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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/01/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Dennis HAMMER ('64) Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley PITTMAN ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat NORDMAN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn JOHNSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris WILLIAMSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve PANTHER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randy MARSHALL ('73) 12/01 24 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Crazy Quilt Dragon" (Episode #3) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Navy mishaps Here's the latest of four reports this year of Navy ship mishaps -- http://a.msn.com/01/en-us/BBFYJ4U?ocid=se As an ex-Navy guy it causes my mind to wander back to the Navy and other ships of earlier and simpler times. Part of my attraction to the Navy was my long-standing romance with sailing ships, from grade school readings onward. At the start I worked my way through whatever I could find on the shelves of Lewis & Clark grade school. Especially clipper ships. When I was about ten (1954) I sat in a local park and drew a picture from memory of a three-masted sailing ship. This was part of a two-week summer art course taught in North Richland by a Mr. Rentola, the accomplished art teacher at Lewis & Clark. Along comes an ol' codger who looks over my shoulder. Probably 70 years old (younger than I am now!). With what I imagine was a faraway look in his eye he named for me, one- by-one, each of the masts and sails from bow to stern. Been there, done that -- a living memory of a bygone world, still kicking, and only a few miles from nine nuclear reactors. Today I have in my possession a very rare historic photo, measuring 3" high and 20" long and printed in 1972 specially on request from a glass negative, at the cubby hole museum of Victorian Port Townsend (northeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula), showing ten (count them, ten!) masted ships riding at anchor on the outgoing tide. The hand-lettered date is 1909; the cargo is cedar shakes and lumber needed to rebuild San Francisco after the earthquake. At this moment in history and with this commerce, tiny Port Townsend became for a year or two the second busiest port in the United States behind New York. My Sandstorm thought here is that in 1969 only 60 years separated me and the crew of the Navy carrier USS Hornet from my daydream fleet of yesteryear, like the one at Port Townsend. Which is to say, in only a few more years, in 2029, I will be able to tell my grandchildren that my modern (?) Navy career reaches half way back to the historic good ol' days of sailing ships in 1909. Almost old as dirt, but not really minding it that much... I wonder who that ol' codger was. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ Shoreline, WA, where with binoculars I can almost see Port Townsend to the northwest across Puget Sound. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: What a Country!!! When a 5-time deported illegal immigrant with a criminal record in the US can be found guilty of being in possession of a gun, but found not guilty, even of manslaughter, when he uses it to kill a young woman! Sounds like the only thing they are going to do is deport him again. What a country?!?!? Or at least state??? -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ in Kennewick with steam coming out of my ears!!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) Ok, been meaning to ask this for a looooooong time: What the heck is the Cinnamon Bear? What is it about? What are the ties to Richland??? Can someone help me out? Am I the only Bomber who is clueless on this? I will accept any info as well as insults, etc. Thanks. -Mike FRANCO ('70) Sent from my Galaxy Tab ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/02/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54) Wayne MYERS ('62), Earl BENNETT ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Keith ARNDT ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kent MADSEN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti SNIDER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randy RICE ('73) 12/02 23 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "The Inkaboos" (Episode #4) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Glenn OLSON ('54-RIP) With sorrow is am letting our classmates know of the passing of one of our dear friends, Glenn OLSON! Glenn, 81, passed away after a three month fight against lymphoma of the brain. Glenn is survived by his wife of 61 years, Beverly EDWARDS Olson ('56), son Kyle and daughter Serene Mathews, granddaughter Natasha Blockoff and great grandson Archer Blockoff. Bev has let me know that there will be no service, but the family will get together in the Spring to honor Glenn's memory! His obituary is in the Willapa Harbor Herald, Raymond, WA. We will miss Glenn so much and send condolences to all of his family and friends who loved him. Glenn and Beverly live in Vancouver, Wa and I am so happy they came to Club 40 in 2016 to celebrate our classmates' 80th birthday! Rest Easy, Glenn! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Enjoying NO snow right now in Pasco!! We have been so lucky with the super weather in the Tri-Cities, even tho it is in 30s at night! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I guess I had a "senior moment" on Thursday. I was supposed to acknowledge the birthday of a fellow classmate. I certainly hope I'm not pulling a McKEOWN (Jim '53) here, because I did look at the calendar, and the list in the other computer. So, I must have "spaced" out. A tip of the propeller beanie and a belated "Happy Birthday!" to Pat NORDMAN ('54) yesterday. Please don't send Pete after me cuz I forgotted. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where Hazelnutfest closes today ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Wayne MYERS ('62) Re: Cinnamon Bear (CB) To: Mike FRANCO ('70) Mike, My family in Richland was probably average in owning our first TV set in about 1955. Before that we listend to the radio for indoor entertainment. Cinnamon Bear was to we of Class of '62 as Sesame Street was to our children and YouTube is to my grandchildren. CB was a serialized radio program that was aired every afternoon between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The bear had amazing, fantastical adventures that we dared not miss as plot and suspense built from day-to-day. My wife, Lyndy WHEELER (also '62) bought the cassette tapes of CB for our granddaughters, but they wouldn't sit still for it. Different times, children take different imaginary journeys. Obviously the CB had passed into oblivion and was no longer on the air when you were a young pup. -Wayne MYERS ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I put a YouTube link a the top of the SS every day with the name of that day's episode. Today's is "The Inkaboos"... and I'll "have" to listen to it before I put it in the SS... gotta make sure it's the right link. Granddughters (ages 15 n 13) won't sit still for it. Grandson (9) will, but likes to binge listen and catch up. -Maren] ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Cinnamon Bear To: Mike FRANCO ('70) Mike: Maren may have a lot of responses to handle tonight! You should have been old enough to hear it. Back in the '50s, not sure exactly when, there was a radio program that was broadcast on one of the Tri-Cities' stations (?KALE, KORD?) every year starting on Nov 29. Two of my sisters and I, and maybe a third one before it stopped being aired, would listen every week day at about 4 or 5 for the half hour episode. Evil witch [Wintergreen Witch. -Maren] comes out of a picture on the wall and steals the [silver] star off the Christmas tree, so the children go into the picture to chase after it and try to retrieve it, but there are numerous bad characters who keep getting in the way, so it takes until Christmas Eve for the story to resolve. At least, that's what I remember of the basic plot, could be minor discrepancies. I acquired the audio cassette tapes a few years ago, and I keep telling myself to let the grandchildren experience it, but I never get around to it. If it was broadcast only on weekdays instead of every day, as I seem to remember, then I could get it started this weekend and still have them finish it by Christmas Eve. However, they're an hour away, and I'm not sure I can make it happen this year, again. Paddy O'Cinnamon (the Cinnamon Bear) has a great Irish accent and is deeply involved in the children's attempts to foil the bad actors, get help from the good ones, and retrieve the star. Other Bombers who didn't listen to radio in that era could easily be as clueless as you have been - I'm not even sure how many years it ran. I believe it was 10 to 15 years ago that the recordings became available, but it may have been longer. I'm pretty sure Maren puts links in the Alumni Sandstorm for the daily episodes, just as if it were being broadcast again as it was back then. I have listened to a couple of episodes in recent years, and am still able to regenerate the child's excitement over the adventures that I experienced back then; not sure if that would apply for an adult hearing it for the first time, unless you're really into children's fantasy. Great good fun! Regards, ecb3 - from a phenomenally pleasant week of great weather in central Virginia that is allowing us to get some siding work done on a second house that we're putting on the market Monday. -Earl BENNETT ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [It was the Crazy Quilt Dragon who first took the star from somewhere in the attic where all the ornaments sere stored. Paddy O'Cinnamon, the 4" high Cinnamon Bear, teaches the twins how to DEgrow so they can go thru the picture on the wall to "Maybe Land" where they have all sorts of adventures trying to retrieve the silver star that belongs on top of their Christmas tree There's the Root Beer Ocean and a plane that uses soda pop for gas. Yes, there is a daily link in the "stuff at the top" of the SS with a link to that day's episode on YouTube. -Maren] ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Boyz n girlz Gotsa couplea long time friends to celebrate today... Now I'm pretty darned sure that I hooked up with the B-day Bomber guy in around kinnygarden... korse I could be wrong cuz we did a bitta traveling in my earlier school dayz but I'm almost possitive we wuz in class with Marsha GOSLIN ('65) and Kandie GRUBB ('65) inna halloween picture with all of us in costume... gee remember when we could pick costumes without offending anybody... I think I was a cat which I think is OK even today... the Bomber-babe might have been in 6th grade when I was kinda involuntarily moved from Spalding to Jason Lee... not that it turned out to be a bad thing... I hadda ball with a whole new groupa kids to have fun with... anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Patti SNIDER ('65) and Kent MADSEN ('65) on your special day, December 2, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/03/17 BOMBERS ARE 2017 STATE 4A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Ruth PATTY ('56). Nola DAVEY ('56) David DOUGLAS ('62), Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick VINCENT ('71) 12/03 22 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Weasley Wailing Whale" (Episode #5) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ruth PATTY Holesworth ('56) To: Beverly EDWARDS Olson ('56) My sincere thoughts and prayers to you and family on the passing of Glenn. We haven't seen each other in many years, but fondly remember our days at Sacajawea. -Ruth PATTY Holesworth ('56) Sent from my iPhone ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Nola DAVEY Meichle ('56) Re:Cinnamon Bear My brother Howard ('58-RIP) and I started listening to the Cinnamon Bear around 1946; I was between 8 and 9. We loved it. Hurried home from school to listen every afternoon. I don't remember when I stopped listening. Of course, I am 80 years old, so do not remember much anymore. Lol -Nola DAVEY Meichle ('56) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Check out The Cinnamon Bear on Wikipedia - very cool: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cinnamon_Bear -Maren] ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) My son Rodger was well enough this week to be transferred to the Rehabilitation facility for physical therapy before going home. He was finally scheduled to be discharged Tuesday, December 5, which also happens to be my birthday. Then Thursday night the nurse called and said he had been sent back to the transplant critical care unit because he was throwing up blood. They did an endoscopy and found a large bleeding ulcer, which the doctor sutured together and stopped the bleeding. However, Friday morning they did an angiogram of the artery going to his second transplanted liver and found it completely blocked, with no blood going to the liver. The doctor will do a biopsy Saturday morning to determine the state of his second liver, but I'm afraid it will not be viable. Rodger has already told me he does not want a third transplant. I'm going to have him sign an advance directive so that he makes that decision, not me. I can understand his feelings. He's been in the hospital almost four months, and will be there another three at least if he has the third transplant, assuming one can be found in time. He was very fortunate that it only took six days for him to get his second transplant after the first one failed. He was on life support for over a month after the second operation, as he was much sicker than before his first transplant when his own liver was still functioning. It's been very hard on both my wife and me. We've been to visit him every day he's been in the hospital, except for three days when he was sedated. We live 35 miles from the hospital, and even travelling most of the way on freeways it takes almost an hour to get there. Still, it isn't as difficult as the road he has to travel. I very much appreciate the support of my fellow Col-Hi classmates. I value it greatly. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) WOW... Happy RIce day! 1) Happy birthday to our friend and fellow Bomber and Eastern pal Randy RICE ('73) yesterday 2) Huge congratulations to Boise State hoops coach Leon Rice. Last night his Broncs ended The Oregon Ducks' 46 game home court winning streak with a half court buzzer beater. It's on the net, check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLZN1jyodas Re: Cinnamon Bear AND thank you everyone for the enormous amount of background regarding Cinnamon Bear lore and history. I must say as a class of 1970 guy it is refreshing to run into a subject like this that really was before my time. In the '50s as a young Jefferson Grade School kid I vaguely remember a few radio shows but they were like Gunsmoke and Don McNeill's breakfast Club out of Chicago. But I never really listened to any of that. Actually as a young guy I am not sure I ever listened to anyone besides other kids! Thanks to all for the Cinnamon Bear education! I will never catch up with the rest of you but feel I understand a little bit now. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday and has great plans for great family fun this month. -Mike FRANCO ('70) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Mike, Just click the Cinnamon Bear link at the top of every SS and listen to that day's episode... they're usually just under 13 minutes... ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/04/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Ed WOOD ('62) Helen CROSS ('62), Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda DANIEL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michelle KAFENTZIS ('71) 12/04 21 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Samuel Seal" (Episode #6) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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 Sent from my iPhone ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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 11/26/17. A celebration of life gathering is being planned for June. Please contact hotrodhill1944@hotmail.com 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. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/05/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Nola DAVEY ('56), Barbara SESLAR ('60), Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Helen CROSS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David DOUGLAS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janine RIGHTMIRE ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna THORSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff FULCHER ('76) 12/05 20 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Presto the Magician" (Episode #7) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Nola DAVEY Meichle ('56) The Cinnamon Bear was first broadcast between Friday, November 26 and Saturday Dec. 25, 1937, out of Hollywood, California. I got this from Wikipedia. [I believe I read on Wikipedia, too, that back then it didn't run on Sunday, so just as many episodes today if they start November 29th. -Maren] -Nola DAVEY Meichle ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, December 9, 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: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Bombers Win State Football Tittle 4:13 AM Anchorage Time For the last several years I have been a feature writer for several fireworks publications. At 1 AM local time, I had just finished an article on fireworks wheels for national and international publication. As I got into bed I rolled over the TV control and the big screen came on. Unbelievable... it was the start of a rebroadcast of the Richland--Woodinville game. I cleaned my glasses and plumped up my pillows and enjoyed watching the old Alma Mater win it. In my humble opinion #7 is one fine football player. And there were several others who made excellent key plays. The important thing is that they won. Jackie rolled her eyes, shook her head pulled the covers up and slept through most of it. She still doesn't understand the bond that folks from Richland have. I am delighted to have been able to see the game. Hearty congratulations to the team and coaching staff!!! Well Done! -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Ed WOOD ('62) Sorry to hear the news that your wife's cancer has returned. Our health seems to be the most important factor in our aging lives. And it's tough not knowing what causes this disease and how to avoid it. And David DOUGLAS ('62) prayers that things somehow can improve for your son. Christmas Greetings to all Bombers. I went to a horse-drawn Christmas Parade to get into the mood. So far, no snow back here, which is fine with me; as the older I get, the less I want to deal with snow, ice, and cold. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ by the little lake in West Harrison, IN where we have had 60+ temps which I love. Sent from my iPhone ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Ride Happy JE! How do ya wish an HB to a girl you've been gaa gaa over half yer life. Yeah, I missed out, but she ended up with about the coolest famblie I've ever met. I think God knows pretty well what's good for us even if we have other plans. At least we have remained great friends all this time. Considering some of the wrong turns I've pulled in my life it coulda been we might not be speaking to each other and that would not be a good thing... so today she's doing her horse thing with one of her daughters and as far as I can tell is just about as happy as can be... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Janine RIGHTMIRE ('65) on your special day, December 5, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/06/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Lori SIMPSON ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Neil GOFF ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry DeVINE ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha LAWELL ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lamont DeJONG ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda McKNIGHT ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe ROWE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dawn MASON ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marc DOUGLAS ('77) 12/06 19 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Candy Pirates" (Episode #8) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) Happy Birthday yesterday, David. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Two cool Kats and a Kittie! Now this is a fun day fer me. If'n I was Tooter the DJ I'd be playin' stacks a wax and pounds a sounds for this birthday celebration! The years are spread out, but I gotta admit, I always thought that the "elder" of the bunch was in the class of '63 or '62... I wanna look as young as he does... not to say there's much aging goin' on with the other two. We got the Big Kahuna who spends much of his time with his surfer- girl ('63) and makes me envious with the pix they send pretty often... Makes my day when I see these two at home... I always enjoy the Elder Bomber's banter sittin' at the Spudnut with the gang... now between you n me, the Bomber-babe took offence at our 70th b-day party when I greeted her... I'm honestly not sure what I did but she complained that I hadda look at her name tag before greeting her... not to be inna jam I retorted: "Hell girl, I wasn't lookin' at yer tag; I was lookin at yer boobs as I have always done since Jr. Hi!" HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Terry DeVINE ('52), Lamont DeJONG ('63) and Linda McKNIGHT ('65) on your special day, December 6, 2017!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Bombers Win State Title ~ Larry MATTINGLY entry 12/4/17 #7 on the Bomber Football team is Adam WEISSENFELS ('18). His parents are Bobby Weissenfels (HHS, US Naval Academy and member of the Olympic Bobsled team in 1992 and Kelly LOSS Weissenfels ('86). Adam's grandparents are Ron WEISSENFELS ('66-RIP), Anne HODGSON Clark ('66), Jim Loss (former RHS teacher), and Jean Loss. Link to an article about Adam from the 12/4/17 Herald : "Breaks are a rarity for WEISSENFELS.In addition to playing on Richland's football and baseball teams, he maintains a nearly perfect GPA in the classroom." "While he's still yet to make a decision on what college he'll attend next fall, the prospects are bountiful. Hoping to pursue a degree in aeronautical engineering, he's already been accepted into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), but could also wind up following in his father's footsteps at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD." "'He is a one-of-a-kind player. He's a once-in-a-lifetime kind of kid that comes through your program,' Richland coach Mike NEIDHOLD ('77)said. 'He's a wonderful student, he's a kind young man, very caring and compassionate kid. There aren't enough words to describe the kind of impact he has on us and the game.'" -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) To: Mike FRANCO ('70) Re: The Cinnamon Bear... It was a radio series played on one of our local radio stations when were kids. It was always played at Christmas time. Maybe 15 minutes each evening through the 24th of December. Love ya, Mike, -Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* 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) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HOFF ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed BORASKY ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HOUSE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry SPEARS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karma KING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy HARVILLE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike DAVIS ('74) 12/07/10 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 good! https://mobile.twitter.com/KNDUKNDO/status/938235217281609728?s=02 [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. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/08/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff today: Ann BISHOP ('56) Dan HAGGARD ('57) and Marj QUALHEIM ('60) Diane DAVENPORT ('62), Bill SCOTT ('64) Carol CONVERSE ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Betti AVANT ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bernie QUALHEIM ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anita CLEAVER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol FORSYTHE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John WILSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Toni SHADE ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bethany HAGAN ('00) WEEKLY BOMBER LUNCH: Mostly '52ers, Noon, Sterling's Queensgate (Fridays) 12/08 17 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Professor Whiz" (Episode #10) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Entry in 12/7/17 Sandstorm Watch that BAM stuff, boy! I blacked the eye of a male recruit when he called me that after 'Boot'!! -Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dan HAGGARD ('57) and Marj QUALHEIM Haggard ('60) Happy Birthday (80) to Bern QUALHEIM from the Bomber class of 1956. May you have many more!! -Dan HAGGARD ('57) and Marj QUALHEIM Haggard ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Diane DAVENPORT ('62) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) I am so, so sorry for the loss of your son. He is out of pain. I hope you know what loving care you and your wife gave to him. May you all be in a peaceful place. -Diane DAVENPORT ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) It isn't supposed to be this way. We're not supposed to bury our children, and I can't imagine anything tougher, because it's usually so unexpected. Celebrate the best of what Rodger was, and what he gave to the world-and what you in turn gave to the world in giving him life. Thanks for remembering that Bombers are a family. Believe that family is with you in this painful time, coming in an otherwise joyous season of gift- giving. Rodger was the gift you gave the world, and I hope Rodger in turn uplifted others during his time on earth, for that is the task we all should undertake. -Bill SCOTT ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) I'm saddened to read of the passing of your son, Rodger. He put up a good fight, but I think you and your family did as well. He will be missed by all who knew him. Jesus had other plans for him and I'm sure he is thrilled to be in heaven, looking upon all the other saints. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Partners in crime Now, I can take no credit for a good bit of this story that occurred, I'm pretty sure, during B-ball season, 1962/'63... I have heard so many versions that I will not even attempt to sort them out. It was prolly about the time the sign above Mac Hall read: "LYDA'S ON THE RAG"... I also take no credit... anyway, at the time of the main event, I would bet you couldn't get more than 5 kids to admit they participated at the last Gold Medal Reunion, there seemed to have been more participants than were in the Gold Medal grageating class... But alas... along with the b-day Bomber-babe, her spouse ('63), and several other members of the Gold Medal Class, I must admit I did partake in defacing gubmint property during the GMC's 50 year reunion... man was that a blast... looked just like the original hand ball court. We tried to take some of the old paint off but it was so thick it was like a thick skin... unfortunately, the "63" has been painted over again so there is pretty much no evidence of the crime... wait... I just remembered... in scraping off many layers, I did actually find the layer containing the first GMC's painting efforts... so I guess the latest one could be discovered as well... in that case any confession contained herein was coerced and no Maranda was given... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Anita CLEAVER ('63) on your special day, December, 8, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Mike NEIDHOLD ('77) to raise 12th Man Flag ~ 2/7/17 TCH "State title was nice, but Richland's football coach about to join some elite company. What do Ken Griffey Jr., Bill Russell, Jack Sikma, Randy Johnson and Mike NEIDHOLD have in common? Nothing, for now. But come Dec. 17th, the Richland football coach along with his counterpart at Royal, Wiley Allred, will join the ranks who have raised the 12th Man Flag at a Seattle Seahawks game." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a cold and foggy Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: sorry this is late notice This month has already gotten away from me so I apologize for the late notice. I'd like to invite everyone to the All Bomber lunch on Saturday, 9 December at 11:30 at Sterling's on Queensgate. Come and tell us your favorite memory of Christmas. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/09/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ruth MILES ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy FINNEY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John MARSHALL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill VOILAND ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda OTT ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margi MAY ('66) BOMBER LUNCH: All Bombers 11:30, Queensgate Sterlings (2nd Sat) 12/09 16 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Fee Foe the Gentle Giant" (Episode #11) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Oh what a memory Now I'm not one for telling tales outa school... Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) and Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) will attest to that (can't swear... that would be perjury!)... but my memory of meeting this Bomber-babe is as clear as a bell. It was after the last sock hop of my 9th grade. The sock hop ended with a snow-ball dance in which Terry DAVIS ('65) and Gretchen GRIFFEN ('65-RIP), my off and on girl-friend since about 3rd grade, were the first couple. Gretchen then chose me and the rest is a blurr... well, except for one of those "put me in my place" comments from Terry as we passed on the floor... I had and would endure them for our entire school careers... afterward, at my locker as I put on my beige filthy (they never would stay clean) trench coat, the b-day Bomber-babe came up, stuck out her hand and said "I'm so and so"... the rest was history... we would be a couple off and on for several years... in fact, during one of the off periods, while I was parked in front of the WERSEN's ('66) for the purposes of this post... she slipped a "sympathy" card into my car! We have remained friends through thick and thin ever since... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Margi MAY ('66) on your special day, December 9, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/10/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy WOOD ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug LUKENS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry WERSEN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff MICHAEL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Loretta JENSEN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Angie GUNTER ('66) BOMBER TWIN BIRTHDAY today: Linda McCLELLAND ('66) (10th) BOMBER TWIN BIRTHDAY tomorrow: Richard McCLELLAND ('66) (11th) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peter BRADWAY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary VALLELY ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark BOLME ('71) '52 12/10 15 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Rhyming Rabbit" (Episode #12) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Sandy FINNEY ('60) and my Olympia St. neighbor: Bill VOILAND ('66) Happy Birthday yesterday. Hope you enjoyed your day!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN where it is cold outside (25) and snow is in the air. It's so cold, we decided not to take our granddaughter to the Feast of Lights because it's outside at the zoo. Sent from my iPhone ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Wow a whole team Dang... today we gotta nuff b-days fer a whole team... now as my vacility with sports teams is somewhat less than crappy, I am sure some kinda team has five players... I think it may be golf... yeah that gives plenty of people to jump in for tired players... mean it really isn't that 'portant what team... it's just 'portant we gotta team... could call 'em... uuuuuuuuh hey the Bombers! I don't know why this post just went to italics... I didn't tuch nuthin'! Yeah I fixed it... now where was I??? Oh well... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Doug LUKENS ('62), Larry WERSEN ('63), Loretta JESEN ('65), Jeff MICHAEL ('65) and Mike NOTU ('65-RIP) on your special day, December 10, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/11/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: David DOUGLAS ('62) Jim HOUSE ('63) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER TWIN BIRTHDAY today Richard McCLELLAND ('66) (11th) BOMBER TWIN BIRTHDAY yesterday: Linda McCLELLAND ('66) (10th) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim QUALHEIM ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jennifer JANICEK ('90) 12/11 14 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "The Wintergreen Witch" (Episode #13) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) There were many very nice young ladies in the class of '62, and one of them was definitely Cathy WOOD ('62). Happy belated birthday on 12/10, Cathy. You deserved to have a wonderful day. I want to thank the many Bombers who provided consolation and inspiration to me following the loss of our son. There were names from decades ago, and some I didn't recognize except through the Alumni Sandstorm, and I deeply appreciated each one. We make up the diverse Bomber family, whether our nickname is based on an airplane or, in my generation's case, was expressed by the model bomb placed at the center of the football fields and basketball courts during halftime (long before I ever heard of Day's Pay). I am forever thankful that I graduated from Col-Hi (or whatever it's called today). -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HOUSE ('63) I know when you ask "How are you doing?" you are not seeking a report from my medical chart, rather a check on my spirit. I usually reply "groovy". That livens up the room. Ray ('64) always greets me with a compliment. Isn't he special? Sometimes I volunteer more. For example I will explain that my condition may be causing my face to look like I have been in a fight or I stepped in something foul. Feel free to discuss my medical information with anyone from the Gossip in the back row to the Scientist trying to learn from my experiences. -Jim P.S. Myrna ('63): Rest easy, I still am not married, and I have a 401 K. -Jim HOUSE ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Richland Basketball ~ 12/10/17 Tri-City Herald "Richland boys knock off nationally ranked team to win Utah tourney." "The Richland boys basketball team is not one to back down from a challenge. Facing one of the top teams in the nation Saturday in the championship game of the Great Western Shootout, Cole NORTHOP stepped up with 31 points to lead the Bombers past Wasatch Academy 67-66 in Orem, Utah. 'We had a good team win,' Richland coach Earl Streufert said. 'They were large and strong. We beat three really good teams down there. When your guys play well together, you can see what they can do.' Wasatch Academy of Mt. Pleasant, Utah, was ranked 15th in USA Today's Super 25 Preseason Boys Basketball rankings in mid-November, and still were 15th in Week 2." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/12/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Burt PIERARD ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paige WHEELER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim VOILAND ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick MORRELL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Becky ALEXANDER ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lanette POWELL ('79) 12/12 13 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Queen Melissa" (Episode #14) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Uncle Burt ('59) Today I was helping my daughter sell/buy and move from one home to another... well I just did the physical stuff... and drove... it just made me more sure I never wanna move agin... ughhhhhhhh... but while doing the driving I was listening to '50s on 5... I was reminded of Lynn BRYSON's ('57-RIP) love of the music of the Statues and the Clovers... he instilled that in me... he would play alternative versions of "Blue Velvet"... it took me a while but I came to have a strong preference for the Clovers' version... anyway today I heard the Statues do a Christmas song... it will not be one of my favorites... shore don't stand up to the Drifters' "White Christmas" that's fer sher... that may be my favorite version of White Christmas... then a few records later, they played the Clovers' "Devil or Angel" and I decided I must be a dyed inna wool Clovers fan... It is my humble opinion, that some of the best rock 'n' roll ever performed came outa the '50s and '60s... now, that does not mean I don't appreciate some of the talent that came later... I cannot even discuss later years rationally because there is almost no rhyme or reason as to my taste... (or lack thereof)... I think there may be a fundamental difference in that, as Jimmy Swaggart rightly pointed out oh so many years ago... "it's the beat, the beat, the beat"... much of the later music as far more complicated and enjoyable in a less "hop skip and a jump, bang bang bang" way as Carl BEYERS ('65) dad once called our music... ah well... maybe some day I'll be better able to splane... but fer now HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Burt PIERARD ('59) on your special day, December 12, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Birthday Boy Happy Birthday to a looong time friend, hunting partner, fellow vet, and Sagittarius!!! A Happy Birthday to Rick MORRELL ('71). Hope you have a good one ? [there was a little picture of a hand holding up the index finger, but those cutsie little pictures only show up as a question mark in the Sandstorm. -Maren]. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ Plano, TX where it was 77 yesterday, but going to be 57 today. Sent from my iPhone ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/13/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Dick PIERARD ('52) Mary RAY ('61) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie DAME ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary HYLBAK ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill HEDGES ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave COURSON ('71) 12/13 12 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Snaper Snick Crocodile" (Episode #15) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dick PIERARD ('52) I want to wish my esteemed brother Burt PIERARD ('59) a very happy birthday! I am always appreciative of his hospitality, the latest being my trip to Richland three months ago and his gracious welcome when I came back for the 65th gathering of the sadly diminishing class of 1952. I should have gone back in the hills somewhere and gotten him a mason jar full of white lightning, but I was afraid one of these slick flight attendants (a.k.a. stewardesses) would have caught me smuggling it on board the plane. Anyway, all the best to you and your kind friends who looked after me then. The smoke from all those fires in the Northwest touched off my asthma (a legacy of having entered the ranks of the super-old), but I have gotten on top of things now, and I really did enjoy being there and seeing folks. Thanks for everything and mewwy Chwithmas! -Dick PIERARD ('52) ~ now in Asheville, NC ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mary RAY Henslee ('61) Re: Books When you think of gift-giving; think books. We have a number of alumni authors, i.e., Pete BEAULIEU ('62), Debora Greger, Chuck Jerman, Jo N. MILES ('64), Ray Nelson, Bill SCOTT ('64), wrote as B.J. Scott and is now writing as James Scott, Ken STALEY ('68), yours truly ('61), and possibly others. Jump in if I have missed anyone or maybe Maren can help out [I added some class years. -Maren]. I wish that I could afford to buy them all, but unfortunately can't. I took my book titled "Poems and Essays Reflecting the Times" down a while back because I worried that it might hurt the sale of my other two books since it took sides on some controversial issues. Sometimes with the right and others times with the left, which meant I was going to ruffle feathers on both sides. Not good! Since it's Christmastime and since most in here appear to think that political correctness has run amok, I will take a chance and share one of the poems from the book that I have temporarily or possibly permanently taken down. It depends on whether or not the toxic political atmosphere in this country subsides. Please, no hate mail if you don't agree with my thoughts. HAVE WE BECOME PC FOOLS? It's disturbing to see how far we must bend So as not to offend. Those who want to change America's ways Are becoming totally crazed. They are demanding that we do away With defining traditions and symbols on display. They want Santa sent to the North Pole to stay And Christmas decorations permanently put away. They want to replace all of our Christian traditions With generic homogenized renditions. They are putting Nativity displays in danger, As well as Christmas carols such as Away in a Manger. Taking Jesus out of the Christmas season defies all reason Since Jesus is the reason for the Christmas season. We can embrace the growing influx of diversity Without sacrificing our own native land's identity. Cultural traditions are an integral part of our history, Therefore it's important for us to let them be. Principals should not be allowed to adopt rules That ban holiday celebrations in their schools. Lifelong traditions create memories we all cherish; What will happen to future generations if they all perish? How empty their memories will be Without a cultural connection to their ancestry. How much more vulnerable they will be Without a sense of roots and solidarity. For our children's sake, we must all put up a resistance Against those who threaten our traditions out of existence. It's time for schools and businesses to stop giving in; It's time to make tolerance a two-way street again. Written in 2003 Have a Merry Christmas and a great New Year! -Mary RAY Henslee ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Ahhhh the good ol' dayz Now, as I calculate it, I been doin' b-days on this little paper as long as it has been in print... [CONFIRMED! David's first entry was in the first month of the Alumni Sandstorm's existence... August, 1998. -Maren] started out with a few... really close, close friends... there were few enuff that I could keep track on the back of a check register... then I began to expand and now I am happy to say that I have become close enuff to kids I have never even met in person that I feel as though I've known them since kinnygarden... the problem with the kids I've known REALLY well for years and years is that I have covered just about all of the stories that I can print without retribution for several years... in fact, there are some kids I can't even tell bland stories on without getting threats of being thrown in the river! Now the Bomber-babe for today is one I've known since 6th grade... in fact I have a good number of picture she sent me of our 6th grade year... I can still spot this babe from behind from about a mile away (thanks to my "new eyes")... I know you think it is an exaggeration, but Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) will support me on this... she is so fit, she can fit into her Majorette outfit to this day... I have the pictures to prove it too! It must run in the famblie because I can spot her "lil" brother from a fer peace too but not for the same reason... I have remained good friends with this babe thru alla years and am happy to be able to say she has NEVER threatened to throw me inna river! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Connie DAME ('65) on your special day, December 13, 2017!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/14/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick McCOY ('45) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carole NOVOTNY ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry BUNCH ('66) BOMBER ANNIVERSARIES Today: Mike RICE ('60) & Donna BOWERS ('63) Lonnie WILLIS and Eileen HASKINS ('72) 12/14 ~ 11 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Oliver Ostrich" (Episode #16) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, what with a minor earthquake and no foreseeable rain in the forecast, this momentous occasion near slipt my mind. That could be an unhealthy thing because we are honoring a very senior Bomber. There are rumors that he is "connected" which could mean that I might be sleeping with the fishes if I don't do this. A deep tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Dick McCOY ('44, '45 & '02). Keep them songs a comin', pard, an' we'll see ya round the campfire. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where it was only 4.0 on the Richter Scale, or as they would say in California: "Wednesday." ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) To: Mary RAY Henslee ('61) Thank You for speaking up about a subject dear to the hearts of many in our generation. I am pleased to look upon the successes in life of my extended family of 9 Great Grand Children with #10 arriving any day now. But what will their lives be like? With the abolishment of traditions such as Religion, Patriotism, Individual Freedoms and Personal Morality, what will they use to set guidelines and goals to live for? It is not just in the US, I have traveled reasonably in Asia, Europe, Central and South America and the US and read literally hundreds of books having to do with history all the way back to Hammurabi who published the first known code of law a thousand years bce. There have always been wars and destruction of civilizations but in this era of instant world wide communication and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs), it appears to be of increasing intensity. I cannot help but wonder with some fear for mankind, how far out is the breaking point? -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The times they are a changin' A few weeks or months ago, Roger GRESS ('61) posted a picture from Jr. High of Terry DAVIS ('65) and me on face book. It had been cropped from a class photo and I sent it to Terry as kind of a joke saying it really should go into his personal pix on his Fan site TerenceKnox.org. His old fan site had tons of pix of us till we had an awful falling out and he took them all down... long story if you don't know it, not worth repeating ever again and if you do know it, you know it was sad and very hurtful for us both... anyway, T texted me back what class it was and grade (8th)... I was blown away, I have very little recollection of my teachers names and pretty much avoided them... I have since made a huge exception with Rex DAVIS ('49) but that's another story and I'm sure glad we became friends... So then I was in the garage making some shims and stuff for a car and Cousin' Brucie was on... now he talks more than the Wolfman (RIP) so I don't usually enjoy his show much but it was on... Freddie Boom Boom Cannon called and as they were talking I remembered just how innocent times were back then... I mean when my daughter was in Jr High she was beat up for wearing blue BK tennis shoes (she begged me for them and wore them once)... the heathens that whooped her told her never to wear them "blood-killers" again... she didn't... so even back then things had changed a great deal... anyway Freddie was talking about Palisades Park and how guys would hold hands with a girl on the Ferris wheel and think it was wowsie! I recalled how one girl and I were all hung up on each other from 7th thru 9th and continued to be fantastic friends even after... now this particular girl always had much older guys in her life so we hadda sneak around (I can't mention her name cuz some pathetic "ex" got pissed off last time I did and called me a liar etc., etc., etc... now it's not that I give a rat's ass about him, but it ain't worth arguing over stuff that happened over 50 freaking years ago... ) Anyway, in all the years (even to now) we never even kissed. But holding hands, now that was another matter. I remember a buddy of mine coming to me and telling me that he had "made out" with my girl-friend without kissing... yeah I know... but he hadda habit of taking out my girlfriends when we were no longer an "item" (at that particular time we were still an item... till he told me that)... so that's what I mean... this girl and I would go to the movies and hold hands... but our hands (only our hands) were having the most erotic movements with each other one could imagine! We'd be worn out before the movie was half over... at sock hops we'd spend the whole evening together and then sneak out a side door so the guy in the car waiting outside wouldn't see us. We would make out way across the vacant lot by the Chief Jo Apartments while we could see him driving around the adjoining blocks... I would drop her at her home (a fer piece from mine at Stevens and VanGiesen) and that would be out practice probably until 8th or 9th grade... now if that ain't innocence I dunno what is... Every morning, a group of us would meet at one guy's house to watch the 3 stooges before school... well most of us would... one of us (not me!) stopped showing up... we learned years later he had lost that innocence every morning before school... so OK he was the exception... ah growing up in Richland back inna day! Well our b-day Bomber has a pretty good story of his own with three grageashuin dates... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dick McCOY ('45, '46, '02) on your special day, December 14, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/15/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bev KELLER ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dorothy STAMPER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim SMITH ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha GOSLIN ('65) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: David RODRIGUEZ ('69) & Linda BAROTT ('71) 12/15 ~ 10 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Muddlers" (Episode #17) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) "They" say that it is supposed to be raining today. I'm not sure at this moment; in any case, film at 11. All of minor importance. A Bomber Babe, whom I know and sorta remember from school is having a birthday today. That, by itself, is cause for celebration. And when you couple it with the guys meeting at Bob's Burgers and Brew and the girls congregating at Applebee's (on GWWay); it's really a bang up day. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Dorothy STAMPER ('54) on this, her 23rd birthday. Enjoy the day. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ at rainless (?) Mount Angel, OR ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: The family grows I have a new Great Grandson. The total is now 10. Born 12-13-17 morning. William David Toponak 9 lbs 3 ozs, 21 inches All is well with Mother and son. He will have an older brother and 5 sisters to look after him. They are a "close knit" family. And yes Great Grampa is right pleased! They live in Buffalo, NY. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Long term friendships I never tire of being grateful for growing up in Richland. How many places can kids "grow up" and remain friends into their "senior" years? Not many... many of my friends have seldom or never contacted kids they grew up with... I suppose I would be used to it if I came from somewhere else, but I am hooked... today's Bomber-babe is one of those friends I have cherished since very early childhood. I'm talking Jefferson here folks... that means kinnygarden... wow... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Marsha GOSLIN ('65) on your special day, December 15, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Bomber Boys Basketball ~ 12/14/17 Tri-City Herald "They don't just play football at Richland; basketball team garners national attention." "After beating one of the top 25-ranked teams in the nation last week, the Richland High boys basketball team was rewarded this week. The Bombers came in at No. 21 in Week 3 of the USA Today Super 25 Expert Rankings. It's been a couple of big weeks at Richland, with the football team winning the Class 4A state football title Dec. 2." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/16/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Missy KEENEY ('59) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), David RIVERS ('65) Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Arlene THRESS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack KEYS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim SMYTH ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie HANSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debora SKARSHAUG ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry DAVIS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Billy DIDWAY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ruth RUSSELL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary RAEKES ('79) 12/16 ~ 9 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Cocklebur Cowboys" (Episode #18) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Weather update (but not "Breaking News"): Yes, it rained (somewhat) on Friday thus breaking a string of 10 or more days without. According to weather guessers this will be one of the driest Decembers on record if the amount of rain doesn't increase dramatically. There will be snow in the mountains (where it belongs) and probably not in the valley. The jury is still out on that one. Regardless of all the weather chit-chat, this is an important date for a Bomber Babe. By pure happenstance we were in school at the same time. We even graduated in the same ceremony if the program is to be believed. What were the odds of that happening? We finally met at a Club 40 Annual Meeting, and still didn't know one another. Strange, isn't it. That will not prevent me from tipping the ol' propeller beanie and saying "Happy Birthday!" to Arlene THRESS ('54). I sure hope she is at least 21, because she wasn't carded when she ordered a glass of wine at the above mentioned meeting. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the days are dwindling down to Christmas and the end of the Cinnamon Bear's adventures for the year. Which were not brought to us back then by Cinnabon. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Missy KEENEY ('59) To: David RIVERS ('65) Thank you, David, for being the Ghost of Bomber birthdays, past, present and future. You are a spirit appreciated by all of us. I know I always feel special to be remembered, I'm sure I'm not alone. You are loved. -Missy KEENEY ('59) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: My Big Brother David RIVERS ('65) does not know my big brother ('62), so I'll send him a special birthday wish just from me... Happy Birthday, Ace! Hope you get your BELL birthday cake! Christmas Bomber Birthday Hugs, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What more can I say This kid and I have been through thick and thin and still we remain as close as brothers. Perhaps that's why our life-long journey together has had so many ups and downs. Even went through a few years when we were not on speaking terms. He adopted my parents when we were very young and as I've always said: "Mom and Dad liked Terry best". It's not a bad thing, he was certainly closer to them than I was, but I wasn't much of a son until their later years. If we've come this far, I'm pretty sure we'll make it to the "end" I love him and suppose I always will. I've told alla tales fit to print and maybe some I shoulda kept to myself...HAPPY BIRTHDAY Terence Paul Angel DAVIS Knox on your special day, December 16, 2017!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Re: Happy Birthday Terry Sending out Happy Birthday wishes to Terry DAVIS Knox ('65). I love you, Brother. Eat cake, and dance. Don't pick the cherries, and stay away from Sherwood Forest. -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) ************************************************************* ********************** HEARD ABOUT ************************** ************************************************************* Heard about this Bomber death today: Paul PAGE ('67-RIP) ~ 8/13/48 - 12/15/17 ************************************************************* ********************** MEMORIAL INFO ************************ ************************************************************* not a memorial - only INFO today Murvelle BAKER Moreman ('51-RIP) ~ 12/21/33 - 11/28/17 Celebration of Life: TODAY, Saturday, December 16, 2017, 2pm Events at Sunset, 915 Bypass Highway, Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/17/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck MEYER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda RISLOV ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna YOUNG ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike CROWLEY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim GEIER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Corey BOEHNING ('87) 12/17 ~ 8 days till Christmas - 2 days to Winter Solstice CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Wooden Indian" (Episode #19) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Hey, Happy Birthday, Tim SMYTH )'62) yesterday. I'm hoping we can make it back to Vermont to see the fall colors this year. But you are traveling a lot lately, I think. Ever come to Indiana? Come and visit if you do. Bomber Cheers, and best wishes to all in Bomberland for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN where the little lake is now frozen solid http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Cro/171217-Little_Lake.jpg Sent from my iPhone ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/18/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Steve CARSON ('58) Helen CROSS ('62), Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy JENSEN (53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carole CLARK ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dawn O'NEAL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan NELSON ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay NORTON ('73) 12/18 ~ 7 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Flying Hat" (Episode #20) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Who wants to watch the Las Vegas Bowl: I would imagine Boise State fans, and possibly Beaver fans who would like to see the Ducks go 0-3 to Boise State. So sad. But, this event is not sad. It is a very happy occasion. It is the birthday of a Bomber Babe. I have already stated that we were inmates in Mr. Wheeler's English/Homeroom Class during our sophomore and junior years. She denies it, of course. It is true because during those years they rounded us up for homeroom alphabetically. During our senior year, homeroom was wherever you were for 1st period. Regardless of fact and/or "fake news"; a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Carole CLARK ('54). She is not to be confused with Daisy, Dianne or John, who were also Clarks in the same home room. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are getting tired of the high pressure cell that is blocking the monsoon season. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re your thought that Judy may have been carded. I find myself asking servers if they are old enough to serve alcohol????. Wouldn't want them to get in trouble. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re:-Little Lake http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Cro/171217-Little_Lake.jpg Sorry, I misspoke, I said the lake was frozen "solid", I should have said frozen "over"; don't want to Mislead anyone. And we are grateful we haven't had cold enough weather to freeze the lake solid. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN- Sent from my iPhone ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gary TURNER ('71) Re: Happy Belated Birthday A happy one day late birthday to a globe trotting, Europe trekking, bike riding, yoga practicing, loyal Bomber and Coug, all around good guy, and my best bud since Mrs. Murphy's first grade class at Marcus Whitman: Jim GEIER ('71)! Enjoy that shiny, new Medicare card... -Gary TURNER ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/19/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Jim McKEOWN ('53), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Brad WEAR ('71) 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) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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... ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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 ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/20/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Rex HUNT ('53) Ann BISHOP ('56) Jamie WORLEY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne COLLINS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry LaROCK ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David RODRIGUEZ ('69) 12/20 ~ 5 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Santa Claus" (Episode #22) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rex HUNT ('53) Re: Self Worth: After seeing the entry by David RIVERS ('65), it got me to thinking. I Have for years said I am as I always have been. That's not true. I am the sum of many parts. many of which, even at my age are still being shaped by the events of my life. I have considered that my likes and dislikes regarding politics, religion, sports teams, relationships etc. all to be hardened and set in concrete. But as I spin around in the vortex of that great porcelain receptacle of life I see corners being rounded off, and polished while other areas are being chipped away leaving sharp cutting edges. I find myself agreeing with some who just a few short years ago I would have fought to the death to convert to "MY WAY" of thinking. Of course my core values do not change all that radically, but the corners have been ground to a smoother finish. I Find myself able to let the other guy have room for his concepts. No matter that you may have lived next door to him thru all the growing years, the years where your beliefs were created, formed and set. YOU each will see many things differently. Where was I going with this? WELL anyway I KNOW I LIKE tacos. -Rex HUNT ('53wb) ~ Hanford, CA where bewilderment is the rule of the day ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) To: David RIVERS ('65) Gee, David is a fil os a fer? Go figure! -Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jamie WORLEY ('64) Re: Happy Holidays Dear Maren, On Saturday I had my annual Holiday party for family and friends. I am fortunate that some of those friends and family are from Bomberland. I thought some might enjoy seeing a few of their classmates. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Wor/171220-Holiday_Party.jpg I'd like to take this moment to wish all classmates a healthy, happy, holiday season. The Richland in which I grew up is long gone but my memories are not. Everyday on this website I relive those memories through the contributions from Bombers near and far. Thank you to you, Maren, who works 24/7 to see that everyone has their morning "paper". I have a vision that David RIVERS ('65), has an enormous wall in his home covered with the world's largest calendar, remembering everyone's birthday along with a little story. Thank you David. Thank you to those who take us into their hearts and share their joys such as a new grandchild and to those who share their grief as in the loss of a loved one. Thank you to everyone for sharing their memories. I am grateful every day that I was privileged enough to grow up in Richland, Washington. To a joyous holiday season!! -Jamie WORLEY Hills (The Magic Class of '64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/21/17 ~ WINTER SOLSTICE - SHORTEST DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Tom VERELLEN ('60) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joanne ROLPH ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan WARD ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Clint KELLY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy SIEMENS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duane LEE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon ANDERSON ('71 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff OSBORN ('82) 12/21 ~ 4 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "The Bad Dolls" (Episode #23) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Once again I have relived a failure of my youth. I can't make it through more than just a little bit of the Cinnamon Bear. Even with the benefit of the internet and the ability to fast forward through the introduction my interest wanders off leaving me with bits and dabs of the epic taking up space between my ears. And I am wondering if "gee whilikers" was some kind of subliminal message of the era, if it was I don't get it, though I do think of "Wonder bread". Other Christmas trivia: exactly when does the "Jingle Hop" begin? Roasted Chestnuts? Bells on bobbed tails? I don't believe the youth of the world are tormented searching for answers to these questions so it is up to the elders to let them slide in to obscurity or where ever it is my glasses go when I set them on the table next to my keys. I went with bubble lights on the tree this year, the new ones look like the old ones but don't get scorching hot. The ones with the blue liquid are less than spectacular, no green liquid lights available. This is my card for everyone so have a Merry Christmas or else. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ in near Lacey beware of trains on the roadway WA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Days of Christmas Past Wonder if the Moody Blues could use a song title... prolly not... I've often spoken of hearing a song and recalling a moment in time when that song was playing... I hear the song and I am right back in time... I recall when the song, Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamoto first aired... a lady called in to the local DJ and asked if she brought the record by he would play it... she did and he did... the DJ couldn't pronounce the name and called it by what it is still called today and got the singer's name backward... now here is where I get confused... I was with my girlfriend and we had just passed the cemetery and were almost to Ann COFFMAN's ('66) and Jimmie ADAIR's ('65) houses... we were listening to the radio and the song played several times during the day... BUT I recall us walking and I did not have a transistor radio (as you will learn later), which would mean we were driving, which I do not recall... ah maybe alla specifics aren't that important... besides, as Jimbeaux ('63) says, the better one remembers something, the more likely it is not zackery true... now on to Christmas... My Mom firmly believed Christmas was a family deal... But, one of the things my buds liked to do is go to everyone's house and check out the loot. That year all I wanted was a transistor radio... my dad had bought one during the year and I was hoping he was bored enough with it to pass it on as a gift... no luck... I gotta Shaving kit, gloves and some English Leather... When Brian JOHNSON ('65) got to my house he picked me up and off we went listening to his new radio... as we approached Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH's ('65) house "Now or Never" was playing on Beej's radio... in keeping with tradition, I'm thinking Jimmy was unable to come out and play so we headed to Terry DAVIS' ('65)... Now Terry's mom was not fond of guns... he did not get a B B gun till I got him a brand new in the box original Red Ryder at the Rose Bowl swap meet when we were maybe 50 or 55... instead, Terry got a new set of Paladin 6 guns... Of course the rest of us had given up our 6 guns a couple of years earlier... but hey it's the thought that counts... so as we get closer to the big day... hearken back to the Cinnamon bear and all the wonderful Christmases we knew... but fer now... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Susan WARD ('65) on your special day, December 21, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/22/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Pat UPSON ('49) Mike CLOWES ('54) Karen COLE ('55) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bob CHILES ('58) & Suzie GUNDERSON ('60) 12/22 ~ 3 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "The Parade" (Episode #24) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) Happy Holidays to all Bombers everywhere! To all of you I want to wish for you, in 2018, happiness, good health, a safer--saner nation and a more peaceful world... God Bless. Thank you, so much, Maren for keeping us all joined together in friendship and memories!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I trust that most of us in the northern hemisphere have noted the increase in available daylight. This is through no effort of any time changes. I also wish you all a very Happy and Merry (fill in the holidays of your choice). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are awaiting the New Year with baited breath. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: Judie COLE Crain ('63) As Christmas approaches, I would like to ask you to say a prayer for our sister Judie ('63) and her husband Frank (NAB) They are both fighting cancer at this time. Judie's cancer is rare and aggressive. Prayers from the Bomber family, and anyone else are greatly appreciated. Thanks. -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/23/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Curt DONAHUE ('53) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck HOLTZ ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Craig LANSING ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BLANKINGSHIP ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila STAMBAUGH ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy RIGGINS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny KUYKENDALL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat HARTY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff O'MEALY ('71) 12/23 ~ 2 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Captain Tintop" (Episode #25) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) All Bombers: My wife and I wish all Bombers a very Merry Christmas and a most blessed New Year. -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Pasco where we have some very light snow falling ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: buds fer ever Before I begin... I wanna know how Jamie WORLEY ('64) knows my walls are papered in calendars... now Jamie has always been pretty good at guessin' what's on my mind but now this is way more than I gave her credit for... I am glad that we can agree that Tacos are good (we can can't we)... now as fer as fer is concerned... fer is a very useful word for the spelling challenged such as I... it works fer for as well as far... I am sure I can find other uses fer it as well, but I'll hafta think on it fer a while... now I have always marveled that two guys who have been as close as thieves... (or is it tight as thieves... or does any of this have to do with thieves at all)... well that didn't go well... anyway... I just find it pretty amazing that these two guys who have been close most of their lives (I think Bill came to Richland around 3rd grade if I recall my Richland history well)... can't member what Rosalie ('63) has told me about how long they been in our little home town... but anyway... how could they be borned onna same day... pretty cool if'n ya ask me... I recall when I nominated Doug HAWKINS ('62) and one a the b-day Bombers for Quilts of Valor, then tried to figger out when they'd be given... the '62 70th was approaching so that wuz a good time and venue... now I was darned sure Doug would be there but what bout the other guy... I connived with Rosalie and then got in touch with the other b-day Bomber to make sure the recipient would be there... I was assured that if Kippy Lou ('62) would be there the deal could be done... so I made sure Kip was gonna be there and all was set... it worked out except for some reason I couldn't make it... ah the best laid plans and all that... well enuff of this now lets say HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Craig LANSING ('62) and Bill BLANKINGSHIP ('62) on your special day, December 23, 2017!