Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/07/17 ~ PEARL HARBOR DAY
5 Bombers sent stuff: 
Mike CLOWES ('54), Larry MATTINGLY ('60)
David DOUGLAS ('62), Dick BOEHNING ('63)
David RIVERS ('65)

12/07/2010 Entry from Patti JONES Ahrens ('60-RIP)

BOMBER LUNCH today: '66 gals, 12:30, Italiano's in West Richland

12/07   18 days till Christmas
CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Rolly Polly Policeman" (Episode #9) 
BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
>>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

All right, enough already on this Cimarron Bare. Who was
that Masked Man? Did you get your decoder ring/badge? Don't
forget to save those box tops so you can.

Wow! Another Bomber Babe birthday slipped by me. She is one
of the younger ones of my recent acquaintance. Met her at one
of the first Portland Bomber lunches. What ever happened to
those? Guess the Tooter is following in the footsteps of the
recently disgraced judging by his comment about this young
lady. A belated tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy
Birthday!" to Linda McKNIGHT ('65). Hope you and Denny have a
Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year.

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ at sunny, but cool, 
	Mount Angel, OR 
>>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) 

Re: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66)

Re: Richland Bomber #7 Football Player

Thank you for the info on Adam WEISSENFELS ('18). After 
watching the constant efforts of that young man in that 
championship game, I am not surprised to learn of his 
academic success. It bodes well for his success in life 
in life.

-J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ From Anchorage House:
>>From: David DOUGLAS ('62)

My son underwent three procedures on Saturday, one to clip
off a large bleeding ulcer in his esophagus, an angiogram 
to look at the artery to his second transplanted liver (the
artery was completely blocked, but the doctor felt that
peripheral arteries could keep the liver functioning), and an
exam of his hepatic vein (which showed the liver was getting
enough blood flow to remain viable). He was sedated, put on 
a ventilator as he was having trouble breathing, and given
transfusions and platelets to try to stop the bleeding. They
were going to do a CAT scan to try to find where he was
bleeding, but when they tried to move him his vital signs
began to drop, so that was cancelled. We visited him Monday
and Tuesday. His vital signs were below normal but seemed to
be steady. On Tuesday we were almost back home when the nurse
called and said we should get back immediately as he wasn't
expected to survive the night. His blood pressure and blood
oxygen saturation were very low. The doctor said he had two
massive infections and none of the antibiotics they tried
made any difference, including one so rare Rodger was only
the second patient to ever receive it in the hospital.

A few minutes before 5:00am the doctor began talking to us
about suspending life support, other than what was needed to
keep him comfortable. We agreed, as that had been Rodger's
wish if he was in this condition. Then Rodger took the
decision away from us. His heart stopped at two minutes
before five.

The past four months have been as hard on my wife and me as
it was on Rodger. He was supposed to come home Tuesday, my
birthday, but he had another Home to go to instead. It will
be a hard Christmas - he never got to see the 9-foot tree
with colored lights he liked at Costco, but he's at rest now.

I value all my classmates who have comforted me. There's no
family like the Bombers.

-David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ  
>>From: Dick BOEHNING ('63)

Re: Richland Bombers

My son sent me this trailer. Looks like it will be really

	[Will ie be online? -Maren]

-Dick BOEHNING ('63)
Sent from my iPad
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: We are the Bombers!

Today I gots two guys I know well and one I've never met. But
on the one I've never met I always look for his entries in
our little paper. Two of these guys iz b-ball players, one of
which is a fine Marine. I remember at R2K, the Marine and I
had big plans to grab alla Bomber Marines inna Bomber Bowl
after the big picher shoot and have a Marine picher taken...
so much for good plans... as we wuz walkin' up and everyone
was headeed in every direction, I said "hey, we fergot the
picher!" I think we managed to get 6 guys rounded up fer the
picher... damn a Captain and a S/Sgt... shoulda hadda BAM who
coulda got us squared away... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ed BORAKY
('59), Jim HOUSE ('63) and Jerry SPEARS ('64) on your special
day, December 7, 2017 along with my long time bud Bo Belinsky
(NAB RIP)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-David RIVERS ('65)
That's it for today. Please send more.