Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/05/18
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11 Bombers sent stuff: 
Bob JOHNSON ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54)
Missy KEENEY ('59), Mary RAY ('61)
Marc LEACH ('63), Roy BALLARD ('63)
David RIVERS ('65), Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65)
Betty VOORHIES ('68), Ken STALEY ('68)
Brad WEAR ('71)
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BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary MASSEY ('64)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy TAYLOR ('66)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam RUST ('66)

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
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>>From: Bob JOHNSON ('54)

To: Terry DAVIS Knox ('65)

Nice...

The appeal? Thoughtful. Universal.

-Bob JOHNSON ('54)
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>>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

To: Mike FRANCO ('70)

The European Theater was primarily an Army war (the Air Corps
was part of the Army at that time). The only Marines in the
area were those at the Embassy in London and serving on capital
ships in and around the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean. 
It would not be impolite to say that the Army had to pull
Montgomery's ashes out of the fire on more than one occasion.

The Pacific Theater was a Navy/Marine war with the exception of
the area of New Guinea and the Philippines. For some reason the
Army thought they should be in charge of the Okinawa invasion.
The Army general in charge was one Simon Bolivar Bruckner.
Needless to say, when the Army got bogged down, the Marines
came to the rescue. John Wayne did not lead the charge as he
was killed on Iwo Jima; nor was Audie Murphy in the vicinity.

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we 
	may be having to tether the elephants and tie down the 
	ox carts as the gulls have been seen heading inland. 
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
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>>From: Missy KEENEY ('59)

Re: Ranch house closets 

To: Terry DAVIS Knox ('65)

That closet does bring back memories. My understanding was when
they built the ranch houses they forgot to include closets and
thus the free standing ones were added after they were built.
That's my story, if there's a different one let us know. 

-Missy KEENEY ('59)
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>>From: Mary RAY Henslee ('61)

Re: Lower eBook Prices
https://www.amazon.com/author/mary-henslee

Shopping for books online has advantages and disadvantages.
Shoppers have more books to choose from online, but no way to
be sure of their choices since they can't thumb through them
first. Given the inability to thumb through online books, it
made sense to lower the price on my eBooks to $2.99 so more
shoppers might be willing to take a chance on them, which in
turn could also lead to more paperback sales. We'll see. If you
haven't checked out my books on Amazon already, I hope you take
time to do so. I think that you will find $2.99 little to pay
for what my books have to offer.

Don't hesitate to rate and comment on books by fellow Alumni
that you purchase and like. Amazon allows you to sign "Amazon
Customer" if you don't want your name on the web. Your comments
can make a big difference so consider them your good deed for
the day.

Peddling books isn't exactly what I planned to do in my
retirement, but who knew. Who knew that the oldest company in
the Dow, the bellwether of the stock exchange, the biggest
conglomerate in the world would one day become the worst
performer in the Dow. What a devastating blow for so many
present and past employees and possibly Alumni whose parents
worked for General Electric at one time (not sure what year GE
pulled out of Richland). The company may be able to eventually
turn things around, but I fear the turnaround won't come soon
enough for me and the many other older retirees out there. Pray
that we at least won't see any more dividend cuts!

-Mary RAY Henslee ('61)
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>>From: Marc LEACH ('63)

To: Terry DAVIS Knox ('65)

Re: Ranch house closets 

Terry, I remember those closets,. The sliding doors had a
tendency to come off, at least ours did. My mother in a
remodeling binge added compartments on the top up to ceiling
height giving a more genteel "built in" look. Way in the back
up on top, that was where I stored my contraband.

-Marc LEACH ('63)
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>>From: Roy BALLARD ('63)

Re: rumor

Just talked to a young lady at the Herald today about the paper
not covering High school sports any longer. She checked with
the editor who said it was not true. She also told me that she
would have the sports editor call me tomorrow, cause he is off
today and I'll find out why there has been no coverage of High
school sports since the end of Basketball.

-Roy BALLARD ('63) ~ Richland 
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>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: friendships that grow and grow

It's amazing how you knew someone in school, maybe not well,
but with the passage of time you seem to become closer and
closer to them. That's my time with the Bomber-babe b-day babe
today... as years have passed I came to know her so much better
along with her "other half" ('64-RIP). I think that's part of
what belonging to a bunch such as the Bombers brings to our
lives. So many people tell me they have never been to a
reunion, let alone look forward to seeing school friends over
and over and posting on a daily e-paper. I suppose this may
seem mushy to some... there are those who seem to suggest that
I go on too much about Bomberdom... well, that's just the way I
feel and I'm not likely to stop any time soon. HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
Mary MASSEY ('64) on your special day, April 5, 2018!!!!!!!!!
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-David RIVERS ('65)
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>>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65)

Re: Ranch house closets 

I always heard that the ranch houses had those closets because
the designers or builders FORGOT to include real closets. All
the other government houses had real built-in closets with
doors. 

Eventually, my father constructed built-ins, including
dressers, in each bedroom. They were very pretty. The old
cupboards became storage elsewhere. That man could have built a
house from the ground up, including plumbing and electricity.

-Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65)
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>>From: Betty VOORHIES Horton ('68)

Re: Ranch house closets 

I do remember... as young girl making fort and hiding out.

-Betty VOORHIES Horton ('68)
Sent from my Galaxy TabŪ A
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>>From: Ken STALEY ('68)

Re: "The Herald"

I've finally had enough! As bad as the Herald was before its
sale, it has only sunk to new lows. Since the paper is now
printed in Yakima the deadline for any local news is early
afternoon, far too early to report anything local, or trivial
like the local sports scene. By the time we can read anything
"new" such articles are 24 hours old. In an age where the news
cycle never ceases, that makes the Herald dated before it comes
off the press. Since I rarely agree with the Herald's political
stance, that left local advertising. As fast as the paper is
losing readership, it wouldn't surprise me to see it printed
every other day. The Monday edition is already a joke. The only
options I see for the current owners are a sale of the works,
or shutting the doors completely. I won't be back again for the
foreseeable future.

-Ken STALEY ('68)
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>>From: Brad WEAR ('71)

Re: Marines/Army

To: Mike FRANCO ('70)

Mike, being a spawn of the Richland school system you should
know that the Marines fought in the Pacific and not in the
European Theater. 

I have great respect for certain Army units, 82nd, 101st,
Rangers, Delta, but it doesn't change history. The Marines
sliced Okinawa in half and consolidated their gains in a few
weeks. The Army, with a poorly trained Division, became bogged
down and the Marines had to take over and complete the battle.
Larry Jacobs (Bomber Dad) fought on Okinawa in 1st Platoon, A
company, 1st Bn 7th Marines. My first Command as a 2nd Lt. was
the same unit. Our own Jim MATTIS ('68) later commanded that
Battalion, and later the 7th Marine Regiment. Go figure.

I should have been s history teacher instead of a Captain of
industry!!!!!! Your light hearted jabs are water off a duck's
back. Keep 'em coming.

-Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in Plano, TX where it can't decide whether
	it's Spring or Winter. 80s on Tuesday. 30s on Wednesday.
Sent from my iPhone
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That's it for today. Please send more.
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