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/24/17 ~ CHRISTMAS EVE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Paul TAMPIEN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn GROFF ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave MILLER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kerry LYNCH ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Art SCHAFER ('70) 12/24 ~ 1 day till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "North Pole" (Episode #26) (last one) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Greetings of the season I am off to Anchorage, AK for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with my wife, Jackie. I expect we will meet her sister's family for a dinner. The day after Christmas it is back to the airport to meet Chuck LOLLIS ('64) flying in from Pasco via Seattle. We will have lunch and perhaps quaff a beer waiting for the flight to Dutch Harbor, AK where we will set up and fire the large New Years Eve display for the City of Unalaska, AK. It is a bit technically difficult event with having to build a floor on the lowboy rail trailer and then install the racks of guns. (Mortars). The city provides a crew that I have been working with and training for years. The hours are long and can be tedious when installing ignitors directly into the lift charge. That far north the day hours are shorter and it goes from light to dark quicker. Chuck is looking forward to seeing "Dutch" in the winter as the eagles winter there and there are thousands. With a little patience you can get within a few feet of them and take great pictures. Some of the older birds have great personality and their antics are wonderful to watch from so close. 10 to 12 feet, and, if you have a few meat scraps they will come right up to your feet. No we are not supposed to be feeding the wildlife. But for doing it sparingly to get pictures it is over looked. Weather permitting we will fire at the first stroke of midnight. I try to hold the time to about 17-18 minutes which makes a really nice display with lots of big shells, color and noise. I am kind of old fashioned and I use mines comets and large bore roman candles. Mines are an instantaneous blast of effects and color in a line usually about 50 feet long. So it is about that time to close up the suitcase, turn down the heat, turn off the hot water heater. Set my new alarm system check to see the intruder lights are working. I did not get the cameras working yet but will on my return. I do have cameras inside that I can turn back and forth and watch the view from my Smart phone. I hear my neighbors car starting up so I will wish all alums and there families and loved ones a very nice Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) P.S. (Chuck, I will meet you at Pen Air on the 26th.) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Paul TAMPIEN ('64) Re: A Message from the CEO - Happy Holidays This came to me via an email from the USO organization that my wife and I volunteer our time to help America's service men and women and their families. I am sure many of you have seen the poem below based on the famous, "Twas The Night Before Christmas". Please thank a VET for their service. THE SOLDIERS NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS -Paul TAMPIEN ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/25/17 ~ MERRY CHRISTMAS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Norma LOESCHER ('53), Karen COLE ('55) Donna FREDETTE ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry BOWLS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan GREGORY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nick THOENNES ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Irene WALDNER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jay COATES ('72) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: Merry Christmas Merry Christmas! I pray that family and friends will help make your days wonderful in every way. Looking into the new year: Class of '53 is planning to celebrate its 65th year September 7-8, 2018. We like to wrap our "special year" festivities into Club 40's, and then add special touches that classmates devise. Please share your ideas. Now, God bless you and everyone you love! Bomber Noel, -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) ~ in chilly, light-snowy Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) To: Danny GREGORY ('66) Happy birthday to another of our "adopted" little brothers, Dan GREGORY ('66). We've enjoyed your autobiography and felt honored to be included as part of your experiences. Have a wonderful day, and a merry Christmas. The Cole family -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Donna FREDETTE ('65) Happy Advent and Merry Christmas to everyone this Christmas! Blessings to all. I had the good fortune to hear the Cinnamon Bear, episode 26, tonight!! It was so good to listen again. I can still picture myself as a child sitting by our little white radio in the kitchen on 648 Chestnut Street! I loved that story, especially the silver star. We had a beautiful silver star on top of our Christmas tree every year throughout my entire childhood and I think it was still there throughout my twenties! Weren't we all so very blessed to have grown up in Richland and have the beautiful carefree childhood that we were so fortunate to have been a part of. Memories of a fleeting childhood. Next year I will share the story of the Cinnamon Bear with my 5 beautiful grandchildren or at least the youngest at heart. I am so glad that I have taken a break from facebook so that I was able to hear this story tonight and remember. May this entry find you all well and know that you are blessed today. Blessings to all Bombers and their families all over the planet tonight! Love and Bomber cheers! -Donna FREDETTE ('65), Christmas Eve, 2017 Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Adam WEISSENFELS ('18) ~ 12/24/17 Tri-City Herald "ALL-AREA FOOTBALL TEAM IS HERE. AWARDS ARE PILING UP FOR OUR TOP PLAYER" By Dustin Brennan dbrennan@tricityherald.com December 23, 2017 06:10 PM "It's been a good couple of months for Adam WEISSENFELS ('18). Throughout the process of helping the Richland High School football team win its first state title since 1999, the senior jack-of-all-trades was named the Mid-Columbia Conference's Defensive Player of the Year (in addition to a first-team defensive back and wide receiver, and second-team kicker), got picked for the (Tacoma) News Tribune's and Seattle Times' All-State teams, and on Friday was named the Associated Press 4A state player of the year. So, while the WEISSENFELS family is still busy adding shelves to its trophy display, let's throw another piece of hardware on to Adam's haul: He's the Tri-City Herald's All-Area football player of the year." Congratulations, Adam! Re: Christmas Wishing you the gift of love, the gift of peace and the gift of happiness this Christmas. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very cold Richland with a few inches of snow in the forecast Christmas Eve and Christmas Day ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Merry Christmas Bombers everywhere and all the best in 2018. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from cold but so far dry Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/26/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Tony DURAN ('55) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vera SMITH ('58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* [See my entry in today's SS for why this entry wasn't in yesterday's Sandstorm. -Maren] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: Holiday Greetings TO ALL OUR BOMBER FRIENDS!!!! May you all have a Blessed Christmas and a Healthy New Year.. -Tony DURAN ('55) and Sylvia PLUMB Duran ('56)~ cold Wichita, KS ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Christmas Eve / Christmas Day schedule Christmas Eve I prepared the 12/25 Sandstorm and put it in the Q at about 4pm. Since I don't drive after dark, I did alla that so I could arrive at Stacey's (my daughter) before the sun went down. This year I only broutht my iPad and iPhone so I could check email and answer some, but that's about it. IF I had explained alla this before, I'm sure David and Tony would have submitted entries earlier. Sorry about that guys. Favorite son-in-law, Chris, always requests my Mom's Almond Rocca Cookies "for Santa": http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Smy/171226-Almond-Rocca.jpg So I made cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve while they visited his family "across the Lake" (Lake Ponchetrain). I like to be there for the annual Christmas Eve reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas".. Read from the same book my Dad used to read to all of us every year. I also like to sleep there so I can see first thing what Santa brought. Then we all go to Stacey's aunt's house for Christmas dinner. I usually bring deviled eggs for that. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 46 at 3am ************************************************************* ************************************************************* [See my entry in today's SS for why David's entry wasn't in yesterday's Sandstorm. -Maren] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: the yearly twofer First-off thanks Jack GARDINER ('61) for the fantastic b-day shirt... by now you know that my secretary had your address in Kennewick... so things I've sent you have never made it (and I've never had them returned???... The delinquents and I were discussing "hood sleds" the other day... come home with your jeans ripped from the center seam and your leg cut to the bone and your mom beating you half to death for ripping the jeans... Gee mom I think the blood kinda ruined them too... I remember alla cool things that happened like the first time you realized you were pretty sure you had finally ridden your bike on every street in Richland... I remember that moment being somewhere on the "southside"... maybe even by Jimbeaux's ('63) who knows... I keep my '64 phone book handy but never seem to look into it to confirm this or that... in fact, I've never asked him for the parameters of the "Southside boyz" neighborhood (sounds like Gangs of New York)... and it's not cuz we haven't had enuff off the wall conversations over the years, late at night while the girls are dancing and we're trying to stay awake or inna morning mumbling over coffee... how come these questions don't arise when people are together? dunno... or at 2 am watching "Gila" while "someone's daughter" is trying on the bikini underwear she just dropped in to drop off... come to think of it... we Bombers do get a tad "cultish" when we are together... if ya ain't from Richland ya just won't get it... then there are the kids I didn't run with in school that have become just as close to me as the ones I did and most of whom I have never met. Some of those kids and I have become so close you would think we had been together since kinnygarden... I think of becoming so worried about the b-day/Christmas Bomber when he took a spill on his motor cycle... or how bout being concerned about Larry MATTINGLY ('60) and my good bud Chuck LOLLIS ('64) going off and playing with explosives, let alone matches... our lives are all vastly different in their specifics and so extremely alike in the ways we grew up and the things we did... How many remember Sherwood Forest? I mean several of my friends called it that but I didn't know everybody did! The flume (they still do it to this day), sock hops, the stroll, rock n roll Bomber B-ball, State, the "sandman" Keggars... making out down where the groves used to be... the "rosebowl" (don't dig too deep a divot or you'll bring back more than memories... of course ML ('63) I have no idea what a divot is tho I do know Van (Grizzly) recently gotta hole in one... I believe it was the first time he ever dunked)... Hookey bobbin', mosquito sprayer, Carmichael hill (there may even have been a school nearby), flat top, the Bomber-Bowl... ooooooooooooh aaaaaaaaaaaah The rivers, of course, the big and little pools, jumping off the Yakima bridge and no matter what she says I did not push Kaye JOHNSTON ('65) off that bridge... getting a BOWLES ('58) paint job... and on and on, but one that seg wayz into a kid that has become a very dear friend over the years... HAPPY BIRTHDAY/MERRY CHRISTMAS, Larry BOWLES ('64) on your special day, December 25th, 2017!