Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/04/05
4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: 
Dick McCoy ('45), