Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/04/17
5 Bombers sent stuff: 
Mike CLOWES ('54), Ed WOOD ('62)
Helen CROSS ('62), Pete BEAULIEU ('62)
Shirley COLLINGS ('66)

12/04   21 days till Christmas
CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Samuel Seal" (Episode #6) 
BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
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>>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

From the headline of yesterday's AS, good news has come to
Bomberville. Champeens in 4A football for the whole state of
Washington. Thats real good news indeed. Congratulations!

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where 
	the "super moon" was somewhat visible
>>From: Ed WOOD ('62)

Re: Health

To: David DOUGLAS ('62)

I'm sorry to learn that Rodger's second transplant is in
jeopardy. Life can be very robust. Until it isn't. And when
that happens, the whole family suffers. In the midst of a
travail such as this it's hard to keep up one's spirits,
especially during the holiday season, but one must try. Good
spirits and optimism can be infectious and I hope you and
your family find a way to infect Rodger with the same. Thanks
for sharing with all of us.

Our family worry is that Janice's endometrial cancer has
returned. She seems to be responding to radiation treatments
but they are taking a terrible toll on her. It will be nearly
six months before she finishes her therapeutic regimen, and
then we'll have to see what happens next. We're still looking
forward to celebrating our 50th anniversary next summer.

-Ed WOOD ('62) ~ Morrison, CO
>>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62)

Re: Your son

To: David DOUGLAS ('62)

Prayers to you, your wife, and of course, your son. What a
difficult situation; not sure how our health gets so damaged.
But we have to take care of what we've got left, as we age.

I know your support has meant so much to him during this
difficult time.

-Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN  
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>>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62)

Re: Cinnamon Bear

Yup. I remember well the Cinnamon Bear, discovered by
children in an attic and then their magical guide for 30 
days from their home all the way to the North Pole where 
they are to meet Santa Claus.

The day after Thanksgiving, the story ran each evening, 
just before supper, at 5:00 p.m. in fifteen-minutes episodes. 
One of the last episodes has the group crossing a dangerous
bridge to an ice castle. And the second-to-the-last episode
is filled with especially high expectation.

The last series that my twin brother and I listened to was
when we were seven years old, leading up to the Christmas of
1951. We would sit on the floor not more than a few inches
from our cabinet-size radio, and we were quite sure that the
narrator was right there with us, inside the radio box. 
Then, on this last series, the anonymous station operator
mistakenly ran the second-to-the-last episode for a second
time. And the friendly story teller inside the radio could
not hear our howls of dissatisfaction. After that, the next
evening, the radio was back to its regular programming. There
was no final and concluding episode in Santa's digs.

The magic didn't work any more and I doubt we ever listened
to the Cinnamon Bear again.
-Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ Shoreline, WA slightly nearer than 
	Richland to the North Pole.
>>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66)

Re: Mr. Dale Hill (RIP Bomber teacher/coach) 

The obit for Mr. Hill appeared in the Tri-City Herald on
12/3/17. He was born 7/16/44 and passed away unexpectedly on

A celebration of life gathering is being planned for June.
Please contact if you wish to
receive further information. Hot Rod Hill, keep on cruisin'!

RIP Mr. Hill.

Re: Bomber Football ~ 12/3/17 Tri-City Herald 

	"Richland holds off Woodinville for 4A state title"

Congratulations to the Richland Bombers on winning the State
Football Championship! Many 3rd generation Bombers are on the
team and several Bombers are coaches!!! Team effort on all!!

-Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland  
That's it for today. Please send more.