioneer Peak.) There may be more snow now, because it was raining today at the lower levels. Best Bomber regards, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in the always gorgeous Matanuska Valley ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: old Thrifty Drugstore and CC Anderson's To Lori Simpson Hogan (70) Thank you for bringing back a memory or two with your mention of Thrifty drugstore downtown across from CC Anderson's. I did not know that it had burned down. My dad worked at Thrifty Drug store for a while in the camera department and then became manager of that store. I worked there part time on weekends making and bottling distilled water in the basement while in Junior HS, and then later as a weekend janitor and then at the checkout counter next to the lunch area. I remember selling Christmas trees for a number of years there. After graduation from HS I worked at CC Anderson's before I went into Army Reserve basic training and then afterwards when I returned home and attended Columbia Basin JC. My friend Jay McCUE ('56) one winter was on the roof of CC Anderson's pelting me with snowballs while I was shoveling the sidewalks. I never did know how he got up there. Those were some interesting days. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley ATWOOD Sun ('58) Re: Swimming in PE I have no memories of swimming in PE. I wonder if that was something they started after I graduated or it simply wasn't memorable for me. -Shirley ATWOOD Sun ('58) ~ from Sunny Chatsworth, CA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rosann BENEDICT ('63) To: Terry DAVIS Knox ('65) I remember the KORD signoff music as being Gordon Jenkins' "Goodbye" a very melancholy big band tune which Benny Goodman recorded and used as his theme song in the 1930s. The tune was also recorded by Jackie Gleason and his orchestra, and many others. You can listen to a couple of versions (Benny Goodman, Chet Baker) here: -Rosann BENEDICT ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mina Jo GERRY Payson ('68) Re: Newberry's My best friend, Linda FLAGOR ('68), and I would go shopping for fabric at Newberry's to make "twin" dresses every few years. We would treat ourselves to ten cents worth of chocolate covered raisins from the candy counter, staffed by one of the RAMMERMAN ('66-RIP) twins that we knew from Westside youth group and she always gave us a little more than ten cents worth. Re: PE and the Big Pool I started seventh grade [at Carmichael or Chief Jo?] with my hand in a cast and had to bring a doctor's note excusing me from swimming. I thought it was obvious that I couldn't go in the water. I still had to put on my suit and lie on the deck. I hated swimming in PE because I have naturally curly hair and no swim cap would keep my hair totally dry.[my hair was UNnaturally curly with perm! Same results-hair FRIZZZ -Maren] I looked like I stuck my finger in a light socket for the rest of the day. Re: Home Ec I managed to put off Home Ec until my senior year since I had been making my own clothes since seventh grade and cooking for my family off and on when mom went back to work. I managed to choose inappropriate material my dress but convinced Miss Swain that it would all work out because I had worked with that type of fabric before and knew how to handle it. I think I got an A in sewing, at least. -Mina Jo GERRY Payson ('68) ~ traveling in Eastern Canada where we had a surprise cloud burst walking back to the hotel in Toronto. Other than that, the weather has been beautiful! Sent from my iPad ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/06/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Tom HUGHES ('56) Steve CARSON ('58), Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Terry DAVIS ('65 Ken STALEY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary COLLINS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Harvey Hershel IRBY, Jr. ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Willie MITCHELL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam PYLE ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Yet another senior moment. Completely forgot to do this for yesterday's edition. Even noticed that it hadn't been published when I checked my e-mail about 11:45 PM. Sure hope Maren wasn't holding the presses. [Published at 2:25am - look in your junk folder -Maren] Well, to get to it, yesterday was a daily double in Bomber Babe birthdays. I did know both of them from back in the day. I even worked with one of them at the North Star. She was in sales (concession stand/ticket) and I was custodial. Might even have seen her when I walked in 20 minutes before the final curtain. Think I had a class with the other one, but I can't remember which one. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie, a "Happy Birthday!" and a big mea culpa to Jan BONDURANT and Regina "Gina" WILLIAMS (both '54). Hope you young ladies had a nice time. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are experiencing semi-warm fall weather during the week. It may get damp over the weekend. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tom HUGHES ('56) Re: Diamond 10 Store Re: Rec Hall -Tom HUGHES ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Re: Theme music Fred Smith from Pasco and created a live TV show, "Teen Time" in 1957 attracting talent from 300 miles around and our theme song was SWING SHEPARD BLUES". Great memories. To: Betti AVANT ('69) We would go to West Richland to swim the canal. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Looks like another year has crept up on her like the sweater tights her mother made her wear. Time for a Happy Birthday shout out to another of the bedazzling ingenue from Miss Brown's morning kindergarten at Lewis & Clark. While she no longer wears the bat winged glasses and scuffed brown oxfords that made her so beguiling, she will always be one of my favorites. Somewhere in the last sixty odd years, she has tried to misplace the Margaret, but I've got an endless supply. Happy Birthday to Mary MARGARET Collins. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Jefferson dear Jefferson Hmmmmm somehow that doesn't sound right... may I first say I was greatly saddened to learn of the passing of a good buddy, neighbor and fellow Marine, Bobby "Tuna" MATTSON ('64-RIP), as I recall we sometimes lengthened the nick name to "Charley Tuna"... Rest in Pease and Welcome Home, Marine. Today I gotta celebrate one a the Haines kids of yore... A Jefferson kid who lived right down the street from me in my early school years... When I lived next to the Reed kids ('63, '60 '58 RIP and '55) (Where Kenny PETERSON ('64) now lives) I would hear this guy's mom calling him always using all three names... I don't think he was always in trouble, I think she just used all his names... I hope... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Harvey IRBY ('64) on your special day, October 6, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Terry DAVIS Knox ('65) To: Rosann BENEDICT ('64) Re: KORD Theme Song - Goodd-Bye by Benny Goodman THAT'S ITTTT!!!! THAT'S ITTTT!!!! Thank you, Maren Thank you, Rosann -Terry DAVIZ Knox ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) Re: KORD - I remember the drama teacher during my years there moon-lighted as a DJ. James Loss. I also recall that he imported what was then a top Japanese rock hit, and if the memory isn't too far shot... the Song (?) Group (?) was Sukiyaki. I recall several stores had soda fountains at one time. Newberrys - the RexAll drug next to the theater - Densow's on Wright. They all closed about the same time...and it had little to do with the bottom line. -Ken STALEY ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/07/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Helen CROSS ('62) Clif EDWARDS ('68) Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jessie WILLOUGHBY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon BOISONEAU ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cristy CONE ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joni GONZALES ('89) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Interesting photos, Tom HUGHES '(56). My former neighbor!! Re: Cougar Gold Cheese Been under refrigeration? -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ enjoying Indian Summer with wonderful cool nights when we can open the windows. And where I just opened a can of Cougar Gold cheese, it tastes good, but the whey (I guess) leaked out???? Sent from my iPhone ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Clif EDWARDS ('68) Re: Ken STALEY ('68) Japanese hit song The song in question is "Sukiaki" definitely a hit in junior high. The reason I remember this is because Lynn HATCHER ('68) had a party at her house and I did not get an invitation. I was amazed when Lynn called me the afternoon of the party and asked me if I could bring the record to the party! I was dumbfounded by the request since I wasn't even invited! I asked Mom and a couple friends what they thought. The only real answer I got was from Mom. She said I should take the 45 rpm record (remember them?) to Lynn's house about the time of the party, and see if she asked me to join the party. The problem was I was too young to drive and my folks had a dinner date at the Elks Club! Dad came up with an outstanding solution! He ordered a taxi for me; holy poop! He gave me enough money to pay the cabbie both ways if Lynn said "Thanks," and closed the door. Luckily Lynn said it was cool I had the record and told me I was early, so we could go downstairs and listen to the song and talk. I had to pay the cabbie, so I kind of made a big deal of it, saying "One minute, please, Lynn. I need to pay the taxi bill." I think I gave the cab driver all the money Dad had given me. Dad SAID the next day the driver probably got the tip of his career in Richland! The point of all this is it was my first ever taxi ride! I need to thank Lynn and the song for expanding my horizons! There is nothing like a taxi ride in Richland to make a kid feel like James Bond! -Clif EDWARDS ('68) ~ Apache Junction, AZ where the weather is starting to feel a little better, only 96 today! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gary TURNER ('71) Re: Sukiyaki Sukiyaki was a beautiful love song by a Japanese artist named Kyu Sakamoto. It did debut on KORD and, in a moment that won't go down in the cultural sensitivity hall of fame, was renamed Sukiyaki since the DJ couldn't pronounce the Japanese name on the 45 that had been brought to him from Japan. A Japanese journalist commented that was like a Japanese DJ playing Moon River and renaming it Beef Stew! KORD was the top 40 station in the Tri-Cities until KALE took that format in the late '60s. I still remember their weather reports that ended with "the current temperature is 74 KORDgrees!" -Gary TURNER ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/08/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff 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: Susan SHERWOOD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jackie VALDEZ ('86) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ken HEMINGER ('56) Re: KALE 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) Sent from my iPhone ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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 KALE, KORD, or KPKW. 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 excited. 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. Sent from my iPhone ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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 Japan. -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 kid." 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 back. Maybe some of you would like to take the test, only 11 multiple-guess questions. See if they do a better job with yours. 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) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/09/17 ~ FEDERAL HOLIDAY ~ COLUMBUS DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Dorothy KEYS ('52), Rex HUNT ('53) David RIVERS ('65), Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki SMITH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jill MEINKE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug MARTIN ('80) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dorothy KEYS Harding ('52) Re: greetings Belated birthday greetings to Jessie WILLOUGHBY ('60) on her 39th, again. I hope it was a good one! -Dorothy KEYS Harding ('52) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rex HUNT ('53) Re: Old Radio During the winter of 1953, I occasionally filled in as a Josh Dicky at a small station that was in a Garage in Kenniwick. I can still see the owner/operator... short chubby guy, but do not recall his name, the station, or its style of music. I do recall, I played a rather eclectic set of records, from Country Western to Jazz and once in a while a Classical. As most of the records were shipped in once a week and I got to go thru them and select what I wanted to play. Not having a real ear for music I just filled the air time. -Rex HUNT ('53wb) ~ in downtown Hanford, CA where the heat spell seems to have past... it in mid eighties today... and my lung cancer is growing. am almost limited to sitting all day... will try a new drug starting in 2 weeks. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The "Walk" If you happened to grow up going to Spalding during certain years you could not help to run into this guy and his brother ('61). They were legends even at that age... Oh sure when we would get older we would continue to idolize them... One thing you couldn't ignore was the "Walk"... guys would mimic the walk in fun and practice in secret... so today, the Bomber babe shares the celebration with a true Col-Hi hero... