Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/02/18 ~ GROUND HOG DAY 
2 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff:
Marilynn WORKING ('54)
Mike CLOWES ('54)
Don Sorenson (NAB)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri WARD ('63)

WEEKLY BOMBER LUNCH: Mostly '52ers, Noon, Sterling's Queensgate 

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
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>>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54)

Re: Class of 1954 Ladies ~ Friday lunch at Applebee's

We had a very small, but adorable, bunch at lunch Friday!!
Those who could attend, including myself, were, Sue HALE
Blahuvietz, Shirley STREGE Bigelow, Sandra STURGIS George,
and Judy NIELD Zackary. A small group can get a lot of
talking in!! .

I feel bad for our classmates and anyone who is suffering
with this dreaded flu. Stay out of public places and keep
washing your hands!! Our main gal, Dona McCLEARY Belt ('54)
has been in hospital but is now home, with the flu!! Missed
everyone else who usually attends!! 

Sorry for the loss of another one of our 1954 classmates,
Darlene CARD McKeown (RIP)!!!!

Is it too early to start talking or planning our 65 year
class reunion for 2019??? What should we do??? Who will come
to Richland??? Let me know what you think!!

Regards and good health to ALL,

-Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it has been
	 so wonderful with NO snow. In the 50s this week!!! 
>>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

This is a cautionary tale. No, it has nothing to do with
exploding washing machine lids or the Tooter's "threatening
to tell all" book.

If you go out in the woods today, look out for groundhogs.
They may be attempting to steal shadows and what not. Don't
say you weren't warned.

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where 
	it may be too cloudy to form shadows. 
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>>From: Don Sorenson (NAB)

Re: Hanford and why its second fiddle

My answer to Bill SCOTT's ('64) question about existing
novels concerning Hanford, none that I'm aware of. 

The closest "novel" I can think of is Dr. Gerber's book "On
the Home Front". It contains a lot of good information and a
few personal stories so with a number of exceptions (which I
won't get into) it's not bad. Plutopia, Now it Can Be Told,
Their Day in The Sun Women in the Manhattan Project, Laura
Fermi's book, I can't remember the title, Hewlett's book on
the Manhattan Project (goes into good technical depth on
Hanford) and there are others. There was one movie starring
Jack Webb, of Dragnet fame, I think was produced in the '50s.
The story line was about a woman who was trying to elicit
information from Jack Webb's' place of work. To paraphrase a
line from the movie, she was trying to gain information on
Hanford a government installation in Washington State. Can't
remember the name of it though. Other movies used Hanford in
their story line, badly in my opinion. So take that, add a
less than a dollar, then buy a Spudnut. Why is Hanford barely
mentioned most of the time? I think it's a second place
thing. Oak Ridge's material is used first who very quickly
they called themselves "Home of the Atomic Bomb". Los Alamos
as the brain child was in the same story with top brain
Robert Oppenheimer. Paul Tibbets the pilot of the Enola Gay.
When I look around not much is mentioned about the 2nd place
folks and places. The only exception that comes to my so
called mind would be the Met Lab in Chicago. They were before
Oak Ridge.

Hanford has a great story full of surprises, intrigue and
patriotism. There much of Hanford contained in the Sandstorm
submittals over the many years. It would be a great
undertaking to search out those nuggets but well worth it. It
needs to be told with more of the human element mingled in
with the technology. And by the by I don't like the plane on
Richland's uniform and I'm not even from here.

-Don L. Sorenson (NAB)
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