Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/07/17
3 Bombers sent stuff: 
Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52)
Mike CLOWES ('54)
David RIVERS ('65)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Julie SMYTH ('69wb)

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
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>>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52)

Re: changing the clocks twice a year.

I am with all the folks who prefer "daylight savings time" 
as the permanent setting. I appreciate the "extra" hour in 
the evenings, although I am retired so maybe it shouldn't 
really matter to me. On Saturday, daughter Keri and I went 
to a fabulous party celebrating a friend who is moving to
Unalaska, AK. After we shared Devotions and dinner, we 
danced, danced, and danced! Samoan, Persian and just plain 
American. I was beginning to run out of steam, and it 
occurred to me that (oh my gosh!) we could go on like this 
for an extra hour because the clocks would be falling back 
in the middle of the night! I think I learned some new moves
because my hips were a little bit sore the next day!!! 

I'm staying in Anchorage an extra day so my family can
celebrate my birthday, Tuesday--today as we read this. 
Hmmm-- I'd like to make a rhyme out of it, but can't think 
of anything reasonable that rhymes with "3". Let's see... 
maybe "eighty-three and blessed I be". No? (I hope that gave
you a chuckle or at least a grin! You know the old saying, 
"God loves laughter.") Today (Monday, as I write this) I 
may go to the Anchorage Senior Center for lunch and see if I
can meet a new friend or two. Maybe they have Pinochle! I do
miss my Pinochle-playing friends in Richland at the Community
Center and at Luther Center. Miss the brain-stimulation, too.
I still haven't completed the 550-piece jigsaw puzzle I
started a month ago. Actually, I'm saving the last bit for a
friend who wants to help with it. That's my story and I'm
stickin' to it!! I think spatial exercises are good for my
brain... apparently I do really need it because I've had such
a hard time doing the puzzle. I bought it for $1.50 at a
Palmer Thrift Store in part because it is a scene from London
and I was there and took a ride on the '"London Eye" and
partly because it was only 550 pieces. There is no way I will
attempt one with 1,000!!!

Sending my Bomber best to each and all,
-Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in beautiful snow in Alaska
	where my Nokian all-weather tires are proving to be
	trust worthy.  
>>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

Re: Daylight Saving Time

In response to the "Blanket Theory" of DST, I think it was
the same Chief who wondered why the US Cavalry had some brave
men led by young boys. My thought is either DST or Standard
Time but not both. Besides, it will save the nation's
railroads considerable sums as they would not have to print
new timetables every time the clocks changed.

Re: Birthdays

On a happier note, there are two Bomber birthdays to mention
today. One is of an older Bomber Babe and the other is of a
younger Bomber both of my acquaintance. One of them prefers
to be known as "Em" probably because her brother Terry ('52)
couldn't pronounce her full name. She is not to be confused
with "Auntie Em" either.

Therefore; a tip of the ol' propeller beanie to Marilyn "Em"
DeVINE ('52) and Dan HAGGARD ('57) on this occasion. I think
he is old enough now to be called Dan instead of "Danny".
Except by his current wife.

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where
	there is snow in the mountains and on the east side
	(where it belongs). Oh, yeah, there are still green 
	leaves on the walnut tree.
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: Birthdays

we got birthdays, we got lots and lots of birthdays... ...
(thanks Perry Como... I remember the first time I ever met
him... I was working at the DI and he came walking up, stuck
out his hand and said: "Coma, Perry Como" as if I didn't
recognize him across the Casino!)... but today we gots a
gaggle a b-days to celebrate... some I've known most of my
life and some I've met fairly recently, but Bombers all! The
first Bomber-babe I met a few years back when we had lunch in
Vegas with my ol' bud Gus KEENEY ('57). The other Bomber-babe
has a WB next to her year, but I'm not a big believer in the
WB moniker so I just eliminate it... I mean we ain't werkin'
fer Warner Bros. ya know... Then we gotta guy, the big bro of
a kid I was in class with, that I've come to admire greatly,
a class-mate of Gus... and finally one a them guys who was
always about the nicest, yet coolest kids I've ever known...
we played little league together at the same position...
pitcher... unfortunately I was a strike out king and it would
be several more years till my folks realized I was blind as a
bat... I spent a whole lotta time at his house, but I confess
it may just have had something to do with his sister ('65)...
she is the only girl who I have ever met who can make her
eyes "flash"... it is very disarming and she's been doing it
since second or third grade... She walked into a reunion one
year and knocked me off my feet with one of "those" looks! So
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Dan HAGGARD ('57),
Jimmy WEAVER ('64) and Julie SMYTH ('69) on your special day,
November 7, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-David RIVERS ('65)
That's it for today. Please send more.