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Vicki SMITH ('63) and Jack GARDINER ('63-RIP) on your special day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: KORD & KALE & KXLY "Suntan turnover time _______" was a KORD thing, Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60). But it wasn't just in the '50s. They kept going with that (as the "pop" station) into '60s. I started caring about that kind of thing (pop music) in 1963 when I was 12. KORD was THE station to have on all day long, but they were only licensed for daytime hours. (Why would that be?) So in the evening, I would tune in to KALE - which was broadcast from about 7 or 8 pm "live" from a restaurant in downtown Pasco (Top Hat, I think). The DJ was (wow!) female. Nancy something, as I recall. About once every 20th Song she would play something that kids would want to hear - but it was the only local option. I can't remember what year (mid '60s) KALE went to an all top-40 type format, but I do remember their tag line - "The only Tri-Cities station that doesn't run down at sundown" ... quite a slap in KORD's face! In the meantime, though, my next door neighbor & fellow Beatle- crazed teenaged girl, Janet GREEN Chockraborty ('67) discovered that if we sat in her parents' car in the driveway in the evening, we could more or less successfully pick up The Beatles' Hour from KXLY in Spokane. (Our standards for sound fidelity were pretty low back in the day!) That was pretty cool! Janet and I drove the DJs at KORD crazy for about a year, entering every call in contest over and over and over. We won The Beatles Second Album (aka "Something New, Something New"), and an instrumental single called "Huntington Beach" that I swear was by Van Halen (is that possible?). Jim Loss (who we later went on to discover - to our embarrassment - was a teacher at Col Hi) and Greg somebody took the brunt of our enthusiasm. Fond memories! -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) To: Brad WEAR ('71) Sorry Brad & coug fans... beating a team with third team freshman QB starting his first game with two WR out may not be the elite validation it appears. And that Boise Ste team that your cougs barely beat at home in 'OT lost by 20 in Boise to a lousy Virginia team. USC had SEVEN starters out, did not play and started two true freshmen in OL. I know it is a little early for this but... The Apple cup is always "a brawl" if that is what you call losing the last four in a row by 10, 18, 35 & 28 points. (cheap shot, my favorite kind!). Sorry you didn't learn as much as you should have being one year behind the greatest Bomber class of all time! -Mike FRANCO ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/10/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Diane AVEDOVECH ('56), Stephanie DAWSON ('60) Bill SCOTT ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Pat DORISS ('65), John ALLEN ('66) Betti AVANT ('69), Brad WEAR ('71) Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry MURPHY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanette HABERMAN ('73) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: radio stations WAAAAAY back in the day (late '40s, early '50s) a lot of us Richland kids didn't listen to any local station at night unless we had to. We tuned into the AM radio stations sometimes called super stations (KGO San Francisco, KEX Portland, KSL Salt Lake, etc.) One favorite was KFBK Sacramento that played music nightly from what was I guess a teen hangout there, called Stan's Drive-In. Great "pop" music of the day. These stations usually had a clear channel, high power (50KW or so) and bounced their sky waves all over the place. Later ('53-'55) I often listened to the Portland station to a program called "KEX Calling" while in the Arctic onboard USCGC NORTHWIND, a polar icebreaker. I once wrote to the DJ of that program (can't remember his name any more), and he'd dedicate songs to our ship from time to time - stuff like "In the Good Ole Summertime". Oh, well - now I listen to "elevator music" on satellite radio. -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ in cool, sunny Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Radio stations: When we first moved to the Tri-City area in 1949 there were only two local stations. If the Kelly-Haverside layer was working one might get some far off station like KGO from San Francisco. The two local stations were KPKW located in Pasco, and KWIE in Kennewick. Sometime in 1950 or '51, KALE moved into a farm house across the river from Richland (downstream). I'm not sure when KORD chimed in, but I would imagine sometime after 1955. KORD was the only daylight station, all the others went off the air at midnight. KPKW was the hardest to hear as their power was very low. Think there were "ham" radio stations with more power. All beside the point. Today we celebrate the birthday of a Bomber I knew and went to school with. I don't know why, but our class had three kings of the "stomach Steinway". One, Dick COLE ('54wb) didn't make it all the way through. Today's celebrant was considered by some as the poor man's Dick ZILAR ('54-RIP). To hear them perform dueling "Lady of Spain's" was something that would make Myron Florin jealous. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Larry MURPHY ('54). Keep on squeezing the tunes. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the fall monsoons are just getting under way. The walnut tree is still green, however. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: Columbus holiday??????????? Yes, this is a Federal holiday that is suppose to celebrate the discovery of America but not all celebrate this day as Columbus day. Portland, Seattle and many other days now officially call this Indigenous People's day and rightfully so. The last I counted there were more than 60 cities across the U.S. that no longer celebrate Columbus Day but instead have officially changed it to Native American Day or Indigenous People's Day. He didn't actually discover America but landed in the Caribbean Islands and never set foot on America. In fact he thought he had landed in India to obtain Gold and spices and was responsible of killing many of the native people of these islands. In any case I suspect most people in government and financial institutions are glad to have the day off and a long weekend to enjoy the Fall colors. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: MeTV Quiz Well, they were close. They thought I grew up in California. I was born in Longview, Washington, spent early days in Vancouver, and then lived in Richland until college (UW), Peace Corps (Kabul, Afghanistan), and then on to Indiana 1966-78, and back to Richland/West Richland ever since. However, growing up, my favorite late night radio station was KGO San Francisco and, if memory serves, I used to listen to Lucky Lager Dance Time and to the top 100 hits every Friday or Saturday ? night, so maybe that influenced my taste in music and my California result on the quiz. I did notice just how old I really am from the number of performers and bands and songs on the quiz that I never heard of or didn't know anything about. Well, there was no KGO in Afghanistan or Indiana! My Peace Corps roommate had one Beatles album and one Bob Dylan album that she played constantly, until I had every word memorized. Local radio there in Kabul only played mournful Afghan songs in Farsi or Pushto. Once we had kids, we stopped listening to the radio and it was Sesame Street, Electric Company, and Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood in the morning and Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch in the afternoon. Best of all was SNL after the kids were down, although I was turned off by most of the musical numbers; too much yelling and repetition and messy hair! When Jerry Garcia died in 1995, my Hanford co- workers were astounded to learn that I never had heard of him and had no clue what the Grateful Dead was or why an ice cream was named Cherry Garcia. Hey, if you don't listen to the radio----. -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) - clueless and loving it! :-) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From:Bill SCOTT ('64) To: Mike FRANCO ('70) Mike, all that you said yesterday about Cougar opponents may be true, but it is rude to use this forum for Cougar-bashing. This is not the Seattle Times Cougar forum. Don't recall anyone bashing the Huskies here lately. If you were looking to start something, I reckon you've done it. I watched a little of the Husky-California game last weekend, and heard one of the announcers state that the Huskies have been awarded the dubious distinction of having the softest non-conference schedule in all of Division 1 this year. Yes, the mighty Huskies beat up on Rutgers, Montana, and Fresno State, who, at this point in the season, have an impressive combined won-loss record of 8-8. Two of those wins were in Husky Stadium. And I have heard repeatedly that even if the Huskies finish the season undefeated, they are unlikely to be considered for the final four due to the softness of their schedule. Let us long- suffering Cougar fans have our moments of glory; they are few and far between. -Bill SCOTT ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh man arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh A huge shout to Tony SHARPE ('63) [and 2 others I heard from: Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) and Dave HANTHORN ('63). -Maren] for letting me know I substituted Jack GARDINER'S ('61) for Chuck ('63-RIP the "Walk") in yesterday's Sandstorm... Jack you KNOW I love you like a brother... forgive me!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: '65 Ladies October Lunch WHEN: Friday, October 13th, 2017 TIME: 11:15am WHERE: Casa Mia Restaurant, 607 GWWay, Richland As luck would have it, the October Ladies of '65 Lunch is going to be held this Friday, the 13th, at Casa Mia Restaurant in Richland. Don't worry, we'll try to keep all black cats away from the door! Casa Mia offers a wide variety of dishes, including breads, antipasto platters, soups and salads, sandwiches, pastas, pizzas, plus their House Specialties (veal scallopini, chicken parmigiana, calzone, and chicken carbonara), along with a variety of wines, Coke products, coffee and tea. If you'd like to join us this Friday, please contact me so I can add your name to the list, and arrive early so you can find a parking place--because the Richland Friday Market in the Parkway is taking place! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: John ALLEN ('66) Re: Football Savvy I rarely agree with Mike FRANCO ('70) about much of anything, but I have to say that Brad WEAR's ('71) knowledge of football in general and Northwest football specifically, is highly suspect when he refers to the Apple CUP as the Apple BOWL. While it is even more true of college football than the pros, that on any given game day, any team CAN beat any other, it won't be much help for the Cougs that this year's game is in Seattle. The Cougs always have a better chance when they can play in a bitterly cold November snow storm in Pullman. Nevertheless, I'll be rooting for the Cougs until that 25 NOV showdown. -John ALLEN ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: All Bomber lunch Here it is......October already. The fall is definitely in full swing with leaves turning and football going strong. I'd like to welcome everyone to the All Bomber lunch this Saturday, 14 Oct at Sterlings on Queensgate at 11:30. I (Betti) have a prior commitment to walk in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk so you won't have to put up with me this time. Come and enjoy a good meal and conversation and I'll see you in November. -Betti AVANT ('69) Margaret EHRIG Dunn, '61 Pat DORISS Trimble, '65 ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Cougs & Dawgs To: Mike FRANCO ('70) Mike, Mike, Mike, a win is a win no matter how ugly. You made some valid points, (other than the greatest Bomber class, you might get some pushback on that) USC was depleted, but you play with what you got. You know as well as I do, you never know what team will show up. I've coached teams in 13 National Championships, (Hockey) some where we had no business being on the ice with them but we won. The Dawgs looked great the other night, going to be a brawl. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in Plano, TX where we saw 97 today. Sent from my iPhone ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gary TURNER ('71) Mr. FRANCO ('70)-Don't forget that the refs were also against the Ducks and the field was sloped downhill for WSU... at least according to the Duck fans sitting next to me. As for poor USC... when they have an injury, they just wheel out another 5 star recruit/future NFL Pro Bowler, so no sympathy here. That final sack/fumble by WSU was forced by a freshman playing in his second game because of all the injuries to the linebackers ahead of him, but ESPN apparently didn't notice that WSU had injuries also... and don't forget... you can't spell Trojan without OJ (gratuitous cheap shot!) At any rate, the Apple Cup is going to be one for the ages this year... good luck... it is going to be a good one. Re: AM Radio Back in the day when AM ruled the airwaves there were a number of daylight only stations. That is because AM frequencies "skip" off of the atmosphere and at night atmospheric conditions allow more powerful stations to be heard sometimes at great distances. The FCC limits power in the US (I believe to 50,000 watts) but that still allows some stations to blast out over a wide area. Since there are a limited number of frequencies, that requires all stations in, for example, the west that have the same frequency to either go off the air or drop their broadcast power dramatically so that they don't interfere... all except one station... known in those days as the "clear channel" station. So KORD had to defer to a station elsewhere in the west that was broadcasting on the same frequency (my memory wants to say that KORD was 910, which may have been the same as KXLY in Spokane.) Many on this list will recall that Wolfman Jack broadcast from a station just across the Mexican border since Mexico didn't limit broadcast power and he was blasting top forty out at 250,000 watts! Anytime you were picking up a station whose call sign started with an X, you were getting one of those Mexican super stations. -Gary TURNER ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/11/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Steve CARSON ('58) Margaret EHRIG ('61), Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George VALDEZ ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley SCOTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jefferson SAUNDERS ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Columbus Day The day currently celebrated as "Columbus" Day is one of the artificial holidays that the congerrs dreamed up a few years back so they could take Monday off. Before that, it was celebrated on the 12th of October so the banks could shut their doors for the day. It is not too certain as to exactly when ol' Chris stumbled on that island in the Caribbean. The Nordic people dispute the fact that Columbus was the first to reach the Americas. They say that Leif "the Lucky" Ericsson got here around 1000 A.D. Columbus didn't really touch the continent until his second voyage. Of course, the Irish dispute all this by claiming that St. Brendan made to trip in a coracle some 1 to 1 hundred years prior. And no one is certain when the Portuguese started fishing off the Grand Banks and probably made land fall in the Nova Scotia area. There was a movement many years back to call it "Finder's Day", but that sort of fizzled. I really think we should call it "Banker's Day", as they were the ones who started the celebration in the first place. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) I am completely ok with Indigenous peoples day. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Re: Radio Stations I remember one Christmas season (1964) when Greg DUNN ('60-RIP) and I were driving home to Richland from Iowa that we were able to listen to WHO, Des Moines, Iowa all the way into my folks' driveway in West Richland. In those days we drove it straight thru (no extra money for a motel) for 30+ hours. It was about 9 or 10 in the evening when we arrived. They had good music and news. The weather reports were not much help once we got past North Platte, Nebraska. I don't remember if we were able to pick it up again when we were driving back after Christmas. -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: More radio stuff Lot's of entries about KALE, KORD and KPKW. I wasn't into the records much, but here's some of "the rest of the story"... One disk jockey, and then head engineer at two of these stations (not sure which) was a Kennewick High School Student, previously from Richland's Carmichael Junior High and Lewis & Clark Grade School. We were best of friends in sixth grade, but then due to family moves never saw each other again-until a serendipity reconnection fifty years later in 2006 in Seattle. After that we often did McDonald's for Saturday morning breakfast. Paul passed away earlier this year. I had often wondered what ever happened to the very bright Paul Schwendiman. In the sixth grade, while the rest of us were struggling with arithmetic, Paul was most of the way through a self-directed dig into the eighth grade algebra book. In ninth grade he entered the annual Science Project Fair with a homemade computer that, as a unique exception, was allowed two corner stalls at the MacIntosh Hall show-and-tell competition. Schwendiman got bored early with high school and was a bit marginal. Did not graduate with his class in '62 but filled in the blanks over the summer (a neglected English class). By graduation time he had risen to the level of head engineer at one and then the other radio station. Some of his time was during school hours. He had been warned that with just one more school absentee he would be expelled. Then along comes the routine Federal Communication Commission inspector intent on reviewing a local radio station licenses. He pulls Schwendiman out of class to lead the tour and explain the details-the eighteenth absentee day-and Schwendiman is expelled. One of his exploits, popular with some in those days, was to get set up in the back of a moving pickup truck late at night, and then with a shotgun knock off jackrabbits attracted to the moving headlights. In the early hours the team returned from a productive night south of Kennewick and dumped their load of some 35 jack rabbits into the parking lot of a competing radio station. The sun comes up, and good morning to you, and have a nice day! No one ever figured out whodunit. With a low high school GPA (I think it was 2.4), what now is Paul's future? Never to be mistaken as a hunk, the slight Schwendiman ends up in the Army and predictably as a top notch radio operator. Then one day, at Fort Benning, Georgia, into the barracks flies some brass hollerin': "Are you the radio guy?" Yup, sir. "Grab yer stuff, you're now a Green Beret, we're deploying in 30 minutes!" And, so, Schwendiman finds himself bound for a Nicaragua incident as the tag along radioman and outfitted with a new hat. Later he did a tour in Vietnam working in some kind of a village-level, good-relations team. In later years Schwendiman somehow got into the University of Washington and picked up not one degree but two, one in economics and the other in communications. From there he got a law degree. At this same time Pacific Lutheran University sold its law library and school to Seattle University, so in the confusion the administrations awarded Paul two law degrees with the same date. After that he held a leadership position with a major electrician's union and later still spent maybe fifteen years as a labor mediator for the state of Washington. Loved his motorcycle, but was in very marginal health and strength and eventually was unable to handle it (e.g., about fifteen years ago a truck drove over his chest and smashed several ribs). Most recently and with a walker or cane, he fell more than once. A couple side trips into assisted living. Earlier this year, Paul fell down some stairs at home where he hit his head and was found a few days later. This was about six months ago. In the past six years I found Paul to be an unobtrusive and modest guy, not at all rich and still sharp, and who talked about himself only briefly, when asked. I've pieced the fragments together, here. He has three younger sisters, one in Minneapolis, one in Seattle, and one in Bremerton. For many years every week he faithfully visited his mother in assisted living and maybe the hospital at the end, in Everett. Maybe some other Bombers remember Paul-"the radio guy"-from his early Richland years. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ Shoreline, WA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: R2K (the original) - 17 years ago this past June Were you there? Seems to me there were around 1500 of us. Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) is currently working on the class of '67 50 year reunion pictures and has finished putting names and numbers on about 75 pictures. Dunno how many she has left but when she said "it takes forever..." that prompted me to look at alla those R2K pictures: -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA - 76 at 1am ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Duh! To: John ALLEN ('66) Wow, usually when I'm "suspect" I deny it, or plead insanity. If I'm only guilty of calling it a bowl and not the cup then gee, silly me. I remember suffering through many a "Cup" as a Coug when we battled to see who was going to be the number 8 of the PAC 8. One thing I think of now and again are the skits the class of '70 put on at pep rallies. FRANCO, DANA, SAUCIER, and JACOBS et al should have been stand up comedians. Re: Radio stations I remember listening to stations out of San Francisco at night when they changed the direction of their radio beam. The atmospheric bounce allowed me to listen on most nights when KALE/KORD signed off. I remember talking about Iron Butterflies Inagoddadivita two weeks before it played locally. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ Plano, TX where it was 97 yesterday, and 70 today. Sent from my iPhone ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/12/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Dennis HAMMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CLANCY ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley SHERWOOD ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane ZELLEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathleen REINIG ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eric SCHMIDHEISER ('81) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: sewing I see we have had some entries about sewing so I will weigh in. I have lately been asking, "Why do I live in a house with two women, (wife and daughter), and I am the only one who can sew. Wife (Kennewick Lion) says she doesn't sew because home ec teacher made her nervous. Her mother did a lot of sewing, but then so did mine. A lot of guys seem intimidated by sewing, but it is just not that hard to do. I have done it from time to time, both in upholstery and clothing. I guess started as kids sewing together flour sacks or gunny sacks to make covering for teepees. Gunny sacks work better because they provide shade but let air through so they a cooler in the summer sun. At WSU Architectural design class we had to design, make a tent, then sleep in it a night on top of a mountain in Idaho, which turned out to also be on the snow. Two guys went together and were so afraid of sewing they developed a system of wrapping each piece of cloth around the poles and attached to hooks. I thought they should get a good grade coming up with that system and still kept the wind out but had no sewing, besides, it was a cool looking tent. Teacher did not give them a good grade, maybe because it was impractical, instead of using light-weight aluminum magnesium poles like the rest of us they used wood 2x2's to hold the hooks and with tent disassembled used the wood poles (probably at lest 8, making it like carrying two 4x4's) and assembled into a stretcher looking thing, with the tent, camping gear, food, and a case of beer on top, pretty heavy and they had to pack in I think about 2 miles. I have re-upholstered a chair, cloth inserts in the seats of several cars, door panels, two carpets, a convertible top, one headliner, and trunk liners. Went out of town for a week-end and needed to take a suit so I laid it and a couple white shirts over the top of the luggage. Trunk liner was coming off near tail lights and this black tar like stuff got on sleeve on one shirt. I said that's it! I got the exact trunk liner material, a can of contact cement, and a cheap paint brush. Except for two small wrinkles and I made a spare tire cover, looked just like it came from the factory, but because of the fumes I had to drive abound for a week with both windows down. Made a dress for my wife, a strawberry shortcake dress for daughter, and two corduroy bush jackets for myself. In second grade (?) students were supposed to come as a Pilgrim or an Indian for Thanksgiving. You could bring a paper grocery bag and teacher cut it up to something like a vest you could decorate and be an Indian. I made my daughter a Pilgrim dress, (I know pilgrims did not really dress that way, but is how they are almost always shown if pictures.) Eleven months later it still fit her so we left off the white hat and apron, bought her a witch's hat and a small corn broom, and she was ready for trick-or-treat. The hardest upholstery job I have done is two padded dashes, one for a 1958 Oldsmobile and the other a 1957 Oldsmobile convertible. Same dash pad needed, but I did them two different ways, one was several pieced sewed together, the convertible has only one seam. I had such trouble with the foam padding on the second one because I could not get as good foam and was hard to get it smooth as I had to build it up in layers. I had no heat gun so when I was ready to put the covering on I put the top down and the sun behind me. Had a lot of wrinkles and had little faith it would come out looking any good at all. Thought I would be ripping it all out and trying to figure another way, but it came out satisfactory. Have seen two others done by professionals and was told one of the professionals said he did not want to ever do a job like that again. So now that I have a 1950s Olds convertible rebuilt three two- barrel carburetor J-2 engine, new paint, carpet, dashboard, all done by me, and a daughter who at that time liked to go to car shows, of course I need a poodle skirt for her to wear. I made her two, the first I just followed the pattern. It was light blue, like the car, with a white poodle, but I was not satisfied with the style of poodle, and it was just cut out of that fuzzy stuff and ironed on--you could see the material edges. I found a picture, traced and enlarged it, would use computer now days to do that, and a had a lot of unforeseen problems getting it right. I probably bought most or all of the stuff at that fabric store that was where the old Newberry's was. Poole skirts were long, but I shortened it up to be length generally worn at the time. Went with gray this time, but the poodle body was pink felt, gray color could be seen through the pink, so I bought pink broadcloth to put behind the felt. Then I hemmed the fuzzy stuff over so couldn't see the edges, but that made it look caved in so I had to buy a big bag of stuffing to use just a little to puff them up. Then I had to do a lot of hand sewing to get the rhinestone dog collar to stay without flopping all over the place. The poodle's leash on the blue one was flat braided and easily could be sewed on making all those loops. I wanted this one to be metallic, and had a hard time finding something I could do that with. Finally got some that was white with silver sunning through it. Didn't like it but it was the best I could find. The silver is mostly washed out of it now and looks white, should have just used the pink again. Then I took the scraps and made a little poodle skirt for her Barbie dolls. As you can see from the matted up pink fuzzy stuff she wore it a lot, not just to car shows. The blue one was given to a cousin of her's once removed. (I had to draw a diagram to figure that out.) I never have done a lot of sewing; lately it is mostly hemming my pant legs because I can't seem to buy pants with short enough legs for my ample waste size, and for making repairs. I'm sure there is a lot more I could learn, and I could get better if I did sew more, but basic sewing is just not that hard to do. It's also too expensive now days unless you want something you just can't buy. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: gotta string on my finger... ... to remind me... uhhhhhhhhh... uhhhhhhh... went into a MacDonald's the other day and thought I musta gone into the wrong door... had a heck of a time finding just my quarter pounder with cheese on the menu... was way too fancy for me but since I was there I ordered and ate... got me thinking of when the Tri-Cities got its first one Rick NEIL ('61) and I thought we had gone to heaven... lunch was so dang cheap we could actually get full... we ate there as often as we could... I always wonder now who was at David's Shoes while we were gone... wonder if we put a sign on the door... oh well too late to dock us in pay now... oh yeah the string... now let's see... had something to do with siblings... oh right... now when speaking of kids from the same fablie I have recently been known for substituting one's name for the other... I'm gonna do much gooder today... as long as I don't think of "cut-offs" I should be ok so I am driving cut-off's from my mind... speaking of cut-offs, this Bomber-babe has a sister who used to model them ('63) but I am not thinking about that at this moment cuz I wants this b-day post to be correct... sooooooooooooo HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Shirley SHERWOOD ('62) on your special day, October 12, 2017... Shirley Shirley Bo-ber-ly bo-na-na fanna Fo-fer-ly fe-fi-fo mer-ly, Shirley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: License Plates I had a call earlier from the state as they had a couple of questions regarding my new license plates. I told her I tried to do something with survivor but all were already in use I came up with. After I thought about it "RIBBBIT" popped into my head and she said is the car green and I said yes she said she got it and I told her I really wanted something around the word survivor and had come up with something after submitting "RIBBBIT" so she looked that up and it's available so instead of a froggy sound it will be "SRVVRMI". It will take 6-8 weeks to get the new plates but she will mail out the tab for the rear plate once they come and since I just paid for a year in July the new tab will reflect that date. I'm getting ready to walk in the making strides against breast cancer event on Saturday morning. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/13/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wanda WITTEBORT ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charles RAEDER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David EDGAR ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Julie ALEXANDER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry GILSTRAP ('83) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I normally make some sort of comment here, but I'm going to forgo the pleasure. The important thing is that a Bomber of my acquaintance is having a birthday today. Not exactly what one would call an auspicious day to have a party. That is for those to believe in omens and misfortunes that fall on the 13th when it occurs on a Friday. I think that this omen only happens if you happen to be of the Knights Templar and you have perturbed the King of France by not lending him enough money. All of that aside, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Charlie RAEDER ('54) in hope that he does not fall into the above category. Have a good day. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the monsoons will abate for the weekend, but return Tuesday next. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* 10/14/17 Alumni Sandstorm
Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/14/17
3 Bombers sent stuff: 
Larry MATTINGLY ('60)
Dennis HAMMER ('64)
Lee BUSH ('68)

BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: 10/14 Eileen HASKINS ('72)
>>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) 

Re: Radio in our youth

Just got some time to read the last couple of 'Storms. The
memories of radios the '40s and early '50 came close to
emotional for me. At around 7-8 I came into possession of a
white plastic radio. It had a handle on top that was spring
loaded to go down into a slot when you let go of it. I got a
real surprise a few years ago at the Museum of History and
Industry in WA DC. There was one exactly like it. Anyway I
installed a earphone jack so I could listen late at night and I
cobbled up an antenna on the roof and late night reception was

WWL New Orleans, WLW Cincinatti, KGO San Francisco and a couple
of the other 50K watts of "Clear Chanel Power" stations were
favorites mostly because of the distance. The long distance
truckers listen to them for weather reports and the very clear
reception. About 25 years back I was hauling 2 40 foot
containers of commercial explosives on Interstate 10 (the
southern route) with a big noisy diesel Kenworth. I loved
driving at night as the traffic was light. The clear channel
stations were a real comfort to pass the time. But I

As a teenager I would listen to that old white plastic radio
and fall asleep getting up in the morning with the imprint of
the earphone on my face. Mr.(Al?) Wells helped me keep it alive
for several years by selling me parts for it and then I had to
replace it myself with his soldering iron. He did offer me a
job at one point when I was near 17 years old. But by then I
was completely taken with fireworks.

At about 16 I got a big Hallicrafters S-85 multi-band receiver.
I used that receiver for many years listening to civilian,
military and "Ham" operators from all over the world. String an
antenna wire around in the attic and turn it on. Radio Moscow
could always be heard along with stations in Israel, So Africa,
Japan, several countries in So America. There were numerous
weather broadcasts for various points around the world. I
remembering promising myself to go to those places and see
them. Several months ago I dug out the old S-85 and dusted it
off and gave it to my business partner who is an avid ham radio
operator. The dials need to be restrung and it is a tube
instrument and it needed a couple of them replaced. The Ham
club pitched in with tubes and one of the guys replaced the
string that moves the dials and the frequency tuner. Ken put up
a good antenna and his wife says he spends hours tuning across
the bands. He gets teary eyed telling me how well it works at
over 50 years old.

Fireworks turned out to be a good excuse and provided the means
for many of my trips to those far away places. I did not make
them all, but at this point I have been in 46 countries. Jackie
and I have standing invitations to visit fireworks friends in
Guatemala, New Zealand, Australia and So Africa. Just today I
was telling her I am near to 76 and if she wants to hit the 50
states in a zig zag trip we need to get at it.  

-J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60)
>>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64)

To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

My wife's birthday is October 13th, and so is her twin
sister's; they were just having cake today and talked about how
often it seems their birthdays fall on Friday the 13th. They
had an older sister who's birthday was also in October. She has
passed, but one of her daughter's birthday is on Halloween.
Family usually has a party sometime in October because so many
of their birthdays are in October.

