Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/22/18
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4 Bombers sent stuff:
Manny MANKOWSKI ('55), Helen CROSS ('62)
Marie RUPPERT ('63), David RIVERS ('65)
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BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marie RUPPERT ('63)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deedee WILLOX ('64)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helga BLANKINGSHIP ('66)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tony RHEINSCHMIDT ('66)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim SCHODT ('67)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul BOEHNING ('85)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sarah AVANT ('94)

BOMBER ANNIVERSARY: Randy Rhoten and Kathryn Sant ('79) 

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
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>>From: Manny MANKOWSKI ('55)

Gordon Pappas was in a couple of recent entries so thought I
would add my own. 

In my opinion he was our best orchestra and band instructor
we could have ever hoped for and learned so much from him. 
He will be missed. Thanks to Karl Bucholz, aka Shyrl BUCHOLTZ
('54) and Bob JOHNSON ('54) for bringing us up to date. 

My highlight of those days was the Mendez concert, and a few
years ago I learned about the existence of a tape from Diane
AVEDOVECH ('56) and Tony DURAN ('55) of the concert and got
the tape and copy of the program. Though Gordon passed away
recently and Raphael passed away some 30 plus years ago the
memories live on, and it will always be something special for
me. It seems like just yesterday as opposed to 63 years ago.
All participants in the Mendez concert gave of themselves to
make one good sound. There was an innocence in the music and
how it all came together.

I also recollect how Mr. Pappas got some of us to volunteer
to help him dig out his basement in Richland. Those of us who
did were happy to donate our labor and we all got to know him
a bit better.

-Manny MANKOWSKI ('55)
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>>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62)

Re: Marsha GOSLIN Brehm (65)

Prayers for you and Marsha, Gary, as you face this difficult
diagnosis and prayers for her strength as she faces this
aggressive treatment.

YES, we are blessed with such great treatment facilities
these days.

Bomber Cheers from
-Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN where we expect 
	above freezing temperatures all week. 
Sent from my iPhone
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	[HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Marie!!  -Maren]
>>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63)

So we don't have a non-issue.

I just came inside after cleaning the birdbaths and on ground
water dish (all heated) and refilling them. I also filled the
squirrel's peanut feeder and the sunflower feeder that is for
the birds, but mostly visited by the squirrels. My hands are
red and feel frozen right now, so I put on a teakettle to fix
a mug of tea. It feels like a good day for a bowl of chili,
too.

When I got up this Saturday, morning the temperature read 36
and the sun was coming up turning the sky pink. Now the
clouds have moved in, the breeze is rising and it feels
really cold despite the temp reading 47! But, since my
grandson, Cameron JENKINS ('16) is in Jamestown, ND and
experiencing far colder temps with snow on the ground I won't
complain.

I was able to sprinkle the Epsom salts around my rosebushes
yesterday as is my usual procedure. I'll give them the
dormant spray after the rain is done this week. I have
primroses blooming in the yard and I noticed some bulbs
poking through the bark mulch. So much better than our snow
covered ground last year at this time. I'll take green grass
over the white stuff in any January!

-Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ in cloudy Richland
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	[SHOULDA BEEN IN YESTERDAY'S SANDSTORM. -Maren]
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: The hits keep a comin'

First and foremost... Prayers for Marsha GOSLIN ('65)...
next, after giving this some thought and specifically taking
some of your comments and emails into consideration, I 
think a Ramblings of a Ring-tailed Tooter book would be ill-
advised. A best of Sandstorm would be cool but that would 
put "someone" to more work than can be asked... plus who says
what is the best? Many posts are a total mystery taken out 
of time and context and many would just be confusing and 
of interest to a few... I hope I wasn't taking myself too
seriously even considering the project... .and besides if I
put everything together it would be very obvious just how
much I repeat myself... Now for the Big news... HAPPY
BIRTHDAY, Leona Mari ECKERT ('65) on your special day,
January 21, 2018!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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-David RIVERS ('65)
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That's it for today. Please send more.
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