Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/06/17
5 Bombers sent stuff & heard about a Bomber teacher death today: 
Dick WIGHT ('52), Marie RUPPERT ('63)
Deedee WILLOX ('64), Mike FRANCO ('70)
Brad WEAR ('71)

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
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>>From: Dick WIGHT ('52)

Re: Daylight Savings Time

May as well wade in with my opinion. First, I love it. It
gives us longer evenings to enjoy.

That said, there is no apparent authoritative data that
supports the notion that it saves electrical power. It seems
to do so in most studies, but not a lot.

However, data DOES show that it reduces auto accidents
because more people drive home in daylight - and for some
reason seem less attentive on the way home than on the way 
to work, or are in a bigger hurry, or are distracted - or 
all the above. 

Most working families with kids have more outdoor leisure
time after work with their families...

THAT said, lots of people out there don't even understand
that standard time resets in LESS evening daylight! Go

EVERYONE seems to agree that the hassle of re-setting clocks
and adjusting schedules twice yearly is a pain in the neck. 
I rather enjoy the "fall back" change - it makes me feel like
I got a free bonus of Sunday morning leisure once yearly.

However, I'm with Maren - I'd prefer Daylight Savings Time
year around!.

-Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ where we Richland folk awakened to a 
	dusting of snow - first of the year! 
>>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63)

Re: Daylight Saving Time

It's 7am on the first morning of regular "standard" time and
snow is coming down, but starting to mix with rain so the
white lawn won't last much longer.

I agree with Maren that we need to have daylight time year
round like we did when Reagan was President and declared it
to continue over the winter months to save energy. I loved
that winter as it meant I could see to drive home from work!

Re: Bomber Volleyball

The Bomber volleyball team lost 3 sets to Mead in Spokane
last night, so they will enter the state playoffs as #2 with
Mead #1. The games will all be at the Trac in Pasco next
Saturday (11th). 

Maybe Mead was pumped and wanted to avenge the loss to us in
football Friday night (64 - 7).

Go Bombers!
-Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ in somewhat white Richland
>>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64)


As the rest of the country changed their clocks once again 
on November 5th in accordance with the laws of daylight 
saving time, folks in Arizona do not change their clocks at 
any time. Perhaps it is better explained this way, as a wise 
old Arizona Indian chief once said when daylight saving was
explained to him:
	"Only a white man would believe that you could 
	cut a foot off the top of a blanket and sew it to 
	the bottom of a blanket and have a longer blanket."

-Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA  
>>From: Mike FRANCO ('70)

hey Rex HUNT ('53)!

I read your post stating "Besides the added water the lawn
required from that added hour of sunlight was minimal"?

I am not that bright so help me out here. I didn't think
Daylight savings time affected amount of actual daylight at
all. I thought it just shifted the clock an hour. I thought
regardless of standard/daylight time we get the same amount
of daylight regardless of time of day.

I am not kidding... I don't get it! Should I sue the Richland
School District for a refund?

-Mike FRANCO ('70)
>>From: Brad WEAR ('71)

Re: Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs

The wolves attacked in Texas today. What kind of person 
would attack a church. Granted the world is full of psycho/
sociopaths (wolves) and they prey on the defenseless
(sheepoeple) so thank God a Sheepdog was present to limit 
the carnage. An armed citizen. So far 26 dead and over 20
wounded. Proud to say I'm a sheepdog too, and most of my
friends are as well. Pray for all the dead and wounded. 
Texas strong, Texas tough.

-Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in Plano, TX where it was 91 today
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Heard about this Bomber death today:

>>Bob Blankenship - Bomber US. History Teacher

'64 Columbian with Bobo's picture
That's it for today. Please send more.