Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/07/18
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4 Bombers & Gary Brehm sent stuff 
			& heard about a Bomber death today: 
Ken BRINKERHOFF ('61), Helen CROSS ('62)
Gary Brehm ('64-Lion), David RIVERS ('65)
Gregor HANSON ('65)
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BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol DuBOIS ('66)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary SCHAUER ('84)

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
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>>From: Ken BRINKERHOFF ('61)

For those who knew her, my sister, Doris BRINKERHOFF DeFord 
('57), passed away last night.

-Ken BRINKERHOFF ('61)
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>>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62)

Re: Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65)

Prayers that all goes well with Marsha's recovery.

-Helen CROSS Kirk ('62)  
Sent from my iPhone
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>>From: Gary Brehm ('64-Lion)

Re: Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65) surgery

Today (1/6/18) is day #1 post-op and it has been a fantastic
day!! Marsha is doing remarkably well being only a little
over 24 hours from having major brain surgery to remove a
mass from her right frontal lobe. This tumor was discovered
after seeing her primary physician after a fall at home just
before Christmas.

At first all seemed ok; no concussion or apparent injuries
except for minor headaches and sore neck and shoulder aches
and pains. However when things didn't improve her doctor
ordered a CT Scan of her head, STAT. That was done this past
Wednesday afternoon and a mass was discovered. An MRI was
performed at Kadlec late that same evening. It was determined
the presence of unknown mass in the area of her right temple.
She was admitted to the hospital early AM on Thursday. It 
was indicated to us by the neurosurgeon on duty that after
reading the CT & MRI reports surgery was indicated as soon 
as they were able to schedule it. It was done on Friday,
starting at 3:30. The surgeon explained to us prior to the
beginning, it could take 4-8 hours depending what they found.

That's how it all came to be and I am pleased that today she
is doing great. Much better than all expectations. All the
doctors, therapists and nurses seem to be almost amazed at
how well my little fighter has done in such a short time.
Originally she was to be in ICU for at least three days
before moving back down to the acute care/Oncology floor. 
Now the move may take place as early as tomorrow she is doing
so well. She does have some head pain (on the infamous 1-10
pain scale) and they are keeping her mildly sedated and
comfortable.

I have become quite proficient in my nursing duties while
spending my days (and yes nights on those comfortable couches
they have here) I do take a break every day and go home to
shower and get fresh clothes, plus make sure our two cats Koa
and Mac are ok and taken care of in the food and box cleaning
department!!

Thank you one and all for everything you all have written and
the prayers sent our way. I can't begin to tell you how much
it means and how much it is appreciated.

Again, sorry for the length of this epic tale, but I have
received several texts and Facebook messages asking what
happened. I will attempt to keep Y'all (as they say in LA
(sorry Maren, couldn't resist) shorter with future "Marsha
Updates"!

-Gary Brehm ('64-Lion),husband of Marsha GOSLIN Brehm
Sent from my iPhone 
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>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh the olden dayz

Ahhh the memories of the '66 girls and the '65 boyz... today
we gots one a them babes havin' another birthday... these
birthdays keep coming and thank goodness for that... One of
my favorite memories of this girl isn't from the old dayz but
from a reunion... now we all recall that if we were referring
to a woman... especially an "older" woman, we most often
referred to her as a "lady"... we were standing in line
waiting for our name tags and packets and the b-day Bomber-
babe nudged me and asked: "who's that LADY?" referring to an
unknown woman with one of the Bomber-guys... it hit me so
funny as we were beyond the age of referring to women in that
fashion, at last that's the way it hit me... I burst out
laughing and said I didn't know but I was pretty sure that
the "lady" was junior to us by several years... OK maybe ya
hadda be there... her "other half" ('65) is a kid I've known
since 2nd grade and he has barely changed in looks over the
years at all... still looks like the little league picture of
us way back when... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Carol DuBois ('66) on
your special day, January 7, 2018!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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-David RIVERS ('65)
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>>From: Gregor HANSON ('65)

Re: 2017 Bomber Football State Champs

Here's the link to view the first 4 episodes of 6 total
episodes of the TV series on the Richland Bombers football
team's 2017 state championship season that is currently being
shown on SWX channel 786 in the Tri-Cities. (Only the first
two episodes have aired so far). Those who aren't local
and/or don't have cable TV can view these through this Link.
Each episode is about 50 minutes.

This is an awesome series and covers lots more than just
football! The friendships and relationships these players
have formed, the mushroom cloud mascot/logo debate,
basketball state championships, the Richland "atomic city"
community pride, game by game action, etc.

I was informed that there is likely to be a DVD of all six
episodes of the "Fear None" series, as well as the tv showing
of the entire state championship game made available for sale
in the coming months.

Fear None 

Enjoy!!

-Gregor HANSON ('65)
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Heard about this Bomber death today:

>>Doris BRINKERHOFF DeFord ('57wb-RIP) ~ ??/??/?? - 1/5/18

See today's entry from brother, Ken ('61)
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That's it for today. Please send more.
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