Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/30/17
7 Bombers and Don Sorenson (NAB) sent stuff: 
Mike CLOWES ('54), Diane AVEDOVECH ('56)
Helen CROSS ('62), Jim ARMSTRONG ('63)
Jim HAMILTON ('63), Leoma COLES ('63)
David RIVERS ('65), Don Sorenson (NAB)

	Lance HARTMAN ('60) & Marie RUPPERT ('63)
	Jim HAMILTON ('63) & Nancy WICK ('65)

Fiesta Bowl - 3 (CENTRAL) - ESPN - Penn St(39) vs. UW('313)

Accepting Sandstorm entries from now till the new year.
Tell me the date I should save for...

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
>>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

The New Year is almost upon us. That means this Bomber
birthday boy snuck in under the wire (well, almost). Think
I've known him since 9th grade. One cannot be too sure about
these things.

A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to
Phil GANT ('54). Don't overdo it before the big party.

In addition to the birthday greeting; here's a best wishes 
to Jimbeaux and The Forever Young Miss Nancy ('65) on their
anniversary. Keep up the good work as it will make the Junior
Gyrene ('65) wanna spit nails.

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where 
	we are awaiting the New Year with baited breath.
>>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56)

To: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins (66)

Re: Dupus Boomer Restaurant's closure.
I didn't know that there was a restaurant named after Dupus
Boomer in Richland, but it made me glad that someone thought
of a way to bring back some history of Richland's late war
years. My dad, Dick Avedovech, worked with Dick Donnell, the
author and cartoonist of Dupus Boomer, in the mid-'40s and we
were friends with the family. I always got a kick out of his
cartoons of Dupus Boomer and his attempts to grow grass in
the sand surrounding his pre fab house while Bedouins with
camels strolled by.

Jim DONNELL ('53-RIP) was a hero of mine as a youngster as he
let me ride in the rumble seat of his car once - think it
might have been a '32 Ford roadster coup - maybe someone
could verify that for me! Those were fun days.

I wonder what kind of food this restaurant served! Peanut
butter and mayonnaise sandwiches? When you didn't have jam
around, that worked!
-Diane AVEDOVECH ('56)
>>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62)

Not sure how the results of the WSU bowl game got into this
Sandstorm So fast; felt like I read it as we left the game,
but we did leave disappointed in the 3rd quarter. Lots of
disappointed Cougs there, but we look forward to future games
with high hopes for another Rose Bowl!!

Blessings for the New Year to all Bombers and their loved
ones, and Prayers 2018 will see us all as Americans united
towards common goals for all!!

-Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ On Hwy 395 returning to 
	Gardnerville, NV still sunny and 65!! Love it.
[Coug hat? in the picture... Thot it was Santa! -Maren]
Sent from my iPhone
>>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63)

Re: Sea Hawks at this years Super 

Bobby Wagner out until the 3rd qtr.
Lockett and Baldwin released a week before the game
Wison hurt and scratched just before the game.

That's what the equivalent of The Cougs at The Holiday Bowl. 

As always "Go Cougs"

-Jim ARMSTRONG ('63)
>>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63)

Come about 1pm this afternoon, it will have been 50 years
since the forever young and always lovely Miss Nancy said 
"I do", laid one on me and took the first step to becoming 
"The Long Suffering Miss Nancy". She still makes my palms 
sweat and my knees weak and has been both Nurse Ratched and 
the guiding light for what has been an amazing ride.

What could have gone wrong with Dave PUGH ('62), Bob MATHIS ('63),
Rob HILLS ('63), and Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) having my back that 
Saturday afternoon?

Here's to relishing what life serves us every day. She's my
swizzle stick, I honestly don't do very well without her.


-Jim HAMILTON ('63)
>>From: Leoma COLES ('63)

Almost the end of 2017! It was a good year, but also a sad
year. The good included a trip to East Coast with the
granddaughter's classmates "The Traveling Tigers". Going to
swim meets with her and watching her on the High School swim
team as well. Had many activities with her and the Girl
Scouts. Camping at Silver Falls, trip to Portland for Girl
Fest, and fun at Seaside and Tillamook. 

Was a super busy summer!! My son came up from California with
his family and we met at the Dune Fest in Winchester Bay, OR.
Went out on his dune buggy for an awesome ride.

On the sad side, I put my house up for sale in Gleneden
Beach, OR. It is getting to be too much for me to take care
of by myself. I moved into Lincoln City with my daughter, her
boyfriend, and my 15 year old granddaughter, and 2 year old
grandson. They keep me busy and are a real joy to be around.

We also had some close friends and neighbors that lost their
15 year old son to cancer after a 10 month battle at
Doernbecker Childrens Hospital. We have done fund raisers for
them and invited them to join us for Christmas with their 4
other children, including a 2 month old little girl. Time
will heal, but it's tough for them this year. 

Happy New Year to all, and may 2018 be a healthy and
prosperous year for everyone!!

-Leoma COLES ('63) ~ Lincoln City, OR - cloudy and rainy today
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: Upper or Lower class

THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL POST! It is said that the United
States is a classless country... well as far as I'm concerned
you n me gots more class than we know what to do with... ahhh
but we all know, that school is full of classes... first
grade, second grade, Jrs, Srs, and on and on... I have had
the pleasure of getting to know the b-day Bomber over the
past few years... when he first heard of me he was a little
concerned that I might not be on the up and up and that maybe
I should be "vetted" I am happy to report that he finally
decided I was an OK guy for a "lower classman"... I think
that was an A-OK... but he has become a good pal and I am
proud and happy to know him and call him "friend"... HAPPY
BIRTHDAY, Doug HAWKINS ('62) on your special day, December
30, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-David RIVERS ('65)
>>From: Don Sorenson (NAB)

To: All Bombers,

Re: Page 6 Friday May 27th, 1955 Sandstorm                        
	"Pep Club Holds Picnic What a good time the Pep
	Club girls had at a picnic the gave the new
	members! It was held at the Sacajawea Park, Sunday
	afternoon at 2:00.

	They left the school at 1:30 in private cars.
	First they played softball and a little volleyball
	and then they stuffed themselves with hot dogs,
	pop, ice cream and all the things that make up a
	picnic lunch.

	No one got thrown in the water, but Darlene EARP ('56)
	broke her collarbone when she fell while running
	after a ball. Janice BAILEY ('56) took her to the 
	Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

	But for the one accident, the girls really had
	lots of fun and want to have another picnic real


Blessed are they who go Around in circles, For they shall be
called Big Wheels.

Up next a Rodeo result for Ervin ROGERS ('56).
-Don L. Sorenson (NAB)
That's it for today. Please send more.