Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/13/18
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6 Bombers sent stuff and memorial INFO for 2 Bombers today:
Mike CLOWES ('54), Shyrl BUCHOLTZ ('54)
Earl BENNETT ('63), Roy BALLARD ('63)
Pat DORISS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66)
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BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill WENDLAND ('54)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Luda STAMBAUGH ('65)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David WILLIAMS ('66)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat RUANE ('75)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Sharon and Karen POLK ('76)

BOMBER LUNCH: All Bombers 11:30, Queensgate Sterlings (2nd Sat) 

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

My condolences to the McKeown family on the loss of their
mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Just be rest
assured that Darlene CARD McKeown ('54-RIP) is somewhere 
with her beloved "Farley" ('53).

On a brighter note, today is the birthday of a fellow
classmate. He's lucky that it fell on a Saturday this year.
Can't remember when first we met, probably at Carmichael
(then the only Junior High in town). But certainly in the
hallowed halls of Col-Hi. See him on a sort of annual
gathering during the Club 40 Annual Meeting. He doesn't
seemed to have changed much.

A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" 
to Bill WENDLAND ('54). Make the most of it.

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR  where 
	we are hopefully avoiding bomb cyclones or what ever.
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>>From: Karl Bucholz, aka Shyrl BUCHOLTZ ('54)

Re: Death of Gordon Pappas Nov. 19, 2017 

Gordon Pappas was a fine musician and a great teacher who
taught band at Col-Hi from 1948 to 1960. He brought quality
music to our school. In 1953 he staged the musical, "Good
News," set at mythical Tait College in 1928. It included 
the memorable song, "The Best Things In Life Are Free." Our
school superintendent at the time objected to the scenes that
included drinking and smoking.

In order to add a "big-time" touch to the performance, Mr.
Pappas rented a gold plush curtain to adda little class to
our drab auditorium. He also purchased with his own funds a
follow spot to highlight the singers.

I did props for the show, and really enjoyed being a part of
it.

The most memorable thing he brought was the fine trumpeter,
Rafael Mendez for a concert in April 1954. Mr. Mendez spent 
a week rehearsing with the band. He was a very fine musician,
but he was mostly remembered by us in the band as an elegant
man with great patience in his instruction. Everyone in the
band enjoyed this wonderful man.

I had the pleasure of getting reacquainted with Gordon,
visiting him in castro Valley, and later in Pleasanton, CA.

His wife Ruby died in 2011 after sixty-three years of
marriage.

We have lost a fine teacher who added much to our lives.

Re: Gordon Pappas & Karl Bucholz June 29, 2017
 http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Buc/170630-Pappas.jpg

-Karl Bucholz, aka Shyrl BUCHOLTZ ('54)
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>>From: Earl BENNETT ('63)

Re: David's ('65) Happy Birthday

Your characterization of my bicycling might be a bit of a
stretch (not positive the tires are even properly inflated 
at the moment), but thank you for the good wishes.

	Regards, ecb3 - from a very pleasant central
	Virginia where we saw almost 50 yesterday and 69
	whole degrees today, but have been promised winter
	will return tomorrow with 16 degrees at night.

-Earl BENNETT ('63)
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>>From: Roy BALLARD ('63)

Re: Forgot

By the way I forgot to wish a very good friend Kurt JOHNSON
('63) a very Happy Birthday on the 11th. I think that we are
getting OLD. Also I remember also getting a birthday card
from Kurt's Mom, Bev (RIP), what a wonderful lady she was.

-Roy BALLARD ('63) ~ Richland  
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>>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65)

RHS Ladies of '65 January 12th Lunch

Eleven (11) Ladies of '65 got together for Lunch on Friday,
January 12th, at the Double Dragon Restaurant in Kennewick.
Attendees included: Bonnie BRISTOL Wilson; Joanne BUCHOLZ
Dimond; Lyn CASSEDAY; DeeAnna CRITTENDEN Galbraith; Diann
DAVIS Strassburger; Pat DORISS Trimble; Jeanene HOFF Lee;
Judy MANNING Moore; Carole METCALF Rummel; Karen SHELTON
Strope (she lives in North Carolina and is visiting family
here); and Jackie ZINN Hooper.

Our next Ladies of '65 Lunch will be held on Friday, February
9th, 2018. Location To Be Determined (we meet at a different
local restaurant every month). If you'd like to join us,
please contact me.

-Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland  
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>>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66)

Re: Helen Chitty (RIP)/Chitty's Swimland ~ 1/8/18 Herald 

	"THOUSANDS OF TRI-CITY CHILDREN LEARNED TO SWIM IN
	HER BACKYARD. NOW TRI-CITIES MOURNS."

	By Annette Cary acary@tricityherald.com 

	"A Richland woman who turned her backyard into a
	swimming school where generations of Tri-City
	children learned to swim died on Monday.

	Helen Chitty was 91.

	She and her husband, Howard Chitty, replaced the
	lawn at their home with a 20-by-40-foot swimming
	pool in 1958 and opened Chitty's Swimland.

	Helen Chitty's family would like to hear the
	memories of former students and others who knew
	Helen Chitty. They can be emailed to
	TributeforHLChitty@gmail.com.

	Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel in Pasco is in
	charge of arrangements."

Rest in peace, Mrs. Chitty.

-Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland  
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not a memorial - only INFO today

Doris BRINKERHOFF DeFord ('57-RIP) ~ 1/20/39 - 1/5/18 

Service: TODAY, Saturday, January 13, 2018, 1pm
 Hillcrest Memorial Center, 9353 W Clearwater Ave, Kennewick.
 Graveside service follows - Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland.
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not a memorial - only INFO today

Scott ELLIOTT ('82wb-RIP) ~ 3/16/64 - 12/12/17  

Reception: TOMORROW, Sunday, January 14, 2018, 1pm
  Events at Sunset
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That's it for today. Please send more.
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