Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/07/18
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4 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff and 
				heard about a Bomber death today:
Mike CLOWES ('54), Linda BELLISTON ('63)
Don Sorenson (NAB), Betti AVANT ('69)
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BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim WATTS ('54)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry RICE ('71)

BOMBER LUNCH Today: Class of '63, 11:30, Bob's Burgers (1st Wed.)

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)

With regards to Terry's ('65) tale of woe, I thought for a
minute or two that it would be like one of those old Air
Corps stories that start: "There I was a 50,000 feet when... ".
We lucked out on that one.

And if you had the Cincinnati Bungels to win the Super Bowl
this year, sorry about that.

However, I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge a Bomber
Birthday. Rumors that he is "connected" are presumed to be
false and misleading. Even so, I would not like to try on his
brand of concrete overshoes.

So, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!"
to Jim WATTS ('54); whom, I am sure, will take Sharon ('55)
somewhere nice for dinner tonight. The Atomic Brew Pub may be
stretching it a little.

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR 
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>>From: Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63)

It's the 1st Wednesday of the month, the 7th, so it's time
for the '63 lunch. 11:30 at Bob's Burgers. If you think you
will be able to come, please email me so we can make sure we
reserve a table big enough.

-Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63)
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>>From: Don Sorenson (NAB)

Re: Payroll

To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60)

Larry, you and your mother arrived like many coming to
Hanford I wonder how many troop trains you had to wait for? 
I interviewed a woman who arrived the same way who told me 
the journey from Oklahoma to Pasco in 5 days, many hours 
on a siding waiting. 

I knew a man, Les Reitz, who worked in payroll and he told me
a couple of tidbits about payroll. The pipefitters contract
stated their checks were to be delivered on the job site,
it's possible those checks delivered by bus were for that
group of men. He was also involved with travel vouchers and
Les recalls one voucher for a trip to Canada. He wondered why
are we paying for that trip? What he didn't or couldn't know
the trip was part of the Project. There was a heavy water
plant Hanford was overseeing. I told Les that and he was
mildly surprised. He had seen million dollar checks pass thru
on occasion, it's entirely possible your Aunt had heard of
them.

Pay booths were another delivery method. Les described them
to me a single row of buildings I remembered that photo, I
thought it was a row of outhouses. On Fridays Les took a load
of checks to these "outhouses", according to him "it was a
nice break". From all accounts I heard from those hardy souls
who endured the sand, heat, long hours, mass produced food
and entertainment it was a proud time they fondly remember.

I've attached a few payroll photos.
http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Sor/180207-Payroll_photos.jpg

-Don L. Sorenson (NAB)
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>>From: Betti AVANT ('69)

Re: All Bomber lunch

It's that time again, the All Bomber lunch. It will be on
Saturday, 10 Feb 2018, 11:30 at Sterlings on Queensgate. We'd
love to see some more faces.

-Betti AVANT ('69)
-Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61)
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Heard about this 20th Bomber death in 2018 today:

Dave QUINN ('73-RIP) ~ 8/18/54 - 2/2/18 
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That's it for today. Please send more.
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