Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/22/17
7 Bombers sent stuff: 
George "Pappy" SWAN ('59), Jim ARMSTRONG ('63)
Marie RUPPERT ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64)
Ray STEIN ('64), David RIVERS ('65)
Brad WEAR ('71)

11/22/63 JFK Assassination
 December 6 1963 Sandstorm scanned by Dennis HAMMER ('64)

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
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>>From: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59)

Re: Apple Cup Week

I don't write much anymore, nor do I get out much except to
make occasional grocery runs, and shopping errands, as I have
become pretty much of a full-time "caretaker/looker after-er"
for my significant other. But, I have become a somewhat decent
"cooker upper," and maintain an "E" average for effort as a
housekeeper, but barely qualify for a participation trophy for
yard upkeep. And thus, I maintain an "even keel," so far, by
keeping a combination of attitudes such as "Semper Fi" and
"just do it!" "Stuff Happens!" So, maintain and move on! But,
if I ever get the chance to go hunting, or fishing, with a
camping emphasis. again, I would probably make a reasonably
sufficient camp cook, bottle washer, and fire tender. And so,
in my daily grind, I have always kept the TV on, tuned to my
favorite news channel, in the background, and attempted to
stay up on the "Stuff happening," in this rapidly changing
world... until a football game came on. However, being a
veteran, I pretty much became disenchanted with the antics of
NFL players during the playing of the national anthem (just
based on my own personal convictions) and the NFL's handling
of that situation. But now, very strangely, the broadcasting
channels seem to lack coverage of that certain event prior to
many of those games in recent weeks. So, I, personally, am now
much less enthused about NFL Football.

Consequently, my football interests, this year, have settled
at the high school and college levels. I have followed, the
best I could, the successes of The Richland Bombers, the
Huskies, and the Cougs, and sometimes EWU. 

However, being a Dawg (Class of '70), (which sort of explains
my propensity for howling at the moon in my younger years),
guess where my loyalties lie for the upcoming Apple Cup game?
Again ... just a personal conviction. But, I agree it should
be a good one. 

Oh! And, keep on keepin' on, Bombers! And, Go Huskies!

-George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) ~ in beautiful, downtown Burbank, 
	WA where the sun shines... sometimes, and I now return 
	to my previously scheduled "Georgie Homemaker" Duties.
>>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63)

Re: Apple Cup

Go Cougs! Here's hoping you whip those puppies from King 
County JC!

Re: VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets 

	"A half a century after serving in Vietnam, 
	hundreds of veterans have a new reason to 
	believe they may be dying from a silent bullet
	- test results show some men may have been 
	infected by a slow-killing parasite while 
	fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia."

-Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63)
>>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63)

The Apple Cup this year may really mean something in the NCAA
big picture. It should be an exciting game, but aren't they
usually so?

Our family is pretty much divided between the Huskies and
Cougar alums so there will be cheers and tears a plenty when
Saturday's game is over.

Here in Richland, I'll be the only one wearing purple, while
the rest of my immediate family will be in red attire. (I only
were red for the Buckeyes!) My brother, John ('67) is a rabid
Dawg and will most likely call me several time during the

The Bombers are playing at Edgar Brown in Pasco on Saturday in
the state semi finals @ 1:00 pm and the local sports station
will air it. It should be a good game against Central Valley
who blew out Skyline last week.

Happy Thanksgiving to all Bombers everywhere!

-Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ in a rainy, but warm Richland
[So you'll be Buckeye red in Saturday morning and then change
to Dawg purple for evening attire?  -Maren]
>>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64)

This is for you, Mike DALEN ('72)!!! 

Re: 2013 Iron Bowl - Auburn vs. Alabama

Re: 8:44 minutes of various fan reactions to the 2013 Iron Bowl:

Re: 2013 Auburn T-shirt

11/25/17 Iron Bowl starts at 2:30 (central Time) on CBS.

