Large file downloading - Please be patient!
Click a date to go to that day's Alumni Sandstorm.
Use your browser's back button to return here.
 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ November, 2017
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/01/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim MEFFORD ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy WILLOX ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Micki LUND ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dianne TERRY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat THRAPP ('71) Cinnamon Bear starts 11/29 Buy it now so you're ready for the start on 11/29 episode one FREE RICHLAND BOMBERS ON FACEBOOK http://AlumniSandstorm/Bombers_On_Facebook.htm ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) What can I say about this Bomber that is fit to print. Well, there is the fact that his wife, Jeanette ('54) is one nice lady. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Jim MEFFORD ('54). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: November already?! I am not totally sure why time passed so slowly when we were little and why it rushes by the older we get I think it has something to do with Einstein and the theory of relativity but could never really understand any of that. I mean I was lucky to understand addition and subtraction as some know I stopped reading after second grade I have no idea why but after that I just shut down academically I can't imagine I was thinking only of girls yet and Rock n Roll wasn't on our Richland radios yet My mom hadda theory but who knows I suppose if I'd continued readin, rittin and rithmatick I wouldn't a got kicked outa Spalding after 5th grade but we shall never know cuz that tale has been writ so anyway, Einstein and I never got acquainted but Rock n Roll and Bomber-babes, now that's a whole nuther story once I discovered girls and Rock n Roll, only cars would ever come between us but since I didn't get my first car till I was 15, there was a whole lotta shakin' goin' on before that and speakin' of Bomber-babes HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Judy WILLOX ('61) and Micki LUND ('63) on your special day, November 1, 2017!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/02/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Norma LOESCHER ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom BEAULIEU ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David DOWIS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rita JOHNSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris ROE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich JACOBS ('75) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) There is an older (slightly) Bomber Babe having a birthday today. I've know here since I started High School. We were even in the same school play together, but probably not on stage at the same time (lucky her). A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Norma LOESCHER ('53) -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/03/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Richard ROBERTS ('49), Betty BELL ('51) Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Jim McKEOWN ('53) Ann BISHOP ('56), Barbara SESLAR ('60) Helen CROSS ('62), Duane LEE ('63) Roy BALLARD ('63) & Nancy ERLANDSON ('67) David RIVERS ('65), Linnea GATES ('66) Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marlene LARSEN ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve DENLER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dickie RHODES ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jesse MALLORY ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) Re: Rex DAVIS' birthday on 10/31 Thank God Rex DAVIS ('49) is having another birthday. We are having a race to the promised land. Love ya, Rexy, have a great 86th! -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) WHAT: Richland Seniors Association BAZAAR DATE: Saturday, November 4th TIME: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm WHERE: Richland Community Center The Richland Seniors Association will be holding their 13th Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 4th, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Richland Community Center. This is our biggest fund-raiser each year, and 1/2 of the profits go to the RSA (Richland Seniors Association) Building Fund. This helps provide things for the Richland Community Center that are not covered by the City of Richland. We have almost 50 vendors, with a large variety of things to sell. There is also a "Break Room" to eat lunch, or just rest your weary feet. We will be selling sandwiches and chips, or you can bring your own lunch and enjoy the "Break Room" if you get tired of walking! Questions? 509-946-5385 Hope to see you there! -Betty BELL Norton ('51) ~ Richland President, Richland Seniors Association ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Sending a belated and heart-felt "Happy Birthday" to one of the "gooder-than-good" guys and a Bomber of very positive repute. Okay, so this man graduated 3 years before me, but his brother, Jimmy DAVIS (RIP) graduated in '52, with me and 242 or 3 others. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, REX DAVIS ('49) on 10/31. I hope you had a fun time passing out goodies to Halloweeners and that you have a very fine year! Warmest Bomber regards, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in an almost not-yet-winter in Alaska. Temps are ranging from 8 to 44... crazy. (But I'll take it while it lasts!) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: Birthdays Happy one day late Birthday to Big Jim MEFFORD ('54) on 11/1, the best pulling guard I have ever seen... pulling because he pulled some of the best stuff as a lineman I have ever seen... some of it was even legal...Hope you and Jeanette ('54) had a nice evening. Happy belated birthday to one of the very, very good ones... Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) on 11/2... she knew my wife before I did, being a Sorority Sister of hers, and she has remained very special to us and a bunch of '53ers... probably beyond that... we hope that you had a great day. Much Love, Jim ('53) and Edna (class of '54 Clover Park) -Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ from sunny but cool Sacramento where my porch light went out (and not the bulb) so we had a fraction of the trick treaters we normally get....what to do with the candy!!? ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) Re: Vets All Bombers There is a place here (actually in Texas) for vets with PTSD. The men running it are vets who have experienced it themselves. They have been given a very large facility in Maud ,TX and need help with money donations for the next 5-6 months until their grants and etc. come in. If you are so inclined to help contact me and I'll give you the address. The organization is Lancer Legacy Ranch. Matt Fisk and Carl Wild are two of the founders. Matt has written a book and on Dec 7 National Geographic will air something based on Matt's book and he will be interviewed. -Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, November 4, 2017 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 Margaritas (downtown near Lee Blvd.) Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us at the corner table. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Happy Birthday to forever young looking Bomber on 10/31, Rex DAVIS ('49). -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN where we aren't liking the 36 weather we've been having.,, it's suppose to go up to 66 tomorrow, and that will feel much better Halloween (the first one for my granddaughter at 8 months) will be in the 30s tonight. Sent from my iPhone ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Duane LEE ('63) From Duane Lee, class of 63 (Hi Cutie!!) Has anyone tried to walk a railroad rail or even those four inch raised concrete barriers around parking lots lately? It's harder than it used to be!!! Maybe being over weight has thrown my equilibrium off a tad. I'm afraid to practice too much because I might break an ankle. -Duane LEE ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) & Nancy ERLANDSON Ballard ('67) Re: Rex DAVIS ('49) Well you would never know that Rex has another birthday on 10/31. We mean this young guy never seem to age. Have a nice Birthday Rex. -Roy BALLARD Roy and Nancy ERLANDSON Ballard ('63/'67) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: "I'm so young and you're so old"... reading yesterday's brief SS, got me thinking of songs one would never want to send to or request for a Bomber-babe one was trying to impress... but lucky for me I'm just celebrating two guys I've known forever... I prolly met the youngest one first in about second grade... I'd meet the other one in around 6th grade and have been a huge fan of both of them since the first meeting... One of these guys went on to become a famous Captain of a huge destroyer floating around the South China Sea long enough to pull my skinny behind out of a bit of a pickle in 1968 for which I shall be forever grateful! OK maybe I overstated his rank a tad... but only a tad... My memories of these two Bombers will stay a large part of the best of times in our wonderful Home Town... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Steve DENLER ('64) and Dickie RHODES ('65) on your special day, November 3, 2017!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Linnea GATES Williams ('66) Re: Chief Jo Banner I sent you a message last weekend looking for a home for a Chief Jo banner... I have found a good home, so please delete the 'ad'... I received a couple of emails and will be delivering the banner to its new owner this week. Thank you so much, -Linnea GATES Williams ('66) [Since it wasn't really any kind of "ad" I can't very well take it back... it was an entry on October 28, 2017. -Maren] ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) I want to wish a late happy birthday to one of the all time great Bombers, Rex DAVIS ('49) on 10/31. Back when "The Park" was Riverside Park Coach Davis taught me to play tennis. I give Rex credit (along with the fact that I was hopeless as a baseball player) for my now going on 58 years of enjoying tennis. It was a treat to play a little with Rex a couple years ago. I look forward to another of those get togethers soon. Two questions Coach: -All my life I have had a much stronger backhand than forehand. Was that your great coaching or do I just have a lousy forehand? -Do you have any pointers on how to reverse my gradual slowing down? I seem to be getting a little slower every year. This has been going on for about 35 years! I really need to do something... SOON! -Mike FRANCO ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/04/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Jean BRUNTLETT ('62), Bill SCOTT ('64) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68), Darlene NAPORA ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karyn GROB ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Betti & Robert AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darren McINTYRE ('82) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Dunton (Teacher) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jean BRUNTLETT ('62) Happy Birthdays to twin cousins Betti and Robert AVANT ('69) -Jean BRUNTLETT ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: New Book! To my legions of feverish fans (and all other Bombers out there) I am excited to announce the release of my sixth novel, The Electric Woman, an eight-year (off and on) labor of love. Its origin began in February 2009 when Japanese robotics engineers introduced their newest creation: a robot that looked remarkably like a young Japanese woman. "She" could walk, utter a few words, and manifest limited facial expressions. In the finest tradition of "what if", I took this idea into the future. Traditionally, robots and androids have been portrayed as emotionless, or murderous, or both. But what if an artificial human could share our emotions? Here's a brief synopsis:// Los Angeles, 2031: Robotics engineers create Holly, a female android nearly indistinguishable from humans. Sent out into the world on a field trial as a housekeeper, but programmed with secret and deadly skills even she is unaware of, Holly shocks her creators by becoming self-aware, and manifesting deep human emotions. Seeking only love and companionship, Holly is unconcerned with the firestorm of ethical dilemmas her independent consciousness creates. The Electric Woman is a poignant love story set in a time when a deadly plague strikes the man she loves and society begins to collapse. Holly battles distrust, fear, and rejection, realizing that "something terrible is awakening within me" as she searches for the architect of the plague, a malevolent adversary dedicated to her destruction. PLEASE NOTE: One, this is (obviously) not a historical novel, though it does have my trademark strong female protagonist, and two, I have changed my pen name to JAMES SCOTT, for reasons I won't go into here. See the cover at my new facebook page!: Read Chapter One at my website: The Electric Woman is available in paperback ($17) and ebook ($2.99) at [Search for: "The Electric Woman by James Scott]. Thanks to my faithful readers who kept the love alive, and urged me to deliver this new novel! If you like it, the best thing you can do for me is to write a review on Amazon. Makes a great Christmas gift for someone who loves my books! -Bill SCOTT ('64) ~~ now writing as James Scott ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: Rex DAVIS ('49) - aka Mr. Davis - World Series 1961 All of the birthday wishes to "Mr. Davis" compel me to finally post this - which I have thought about doing for many, many years now. Warm fall - 1961. 6th grade at Lewis & Clark. 10 years old. One of MANY young girls with crushes on our young, handsome, athletic PE teacher, Rex Davis. (Still wearing tennis shorts - as I said, it was a WARM fall.) I was already a fledgling baseball fan - but a true lone wolf in this matter, since no one else in my family liked baseball, & my girlfriends were still more interested in paper dolls than sports. (We were much younger in 6th grade than kids are now!) The year of Mickey Mantle/Roger Maris World Series was in full "swing" (see note below). And Mr. Davis did the most incredible & wonderful thing. He strung extension cords down the 6th grade hall, & out the door, & set up a TV outside! Rabbit ears & all! During PE period, we had the option to play "fly-up" or "kick ball" or "4-square" (or anything involving kicking around those great, nubby reddish rubber balls) - or we could watch the series game that was on. I remember being the only girl watching the game. There were some boys, too - & Mr. Davis. He made sure no one got hurt or died during the play time out in the huge grassy area south of Lewis & Clark that day. But he was most definitely there for the game! What smiles it brings to remember that day! From that day forward, I went on to fall very much in love with baseball & a baseball player, Wes GATES ('68-RIP) & his whole family - especially his parents, Floyd & Ruth Gates (RIP) who taught me everything I know about the game. I was super-involved with my sons' playing years (officially score keeper & announcer for many years) - & still love the game. Thank you for that day, Mr. Davis. (Still hard to imagine calling him Rex!) Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka (68) The 1961 World Series matched the New York Yankees (109-53) against the Cincinnati Reds (93-61), with the Yankees winning in five games to earn their 19th championship in 39 seasons. This World Series was surrounded by Cold War political puns pitting the "Reds" against the "Yanks". But the louder buzz concerned the "M&M" boys, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle, who spent the summer chasing the ghost of Babe Ruth and his 60-home run season of 1927. Mantle finished with 54 while Maris set the record of 61 on the last day of the season. -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Darlene NAPORA Shuley ('69) To: Betti AVANT ('69) Happy 67th Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful & healthy year! I'll catch up with you in about 11 months... Bomber Cheers, -Darlene NAPORA Shuley ('69) ~ Austin, TX where it seems to be stuck at 80 some degrees. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/05/17 ~ FALL BACK TODAY AT 2am ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Rex HUNT ('53) Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charles COX ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy CAMERON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Curtis GUNTER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gerald STEIN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tracie KENDALL ('87) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rex HUNT ('53) Re: Daylight Savings Time Sorry to pee in your Post Toasties. I for one have always enjoyed the summer phenomenon of daylight savings time. Especially during WWII when it was double. That added hour or two of daylight did not make the grass grow any faster but gave me so much more time to enjoy the day. from running thru the hills near where I lived as a boy to the time I had with my kids as a young husband and father. and now as I rust away in my dotage, I dread the dark and dank winter months. when you get up it is dark and when you go to bed it is dark. But the sensible side was all the electric power it conserved. Something they are still seeking ways to do and is still the cheapest way to save energy. No low current appliance required; Just get up an hour earlier and use the light saved in the evening to cut electricity use in home and industry. I read of how you all enjoyed the staying out till the street lights came on. Well that added hour was the time you got to play kick the can or other games. you just did not realize it was an hour saved by getting up an hour earlier. Besides the added water the lawn required from that added hour of sunlight was minimal. PS : Maren the check is in the mail -Rex HUNT ('53wb) ~ downtown Hanford, CA (Heifer Dust Capital) which is not yet dark nor dank. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I LOVE Daylight Saving Time... I want to KEEP it YEAR ROUND... and do away with all this spring forward and fall back foolishness. -Maren] ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) As a baseball fan, you should know that there is supposed to be an asterisk (*) by Roger Maris' name when ever mentioning the fact that he hit one more than the "Babe". As I recall, the rationale behind that * was that the season was longer and the purists of the era felt that because Maris had more chances at bat, he should be "differentiated". Not to mention all the hate mail that was generated because of the feat. To: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Daylight Saving Time Maren: Write you congersperson a strongly worded letter about doing away with "Daylight Savings" time. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where there are still leaves on the walnut tree. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What's it like Soooooo, the delinquents were having our Saturday breakfast at the "local" Denny's... there was an ad with a fork saluting... but better yet, the Special Vets' day celebration was held on... wait for it... here it comes... you got it... November 10th... the Marine Corps Birthday... wow... Even Denny's wants to be in Marines' good graces... I have decided not to rub it in... But I have always wondered (I have actually never wondered until someone points it out) what it must be like to be a younger brother... someone to look up to, someone to get you outa scrapes... someone to be the first to make mistakes so you don't have to... and sometimes, someone to take the heat... today we got one of those special younger brothers who has always been one of the neighborhood gang and what a pleasure to have grown up knowing him... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gerald STEIN ('66) on your special day, November 5, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/06/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Dick WIGHT ('52), Marie RUPPERT ('63) Deedee WILLOX ('64), Mike FRANCO ('70) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron SHELBY ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Becky RULON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim SCHILDKNECHT ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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 figure! 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) Re: DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME EXPLAINED 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 Sent from my iPhone ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* 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: Dan HAGGARD ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed WOOD ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim WEAVER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack CLARK ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Julie SMYTH ('69wb) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/08/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Harvey CHAPMAN and Sally FOLEY ('56) Helen CROSS ('62), Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Pat DORISS ('65), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dona McCLEARY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Spencer HOUCK ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Daylight Saving Time I think I have said all I can on the subject of Daylight Savings Time. But one thing puzzles me. Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) mentioned that DST was abolished during the Reagan administration. I don't recall that happening. I do remember there was serious discussion about doing so, but "Star Wars" things (not the movie) got in the way. Re: Birthday On a happier note, there is a Bomber Babe having a birthday today. Knew her from a distance back then. Since we both joined Club 40, I've gotten to know her a lot better. To say nothing of the biker dude ('57) she married. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Dona McCLEARY ('54) on this glorious occasion. It will go unsaid that Larry will take her from the "wilds" of Red Mountain to somewhere better than the Hasty Freeze in Benton City for dinner tonight. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the city has finally sent the street sweeper around the neighborhood. They will be back as all the leaves have not fallen. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Harvey CHAPMAN and Sally FOLEY ('56) To: Dan HAGGARD ('57) Happy Birthday yesterday Danny Boy!!! Harvey & Sally -Harvey CHAPMAN and Sally FOLEY ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Happy Birthday, Ed WOOD ('62) on 11/7. Hope you had great day, Ed. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ from beautiful Eleuthera beautiful island in the Bahamas where we are on Methodist Bahama Habitat building mission trip. (I'm not building big much, just cleaning a lot. But we get to go swimming for an hour every afternoon in the Caribbean warm water. Love it. Sent from my iPhone ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: Texas killings Last public words of Howard Unruh one of America's first mass killers. 13 dead and 3 wounded. He was found insane. "I'd have killed a thousand if I had enough bullets." -Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: RHS Ladies of '65 November Lunch WHEN: Friday, November 10th, 2017 TIME: 11:30am - 1pm WHERE: Hop Jack's Restaurant, 2675 Duportail, Richland The November "Ladies of '65" Lunch will be held this Friday, the 10th, at Hop Jack's Restaurant in Richland. Hop Jack's is across from Wal-Mart, and shares a parking lot with Chase Bank. Check out their web site: If you'd like to join us this Friday, contact me so I can add your name to the list, okay? -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Well, we are into November already and we've even had a skiff of snow. Here's your invitation to the All Bomber Lunch on Saturday 11 Nov 2017 at Sterlings on Queensgate at 11:30. We would love to have you come and meet some old friends or make some new ones. The conversation is always going on so why not be there? -Betti AVANT ('69) -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/09/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Lou DeMEYER ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick BOEHNING ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kandy SMITH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael JACKSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick PIERCE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janina Ghiglino ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom SCHILDKNECHT ('70) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill SCOTT & Cherrie TEMPERO ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: Birthday Happy belated 1 day, birthday to Donna McCLEARY, that beautiful red head from the class of '54... I'm always a day late, since I don't keep a calendar like David ('65)does... I have enough problems trying to keep up with all of the stuff around here. Edna ('54 Clover Park, WA) and I hope you had a great day, and we are hoping to see you again next year, the Lord willing... -Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ from what we hope is a very wet Wednesday in Sacramento ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Hains Avenue ~ Ginkgo Trees, etc.. HAINS AVE... "We were told they (Ginkgo trees) were planted when the houses were built in the 40's. We were also told the houses on this street were reserved for high ranking officers working at Hanford. Not sure it's true...." ~ The Hains Avenue Breakfast Club Yes... or No? -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: It's not the age difference I have often said that I am glad and very proud to know and be friends with many Bombers. Some are older and some are younger than I. I have happily learned over the years that admiration is not a function of one's age but rather a function of one's character. I've mentioned that a few reunions ago the b-day Bomber taught me a lesson I have not forgotten. There was a time when I wished to skip the memorial portion of reunions... you know when we show pictures of class members no longer with us. I mean it's sad, dang it! At the reunion in question, this fellow had made a poster remembering a student some folks had not known well. It happened to be a Gold Medal reunion, where I am privileged to attend so long as I don't spill my milk. I can't say I've always carried my end of the bargain but I try. I mentioned to this fellow that I might skip out on the memorial that year and was sat down for a little lesson in gratitude and love. It made a huge impression on me. Not that I don't admire this guy in many ways but that really sealed the deal. Now I do not intend to slight the other b-day Bomber and B-day Bomber-babe, I just felt the need to share... So HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dick BOEHNING ('63), Kandy SMITH ('63) and Jim SCHILDNECHT ('70) on your special day, November 9, 2017!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/10/17 ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARINES! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Harvey CHAPMAN and Sally FOLEY ('56) Deedee WILLOX ('64), Dennis HAMMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene CONLEY ('48-RIP) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill JOHNSON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carl DVORAK ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike ROWE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dee SHIPMAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fred MEEKS ('73) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Harvey CHAPMAN and Sally FOLEY ('56) To: Dona McCLEARY ('54) Happy Birthday Dona Darling on 11/8. No one deserves a special day more than a gal that has put up with Larry ('57) all this time. Love and Best wishes to both of you. H&S Chapman -Harvey CHAPMAN and Sally FOLEY ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) To: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: The Electric Woman by (new pen name) James Scott - Amazon link Went to Amazon and ordered your new book. It came in 2 days and I've already started reading it. I'm only in chapter 1, but I'm hooked already! Thanks, and keep writing. -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Daylight Saving Time (DST) As I recall, DST was decided by the states, then the Federal Gubberment passed a law that said it was still up to the individual states, but if you did go to DST it had to start and end on certain days so it would be uniform among states that engaged in this simi-annual stupidity. Because of the "energy crises" in the 1970s either Nixon or Carter put us on year round DST, but I don't remember which and don't know if it was a law or by executive order. Reagan did not end DST, but he did revert it back to being only for "the good old summertime." I think DST was one of the factors leading to the demise of the drive-in movie theater. I was told a couple weeks ago that the Milton-Freewater drive-in was now closed, but I don't know if that is true, I think I was told that before, but a year and half ago they were showing a movie as I drove by. Also I think between six months and year ago they were on KNDU Ch 25 with a segment showing they had spent the money, and it wasn't cheap, to upgrade to showing the movies with digital projectors in order to stay in business because movie film was now obsolete. Re: Fireplaces In the '70s they were encouraging everyone to build houses with a fireplace to save heating energy. Almost all new houses were built with a fireplace. Then in the '80s they were telling everybody not to build a fire in your fireplace because of pollution. Nowadays I don't think many houses are built with fireplaces. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Semper Fi We all know I could not possibly name all Marine Bombers so instead I will simply say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALL BOMBER MARINES (1775)! And Marines everywhere! From the Halls of Montezuma To the Shores of Tripoli; We fight our country's battles In the air, on land and sea; First to fight for right and freedom And to keep our honor clean; We are proud to claim the title of United States Marine. Our flag's unfurled to every breeze From dawn to setting sun; We have fought in ev'ry clime and place Where we could take a gun; In the snow of far-off Northern lands And in sunny tropic scenes; You will find us always on the job The United States Marines. Here's health to you and to our Corps Which we are proud to serve In many a strife we've fought for life And never lost our nerve; If the Army and the Navy Ever look on Heaven's scenes; They will find the streets are guarded By United States Marines. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gene CONLEY ('48-RIP)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Re: Marine Corps Birthday Happy Birthday Marines. Enjoy the ball. Semper Fi. -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Big Birthday Happy 242nd Birthday to the United States Marine Corps. 242 years of tradition, unhampered by progress. The most destructive fighting force known to man. Happy Birthday to all of my brother and sister Marines and especially our Navy Corpsmen. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in Plano, TX where it was 44 last night Sent from my iPhone ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/11/17 - VETERANS' DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) VETERANS' DAY Coins on a soldier's grave: A coin left on a headstone lets the deceased soldier's family know that somebody stopped by to pay their respects. Leaving a penny means you visited. A nickel means you and the deceased soldier trained at boot camp together. If you served with the soldier, you leave a dime. A quarter is very significant because it means that you were there when that soldier died. BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bev COATES ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack SINDERSON ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob JOHNSON ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ted NETH ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don BRACKENBUSH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don ECKERT ('64) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jerry BOYD ('52) & Patsy McGREGOR ('54) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Armistice, AKA Veteran's Day A short while after the event, it was decreed that on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month we were to remember the Armistice that brought an end to the "War to End All Wars". Many, many, many years later the congers changed the name of this remembrance to Veterans' Day. I don't think there are any survivors of "War I" left; those who fought in "War II" are getting fewer, which leaves the vets from Korea and the 'Nam and all that followed. To all of them: "Thank you!" Now, to the business at hand. There is a Bomber anniversary, and the birthdays of a Bomber Babe and three (3) Bombers. Let me say "Happy Anniversary!" to Jerry BOYD ('52) and Patsy McGREGOR ('54). You guys must have done something right. And now, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Bev COATES ('52), Jack SINDERSON ('53), Bob JOHNSON ('54) and Ted NETH ('55). Trust this is a good day. I would have used more exclamation marks but the Tooter ('65) has been remiss in recycling the thousands he uses almost daily. I didn't wish the Gyrenes a happy birthday on the 10th because, to paraphrase Gen. Douglas MacArthur, the Marines have too many. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where, despite the fact that Timberline started daily skiing yesterday, there are still green leaves on the walnut tree. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Welcome Home What more can one say to the men and women who have served their country so well. The Country called and we answered. So many of my friends served and many did not come home. Since coming home back in '68 the feeling of the Nation has changed drastically and for that I am very grateful. One of the things I have been privileged to do over the years is to visit Veteran's groups with Terry DAVIS Knox ('65) and some of the cast of the Television Show in which he starred. No Terry did not serve, but I have viewed the response to the show up close and personal. To a man, the response has been the same. "Tour of Duty" has been described by so many vets of my (our) war as the first time they felt they were fairly portrayed. I have spent time with the surviving members of the 196th Infantry Brigade which was portrayed in the series. In fact tomorrow I will call one of them (today) and wish him Happy Veterans' day and Welcome Home. I have spent time with Terry and some cast members with the yearly gathering of the Vietnam Veterans of America... all of this has been an honor and a privilege... I am not trying to give the show or Terry more credit than our Vets... I am just saying someone cared. For my time "We've gotta get outa this place" was the National Anthem of RVN... each War savors its own music I am sure... from "I'll be home for Christmas" to what ever makes the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines feel closer to home... Please allow me to thank each and every Bomber Veteran out there and that goes for parents, children and other friends and relatives. Nothing I can say here will heal the wounds or bring back the deceased... but if I can make only one Veteran or veteran family feel more appreciated then this post has been successful. Thank you for your service and Welcome Home. -David RIVERS ('65; S/Sgt. USMC) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Veterans' Day On this Veterans' Day we especially honor those classmates in the class of '66 who served in the military: -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/12/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Shannon CRAIG ('50), Jim McKEOWN ('53) Mike BRADY ('61), Roy BALLARD ('63) Deedee WILLOX ('64), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Arlene HORNE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick MORRELL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duane CROSS ('79) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shannon CRAIG Hightower ('50) Happy birthday to Bev COATES Karns ('52) on 11/11. -Shannon CRAIG Hightower ('50) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: Another Belated Birthday To that venerable Bomber from class of '53, Jack SINDERSON who has finally reached 82, Happy Big One, my friend... welcome to the ranks of the aged... Jack was an outstanding basketball player, with a bunch of other misfits including my Brother Tom ('53-RIP), Charley GANT ('53-RIP, Kenny CHUBB ('53), and Hal GIBSON ('53), who were out in 2 at State... Jack went on to PLU where he played for 4 years, along with another Bomber of BBall fame, Chuck CURTIS ('55-RIP)... they won the national championship one of those years, by that I mean not the NCAA, but the one below that... anyway, Jack is slightly above playing weight now, but who cares... hope you enjoyed the day with your family. -Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ from foggy Sacramento where the ski slopes are opening on Donner and Lake Tahoe ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Veterans' Day A salute to all veterans on Veterans' Day. -Mike BRADY (HM3 USN, '61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: Special Day (11/11) Happy vets' day to all branches of the services and to all those who have served, and let's not forget ALL WHO GAVE ALL! -Roy BALLARD ('63) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) To: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: The Electric Woman by (new pen name) James Scott Just finished your latest book. Loaned it to my sister, Judy WILLOX ('61). Though different from your others in that it's futuristic rather than historical, I enjoyed it immensely. BTW, how long do we have to wait for the next book?! hahaha -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Richland Football ~ 11/11/17 Tri-City Herald "Richland routs West Valley 62-28, on to state quarters" "The Richland High School football team rolls the West Valley (Yakima) Rams 62-28 in a first round Class 4A state playoff game on Friday at Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium (November 10). No. 2 Richland (11-0) will play at Gonzaga Prep - a 35-21 winner over Moses Lake on Friday - in the quarterfinals next weekend." Go, Bombers!! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/13/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol CARSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John STANDLEY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marc FRANCO ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue DIX ('72) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re; Wood Shop Today I will start production in my wood shop. I have spent years gathering tools and machines and plans of things to make. I realized several years ago that when I finally phased out of fireworks there would be a huge hole in my life. Aside from traveling with my wife the next thing was wood working. I have promised the good folks at Dutch Harbor, AK 3 more years of J4 and NYE. Other than the Lemay car Museum annual Fund Raiser that is the end of it. As long as I can be a wood butcher I can get along without fireworks. But above all, I have to stay active. I have 2 sources of essentially free wood. One is the 70 ft tall by 70 ft wide Black Walnut tree in my back yard. It has been hit twice by lightning and is slowly dying. The trunks and main branches will produce black walnut planks worth their weight in silver. I have hundreds of feet of branches that will go into my lathe for things like candle sticks, salt and pepper shakers, bud vases with glass insert, lamps and light fixtures, custom walking sticks (Pricey) and countless other carved items. The other source that will supply wood for shelving, bookcases, tables, wall art, and countless other useful wood items making life better, is recycled wood from shipping pallets. I have built a "silo" for storing and drying pallet wood. I have about 50 pallets now that I can dismantle with a special tool I bought and have more to pick up. We will build a "Social Fireplace" to burn the scraps and unusable pieces. We live in a cul de sac with 11 houses and we own the street so the neighborhood is made up of nice folks who like to gather round a fire and enjoy good company. I will likely market thru Etsy and all items will be branded "Hand Crafted by Joe's Woods" I have ordered the branding iron. The exception may be some small "keepsake" boxes. Other then the brass hinges and clasp these boxes will be either natural or with the bark still on. Yes it is likely that I will have Bomber pricing on some items especially if I don't have to box and ship. Re: Bomber Football It is refreshing to hear of the success of the Bomber Football team. I wish them well. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/14/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken NEAL ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon BLACK ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lorraine WARD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayle VOGEL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael West RIVERS ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jo GARRISON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry DELSING ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: don't laugh So yes I'm still screwing around with aol. I liked the format and ease of reading and sending messages. With the new "Gold" it just sits there... in fact, I am waiting for the damned thing to show my messages at this time. Been waiting for quite a while and decided I'd never get my post done if I waited for it. So instead I hadda got to the free mail site... this is really stupid and yes I'm stupid for continuing with it. Guess it's time to drop it all together. On top of that I have missed at least two good buds on their b-days! On the 6th I missed Jim SCHILDKNECHT ('66) and on the 12th I missed that really old guy Ronnie SLEDGE ('65), I mean he's not as old as Dickie RHODES ('65) but he danged old... well, I will not have it said that I missed this Bomber-babe so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Shirley COLLINGS ('66) on your special day, November 14, 2017! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/15/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Carol CONVERSE ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Pam EHINGER ('67), Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet TYLER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John CAMPBELL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Owen PERKINS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris STADE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Maureen BARBER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tina SHELLMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara MAFFEI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg ALLEY ('73) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: AOL Sorry, but I had a good laugh about you and AOL. I, too, am an AOL user and have been for a really long time. It's the only provider I've every had. I've never had any problems with it, even while there was such an uproar from lots of people that AOL did all sorts of goof ups. I'm with you... I don't like AOL "Gold" either. I hate all the ads!!! I spend more time deleting them than I do reading whatever I'm trying to read. I don't like the thought of going to another provider, as everyone knows my AOL address and I don't want to have to go through the trouble of changing everything. It's not just my friends, but businesses. Why do we have to pay now? I just may go ahead and change to "Gmail". -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Be somebody!! Please will "Somebody" tell us how to use gmail and keep your AOL address. -Maren] ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Good buds I am quite glad I checked the Bomber website as it tickled a memory... now where these come from is beyond me... for example, I heard the Little Honda song on the radio today... now I don't get all excited about that kind of "kids" music unless it is played by the Beach Boys in which case I go all giddy... but I immediately thought of Tony HARRAH ('65) as he just came unglued over that song because they say the honda does something like a mattress instead of a Matchless... now given the quality of our systems back then I cannot confirm from memory what the Hondells said but the memory remains... Another of Tony's favs was "My boyfriend's back"... he hadda little schtick he would do to that song giving it a whole nuther meaning... (see how this works... now my mind is flying all over the place)... anyway, the Memory to which I refer is one of the b-day Bombers walking by myself on the way home from Korten's where he had acquired one of the new hot singles, "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu"... why I would recall that conversation after all these years totally escapes me but then I guess that's just how my mind works... I just notice the spacing on this post changed and I dunno why... sorry Maren ('63 & '64)... I dunno how these stupid machines work... the other two guys are guys I run with as much as possible when I'm home and always look forward to seeing them. In any event, I sure hope the b-days are good ones! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, John CAMPBELL ('63), John PERKINS ('63) and Mick HEMPHILL ('66) on your special day, November 15, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Happy Birthday yesterday, Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66! Hope you have or had a GREAT DAY!! Bombers Rule, -Pam EHINGER Kindl (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) The last Spokane Bomber Lunch of 2017 WHEN: Saturday, November, 18, 2017 WHERE: The Hillside Inn Restaurant, 3001 N. Nevada St. in North Spokane. TIMEs: Coffee at 11:30 AM Lunch around 12:00 Noon. Come and join us for lunch, All Bombers their families and friends are welcome... the more the merrier. (this is an all class gathering, all class years are welcome) Out of Towners welcome... See You There... Any Questions or need directions contact me... -Rick VALENTINE ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/16/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Curt DONAHUE ('53), Karen COLE ('55) Steve CARSON ('58), David RIVERS ('65) Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wally ERICKSON ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda LARSEN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob WILLIAMS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melissa CANTRELL ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Duane LEE ('67) & Valerie NIELSEN ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: Email Addresses I switched to gmail over a year ago and I still receive mail through my old email address. Bomber Cheers, -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Pasco ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: Mick Happy birthday yesterday to one of the Cole family honorary little brothers, Mick HEMPHILL ('66). We always think of you as a group, you, Danny GREGORY ('66), Gary WEBB ('64), and of course Ronny GRISWOLD ('66-RIP) Hope your day was great and we'll miss seeing you on your annual hunting trips with John. Next year with new knees will be more fun. Ha Love, Cole Family -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Re: AOL and Gmail AOL and Gmail are not connected so you can just set up a FREE gmail account through google and keep your AOL. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: another fine mess I'm sitting her trying to remember when I first met this Bomber-babe... I wanna say Spalding but it just seems I've known her longer... I guess second grade is still quite a while... Every time I drive by a school in the neighborhood I think of all the fun times kids had after school on school property. I remember guys like Mike McKEOWN ('60), Jack GARDINER ('61) and others playing one type of ball or another on the Spalding play ground and imagining myself when I got to be "bigger" like them... today, there are signs all over the play grounds to the effect that they are school property solely for school use... yeah I know there are those who would take advantage... but I liked the way it was back inna day... every day I am reminded of how lucky we were to grow up in Richland... boxes of pee on the front steps and all (I can only think of three cities off hand that their kids can say their Dads and Moms hadda leave pee in lead cans on the front steps!)! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) on your special day, November 16, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Micky HEMPHILL ('66) As usual I'm a day late sorry, but I don't have stickies all over for reminders of B'days like David RIVERS ('65)! So Happy Birthday Micky HEMPHILL!! Again thank you & John COLE ('66) for honoring my Dad with the Quilt of Valor! Hope you had a Fantastic Birthday!! Bombers Rule -Pam EHINGER Kindl (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ************************************************************* ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/17/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny SMITH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kim MOORE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom STORMS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb HOGAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian HOGAN ('74) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron HOGLEN & Pam BUCKNER ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I suppose I should say a belated "Happy Birthday!" to Wally ERICKSON ('53). Not that I forgot to do so in yesterday's SS; I forgot to send it in. Today's message is not about birthday's, but a local event taking place on December 2nd and 3rd. HazelNutFest is now in its 8th year. I think it used to be called Kristkinderfest or something like that. Any way it will be in the Mount Angel Festhall and the admission is free. It starts about 10am and runs to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. So, if you are looking for an unusual Christmas present (probably "homemade"), as Monty Hall might say: "Come on down!" Who knows whom you might see there. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the snow is staying in the mountains as it should. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Wind and Storm... waaaah ooooooh Gone the Sun, from the Stars my dark has come... No, I'm not feeling sorry for myself... I just walked out and have we gotta storm hitting Vegas... YUK! Not that Thomas Wayne's [Perkins] only hit isn't one of my all time favorite songs... I know it's not rockin' enuff for Q ('62), but then I always loved to lay on my bed and listen to alla sad love songs when I was a tad younger... by the way, for Q, Thomas' brother did back Johnny Cash on a guitar back when... for those of you feeling confused, yes Washington's own Fleetwoods did remake Tragedy a couple of years after Wayne's version... I know I do spend a great deal of time lost in the '50s and '60s when it comes to music, cars and of course girls... Especially our famous Bomber-babes... I doubt that I am alone in being surprised to wake up and find I made it past 30 or 40. I had no long term plans because I didn't expect anything long term from this relationship with myself... I talked to my buddy from the 196th light infantry brigade the other day... you will recall that outfit as being the one portrayed in the series "Tour of Duty"... we had a wonderful catch-up and he filled me in on alla the reunions since Terry DAVIS ('65) and I were at one with them several years back... at the time, I had one large "Tour of Duty" poster left (I brought one to R2K to be raffled off too). but I had no way to get it to Terry to be signed as Terry is great on intentions but not always so great on the carry thru so it remains with my buddy framed but unsigned... we laughed and laughed and just hadda great talk... I have got to be better at keeping in touch with people... Oh by the way, he said that at the last reunion, the guy who sings at all their reunions could not be there as he was receiving the Medal of Honor almost 50 years after the fact... I remember he sang "Danny Boy" the year Terry and I were there... OK I know this doesn't have much to do with Bombers, but then my mind has never been one to hold a single train of thought for very long at one time so if I have rambled forgive me... today we got one of them Gold Medal guys who I always thought was just about as nice as anyone I've met... Now don't laugh because each of us can immediately recall a good number of kids we brushed elbows with back then that were anything but nice and some we've never been anxious to meet up with ever again... so lemme just yell HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dennis SMITH ('63) on your special day, November 17, 2017 (same as my Pop's b-day)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/18/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Jeanie WALSH ('63) Dennis HAMMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy RIGGS ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara CROWDER ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon GRIFFIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy HARTNETT ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn SCHILDKNECHT ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH (GMC of '63) Charles Manson is finally dead. I sure wouldn't want to be in his shoes now! -Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63) Simi Valley, CA Home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Rambling thoughts In yesterday's post our Sandstorm Barrister said, "... my mind has never been one to hold a single train of thought for very long at one time so if I have rambled forgive me..." I got the same problem, my Sandstorm posts tend to ramble on, but as I am composing them, my mind branches off running into a lot of other directions which in turn form new branches of thought, and so on. If I were to write everything I think of down I would end up writing a tome. I think I have figured it out, it is not ADD or ADHD, it is Bomber Attention Thought Chain Reaction Process, or BATCRP; pronounced "bat-chirp." [My two cents: I thought it was pronounced Bat-Crap. -Maren] Maybe we should do a study and maybe even get a Nobel prize for coming up with it. After all, we who edit and post on the Sandstorm are all Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the year. Now that is something to put on your resume!!! Don't believe me, look it up: -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ Now how did I start with rambling and end with Time's Person of the Year??? Must be one small example of BATCRP. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Ohhhhhhhhh the buzzin' of the bees in the lollipop trees and the sodee water fountain; where the lemonade springs and the blue bird sings in the big rock candy mountains... Hi there buckaroos this is your old pal Burt Wells... (I should be careful because those kids from the Uncle Jimmy Clubhouse, some of which still have their membership card and Hi-Spot card in their (his) wallet can get a little competitive)... tho I will say I communicated with Burt for several years up to his passing a few years back... I remember when Burt sat on a flag pole in the Uptown... I must say those were tame times compared to how things have unfolded over the years... Listening to the radio this afternoon "Let's spend the night together" came on and I remember how it was banned in many large cities... dunno about Richland as I was in Vietnam when that song came out I think... I remember clearly, however, the Beach Boys having to take "Wouldn't it be nice" off the shelves and redub "stay" for the word "sleep" and of course there's Big Bad John who started out as a "helluvaman" and ended up a "big, big man"... yes times have changed drastically... In fact, the husband of today's Bomber-babe was a prime example when he had to be on a job about the time of the grageashun ceremony and was not able to get his diploma a day or two early... I guess he finally got it, but it wasn't as easy as HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) and me staggering in the waiting room yelling "Let's have a Heidelberg beer right now... ."