Re: AM radio

I don't know, but it seems to me that those old time vacuum
tube radios got better reception than the new transistor
radios, at least in cars. Driving around in evenings quite
often got KSL in Salt Lake which I liked to listen to because
they often played the old radio programs like "The Shadow" etc.
Don't remember what other distant radio stations I got, but I
do remember one time, (years and years ago I mentioned this in
a Sandstorm Post) I delayed parking the car and going into a
store because the lady DJ said when they came back they would
tell us about a snowstorm coming "way out West," well I live
out West so I wanted to hear about it. When she came back from
the commercial break the storm "way out West" was in someplace
like maybe Ohio. FM sounds better, but doesn't reach as far.
Best sounding radio I ever had, by far, was in a 1975 Olds
Toronado. I later had a 1977 ElDorado which is a Cadillac
version of the same car. One would think it would have an even
better radio, but it was not a good radio at all.

About 1990 we had a big windstorm in the Tri-Cities when the
winds reached 100 miles per hour. It hit with a loud bang and
woke us up in the middle of the night, then the power went off
about two seconds later. I had a little transistor radio about
like the ones we had in the early '60s when we walked around
holding them to our ear. I tried to find a local station to see
what they had to say about it. Well I did find a station
talking about the wind storm they were having, then I found out
the station was in Wyoming. That little radio had a hard time
picking up local stations even though you could see the
broadcast towers from Richland, and here it was picking up a
station from the other side of the Rocky Mountains. Turned out
the wind had knocked all the local stations off the air.

Remember in the '50s my dad had an outside radio antenna. I
always wanted to put one up but never have.

-Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ 
>>From: Lee BUSH ('68)

Re: Request Photo of 'RHS Bomb' casing

Greetings Fellow Bombers!

I have a request. In preparation for our class of '68 50 year
reunion, (August 3-5, 2018), does anyone have or know who I
can contact to get a color photo of the 'RHS bomb' casing that
was placed mid-court at basketball games before & during half-
time preferably during '65-'68; but, any other year(s) would
be great? I need to use the photo as a graphic for a project
I'm working on. If no one has a color photo, a good black &
white might work. Just send via attachment and I'll download
from there; or, give me contact info for yourself or whomever.

Note: I posted this request in the Facebook Group: Richland
High Club 40.