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/27/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Steve CARSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn SCHULTZ ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeannine HUGHES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon CHAPMAN ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sabra PETERSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti ECKERT ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray NELSON ('70) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, we've made it past Christmas, and now we celebrate the birthday of a Bomber Babe of my generation. To say that I knew her in school might be stretching things a bit; but we did happen to graduate at the same time. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Jeannie HUGHES ('54). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are awaiting the New Year with baited breath. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Maren, Sounds like a wonderful Family Christmas. Thanks for all you do for we Bombers. [Happy Faces] -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/28/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff Don Sorenson (NAB), Helen CROSS ('62) Duane LEE ('63) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron STEPHENS ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy STEACH ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robyn RICHARDSON ('78) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Sounds like a wonderful Christmas Eve Christmas Day plan to this Grandma, Maren. We were at my son's in Gardnerville, NV for Christmas Eve and Day. And I love the feeling of being like the Waltons when we are there. I help cook and other things, and we feel like we are with family. Funny, after we left Indiana about 4pm Deember 23rd, the snow did come and they had a white Christmas Eve and Christmas in SE Indiana; while in Gardnerville, NV (and California south of Sacramento to San Diego we observed no snow, except the ski slopes do have snow.) WE DRIVE THAT TODAY, but stopped in San Clemente, CA where we found a neat, clean hotel called Mirage late in the night as I just couldn't drive anymore. These freeways have been pretty busy tonight, I'm glad we only have about an hour to reach San Diego, as I am expecting them to be clogged. Our 13 year old grandson is with us and he hopes to swim in the ocean down here. We came down for the WSU game on Thursday. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Cro/171228-Helen_G-kids.jpg -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ not in the house by the little lake, but enjoying 45 - 65 weather!! Sent from my iPhone ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Duane LEE ('63) Thanks, Maren, for posting the obit on Lee MINARD ('59-RIP) on 12/22. http://alumnisandstorm.com/Obits/pics17/RIP59MinardLee17.jpg He and my sister, Lorna ('59) went steady until they graduated from Columbia High in '59 and she went away to college. He was a great guy. He was four years older than me and my friends but he always treated us with courtesy and respect. He was a real talent in arts and music. His mom was a sweetheart too. She taught a bunch of us pre-scout age boys in church and was just a hoot to be around. Thanks for keeping us in touch with these Bomber memorials. Re: Driving After Dark As far as driving at night, I hate driving at night in the rain now. The old Radial Keratotomy (RK) eye surgery messed that up for me. Can't live in Seattle NO SIREE. -Duane LEE ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Sandstorm Entry 1955 To: All Bombers The other day I was given a few copies of '50s era Sandstorms. As I was reading thru them when I ran across a Friday January 28th entry on page 4 bottom right "WANTED! A pretty girl like the one that was walking down Long Street on S. D. Day, to walk down the street of Milton Freewater. We specialize in auto rebuilding and painting." Clyde's Body & Paint Shop 11 Nth 5. Milton-Freewater, Ore. A question comes to mind. What would S. D. Day mean? Another question comes to mind, any idea who could have been on Long Street nearly 63 years ago? -Don L. Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/29/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and Don Sorenson (NAB) sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Brad WEAR ('71) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck LANGE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan O'KEEFE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dot EGELAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hannah LEE ('94) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ted BLOWE ('08) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Fond memories Today is one of those split feeling kinda posts for me... the two Bomber-babes were both dear to me for different reasons. I never dated the one, but spent enuff time at her house that you might think I did... great hang out spot for Spalding kids... the other, I hadda crush on in HS and we began dating several years later when she lived in So-Cal... I will admit I went with her youngest sister in High School before she was ready for a "younger guy"... I have such mixed feelings about those we have lost. Selfishly, I want my friends back, here in the here n now feet planted firmly on mother earth... of course I know them to be far better off where they are and the joy they must feel is far beyond my comprehension... so with that lead in I will just say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Janice BEARDSLEY ('64-RIP) and Kathy WERSEN ('64-RIP) on your special day, December 29, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Dupus Boomer's Restaurant ~ 12/27/17 Tri-City Herald "DUPUS BUMMER: RESTAURANT'S CLOSURE PUTS KINK IN DEVELOPMENT PLANS" By Wendy Culverwell wculverwell@tricityherald.com December 27, 2017 01:06 PM "A family restaurant named for a 1940s Hanford cartoon character was supposed to anchor Richland's vision of connecting downtown to the Columbia River at Swift Boulevard. But Dupus Boomer's Downtown closed on Christmas Eve after a little over a year in business, disappointing city officials." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Cougs Bums me up they lost!!!! Now it falls to the Dawgs to post a win for the State. [FINAL: MI State 42 - Cougs 17] -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ Plano, Tx where it is finally cold, and going to get colder, but the hunting is soooo good. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [And this reminds me: Why neither #2 Auburn or #4 Wisconsin is in the Rose Bowl or the Sugar Bowl? I mean, if winners of Rose and Sugar determine National Champion, then #s 1, 2, 3, and 4, should all be in Rose and Sugar. Sabin paid somebody! Just sayin. -Maren] ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) To: All Bombers Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) asks if S. D. day is Sadie Hawkins Day. Could very well be since google sez Sadie Hawkins Day is in November. I can believe that answer. Sandstorm Friday, May 27, 1955 issue page 6, HI-SPOT SENIORS "The High Spot Club is going to have a dance in honor of the seniors and is to be held June 2, immediately after the raduation exercises. The underclassmen are going to wear summer clothes, and the graduates are going to come in their graduation apparel. Records will furnish the music, and of course JeNeal Martin will be at the door to take everyones 25 cents. The seniors are especially encouraged to attend this last dance of their high school years. Let's make this a dance they'll always remember." My high school didn't have a newspaper to capture our teenage years. Too bad... it would be fun to look back 44 years on old Baker High. I only have a few issues but I'll type up the articles and pass them along. Darlene Earp's broken arm will be next up. -Don L. Sorenson (NAB) P.S. Ive attached a few pics to share as well http://alumnisandstorm.com/Xtra/Sor/171229-00.htm ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* 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) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil GANT ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug HAWKINS ('62) BOMBER ANNIVERSARIES Today: Lance HARTMAN ('60) & Marie RUPPERT ('63) Jim HAMILTON ('63) & Nancy WICK ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Cro/171230-Hwy395.jpg [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. -jimbeaux -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 soon." ------------------------------------------- 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. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/31/17 ~ NEW YEAR'S EVE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers Don Sorenson sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Gloria FALLS ('58) Pete BEAULIEU ('62), Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Betti AVANT ('69), Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Grace DeVINCENTIS ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug "Skybow" HILDEBRANT ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John ALLEN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary GRIGG ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mikel BOATMAN ('99) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Picture from 12/29/17 Sandstorm http://alumnisandstorm.com/Xtra/Sor/171229-00.htm A few days back you published some pictures from your archive. One had to do with some science fair or something like that. There were three people and some chemistry equipment on one of the photos. I believe I can identify two of the three in that picture. The person in the center of the picture is Larry BLACKBURN ('54) and on the right side is Mr. Robert Henrich who taught chemistry at Col-Hi for several years. I'm sorry, but I don't know the person on the left side who maybe either from the AEC or GE. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where 2018 is rapidly approaching. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gloria FALLS Evans ('58) Anniversary Date: December 31st... Gloria FALLS ('58) and Jim Evans (NAB) -Gloria FALLS Evans ('58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Roll On, Columbia. Roll on http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Bea/171231-RollOnColumbia.htm -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ Shoreline, WA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: End of the Year The Last Year is always a good one if you were alive to experience it! -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Dupus Boomer's menu I ate at Dupus Boomer's one time not too long after they opened. They had an extensive menu that included anything from steaks to fish & chips to sandwiches to what I heard was a terrific salad and soup bar. They had lots of old pictures of Richland hanging around. I guess the drink selection was pretty large too. The only bad thing about it was the limited parking around the place since 3 other eateries were put on the adjacent property and all 4 shared the smallish parking lot. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland where things are starting to thaw ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) To: All Bombers Re: Friday, May 27, 1955 "ROGERS WINS ROAD-E-O Ervin ROGERS ('56) won the Teen-Age-Roadeo for the second time when he breezed through the obstacles Sunday, May 1. Ervin piled up a total score of 424 points to top the 42 contestants entered. The course was old stuff to Rogers who also took top honors in 1953. Kenneth COLWELL ('55) was second with a score of 419 and 3rd was Richard SMITH ('56), with 408. Best girl driver was Bonnie BLOSSOM ('56) who placed fifth among all contestants, with a score of 399." Next "We the Seniors, Being of Sound Mind . . . -Don L. Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` November, 2017