... so now we have the diploma boy'z much better half... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sharon GRIFFIN ('65) on your special day, November 18, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/19/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Helen CROSS ('62) Jim HOUSE ('63), Linda REINING ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce SCHOENROCK ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don EHINGER ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary ROSE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard TRUJILLO ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill WILSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike DOAN ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gene BARFUSS ('53) & Treasure ELDER ('54) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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. Regards, -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) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/20/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Jim HAMILTON ('63), Linda REINING ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike McKEOWN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vernona CHAPPELLE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laurie FRASER ('79) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron SHELBY ('59) & Lorraine WARD ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) So the Forever Young And Always Lovely Miss Nancy ('65) and I spent the weekend in Richland to attend the memorial service for and say goodbye to one of the Good Guys, one of the Really Good Guys, Al FISHBACK ('61-RIP). Sunday morning I walked the river and took a brief respite at Pook's ('63) bench. What I found was that there are more cigarette butts in front of his than any other, so it's getting plenty of use. "After Further Review", it was noted that most of these cigarette ends were filter tips, which completely goes against Pook's propensity for Pall Mall straights. He used to say he liked 'em "Naked", go figure. Nothing like picking tobacco off your tongue, as one aspires to join the Choir Eternal. Just sayin', but we do need to make a most soonest Police Call in the immediate area. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: picture Maren posted [Mrs. Faust's 4th grade at Spalding) I knew right away which ones were Maren, Nester WISE ('63) and Carol WILEY Wooley ('63)... loved the picture. We were all so cute back then. *grin* and, YES it would be GREAT if you were closer to have lunch/visit with the Spalding kids... I had Miss Jones for 4th grade. You were also a year behind us, Linda! Here you are in Miss Jones' 4th grade class at Spalding the following year: -Maren] -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: just a good day I recall a TV show when I was in HS called "That Was The Week It Was"... or maybe "that was"... sometimes I feel that way if I've had a great week or a bad one... but most of all I try to live in the "now"... I know that sounds trite... it shore ain't easy and I can honestly say that it too many years of sobriety before I came even close to making it a point to concentrate on doing just that... it doesn't mean I can't fondly or not so fondly recall the past or plan for the future... and for a kid who spends so much time on old cars, listening to old music it may even sound silly. Today I got to speak to two Bombers on the phone plus my best buddy in Vietnam... each one just made my day... when I think of the B-day Bomber I recall him from the past... I've never heard from him since my Spalding days, but I recall how in Awe I was with him as a kid... one of his pals called today and we had fun reminiscing the old days... I always look forward to talking to my good friend, Jack GARDINER ('61) so today was a fun time... He called to tell me about Al FISHBACK's ('61-RIP) funeral and all the kids he saw there... he said it was a very large bunch... Terry DAVIS ('65) called to try out a new dialect on me... he was great... I also spent time helping my daughter get ready for an appraisal on her house for a sale... little silly stuff that takes just forever to accomplish. I felt good to be a real dad instead of whatever I was the first 12 years of her life... She never fails to thank me for dropping whatever I am doing and running right over... she never says "I need it now", but ya know... I need it now... sometimes she embarrasses me with her gratitude... I just say "I'm yer Dad"... On another note... it was great to hear from Number 32 ('63) in the Sandstorm this morning... I have had a green and gold Bomber b-ball I got from Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) (she won it at R2K2) for Jim since 2010, but have never been in a position to give it to him... I guess mail would be the easiest way... it won't fit in my suitcase and he isn't in Richland when I go... hmmmmmm this sounds like rambling to me... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mike McKEOWN ('60) on your special day, November 20, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: RHS Football ~ 11/19/17 Tri-City Herald "Big plays pay dividends for Bombers in quarterfinal win" Congratulations to the Richland Bombers who beat Gonzaga Prep in the Class 4A quarterfinals by a score of 28-21 on Saturday in Spokane. "The Bombers (12-0) move on to the semifinals for the third consecutive season. They will face Central Valley (10-1), a 41-0 winner Saturday over Skyline. I believe the game will be played at 1pm on Saturday, November 25, at Edgar Brown in Pasco. Go, Bombers! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Texas Hunters for Heroes, Medal of Honor I was fortunate to spend the weekend with Texas Hunters for Heroes, a group dedicated taking wounded warriors hunting, or at least into the field to observe. We hunted on one of the family ranches and stayed in the family lake house. It was an interesting diverse group, ranging from Robert Patterson, ret. USArmy, Medal of Honor recipient, to Jesse Roberts, retired Dallas Cowboy/Seattle Seahawk. Several of the men had multiple Purple Hearts, and unfortunately there were two Gold Star family members* as well. *[ -Maren] The weather didn't cooperate, way to warm, windy, and dry. Overall the event was a success, where we enjoyed great food, vast quantities of good liquor, and above all great camaraderie. Medal of Honor recipient Robert Patterson, and Brad Wear '71. The crew! A mix of Marines, Army Special Forces, Rangers, and Delta Force members. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in unseasonably warm Plano, TX Sent from my iPhone ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/21/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Norma LOESCHER ('53) Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rosemary QUALHIEM ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John CRIGLER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna FULCHER ('72) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: WWII reference list This will keep WWII buffs occupied for months! Even if you are not into this you might want to pass this treasure trove on to others who are. Re: Aviation Pioneers Re: Aircraft photos - 1936 - 1938 Re: World War Two & Aviation History What was the most expensive weapon developed by United States? Surprisingly, not the atomic bomb. At a contemporary cost of $3 billion dollars, the B-29 bomber cost more than the Manhattan project! -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Naked cigs. Hey Hammy, I remember tamping them on my watch crystal before lighting up! Lucky Strike Regards, Pitts -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gary TURNER ('71) Re: Apple Cup Week So we Cougs are gearing up for the biggest Apple Cup in 20 years... at least for Wazzu! I realize we have some RHS grads who strayed from the Path Of The Righteous and somehow ended up at Ewe Dub (looking at you, Franco!) but still enjoy stirring things up during this week. Always a good week for jokes (I realize these are the same jokes used for rivalries everywhere... just change the names... but they're still funny), lost memories, memories of too many losses for us Cougs, and occasionally a poem from the Coug Poet Laureate, Number 10 ('64). This is the first Apple Cup ever with both teams ranked in the top 15 in the country and should be a very good game... Lovely wife and I will be sitting in sec. 331 rooting for a WSU victory. -Gary TURNER ('71) ~ in beautiful, rainy Portland where I just spent 20 minutes standing at the kitchen window watching a spider spinning a web on the other side... gawd, I love being retired!! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* 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) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen SPITALERI ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandi CHERRINGTON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dawn BELL ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jo CLARK ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brent CHRISTI ('71) 11/22/63 JFK Assassination December 6 1963 Sandstorm scanned by Dennis HAMMER ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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 game. The Bombers are playing at Edgar Brown in Pasco on Saturday in the state semi finals at 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. GEAUX TIGERS 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 mother. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ Plano, TX where the weather can't make up its mind whether to be hot or cold. Sent from my iPhone ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* 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: Roberta KIRKWOOD ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry JONES ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayle DAWSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck JERMAN ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John KENITZER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen Elaine MARSHALL ('82) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY: Jim MEFFORD and Jeanette DUNCAN ('54) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/24/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Bill SCOTT ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nola DAVEY ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darla WISE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CHRISTIAN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Terry & Linda HUTSON ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: The Electric Woman Just a note to say that starting today and continuing through next Tuesday, the ebook version of my new novel, The Electric Woman, will be available on Amazon for a FREE download. Just go to the book's page on and click on the kindle link. So if you've been thinking about getting into my books, or were just on the edge, now is the perfect time. Nothing better than free! -Bill SCOTT ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The one that got away Well, I sure hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving. Today's b-day Bomber-babe was the love of my life my Senior year. After I grageated we got engaged and we thought life would be all rosy and wonderful. In December '65, her oldest brother, Jerry (NAB) was killed in a nasty car wreck. I put her on the train to Puyallup for the funeral to stay with Jerry's wife, Jean DEMITER ('62). While she was gone my winter coat was stolen so I was layered to the hilt most of the winter. As I was waiting for the train, some hobos invited me to Christmas dinner at the Mission... clearly I was hobo GQ... when she got off the train, she was no longer the girl I had taken to Ideeho to wed (on the 4th of July... duh)... she never did recover and our rosy life was never to be... I kept in touch with her mother until she passed. One day I got the urge (very strong) to call. The phone answered and it was the B-day bomber-babe... she said she was on the way to the funeral and just had to stop by the house first. As she entered she heard the phone ring. We were both surprised and she said "David, as mom passed her last words were 'Tell David I love him'"... We spent a wonderful week in Santa Barbara years later. She confessed there were probably 5-6 years of her life of which she had virtually no recollection. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Nancy MIDDLETON ('67-RIP) on your special day, November 24, 2017!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/25/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Sally FOLEY ('56) Wayne MYERS ('62) Dick SPITALERI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis SCHODT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charles SOLOMON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fran TEEPLE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CANTRELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie NELSON ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leon RICE ('82) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Sally FOLEY Chapman ('56) Happy Birthday, Nola DAVEY Meichle ('56) on 11/24. -Sally FOLEY Chapman ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Wayne MYERS ('62) Re: One of our own Not sure you'll see any story like this in the media, as they are too busy searching for negative, insulting stories. Army Veteran Saw a 'Lone Man' at Arlington on Veterans' Day - Who It Was Defines What It Means to Serve America -Jenni Fink | Nov 12, 2017 David Brown/Facebook: While President John F. Kennedy's Eternal Flame and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are heavily packed with tourists on Veterans' Day, Section 60, where recently fallen service members are buried, bore a different scene. "It wasn't at all crowded. There were maybe a dozen visitors scattered throughout the section, each keeping to themselves near their loved ones' markers," Veteran U.S. Army Sgt. David Brown told Independent Journal Review (IJR). He wrote on Facebook that he was at Arlington National Cemetery visiting two of his friends, one of whom "hardened me into a soldier," and the other "helped soften me into a leader." "Far away from cameras and fanfare," Brown saw a "lone man" who he later realized was retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James MATTIS ('68), who is secretary of defense. At the time, he was surprised to see him at Section 60, but upon reflection, he told IJR, "I can't imagine anywhere else he'd be on Veterans' Day." An older man, who donned a hat and sweatshirt with Marine Corps logos and slogans, approached Mattis, shook his hand, and called it an "honor" to meet the general. While the father was moved to see him, he clarified to Mattis, "I know that's just the kind of man you are." Brown explained to IJR that the man had been visiting the grave of his son, who was a Marine and told Mattis his son considered him "his hero." The general smiled and said something similar to, "Well, I think your son is one of mine." Brown said the two took some photos and talked for a bit, before he shook hands and parted with the father saying, "I'm so glad I got to meet you here. My son would have loved this." After the man returned to his son's marker, Brown approached the general and also expressed the honor it was to meet him. He explained that he was visiting two of his Army friends, with the disclaimer that losing a friend isn't as devastating as losing family. "Mattis stopped me by putting a hand on my shoulder and said, 'It's important that we remember everyone, however, we knew them,'" Brown recounted to IJR and admitted that it "stunned" him. He explained that the general conversed with everyone "like an old friend," and never did the majority of the talking, but instead chose to listen. "He was just as comfortable talking to an Army major in dress blues as he was a service member's child, and the ability to transition seamlessly from one particular type of loss to another is something I've never seen in anyone else, military or otherwise," Brown told IJR. While the encounter was certainly meaningful to everyone he spoke to on Saturday, Brown explained that Mattis's actions also have an effect on the military as a whole. "I think it's important that the boots on the ground feel like there's someone at the top who has their backs," he said. "I've always heard that a leader can serve the people above him or the people below him, but rarely can he do both at once. I think every individual service member knows that General Mattis is looking out for them first." He added that people in uniform need to be able to believe "they have leaders at the highest levels that they can trust." Brown revealed to IJR that he's been lucky to know commanders who are able to "connect on a personal level with every soldier," but said, "Gen. Mattis stands out." -Wayne MYERS ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dick SPITALERI ('71) Happy birthday to Portlandia man-about-town and renowned Densow's slugger, Gary TURNER ('71). May you ref on until they hang your Converse All-Stars from the rafters... -Dick SPITALERI ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/26/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Brad WEAR ('71), Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roberta ADKINS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John FLETCHER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eleanor ATTWOOD ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: CB LIH ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jill WALSER ('81) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Ya see, we wuz all lickered up... Nah, not really, but I must say that I met the "elder" B-day Bomber over a beer... well lotsa beers... he was having a reunion of a buncha his Air force buddies and he wanted several cases of beer with the ceramic tops as they had in Germany... at the time I represented a large liquor chain and they were able to supply me with the needed libations... I delivered them to the reunion site and we become great buds from then on... I just wish i could have spent more time with him over the remaining years of his life... we did manage lunch here and there but time is often shorter than we expect... As for the other b-day Bomber, we share famblie ties inna way... over the years I dated two of his sisters-in- law... one in school ('66) and the other later in California ('64-RIP), both were lovely and sweet as any girls I have known... for whatever reason, whenever I drive by their old house on Sevens, I think of the song "Telstar" which was playing one night as I left the house in my '40 Chevy I bought from Bob MIDDLETON ('63)... funny how the mind works... so many songs invoke extremely specific and vivid memories... such has tooling the uptown one afternoon while Robinson's was having a sidewalk sale of white Levis and the radio blaring "Wild Weekend" by the Rockin' Rebels! soooooo HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Bill BERLIN ('56-RIP) and John FLETCHER ('64) on your special day, November 26, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Central Valley - 10 vs. Bombers - 42 ~ Tri-City Herald 2017 state football recap -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Apple Cup BUMMER -Brad WEAR ('71, WSU '75) ~ Plano, TX ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gary TURNER ('71) TAKE THAT, NICK SABAN!!!! -Gary TURNER ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/27/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and Bill Dunton sent stuff: Jim McKEOWN ('53), Mike CLOWES ('54) Helen CROSS ('62), Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) + 3 Dennis HAMMER ('64), Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Mike FRANCO ('70), Brad WEAR ('71) Bill Dunton (Former Teacher) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Andrew ECKERT, Jr. ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene STEPHENS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat FUNK ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: A&W Brother Mike ('60), who just recently passed the 3/4 of a century mark on November 20th, has asked me to send a note in the Sandstorm, requesting anyone who would have old pictures of the A&W on Lee Blvd. He does not subscribe, which I found hard to believe, but when it comes to current electronics he has opted out. A&W is celebrating some sort of Anniversary, and are requesting any photos of their past. I'm not familiar with the site because in my day they weren't there and we had By's... Mike's attraction, I'm sure, is that they serve beer, lotsa beer. Anyway, anyone out there who has any old photos can send them to Judy, his lovely wife... Mike would rather lose to Pasco than have anything modern like an e-mail address. -Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ from rainy Sacramento, and there is snow in them thar hills ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) In the wide whirled of sports: the Dawgs got all the apples; the Beavs got shellacked; The "Fighting Black Baptists of South Bend" didn't quite make it; the Tide got rolled and Chip Kelly has a new job coaching one of the L.A. semi-pro football teams. Guess that might put Clemson in the number one spot. In birthday news, there are two (2) Bombers of my acquaintance celebrating today. One, I went to school with and the other I sort of stumbled upon later in life (and we weren't even sittin' on the levee). So, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to fellow classmate Gene STEPHENS ('54) on this momentous occasion. Have a cold one, Gene, and please don't make it a Lite one. Now, for the Junior Gyrene, aka Tooter, aka whatever deleted expletive, let us give pause (or paws) to consider what he has done to earn the right to blow out the candles. OK, that's enough consideration. Let us now wish David RIVERS ('65) a very "Happy Birthday!" and be utterly surprised he has lasted this long. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where Hazelnutfest will be happening next weekend. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Well, the Cougs couldn't make it happen, but our local High School did win State in their division!! Now we will wait to see where WAU goes to a bowl, and plan our trip out to see our son, his wife and our grandsons in Nevada. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN by the little lake Sent from my iPhone ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck ('63) Re: David RIVERS' ('65) Birthday Re: the Birthday Boy What can be said that hasn't already been said about this Bomber... well, let me qualify that. What can be said that is fit to put in Sandstorm... or what can be said that won't be insulting... or what can be said that isn't a threat? This is the guy who never forgets... ANYTHING. In fact, I have proof that he embellishes the truth when it comes to Bomber Babes. Frequently, he has been banned by several of us for interpreting actions and statements to benefit twisted minds... but he has been better lately... kind of. Now for the good stuff... He is loyal and true... he loves Richland and all thing Green and Gold... he is all Bomber all the way! If I were to get unjustly thrown in jail in Vegas... he would be there (maybe... if he weren't in Pahrump being a judge or at a donut meeting with other car weirdos). Ellen hopes he has finally started us drive a "normal" car... as he has renigged on meeting us because of car trouble in the past. Cecilia is too sweet to tell the truth about him. Leo aids and abets his controversial actions. And I have to continue the threats... river, ropes, weights, etc... But, we of the infamous Five, count him as a buddy... a little brother... a ring tailed tooter... and a constant and loyal friend. Happy Birthday David RIVERS ('65) from your inner circle of intelligent conversation! We love you! -Cecilia BENNETT ('65) -Leo WEBB ('63) -Ellen WEIHERNILLER Anderson ('63) -Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Re: Birthday Wishes Wishing a Happy Birthday to David RIVERS ('65). I love you, brother. Eat cake. Dance, and don't stand too close to all those candles. -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: The Sandstorm Barrister's birthday To the Bomber who must hold the record for the most nicknames: "Junior Gyrene," "Legal Eagle," "Big Moose," "Oracle of Las Vegas," "Oracle of Birthdays," "Mr. Sandstorm," "Ring Tailed Tooter," just plain "Tooter," and the one I coined myself, the "Sandstorm Barrister." I'm guessing there are a lot more I either don't remember of have never heard. We only graduated one year apart but I actually "met" him through the Alumni Sandstorm. Only met him in person once at Y2K+10. He is a Marine, a car guy, member of the Sorry 7, a Rock&Roll aficionado and a super Bomber. He is a wordsmith who confounds his spell checker, but knows when to punctuate with an exclamation point or two. A man who doesn't mind walking around with a bunch of yellow stickies on his forehead so he won't forget a birthday, and even has to write on them reversed so he can read them in a mirror. It will be a challenge to get all those candles on a Spudnut unless an extra big one can be specially crafted. In any case, stay safe and have someone with a fire extinguisher standing by. Happy Birthday David RIVERS ('65). -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) To: Gary TURNER ('71) You OK there. Lots of ash there? Please let us know how you are doing in that Bali blast! -Mike FRANCO ('70) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Big Boy Birthday Happy Birthday to guy that has always personified "Cool". From his cars, to his support of fellow vets. Happy Birthday to David RIVERS ('65) the Oracle of the Sandstorm and Las Vegas. Semper Fi! -Brad WEAR ('71, WSU '75) ~ in sunny, warm Plano, TX where it's 80 right now!!! Sent from my iPhone ************************************************************* >>From: Bill Dunton (BB) Re: Sharon TATE ('61wb-RIP) With all the furor over Charlie Manson's death, I didn't see anything in the Sandstorm that.Sharon was a student at Spalding in Richland. Don't have any idea how long she was in Richland. Bob Galati (RIP) was her homeroom teacher. Bill Dunton (former Carmichael teacher (1949-1958). Was there for the first time there were 3 levels of kids -- 7, 8 and 9th graders -- the year before I arrived there was a small picked group of 8th graders to do a shake-down "cruise" to make sure everything was in order. Remember that Gene Wooley was in my first vocal elective ensemble class. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) was a great dancer for our Variety Show. The Noble and Reining families lived right behind us and Jimmy WATTS ('54) lived just a block away. I started the Carmichael yearbook and in a moment of insanity I mailed the entire collection of Cougar yearbooks to the Carmichael library. (Maren, wish you were doing a Sandstorm then -- maybe you could get a copy of each book for your entertainment.) Celebrated my 89th birthday last November 4 -- arrived in Richland and started teaching before I turned 21. Didn't get a Driver's License until after my birthday because my wife, Lynn (RIP), would have to sign for me. She was born in March! Lynn told me that Virginia EHRIG ('58-RIP) would be a lawyer some day. Sorry I got carried away remembering those wonderful days in Richland, but if David RIVERS ('65) can do it, so can I! -Bill Dunton (former teacher) 405 Roberts. Richland, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/28/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Jim ARMSTRONG ('63), Carol CONVERSE ('64) David RIVERS ('65), John ALLEN ('66) Pam EHINGER ('67), Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Howard MADSEN ('70/'71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: Birthday Boy Mr. RIVERS ('65) "You say it's your Birthday! Well Happy Birthday to ya!!" And many more. Listening to Chuck and Richard as I write Tutti Frutti Regards Pitts -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) A Special Belated Birthday by a day: I want to extend my wish to you, David RIVERS ('65), for a happy, happy birthday. May you have plenty more and keep on entertaining us with your daily ta dos. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: overwhelmed Hey Bombers: I can only say I was totally overwhelmed by the love shown to me on my Birthday. That is a good thing. From the first call from Floyd MELTON ('57) all through the day in calls, emails and face book posts. I must say I have never understood how some parts of face book work but all of a sudden I pushed something and was blessed with so many b-day wishes I just couldn't believe it. Sarah and I had a wonderful lunch and I wore my "I may be old but I got to see all the cool bands" Jack GARDINER ('61) gave me a couple of b-days ago... and certainly can't name you all and wouldn't even try. You made my day... my week... my month... My year!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: John ALLEN ('66) Re: UW vs. WSU Football To all you Coug football fans: to state the obvious, even if you're a passing team, it almost always helps to have a good running game; especially in the rain of Husky Stadium where hanging on to passes is not that easy. In deference to #10 from RHS class of '64, I will be rooting for the Cougs in B-ball. -John ALLEN ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Happy Birthday David RIVERS ('65) yesterday. I hope you had a GREAT Day!! Bombers Rule, -Pam EHINGER Kindl (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gary TURNER ('71) To: Mike FRANCO ('70) My whole life I have been a big fan of Peanuts. Many, many times in my life I have come upon Lucy holding that football... usually a Friday or Saturday around Thanksgiving time... occasionally disguised as a birthday present (this year.) Each time I sincerely believe that this is the year I am really going to kick that old ball. WHAT A BLOCKHEAD! We Cougs do appreciate the annual lesson in patience, faith, and humility. I am absolutely certain that next year is going to be the year and I am counting the days! Have a Happy Hanukkah, a great holiday season, and a grudging good luck in whatever bowl game the Huskies go to. -Gary TURNER ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/29/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janis ERVIN ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny DUNCAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe CAMPBELL ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan VACH ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger MEADER ('73) 11/29 - 26 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Paddy O'Cinnamon" (Episode #1) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: Bill Dunton How great is that to hear from Bill Dunton... he was a super teacher, and, better yet, someone you could really talk to about things that were important in the minds of 9th graders... Brother Tom ('53-RIP) was a good example... Tom had some problems, maybe a lot of discipline problems then, and I remember years later Tom telling me that Bill sat him down and had a long talk with him about responsibility, etc. going into the high school the next term. Tom said it changed his life. I have to admit that I didn't see much change at home, he still ruled the roost, and kicked my ass when ever he felt he needed to, but I don't believe he ever had a problem, discipline that is, in high school... maybe with the exception of Spanish with Ms. Colliton, where she gave him the choice of dropping from the class or flunking... he did the wise thing... Bill Dunton was a class act, and maybe because he wasn't that much older than we were, (we were in that first class at Carmichael), he understood the wild swings of hormones. Bill and his wife were a prime example of the quality of teaching we had in those days... -Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ from sunny Sacramento ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) To: John ALLEN ('66) How about when it snows? Don't Huskies like it? Go Cougs -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/30/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanne TURNER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill TADLOCK ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan KLUSMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rebecca HANSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan CLOUGH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy CLARK ('71) 11/30 25 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Weary Willy" (Episode #2) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Bill Dunton (Former Carmichael teacher) I was never fortunate enough to have Bill or his wife, Lynn (RIP) as teachers, but I was VERY fortunate to have them as neighbors and close family friends. Bill and Lynn moved to CA just as I was entering Carmichael in '58... I took choir and always told Bill he was very lucky to have moved away by then, cause I can't "carry a tune in a bucket" so his ears weren't assaulted by my "singing". When I moved to CA, years later, I was lucky to, once again, become close to them, in fact, both my daughters grew up calling them, "Uncle Bill and Aunt Lynn". Bill took his same love of teaching to La Habra High School (CA) and continued putting on "Scotscapades"... Lynn would design the sets... Bill even cajoled "the jocks" to take part in whatever skits he laid out for them. One year, they did "South Pacific"... "the jocks" were "the hit" of production, when they donned hula skirts and coconut bras and sang and danced. They were both very involved in the lives of their students.. I agree with Jim McKEOWN ('53)... I think their young age when they started working with teens, was a great asset... they never seemed to forget what it was like to be a teenager, with all those raging hormones. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` October, 2017 ~ December, 2017