Bomber cheers,
-Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA  
>>From: Ray STEIN ('64)

To: Gary TURNER ('71)

Re: Cougs vs Dawgs

Always fun to pester the Huskies during Apple Cup Week! The
poem you referenced was written to a fellow teacher at Central
Valley H.S. back in 1998. She was an avid Husky fan and we
agreed to only communicate through poems. After going to the
Rose Bowl in Jan. 1998, we lost to the Huskies that Fall in
the Apple Cup. These poems are almost 20 years old, but are
still relevant today.

I wrote:

	That bet you made with poor old Ray, 
	was so unfair, what can I say?

	Though Christmas is a time of cheer, 
	let me make this very clear.

	Your attitude 'bout Cougs ain't real good. 
	You don't respect them like you should.

	So don't expect a glorious gift 
	'cause all us Cougs are really miffed.

	So here's the deal, here's the scoop, 
	your Christmas gift is snowman's poop!

I gave her a small quantity of tiny marshmallows, and she
wrote back:

	My, my old Ray but you've been duped, 
	if you think your gift was snowman's poop.

	It's been sent to Cougar stores 
	so they can use it to make s'mores.

	Huskies would never stoop so low to think
	That poop came from snow.

	So lick your wounds and say farewell, 
	to your football season straight from hell.

	Your little apple was just no match for 
	the Husky Cup you hoped to snatch.

	ALOHA to Cougars, our losing foe, 
	and remember what makes yellow snow!"

Even though her Dawgs were off to a bowl game in Hawaii, I
couldn't let her have the last word, so I wrote:

	'Twas Christmas '98 and all over the Palouse, 
	not a creature was stirring, nothing was loose.

	Cougs were resting, some in their beds, 
	with visions of a Rose Bowl still in their heads.

	But in the Pacific, Huskies were abuzz. 
	A meaningless Bowl game, O'ahu it twas.

	Now about this same time, Santa was ready, 
	for his Christmas deliveries in his sleigh so steady.

	When he flew over Hawaii he said, "Sakes alive, 
	that looks like the Huskies, but they were 6 and 5"?

	Now Santa wears red, but not for the fashion. 
	His clothes are all crimson 'cause Cougs are his passion.

	When he looked down and saw purple and yellow, 
	"Down with the Dawgs!", cried this jolly old fellow.

	So the plan he devised, you wouldn't have believed. 
	His reindeer had eaten but hadn't relieved.

	He circled his sleigh and steered it in low, 
	when they were over the Dawgs his reindeer let go.

	The sound and debris made such a clatter, 
	that Lambright looked up to see what was the matter.

	The stuff did fall on Huard, on Hooker, on Dalan, 
	on Pharms, on Hairston, on Looker.

	It hit thousands of Huskies, surely no fewer. 
	It rained from the sky, this Christmas manure.

	As Santa flew off on this bright Christmas Day, 
	several people there heard this jolly man say,

	"Merry Christmas to you and to you and to you, 
	down with the Huskies, forever WAZZU!"

Go Cougs,
Go Bombers, Beat CV!
-Ray STEIN ('64) ~ Mead, WA  
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: What we got here

is a couple of cool Bombers celebrating their birthdays... 
and you thought I was gonna say "a failure to communicate"...
gotcha! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sandi CHERRINGTON ('66) and Brad 
"Don't mess with Texas" WEAR ('71 on your special day, 
November 22, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-David RIVERS ('65)
>>From: Brad WEAR ('71)

Re: Stuff

To Gary TURNER '71, WSU '75, Franco ('70), although a dawg 
	fan went to Eastern with Dana ('70), Anderson ('71),
	and Marshall ('71)
Re: The Apple Bowl (oops, Apple Cup)

It will be a great game. 

Happy Birthday to Brent CHRISTI ('71), my twin from another 

-Brad WEAR ('71) ~ Plano, TX where the weather can't make up 
	its mind whether to be hot or cold.
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