Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/19/17
5 Bombers sent stuff and memorial INFO today: 
Mike CLOWES ('54), Helen CROSS ('62)
Jim HOUSE ('63), Linda REINING ('64)
David RIVERS ('65)

BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gene BARFUSS ('53) & Treasure ELDER ('54)

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
>>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

 Ah, that Tooter ('65), tellin' tales outta skule agin. An'
wastin' perfectly good exclamation marks to boot.

First off, let me wish Treasure ('54) and Gene ('53) a "Happy
Anniversary!". Basically because sometime back they got
hitched. To each other. Go figure.

And then there is a classmate of mine who is having a
birthday today. I won't say I have known him "forever"; but
at least since 9th grade. I think we even rode the bus in
from North Richland at the time.

A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a hearty "Happy
Birthday!" to Bruce SCHOENROCK ('54) on this occasion. As
they say, keep on keepin' on, Bruce.

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where 
	some turkeys are getting very nervous.
>>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62)

Re: Good News

I was so glad to learn that Charles Manson is dead; I
remembered knowing that Sharon TATE's('61wb-RIP) mother (and
sister, I think) went to the probation hearings every year to
assure he wouldn't get out. But I've been thinking as I age,
that Sharon's mother is aging too, and wondered about his
getting out. I'm glad the public won't have to ever worry
about being subjected to his craziness again. In my book,
killers don't deserve probation ever, they deserve death, as
our only assurance (the public) we won't have to be subjected
to them again. People deserve one year of a fair trial and
retrials, I guess. Although if you and the public knows you
did it, why are retrials grantad?

Re: birthday

Also, on a happier note, Happy Birthday to Nancy RIGGS ('51)
on 11/18, hope you had a good day. I still have the 5
generation photo on my fridge, as I loved your folks so.

Bomber Cheers
Can't believe next week will be Thanksgiving.
This year has sure zoomed by.

-Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN where we feel 
	blessed if the temperature gets above freezing, and 
	love it when the sun shines.  
Sent from my iPhone
>>From: Jim HOUSE ('63)

I am back after completing my obligations in the witness
protection program. As I scrolled through the Sandstorm
archives to catch up, two items in the June 1, 1962 edition
caught my eye. As was the tradition at the time, two seniors
were so kind to think of me in their wills.

Bob MITCHELL ('62) stated "I hereby will Jim HOUSE my book
entitled "How to combat false rumors".

Kippy BRINKMAN ('62) said "I hereby will all my "Twist"
records to Jim HOUSE so he can dance at the Tolo year.

Bob, 55 years later, who would have thought your book would
be so popular today? Do you intend to auction the
corresponding dossier?

Kippy, Unfortunately I never mastered the "twist" although
that "putting out a cigarette" image was helpful. Also, my
dating etiquette improved and my apology was rendered in
person at my 30 year reunion. Today my dancing is a little
shaky. I seems I wake up each morning with some new moves.

-Jim HOUSE ('63)
>>From: Linda REINING ('64)

Re: old friends... 

We all three grew up in the same neighborhood... Nester WISE
('63) and I on Elm, and Carol WILEY Wooley ('63) around the
corner, on Cottonwood... we three have known each other for
over 60 years and have always kept in touch, through
Christmas cards and e mails, but haven't seen each other in a
long time... saw Carol last in '99 and Nester in '04... since
none of us are "spring chickens", we decided it was time.
Nester has been in Richland, Carol in the Seattle area and
till recently, I was in California so getting together wasn't
that easy... long distances and health problems don't make
for good traveling companions. Now that I live in Idaho and
only a five-hour drive, we decided it was time, once again,
to get together. My daughter, granddaughter and I made the
trip from Idaho to Richland... after dropping me off at
Nester's, the two of them went shopping.. Think the two of us
spent about four hours talking, laughing and reminiscing
about old times and growing up in Richland. After my daughter
and granddaughter were done shopping, they called to see if
we wanted lunch... dumb question... we all agreed that Zip's
was the ONLY place. 

Carol was supposed to have joined us, but health issues kept
her from traveling... we have planned another get-together
this Spring so are hopeful she'll be able to make that trip.
Bombers are definitely a group that can never be duplicated
or replaced.

	[Hey Linda! Carol, Nester, and I were all in Mrs.
	Foust's 4th grade class at Spalding along with 
	Duane LEE ('63). This is the "'63" part of that 
	"'63 & '64" after my name.
	Wish I lived closer... would be fun to lunch/
	visit with Spalding kids. -Maren]

-Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID  
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: Good guys

I recall back inna day when alla DJs for the rock 'n' roll
stations, KJR, KISN and KENO called themselves the "good
guys"... well actually they called alla DJs at the respective
station by that name... I dunno when that stopped... then
there was (or is) the "Good guys" car organization which 
puts on car shows that I don't go to... as with all things... 
they change... when good guys changed hands it lost its
attractiveness as far as I was concerned... but hey they
still bring in thousands of cars for their shows so someone
is enjoying themselves... But the "good guy" which is the
subject of this b-day post is just one of the best... I
didn't come to know him well till I was allowed to sit at the
big kids' table quite a while back now... of course it would
be presumptuous of me to say I know him well now... but I
know him better... he has always been kind to me even if I
spilled my milk... not like some Bomber-babes I know who
threaten to throw me inna Columbia for every little fo paw...
no I'm not mentioning any names but I will suggest that they
have even been recruiting lately and have acquired a new
member of "throw the little kid inna river club" from Simi
Valley or is it Steamy Valley... not real sure... in any
event, pretty soon they will have a whole gaggle of babes
ready to tie the little kid up and throw him inna river... oh
po po pitiful me... so today, we celebrate the birth of one
of the good guys... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Bill WILSON ('63) on your
special day, November 19, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-David RIVERS ('65)
********************** MEMORIAL INFO ************************
not a memorial - only INFO today

Al FISHBACK ('61-RIP) ~ 1/9/43 - 11/4/17 

Memorial Service: TODAY, November 19, 2017, 2pm
 Events at Sunset in Richland
That's it for today. Please send more.