Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/29/18
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5 Bombers sent stuff:
Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56), Nola DAVEY ('56)
Deedee WILLOX ('64), David RIVERS ('65)
Marsha GOSLIN ('65)
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BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda STEWART ('57)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carl BEYER ('65)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robin FRISTER ('73)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheryl ROMSOS ('76)

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about..
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>>From: Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56)

Re: fireworks picture
 http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Mat/180105-NYE-Dutch.jpg

Just thought I'd send a congrats and thanks to Larry
MATTINGLY ('60) on that great photo that he posted yesterday
of his display over the harbor in Alaska. Excellent.

-Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56)
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>>From: Nola DAVEY Meichle ('56)

Maren, Thank you for the project you have been working on for
the Class of '56. You go above and beyond the call of duty;
it is much appreciated.

Bomber tears.

-Nola DAVEY Meichle ('56)
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>>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64)

To: Bill SCOTT ('64)

Re: Your newest book "The Electric Woman"

Bill, I read and thoroughly enjoyed The Electric Woman.
Different from your other books as you said, but every bit as
good.

I loaned it to my sister to read & here's what she texted me
about it:

"Well I did not think I would like The Electric Woman, but I
really enjoyed it. This guy is imaginative and a damn good
writer!"

Thought you would appreciate her comments.

-Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA  
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>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: Oh my

to coin a phrase (thanks Leo WEBB ('63)... what on earth do I
say or not say about this Bomber... I can say that I have
known him almost my entire life. Now that length of time
provides me with a wealth of information... publishable and
nonpunishable... so where to begin... I spent tons of time
with this Bomber to say the least... now inna early days we
always just called him by his first name... later on the nick
name "Beaver or Beav" would take hold and continue to the
present day... I mean this is a kid who in later years would
break bones in ways almost unimaginable... in HS his lack of
talent took a back seat only to my own... most likely to
succeed we were not... nevertheless this guy would master
subjects that leave me with my mouth wide open... he would
become an expert in atomic energy... while I poured over the
US Constitution... now I am the first to admit that the
Constitution is a document I believe to be limited to its
written words... but atomic energy... my goodness I might
say that it's bounds have no bounds... now this is a kid who
would ride all over the area on a Honda 250 scrambler... when
either Larry GREER ('65) or this Bomber had his hood fly up
on the highway to Kennewick/Pasco... they simply exchanged
hoods on days when one or the other hadda date... his dress
has gone from normal Bomber attire to outfits that Warren
Beatty would drool over... all this notwithstanding, he
remains to this day, the perfect friend... "the beav"...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Carl 'Beav" BEYER on your special day,
January 29, 2018!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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-David RIVERS ('65)
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>>From: Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65)

Gary and I have had this wonderful life full of love,
happiness and fun-filled 25 years. Life took a tilt with
tumor surgery and brain cancer. I thought we might be holding
hands on a new frightening and lonely road. But life became
sweet again.

Gary was able to express his thoughts of this ordeal by
writing an update every day to family and friends. Some
thought this was too personal. Of course it was, but it
enabled him to share, not for sympathy, but for feeling he
could and should share what was happening to get things out
of his head and off his chest.

The outpouring of prayers, kindness, support and sharing of
stories was unbelievable. We heard from people from my school
years, friends of yesterday and today, people we have never
met. It felt like everyone joined us on the potential lonely
road, gathered us up, turned us around, and we headed back to
living our sweet, normal life as we had before we knew there
was a difference in me. Not only was I embraced but, more
importantly, so was Gary. 

We also were blessed to find this in our community with
people we see almost every day in our stores and restaurants.
We certainly are not faceless people standing in line or
sitting in a booth. We've enjoyed them and they have enjoyed
us for some sweet reason. Some thought these people would not
know what to do with such serious news and should not be
told. They knew exactly what to do with it. They embraced us
with prayers, big smiles, hugs, and caring thoughts. Our
community, along with each of you, have been our glue.

It's a journey of uncertainty with chemo, radiation and no
cure. But there is the possibility of slowing the cancer. And
there are miracles. So we wake up each day grateful for the
opportunity to enjoy our routines, chores, outings, and
everything that is "normal."

We don't know how to express our deep thanks for everyone who
read Gary's posts, who cared enough to express their thoughts
and say prayers, and who thanked him daily for his updates.
You truly have surrounded us with a friendship that holds 
us together and blesses us each day. We thank you from the
bottoms of our hearts.

-Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65)
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