Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/14/18 ~ HAPPY PI DAY (3.14 Yadda Yadda Yadda)
3 Bombers sent stuff: 
Helen CROSS ('62)
Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64)
Dennis HAMMER ('64)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia WADE ('67)

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
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>>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62)

Re: Visit to Madrid, Spain

We have had a marvelous time in Madrid, Spain with our former
exchange student, Jaime and his parents, who have shared so much
of wonderful Madrid with us.

Kathy RATHVON ('63) sent me an email advising me to see the 
most famous Picasso painting in the Sophia museum which we did

I want to thank her for the tip. It fit into our tour
on the sightseeing bus so well yesterday. I was pleased as I 
had not seen a Picasso yet, and we also got to see more of his
paintings and some by Dali as well.

We are leaving beautiful Madrid and Spain tomorrow, going to
Budapest To start our cruise.

Bomber Cheers, 
-Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ from Spain where I would have frozen 
	if Jaime's mom hadn't loaned me a winter hat. 
Sent from my iPhone
>>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64)

Re: Dallas Seavey Update Norway's Iditarod (Finnmarksløpet)

He's still in first place

Re: 2018 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site

Nic Petit was in the lead since pulling into Unalakleet first,
but somewhere out of Elim on the way to White Mountain Nic took
a wrong turn and missed the trail. Joar passed Nic and arrived
in White Mountain about 4 hours ahead of Nic. Mitch is 3rd
behind Nic and everybody else is behind the three leaders by 4.5
to 5 hours.

Won't go to press till Joar crosses the finish line in Nome...

All teams battle for position. The prize money declines with
the finishing position... the top 30 positions all get declining
amounts of $$$ from that of the top finisher... All after
position number 30 get $1,049.00 each.

	INTO NOME (Mile 998)
1 Joar Leifseth Ulsom/33 9 days 12 hours... 

	OUT OF SAFETY (mile 976 ~ 22 miles to Nome)
2 Nic Petit/46

	OUT OF WHITE MOUNTAIN ((mile 921 - 55 miles to Safety)
		mandaory 8 hour rest at White Mountain
3 Mitch Seavey/13
4 Ray Redington Jr/17
5 Pete Kaiser/30

6 Richie Diehl/29
7 Travis Beals/60.
8 Jessie Holmes/41• (should be Rookie of the Year)
9 Ramey Smyth/21 
10 Linwood Fiedler/8 
11 Matt Hall/15• 
12 Aaron Burmeister/64 

	OUT OF ELIM (mile 875 ~ 46 miles to Wt.Mt - ±6 hours)
14 Kelly Maixner/52
15 Jessie Royer/36
16 Aliy Zirkle/31
17 Matt Failor/55 

18 Mats Pettersson/3 
19 Michelle Phillips/18 
20 Hugh Heff/68
21 Lars Monsen/61

	OUT OF KOYUK (mile 827 ~ 48 miles to Elim - ±6 hours)
22 Anna Berington/4 

24 Jeff King/40 
27 Martin Buser/28 
29 Rick Casillo/9 
31 Charley Benja/38

	OUT OF SHAKTOOLIK (Mile 777 ~ 50 miles to Koyuk)
34 Jim Lanier/32
37 Kristy Berington/20 

40 Monica Zappa/48 
41 Brett Bruggeman/37• 
42 Scott Janssen/23

	UNALAKLEET (mile 737 ~ 40 miles to Shaktoolik) 
	KALTAG (mile 652 ~ 85 miles to Unalakleet)    

	OUT OF GRAYLING (MILE 530 ~ 130 miles to Kaltag)
 59 Steve Watkins/59

Three more scratched (for a total of 8 scratched): 
 Wade Marrs/11 
 Tom Schonberger/25•
 Allen Moore/26

Stay tuned...

-Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 51° at 3am (DST!!)
>>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64)

Re: Pi Day

For a day like Pi Day one needs to have a Pi Clock. It tells the
time as functions of Pi in radians. You will probably need a
calculator to figure it out, and I still can't figure it out.
This has to be the ultimate nerd clock!!! You can Google it and
find all kinds of versions, but I like this one on Amazon's
site. No sales pitch here, I do not own any stock in
. . . Darn it.

Pi Clock on

I may have been a nerd back in the day, but now I am more of a
geezer. I hate things like the new stoves where to turn on the
oven you have to keep pushing this little button until you get
the temperature you want, and it is easy to overshoot it and 
you have to come back. Same thing with the timer. I like the 
old ovens, where all you have to do is turn the knob to the
temperature you want.

Re: Car door safety

Four door cars today have a little mechanism where the door
latches onto the pillar, you can move a tab or something so that
kids cannot open the door from the inside.

First some background to of how I got here. I have a center
armrest with a smooth plastic end that tips out and becomes a
cup holder. The little round plastic pivot it rotates on one
side was broken. Rather than go on Amazon and buy one for $50 I
thought I would fix it myself. Years ago for Christmas I bought
my dad one of these cases with the little plastic drawers for
hobbyists and people's shops. I have it now and went looking
through all those drawers with the plumbing washers, machine
screws, cotter pins, little used nails he had straightened out
and saved, and a number of other things I have no idea what are.
Well I ended up with what looked like a very thick washer for
its size, and brass machine screw I cut off. I tapped that
washer, drilled a hole in the cup holder and put together.
Something must be just a little off because it does not close
quite as nicely as it should, but it works and the cost was

Anyway, in those little drawers I found a '50s solution to
keeping kids from opening the doors. For the 1946 Chevy my
parents had, dad bought this little aluminum button-like cover
to replace the door handle which in those days you just turned
to open the door. What you would do was take the door handle off
and cover up the ugly open space with this button looking thing.
Dad asked me which side of the back seat I wanted and after he
put it in my sister was always on that side and I had to stay on
the side with the door handle. In 1955 (I think) he traded the
Chevy in on a 1952 Oldsmobile and he put the door handle back
on, keeping the "button." This must be an obscure thing that
nobody knows about or remembers because I have been unable to
find anything on the Internet about it, but then again maybe I
am not nerd enough to use the right search words.

-Dennis HAMMER ('64)
That's it for today. Please send more.