Bomber Cheers!
-Lee BUSH ('68)
That's it for today. Please send more.
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Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* 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: Jeff BOSTON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Don & Donna WOODS BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl ANS ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherrill WIATER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karla BIERLEIN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: or 10/16 Rob FRENCH ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dan HAGGARD ('57) & Marj QUALHEIM ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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 right. -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) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/16/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Ed WOOD ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry PURKHISER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judith PORTER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave HANTHORN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila ZANGAR ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Carol & Claire REDISKE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck FELDER ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian BELLISTON ('81) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Erica THOMAS ('97) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, just goes ta show ya that it can't go on forever. Not only did the Cougs get whupped on Friday, the Dawgs lost to an Arizona State team. On the brighter side of things the Beavs almost won and the Utes gave the Trojans a scare. And the Tide continues to roll. [...and my unranked LSU Tigers beat the 10th ranked Auburn Tigers in the Tiger Bowl! -Maren] On a more important note, today is the birthday of a Bomber I knew from way back when. We occasionally held out with SWAIN ('54-RIP) and RITNOUR ('54) at the Fission Chips joint in Uptown. Mostly in the back room shelling shrimps and listening to the juke box. Not too sure if we were good for business, but the owner didn't complain. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a hearty "Happy Birthday!" to Jerry PURKHISER ('54). If the traffic ain't too bad, you could truck on down to Bob's Burgers and Brew on Saturday and meet with some of the guys of '54 (mostly). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the next round of monsoons is due to start tomorrow. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: Philco radio A couple years ago I refurbished the old Philco radio that my father bought back in the dark ages. It's a magnificent piece of furniture and now it works as it once did. Of course, to refurbish it I couldn't just pop down to Densow's to buy the new vacuum tubes it needed. I relied upon Vacuum Tube Supplies, LLC in Denver, run by my good friends Peter and Ellen (the valve lady). They scout the blogosphere for used vacuum tubes and pick up some new ones from China. The Philco can't pick up XEAK that I used to listen to from Tijuana, since that closed down in 1961, and the stations it does pick up sound pretty scratchy. And it required a refurbishing cost that dwarfs the cost of a decent radio today. Still, the past is worth preserving for its wonderful memories, if not for its intrinsic value sometimes. -Ed WOOD ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: My Hero I knew Dan HAGGARD ('57) impressed me as a guy to take notice of and boy was I right... 4 marriages later and I'm still trying rid my mouth of the instant response that ends with "you" and begins with a 4 letter word starting with F... In fact I think I'll carry yesterday's post in my wallet... "yes dear"... yes dear... not really that hard... I've always managed to say it to Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) and Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) but I'm thinking that doesn't really count (yes dear not the other one)... Oh well, I noticed the other day that the class of '63 has Jim WODEHOUSE (thunk he wuz '62)... as missing he is still good friends with Dave SOWDEN ('62 WB)... I really don't like the WB moniker to me Dave is one of the best Bombers and Marines around) and they are face book friends... I've got some fond memories of Jim from about my last couple of years in Richland... we had some really great times with Jim COX ('64)... so I think there was a reason for this... Oh yes... Thailand... now how's that for a lead in... the B-day Bomber spends a great deal of time in that country... I'm pretty sure I caught a ride in there one time but the memory is very fuzzy... I remember the co-pilot almost leaving the pilot there because he was so drunk we couldn't haul him back to the plane... another guy did get left there and had a hell of a time getting back to Nam cuz he had no ID... ahhh Yutes ya gotta love em... anyway, this guy seems to have missed Thailand so much he just opened a Thai restaurant... from his reports I think it's turning out very well... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my good buddy and "discussion" friend David HANTHORN ('63) on your special Day, October 16, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/17/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug CRAWFORD ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe BOMBINO ('75) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: Radios I did restore the cabinet of a 1947 Westinghouse Radio that my Mother-in-law had. I am afraid I am going to have to pay someone to restore the works. I can replace tubes myself, but am sure it needs some testing, and if resistors need to be replaced, I am not very good at soldering especially in tight places like that. Also, the shaft with the little string that moves the needle showing the station is polished smooth and will not move the needle; I don't know what to do to fix that. I had a hard time matching the color of the wood stain. My wife said most of the time it was kept near living room window and sun over the years really did a job on it. The inside was good but the shades of color on the inside varied. Need to make some brass loops to go through the lion's head mouth door knobs: right now just using nylon rope with a knot on each end. Would like to paint gold lattice work to approximate the look of the original cloth. Experimented with it but the template didn't lay flat and spray got under it. The metal backing plates are bent and warped. Weighed it down with sockets and the results were even worse, but I now have a set of gold sockets in my tool box. My wife says leave it, but I don't think it looks right. Might try making template of wood so I can clamp it down. Found online speaker cloth for the speaker inside that is fairly close to original and did find the nameplate, but that was already sold. I think with the pictures I found I can make a pretty good replacement of wood or maybe plastic and assume there are computer programs with printer like thingies that can cut the letters "Westinghouse" and "FM". I do have a small box of tubes my dad had for the TV, but when I find them, probably none will work. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ Really nice day in Tri-Cities. Lot of stuff needs to be done outside and I started but my wife and her twin had other ideas so I guess I will have to wait for bad weather to finish--if one ever does get finished. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Stuff I guess I'm suspect again. I can't believe I missed two birthdays for two of my favorite people. One I've known virtually all my life, and the other since a soph at Col-Hi. A belated Happy Birthday to Karla Jo BIERLEIN, and Rob FRENCH on the 15th. My mom was getting out of prison so I was drunk. Yeah, that's why I missed it. On a somber note, today the 17th is a sad anniversary of the death of Levi Stubbs, The Four Tops, what a great group, and what a phenomenal singer. MoTown great. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ Plano, TX where it's finally cooling down ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/18/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Larry MATTINGLY ('60), David DOUGLAS ('62) Dennis HAMMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob CHILES ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Keith HUNTER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob HINKLE ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kelly GAINES-FRANKLIN ('84) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) To: Dennis HAMMER ('64) My compliments on the refinish of the radio cabinet. Looks very nice. In one period of 3-4 years, back about 20 years ago I picked up and refurbished about 20 old cabinet radios. Some, I refinished/rebuilt for the owners for a right tidy charge, and the rest I sold at flea markets or by other means. Most of what I did was cleaning and refinishing the cabinet and replacing speakers where the old paper cone was torn or even missing. Some of those old cabinets had some serious spider infestation. YUK. With all the very dangerous materials I have handled in my life, I hate spiders. Got bitten twice by a huge black widow. Within 20 minutes with only the one eye, I was seeing double and triple. While I did not get a bed, I hung around the hospital over night so they could keep an eye on me. A couple of years later I got bit again with no effects at all. Replacing the string is a precise type job. The choice of string is important. It needs to have some texture to it to keep it from slipping. And you have to be sure to have the needle and the position of the actual tuner plates synchronized in the correct position or the needle ends up being incorrect. Some radios have a spring arrangement to keep the proper tension on the string. The fellow who did my restringing would set the needle on a local station and then he moved the tuner plates until the station came on clear. Then he marked the position of the plates, and then tightened the string to the right tension to move both at the same time. You have to go around each pulley 2-4 times so the string can get a grip on the various pulleys and move all at the same time. It takes lots of patience. He would take a picture of any existing string for reference later. Tubes can still be found, some from collectors and China is still making some of them. Search the internet for needed tubes. You may find someone in your locale who has one of the old tube testers. They have a small charge to check your tubes. Radio electronics have changed radically. You may need to find some old bearded ham radio operator to get the electronics repaired. Yeah, some of the old guys do shave. For the gold rings you might check with stores that sell the parts to make or repair curtains. Some have endless boxes of fittings. Have fun. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60), (Pyro Consultants LLC) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Speaking of radio stations (somebody did, I recall), I worked one summer (I think '62) at KPKW in Pasco as engineer and disc jockey, although I don't recall the exact title. I took the train to Seattle to take the engineer exam and think I had a 3rd class license. I went to the station to learn how to turn the transmitter on (I don't think my license allowed that, but I didn't actually turn it on) and operate the console and fill out the log. We had a network news feed but had to substitute PSAs for any alcohol and cigarette ads, since the station was owned by a Christian. I worked Saturdays. I went out by myself my first Saturday to turn the station on about 6AM. I plugged in the transmitter, and the fuse blew. The rule about fuses is, if one blows you try a second one. If that blows too, you find out what's wrong. I put in the only extra fuse, plugged the transmitter back in, and that fuse blew as well. I wasn't familiar with Pasco and didn't know where one bought fuses at 6AM, so I decided to try to find out why the fuses blew. I traced the cord I plugged into the wall back to the transmitter. One of the two wires that had been soldered to the transformer had come loose. I decided to solder it back in place and maybe by the time I had it fixed I could think of somewhere to go to find another fuse. Meanwhile, one of the weekday station operators had turned on his radio to listen to the station and not hearing it came down to the studio to see what was wrong. He knew where to go to get fuses, so we finally got the station on the air, although a bit later than usual. I probably told this story once already, but I also appeared on local TV once. We got our first TV the summer of 1958, just before ninth grade. I watched the only station available from sign-on to the national anthem at the end of the day. One show in the afternoon was a local network production (Yakima, Richland and Walla Walla stations), a homemaker show. The lady hostess had a recipe contest, so I sent in the recipe my eighth grade math teacher had given us for Waldorf Cake, made using Miracle Whip instead of eggs and whatever else is in it. I won - probably because I was the only male to enter. The program originated in Yakima. My mom was pregnant at the time with one or the other of my brothers, so my dad took a day off to drive me up there. The hostess took us to lunch at a very nice restaurant - I got a cake for dessert with sparklers on it. Then we had a tour of the TV station, and finally I baked my cake on TV. I got one fan phone call afterward. It was an interesting experience. In a box somewhere I still have the Junior cookbook I got as a souvenir. One year we had unusual sunspot activity. We had a UHF TV antenna that was next to the phone line to the house. For some reason I happened to turn to one of the VHF channels and actually got a station - in Alberta, Canada. It faded out and I got many other stations from as far away as Louisiana. I plotted them on a map, and the plot made nice curves with Richland at the center. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ where I'm still swimming in the pool while it's warm ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Nerd question ???? I have a question that probably only a nerd or someone who works in a certain field (and I don't know what field that would be) would know. Last August we made a trip to Spokane for three days. The trunk light stopped working so I stuck one of those little flat LED lights that has a little round magnet on the back to the inside of the trunk lid to use as a trunk light. There was a lot of smoke in the air here in the Tri-Cities, Spokane, and in Coeur d'Alene, ID. I assume it was the heat of the Sun made the glue come loose and the light dropped off the trunk lid. I was unable to pull the magnet off with just my hand and haven't tried to use some tool yet. A week or so ago I noticed there is a little circle of dirt on the outside of the trunk lid, so I checked and it is exactly where that magnet is stuck and exactly the size and shape of the magnet. It is a little ring of dirt following the outside edge of that magnet. What could have caused that????? It has rained and I assume the water has something to do with it. Is there iron in the smoke from the trees in the fires??? Does the dirt become attracted to a magnet??? Did the magnet cause the water to form a bead that caused it???? I would not think a magnet would have any impact on either dirt, smoke, or water. It has not been waxed so that had nothing to do with it. Thinking about getting a horse shoe shaped magnet and seeing it the dirt will form the outside shape of a horse shoe. Re: Astrophysics question ???? In High School I saw a UFO (Unidentified FALLING object). My mother made curtains for my bedroom that covered only the bottom part of the windows on McPherson Ave, she called them cafe curtains. One night I woke up and without moving at all saw a really bright "star." It was due West and at least as bright a Venus. In fact, if I had just gone back to sleep I would have said it WAS Venus and probably would not have even remembered it. I was thinking that was really cool, then all of a sudden at great speed it shot straight down. In the late '70s I told someone I worked with I had seen a UFO and described it. He said, "Aw, you just saw a shooting star." I told him it was not a meteorite, I have seen meteorites before and they are moving when you first see them and moving when they go out of sight. They don't just hang there motionless, then all of a sudden take off at great speed. This was far brighter than any meteorite I have seen, but I suppose it could be a much bigger one or closer to earth and heading straight for me, however . . . it would have to break the laws of physics to all at once make what would have to be a nearly 90 degree turn. Only thing I can think of that would look like this is if someone had put a Coleman lantern on a balloon or kite (these days they would use a drone) put it into the air and it dropped off. Now that would be an incredibly stupid thing to do unless it was over a large body of water, and what I saw would have to have been over Richland. Anyone have any ideas that make sense???? -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Radios I recall having two radios in my yute... One was a gray Zenith that turned on and off by opening and closing the little "door"... the other was a short wave monster (like one of those cell phones in a bag size) with a 100 pound battery... Keith PETERSON ('65) and Craig DAVIS ('65) and I used to go from station to station looking for any rock 'n' roll song... later I always listened to the Real Don Steele (NAB) and Lynn BRYSON ('57-RIP)... don't recall the station but man did I love to just lay on my bed and listen (laziness... )... Lynster's theme song was Straight Flush by the Frantics... dang I remember that song so very well... now. What if I'd been listening with our Bomber B-day Babe... woo hoo... that would mean we could share the memory with everyone... ahhhhhh but alas... I am fairly certain no Bomber-babe ever entered my bed room... waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) on your special day, October 18, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/19/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber wrote Iditarod stuff today: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie TURNER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray RICHARDSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry DAVIS ('80) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kelly MONTGOMERY ('87) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 134 days till the start of Iditarod 2018 - Official Iditarod Site More Interesting Iditarod facts: The Seavey family is a dog racing family. Dan (Mitch's dad) placed 3rd in the very first race in 1973. Mitch's 4 sons have all finished the Iditarod: Danny, Tyrell, Dallas, and Conway. 2005 was the rookie year for Dallas. He turned 18 the day after the start of the 2005 race. So it's not surprising that Mitch and son Dallas have dominated the race the last 6 years starting in 2012 when Dallas became the youngest at 25) musher to win the Iditarod. Mitch won for the 2nd time in 2013, Dallas won the next three years in a row ('14, '15, and '16). Dallas was wearing bib #16 when he won in 2016 and Mitch was wearing Bib #16 when he won in 2017 to became the oldest (at 58) AND FASTEST (8d:3h:40m:13s) to win. 60 teams will race in 2018. Both Mitch (3 time champ) and Dallas (4 time champ) will be at the starting line in 2018 along with other 4 time champions Jeff King and Martin Buser. 4 teams have withdrawn before the race even starts. Musher must have at least 12, and up to 16 dogs at the starting line, and must cross the finish line with at least 5 dogs on the tow line. Re: ToT (Teacher on the Trail) There's an entire section on the website devoted to the ToT: An 'Adventure Learning' project that provides incredible opportunities for educators. The 2018 ToT is Heidi Sloan. She will have a GPS tracker during the race... I THINK she's on a snow machine, but I'll check that to be sure and there will be more about Heidi and the teaching/learning possibilities on another "NOT" Sandstorm day. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 66 at 4am ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/20/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolynn HAMILTON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn BAIRD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy RATHVON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leo WEBB ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fred BREEDLOVE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy HERTZ ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron POLK ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue OBERG ('79) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck ('63) Re: Leo WEBB's Birthday Happy Birthday to the senior member of our little group of Five... we who daily discuss literature, philosophical ideas, cultural trends, and occasional fashion fads... He always has an intelligent comment... like "Oh My"... we girls really try to keep his mind elevated... sometimes easier than others, whereas the other guy in our group urges questionable behavior.. Boyz! Saying all this... we love him and wish a Happy Happy Birthday to Leo WEBB ('63)!!! Love, -Cecilia BENNETT McCarthy ('65) -Ellen WEIHERMILLER Anderson ('63) -Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck ('63) and -David RIVERS ('65 - who will surely be writing his own `greeting to Leo) Sent from my iPad ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: hoods and others Now I know this kid... fact he's a dang good friend and a fellow Marine, but in his earlier life he had another persona... oh sure, today we know him as a guy who slaves to put in new bathroom floors for "da wife"... offers to look after Ellen WEHERMILLER's ('63) house in Wikeup when she's away and soon, she hopes will become her "lawn boy"... now in that other life he even had a locker right next to the lovely Ms "W"... ah... but he had a nuther side as well... when he wasn't writing girls' phone numbers on the auto shop wall, he and his buddy in Crime, Larry WERSEN ('63) (When Larry wuzn't "with the band") were opening the boy'z Fenton split manifold and tooling the Uptown trying to break as many windows as possible... hey I don't make this stuff up... I mean if he can disprove these statements I will gladly post a retraction on some other schools e-paper... maybe Garfield's... I want to make it VERY clear the the b-day Bomber-babe had nothing to do with his antics... but now I just wanna shout HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Leo WEBB ('63) and Kathy RATHVON ('63) on your special day, October 20, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/21/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Marie RUPPERT ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandra WITHERUP ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie FOSTER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lucy FOSTER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lyle LAUGHERY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha JEPSEN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jenny ANGUIANO ('98) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) My granddaughter, Sydney Jenkins, is on the Bomber varsity volleyball team. Her team won again last night making it an undefeated season. All four Bomber teams (Varsity, Jr. Varsity, C-Team, and Frosh) closed out an undefeated season! A first, according to the coach, Bob Raidl. Now they are on to the playoffs. Go Bombers! -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ Richland where fall has arrived with wind and rain ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Twinsies Before I go any further lemme send a late HB to Joe JANCOVIC ('62)... mistakes such as this are very likely the reason some upperclassmen, such as Doug HAWKINS ('62) refer to me as a "lowerclassman"... I just can't win sometimes... ah but today we are talking about those two Bomber-babe twins again... I mean often I think of the Cole ('63) twins but I forget about these two... I'm just glad to know these kids and wish HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Connie FOSTER ('63) and Lucy FOSTER ('65) on your special day, October 21, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/22/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Steve CARSON ('58) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack GROUELL ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leoma COLES ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Toby WHEELER ('65/'66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Trisha SAUCIER ('77) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) Great achievement for the Volleyball program. Is this a girls team!? -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Cougs Wahoo, it's still 4th qtr, but up 28 zip over the Buffs is a good start. Nice rebound from the previous loss to Cal. [Final was 28-zip. -Maren] -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in rainy, cold Plano, TX ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/23/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: John ALLEN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jackie RICHMOND ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean ECKERT ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark O'TOOLE ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim O'NEIL ('76) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: John ALLEN ('66) Re: New Homes Congratulations to Brad WEAR ('71) on having the good judgement to pitch his tent in the most heavily armed city in the USA. Unlike certain Bombers who will remain nameless, I am sincere in that statement. Hope you're fitting in, Brad. -John ALLEN ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/24/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Frank WHITESIDE ('63), Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David HOKANSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve RECTOR ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jimmy NACKE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul CHARETTE ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Re: Birthday Okay, I hope I got this right without a reminder from Mr. RIVERS ('65) or Maren ('63 & '64). I'm not big on remembering birthdays outside of my own immediate family. But this guy has been like family since September 1955 when we ended up together in Mr. Anderson's 5th grade class at Jefferson Elementary. My family had just moved to the North End from the South End of town in June of that year. Anyway, we hung out constantly all through Jefferson, CJ and high school. His birthday was 3 days after my dad's and he and my dad shared the same middle name which just happened to be the last name of the only American Indian/Native American Vice President which began with a "C". (Your homework assignment is to come up with his name). He spoke English, French and Kaw and his dad was a Civil War veteran. [Am I supposed to put the name here? Just looked on the '63 Commencement program to come up with that "C" name. -Maren] I'm speaking, of course, about the one and only birthday boy, James C. ("Pitts", Army and a few other nicknames) Armstrong. We spent a lot of time listening to records and fished and hunted together on his dad's farm along with his dad and "Ike" his black lab. We walked to high school by Johnny's in Uptown and bought Lucky Strike cigarettes for 26 cents. We were both Ag boys, likely because our dads were both farm boys (his in Nebraska, mine in Colorado). His ewe was named "Dolly" after Dolly Parton (not really). Anyway, had to get in a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. If I were there, I'd buy him a cupcake, a beer and a Big Mac. Some of you need to shoot him an email or make a phone call to wish him a Happy Birthday since I can't make the drive. We still call each other and talk for a good spell... still fun to talk about old times, history and music. Anyway, old man, have a good one and stay out of trouble!! -Frank WHITESIDE ('63) ~ Bayou Gauche, LA where it FINALLY got cool... just waiting for the yard to die so we don't have to mow it every week in the disgusting heat and humidity. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Now for something entirely different. Can't help but notice that the behavior of some of the Iditarod participants is becoming nearly as reprehensible as Little League Baseball parents or heaven forbid Seattle Metro League Basketball. I mean, I mean they're "juicin" the dogs and there are even reports of Shanghaing our canine friends at the Anchortown Airport. Why can't the mushers go back to their roots and just deliver diphtheria serum to Nome rather than suspend their morals for a Ford Pickup Truck? {PART of 1st prize is a DODGE Pick up. -Maren] But I digress, what I really wanted to share was a recent article in the Seattle Times about as hallowed a place in Bomber Lore as Zip's, the Spudnut Shoppe or the Roller Rink. At some past reunion of the GMC63 there was discussion of how remarkable it was that no-one had a child named Camlin. I've many fond memories of 9th and Olive and Duncan's Market across the street. Even a meteorological phenomenon one Thursday afternoon when it rained television sets. Nice article for you to read: The Camlin still touches the sky, even without the Cloud Room check it out. Can't imagine there will ever be an article on the Hampstead Arms which the Birthday Boy and the FFA Mafia put on the map back in 1963. Happy Birthday to Jim ARMSTRONG, Rock On My Brother and treat yourself to an evening at the Golden Corral. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Music Man No not the one in River City and no trombones, let alone 76, as far as I know but with his wide range in taste, I could be wrong... no this is a Bomber who is loved by all and happens to be my guru when it comes to music... he says it's good and I give it a listen... it's just that simple... now it's not just music, but he has such a great collection it is one of the first things that comes to my mind... that and Bomber shirts and shorts inna winter (last year I hadda finally put long pants on on November 27th and put on shorts this year in February)... I am sure everyone has something about this guy that comes to mind right away... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) on your special day, October 24, 2017!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '67 in '17 Reunion DVD If anyone is interested in ordering a copy of the DVD made by Richard Raines of Raines Video in Portland his email is His phone numbers are 1-503-274-9635 or 1-800- 654-8277. The cost is $33.95. DVDs are also available of other 50-year reunions for the Richland Bombers: the '64 in '14 held 8/22/14 thru 8/25/14 and the '66 in '16 held 8/13/16. We received our '67 in '17 Reunion DVD on Friday... plus I have copies of both the '64 in '14 and the '66 in '16. Very enjoyable memories, -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) For John ALLEN ('66) or anyone else who celebrates "heavily armed" cities, etc. No COUNTY in Texas is even in the top ten counties, or 20 I think. You need to look at the data. At the county level Alaska and Louisiana both have two... there are others but Texas doesn't show high at all. Heavily armed STATES guns per 1,000 residents: 1) Wyoming 2) DC 3) Arkansas 4} New Mexico 5) Virginia Closely followed by Idaho, Alaska, and Louisiana. Texas is #18, Oregon #24 Arizona #33, Illinois #35, Washington #37 I think all this means... nothing. -Mike FRANCO ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/25/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Duane LEE ('63), David RIVERS ('65) John ALLEN ('66), Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leslie JACOBSEN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jackie JANCOVIC ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara FRANCO ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Duane LEE ('63) Now days they tape videos of all the Bomber games. Wouldn't it be great to see a high light film of the great Bomber teams of yester year. In particular, the '62-'63 Bomber basketball team. What a memorable season. Maybe Mr. House or Mr. Stein took some 8MMs of their sons playing that year. -Duane LEE ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomber-babes Rule Now I gotta say that if anyone could have come up with a better buncha ladies than we got in Richland, I'd like to hear about it. I'm not worried cuz it just couldn't happen. Today we gots two a my favorites (I wonder if I really make any points with this favorites stuff)... I was so happy to see one of them last month at the '65er 70th b-day party... it was funny cuz I looked her husband inna eye and thought man I know I know this guy... well duh... a corse I did... well I could go on and on but just take a look at any of the "big pool" photos floating around and you will agree... none of the Beach towns can hold a candle to our Bomber-babes... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Leslie JACOBSON ('64) and Jackie JANCOVIC ('65) on your special day, October 25, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: John ALLEN ('66) Re: Statistics Somebody (Benjamin Disraeli, I believe) once said that there are lies, damned lies... and statistics. Guns per 1000 residents is one thing but total guns is yet another. In any event, my comment was about a specific city; not a county or a state. FYI, Wyoming and Alaska are so sparsely populated that they each have only one US Representative. When one has a college degree, one should be expected to pay attention to detail; or simply pay attention at all. -John ALLEN ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Texas and weapons Interesting. I think John ALLEN ('66) was alluding to the fact that Plano, TX is listed as the highest per capita gun ownership in the nation, as well as one of the lowest homicide rates in the nation. The per capita ratio is skewed as Wyoming with 570k population is a state where it is not uncommon for people to own 40 or more guns individually. The only really populated state in the statistics Mike FRANCO ('70) listed is Virginia, and that's concentrated in the Northern quadrant. In any event, I am readjusting to Texas having been in Washington for eight years. I love both places, but my ashes will be spread in Texas. I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as soon as I could. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ Plano, TX where it's supposed to be in the 30s this weekend. Sent from my iPhone ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/26/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Stephanie DAWSON ('60), Ray STEIN ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sally SHEERAN ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fran BARKER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael K. HOGAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard FAUBERT ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) I am loving being back in Alaska again for a while. But the weather is crazy: after being 8 a couple of weeks ago, it was 42+ today! I got my Nokian winter/summer tires put on today and the roads were dry or barely wet. Nice. (I'm fine with waiting until MUCH LATER to check out how the new tires do on snow or ice.) I've decided that when I get back to Richland, I'll make a radical change to my life-style and quit traveling so much. Will invest in chickens for the eggs, maybe some rabbits for eating, if Richland allows rabbits. I want to get a dog, too, after being without for these past 4 years. Need to find one that won't eat chickens, rabbits or cats. I'll start with the Rescue places. Instead of gardening, I'll be happy to support the Farmer's Markets. It looks like we've got the property sold. Frankly, I was hoping it would take a year, but I'll likely be back home in March or so. Meanwhile, I'm enjoying family, friends, and being in my old house which was beautifully remodeled a few years ago. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ Like I said not long ago: "If I wanted to go by my given name, I wouldn't have a nick name." --- in beautiful Alaska ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) It is a sad, sad day for those who remember him. Some thought he was not quite rock 'n' roll; but you heard his music in all sorts of places. Even those you wouldn't expect. Farewell to "Fats" Domino, New Orleans gift to music. Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino, Jr. (RIP) ~ 2/26/28 - 10/25/17 -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the walnut tree is finally changing color. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Game Films I would love to see a film of the championship game in March '58 when we won it all at State. I was a lowly sophomore, lucky enough to be there for the whole tournament and to sit through 4 days of constant basketball at Hec Edmundson Pavilion (Go Huskies!). I was with Judy BOWEN Pies ('60-RIP), who really banged up my thigh pounding on it in her excitement. I was equally excited but don't think I mauled her?? I still remember every player on that great team. Re; The Camlin Hotel Judy BOWEN Pies ('60-RIP) was one of my closest friends in high school. She lived with her mom Mary and stepdad Wally Bowen at the Desert Inn Hotel, which Wally managed. Sleepovers were great! The Desert Inn was owned by the same company that owned the Vance and Camlin Hotels in Seattle. So we stayed in one or the other whenever we went to Seattle for shopping, basketball, or other fun adventures. It was clear to me that the Camlin was a step above the Vance, and I felt really special staying there. My parents liked it, too. -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ray STEIN ('64) To: Duane Lee ('63) Sorry, but neither the Steins nor the Houses took movies of Bomber basketball games. I think Gary WEBB's ('64) parents did take movies. Jim HOUSE ('63) remembers watching a video (not from the Webbs) of our District tournament victory over Ellensburg, but I don't remember that and I don't know where or when we would have seen it. -Ray STEIN ('64) ~ Mead, WA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Kid's kids I haven't seen her or her other half Chuck ('56-Sandpoint, ID) for a while but there was a point in time when I saw both of them quite often in Las Vegas. At One function I heard a female (Bomber-babe) voice behind me... "David Rivers!" and there was the Bomber B-day-babe... it was nice to get Chuck during those visits... now it's common knowledge that one of my greatest delights is to visit the Spudnut and spend time with this babe's sister ('61)... Naturally she is also in the company of her husband ('61) and a bevy of Bomber-babes... The B-day babe has a pretty darned famous daughter which is always cool for Bomber bragging rights even though she is not a Bomber... I can say, however that when she was the Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) got the first speeding ticket the day they got their single radar gun... that's pretty impressive! Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sally SHEERAN ('58) on your special day, October 26, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) One last comment on gun population. I will not comment further as I know where this is going... or has already gone. 1) The reason I focused on COUNTY statistics is because except for relative small or isolated cities, population centers span multiple city limits and areas of unincorporated county limits. 2) I do have a college degree and appreciate and accept the apparent spirit of the statement "When one has a college degree, one should be expected to pay attention to detail; or simply pay attention at all." 3) Brad, I have been to Texas many times and like almost everything I experienced there food, people, even some of the music. PS, I see Leach has NOT given up the ghost on trying to get his $$$ from Texas tech! 3) I welcome, almost encourage Maren to remove any or all of this that might be considered contentious, etc -Mike FRANCO ('70) P.S. - For Brad WEAR ('71): I understand your love of Texas BUT consider a few ounces of your ashes being shipped back up here for spreading over the field of Martin Stadium (Pullman). I know you have LOTS of Cougar in you! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/27/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Jim RUSSELL ('58) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shawn SCHUCHART ('78) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim RUSSELL ('58) Re: Tape of '58 Basketball Championship Game I had the foresight(?) to tape the radio broadcast of the 1958 championship basketball game on reel-to-reel tape. Listened to it maybe once and kept it for years before bringing it out again to re-live the game. Alas! The tape had emulsified and was totally unusable. I had hoped to bring it to a class reunion, but . . . arrgh! Cheers -Jim RUSSELL ('58) ~ Mountlake Terrace, WA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Buds Well, today we got two Bombers... one I have known since before I can remember and another I met maybe when I was in 9th grade or a little later... the younger one is a very long time pal and he owns the most outrageous Letterman's sweater around... an original... I mean so original it fits him like an Eisenhower jacket... but he never fails to wear it at a Bomber function... it has become a gotta see... he is a cancer survivor which makes him all that more important to visit with as often as I can... Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) and I had the pleasure of sharing his table at the '65er 70th B-day party dinner along with his lovely wife... what a wonderful time that was... now my acquaintance with the other guy is a spin off of my friendship with the Warfords'... back inna day he and Charlie WARFORD ('61) had '56 Chevys that were about the nicest in town... this guy's was beige and kind of copper... Charles' was black and white my memories of this guy's parties and watching him at the drags are some of the best growing up memories around... I know I know, "growing up" is a bit of a stretch, but hey... he is a City Counsel Member and I am a part time Judge so... that should count for something... right? Right? Right?... ok nevermind... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Terry CHRISTENSEN ('61) and Alex CLARK ('65) on your special day, October 27, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/28/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Linnea GATES ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anna May WANN ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul PHILLIPS ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula BERGAM ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy CORDER ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) What with one thing and another the Beavers lost by one to the Stanford Cardinal. Things may improve later. But college football is not that important at this point. There is a Bomber Babe of my acquaintance who is celebrating a birthday today. Now, she is one of the older Bomber Babes, but I won't hold that against her. So, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Ann "Anna May" WANN ('49) on this occasion. Hope the weather up there in Bothell holds so she can get a round or two of golf in. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are calling for the first dry Hallowe'en in ten (10) years in this neck of the woods. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Linnea GATES Williams ('66) Re: Chief Jo Banner Can you help me find a new home for this banner (picture attached)... This school banner was given to me by a family friend. It is the original school colors and mascot for Chief Joseph Jr. High, and was found in a storage room at the school before remodeling began. Would anybody be interested in having? it? The banner is 11.5' x 8.5'. I will send or deliver to anyone interested (I don't really want to just throw it away)... Please email me. [This thing would have been cool to have at those reunions where they take pictures of Warriors. Maybe Club40 could keep track of it for us. -Maren] -Linnea GATES Williams ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/29/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent today: Shannon CRAIG ('50) Ruth PATTY ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim DAUGHERTY ('70) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shannon CRAIG Hightower ('50) To: Paul PHILLIPS ('49) Happy b day on the 28th from Shannon -Shannon CRAIG Hightower ('50) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ruth PATTY Holesworth ('56) Re: Chief Joseph Banner Chief Jo Warriors colors were blue and gold. Carmichael was blue and white. Great banner! -Ruth PATTY Holesworth ('56) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/30/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen COLE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty PYLE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray STEIN ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) One of the younger Bomber Babes I know sorta is having a birthday to day. Don't recall if it is her "Sweet Sixteen" or 21st. Gotta be in there somewhere. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Karen COLE ('55). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Big Sis and Number 10! As is true for many of my b-day friends, I think I can say that I have never met this Bomber-babe face-to-face. Ah but that doesn't mean I don't think she's just the greatest... I mean I know 3 of her siblings ('63, '63, '66) pretty well and can say they are all just fabulous... I see the '66er most often and have watched him and his Squid buddy ('66) present many Quilts of Valor and have been greatly honored to nominate many more... with VERY few exceptions, this babe never forgets famblie b-days... As for the Bomber guy, I had to start chuckling when I was planning this post... I started to say "all I need say is number 10 and pretty much all Bombers will guess the b-day guy" I recalled, however being with a buncha ROK Marines in Vietnam one night... now American Marines were last on everybody's list... we were last to get anything and everything. I am told that things are quite different these days (no not because Jim MATTIS ('68) is SecDef... things have just changed... or so I've heard)... My story about sending our scrounger out to find me new boots is way too long for this post... now when we got beer it was generally something other that we had at home... we got Balentine's in cast iron rusted out cans, some Korean beets and maybe a Pabst Blue Ribbon (with my red neck, white socks and blue ribbon beer)... BUT, those ROKs got every beer you could think of... so it was always a treat to spend a night drinking with them... plus... they ALWAYS paid! Now (I know this is getting too long for a few of you) in Vietnam there was a numbering system... #1 was tops and #10 was rock bottom... one night one of the ROKs got a bit drunk and was arguing with another ROK... he jumped on the table, bit a huge chunk out of his own arm, spit it out and yelled "You numbuh F-ing 10!"... bottom line... sometimes being Number 10 isn't the best thing to be... but in Bomberdom, Number 10 will always be remembered (along with his good Pal #32) as the best of the best... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Karen COLE ('55) and Ray STEIN ('64) on your special day, October 30, 2017!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/31/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rex DAVIS ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bobby/Tuna MATTSON ('64-RIP) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol HARSHMAN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil COLLINS ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Despite rumors that he flew around the delivery room on a broom; most folks would agree that this Bomber is one of the all-time good guys. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Rex Davis ('49) -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Nevada Day! What a cool day to be borned... today I can honestly (hey I never fudge) say that these two Bombers are always at the top of my list. One lived very near me in school and so I spent a good bit of time with him... talk about being good natured... he always hadda smile on his face "Charlie Tuna" with those big Buddy Holly glasses was always top drawer... I will miss him greatly. The other Bomber really takes the cake. And he is pretty much there for every cake served at every class reunion... there was a time when I thought I was a pretty good reunion crasher, but I can't hold a candle to this guy... As a teacher he is remembered by all who he touched in school... and he touched many with his superb skills... there are many tennis and gymnastic stars out there who learned from this Bomber... I became acquainted with him at our 25th reunion, as I was never lucky enough to have him as a teacher. I knew the moment I met him this was a guy I would cherish the rest of my life. I have never been disappointed! We have attended reunions, memorials and several other functions to my delight. I shall always hold him in the highest regard and the neat thing is... he knows it. I've never been shy about sharing my feelings (well maybe there were a couple of girls at Col-Hi) and I try to let him know how special he is to me and other Bombers! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Rex DAVIS ('49) and Bobby "Tuna" MATTSON ('64-RIP) on your special day, October 31, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` September, 2017 ~ November, 2017