Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/19/17
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4 Bombers sent stuff: 
Jim McKEOWN ('53), David RIVERS ('65)
Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Brad WEAR ('71)
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BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Evelyn BUBNAR ('55)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tony HARRAH ('65)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie BUSHNELL ('71)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa McCURDY ('86)

12/19 ~ 6 days till Christmas ~ Tomorrow Is Winter Solstice
CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Snowman" (Episode #20)  
  
BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
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>>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53)

Re: Birthday

Happy one day late Birthday to Kathy JENSEN ('53), a great
Buddy from the olden days... we hope that Kenny ('53) takes
you out for a great dinner and that you aren't asked to leave
like last month... but then you were with HOLLICK ('55) and
KENITZERs ('54 & '55), so no wonder...
		much love... Jim class of '53/Edna N/B...

-Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ from continued sunny Sacramento... 
	tomorrow on our way to Gold Beach...
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>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: friends are friends

Each and every one of us is, in part, a product of our
experiences. Based upon these experiences we form beliefs,
opinions and passions... Just as others, mine are strong and
personal. To be painfully honest, I don't really care, nor do
I expect any others to agree with me. I have formed a great
number of friendships early on in life and, for the most
part, nothing that has happened since has changed the love 
I feel for my friends. By the same token, I do not expect
others to love me or to consider me a friend. I do, expect
that friendships endure unless I am told to "piss-off"... in
such a case I simply piss off; but I do not lose love because
I have been rejected. I have seen and heard so many harsh
words between kids who grew up together and were close simply
because they do not "agree" on every or even any issue. Love
comes from the heart, not the mind. Perhaps that is why we
are easily hurt when we wear our hearts on our sleeves. As
can be seen from these pages, I guess I have always set
myself up for hurt or rejection as I tend to just blurt 
out what I feel. The nice thing about love is that it asks
nothing in return. Today I celebrate the birth of a dear,
dear friend whom I considered my mentor all through school.
He was, is, and always will be much brighter than I. To have
had to go through those early years of life without his
friendship would be a great loss to my current self and my
earlier development. I also celebrate the life of a buddy who
was loved by so many, but for whatever reason could not
accept his own worth. I know that feeling well as from early
in my life I knew I was less than the rest of you. I knew 
I would never measure up. As time went on no matter what
success I achieved, it was not enough because I was not as
good as you... you know, deep inside where it counts. I did
what I could to take my life slowly... as it turned out, 
I was blessed to recover from some- but not all - of those
feelings. It will take a life time for me to love myself as 
I should, but I am working on it, by damn! I am sorry this
Bomber could not have loved himself the way the rest of us
did. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, David "Pook" SMITH ('63-RIP) and Tony
HARRAH ('65) on your special day, December 19, 2017!!!!!!!!!
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-David RIVERS ('65)
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>>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66)

Re: Carsen ROWE ('10) - Pitch Perfect 3 ~ 12/18/17 Herald 

	"SHE GREW UP DANCING IN THE TRI-CITIES. NOW SHE'S
	DANCING IN 'PITCH PERFECT 3'. Carsen ROWE ('10) was
	in college when the first 'Pitch Perfect' movie 
	came out.

	She loved the story of a group of "awesome nerds"
	who won hearts - and singing competitions - with
	their a capella skills. When the sequel arrived in
	2015, she made sure to see it.
   	
	Now, a third 'Pitch Perfect' film is about to be
	released, and ROWE once again will be in the
	audience. This time, though, she won't just be 
	watching as a fan. She's in it.

	ROWE, 25, a Richland native, is a professional
	dancer and choreographer who won the role of a
	Barden Bella in 'Pitch Perfect 3', coming out 
	Dec. 22. She can be seen dancing in the early 
	part of the blockbuster franchise's latest 
	installment. She's also in at least one of the
	trailers."

Should be a great movie, and I am looking forward to 
seeing it!

-Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a warm windy Richland  
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>>From: Brad WEAR ('71)

Re: Birthdays

Happy Birthday to two of my most favorite people!!!!! Happy
Birthday to Bonnie BUSHNELL ('71) and my oldest son Matt (NAB).
I hope you have a great day.

-Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in cool, foggy Plano, TX
Sent from my iPhone
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That's it for today. Please send more.
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