Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/23/17 ~ HAPPY THANKSGIVING
9 Bombers sent stuff: 
Pat UPSON ('49), Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52)
Mike CLOWES ('54), Diane AVEDOVECH ('56)
Jim ARMSTRONG ('63), David RIVERS ('65)
Pam EHINGER ('67), Mike FRANCO ('70)
Gary TURNER ('71)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen Elaine MARSHALL ('82) 


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>>From: Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49)

To: Ray STEIN ('64)

Ray, your poems to your fellow teacher at Central Valley High
School made my day! (11/22/17) Fabulous day you decided to do
this between the two of you. You must have been a very special
friend for her. I have to say, aside, that I found your
poems even better than hers! The last poem you decided to
slip in to her has had me chuckling all day and that helps a
lot with a precious husband of 65 years of marriage fighting
multiple myeloma and my fighting macular degeneration and
glaucoma -- having chuckles all day helps!!!! Bless you! 

Happy Thanksgiving to all Bombers!! With our world in the
condition it is, with politics in the condition they are --
please note what is the most important to us all on this day
of Thanksgiving -- give those near and dear to you and extra
hug realize the importance of family, let them know how much
you love and appreciate them and how much they mean to you!!!!
Bless all of you,

-Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49), A Cougar alum!!!!!!
>>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52)

To: all Bombers

Sending sincere Happy Thanksgiving greetings and wishing all
good things in the coming year.

-Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in (yay, we've reached 15) 
	Anchorage, Alaska where we will have pumpkin Pie for 
	breakfast with family before they take off to their 
	sundry celebrations.  
>>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

Cougs, Dawgs, Beavs 'n' ducks all getting' together this
weekend for mayhem. In Washington state they call it an Apple
Cup. Down here in Oreygun they calls it a Civil War 'cuz after
the first one way back in ought'n' frozen over the fans of
both teams did actual battle on the field after the final gun
Didn't play another game for at least two years. Although it
is for some of the marbles, the Iron Bowl is mere child's play
compared to that.

But, today is Thanksgiving. Please don't over indulge in
foodstuffs, and watch out for the dark meat from the turkey;
it'll put ya ta sleep.

Today also marks a milestone in the lives of two fellow
classmates. They are friends, and I guess it is because we
don't see one another all that often. Anyway, on this date in
history, way back then they got married. We won't discuss the
circumstances or reason for in polite company.

A "Happy Anniversary!" to Jim MEFFORD and Jeanette DUNCAN
Mefford (both '54). I suppose Granny's Buffet is a reasonable
alternative to cooking dinner at home. I do not think Taco
Time is. So watch it; she deserves better.

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where 
	the turkeys are probably very soggy
>>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56)

To: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63)

CLONORCHIS SINENSIS is a common liver fluke in Asian waters
that encyst in fresh water fish and then infect humans when
uncooked or partially cooked fish are eaten. I remember
studying this parasite in Parasitology years ago. It has a
life cycle that requires first infecting fresh water snails
and then as a tailed cercariae they encyst in the fish. I
don't know if this is the parasite they are talking about that
veterans from Viet Nam are infected with, but it seems very
likely. I suspect once they encyst in the liver that there 
may be very little they can do to expel these parasites
unfortunately. I hope the V.A. can help one way or another.
The technology has passed me by a long time ago.

-Diane AVEDOVECH ('56)
>>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63)

Re: Central WA. Wildcats

Let's not forget that the Wildcats are undefeated and are in 
the playoffs for the NCAA Div. II championship.

Go Cats!
-Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63)
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Turkey Day! Oh wait... prolly not a good way to start a
Birthday Post... I gotta call the other day from Jackson
KEENEY ('65), which is not unusual in and of itself, in fact
it's pretty normal... but Jack was all excited, having spent
some time talking to the B-day Bomber... Jack went on and on
about the positions they shared in two different sports, 
which went right over my head tho they both played for the
Bombers... I know that Jimbeaux HAMILTON ('63) holds the b-day
Bomber in very high esteem and during a very serious illness
several years ago got a call every morning from this guy to
see how Jim was doing... now that's friendship... for whatever
reason, I never got to know this guy well, but I always give
him a yell and a wave when I see him... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Terry
JONES ('64) on your special day, November 23, 2017 and Happy
Thanksgiving to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-David RIVERS ('65)
>>From: Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67)

Happy Birthday! to Dawn BELL ('67) Jo CLARK ('67) on 11/22!
Hope you both had a Great Day!!

Bombers Rule
-Pam EHINGER Kindl (Blue Ribbon Class of '67)
>>From: Mike FRANCO ('70)

Happy birthday to Brad WEAR ('71) and Brent CHRISTI ('71) on
11/22... I think you guys passed me up and are now older than
I am. Please confirm.

Heading south for some dry and warm stuff. I hope the Cougs
actually show up this year and make the game a game... 
actually if they plan on beating the Dawgs anytime soon it
better be this season.

Thanksgiving is the best of all holidays (my view) as every
person I know we all gets together with friends and family. By
everyone I mean regardless of religion, background, etc. It is
also a good time to take a minute and think about our most
beloved people who are not with us. I NEVER think of my best
pal, George DANA ('70-RIP) without finding a big smile on my
face. Thanksgiving tip: give politics a rest, during your
meal, talk about sports, the weather, dumbest things you did
in high school (that will keep you busy!), favorite movies,
anything but politics.

Everyone have a great holiday, good games, go Bombers... of
course go Dawgs!

-Mike FRANCO ('70)
>>From: Gary TURNER ('71)

To: Ray STEIN ('64)

Thanks... definitely a holiday classic that should be
reprinted each year!

To: Brad WEAR ('71)

A belated Happy Birthday (11/22) and thanks for correcting my
FRANCO ('70) related error... I assumed from a previous post
that he was a Husky... didn't realize he was a War Eagle who
identified as a Husky, a very disturbing psychological
condition. Sorry, Mike... 

That calls for a reprise of an old joke... 
	What do Cougar fans and Husky fans have in common?
	Neither attended UW!

Rimshot and GO COOOOOOGS

-Gary TURNER ('71)
That's it for today. Please send more.