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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/01/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and one Bomber funeral notice today: Anna May Wann ('49), Grace DeVincentis ('50WB) Lenora Hughes ('55), Judy Willox ('61) Roy Ballard ('63), Linda Reining ('64) Nancy Erlandson ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Maggie Gilstrap ('74) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) To: The Simpson Girls and Paula Doctor Werry ('51) My sympathy goes out to both families. We have lost two wonderful grads from our roster namely Bernie Simpson ('46-RIP) and Pat Doctor Roberts ('48-RIP). Both wonderful people and a great loss to our alumni group. They will be missed. To: Pam Ehinger ('67) Heck I'll join your group of singles. As they say, you are only as old as you feel and darn, Im still pretty frisky. I can think of a few others that might be interested, too How about it Patti Jones Ahrens ('60)? -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Grace DeVincentis Spice ('50WB) Re: Hanford To: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Also in 1100 area (North Richland) was AEC Construction Security where I worked from '51 to '54. We screened PSQs, took fingerprints, pictures and made badges for hundreds of construction workers. That is where I met Janet Hallenbeck ('49) who was our group leader and through her, her sister Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51). -Grace DeVincentis Spice ('50WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) Re: Las Vegas Luncheon Just a reminder about the Las Vegas Luncheon. It is coming up fast my friends! WHAT: Las Vegas Bomber Alumni Luncheon WHEN: Saturday, February 5, 2005 WHERE: Road Runner, 9820 W. Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV Spouses and your guests are cordially invited to join us. I am looking forward to a great turn-out. -Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Judy Willox ('61) and Club40 Board Members To: The Family of Bernard "Bernie" Simpson ('46-RIP) Dear Ethel, Lori and Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear about your Father in todays Sandstorm. I had no idea that he was so ill. I will miss him at the Club40 gatherings and the reunion this year. Although I did not know him long, and had only just gotten him back into the swing of it all, I felt that I had known him for a long time. Talking to him on the phone was such a delight and I wish that we could have had him in our midst longer. He will be sorely missed. Please know that the prayers, thoughts and the hearts of all of us on the Club40 board go out to you all; his family. We all know that he is in a far better place and is Home in the Arms of the Lord. He is at peace and may God Bless him and you all. May God help you through this time of grief and to heal from it. With Warm Regards and Bomber Tears, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54), President -Judy Willox ('61), Vice President -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49), Treasurer -Betty Hiser Gulley ('49), Secretary -And all of the Board Members Richland ~ where the tears roll for Bernie, and the fog rolls in and leaves little cat feet on my truck. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) and Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('67) To: The Chitty Family I remember when I was in PE in whatever grade and Howard was our teacher, I got caught running in the shower room, I think that I still have the welts on my butt from that day. But later on in life my wife and I (Nancy) got to help at the marina on Lake Chelan, what a great weekend and I also still remember that cold water. These are truly great people: Howard and Helen. -Roy Ballard ('63) and Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Bakersfield area Bombers had their January luncheon on Sunday, the 30th. Those in attendance were: Rex Hunt ('53WB) and wife, Cheryl; Richard Greenhalgh ('59) and wife, Stella; Donni Clark Dunphy ('63), husband, Gary, and her mother, Ione; and me, Linda Reining ('64). Coco's made room for us, again, and as always, the service was good, as was the food. We missed those that didn't make it, but hope to see you at the next one. I know there are Bombers living in areas close to Bakersfield, so keep hoping they will "brave" the drive and come and see that we are a neat bunch... "try it, you'll like it". -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - had wonderful weather for today... sun was shining, clear skies, and the car wash places were full of dirty cars getting clean in time for it to rain, again! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>James Edward Nacke ('52) ~ 2/23/34 - 1/29/05 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/02/05 ~ GROUND HOG DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('46), Betty Hiser ('49) Patti Jones ('60), Bill Craddock ('61) Carol Converse ('64), Nancy Mallory ('64) Greg Alley ('73), Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob Eckert ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Len Rediske ('66) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('46) Re: Bernie and Pat I put this notice out a couple days ago and it got returned, evidently the Sandstorm was down for a while. Anyway, I have learned of the deaths of Bernie Simpson ('46-RIP) and Pat Doctor Roberts ('48-RIP). These folks will be missed. I have not seen Pat in many years, but I have been close to Ethel and Bernie all this time, nearly 60 years. My sympathy to all the families. Later, Bernie and Pat -Dick McCoy ('46) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Grace DeVincentis Spice ('50WB) Thanks for the information. 3000, 1100, and 200-W were the only three areas that I did not work in. The 400 and 600 Areas were added later. How many PSQ's did I do? Eight, if I remember right: three of the LONG ones and five of the short ones. And pictures: lost track. I know one year they took my picture and had a man's name below my picture. It was the only time I had to have two pictures taken on the same day. Aw sweet memories. My father came to Pasco on the train (as most of us did). When daddy got off the train he was met and the first thing they did was take him to a building in Pasco to have his picture taken. At that time the badges were slimmer and longer than the badges I later received (7 years later). Don't know what happened but for 15 years his hair was at the top of the picture and he appeared to be bald. He never became bald. It was fun to look at that picture and have a laugh. How 'bout that Mink, LA? Getting phones for the first time. I remember in 1976 that the phone companies back in the hills of Kentucky had to use mules in order the install phone lines in that location. -Betty Hiser Gulley '49er - south/government Richland - YEA! The sun is shining but it is cool. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) To: Derrith Persons Dean ('60) Re: '60's luncheon at 3 (or Las) Margaritas restaurant on Jadwin. Yes I will be at the luncheon on Saturday, February 5th at 11:30am. Hopefully there will be more of us this time. Being as the men of the class of '60 and as well as spouses of the attendees are now invited there should be more of us. Thanks for checking on me. If it snows I might have to call for a ride. **grin** To: Mr. Chitty (Chitty children: Please deliver this message to him.) One of my greatest memories of you Mr. Chitty is when you were a teacher of our sixth grade class at Spalding. We students had the best of both worlds. Mr. Galati was our teacher in the morning and you were the afternoon teacher. During our morning class with Mr. Galati we would rush to get our work done so we could learn about Ornithology. The afternoon class with you, we all rushed to get our work done so we could spend more time at recess. I remember one recess when it had snowed. You let us stay out on the field for far more time than the 15 minute recess (this happened quite often). Snow balling with you included brought a lot of happy faces. Not that you were always the target but you got your share. Our major project that year that was so fun, was you had arranged for us as a class to go to a nature camp at a lodge up in the Cascade mountains. We stayed at the Rustic Inn. Part of the plan was to learn about and plant evergreen trees. To accomplish this financially the class collected well over 3000 coat hangers to be sold to the Richland Laundry. (For years I had a picture of you and the class on the front porch of Spalding with boxes of hangars. I think we were in the newspaper also from our accomplishment. In my moving recently back to West Richland I can't seem to find the picture I am sorry to say.) We busted every record there must have been to make this happen. On to camp we went. I still remember planting a beautiful small evergreen tree. I've thought many times of going up to the Rustic Inn to try and find it. Any other Bomber from the class remember our trip? There are so many other great memories of that year. Especially your great smile. If it was a frown we knew we had done something wrong. You made everything so fun, how could we get in trouble. Many, many years later my mother Norma Jones would run into you somewhere in Richland. This seemed to be in the late '80s early '90s. She always gave me a report about seeing you. She also sends a hello to you. Mom's hanging in there. Will be 85 in June. By all the reports from your children I know they are taking great care of you. Thank you for being our teacher so many years ago. Who was to know it would bring such great memories. You drove home to the heart what being outdoors means. To: Jeff Michaels ('65) Re: Recycling in Richland and West Richland Arrggghhh... did you have to bring up the subject of recycling? This is the only place where I have lived where there is not recycling. Do not seem to find plans for this area to do it either. When the garbage dumps get to full it will probably change. To: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) and Pam Ehinger ('67) Re: Singles group. I won't say yes to anything until I know the time, date and place! To: All Bombers Re: Richland All Bomber luncheon The luncheon is being worked on. When a place is found, will let everyone know the time, date and place. Want to keep it in Richland. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA ~ Where winter has let me know I am definitely here. I do love the snow but not driving in it. Nestled in my home and enjoyed watching every flake fall. I am so glad to be home after so many years away. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Craddock ('61) Re: Pam Ehinger ('67) If you gals get your "singles gang" going for real and need a "wingman" or "designated driver" - - Keep me in mind. -Bill Craddock ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Cheryl Simpson ('64) and Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) I'm saddened today to hear about your dad. You and your families are in my prayers. Re: Fun website My cousin sent this site to me. It's very good and has great pictures. I thought you might enjoy going back in time. A good site, turn up your speakers and scroll through the words as the song is sung. Enjoy. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA- where it's full of sunshine. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) Re: Singles I'm a single too. Been that way for 11 years now. It'd be great just to have others to talk to. You all are right about no one understanding us. Tell someone you're from the desert part of the evergreen state or that we didn't know what our dads did and see what kind of looks you get! -Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) ~ Cool today and looks like rain. Our temp changes every few days about 20 - 30 here in TN. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Greg Alley ('73) Re: Old Gym According to the expensive Tri-City Herald, the days of the old gym are numbered and that number includes a date of March 19th when a dance (does that mean a sock hop?) is held called Bringing Down The House with the Kingsmen live in concert. I have been watching some of my fellow classmates' kids play hoops for the Bombers the last couple years. The sophomore and ninth grade games are held in the old gym and you can feel the floor shake when they dribble and when you walk up the stairs to your seat you can feel the old metal floor move a bit. I guess when they play Louie Louie the gym may literally come crashing down before the demolition crew takes care of it. Does anyone know what the school is going to do with the floor in the big gym? I was told it was replaced but in fact is was repaired, resanded, and repainted and you can still feel the old hard floor when you walk on it. The first idea was to sell the floor pieces to pay for it but then I heard the levy was going to replace it. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ In cold Richland where I have been enjoying the basketball games as the team is OK but I miss Dawald fast break exciting hoops. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Maren, This is a note from Mike Edwards, the Athletic Director at RHS. He asked if I would get the word out about this upcoming event honoring retiring football coach, Lonnie Peirson. ********* Friday night between the Basketball doubleheader against Pasco we will be honoring Lonnie Pierson. A few people will be speaking and we will host a reception in the small gym with cake. We are hoping many past players will come and say hello. The presentation should be around 7:00. -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/03/05 - THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED - 1959 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 Bomber Offspring sent stuff: David Brusie ('51), Missy Keeney ('59) Judy Willox ('61), Gary Behymer ('64) David Rivers ('65), Marion Agar ('72) Lisa Kaech Valdez (Bomber Offspring) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Brusie ('51) To: Paula Doctor Werry ('51) Paula, Carol and I are sorry to hear of your sister's passing away. Our prayers are with you and her family. -David Brusie ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: Singing Valentines The Radiations are all going to be in town this Valentine's Day and will be available to do singing Valentines. I am the contact so either call or e-mail. Check out our ad! -Missy Keeney ('59) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Judy Willox ('61) To: Greg Alley ('73) and All Bomber Dudes and Babes: Greg is so correct about the gym being totally demolished with the remodeling job coming up on Richland/Columbia High School. The thunder will be gone when it comes down, and I know we all remember the thunder we could make in that gym. Specially when we all got to stomping our feet on the bleachers in there during an assembly. Those were the days weren't they? Greg is also correct about the shindig coming up on March 19, 2005 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Dawald gyms. Between the Bomber Booster club, AKA Kim Oates and Club40, AKA I ain't tellin', the term "Bringing Down the House, Last Prom" Farewell has been coined. So get those dates lined up you all and come share this event with the many classmates that I am sure will attend. This is going to be one heck of a blast from the past and you won't wanna miss it. Last chance to take that special someone you were afraid to ask years ago to the "Prom". ;o) THE KINGSMEN will be there to help us say farewell to our beloved thunder-gym and rock down the house with their glorious music and the best rendition we know of Louie Louie. How could anyone resist a chance to spend an evening with THE KINGSMEN? And they wanted to be here to play when they heard we were having this party. Had to be there they told us. They know how Bombers love to party, and can party with the best. Tickets are only $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door--IF there even are any tickets left by door-time. I can't imagine that this will be the case, but taking a chance is not something I would wanna do. I am buying mine NOW. ;o) Tickets can be purchased at all upcoming Girls and Boys Basketball games and at Richland's Albertsons stores starting Monday the 7th; and, through me by emailing me at After I have a list I will let the Boosters know how many are needed from my list. If you want to send a check and your name address and etc. to the Club 40 mailbox, you may also do that. That address is: Attn: Judy Willox RHS Club 40, PO Box 1832, Richland, WA 99352 I was hoping to have the paper article to scan and send out here, but could not find a paper anywhere, so you will just have to take Greg Alley's and my word for this. It is a happening thing Bombers and I hope to see a lot of you there. And to remember this event, there will be a t-shirt available to order in advance, but as yet I do not have the picture of that to show you. Watch future Sandstorms for more information on that to come. And tell all those friends you know, who are not on the internet or have a computer, all about this fun party they will want to attend. Also watch future Sandstorms for information on the floor souvenirs that will be available to purchase. I understand that the coaches would be willing to autograph these souvenirs and wouldn't that be a treat to own? More information on the t-shirts and the floor souvenirs on a future date. Greg, to answer your question on the floor in the big gym--I dunno. :o) I do think that a new floor for that gym is scheduled into the remodeling of the school, but I could check and make sure that this information is correct for you if ya like. And I will see you at the party, right? -Judy Willox ('61) ~ Richland ~ where the excitement is beginning to shine through and the weather was too! A beautiful day! Think I even heard a robin today. Spring is a comin', I can feel it in the air. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) BUT SOMETHING TOUCHED ME DEEP INSIDE, "THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED." Jiles P. Richardson, Charles Holly, Richard Valenzuela and Roger A. Peterson, pilot of the plane were killed in the crash of a chartered airplane when it fell within minutes of takeoff from the Mason City Airport. The three passengers were members of a troupe of entertainers who appeared at the Surf Ballroom at Clear Lake, Iowa, the evening of February 2, 1959, bound for Fargo, ND and was headed northwest from the airport at the time of the crash in a stubble field, 51/2 miles north of Clear Lake, Iowa. The plane was discovered about 9:00 A.M., February 3, 1959. ***** -Gary Behymer ('64) the corner of Main & Canyon in Colfax, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Gee we're gonna miss ya everybody sends their love A long long time ago... I can still remember when the music used to play... Oh boy... when you're with me oh boy... Raaaaaaave on that crazy feelin'... Every day... ah... I remember so well when Crag Davis ('65), Keith Peterson ('65) and Kenny Peterson ('64) and I used to buy those books with all the song words and learn them just as fast as we could... Kenny had a singing group and I guess the rest of us were his groupies? The "Red Devils" would ride on our bikes with the club plaques made of glove leather flying from our seats... man oh man did we have life good or what... no matter what came down the pike we had the music... I remained that way... full of the music until '67... then I don't know... just wasn't the same for me... oh I still loved the music but for the most part was stuck between 1955 and 1967... today I still love my rock-a-billy and could listen to Narvel Phelps sing "Pink and Black Days" till the grooves fall off the CD... When we go to Pomona we always visit a guy named Glen Glenn and listen to his stories of the days when he hung with Elvis and the rest... We listen to his records and marvel and the gold ones on his wall... I've got a picture... a candid shot of Glen and Elvis reading the paper on the floor at somebody's house... and all my Buddy stuff up there too... Don't get me wrong... Mick Jagger still rocks me and always will... and except for maybe Sandy (who has a giant cave dug in his back yard over in Henderson... one leg and he still plays Let There Be Drums as tho it was all yesterday) and Gene Krupa, Ginger Baker is the King of drums... So some of the ol' boys may not be with us any more... As George Jones sang "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes"... well for me maybe the answer is ain't no one gonna fill their shoes... but I got it all on CD now these days and I'm still rockin' so I guess maybe I can live with that... I will miss Waylon... he kept Buddy alive for me... But then all I gotta do is crank up that CD and Race with the Devil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marion Agar Kreiter ('72) To the Chitty family: I have very fond memories of Howard Chitty. I was fortunate to meet him as a young child because he was the father of my classmate/ Bluebird/Campfire friend Cindy Chitty ('72). I was a little afraid of him at first, but quickly warmed to his very dry sense of humor. The Chitty house had an open door policy, always welcoming friends of their children. We had so much fun at their house. Who else had a pool, monkeys in a cage in the back, huge gold painted tumble weeds for Christmas trees.? Of course Mrs. Chitty was also involved in the fun. I remember waiting to be picked up after a Campfire girls meeting and watching with envy the interaction between Mr. and Mrs. Chitty. One late afternoon at Christmas time, the Chitty house was lit only by candles everywhere, and the tumbleweed Christmas tree twinkle lights. Howard looked up from his newspaper and calmly said "the wall is on fire" and went back to his paper. Mrs. Chitty ran in from the kitchen, put out the fire, and went back to cooking dinner. Just another night in the Chitty house. I am thinking of all of you and hope that the wonderful memories you must have, keep you strong during this very difficult time. Love to all of you, -Marion Agar Kreiter ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lisa Kaech Valdez (Bomber Offspring) Hi, I am the daughter of Dianne Glover Kaech ('60-RIP). My Mother passed away December, 1988 and I am very interested in any stories that people who knew her as a girl would be willing to share. Please add my email to your website if anyone from her class is interested in contacting me. Thank you, -Lisa Kaech Valdez (Bomber Offspring) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/04/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber funeral notices today: Roger Gress ('61), Helen Cross ('62) Frank Whiteside ('63), Deedee Willox ('64) Jeff Michael ('65), Shirley Collings ('66) Pam Ehinger ('67), Doug Ufkes ('68) Nancy Nelson ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randy Buchanan ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom Crigler ('61) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roger Gress (Classic Class of '61) Happy Birthday to Tom Crigler (Classic Class of '61) -Roger Gress (Classic Class of '61) ****************************************************** ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings from a returned Bomber to the land of the free and the home of the brave, and just about the easiest country to get around in I've been in. We returned late Sunday night and I've been trying to get things organized around here since we've been back. as we left with Christmas still up (not a good idea), so here I am just putting Santa away today. I've been scanning the Sandstorm issues I've missed. Congrats late to you, Tim Smyth ('62), on the birth of your new grandson!! Yes, it is a blessing that your daughters and their families are close by. That's how it was with our family in Richland, we always had our cousins right in town, and the rest of the family in Eugene, OR, not far away. Now we're spread out a lot more, except my brother, Roy ('65) and his family are still in Kennewick. I'll be visiting them at the end of the month when I come out to see our mom for a few days. (If they are home, as I missed them when I was out in August.) And I've sent a note to Howard Chitty, I remember him as the PE teacher at Spalding Grade School, and best of all when I worked for them as their babysitter while they taught swim lessons in their back yard in l960!! I learned a lot doing that, mostly that I was sure I never wanted to have kids as a single mother, and not for a long time!! The 3 Chitty kids (then, I know there are 4 now) were a healthy, lively, and a handful for this l6 year old and to try to keep up with the house, well, it wasn't a piece of cake. WE are still sorting things from our trip, and getting our pictures sorted and developed. It was quite an adventure for this 60 year old. But I will venture forth on another trip later this month: I will join 2 of my girl friends from Roseville, CA on a cruise to Mexico for the first week of March. With our snow, which I got caught in last night and it took me an hour to go 20 miles, I am looking forward to the sunshine!! Bomber Cheers, -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: New Orleans Mardi Gras Luncheon In spite of a very rainy day, our February 1st luncheon came off without a hitch. In attendance were Maren ('63 & '64), Frank ('63) and Linda Whiteside, Kent ('53) and Pat Hamrick, Tami Bond Trudell ('63), Tami's daughter, Miranda and beautiful 9 week old granddaughter, Blair. Special guests were Chuck ('67) and Chris Crawley from Portland (OR) who were in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. We enjoyed good conversation, good food and a lot of old memories as always! The next lunch will likely be in the spring unless we have some out-of-town Bombers who want to get together before that. -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Hey, don't be dissin' the snow, girl. Some of my best friends are flakes! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - where it was a beautiful day! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Hey there Bombers and Bomberettes... Sometimes even the long-term memory is a problem!! I didn't make a connection when the Chitty family entrees started. Figured I missed Mr. Chitty at Spalding and I CERTAINLY didn't go to Carmichael. But then, some of the references to his house, the swimming pool & lessons started to sink through the skull. Gosh, I was one of those lucky kids who learned to swim (sorta) at the Chitty private pool. I had taken swimming lessons in the "big pool", but didn't do so well. Mom & Dad thought I should be able to swim, in case I fell in the water in a car accident or something (they sure weren't about to let me play in the river or ride in anyone's boat). So, they dug deep into Dad's radioactive pockets and came up with enough scratch to cover a 6-week course (I think it was 6 weeks). Still, I didn't learn to swim very well (back to the thick skull thing). But my fondest memory was that Mr. Chitty taught me to kneel on one knee on the edge of the pool and dive in. I still enjoy that! And now that I wear neither glasses or contacts, I do really enjoy the water so much more. See ya at the river this spring, with either a ski boat or a jet ski. dj jeff Michael ('65) Where the sun was shining brightly in Walla Walla today, but I had to come back to the hazy Tri-Cities. But...the SUNSET!!!! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Church leaders of Richland Baptist Church on GWWay hope to purchase "Q" and "R" homes on Howell which will then be torn down and used for extra parking spaces for the church membership. Just one year ago (1/23/04) the Governor's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Washington State Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation recognized this area as part of the "Gold Coast Historic District" in Richland and was listed on the "Washington Heritage Register of Historic Places." A local neighbor, Jim McCabe, 509-943-6100, at 1636 Howell in Richland 99354, is desperately attempting to avoid this from happening, as I am also. His email is, and he would appreciate any input you are able to provide. The website describing the issue is the first link below which will give you more information as to what RBC's plans will also be 10 years down the road. RBC Expansion Information: Petition Against RBC Expansion ** Those using Microsoft Internet Explorer can click the icon in the lower/right hand corner of the pictures to enlarge them. Please help RBC from destroying homes that have been recognized as being part of an historic district! Thank you, -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger ('67) Re: Bombers Singles! To: All Single Bombers I opened my mouth and I guess I need to find a place and set a time! I did get a lot of responds from that lil note! It was great to hear from everyone! Bill Caddock ('61), ya didn't say if you were single or not! I must admit I didn't hear from any single guys! What? We don't have any?? That is hard to believe! Well I'm open to suggestions as to where and when! I'll admit I'm the Idea Lady not the Planner Lady... need some with those kind of skills! Any one out there like that? I could use some help here! LOL Would like to hear from more singles if you're out there! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Doug Ufkes ('68) I recently re-contacted Jim Mattis ('68)... he is in Virginia now and got another star. -Doug Ufkes ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Nancy Nelson Wyatt ('69) Re: The gym Thunder was fun and exciting. Hate to see it go. When the t-shirts are ready to be ordered. could you please let us know. I would like to order one. -Nancy Nelson Wyatt ('69) ~ Colville, WA - The weather is foggy this morning but sun is trying to break thru and melt all the snow we have left. Still have about 4 inches on the ground. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Darlene Swearingen Bumpus ('63) ~ 4/21/45 - 1/31/05 >>Vern Coye ('56wb) ~ 3/5/37 - 1/27/05 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/05/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Barbara Isakson ('58), David Shaw ('60WB) Helen Cross Kirk ('62), Shirley Collings ('66) Nancy Bishop ('69), Dave Doran ('72) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Travis Strege ('96) BOMBER LUNCHES Today: Class of '60 & spouses Las Vegas BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) Class of '58 Luncheon, This Sunday Feb. 6, at Shilo Inn off of GWWay an in the O'Calllahan's Restaurant at 1:00. Have some words that John Richardson well be coming to town and was asking if some of us were getting together. I've called a few classmates and e-mail some too. P.S John my email has a Question by it so its not a working number. Were looking forward to seeing you and all the others that are or well try, should be a good group. Class Mate -Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: David D Shaw ('60WB) Click here to view the ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook -David D Shaw ('60WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: The gym I'm confused, as the current gym isn't the original gym I remember where we cheered Daddy Dawald's team to basketball history for us Bombers ,is it? I remember going to the new gym with my dad and Uncle Bob, who were among the faithful Bomber supporters for years, never missing a game in maybe the l980's. (And for all I know that isn't the current gym, but I think it was the same gym when I attended the 2002 reunion for our stellar class of l962.) I must admit that wasn't a big event to me then. I used to yell so much at the games when I was in Drill Team I almost always got a horrible headache. I watched the Happy Days 30th Year Reunion and really enjoyed it. And it brought back a lot of memories too. The girls in their bobbie sox and oxfords, what did we call them? Saddle shoes comes to mind. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ Back by the house by the little lake still thawing out after our last snowstorm, but with temperatures over 50 predicted for this weekend, it should all be gone soon. The lake was frozen when we returned late last Sunday, but I wouldn't trust it now to stand on. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Look. RHS has had 3 gyms built... Check it out: "2/14/45" picture shows clearly the first gym (#1) that was built. "RHS 1947" picture looks like they have building materials for gym #2 stacked up next to gym #1 "9/13/48" and "7/29/54" pictures show gym #1 (which was then the Girls' gym) and gym #2 (the boys' gym -- the one with the great "thunder" metal bleachers). I'm betting that Gene Conley ('48) got to play in that gym when it was brand new!! "RHS 1966" overhead picture shows the #1 gym is now gone (happened in 1963/'64 or so), the #2 gym (which is now the girls' gym) next to the #3 gym (Dawald Gym and now the boys' gym). What will the girls do for a gym now? -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Bob Grout ('66WB) asked that I pass along this link. It has a message from 'Becky' thanking all Viet Nam veterans. I, too, pass along my overwhelming THANK YOU! -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Nancy Bishop Maynard ('69) Re: Need to ask a favor!!! I read the Sandstorm every day but only write when I need something. (Sounds like my conversations with God) In May of 2003 my brother David Bishop ('67) had a heart attack. He did much better than the doctors said he would and after a long recovery he returned to his barber shop (Ganzel's) in Richland. Last fall he had more heart problems and his kidneys failed. Due to his damaged heart and dialysis three times a week he is in a very weakened state. Sitting around and doing nothing has been very hard for him. He loves his work. I know how caring Bombers are and I was hoping that if you are a Bomber, went to school with David, knew him from the VFW or if you knew him from Ganzel's, you would take a minute and send him a birthday card. His birthday is February 20th. He won't be able to do much this year and I would like to cheer him up a little. If you would like to help out, please send the card to either Ganzel's Barber Shop, 747 The Parkway, Richland WA 99352 or if you would like David's address please e-mail me at and I will get back to you. Thank you in advance, -Nancy Bishop Maynard ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Doran ('72) Re: Singles? It looked like a marriage and it seemed like a marriage but it was really a sad immigration scam and I'm thankful to be single again. Now if I could only reconnect with some of the great Bomber females that I knew from school it would be a nice start to better friendships - at least. Thanks Pam. -Dave Doran ('72) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/06/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Colt funeral notice today: Betty Hiser ('49), Jim Jensen ('50) Phil Belcher ('51), Bill Wingfield ('67) Pam Ehinger ('67), Kathie Moore ('69) Larry Davis ('80) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Cole ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Bennett ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Franco ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa Riccobuono ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori Raekes ('81) BOMBER LUNCH Today: Class of '58 BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* FROM THE EDITOR: Little did I know that destroying homes that have been recognized as being part of the Gold Coast Historic District was a controversial issue when I published the entry from Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) in the 2/4/05 Alumni Sandstorm. Shirley's entry contained 3 URLs about the project and we've received information from "the other side" who want to be heard. Since the "other side" doesn't have a URL to post, I've created a URL with text from Lorraine Ward Shelby ('63) so that those who wish to can read "the other side". ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) When I went to Col Hi (1945 - 1951 - 2 years beyond graduation) most of the time we had one gym. The boys got the gym on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The girls got the gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On the days when we (girls) did not have the gym we studied health in the auditorium. That old auditorium was COLD. The school year of '46-'47 the school was overloaded (built for 300 students and there were 1000 going to Col Hi). When we would have health class there were other classes in the auditorium. I assume the boys did the same. Never asked! Can't remember when the next two gyms were built but they destroyed the OLD GYM when they built the third gym. I loved the Happy Days reunion. The shoes were called saddles. I had a very wide foot when I was a teenager (women, in those days, did not have wide feet) and the only shoes I could wear were boys saddles. The only place in the Tri-Cities where I could buy saddles was in the old JC Penney's in Downtown Kennewick. The people in Kennewick hated us (Richlanders) because of all the free stuff that we used to get. From 1945 until they built Columbia Center in 1965 I never set foot in Kennewick (and don't now if I can help it - as a result I know zilch, de nada about Kennewick). I used to try to tell those people that we did get a lot of free stuff but that we had no freedom. That was like talking to a blank wall. If you walked into a store and if they thought you were from Richland they would simply turn their backs. Back in the days, as a freshman and sophomore, shoes were rationed World War II). You had to have stamps in order to buy shoes. Since I wore boys shoes they lasted longer than girls shoes so I used to give my stamps to women who had babies or small children. We were only allowed 3 pair of shoes a year. Does anyone remember Mrs. Carlisle (sp?). I could not find tennis shoes to fit me. She kept dinging me to get my gym shoes (tenny runners). We went shopping one Saturday and every place that we went did not have wide width tennis shoes so I wore penny loafers for PE. One day when we were playing soccer my shoe came off and flew up into the air. Everyone was chasing my tennis shoe - boy we she mad!!! So goes life!!! To: Nancy Bishop Maynard ('69) I did not know your brother but it sounds like he needs to develop a hobby. I collect postcards and that doesn't require too much energy. Stamps is another hobby that does not require much energy. And you can make these hobbies as cheap or expensive as you chose. He can read, collect baseball cards, etc. If his doctor says it is OK he can learn to play golf, tennis, volunteer to help children read or be a mentor. The list is endless - I wish your brother well and have put him on my prayer list. It seems to get longer each day. -Betty Hiser Gulley '49er - south/government Richland - sunny today - wind blew yesterday and was COLD. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Expanded comments on our high school gyms posted 2/5 Gene Conley graduated in June of 1948 and thus was unable to play basketball in Gym #2. Our starting center in the first game of the 1948-49 season, played in the "new" gym," was Artie Hammonds (49-RIP). Bomber Cheers -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) Re: Howard Chitty After reading the letters concerning Howard I thought I'd insert my two cents worth. I used to bird hunt with Howard, my ex-father-in- law, Craig Anderson and Frosty Foust. Howard was an expert with the duck call and we seldom missed taking our limit home. I've seen him sit in a blind and talk to ducks that had landed in our decoy spread with out alarming them. We also hand loaded our shotgun shells in his basement. One day I got tired of sitting in the blind and decided to do some jump shooting. I was about 1/4 mile away when I jumped a nice mallard and pulled down on it. When I fired it sounded like a .22 going off and the shot just rolled out of the barrel. Howard hadn't put the powder in, just the primer and was all set for a big laugh at my expense! I'm sure he missed not having the chance to give me a bad time about it. (I have told that story a number of times and it never fails to get a chuckle.) He was a lot of fun to be with. -Phil Belcher ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) Re: Computer Tech Support For those Bombers that need computer help, one of our own Bomber's son has started a Computer Tech Support that is available on line, or over the phone. Dona Pfeifer Holloway's ('72) son Scott Holloway has a web site that people can go to for tech help. I have watched Scott grow up as he is my best friend Rob's son. He even calls me Unkle Billy. Contact Scott by email at There is a free 800 number for those who need it: 1-800-756-6538. Support service is available 24/7. No charge for support unless otherwise mentioned (time consuming and difficulty would be the only reason for a charge) As Scott puts it, Next Door Tech (NDT) provides tech support for small office and home based business owners. "We provide affordable, tailored solutions, for business web site design, online advertising and marketing solutions, as well as innovative communication tools. We take on one customer at a time to ensure full, long-term success, and satisfaction on both ends." Along with these business services, NDT provides tech support services to those who need help maintaining or using their computers and solving security issues. Scott, said Unkle Billy, (he didn't really say Unkle Billy, but I'm sure he was thinking it) "Please let those interested in Next Door Tech Help know that I'm just here to help. I want to make the process of getting done what you want done as easy as possible. Computers are much more fun this way! best regards, Scott Holloway 1-800-756-6538 fax: 775-416-9269 -Bill Wingfield (BRC '67) ~ Sunny Augusta, GA - where it's a little nippy, so have to wait for the frost to lift before I hit the links. Yes, Donny, I'm actually going golfing this am. I'm using Dad's clubs. If you guys do come here for Masters I have to at least play a couple of times before you get here. I don't want another ball going down the culvert pipe. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger ('67) Re: Bomber Singles! Yes, Dave Doran ('72) that did happen to a lot of people! I'm sorry you were caught in it. Well I think I've come up with an idea for all the Bomber Singles to meet! What would all of you think of a Pot Luck, or bring what ever ya want, Wing Ding at the Riverside Park...OOPS Howard Amon Park? I was thinking we could all meet on the weekend of Cool Desert Nights. I think that is usually in June sometime. Someone out there help me with the date of that weekend. [6/24-26/05 -- according to Class of '65's 40 year reunion. -Maren] We can have a picnic in the afternoon. So we all can meet new and old friends! Then go to the street dance that night. I was thinking that Saturday would be a good day to do this! So what do ya think? Can we pull this together?? Let me know what you think! I'm open for any and all suggestion! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Kathie Moore ('69) Re: RHS... Not sure there are boy gyms and girl gyms. Things have changed. Classes are co-ed. For now there is the old small 'girl's' gym and the big Art Dawald Gym with the horrible floor! No one showers that I know of, and I am told that a lot of the showers don't work or don't have hot water. They even have to share little PE lockers, for back packs and clothes! They have set up some sad looking portables for classrooms in the parking lot (what used to be the upper level parking lot on Thayer), so the kids are parking where ever they can fit a car along the street or across Thayer at the Church or down at the Bomber Bowl. Trying to drive down the streets is terrible because hardly any of them will use a crosswalk or walk in groups. They even have portables set up at Carmichael for classes. There is only one lunch hour and no way can they feed all of those kids at one time, so a lot of kids are gone for lunch. Some kids have no locker, since they have closed the 300 wing (foreign language building in 1969) for demolition soon, so they have to pack all of their books in their back pack up and down the hill to go to Tastee-Freez for lunch. Last semester the 9th graders didn't get a World Geography book, they were told that they couldn't get them -- but I know they got brand new 9th grade Geography books for the 6th grade special education students at Carmichael! go figure. The teachers don't all grade the same, the percentages for grades, wouldn't you think that 90% is a B, not always. Now why wouldn't that be standard, how can that be fair? Very confusing to me. I think I am really getting old. -Kathie Moore ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Davis ('80) Just wanted to wish Big Brother Gary Davis ('77) a happy Birthday, February 5th. I know he reads the Sandstorm and would enjoy any ribbing from his friends. -Larry Davis ('80) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice today >>Milo McClendon ~ ('37) ~ 10/14/20 - 1/27/05 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/07/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Burt Pierard ('59), Bill Craddock ('61) Frank Whiteside ('63), Roy Ballard ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry Rice ('71) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: Mr. Warren Scott, '50's Col-Hi Physics Teacher In a recent conversation with Missy Keeney ('59), Mr. Scott's name came up in reference to his love of Steam Cars. I got to wondering if he is still living. Do any of you Bombers out there know anything about him (how's he doin', where is he) and possibly how to contact him? Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Craddock ('61) Re: Pam Ehinger ('67) A picnic/get together in June sounds good. I'll pencil it in as soon as dates are firm. By the way, I'd be happy to help out if needed (on top of being a "wingman" or designated driver) in any way I can. There - - you have at least on more male "Bomber" for your gang. -Bill Craddock ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: old phonographs Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) had talked about phonographs a while back and inspired me to look for some old ones. So I called my brother and bought a beautiful mahogany 1911 Victrola from him and had him ship it to me. It was in great shape, needing a few minor repairs to make it A1, so I looked up a guy that I met at some local antique shows and located him near Baton Rouge. We went to his house with the Victrola. He has a huge shop behind his house. Were we in for a shock! He had more old phonographs, restored and original, than I had seen altogether in my life. The entire 2100 sq. ft. building was wall to wall with old phonographs/talking machines, etc. From the ceiling were tons of motors and parts and wall shelves were stacked with tons of stuff. On the second floor were phonographs stacked 3 high on top of each other. He told me at a previous antique show that he had more than 600 antique phonographs! I was in antique heaven since I collect everything under the sun. Anyway, he looked at the Victrola and said it was partially restored and in good shape, but needed the arm rebuilt and a thorough internal cleaning. While he was telling us this, we were gazing at the shelves of beautiful, restored hand-crank talking machines. He told us about them and offered to give me about twice what I paid for the Victrola on a trade, so my wife, not too happy about repair expense and having the 50 lb. Victrola to lug around, found one she really liked. I have to admit I loved it, too. So we swapped (I had to add some cash, of course). So we ended up buying for our 35th anniversary, a Standard Model A Talking Machine (copyright 1901) made by the Standard Talking Machine Company of Chicago made by Columbia (originally part of Edison-Columbia in the 1880's and later merged with Gramophone in about 1930). The horn is called a "petal horn". These machines appreciate much more than Victrolas, so I was pleased. The sound is really cool. Some of the talking machine or antique phonograph sites have examples of different sounding machines that you can play on your computer. I attached a few pictures. The dog (I got that from him,too) is an exact replica of "Nipper," the famous Victor "voice of his master" dog. If anyone is looking for some great antique phonographs (has huge consoles,too) let me know, and I'll send you his email/telephone number. He appears at a number of antique shows. I think his next big one is the Roundtop, TX Antique Show between Houston and Austin in late March/early April. This is a HUGE show with over 350,000 people in attendance. We may even head that way, even though we are out of room for any more collectibles or antiques. My cousin is still holding an antique rocker and desk for me. Oh well, we can always just look! (Yeah, right) -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) To: Kathie Moore ('69) What a School District. They really take care of our schools. Isn't it wonderful. Oh by the way our kids also. -Roy Ballard ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) FYI...of the eight different Gene Conley ('48) baseball cards that I have in my collection...only 2 list his home town as Richland (;-) Here's one of them... Can anyone identify the belt buckle in the to year? -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ .recovering from the 'flu' ...waiting for the Super Bowl ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Happy Birthday to Mike Franco ('70). I figured you'd be in Hyannis Port celebrating with the Kennedys. Happy Birthday to Gary Davis ('77). Looking more and more like the old man every day! And I'm sorry about that. -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/08/05 ~ FAT TUESDAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Jim Hurt ('51WB), Wally Erickson ('53) Barb Isakson ('58), Judy Willox ('61) Gay Edwards ('64), Pam Ehinger ('67) Mike Franco ('70), Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Cole Sisters ('50, '52, '55, '63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: MaryAnne Greninger ('67WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy Lemler ('74) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Jim Hurt ('51WB) Click here to view the ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook -Jim Hurt ('51WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: the original "girls" Gym Boy, does that bring back memories! I remember the "girls prom" was held in the girls Gym; refer to the '53 Columbian. One of my favorite memories of the girls Gym was when we (my friends... buddies) would go up the side stairs (see picture) and pick the lock with a pocket knife... it was easy. [ I think Wally means the 2/14/45 picture. -Maren] Now, this was on a weekend and no one is suppose to be there, right? Well, you have to remember we had the "best" janitors in the Northwest... remember Bill Hartley and Marcellina Seidel. They were always there with a smile and there to keep our High School in the best condition!! Anyway, to make a long story short, after we had picked the lock to the girls Gym; we started playing basketball to our hearts content. Being there alone made this huge echo in the Gym. We were having a great time until Bill Hartley came in and asked us to leave. Now, when Bill spoke you listened.. so we left. This didn't stop us from going back on other weekends. Finally, one weekend we got to the same doors and someone had put a metal plates over the door latches. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!! Grin! Another thing I remember in between the boys and girls Gym during lunch hour, we would toss coins and see who could get the closest to the wall... the winner took all. This could be nickels, dimes, or quarters... your choice. Great fun. Thanks Maren for showing those pictures of the old and new of the Columbia (Richland) High School. It sure brought back some great memories. -Wally Erickson ('53) ~ We haven't had much of a winter. Need more snow in the mountains, or we'll pay for it this summer. Having lots of sunshine, but cool weather in Coeur D'Alene, ID ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Barb Isakson Rau ('58) Re: Class of '58 Luncheon on Sunday February 6th Well, we had a nice turn out for John Richardson ('58) and our class of '58 Luncheon on Sunday. We had John Richardson, Jim Smith, Dennis Barr, Fred Klute, Jim Wendland, Jerry Irwin, Glen and Carol Rose, Mary Pat Keegen King, David Bowls and Barb Isakson Rau. So if any of our classmates come to town and want to see some of their classmates, the Class of '58 luncheon is on the 1st Sunday of the month at 1:00 at the Shilo off of GWWay O'Callahan's Restaurant is inside the Shilo). If it falls on a holiday its the 2nd Sunday of that month. Just put it on your calendar and come once and a while. We have lots of fun! Come join in with your Class of '58. Next is Sunday, March 6th. Try to make it now. Your Classmate -Barb Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Judy Willox ('61) To: All Bombers, All Classes I am back to tell you that I now have the link to the picture of the t-shirt that will be offered as a commemorative item for the "Bringing Down the House, Last Prom" Party. And I now have the tickets ready to send out to all of you who are waiting to order them. If you order them from me, you will get a little surprise in the envelope with your ticket. Not sure how long the tickets, OR the little surprises are gonna last, so get your order in before they are gone. This is now being announced at all the Basketball games and is being announced in the paper. Suppose to be going on tv and radio also. I have already had a bunch of orders for the tickets, so don't delay if this is something you don't want to miss. I can't imagine anyone in the Bomber Camp wanting to miss the chance to spend an evening with The Kingsmen or other Bombers. So come on out and have a good time "bringing down the house"! Tickets are $15.00 a person and there will be refreshments as well as good music brought to you by The Kingsmen. Mark your calendars for March 19, 2005 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for a rockin' good time and to say farewell to our old "Thunder-Gym". Check out the link below to see the shirt. The shirts will run $15.00 for a short sleeve and $20.00 for a long sleeve. Sweatshirts will be available on special order, but not sure yet what the price will be. There is also mailing available for these items from $5.00 and up, if it is a sweatshirt. If you can't make the party, perhaps a shirt to remember our old "Thunder-Gym" will suffice? Check it out. Re: Radiations I am also "radiating" a "boost" for our own beloved Radiations and their darling Valentine fundraiser. The Radiations are trying to garner funds for their contest expenses and their coaching for this year. So let's help out some fellow Bombers with an order for a Singing Valentine to go to a loved one and you will also get a silk rose and a small chocolate to go with it. What better way to tell that special someone, "I love you". Check out the link below for more information and the cutest picture of The Radiations. Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox ('61) ~ Richland ~ The excitement is hot, but the weather is still a tad bit chilly. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gay Edwards ('64) Re: Vera Edwards...Still Going Strong At 85 Dear Bomber Buddies, I'm very happy to announce that my Mom, Vera Edwards, is happy and healthy in Spokane these days. You may remember that Vera taught at Carmichael for years, and later transferred to Chief Jo, when Rick ('62-RIP) and I began attending Carmichael. Later, she worked as a K-12 school counselor for Hanford School (a somewhat traitorous act, we Bombers agree). Mom continued to live in W. Richland long after her teaching career, and Realtor career, until March of 2004. Dad had passed away 5 years ago, and then we lost my Bro, Rick, almost two years ago. Needless to say, our family is now tiny... and we are just happy to finally be together in Spokane, where Mom lives and serves as Vice President of the Resident's Council at Harbor Crest, a lovely senior facility on the South Hill. Mom hasn't changed much, folks. She's still tons of fun, with lots of attitude! The great news is that she is going to be 85 on April 30th! I can just imagine how much fun she would have with an album filled with jokes, comments, and "roast style stories" from all of HER KIDS from her school mom years. I'll supply the album and put it all together for Vera... if you'd be kind enough to send the emails and/or photos of yourself... to thrill and delight MY MOM. Thanks in advance for any contribution you'd like to make to MOM's Memory Album. By the way, she still talks about so many of you all the time. She loves all of you so much, and so enjoys hearing about each and every one of you!!! I hope you are all well, and immensely happy in life. Please send all responses to: -Gay Edwards...proud Bomber 1964 graduate. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger ('67) Well Bill Craddock ('61) Thank you! I can use all the help I can get. I don't live in Richland so I need for some one to find out how or what we do to get an area of the Park on that weekend. The Cool Desert Nights! June usually around the middle weekend, I believe. Bill if ya live in Richland you can check with the Chamber to find out just when it will be. Thanks! Well if we have it in the Park, no booze public property! Ya know the rules! LOL! Also you're the only one I've heard back on this! So come on People... let me know how many want to come! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Franco ('70) Thanks for the birthday wishes from Mike Davis ('74). I am up here at Sun Peaks BC Skiing. I skiied with my lovely wife most of the day yesterday but met JFK and Elvis in the bar for the football game. They still draw the babes!!! Everything up here is great except... no Denny's on the mountain! By the way, the Steve Neill ('72) fugitive chase has given birth to a new wekkly TV show on Fox. The title of the show is "RPD (Richland Plice Dept of course!) The Stubby Files". Nothing is final yet, but reliable sources have it that Lindsy Tucker will play the lead role! Bomber cheers to all -Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Announcing the 2005 RHS Alumni Basketball Tournament. It will be held on Friday and Saturday June 17th and 18th at RHS There will be two divisions: Green Division: Full court 5 on 5 Gold Division: Half Court 3 on 3 Registration Fees Before March 31st 2005 = $25 Before May 13th, 2005 = $30 After May 13th, 2005 = $35 Tournament info: Download Application: Or Register Online: Registration can now be paid via Credit Card (online only). This is a service provided by PayPal. If you have family members who would like to play, let me know and I can mail them an application. If you have questions or suggestions, please let me know. Thanks -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Cole Sisters ('50, '52, '55, '63) To: Johnny Cole ('66) You know your big sisters didn't forget your birthday, as you received your cards and phone calls, BUT........ there was confusion as to which sister was sending felicitations to the Sandstorm! Sorry this is late little brother, we love you! -Barbara ('50), Patti ('52), Karen ('55), Judie and Jackie ('63) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/09/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Funeral Notice today: Charlotte Carlson ('52), Don Lyall ('52) Morgan Miller ('53), George Swan ('59) Judy Willox ('61), Leoma Coles ('63) Deedee Willox ('64), Gary Behymer ('64) Doug Patterson ('75), Gary Davis ('77) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayle Dunn ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jane Brady ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen Moore ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Charlotte Carlson Terry ('52) Re: Col Hi Janitors/etc. Nice reference to the Janitors (they didn't call them Custodial Engineers in those days) - another one was Al Weber (Lael Weber Larrabee's ('52) dad) - he was a great guy - they also drove the school bus and I'm sure more things than I can think of right now. -Charlotte Carlson Terry ('52) ~ Prescott, AZ - where we woke to a light snow covering this AM - it'll be gone by noon - good ole' AZ sun!! Last night had a group of Javelina (wild pigs) come through - about 20 of them (with two little babies). ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Don Lyall ('52) Re: One of a Kind My wife got me a new book, "One of Kind" (the Gene Conley ('48) Story). It was just published (Nov '04). Written by his wife Kathryn. I am only about half way through it and am enjoying it very much. Thought other Bombers might enjoy knowing and reading of it. [Available at -Maren] -Don Lyall ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Morgan Miller ('53) Click here to view the ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook -Morgan Miller ('53) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Am I my own Grandpa? People often ask me if I was always this way? While silently wondering what they could possibly be referring to, I generally respond by saying, "NOoooooo, I used to be much worse." And this is true. I believe that I am like the aging superhero, mellowing with age much like "Super Glue" gradually turning to fine old "Silly Putty." Recently, someone wrote into The Sandstorm and expressed their disbelief at reaching the ripe old age of 60 years. Having never expected to possibly survive past 25 or 30 years, I find that I "myself" vividly resemble that remark. I am racing headlong and uncontrollably toward the inter-decade level of 64 years this summer. Just a few years ago, I used to get up in the morning and look into the mirror and wonder, "Dad, what are you doing in there?" More recently, I look in there and ask out loud, "Grandpa, when did you come back?" Gramps was born on a wagon train traveling from Iowa to Kansas in 1872 and he passed on yonder over life's great divide about 40 years ago. He was 92 years old. So, I have resigned myself to being around for a bit longer than that original mere 30 years. Me "Dear Ol' Mither" is almost 87 and my auntie is 92 years old and Auntie is ornery enough to outlive me and my much younger sister, Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63). And, a psychic friend once told me that since I come from a stock with such great longevity, they (Ever wonder who "they" is?) would have to shoot me to get rid of me. After that, I have never sought a second opinion. I have decided, "Its a good time, and I'm havin' it!" So, I plan to make the best of it. Some folks stop to smell the roses. Well I do too and I also try to participate in other benevolent undertakings like talk to and pet the kitty cats. However, I have discovered that I must be more careful when I bend over so that I don't keep on going and topple over on my head. I have found that now, as a senior citizen it, is most embarrassing to be stuck there in a three point stance on shaky legs and a full (although thinning) head of gray with arms waving wildly about somewhat reminiscent of a thick wobbly tripod. So, there I am in the "bottoms up position" yelling, "Help, I've toppled and I can't get up!" Of course, if I could just get down, then I could probably get back up. But... Whoever coined that expression, "Keep the shiny side up" may have had aging old men in mind because I still have "most" of my silvery gray hair but it shines so much that I have to keep a lid on it when hunting to avoid causing a wildlife stampede. Anyway, every time I topple, one of the real values of having resident elves becomes most apparent. They usually come along, laughing uncontrollably and harness up Darby and pull me back upright. Of course, Darby, is my Yellow Lab, who has been just sitting there, up till then, thoroughly enjoying the apparent humor of my situation and offering absolutely no help. Good elves, good elves, Bad dog! -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ One cheerful old Bomber Dude residing in Burbank, WA - Where, "there ain't nothin' as much fun as havin' a good time!" ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Judy Willox ('61) To: All Bombers, All Classes Questions, so many questions. I have more information on the "Bringing Down the House" shirt, and now have a form you can download and print to send in for a t-shirt or tickets. However, remember, that if you order your tickets from me, you will get that little surprise as well as your tickets. You can send those to me at: ATTN: Judy Willox RHS Club 40 PO Box 1863 Richland, WA 99352 I am told that the shirts are a 50/50 blend and they come in black or forest green. They also come in short or long sleeves. They were suppose to do sweat shirts by special order also, but have not had any more information on that. I am also told that they want to have a special order form for floor pieces at the party, so be on the look-out for those at the party. If any more information comes out about that, I will let you know. The link for the t-shirt/ticket form is here: Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox ('61) ~ Richland ~ where I am still very excited about this. Is it March 19th yet? ;o) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Singles getting together I think that Sat during the class reunion week-end sounds great! A picnic/potluck would be fun, and not too much work to put together. I would be willing to help with set-up or whatever you might need to get this going. If you want to contact me, you have my email address... I have my "Class of '63' annual, and it would be fun to bring that along! Just let me know soon enough to make reservations over there. I do have some relatives I could stay with if need be... keep in touch, and let's get this going!! -Leoma Coles ('63) ~ in Salem, OR - where it's still chilly and down to freezing tonight! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Informal Bomber Get Together We all got together at Granny's in Kennewick. Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) was in town for a couple of days and she always manages to gather us together. Attending were: Jack Armstrong ('60) and wife Louise (NAB), plus several of his children and grandchildren; Ron Armstrong ('61); Jean ('64); Mary Massey Horsey ('64); Larry Holloway ('64) and wife, Barb Eckert Holloway ('61); Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) and husband, Armand Loiseau (NAB); Kelly Gaines Nicholson ('84) and her two children, Koby and Emily. One pic is of Mary Massey Horsey, Jean Armstrong Reynolds, and Deedee Willox Loiseau (all class of '64). One pic is of Barb Eckert Holloway, Jean Armstrong Reynolds, and Deedee Willox Loiseau. We all had a great time. Good food and better company! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Sharing with you the meaning of life which I found while at Bill's near Rockaway Beach, Oregon. -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Doug Patterson ('75) This story was published Tuesday, February 8th, 2005 Tri-City Herald Anthony "Tony" Marsh, 50, of Richland, died Feb. 6 at Tri-Cities Chaplaincy House. He was born in Richland and was a lifelong Tri-City resident. He was a nuclear process operator for Fluor Hanford. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements. Goodbye dear friend... -Doug Patterson ('75) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Davis ('77) I would like to say thank you to my Brother Larry Davis ('80) and Mike Davis ('74) for wishing me a happy Birthday. As for the rest of you, I'll accept a belated birthday (just kidding, wait no I am not, yes, just kidding). -Gary Davis ('77) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Joseph Hurley ('72) ~ 9/6/54 -2/4/05 >>Juanita Curry Hastings (HHS'38?) ~ 12/3/20 - 2/4/05 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/10/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem ('47), Joseph Choate ('60), Dan Morgan ('83) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry Molnaa ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Woods ('61WB) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Triem Mowery ('47) Re: Luncheons Attn: 1940's grads The regularly scheduled luncheon for February has been postponed for one week, since the 3rd Monday falls on a holiday. So, all you 1940's ladies and spouses of 1940's guys please note the change. There is some talk of making the 4th Monday the normal meeting time (rather than the 3rd Monday), and this will be voted on when we meet and greet each other on the 28th of February. Hope to see a lot of you there - at the Red Robin in Kennewick, 1 p.m. Mary Triem Mowery, a '47 Bomber ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Joseph Choate ('60) Click here to view the ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook -Joseph Choate ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dan Morgan ('83) Re: '85 in '05 Hi! Debbie Wright Ellis ('85) asked me to post to ask if anyone has news of the 20 year reunion for Class of 85. I have not seen any news on their class web page. Does anyone have information on how to reach someone on the '85 reunion committee so that classmates can contact them for info? Thanks! -Dan Morgan ('83) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [There's a link to the '85 Reunion on -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/11/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Jim Jensen ('50) Shirley Segrest ('52), Josef Choate ('60) Dean Hoff ('62) and JoAnn Bushnell ('65) Donna Fredette ('65), Patti McLaughlin ('65) Pam Ehinger ('67), Children of Teacher, Inez Miller ('61, '64, '70) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Carter ('65) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) To: Mary Triem Mowery ('47) Hi Mary I just talked to Ethel Simpson and she wants to attend these luncheons. Let her know about the change. Love, Dick -Dick McCoy ('45) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Wally Erickson's ('53) 2/8 entry mentioning Janitor/Bus Driver Bill Hartley Wow!!! That took me back. I have often thought about Bill, but had forgotten his name. Thank you, Wally. Bill Hartley was one of the most pleasant gentlemen I have ever known... ready smile, good words for everyone and everything. He was one of Richland's foremost sports enthusiasts. His voice, rooting for the Bombers, could always be heard at our baseball games. He knew every player's name and would call it out to congratulate or to encourage. I had a number of opportunities to chat with him. I found him to be a superb human being. To: Pappy Swan ('59) In your "Pappy's Puddle or the Saga of the Elves" (title for a book?) I have read about the little people and their puddle environment with interest and enjoyment. I don't recall any puddle comments concerning natter jacks. Is it possible the elves might use such as a medium of transportation? Bomber Cheers! -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Shirley Segrest Telford ('52) Click here to view the ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook -Shirley Segrest Telford ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Josef Choate ('60) For all of you who are looking for my brother Jim )'58), he has been running around the entire country since his retirement. My younger brother Dick ('63) is currently living in Tucson, AZ. If you have a desire to contact them, email me and I will get you in contact with either one. Bomber Love to you all, and how about getting out some information on the September 2005 Club 40 activities. -Josef Choate ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Dean Hoff ('62) and JoAnn Bushnell Hoff ('65) Click here to view the ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook -Dean Hoff ('62) and JoAnn Bushnell Hoff ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donna Fredette ('65) Hi all, Happy Valentine's Day early! I had to write in tonight because hardly anyone wrote in today! Think if all the classes wrote in how long the paper would be!!!!! I had a wonderful day today with my daughter Bonnie and my beautiful granddaughters, Sofia and Gabriella. What a joy they are! My granddaughter Sofia went to church with her Mom and her Memaw and talked through the whole service! What a blessing she is. Then we walked in the park in downtown Bellevue in the beautiful sunny day and went for a tall iced tea on downtown Main Street. Later we picked up Gabriella and we drove to my Mom's house. Gabriella and I went for a walk together while Bonnie visited with her Grandmother. Gabriella picked up rocks and sticks and found some yellow chalk on the ground and walked on the edge of the sidewalks and ran ahead of me and I found myself thinking that if she ran away I would not be able to catch up with her!! We walked on the track up from my Mom's house where my brother, Greg went to Jr. High and where my Dad used to walk when he was retired. What a wonderful experience to live as a child again through your grandchildren. May God Bless all you reading this today as Ash Wednesday comes again and the Lenten season begins again. It is so wonderful to know that there are so many blessings in this beautiful country and world of ours even though there is so much pain and heartache for so many. Bomber Cheers, -Donna Fredette ('65) P.S. May God be with all our troops keeping our country safe all over the world. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) I have to share some very sad news. JoAnne Bucholz McLaughlin's ('65) husband, Tom, died unexpectedly in his sleep this weekend. He was only 56 years old. Tom was not a Bomber; but he had lived here all his working life. He was a great guy. They had recently built a new house in Pasco. The memorial service was Thursday, February 10th. If anyone would like JoAnne's mailing address, you can email me. God bless Tom, JoAnne, Andy, April and Tom's mom. -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger ('67) Re: Bomber Singles Wing Ding! Well, I've got Judy Willox ('61), Bless her Soul, checking into what we need to do Re getting a spot in The Park! The Date is June 25th at 3pm! It will be a pot luck! Bring what ya want! Drinks and plates will be up to you to bring too! Since this is not sponsored by any Club or anyone (just us) please understand about bringing your own drinks, plate, silverware and a dish to share! We'll have a great time! Fun will be had by All! Then there will be the street dance where we can dance our lil ol hearts out! Polish a belt buckle or two also! Come and have a great time! Looking forward to seeing all the new friends I've met since I open my mouth on this! *LOL* Guys don't be shy. Safeway always has the Deli, so grab something and come join the fun! We Gals don't bite... maybe nibble a bit but you'll have fun! I will keep you posted on just where in The Park it will be. Right now trying to get it by the Finger Nail! So stay in touch and I would love to hear from more singles I know you're out there! See you soon! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Miller Kids ('61, '64, '70) Our mother, Inez Miller, is turning 90 on February 28th and we thought it would be fun to have any ex-students send her a birthday wish. She taught at Lewis and Clark in 1945 and 1946 (5th or 6th grade). She then taught 6th grade at Spalding during the '47-'48 school year and I think she taught a 1/2 day during the '48-'49 school year still at Spalding. She took time off to be with kids and went to teaching 1/2 day kindergarten at Jason Lee in 1956. She went back to Spalding in 1957, teaching kindergarten there until she retired in 1977. I know for sure the retirement date is correct, the other dates may be off by a year or so. She is doing great and had a complete knee replacement last year. She is still active in Bridge clubs, P.E.O., church activities and retired teachers association and keeps dad busy with household projects. We would like to put a book together for her to present to her at the "Tea Party" we are having for her on the 27th. Thought it would be a fun walk down memory lane for her. You can send your birthday wishes to Barb Miller Marshlain at Thanks, -Ron Miller ('61) -Barb Miller ('64) -Kathy Miller ('70) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/12/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Bell ('51), Dave Brusie ('51) Bill Berlin ('56), George Swan ('59) Gary Behymer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Sandy Clark ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Haynes ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Freddie Schafer ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat Caldwell ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shanon Laybourn ('65) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Bell Norton ('51) Re: Richland Seniors Association Dance The Richland Seniors Association is co-sponsoring, with the City of Richland, our Second Annual "All Ages" Winter Swing Fling Dance on Saturday, February 12th from 1:00 - 4:00pm. Tickets are $5 at the door, the Easy Swing Band will play your type of music, great refreshments are being provided by The Manor at Canyon Lakes, many nice door prizes will be given out and the first 25 ladies will receive a keep-sake corsage. We had more than 120 people last year at the first one, and we hope to have even more this time. Please come and join us! And on Sunday, February 13th from 8:00 - 12:00 noon the RSA (Richland Seniors Association), the City of Richland and the Wishing Star Foundation are having a pancake breakfast at the Community Center. For $4 at the door you will receive sausage, scrambled eggs, all-you- can-eat pancakes, juice and coffee. Door prizes are always given away and entertainment will be provided. Please come and help the Foundation grant wishes to terminally ill children here in the Tri-Cities! Hope to see you there! -Betty Bell Norton ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) Bombers! - Re: Bill Hartley What a nice man. Remember him well. Remember a basketball trip to Walla Walla where we had to get out and push the bus. The bus jerked when he got it started again and "Bang". Ray Juricich's nose will never be the same. -Dave Brusie ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Bill Hartley, Sr. and Bill Hartley, Jr. ('56) I remember both Bill Harley's, Senior and Junior. Junior was, I believe, was in my class of 1956 and the last time I saw him he was working for one of the major banks in Uptown. He was a super guy and a great classmate, which shows what great parents he had. One time I did something stupid, which was par for the course, and Bill, Sr. chewed me out good. Yes, he could do that if he wanted to but I don't think it was very often. I told my parents about it and my Dad said, "You must have really screwed up to get Bill, Sr. mad at you?" I told him what I did, waiting to get jumped on by my Dad and he surprised me by saying, "Getting chewed out by Bill, Sr. is punishment enough." A couple of days later, after dodging Bill, Sr. all of that time, he came up and put his arm around me, and asked me if I had learned a lesson? Good military training because I said "YES SIR" and we were friends for life... again. Later, a Kennewick friend of mine said of Bill, Sr. "...he is just your school janitor..." and I said that he was more than that... he was my friend and so was his son and I could not say that about a lot of professionals I knew around town. I also remember being in the Mitsubishi Industries Head Office in Japan, probably 3,000 employees in the HQ, to meet with the President and had to wait because he was out meeting and talking to the janitors of the building. He was telling them that their job was SO important because the Mitsubishi building represented the Mitsubishi quality and that quality started with "their job and their the most important in the company because the cleanliness of the building represented the quality of the company." Lesson learned, but not on Enron and MCI. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where the sun is coming up, 55F the high today and the snow pack is just inches, not feet, in the mountains. Guess I will have to learn to drink my Scotch neat. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59 -- Last Century) To: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: "natter jacks" "Is it possible the elves might use such as a medium of transportation?" Jim, you really have my attention. You see, I am a curious sort of fellow and people tell me that all the time. Hmmm. Wonder if they mean that in a different way? Oh well, your question reminded me of an incident. Anymore, at my age, everything seems to remind me of an incident. Way back in the early eighties (last century), I had a fisheries project in which I had to locate all water withdrawals (pumps, siphons, diversions, etc.) on large portions of the Snake and Columbia Rivers. Next, we performed a diving inspection on each one to determine if there was adequate screening protection for downstream migrating juvenile salmon and steelhead. Some of these dives were little more than laying in the water and looking at the end of a pipe, others were fairly deep (30-40 feet). The final step was to determine and locate the owners and operators of the withdrawals and ensure that the fish protection was within an established criteria. Prior to that, anyone could pump out of the river with whatever and believe me the "whatevers" were amazing and often intriguing and ingenious. One day I went ashore from my boat into an orchard just downstream of Wenatchee, WA and approached a fellow who was barely taller than your average elf. I cordially greeted him, he responded in kind, and I asked him who owned the pumps there. He replied, "Seddarguen." I said, "who?" He again said, "Seddarguen." Puzzled, I said, "I'm sorry, who did you say is the owner?" Growing somewhat perturbed with me, he exhorted rather loudly (for a little fellow), "Ah said, Seddarguen, cain't yah unnerstann Anglieesh?" Barely controlling my amusement, I said, "Oh, OK, where are you from?" He said that he hailed from somewhere in the deep south and we chatted for a while about how good the fishing was from his shoreline. I bid him adieu and went on (chuckling inwardly). Later, my partner, Tommy, and I had a good laugh when we determined that "Seddarguen" actually translated to "Cedar Green," a combined local fruit orchard and I think a fruit processing company in those days. So, Jim, what is a "Natter Jack?" As a "medium of transportation" could explain so much about the wee people. "Nater Jack" just seems to ring with a similar connotation of "Seddarguen." Color me totally curious. Please elaborate? And, be well my fellow Bomber. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA - Where I asked the elves about "Natter Jacks" this very chilly frosty morning and all they do is point at me and laugh in high-pitched hysterics. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Jog your memories with these items? "Dupus Boomer" Cartoons by Dick Donnell (Original) 1963 Richland Bomber Basketball Program vs Davis Souvenir Program Richland Day Sept 2, 1946 "Dupus Boomer" Cartoons by Dick Donnell (Original) Richland Gym Floor Pen made of 1963 basketball floor! -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) went to the hand doctor this morning(2-11-05)about my carpal tunnel and he said what I did NOT want to hear----he is scheduling nerve conduction tests on BOTH hands----NOT at all what I want----first time I had it done, it hurt so damn much that the doctor could only do one hand cause I was in too much stress and he was worried I was gonna have a seizure (they can be brought on by stress), so you can well-imagine how my stress level was just hearing he is ordering the tests!!!!! he also talked about cortisone injections and I nixed those right away---of course he said, "I only use a small needle and it won't hurt"---well, I NEED more than his say-so that it won't hurt!!!!!!! have heard way too many horror stories about cortisone!!!!! will have the tests sometime in the next two weeks, then will go back and get the results and IF they aren't bad enough for surgery, he will "push" the cortisone injections!!!!!!! I am leaning towards paying for the surgery, IF my insurance won't pay for it, as I don't think cortisone is going to do much--it isn't a cure----just a "stop-gap" and I ain't into all that pain!!!!!!! got on "the net" and found information on the types of surgeries for carpal tunnel---IF I have to pay for it on my own, then I am opting for the "cold-laser" technique----luckily, there are FIVE doctors here in Bakersfield who are qualified to do that type of surgery! "three cheers for my side". -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA----rained this morning, but had clear and sunny skies this afternoon----am driving to Las Vegas later this evening, where they are having lots of rain and street flooding---hate driving through the desert in the rain. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Sandy Clark Chamberlin ('71) Click here to view the ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook -Sandy Clark Chamberlin ('71) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/13/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Jim Jensen ('50), Wally Erickson ('53) Terri Royce ('56), Tom Hughes ('56) Pat Harris ('57), Gary Behymer ('64) Donna Fredette ('65), John Kenitzer ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Wayne Wallace ('50) and Elva McGhan ('50) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: "Natter Jacks" To: "Pappy" Swan ('59) Your 2/12/05 response to my use of the term "Natter Jacks" included an adventure account which I enjoyed immensely. I read about the term only once and for the life of me can't recall where. The thumbnail comment stated that a "Natter Jack" is an amphibian, closely akin to a frog or toad. The venue of the story was a large pond in the backwoods of a southern state. Two boys were scratching around the edge of the pond looking for a place to fish. One of the boys pointed at this toad/frog/thing and worked a phrase "..that sleepy, old, natter jack.." into the conversation. Since your Sandstorm postings have revealed that you are a fisherman, outdoors-man, adventurer, elf confidant, etc. - not to mention a now renown puddle owner - I figured a reference to natter jacks would comfortably fit into your narrative scheme... some place. I thought you would be far more familiar with the term than I am. Be well back atcha, Bomber Friend. -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: Dupus Boomer To: Gary Behymer ('64) I have the "Dupus Boomer" cartoon book by Dick Donnell (mine is dated 1945-1948). I love the book because it not only shows some of the history of Richland in those days, but it's funny! It really brings back memories of the way it was during those times for our families and at the work place. My sister Sue ('59) bought my book for me as a gift. It's fun to sit back and reminisce! Dick Donnell's son Jim (James) graduated from our class of ('53). Does anyone out there know where he is? -Wally Erickson ('53) ~ Where the sun is still shinning with cool weather in Coeur D'Alene, ID. We really need more snow in the mountains. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Terri Royce ('56) To: Linda Reining ('64) Linda, Linda, Linda. I just have to "stick"-up for cortisone injections (even though I know you've made your decision). I have them in my lower spine, as often as they let me -- 3 or 4 a year. First, they gradually induce anesthetic which, unless my spine is really, really inflamed, I don't even feel (if it is inflamed, I just give one short yelp). I have never felt the needle for the injection, itself. All this is done under fluroscope and I, though they don't recommend it, drive myself home feeling fine. Good luck with your surgery -- and hope your insurance does its job. -Terri Royce ('56) ~ In the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle where our weather is living up to its reputation and our three dogs are curled by the fire. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Nerve Conduction Linda Reining ('64) wrote that she was having a Nerve Conduction Test done on her wrist. I just had it done on both legs and my back, both the velocity study and the needle sticking (whatever they call that). If that test is ever mentioned again I am running for cover as fast as I can. I told the Therapist that was doing the study that I was sure that these tests were outlawed in the Geneva Convention. Anyway, they found that I have a significant nerve deterioration in both legs and some damage to the spinal column that appears to be trying to heal itself. Hopefully now they can start doing something to relieve my general low level pain in my legs. Would not do it again though. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Pat Harris St. Germain ('57) GUESTBOOK TEXT: Just found this site and think it is tremendous. I live in Amarillo, TX. I will be in Richland some time in June as Grandson Joel Rieck will be graduating from Richland High. Would love to hear from any classmates -Pat Harris St. Germain ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Fifty Gene Conley Baseball Cards on eBay -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donna Fredette ('65) To: Shanon Laybourn ('65) Hope your Birthday was happy! I remember our times at All Saints Episcopal church and how much fun we always had. To: Linda Reining ('64) Really can relate to your apprehension about surgery but you know they can do so much more with carpel tunnel today than they used to. The sooner you have it done the better the results. The results are mostly always better when they don't put it off. I have had two rotator cuff surgeries and the one that I have had the most problems with they waited to do. Good Luck! Bomber Cheers, -Donna Fredette ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: John Kenitzer ('71) GUESTBOOK TEXT: talk to me -John Kenitzer ('71) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/14/05 ~ VALENTINE'S DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber funeral notices today: Betty Hiser ('49), Ralph Myrick ('51) Marilynn Working ('54), Barbara Powell ('58) Larry Mattingly ('60), Lora Homme ('60) Mike Brady ('61), Freddie Schafer ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) David Rivers ('65), John Zimmer ('66) Brad Upton ('74), Debra Dawson ('74WB) Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dore Tyler ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Roe ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki Mosley ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Val Ghirado ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane Carpenter ('72) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Clarence Fulcher ('51) & Gloria Adams ('54) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Congratulations to Wayne Wallace ('50) & Elva McGhan Wallace ('50) - Wow - 50 years. I met Wayne during "the folding of the Club 40 paper." I have known Elva too many years to mention (she used to work in the mail room in 700 Area while I worked in Purchasing (G.E.) across the hall). When I feel down in the dumps I get out my Dupus Boomer book and laugh and remember all that stuff. Remember the article Don L wrote about planting grass and I forgotten how many bottles of beer. By the way, CREHST has combined the two books into one and they sell for about $10 (I think). Linda Reining ('64): I have had one cortisone shot for my back (which did not do any good) and have to go back for another one in a month or so. You can only have one shot every 3 months. For those of you who don't know - cortisone eats up your white blood cells (that helps to fight off infections) if you take too much. It is also highly addictive and takes a while to come down. But if you are in pain you try most anything. The doctor told me he prefers not to operate on my back. I have two knee replacements and dental implants - and 9 operations in the past 7 years. I'm not ready for any more surgery. Happy Valentine's Day for all the Bombers/Bomberettes. -Betty Hiser Gulley '49er - south/government Richland - fog has gone away (hope permanently) - below freezing at night but the sun comes out. HOORAY. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) I heard much talk about other teachers at Col-Hi, but I hadn't heard any talk about Gifford Jones, the chemistry teacher. I liked Mr. Jones. He would do some stupid stuff sometimes, but I did like him and I learned a lot about chemistry. The stupid stuff, and we all do it, was the time he was explaining the Bunsen burner. As he demonstrating how to use it, he leaned over and caught his tie of fire. Do any of you remember when he asked Brad Cutshall ('51-RIP) what he bought when he bought a load of fertilizer and Brad told him a load of s---? Or when we were manufacturing hydrogen gas and Richard Gibson ('51) filled a large beaker with zinc and topped it off with HCL? He then put a funnel over the top and lit a match and it blew him against the wall. It scared the stuff Brad was talking about when you buy a load of fertilizer out of all of us, including Mr. Jones. Mr. Jones made my first year in chem at WSU easy. Other teacher's names I have thought about are, Walt LaPage, Miss or Mrs. Brown, English teacher, a real hot number, Mr. Requwa(?), Miss Carmichael, another goodie, Mr. Baker, Principal, Mr. Chisem, ass't Principal, Nadine Brown, English, and Rish and Dawald. What a great bunch of teachers. Oh, yes, Mrs. Dieghton(?) library and Janse, crafts. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) Just want to share a happy week with everyone who has ever had any contact with our military. Happy to report that my grandson with the 737th Transportation Company came home from Iraq on the 5th of February and today we went to Yakima to the welcoming ceremony. We were lucky enough to go to Ft. Lewis last weekend to see him also. They had a short but heartwarming greeting today and ACES (thank you Norma Myrick Nunamaker ('54), for all you do for our troops) were among the people welcoming them home. Thank heavens all came home, some with a few injuries, but they ALL came home! 15 purple hearts will be awarded and a lot of other medals to many of the unit. My grandson will get a bronze star and was promoted to Staff Sgt. while in Iraq and Kuwait. We are just so thankful he was able to come home to his wife, my granddaughter and 2 little sons. After hearing some of the scary stories, I just pray that all of the troops still there can be as fortunate. Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers. -Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) ~ Kennewick where it is in the mid 50s, but they say we will be cooling off again. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Barbara Powell Beaudry ('58) I saw in the Sandstorm that Mark Bailey ('58) has passed away. Mark grew up just a block from us and started kindergarten with him and went all through to high school. My husband and I visited at long lengths with him at our 40th reunion. Does anyone have any information as to what caused him to go so young? I really enjoy reading the Sandstorm on a daily basis. Thanks for any information on Mark. -Barbara Powell Beaudry ('58) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Aches and Pains It is a common problem that all of us Bomber alumni are growing older by the day. As our bodies age all kinds of aches, pains, and a variety of ills create more and more difficulties. Coping with them can be anything from a "piece of cake" to a nightmare. I have to side with Linda Reining ('64), Tom Hughes ('56) and others who have expressed problems and fear of solutions. Sometimes we just have to decide to live with it the best we can. I had a nerve conduction test on my back and quit halfway through it. I would never submit to that again. Back in the early '60s Dr. Richard Petty saved both of my daughters a lifetime of problems by straightening their feet at the age of one year old. While I was watching him fit the splint bar on the youngest he noticed the way I was standing and had the nurse make me an appointment. Short version is that I have a left leg shorter then the right and my pelvis rides at the wrong angle in two directions. I wore a lift on the sole of my shoe for several years but it made me walk funny. (if you remember the funny gait of Charlie Chaplin?) So I quit wearing them. I am fortunate to have had a great Chiropractor for the last 18 years who gives me a tune-up 2-3 times a year and I do Ok. I had cortisone injections in my shoulder twice, and will never allow it again. The first time hurt like hell, but did a little good. The second time was nothing more then torture. The pain was extreme and lasted several weeks. So, on my good days I do as I want, but cutting back my activity when I feel that message from my back. I enjoy life too much to let it hold me down. This is not to criticize medical science and it's practitioners, they have done some great things. But each of us should have our own decisions about treatments and their worth to ourselves. We are the ones who have to live with it. I am off to Lake Havasu, AZ this week for WinterBlast, the pyros version of "spring break". It has been raining buckets there, so we will have to take measures to keep our powder dry. However next Fri, Sat, and Sun nights will have some great fireworks if any of you are in that area. They will be at the SARA raceway park So of the city. Next Monday I will run down to Yuma and spend a few hours with Gus Keeney ('57) before climbing on a plane for home. A bit of family news... My son Jason, wife Virginia, and my granddaughter Victoria are coming over from So CA for next weekend. I haven't seen them in a couple of years so I am anxious. And another granddaughter Jessica in Phoenix is a finalist for a full ride scholarship to a chef's school in France. If she doesn't get it she has been told she will get one here in the US. These are 3 year programs so she should be quite competent in something she loves to do. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From my home South of Tacoma where if the warm sun will hold for a couple more hours I will mow the lawn. You can't really tell it is winter here, I have hundreds of daffodils and crocus in bloom and all my roses and lilacs have growth buds ready to break. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lora Homme Page ('60) To: Jim Jensen ('50) and George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Natterjacks Since I closely follow the Puddle Elves saga, Jim's reference to Natterjacks piqued my curiosity so I went to Google which took me to several articles and pictures and it's described as an endangered toad. That was enough for me, it's a pretty creature, but, if you're interested, there's more. The Puddle must have thawed in the last few days of beautiful spring weather we've had, Pappy, so take a look at the pictures and keep your eyes open. There just may be Natterjacks at the Puddle and they do seem like an ideal form of transportation for Puddle-dwelling elves. They have a yellow strip down their backs (just a quirk of nature, I'm sure, no reflection on their courage) and that thing on their throat that they inflate to croak and court, I think, is robin's egg blue. They run instead of hop, so, I know that if I were an elf, that's the kind of transportation I'd like to have. -Lora Homme Page ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mike Brady ('61) To: Billye Conley ('61) Re: Goodnight Pumpsie Green Wherever You Are Hi Billye, I just completed your sister-in-law's book. Quite a story... I can't wait for the movie! Please pass on to her my appreciation for writing this book, filling me in on the REAL story, and allowing me to relive many wonderful childhood memories. Best wishes, -Mike Brady ('61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Freddie Schafer ('63) Happy Valentine's Day to all you Bomber Ladies... And a special Valentine to Ann who gave me the most wonderful surprise on Saturday. I am truly blessed that Ann has been the best part of my life for over 40 years. I am honored, touched, and blessed that you would go to all that time and effort for me. You weigh about 110 lbs. and 95 of it is heart. Ann, you are wind beneath my wings... there is no me without you. thank you, thank you love freddie -Freddie Schafer ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Been working the 'atomic' scenario at our home for the past week with the movie schedule as follows: (1) Dr. Strangelove (2) Fail Safe (3) On The Beach and (4) By Dawn's Early Light. Suppose my Richland upbringing made me a fan of apocalyptic WW3-type thrillers or was it the William Compton ('64) James Cochrane ('64) bet in 1960 that there would be a nuclear war by the year 2000. Then again, I still remain confused over A Day's Pay & the 'BOMB' and who we really are as 'Bombers'. A Happy Valentine's Day to ALL the Alumni Sandstorm ladies. -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ somewhere in Eastern Washington ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: All Bombers who wrote about carpal tunnel THANK YOU for all your advice and experiences with the surgery and the cortisone injections---should know more in about 3 weeks. Went to Las Vegas for the weekend (2-11-13) and had a GREAT time---- Bob and Lenora Huges Bejarano ('55) met me at the Gold Coast---I bowled, they watched, then we gambled, ate, visited, gambled some more, and had a GREAT time! we hung around for about 9 hours---was so good to see them--- thanks for making the drive in from your place, you two. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - weather is cool---no rain, yet- drove in rain Friday night from 35 miles out of Bakersfield til we got into Las Vegas----could see flooded desert on both sides of the freeway--should make for some nice green vegetation come this Spring. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: So where are the pictures???????????? OK... yes it's true... I was so busy with my own petty little life that I blew it on the 12th and didn't write my birthday greeting to the coolest kid in school... Freddie Schafer ('63)... but I have it on good authority that there was a very nice birthday bash held for the boy who by definition under Nevada Law is now an "Older Person"... so... the question is who took the birthday party pictures and when are they gonna air in the Sandstorm? Since Freddie is the big picture taker at many of the reunions I would think that someone else would have recorded his day for him... Jimbeaux ('63)? Lola Heidlebaugh ('60)? Somebody must have been taking the candids... So I just hope it was a really great bash and lemme say... better late than never... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Freddie!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: John Zimmer ('66) COMMENTS: I've really enjoyed the Sandstorm and this site is fantastic. However, I was wondering why so many classes are being represented from the forty's to the present but nary a '66. Maybe this will start something. ** Thanks Maren for all your efforts.** -John Zimmer ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) I would like to wish a very, very, VERY special Happy Valentine's Day to Mike Davis ('74). -Brad Upton ('74) -- (Brad Upton is just my show biz name. My given name is Fifty Cent). Miami, FL this morning... embarking on a 7-day cruise in about an hour. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) Re: Bomber birthdays My big sis, Esther Dawson Muir Powell ('73wb) is turning the big 5-OH! on February 16th. Her daughters, Katie and Diana Powell (2002 drenched in the downpour Bomber graduates) will be 21 on February 19th. Our Hanford dad, had he lived past age 56, would be 79 today. Happy birthday to all! Love from Debb -Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Announcing the 2005 RHS Alumni Basketball Tournament. It will be held on Friday and Saturday June 17th and 18th at RHS There will be two divisions: Green Division: Full court 5 on 5 Gold Division: Half Court 3 on 3 Registration Fees Before March 31st 2005 = $25 Before May 13th, 2005 = $30 After May 13th, 2005 = $35 Tournament info: Download Application: Or Register Online: Registration can now be paid via Credit Card (online only). This is a service provided by PayPal. If you have family members who would like to play, let me know and I can mail them an application. If you have questions or suggestions, please let me know. Thanks -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Michael Ray Mefford ('74) ~ 11/2/56 - 2/5/05 >>Anthony "Tony" Marsh ('75) ~ 1/26/55 - 2/6/05 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/15/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Jim Jensen ('50), Betty Bell ('51) Ralph Myrick ('51), Norma Myrick ('54) Derrith Persons ('60WB), Ann Engel ('63) Bill Scott ('64), Doug Ufkes ('68) Ken Staley ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Ye Olde Natterjacks To: Lora Homme Page ('60) Thank you for your 2/14/05 posting concerning Natterjacks. Your interest and research are appreciated... think I'll check out Google and learn a thing or two. Seeking Information: On 1/24/05 I received an email from, subject: "New Richland High School Alumni Archive." The "registrar" encouraged me to register. Being the devil-may- care, courageous soul that I am - I haven't touched this thing with the well-known ten-foot pole. I've already had one hard drive crunched. Has anyone else received this solicitation? Bombers Rule....a whole bunch of stuff!!! -Jim Jensen ('50) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Jim--Yes, others have received similar emails. While they SOUND very "official", these people are NOT Bombers and are not affiliated with any Bomber Alumni organization that I know about. -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Bell Norton ('51) We had a great "All Ages" Winter Swing Fling Dance at the Richland Community Center on Saturday with about 80 people there. The Easy Swing Band played, great refreshments were furnished by the Manor at Canyon Lakes, door prizes, and entertainment by the "Quorum," a group from the Columbia River Chordsmen. Sorry you missed it! However, you can have a second chance--Friday, February 18th from 1:00 - 4:00 we will be having our regular third Friday dance at the Center with the Easy Swing Band. Tickets are $4 at the door (children under 12 are free), and all ages are always invited and refreshments are always served. Pre-packaged finger foods are welcome but never required. Even if you don't dance it is fun to watch and listen and visit. Hope you can join us! -Betty Bell Norton ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) In my last email, I misspelled Barker's name. I wrote Baker. If I remember correctly, we were all going on a sit down strike because we heard he was leaving. He was a great principal. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Norma Myrick Nunamaker ('54) To: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) I thank you for the compliment for ACES's going to Yakima for the homecoming. I would like to point out that we have many volunteers that make this possible and we all love doing what we do. We have Bomber volunteers such as Marilyn Stewart Stephenson ('62), Kathy Hoff Conrad('64) Kathy Rathjen Loper ('66), Karen Rathjen Todd ('74). This is just a few and they are all very active and helpful with a lot of work. Anyone of you Bombers out there that care to take part in "American Citizens Encouraging Support" are more then welcome. It does not cost anything to be a part of us, just your heart and a little time. We have over 200 in our group and we are growing so please do not hesitate to come to our homecomings and other military events. Words cannot express how you will feel when you shake a hand or give a hug to these heroes. Try it, you WILL like it. Call me at 943-4572 for information. Marilynn, thank you again for your support. God Bless American and God Bless our Troops. -Norma Myrick Nunamaker ('54) ~ Richland - cloudy out but it is bright out having our 737th home. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Derrith Persons Dean ('60WB) Re: '60 in '05 Planning Meeting ATTENTION: CLASS OF '60 It's time for another meeting PLACE: Sterlings TIME: 6:30 pm DATE: Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005 WHO: Class of '60 Happiness is sharing life! -Derrith Persons Dean ('60WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Re: Fred's 60th surprise party To: Mr. Rivers ('65) First of all Ann takes the Bomber luncheon pictures. Yes I surprised Fred good. We had his party in a winery in Ridgefield with a lot of Bombers present. The pictures were taken with instamatic cameras so have to wait till they get developed. To all the ladies out there, we won't tell Freddie that Ann doesn't weigh 110 pounds will we? Now you know why it was so easy to pull a surprise party on him... he believes everything I tell him. Ann -Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ~ from cold but suppose to be sunny this afternoon Vancouver, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Bill Scott ('64) Just wanted to pass a quick note that today (Valentine's Day) is my mother's (Mardelle Scott) 87th birthday. She came to Richland in 1945 from Spokane after marrying my father, Harold. Upon alighting from the train in Pasco, she looked around the bleak countryside and told him, "I'll stay six months. Find another job." Neither of them ever left. She worked at Hanford for about 12 years, all for Vitro Engineers, I think. Sixty years after her arrival, she is still in the Tri-Cities, living in a home for seniors in Kennewick. So happy birthday, Mom! And thanks for sticking it out through the dusty, windy early years of Richland, allowing me and my sisters to grow up in a special and wonderful environment. -Bill Scott ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Doug Ufkes ('68) Re: Tucson Bombers I have lost touch with the Bombers in Tucson for a while, if any of you get the Sandstorm please e-mail me. -Doug Ufkes ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ken Staley ('68) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Post Apocalyptic Fiction Also add WAR DAY by Whitney Schriber and James Kunata. And one of the ORIGINAL WW3 sagas. ALAS, BABYLON, by Pat Frank (now out of print... try your local used book store) which was first penned in 1959. Of the two ..ALAS BABYLON is certainly the more dated, as there are many, many survivors. WAR DAY discusses the "limited" exchange between the Soviet Union and the US... one discussed as 'winable' by Gen. Alexander Haig under Reagan. -Ken Staley ('68) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/16/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Fred Latendresse ('57), Burt Pierard ('59) John Sonderland ('62), Gary Behymer ('64) David Rivers ('65), Shirley Collings ('66) Doug Ufkes ('68), The Cole Sisters ('50, '52, '55, and '63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley Davis ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Esther Dawson ('73WB) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Fred Latendresse ('57) GUESTBOOK COMMENTS: Nice to see some familiar names on this site. Saw Pat Harris's ('57) entry and remember her from Lewis & Clark, Carmichael and Col-Hi. Saw her grow up (but not very high!), while I grew out (aww... a well-rounded student!). Have been in Down East Maine for about five years now, and we are making plans to move back to the Northwest soon. Miss not only the kind folks, but the mild weather as well. Would appreciate hearing (or reading) from old friends. -Fred Latendresse ('57) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: Mr. Warren Scott, Col-Hi Teacher (RIP) I apologize for taking so long to report on my request for info about Mr. Warren Scott, Col-Hi teacher, but I was distracted by other projects. Anyhow, Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) was kind enough to dig out his obituary from the Wenatchee paper and send it on to me. I'm sure that some of you, like me, who considered him one of your favorite teachers, will be interested. I know he instilled in me a desire to pursue a Physics Major in college (it only took 2 quarters at the U of W to convince me that was a big mistake!). First, he apparently taught High School in Thorp, WA before coming to Richland. From the Columbians, I learned that he started at Col-Hi as a General Science teacher with the Class of '53 and progressively added Biology & Photography (one of his life-long hobbies) to his repertoire before purely teaching Physics. He apparently left Col-Hi after the Class of '62 (guys like John Adkins ('62) probably drove him out). After leaving Col-Hi, he taught at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake and retired from Wenatchee Valley College in 1988. He passed away January 4, 2003, in Hilo, Hawaii, at the age of 79. Bomber Tears, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: John Sonderland ('62) Hello Bombers!! As one of three brothers of basketball privilege at RHS: two 3rds and one 2nd at state------we are humbled at the retirement of the Art Dawald Gym!! I remember the days of a scared, scrawny sophomore in the gym playing before a capacity crowd before halftime in the J.V. game. Believe me it prepared me for state, district and games against Wapato, Pasco and Spokane. And you're right-----the floor did vibrate and move with the crowd. It was the absolute best playing court---bar none!! I used to go to all of the games while in grade school! C.W. ('58) & Norris ('57) Brown, John Meyers ('58-RIP), Jim Walton ('60), Bob Frick ('60), Pat Crook ('58), Jim Castleberry ('58), Tilbert Neal ('56-RIP). Dick Nelson ('59), Dick Curtis, Gene Conley ('48), Randy Free ('61) etc., etc., We then became Jim House ('63), Theartis Wallace ('63), Doug Lukens ('62), Ray Stein ('64)----John ('62), David ('66) & Roger ('76) Sonderland--- Denny Duncan ('65), etc., etc. I'm sure there are many echoes to follow, Not the least of which are the sweet young sophomores we danced with..... those were the days!!!!!! -John Sonderland ('62) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Actual photographs of the Hanford Atomic Works and Richland, WA bought at the Richland Recreation Hall in Richland, WA. -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: '65er's 40th - June 24-26, 2005 Boy... did Ann Engel Schafer ('63) set me straight... and I always see Freddie ('63) running around with the camera at Las Margaritas... I just thought he took all the pictures... must just take the ones with the heads cut off... and those great shots of the dip bowl... so... I am trying to make sure everybody gets the word on the reunion... we are gonna have some wonderful surprises there as many kids we have never or almost never seen at reunions have made promises to be there... many kids haven't heard about it and I can only assume they don't read the Sandstorm... I'll be sending a snail mail out shortly to my list... if you get a snail mail... please call just one person that you think may not have heard... if you read the Sandstorm, call everyone you think may not have heard... if you don't receive a letter and don't read the Sandstorm... I hope somebody calls you! Kenny Johnson ('65)... Pleeeeeeez get ahold of Webb ('64)... I know he's not in our class but he almost broke my nose when we were in 7th grade so that counts... he has been gone missing way too long... tell him we all wanna see his smiling face... There are a few kids I usually write to that have disappeared... Kay Johnston (fka Kaye) has changed her emails and I can't reach her... if anyone has a line on her... call her... she will try to miss it but call anyway... Parker ('65) we need to see Cuz Marion ('65)... Anybody hear from Sandi Keller ('65)... call her... Doug Benoliel's ('65) mail has been coming back... Chuck Monasmith ('65)... Ronna Jo ('65) Jackie Jancovic ('65) - Peter Joe Carroll ('65) usually has a number for her... maybe Jimmie Adair (too many to mention) can call him and get a lead... so the bottom line is that this is a very special reunion for us and I sure hope we will all pull together to make it the best we've ever had! Semper Fi!!!!!!! Ooops... wrong group... I mean We are the Bombers... mighty mighty Bombers... -David Rivers ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [There's a link to the '65 Reunion page from -Maren] ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Val Ghirardo Driver ('72), owner of the Spudnut Shop in Richland, 'A surprise cloaked in scarlet' - From 2/15/05 TCHerald Happy Belated Birthday, Val! -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Doug Ufkes ('68) Re: Tucson Area lunch Bombers, George Barnett's ('63) brother Jim ('80) will be in town the 24th through the 28th of March. How about us getting together for a lunch during his visit.... Same place as before. -Doug Ufkes ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* [NOTE: The following was SUPPOSED to be in the 2/14 Alumni Sandstorm. I had it in PLENTY of time and I goofed. Bomber apologies, ladies. -Maren] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: The Cole Sisters ('50, '52, '55, and '63) Happy Birthday to our lovely sister-in-law Vicki Mosley Cole ('66), who has been our brother John Cole's ('66) valentine since grade school days! Love, the outlaws Barbara ('50) Patti ('52) Karen ('55) Judie & Jackie ('63) Cole. Thanks and have a great one! -The Cole Sisters ('50, '52, '55, and '63) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/17/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and 1 Bomber Dad sent stuff and 1 Coach funeral notice today: George Swan ('59), Patti Jones ('60) Gary Behymer ('64), Doug Ufkes ('68) Annie Peterson ('69), Luis Ojeda (Bomber Dad) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Curt Donahue ('53) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: "Natter Jacks" Raincheck To all of you who wrote to me privately and in The Sandstorm concerning the fascinating phenomenon of "Natter Jacks," please allow me a rain check and I will get back to you, soon. My step-son, John Scott Goodrich (my wife Jeanne's oldest son), passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack in Wenatchee, WA at the very young age of 48 years. I am still wrestling with why the younger ones in our family keep passing while we older ones just keep on keepin' on? Not complaining mind you, just trying to understand it. And, to all who learned of this and have expressed your condolence, we thank you. In times like this, one finds that puddles, even frozen puddles, make really good special places for meditation. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA - Where fond memories and life go on. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Death notice of Tony Marsh ('75) After reading Tony's obituary in the Sandstorm this morning I went to see his mother this afternoon. We were neighbors on Birch in the '50s. Kept contact off and on through the years after I left Richland. His sister Mary Marsh ('56) greeted me at the door. I was saddened to find that Pauline, Tony's mother died four days later. There will be a memorial service on the 26th of February for both Tony and Pauline. The announcement for the memorial will be in the Tri-City Herald next week. Mary and I visited for a while catching up after all the years. She is in good spirits after all that has happened. Gave Mary the Richland High School website and she will be checking into the Sandstorm soon. The beautiful tree in front of the Marsh's home captivated Mary and I into looking back more through the years as I was leaving. There is a picture of Mary, my brother Joe Jones Winterhawk ('58) and myself playing with Mary's turtle in the "Image of America Richland Washington book. There are no trees. We are sitting where the big beautiful tree is now. Fascinating to stand under such beautiful trees after all of these years. Who would have thought so many years later our neighborhoods would have such great trees to come home to and share such wonderful memories. The tree is approximately 55 years old. The tree in the yard where I lived is about the same age. Not quite as magnificent as the one in Pauline's yard. Mary's mother Pauline was friends with the lady who lives where my family did on Birch. Mary is going to make sure I meet her and possibly get a tour of the home. Then I will really be stepping back in time. Re: Gymnasium Is there place to go in the Bomber website to find all the information about getting tickets for the party on the 19th of March at the gym. Several Bombers have asked me and I haven't had enough information to know. I think I have read there are two different places to get them. One of those I should have written it down. [See entry from Luis Ojeda (Bomber Dad) in today's Sandstorm. -Maren] Bomber Tears and Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA ~ Each day I find another place of the past that I want to go explore. Mostly comes from conversations with Bombers. Awakened memories are great. Soon I will be going to Hat Rock or driving up to the Pot Holes. Might even be fishing soon. Who knows. So much to do in Eastern Washington in the outdoors. Done the mountains now time for the desert again. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) It was the Spring of 1960? We were on our way home from Chief Jo a bit early... It was our first 'bomb scare!' Five or six of us 'hustled past the Chief Jo Apartments (Stilt City) headed towards Jefferson Grade School... then to Hains... next to the dike... A lack of information brought Ken Gray ('64-RIP) and one or two others to believe the Russians were taking a 'shot over our bow' with a nuclear weapon. Instead... someone had decided 'he' did not want to take a test that day and this was the easiest way out. -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Doug Ufkes ('68) NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: The entry from Doug in the 2/16 Alumni Sandstorm listed the wrong brother of George Barnett ('63)... The brother who will be in town is Charlie ('69) and Doug is trying to put together a Bomber lunch when Charlie is in town. Bomber apologies.......... -Maren ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Annie Peterson Shiffer ('69) My folks, Roy and Marjie Peterson, arrived for a visit Tuesday, 2/15/05, and brought a copy of the Tri-City Herald. In it was a nice story with the sad news about Howard Chitty's passing on 2/14/05. My sincere condolences to his family, especially Alpha Delta Pi sorority sisters Helen-Louise, Bonnie and Cindy. In the same section was a picture of the owner of the Spudnut Shop, al Ghirardo Driver ('72), being serenaded but Sweet Adelines, including issy Keeney ('59), sponsored by Burt Pierard ('59). After enjoying their many Sandstorm entries, it was like reading about and seeing pictures of old friends/family! -Annie Peterson Shiffer ('69) ~ 'nother sunny, 40 day in Spokane, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Luis Ojeda (Bomber Dad) Richland High School Bomber Boosters P.O. Box 1651, Richland, WA 99352-0058 PRESS RELEASE Richland, WA---February 9, 2005---The Richland High School Bomber Booster Club is proud to announce the school's biggest one night fundraiser. This is a family event! All ages welcomed to come and dance. "Bringing Down the House" promises to be great family night of memories, alumni gathering, food and dancing with the America's #1 Party Band and Tri-City favorites... "The Kingsmen!" DATER: Saturday, March 19th TIME: 7:00-11:00 PM LOCATION: Art Dawald Gymnasium, Richland High School TICKETS: Tickets will be $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advanced tickets will be available at the Richland High School Office and at both Richland Albertson's locations. The renovation of Art Dawald Gymnasium will begin in April. This event is open to all Kingmens fans and Tri-City area alumni. For more information, call Joe Frank at 946-5566; Luis Ojeda at 967-5664, or Kim Oates at 627-4083. -Luis Ojeda (Bomber Dad) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* ******************************************************* Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Howard Chitty ~ Retired Richland School Teacher ~ 3/22/25 - 2/14/05 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/18/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Dore Tyler ('53) Derrith Persons ('60WB), Helen Cross ('62) Jim Hamilton ('63), Chuck Monasmith ('65) Connie Dame ('65), Doug Ufkes ('68) Mark Fisher ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlie Bigelow ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich Greenhalgh ('59WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David Belliston ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen Thornton ('74) BOMBER LUNCH Today: Girls of '54 BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Thanks for the additional info on the March 19 event. I attended a meeting in Seattle many years ago when the instructor asked me where I was from. Told her Richland and she said, "Oh, that's where those match stick houses are located." That's what I called them until they were remodeled. Does anyone from the class of '49 remember when the fire alarm went off just before our graduation ceremony? Someone must have been bored that night or wanted to stir up some excitement. -Betty Hiser Gulley '49er - south/government Richland - COOL last night (was supposed to have gotten down to around 15). Sun is shining this morning though. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dore Tyler ('53) Re beautiful mature trees Re: Patti Jones Ahrens' ('60) comments on the large tree on Birch St. It's very likely that I dug the 2 ft cube planting hole. I can't remember if it was November '49 or '50 but I do remember going door to door with a shovel on my shoulder offering to dig their tree holes for a dollar each. Very few people declined. I lived at 402 Cottonwood (which was essentially the SW corner of the Ranch types in those days) and worked the entire Ranch type area to Cottonwood & Lee Blvd. I remember getting east as far as Lee & Sanford. Where did all that industriousness go? -Dore Tyler ('53) ~ Doing his own thing in the privacy of his own garden ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Derrith Persons Dean ('60WB) ATTENTION CLASS OF '60 All the Club 40 Sagebrush [I think Derrith means the DustStorm. -Maren], which included the registration form, have been mailed out. If you didn't receive yours then we have an incorrect address so please e-mail your address to Marilyn "Cookie" Baird at and we will mail yours ASAP. Happiness is sharing life!! -Derrith Persons Dean ('60WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) My condolences to the Chitty family on the loss of your father and husband. I feel fortunate I got to send some of my memories to your dad recently, of when I babysat for you kids while your parents taught swim lessons in your back yard in the summer of l960. I will be in the Tri-Cities visiting my brother Roy ('65) and family, my Uncle Bob (Allan ('59), Bob ('62), Carol ('64), MaryJane ('68-RIP), and Duane ('78)). And I hope to visit a few others I remember too, including my neighbor from the l950s Elsie Walker on Olympia Street. And I hope to make it to the Ladies of '63 and '64 lunch at the Spudnut Shop, I'm just a little older. Looking forward to the trip. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, Indiana in the house by the little lake, where it's sunny with blue skies and white clouds, but quite nippy out in the wind. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) When Bob Dylan wrote: May you always do for others And let others do for you. May your heart always be joyful, May your song always be sung, May you stay forever young, He could have been thinking about Bob & Bill Hyatt, they would have been 60 today. They've been gone for 10 years now, but there aren't many days that go by, when I don't think of the Chipmunks. They are permanently part of my heart, and the hearts of many of you out there in the Bomber Nation. I'm certain I'm not alone in wanting to wish them a Happy Birthday. During their last years, our worst days were a whole lot better than their best days. Their courage made all of us who loved them better people, that was their gift to us. We all miss you guys, we'll see you soon enough. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Chuck Monasmith ('65) Dear Bombers, One of ours is about to go through an ordeal that shouldn't be wished on our worst enemy. That champion of the courts (B-Ball and Tennis) Thea Wallace ('63) is going through treatment for stomach cancer. We've all rooted for him before, let's root for him again. -Chuck Monasmith ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Connie Dame Cranna ('65) GUESTBOOK COMMENTS: [None] -Connie Dame Cranna ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Doug Ufkes ('68) Re: Tucson Area Bomber Lunch/Pot Luck April 3rd is a Sunday... how about April 3rd at Sarah's house? She has volunteered to do the meat and have everyone bring a potluck dish. Let me know if this is OK with everyone and then we will "carve it in stone" and I will telephone those who do not have email. Doreen is sending me an updated list as I lost much of mine when my hard drive had a catastrophic meltdown. -Doug Ufkes ('68) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mark Fisher ('76) Maren, Some class mates and myself are in the progress of planning our class 30th reunion. Could you please put out a notice in the Sandstorm for any '76 grads to forward their e-mail address to me at so that we might contact them with information about the up and coming event. Thanks -Mark Fisher ('76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/19/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Millie Finch ('54), Gay Edwards ('64) David Rivers ('65), Donna Fredette ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joretta "Sue" Garrison ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Katie and Diana Powell ('02) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) To: Charlie Bigelow ('54) and Curt Donahue ('53) - two of my special friends. May you both have many more. Too bad you are older than me now Charlie!! Cheers, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gay Edwards ('64) Re: Vera Edwards...Still Going Strong At 85 Dear Bomber Buddies, I'm very happy to announce that my Mom, Vera Edwards, is happy and healthy in Spokane these days. You may remember that Vera taught at Carmichael for years, and later transferred to Chief Jo, when Rick ('62-RIP) and I began attending Carmichael. Later, she worked as a K-12 school counselor for Hanford School (a somewhat traitorous act, we Bombers agree). Mom continued to live in W. Richland long after her teaching career, and Realtor career, until March of 2004. Dad had passed away 5 years ago, and then we lost my Bro, Rick, almost two years ago. Needless to say, our family is now tiny... and we are just happy to finally be together in Spokane, where Mom lives and serves as Vice President of the Resident's Council at Harbor Crest, a lovely senior facility on the South Hill. Mom hasn't changed much, folks. She's still tons of fun, with lots of attitude! The great news is that she is going to be 85 on April 30th! I can just imagine how much fun she would have with an album filled with jokes, comments, and "roast style stories" from all of HER KIDS from her school mom years. I'll supply the album and put it all together for Vera... if you'd be kind enough to send the emails and/or photos of yourself... to thrill and delight MY MOM. Thanks in advance for any contribution you'd like to make to MOM's Memory Album. By the way, she still talks about so many of you all the time. She loves all of you so much, and so enjoys hearing about each and every one of you!!! I hope you are all well, and immensely happy in life. Please send all responses to: -Gay Edwards ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Didja hear the one About three Bomber-Babes having birthdays on the 19th? It is a true story... one which I am sure you will find hard to believe. The first chickie was one of "our" girls. That is the girls we got to troll for when we were Jrs and they were Sophs. We weren't great at it... even tho Jimbeaux et al., did their best to teach us the fine art... I think Warford ('65) had mastered it by 2d grade but that's cuz he had big brother Charlie (aka "Charles") ('61) to teach him the finer points... soooooooooooooo anyway... this girl from the class of '66 is having her birthday on Saturday the 19th. Along with the '66er, two other Bomber- Babes will be celebrating... now I could go on and on about what fine babes these are... (maybe if I was... oh 20... 30... OK... 40 years younger I would) but their Daddy is from my class and he is MUCH bigger than I am... in fact, one night when Pops and I were Srs low these many years ago these girls' dad helped me out in a fight at a party one of the '66er girls was throwing... I say fight... what it was -- was this boxer had me down between two parked cars and was rearranging my face with his fists... it had not been a particularly enjoyable night as Tony Harrah ('65) and I had passed a car on the right and the other car decided to turn right... and you guessed it... Tony left the left front fender of his Yellow V-Dub in the middle of the road over by the roller rink... then we had to convince these guys it was their fault for having the wrong blinker on... so... these girls' dad kicked the boxer out in the middle of the road to get him off me and he went sprawling into the snow and was almost hit by one of the police cars that was arriving on the scene... needless to say... we beat it outa there! Sooooooooo HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ANN COFFMAN ('66), KATIE $ DIANA POWELL ('02) -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donna Fredette ('65) Today as I was driving down the freeway I heard Gary Crow's ('65) radio program announced and it brought back memories of my speech class at Carmichael Jr. High. I was giving a speech (I hated giving speeches) and Gary was in the back row holding up a sign and making crazy faces at me (the teacher was looking down) and I started laughing uncontrollably and of course did not get a good grade on my speech! Gary never got caught!! I always did!! Who else remembers Gary Crow antics in school?! He sure kept us rolling in the isles! Bomber Cheers, -Donna Fredette ('65) ~ where in the Seattle area it was a beautiful sunny day almost like summer it was so warm in the sun and so cccoollllldd at night! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/20/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Gary Behymer ('64) and Jeff Curtis ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Durward Petry ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenda Gray ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David Bishop ('67) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Craig Raymond 1963 Hudson's Bay The following text taken from the 10/8/98 Sandstorm: ">>FROM Earl Bennett ('63) Hudson's Bay had a very slender 6'10" center named Craig Raymond who was nicknamed "the Spider" because his arms and legs spread out so far." Re: 1954 Leo Bustad (class of '64) Re: Columbia Magazine Spring 2004 Re: More Richland eBay items of interest to you 'peepers'... Original Photograph of Hanford Atomic Workers 1947? Robley Johnson famous Desert Scene Richland WA Original Photograph of Hanford Engineers 1-11-44 -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Curtis ('69) Re: The Ernie Curtis Playground On Saturday, March 5th at 10:00 a.m. the City of Richland will be dedicating the children's play area at Columbia Point as the Ernie Curtis Playground, after my father the former Recreation Director for the city. Dad passed away a little over a year ago and my family is very grateful (if not a bit humbled) for the recognition shown by Richland's civic leadership of his contributions to the community over the years. The Ernie Curtis Playground will be a place where children and their families can spend many enjoyable hours in the years to come. In remembering my father's total commitment to the youth of Richland in the '50s, '60s and '70s I can think of no more appropriate memorial to all that he stood for. I would like to believe that Dad will always be somewhere nearby having as much fun as the kids. We ask that all those who are able and wish to, would join us at this happy event. Details are available via the links below. -Jeff Curtis ('69) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/21/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Roger Gress ('61) Anna Durbin ('69), Darlene Napora ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: William Lane "Bill" Johnson ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue Shipman ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gil Gilstrap ('79) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David Eugene Keller ('82) BOMBER LUNCH Today: 1940's Ladies & Spouses BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Portland/Vancouver March Luncheon DATE: Saturday, March 12 TIME: 11:30 a.m. PLACE: Columbia River/Double Tree Little Brickstone Room RSVP: Lola at ALL Bombers and spouses/friends welcome - Hope to see you there! Please let me know if you plan to be there so we can "reserve" a place for everyone to be able to visit! See you there! Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ~ visiting rainy Las Vegas - just like home in Vancouver, WA! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Roger Gress (Classic Class of '61) Happy Birthday to Bill AKA Lane Johnson ('61) and keep the greasy side down and the shinny side up. -Roger Gress (Classic Class of '61) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Anna Durbin ('69) To: Jeff Curtis ('69) That is really impressive and well-deserved news about the Ernie Curtis Playground. I will be there in spirit. To: Gary Behymer ('64) How do you pick up those interesting eBay items? I have a couple of Robley Johnson photos of Rattlesnake and the Yakima River that are real treasures to me. I can't imagine selling them. -Anna Durbin ('69) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) Re: Ernie Curtis Playground To: Jeff Curtis ('69) Jeff Congratulations! What a wonderful honor for you & your family. The park is definitely a fitting remembrance of your fathers years of service to the young people of our community! '69 Bomber too, -Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/22/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Lois Weyerts ('56) Derrith Persons (60wb), Barbara Miller ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan Noble ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve Galloway ('74) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Jeff Curtis ('69) I did not know your father through his work for the city. Congratulations on the park. We brought out to Richland, with our furniture, a 2000-pound player piano. Uncle Sam used to come out to your house about every other year and inspect the house. My father happened to be at home when the inspector came. He called my father down to the basement and told him to look at the floor in the front room (had to go up into the dirt) and said to my father, "Look." The front room floor was like a swayback mule. My mother was one of those people who did not like for the furniture to stay in one place more than 2 weeks. She used to rearrange the furniture - including that 2000-pound piano. She had moved that piano so much that the soft wood floors were grooved. The inspector told my father he had to get rid of the piano and my dad sold it to your dad for $40 - I cried - we had owned that piano for better than 10 years - it still had some rolls with it and a bench. Our neighbor used to come over and play the piano and she was a good piano player. My mother got overly ambitious one day and moved the piano and knocked a hole in the wall and we had to call Housing to come and repair the wall. Good ole Housing!!! When duPont left they bought our moving contract and because we brought out a 2000-pound piano we received a lot more money than the people who came out here with us from the same small town in Ohio. Hope everyone had a nice President's Day. Do you suppose our grandchildren (and great grandchildren) know when Abraham Lincoln and George Washington were born? Or who they were? If you have not seen Mt. Rushmore - you should try to see it. One of the few things that I call awesome. -Betty Hiser Gulley '49er - south/government Richland. Weather still cool at night but the sun has been shining during the day - nice. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lois Weyerts Harrold ('56) To all Class of '56 Bomber Ladies We are having our March luncheon on Tuesday, March 1 PLACE: Nola Davey Meichle's house, Richland, WA TIME: 11:00am for visiting and 12:00noon for eating. FOOD: Four salads are being provided along with rolls, beverages and a dessert. Please notify Lois Weyerts Harrold ('56) at or Nola Davey Meichle ('56) at by Friday, February 25 if you can attend. Nola needs to get a head count to plan for seating and her dessert. We hope to see some new people so we hope to hear from you soon. If you need Nola's address and directions to her house, be sure to ask when you e-mail us. Thanks. -Lois Weyerts Harrold ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Derrith Persons Dean (60wb) Re: '60 in '05 Reunion Planning Meeting Reminder ATTENTION CLASS OF '60 PLACE: Sterlings TIME: 6:30 pm DATE: Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005 WHO: Class of 60, men and women Happiness is sharing life! -Derrith Persons Dean (60wb) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Barbara Miller Marshlain ('64) Inez Miller taught MANY of you between the years 1945 - 1976! Those early years she taught 5th grade at Lewis and Clark. The remaining years were spent at Spalding Elementary. She is turning 90 at the end of the month and she would (as would we) love to hear any stories or memories you may have of those early years! You may email me directly at Thanks -Barbara Miller Marshlain ('64) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/23/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Susan Anderson Shattuck ('49) and Lloyd Swain ('66) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Myrna Branum ('57WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas Peashka ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jil Lytle ('82) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jack Morrow ('52) & Pat Ackley ('53) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Susan Anderson Shattuck ('49) To: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) I don't remember the piano, but I probably did see it one of the times I was in your house. When I went to work after high school, I bought a piano and put it in Mom's house. We all played it. My brother Terry Anderson wanted to learn to play but he wouldn't practice was more interested in BASEBALL. You're right! Mt. Rushmore is awesome! On our travels as a military family, we manage to see a lot of our country's natural and man made wonders. Two that stick out in my mind are the Statue of Liberty and the Lincoln Memorial at night. Talk about awesome!! -Susan Anderson Shattuck ('49) ~ In South King County Puget Sound, weather is sunny, gets down to the high 20s at night and high 40s to low 50s day time. By midday you start peeling off your coat ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lloyd Swain ('66) Hello Bombers. Just wanted to recant a beautiful walk through Howard Amon Park this past Saturday with wife Ruth and pug Stanley. A brisk sunny morning, the air calm as we headed north from the Hampton Inn. Several hundred yards we look up and see a huge juvenile bald eagle in one of the trees past the fingernail. We ran into friends who were walking a black and golden lab. We marveled at the beauty of the day and the eagle and it all reminded me of why this place is so magical. For those who still live here, take a walk some weekend morning along the Columbia and enjoy the wonderful community that even after all these years displays its charm with nature. -Lloyd Swain ('66) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/24/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Jim Jensen ('50) Tom Hughes ('56), Deedee Willox ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), David Rivers ('65) Brad Upton ('74), Karen Davis ('76) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Converse ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy Wick ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan Morris ('66) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Susan Anderson Shattuck ('49) There are so many things that are awesome (a word I don't use too much) in our country: Niagara Falls (and I am terrified of water), Grand Canyon National Park (NP), the large Sequoia Trees (makes you feel like a SMALL ant), our own Mt. Rainier NP, Grand Coulee Dam, the rain forest in Olympic NP, etc. The list is endless. I had hoped at one time to visit all the National Parks but they keep adding new ones so will not make it. I have postcards from the more established NPs but none of the new ones. We have, I think, 54 NPs. Clinton made two just before he left office. Try them - you will like them. I've only been to Washington DC once and my cousin took me to Gettysburg, Arlington (my ex is buried there - he was in the Korean War, Vietnam 3 times) and the Marjorie Merryweather Post house. Her closet was as big as my entire house (I was living in a 2-bedroom prefab at the time). To: Lloyd Swain ('66) Even though I am scared to death of water when I get in a deep depression I always go down to the Park (Howard Amon) and walk along the river. It seems to be very soothing - especially in the early morning hours. When I worked out in the area (100-N) I went walking each day at lunch time and walked down to the river. It changed personalities each day - some days it would be a beautiful blue, during flood stage it would be a dirty brown, on days that the wind blew it would have beautiful white caps, some days when it was stormy it would be a grayish color and make waves. -Betty Hiser Gulley '49er - south/government Richland - weather still cold at night but warming up during the day so the weather is tolerable (an old Kentuckian sayin'). ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) To: Jack Morrow ('52) & Pat Ackley Morrow ('53) Happy anniversary!!! Back in 1950 when Jack was, among other things, a member of the Bomber baseball team, we played a night game at the Tri-City Braves park. Jack nailed a pitch from Kennewick's Olsen which cleared the center field wall by a mile. It was a prodigious blast by a sophomore who could hit the ball as hard as a pro. Small wonder, really... Jack was about eight axe-handles across the shoulders with big, powerful hands and forearms. Often wondered how he did as a junior and senior. We all know how well he did in the marriage department. Footnote to the Kennewick game. Had I not picked up a slow roller down the first base line and thrown it - under-handed - over Jack's head (at first base) far out into the right field corner, my 2-hitter would have been a shutout. We won 9-2. Forgive me, Jack? Bomber cheers, -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: American Sights Several people have mentioned some of the sights to be seen across our great country. In 1987 my wife, Agnes and I took a trip around the United States. Our Granddaughter, Jessica was 4 1/2 years old and we took her with us. We drove across I-90 from Seattle to Boston, down the east coast to Orlando, Florida and Disney World then up through Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas to Las Vegas, Nevada. From there back to Seattle. 9100 miles in three weeks. Jessica loved every bit of it. About a year later I asked her if she remembered the trip and what did she remember. The three things that she could remember were: The lady in the water holding the fire (Statue of Liberty), the broken bell (the Liberty Bell) and Lincoln's Memorial in Washington. These thing she remembered over Disney World and all of the other things we had seen. I was surprised that these things were that memorable to a learning-challenged 4 1/2 year old. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: The Ernie Curtis Playground To: Jeff Curtis ('69) I remember your dad. Ernie Curtis was a light in my world. I still remember the activities at the Community Center, many of which he arranged. He was a great guy who brought happiness to many children. I am delighted to see the city recognize his dedication to the youth of Richland. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA, where the days have been beautiful and the nights cold. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Newsweek 02/28/05 Blasts from the Past -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ at the corner of Main & Canyon in Colfax, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: David Rivers ('65) Hey... how come nobody beez writin' nuthin' much to the ol' Sandstorm??? Have we lost that Bomber Feelin'?... Well anyway... I gots more 'portant stuff to talk about... today (February 24th) is the birthday of one a them gooooooooooorgus '65er Bomber-Babes that got snatched during our sophomore year by one of the Carmichael trained trolling masters from the class of '63... I can see him now... stalking the narrow hallways of the school before they decided to tear it down around our ears... (much as I hear they are doing again... tho I am sure the new design is far superior to the one they built around us... that's a plug Brian ('65)... yup... there he was in his weejuns or his wingtips (memory fades a bit)... tho it coulda been black converse with white sox on any given day... Since the Pookster ('63) appears in converse in his best dancer picture it would seem that Mr. Harrah ('65) had brought their coolness to the Richland city limits via Portland by that time... so the point of all this is to keep our memories green even if our bods are not in the shape they once were... (the birthday girl excepted of course)... so before we even had the chance to say "wanna dance the next slow dance" to this chick at a mixer... the king of trolling had swept her off her feet... well not literally... I mean geeeeeeeez this was 1963 remember... and our loss was his gain... so a huge BOMBER HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the ever young and lovely Miss Nancy Wick Hamilton ('65)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) I'm plugging dates and Mike Davis ('74) appearances. I will be bringing my bag of jokes to the Clover Island Inn in Kennewick on March 11th. I'll be at the Comedy Underground in Tacoma March 17-19, Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle in Royal Oak, MI March 24-26 and Harvey's in Portland March 29-April 3rd. I expect Mike to be at each of these venues as he is my groupie. Hope to see you there! -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) To: Steve Galloway ('74) Happy belated birthday to the best brother-in-law going. Sorry I am not timely, Steve. I love you very much and thanks so much for the sacrifices you make in taking care of mom. I know it comes from your heart and we all appreciate you. Hope your day was good. -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ~ in Deer Park and loving the weather *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/25/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Ely ('47), Carol Black ('48) Susan Anderson ('49), Gary Behymer ('64) Donna Fredette ('65), Vernita Edwards ('65) Greg Alley ('73), Eric Lukins ('81) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rochelle Seholm ('97) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Ely King ('47) Re: Mt Rushmore My pal, Joan Okrent was raised in New York City. She did not have to own a car until she moved to Washington State as an adult. She said she would like to take her car and drive through the western states with me. We visited my cousins on ranches in Wyoming and a farm in Neb. When we arrived at Mt. Rushmore, we checked into a motel in a close town. We drove the winding road to see the evening show. After we went down the stairs under the faces of Mt. Rushmore, it started to rain, thunder, and we had lightning. The band said they could not play because the lightning would hit their instruments. We stayed to the very end of the program. When we sang (in the pouring rain) "when the rockets red glare" the lightning streaks would hit the faces on the rock. "the bombs bursting in air" the thunder would shake the hills. Every time we sing this song or hear it played, we remember the Presidents looking down on us and the thunder and lightning. -Betty Ely King ('47) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: Southern Say'ns I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your Kentucky language. I had almost forgotten "tolerable". Being from East Tennessee just south of the Kentucky border, I think we speak the same language!! I call my friend of 70 years (met her when I was 4) every weekend, and the last time I talked to her, she mentioned that she had been to the Farside Restaurant. Now this place I am from doesn't have that many restaurants and my mind was trying to compute the Farside one. Pretty soon it dawned on me that she was saying the Fireside Restaurant. Luckily I didn't ask her what she was saying as she has mentioned that I have turned into a Yankee. Horrors! Keep 'em coming. -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Susan Anderson Shattuck ('49) Re: US of A landmarks In 1970 my husband Darrell (NAB) retired from the Air Force. And we had a tent trailer and a big Chrysler Town and Country and a fishing boat on top and off we went for a 2 1/2 month vacation. We spent 2 weeks camped in Virginia close to D.C. where we saw so many things: Washington monument, the National Museum, Lincoln's memorial, the White House tour, visited our congressman at the time (some of you may remember Catherine May. She treated us like royalty.) Couldn't get in to see Senator Jackson as he was out. Went shopping downtown and bought myself the cutest hat! Just HAD to put that in there. Went to the unknown soldier's grave and Arlington (Darrell has an uncle buried there so took picture of his grave for his aunt as she hadn't seen it.) He was a 2 star general in the Army Air Corps. Well, enough of that. We went Gettysburg and spent the day and New York City. Stayed on the Jersey side and took the bus to New York each day. Couldn't get tickets for a play but strolled down Broadway and read the marquees, stayed till the lights went on... what a sight! Saw lots more in New York. From there we headed for Canada and traveled the Transcanada Highway across that country and then home to Kennewick where my Dad was living. I've seen several national parks and Niagara Falls, Grand Canyon, San Francisco's landmarks and Los Angeles. I've lived near a few large cities (within an hour or two drive). Two years ago we went to San Diego. It was my first time, but my husband went to high school there at Brown Military School, after graduation he went into the Navy and basic training there. Of all the places I've lived and visited around the country, after Puget Sound and Seattle I would definitely choose San Diego. Wow, I didn't mean to write so much. I have probably bored everyone to death with my travels. -Susan Anderson Shattuck ('49) ~ Auburn, WA where the sun is shining and the weatherman keeps saying no rain for several days. Wish California would share some of their rain with us. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Richland Washington A Key City of the Atomic Age -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Donna Fredette ('65) To: Nancy Wick ('65) Happy Birthday to you, hope it was a happy day for you! It's hard to believe that we are 58 this year!!!! I remember that day I walked into the little homemaking store in Redmond and saw you working there!! It was fun seeing you again. Hope to see you this year at the reunion. To: David Rivers ('65) No we have not lost our Bomber spirit and or feelin' Where did you get your language that you speak? It is hard to understand sometimes but really funny. You are a kick! You are a perpetual kid from the '50s aren't you?! I think we all are. Bomber Cheers! -Donna Fredette ('65) ~ From beautiful downtown Redmond where it is a beautiful sunny day. The almanac says heavy snow but no sign of it! P.S. To Linda McKnight ('65): See you soon girlfriend! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Vernita Edwards Loveridge ('65) To: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) My retirement dream is to also visit all the national parks. I was actually lucky enough to live and work at both Grand Canyon and Death Valley. During that time on vacations we would rent a motor home and traveled the entire west visiting friends and the national parks. Now that I'm living in the southeast, I'm enjoying the parks in this area. In only four years (just doesn't seem possible!) I will retire, buy my own motor home and start following the sun! Am really looking forward to seeing the northeast part of the country. My favorite park so far is Mesa Verde... unbelievable! As a side note, when my daughter was 12, we moved to the "back country" of San Diego county. As we came around the final corner to our new home, January looked up on the hill at a beautiful adobe home, and said, "OH NO! Not another museum! You tricked me!" We later became good friends with the folks who owned the home, and they absolutely loved that story as they had built their home around a museum design they had seen in Arizona. Speaking of museums, we recently visited the Anne Frank exhibit in Kennesaw and if any of you are visiting the Atlanta area... it is a truly wrenching experience. Makes me realize once again... how lucky we are! -Vernita Edwards Loveridge ('65) ~ Lake Allatoona in Cartersville, GA where we had hail the size of golf balls Monday night. Thought I heard that train coming through for sure! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Greg Alley ('73) Re: Bomber hoops The Yakima Herald Republic named the 1965 Davis Pirates their team of the century. The article is in the February 22nd edition of the paper. I remember them as being real good. Wierman and Allen were the names that stand out and the rest of the team was good. Jackie Brown was a sophomore and would play football at Stanford. They went 25-0. The 2005 Bombers play Friday at Pasco for regional seeding. I have seen most of the games and they are getting better and are more fun to watch. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ In cold Richland awaiting spring. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Eric Lukins ('81) Re: Happy Birthday Wishes! I have four older sisters and two of them have birthdays coming up very soon so I'd like to wish them both a very Happy Birthday here in Bomberland. Debbie Lukins ('78) turns another year younger on Saturday and Sheri Lukins ('75) does the same on Tuesday. As a family, we always celebrated the two birthdays together in one bash, so I'll follow tradition with this one letter, just saying I love ya both and I hope your birthdays are very special. -Eric Lukins ('81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/26/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Richard Roberts ('49) Dave Brusie ('51), Lois Weyerts ('56) Margo Heiling ('57), Derrith Persons ('60WB) Lora Homme ('60), Patty Mathis ('60) Frank Whiteside ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Betti Avant ('69), Ruth Russell ('71) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) To: Carol Black Foster ('48) - When I first came to Richland I became friends with a gal from Minnesota. She was always telling me that I did not pronounce things correctly: far for fire, tar for tire, dish rag for tea towel, etc. The list was endless. So, as the old sayin' goes, "When in Rome do as the Romans do." As I get older I seem to be reverting to my childhood and sayin' those things again and again. I went back to Ohio and Kentucky in 2000. My youngest daughter called me at my cousin's house and she said: "Mom - go home - you are beginning to sound just like those people." We used to visit Kentucky during the World War II. Everything was rationed and they used to talk about how many pints they had to buy things (points). I had to take speech lessons after I had my teeth pulled at 18. The speech therapist not only got rid of my southern accent but also my cleft palate speech. When I went back to Ohio everyone told me I was putting on the dog by saying Washington instead of Warshington. Told all of them that as far as I could see there was no R in Washington. As my great grandmother used to say: Rememances: My sister and I were talking over the holidays about things we remembered. Does anyone remember when crackers came in sheets instead of individual crackers? Made it a lot easier when you had to put a rolling pen over them for crushed crackers. To Susan Anderson Shattuck ('49): Envy you all of your travels. I have done a lot of travelling in the US but only three trips out of the US. Our land is not too bad. To Vernita Edwards Loveridge ('65): Have you bought one of the passport books from the National Parks? It is a small black book that has space for each park to stamp. I have several places stamped. You can also, each year, buy stamps to also put in the passport books. Good luck on your venture. To Eric Lukins ('81): Please wish Debbie and Cherrie a very happy birthday. It has been so long since I have seen either of them. -Betty Hiser Gulley - '49er - south/government Richland - cool nights and warm days - HOORAY! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) Re: Southern Say'ns Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) was born and mostly raised in Kansas. One of her Kansas sayings that greatly amuses the grand kids, is "Slicker than snot on a brass door knob". -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) To: Jim Jensen ('50) Re; Jack Morrow ('52) He did pretty well in his junior year. Both in Baseball and Basketball. I don't remember Jack and Jerry Marzyck as ever being anything but Big-Big-Big. Yes Jack did well in the marriage department. My best to the both of them and to you. To: Jack Morrow ('52) & Pat Ackley Morrow ('53) Congratulations on your anniversary. Good to see people staying together so long. Some of us it takes a little longer to find the right one. Your Friend -Dave Brusie ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lois Weyerts Harrold ('56) Larry Harrold ('56) and I have tried to visit some of our National Parks out west using our truck and camper-a great way to see the country. Last April we traveled to Utah and Western Colorado to see Canyonlands NP, Arches National Monument, Hovenweep Indian ruins (very interesting), Mesa Verde, and Bryce Canyon (very impressive). We saw other areas along the way and plan to return another year because there was too much to see in only two weeks. The year before we went to Yellowstone Park and loved our visit there as we had worked there in the '50s. Larry worked there five years and I worked there three years. The first year I worked there we were going steady, the next year we were engaged and the final year we were married. It was a wonderful place to work and lots of fun. Esther Williams ate in the dining room when I was a waitress and also Tennessee Ernie Ford and his family (he was very handsome in person). My first year I was a maid and the last two I was a waitress. Larry started out in the laundry and ended up the last three years as a Porter (they parked the cars for the guests and carried their bags out to the front of the hotel when they were ready to leave). We both worked at the best place in the park: Old Faithful Inn. We were there in 1949 when the earthquake hit and that was quite an experience. Luckily it happened late at night so no one was in the dining rooms or lobby as big boulders from the huge fireplace crashed down and would have hurt people if they had been in that area. We helped with clean-up and then headed to Golden, CO, two weeks later to see relatives. Have any other Bombers worked in any of the National Parks? It would be fun to hear your stories. Another great park to visit is the Giant Redwoods in California. Hope everyone is doing well. We are loving the beautiful sunny days in Richland. Bomber Cheers, -Lois Weyerts Harrold ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Margo Heiling Barron ('57) Re: Class of '57 Get Together March 19, Noon, How about getting together for lunch at Margarita's, 627Jadwin in Richland, on Saturday, March 19, at Noon? We will discuss getting together on a regular basis and also whether we might like to try Anthony's at Columbia Point sometime. Please let me know if you can make it. We only had a few show up at the last one, but we had a good time. If you know anyone from the class of '57 who might be interested, please pass the word. If you are interested in being notified when a get together is scheduled, please send me your e-mail address. A lot of the e-mail addresses I have for Class of '57 members come back as undeliverable. We need to update the roster anyway with our 50th reunion just two years from now. I'll look forward to hearing from you. Thanks. -Margo Heiling Barron (Class of '57 Ahead of our Time) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Derrith Persons Dean ('60WB) Re: need help in finding missing classmates Do you know where any of the following people are??? If so, please let us know!! Please send information to Marilyn Baird Singletary at Laura Aetcher Trout, Perry Baldridge, Judith Bowen Pies, Jean Correy, Bernard Browning, Carol Coffman Holmes, JoAnn Dixon Jackson, John Day, Gerald Finley, Sarah Bowls Durning, Claudia Gomez, Jay Hanson, Gerald Edwards, Valanee Johnson Eriksen, David Harris II, Sandra Hildner, Roger LaVine, JoAnn Jensen Rasmussen, Veronika MacLennan, David Neikirk, Benjamin Kline, Roland Kirkendall, James Mattison, John / James McDonald, Ron McVickers, Ardis Horne Leavitt, Sharon Gentz Lovinger, Fan Mansfield, Edward Pasahow, Sharon Marshall, Mary Schell, Virginia Martin, Don Smith, Suzanne Scott Komasec, Floyde Morse, Emma Schnoeda Baca, Alvin Pippitt, Darrel Smith, Gary Powell, Paul Smith, Dorothy Rogers, Robyn Talbott, Zona Odegard Sanford, Paul Tomsen, Robert Sheehy, Richard Wilson, Bonnie OConnell Thomas, Steven VanPatten, George Warren, Charles Wiley, Richard Wilson. -Derrith Persons Dean ('60WB) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Lora Homme Page ('60) To: Betty Ely King ('47) Re: Mount Rushmore Thanks for sharing your beautiful experience at Mount Rushmore, Betty. I wish I could have been there. -Lora Homme Page ('60) ~ in the "Home Town" where it is Spring, I don't care what the calendar says! ******************************************************* ******************************************************* From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Patty Mathis ('60) GUESTBOOK COMMENTS: would like to hear from my class mates. and it doesn't even matter if you liked me, lol -Patty Mathis ('60) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: Arizona Trip My wife and I recently spent a week in the area around Phoenix. It had rained extensively before we arrived and continued most of the time that we were there. We stayed with my cousin, Ruth, at her home in Gold Canyon outside of Phoenix (near Apache Junction). We toured a national park and hooked up with my old fellow '63 buddy, George Barnett, and his wonderful wife, Peggy, near Tucson. After a lunch at a cool Mexican Restaurant, George and Peggy graciously invited us to their home on Lemon Mountain where we rehashed old times and received a tour of the house. We walked up the hill and George gave us an extensive, expert lesson on the local flora and fauna as well as a history lesson on the area. While we all chatted on the patio, George and I downed a few Margaritas and visited his local neighbors--7 wolves next door in a pen. Needless to say, they weren't too thrilled with us coming near their pen to snap photos of them. They made quite a racket and probably would have liked to have invited us to lunch with us as the main course. George said that I had just missed Roy Ballard ('63) who had visited a few days earlier. Sorry, Roy, wish we could have been there at the same time. Anyway, we had a great stay in spite of the rain. When we arrived back in New Orleans, it was pouring rain much of the way home--so hard that we nearly had to pull off on the side of the road. Strangely, it hadn't rained at home the entire time we were in Arizona! When I called my cousin the next day, she said it was dry and sunny. It happens every time we travel! -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Sharon Tate's ('61-RIP) High School Friends Re: Happy Easter...Go for it... More Dupus Boomers... "Dupus Boomer" Cartoons by Dick Donnell (Original) "Dupus Boomer" Cartoons by Dick Donnell (Original) -Gary Behymer ('64)...somewhere in the heart of the financial district ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Everyone talking about Mount Rushmore got me thinking. My Mom was raised in the Black Hills of South Dakota. When they started their work on it my Mom was in grade school. They asked the school kids to bring their pennies to school to help pay for it as the government was skeptical about paying for it. Her and her family used to go sit on a hillside and watch them work. I bought a book several years ago about the "making" of the great monument. When we went to South Dakota to visit my grandmother it always included a trip up there. One year we were going to see the nightly lighting of it, but the weather turned bad and they cancelled it that night. I remember, too, they never charged to go up and see it. The only thing they charged for was to get into the cabin where the main force behind it lived. My Mother, brother (Howard-'72 RIP), and I went there in 1990 to see it again. There still was no charge except to park. The ranger instructed my Mom where to park and she wouldn't go in that far. My brother and I walked up to the visitors' center to take pictures. I told my Mom when we got back to the car, she should have parked where he indicated as it was the closest row to the sidewalk. She chose to stay in the car. Oh, those memories. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Eugene, OR - cloudy but not too bad today for February ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ruth Russell Pierson ('71) Dear Bombers, I wanted to let everyone on the Alumni Sandstorm know that my brother, Lloyd Carter Russell ('67), passed away in Snowflake, AZ, at his residence. He lived by himself out in the desert, and was discovered on February 19th by a Navajo County Sheriff deputy who was in the habit of checking in on him. He had been in poor health for some time, but was determined to keep his independence. I will be sending Maren his obituary to add to the site in a few days. I am making a memorial scrapbook, and would appreciate any stories that you might have about his high school years. Thank you. -Ruth Russell Pierson ('71) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/27/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Carol Black ('48), Betty Hiser ('49) Jim Jensen ('50), Char Dossett ('51) Jack Dawson ('52), Ed Wood ('62) Frank Whiteside ('63), Joanna Faulkner ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilynn Working ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday (2/26): Debbie Lukins ('78) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dick Roberts ('49) & Carol Tyner ('52) Click here to view the ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) To: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Thanks for reminding me of more Southern Sayin's. I love them all. Speaking of pronunciations, I still have trouble with "power" and "tower" etc. I evidently say "pire" and "tire" etc. as I usually have to spell them for most people. I had forgotten all the things about World War II. Now I remember having to mix a packet of yellow stuff with the white stuff to get butter!! To: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) I like the Slicker than Snot on a Brass Door Knob. I hadn't heard that one before. I think people in Scott Co., TN were too poor to have brass door knobs I know one person from Scott Co. who can certainly afford brass door knobs now tho. He is Harry Stonecipher, head of Boeing. His grandmother waS my 8th grade teacher in Robbins, TN. I had heard his name for years and never dreamed he was THE Harry Stonecipher until one night I heard him mentioned on the radio as being from Scott Co., TN. I was so surprised that I had to call the radio station and ask if I had really heard right. Wonders will never cease. -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) As long as we are talking southen - my mother was born in Kentucky and my father in Ohio. For 62-1/2 years they argued whether you were supposed to say "You All" or "All of You." Can you imagine the same fight for 62-1/2 years? That must be a record!!! -Betty Hiser Gulley '49er - south/government Richland - still having cool nights and warm (spring-like) days. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Parks To: Lois Weyerts Harrold ('56) I enjoyed your posting of 2/26/05 about Yellowstone. How neat that you could work there. It's a fascinating place which, I assume, changes over the years - not the physical features, but other things. My parents visited there in 1936 with my grandmother and me in tow. Things were comparatively primitive in those days. We had a '32 Buick and what was then called a "half-tent." At the end of each day the car would be parked and bedding arranged inside for grandma and me. The tall side of the tent was then opened and extended over and around part of the car. Mom and Dad roughed it. It seems that Mom told me the Old Faithful Inn existed in those days, but not much else. Aside from seeing a great assortment of animals I remember very little. The Park had a feeding ground for bears - one of the few things I could recall. The Park rangers kept a watchful eye on the feed, a scattering of sugar cane, piled in a clearing near one of the ponds. They allowed my Dad to feed a few stocks to the half- dozen or so black bears that had assembled. The next time we visited Yellowstone, in early July of 1943, I was better able to enjoy the sights, Old Faithful, Morning Glory Pool, Fisherman's Bridge (where we were allowed to feed pieces of bread to the huge specimens), Yellowstone Falls, fishing in a small lake at West Yellowstone (and there devoured by mosquitos), etc. The snow in back of Old Faithful Inn was stacked as high as the eaves of the second story. The front sides and the parking lot had been cleared for visitors. We had a wholesome and delicious lunch at the Inn. After the wonders of Yellowstone, Teton National Forest and Jackson Hole were anti-climatic (to a 10-year old). Bombers have fun, -Jim Jensen ('50) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Char Dossett Holden ('51) If anyone hears of Judith Bowen Pies, would you please let me know. -Char Dossett Holden ('51) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jack Dawson ('52) Re: Washington or Warshington Back in the 50's there was a bus driver for the GE/HEW that would guess where you were from by the way a person would say good morning, or hello or howdo when he loaded you up to carry you to work. -Jack Dawson ('52) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Ed Wood ('62) Re: National Parks Our country's natural wonders are certainly on display at our National Parks mentioned by many in the Sandstorm recently. Some of these parks, such as Mt. Rushmore show the mark man has left on our land. But our country is more than natural wonders. It is a nation created by people. We learn of the great ones in school, but the minor legends we learn about in our travels. One of these was a character I learned about when making a 5 day visit to Death Valley National Park last year. I found Death Valley to be one of the most photogenic spots I've ever visited. The history of the area was also fascinating, some of it still being created by characters like Marta Becket and her Amargosa Opera House in Death Valley Junction. Driving to Death Valley from Las Vegas, one drives through the little burg of Baker, on Interstate 15. Just west of that is the turnoff to Zzyzx Road. I've seen that turnoff each time I've driven I 15, but last year I stopped for a couple days in Zzyzx Springs, 4 1/2 miles down a dirt road from the highway. It's now the Desert Studies Center, administered by the California State University System. But its founding is a story of a bizarre American character, Curtis Howe Springer. In 1944, Springer settled on the site, created a rustic 60 room resort, including a mineral spring health spa. Masquerading as a physician and a Methodist misiter, he broadcast daily religious and health programs from his radio station in Zyzyzx, including his network of over 300 stations around the world. Using the power of the airwaves, he was able to draw in donations and lucrative sales for his "magic potions". People came from all over, donating their life savings to stay, meditate, and be cured in the healing waters of Zzyzs Springs. It's on the edge of Soda Dry Lake, which frequently is anything but dry. There is a tiny but fairly deep pond on the site that is one of the only two sites known that is home to the Mohave chub, an endangered fish just a few inches long. This may have been the fish Springer crowed about on his radio programs, when he invited people to his desert resort to enjoy the great fishing. It was the "magic potions" which were Springer's undoing. In 1974, after 30 years in business, Springer was raided by federal marshals for FDA violations. During the process, they discovered that he didn't even own the land he had used to build his empire. It had been BLM land all along. Springer spent some time in jail. The feds recovered the land and set up a cooperative management system with the Cal State University. Springer died in 1990, but the kooky enterprise he created still survives. It's a weird and wonderful place to visit on your next trip to Death Valley. By all means, visit our National Parks, but keep your eyes open for other truly wonderful experiences along the road. -Ed Wood ('62) ~ Morrison, CO ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Finally, my brother, Al ('60), is trying to hang it up and join me in glorious retirement. After talking about it and putting it off a few times, he now OFFICIALLY has put his business and house on the Eastern Shore of Chesapeake Bay in Maryland up for sale. If anyone on the East Coast, or anywhere for that matter, is looking for a neat business or investment at a reasonable price and a great historic/old restored farmhouse with over 4 acres of land, then this is a great opportunity for someone! It's a pretty, rural area between Salisbury and the Virginia border with deer, wild Turkey (eatin' kind--drinkin' kind is good, too) and other assorted critters and lots of fishing in the Bay. If anyone is interested or knows of anyone who might be interested, give a look-see at both the business and house (sold separately or together) on his business web site at . I love to visit the area and work in the store. It's an easy drive to Washington, D.C. and Richmond and not terribly far from other historic areas and cities. Love those crab cakes!! -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) I saw this article in Newz of the Weird and wondered if anyone in Richland knows about this and if it is true or not. "And Leana Beasley's Rottweiler assistance dog became one of the latest to save her client's life by (as per training) nose-punching a telephone's 911 button upon seeing Beasley suffer a grand mal seizure and then barking furiously into the receiver (Richland, Wash., October). Bomber Cheers, -Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) The Ray Stein and Lenny Allen Fan Club Card Termination Winds - Pasco Washington 1908 -Gary Behymer ('64) ...a painting fool in downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: sayings----my mom was born and raised in Northern Minnesota and when we would go there on vacation, it would take us a few minutes to understand what our cousins (who all spoke with Norwegian accents) were saying---they would say, "youse coming" or "youse want to go"---we kept wondering who "youse" was---meant, "you". I still end sentences with a preposition, which I know always bothered my English teachers. have always said, "want to go with?" my mom and her family did it, too. just can't tell those Norwegians much--we are a very stubborn lot. had a friend, Connie (a guy) Easling ('66?) from Arkansas(anyway, I think that was the State) who would say, "pert near" (meaning pretty near) and "berdiddle" every time we saw a car with one headlight. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - no rain for the last few days, but we are supposed to be getting another storm starting Sunday night.. thankfully, we are not in danger of sliding into the ocean like Southern CA. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Travel I love travel. I've probably mentioned all this before. In '98 I visited fifteen national parks on one of my travels. I never wanted to see another park as long as I lived after that trip. Of course, the next year comes and I'm off again to some place I have never seen. For example, I drove across Death Valley one July and my traveling buddy that trip thought his dog was going to die. I've never seen a dog pant so fast and never realized their tongues were that long. We decided to include her with the minute by minute spraying with our water bottles and she survived. At the Alamo, Steve had to stay with the dog while I went and checked out the national treasure. 110 in the shade in San Antonio, TX. I don't travel with dogs (the animal) anymore. I just couldn't imagine missing something like that because you "needed" to bring your dog, cat or bird because, She's family, Maddy!. Oh well, not my problem. Two years ago a college buddy and I were in a six-man tent on Outer Banks, NC when a lightening storm accompanied by heavy drenching rain and wind came busting through. A few times before I had seen it rain sideways; digging razor clams on the Washington coast in winter with a lantern at one o'clock in the morning on an odd day (versus even last season) with my brother-in-law, Jerry Kelly (KHS '64). Nevertheless, I had never seen it rain level with sporadic upward angles before. The miracle of modern tent poles was a savior. The tent was listing at about a flapping 30 + or - a couple degrees and only one pole snapped. Lightening storm is not said lightly east of the Rocky Mountains. Large trunk, wicked, snappers that kill several hundred people yearly (Florida #1). Although I had seen many visiting my grandparents in south central Iowa growing up, an awesome sight if you have never been involved. And in a tent on Outer Banks with zero shelter... was a night of sublime terror. But, what are you going to do about it 3000 miles from home? The answer: deal with it. An aluminum arrow shaft and duct tape fixed that problem other than wondering what a lightening rod was made of. I was in a campground in Tennessee next to two young couples that decided to give their babies to their moms and go camping for a weekend. They found it interesting that I was from Washington and how odd it was listening to me (articulation odd, not the other). For example, if I said I needed a pop, the girls would get red-faced and giggle, but if I said soda I would get a Pepsi Cola (something I learned in a New Orleans grocery store two years prior). I found them equally amusing, many times apologizing while having them repeat what they had just said. Hillbillies from some little burg in the TN hills. Never to late in life for a mutual lesson. These kids were very respectful and endearing. In their early twenties, cute as a bug's ear, none had ever been out of their state since being knee high to a grasshopper, or ever. The American people I meet on the road is what really makes me want to go go go. Just don't ask them for directions. I find them very refreshing after spending ten months with "hey, dude." Not that I don't love this SoCal beach town I presently live in because I do. I just wouldn't want to live here forever. I could go on and on, but I will spare you. The parks in our nation are beyond wonderful. We were blessed with wise men (President Theodore Roosevelt being one) with vision and foresight about setting land aside from the greedy, hacking, whacking, take, take, take American businessmen. No matter how easy it is to point out faults of a person over a lifetime, how fortunate we are that such men have came along from time to time in the history of our country. Just make sure who you travel with. You could wind up with a travel buddy that has you stopping every 500 yards for fifty miles so they can save turtles lives off some Ohio back country road; stopping at every other store in mountainous West Virginia looking for pickled eggs; holding a unnecessarily large, rear view mirror obstructing, souvenir Indian pottery piece bought at Wall Drug, Wall, SD in their lap for hundreds of miles to keep it from breaking while complaining about missing the exit to Laura Ingalls Wilder's home somewhere out there in the Dakota Territory; seriously needing to hug a redwood tree in northern coastal California; driving the long route through Death Valley; wanting/having/ needing to swim in a mirror flat, hot watered, no breeze, man-made beach on the Gulf of Mexico in Mississippi in August; sleeping in the front seat of your Ford Ranger pickup in Fargo, North Dakota at a truck stop full of loud refrigerated semi trailers in July because the joint has a great breakfast steak; ordering you breakfast grits in Montgomery, Alabama at a Burger King; eating sliced cactus fried in olive oil as a main course in Van Horn, Texas and whatnot. This year, as long as I am still healthy, I'm traveling alone with my North Slope two-man tent with only enough room for one. Anybody ever been to the Kentucky Fried Chicken Museum and restaurant in London, Kentucky? -Rick Maddy ('67) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/28/05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Hiser ('49), Susan Anderson ('49) Marilyn DeVine ('52), Mary Jones ('56) Marilyn Baird ('60), Jeff Michael ('65) Betti Avant ('69), Brad Upton ('74) Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) BOMBER LUNCH Today: 1940's Ladies & Spouses BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Wow - just like reading a travel magazine. Carol Black Foster ('48): The state of Washington did not allow the stores to sell yellow margarine. One of the things that developed out of the War (World II) was a package inside plastic with an orangy looking capsule that you squeezed and then kneaded until you had yellow margarine. The state finally had an election that would allow you to purchased yellow margarine - I remember our neighbor coming over and telling my mother that Oly passed. My mother, who never voted, didn't know who Oly was. Ed Wood ('62): Sometimes the side roads are more interesting than whatever it was that you were going to visit. Traveling is so interesting. One time, on the way to Ohio, we stopped in Wamsutter, Wyoming. There was a car there that was pure mud and it was about 2:30 p.m. When we walked into the store this guy was saying: "I was here about 6:30 a.m. and I'm lost." It is small things like that you remember from trips. Another time we met this couple in Nebraska who were traveling to Washington. When they saw our Washington plates they asked my dad about the roads (before Interstates). Daddy told them the worse place was Deadman's Pass (Cabbage Hill). We met those same people in Pendleton and the guy said, "Boy am I glad I talked to you. That was awful." Gary Behymer ('64): Termination Winds - we came into Richland for the first time in the middle of a termination wind. My dad had written to us about them. He certainly told the truth. One day a friend and I were walking past CC Anderson's (on Goethals - now Jadwin) holding hands. She kept saying, "Are you there?" I kept telling her I was still holding her hand. Linda Reining ('64): Pert Near - I still say that. If someone asks me if I am ready to go somewhere I usually say pert near. Rick Maddy ('67): Ohio had some lulu electrical storms. They manufactured black powder (Remington Arms/duPont). It had to be packed a certain way and during World War II they had inexperienced help. Every time they had a lightning storm the Power Plant would blow up and I became frightened of lightning. My grandmother used to make pickled eggs. She would put them in a container with beets and some other stuff and we had purple eggs. Wow! I thought you could buy grits in the south at anytime of the day or night. That was one thing that my mother never fixed - she didn't like grits. I attended an international convention in Louisville, KY and they served grits for breakfast and my roommate did not like them and she would not give that poor waiter a tip. Is that the same Kentucky Fried Chicken place that is two stories (only one on the planet I think). I can't remember - is London near Hazard? I have cousins that live near Hazard and one of my cousins pointed it out to me. I guess you know they don't say KFC. Stupid People: I listened to a news show one night when the guy said, "During World War Eleven -----." Apparently whoever typed his stories had put down World War II. Sorry to get so wound up. -Betty Hiser Gulley '49er - south/government Richland - beautiful Sunday. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Susan Anderson Shattuck ('49) To: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Okay, I was born in the extreme South West corner of Missouri in the LITTLE town of Carthage. There were a lot of Southern sympathizers there. Sbout You all or All of you. we said Y'all and do ya know? Di ya hear, etc. We ended a lot of sentences with a? My Dad said things were "tolerable" a lot and I finally figured out that he meant something was okay. To: Jim Jensen ('50) I agree with you about the Tetons and Jackson Hole. After Yellowstone they were definitely anti-climatic. To: Linda Reining ('64) I remember those Ozarkians in Southern Missouri saying "pert near". To: Carol black Foster ('48) I remember the white margarine that had to be colored yellow. When we first got to Richland wouldn't let the stores sell it. So we had to go to Oregon to get it. We always went on the weekend and ate in a little restaurant near the store. It was like a family outing at least once a month. To: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) As far back as I can remember my Dad would say, Slicker than snot on a brass door knob. When I was real little I didn't like to touch door knobs of any kind, but I got over it. -Susan Anderson Shattuck ('49) ~ Auburn, Puget Sound area, where the fog was down to the ground until about noon, then the sun came out and the rest of the day was absolutely gorgeous, just a touch nippy, but nice. ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) Re: Travel Hey, Rick Maddy ('67), thanks for the "heads up" on the traveling companions. Ha! I'm getting ready to take off for a 2 month RV trip AND I'm taking 2 dogs! Glad to know about spraying them if (when) it gets too hot. My friend from Alaska, who now lives in Austin, TX, will fly to Portland, OR on March 8th. I'll pick her up there in my car, then we'll get her stuff packed into the motor home and leave here the 9th. I haven't done this kind of trip before (although I have driven to and from Alaska a couple of times by myself and with a cat). I've never been to New Mexico or Texas, and I know I will love seeing that part of the country, as well as friends and relatives along the way. Shirley thinks we ought to go to New Orleans, but I don't know if we'll have time to get that far. She has to go back to work the 30th. If we do, Maren, I'll give you a shout. [Please do!!! We'll have a Bomber lunch if you get here! -Maren] Re: Yellowstone Park in about 1946 I went on a wonderful vacation with the Vach family (Bombers, all) as "mother's helper" and I still vividly remember some of the places where we camped and the awesome things we saw. Swimming at Coeur'd'Alene, horseback riding near Butte, Montana, watching Old Faithful and feeding the bears. (Okay, so that was a really DUMB thing to do, but no harm came to us. I guess that was before the bears began to feel the pressure of too many buildings and tourists. I remember one getting into the food stash of some other campers, but the Park Rangers kept a watchful eye.) Other awesome sights were the Paint Pots, the beautiful Morning Glory pool, Buffalo and Elk... the list goes on and on. It was an incredible experience! I'm taking my computer and am hopeful of checking in with the Sandstorm from time to time. (The operative word here, of course, is "hopeful"!) -Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) ~ in way-too-cold-at-night, Richland ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Mary Jones Metcalf ('56) I'm loving the pronunciation pundits, mostly 'cause I remember the humiliation of peer instruction on arriving in Richland with the following (still smarting from!) lingual demands: Horse, not harse! Creek, not crik! Dishcloth, not dishrag! Don't know who set the locals (who were all imports!) as authorities on language but I had a similar experience MANY years later when sitting around a table in England and the only American present. In a lull of conversation, a limey looked at me and said: "I can't believe that you're not putting on that accent!" All that time, I'd been sitting there enjoying the sound of THEIR accents! Amusing how language not only defines us but reveals our origins. Too bad that TV, etc. is homogenizing the American "dialects" and we're all sounding more alike. I love the southern drawl and the eastern idiom and all the international influences on our speech. Indeed, it sounds like we really were a melting pot in this Hanford experience! -Mary Jones Metcalf ('56) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Cookie" Baird ('60) May I encourage everyone that has not already done so, to please post yourself on the site. I have been able to track down school mates through this site and ran across friends that I had not communicated with in some time. There are more and more joining as time goes on, but would love to see more. Our Col-Hi and Richland High deserves to lead the crowd in student posting, and don't forget teachers and parents, they are also encouraged to sign in. There are other sites also, but I have found to be all encompassing. No one can email you unless they pay their dues so don't think you will be "Bomb"-barded with email. Further, the class of '60 is having their 45th class reunion in September and if you eye-balled our missing/lost list that was posted in the 2/26/05 Sandstorm, and maybe know of a sibling or relative of the missing person, please pass that information on to me at -Marilyn Baird ('60) ~ rainy, sunny, rainy, sunny, RAINY Vallejo, CA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Jeff Michael ('65) Hey there Bombers and Bomberettes... Wow, been a really busy couple weeks! Two Bridal show booths later and a house almost purchased... I need to get back in touch with my Sandstorm roots. I was catching-up on my pile of Sandstorms sitting in my in box. Having travelled quite a bit of the world and the US over the past 50- some-odd (and I DO mean "odd") years; I have been blessed to see some really neat places and things. For example, the houses on "The Battery" in Charleston, SC. I'd have to list The Grand, Bryce and Zion Canyons, anywhere with a view of the Pacific Ocean, the Alps in Switzerland, the Isle of Malta, the Going to the Sun Highway in Montana, the entire Front Range in Colorado, the Anza-Borrego Desert in the spring, the Roman ruins at Leptis Magna (Libya), Lake Washington, Crater Lake, Payette Lake, Mt. Fuji, the Islands of the Swedish Archapelligo, the Sahara Desert, the edge of the polar icecap in Greenland (with a full sun at midnight), the forests of Siberia and the Olympic Peninsula, the old churches of northern Germany, Buckingham Palace, Red Square, the Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago), the lights on The Strip in Las Vegas, the Sapporo Ice Festival and so much more come to mind. Later, rather than sooner, I'd list Disneyland, Magic Mountain and stuff of that nature. Simply put, there is just more wonderful stuff to see than the human mind can absorb in an average lifetime! (In MHO). By the way, I checked-out the Sharon Tate site that Gary Behymer ('64) pointed to. There I saw a picture of a lovely young lady standing (I think) on the deck of a sailing vessel on a lake (I think). Could I pry some details about that sighting from anyone? Hopefully, the high point of this week for me will be the closing on the house we plan to move into overlooking the Mighty Columbia. A few hits on my website by prospective clients would be nice, too, following the shows. dj jeff Michael (65) in the Tri-Cities, where spring seems to have sprung... is this for real? -Jeff Michael ('65) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Betti Avant ('69) A couple of other little tidbits about Mount Rushmore. The gentleman who did the project was well known in Georgia. He had been the one originally chosen to do the Stone Mountain project. He had gotten it OKed when he had a run in with the people wanting it done. Someone in South Dakota knew of his work as a sculptor and got him to come to SD and do something there. He originally envisioned just Washington and Lincoln on some of those "needle rocks". He found the perfect mountain in Mount Rushmore and changed his plans several times before it was completed. Jefferson was supposed to be on his lower right, but the granite was bad in that spot. Another little known fact is none of workers were sculptors, they were miners. One gentleman on his crew had a disagreement with him and went down the road, found his own mountain, and started the Crazy Horse Memorial. One thing I read at some point in a magazine was the area to the right of Washington's head. If one looks at it closely it looks like a profile of an Indian head. No one knows if this was part of his plans, or as some have suggested, it is just natural erosion of the granite over the years. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ by the right in the above 2 mentions is to Washington's right, left as you face it ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Mt. Rushmore I made the trip to Mt. Rushmore in the late '80s. I couldn't help but noticing that if you took that bushy mustache and the wire rim glasses off of Teddy Roosevelt.... you got a dead ringer for Mike Davis ('74). Uncanny. -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) I was asked last year and I have already gotten requests for this year - So... You can now put numbers on the back of your jersey. Just fill out that portion of the tournament application and indicate your number. Also, green shorts with logo have been added to the application as well. If you would like shorts, fill out that section of the application. However, since I need to have these printed before the tournament, I cannot take orders for Jersey numbers or Shorts after May 13th. --------- Tournament info: -Zorba Manolopoulos ('91) Tournament Organizer 503-830-6961 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` January, 2005 ~ March, 2005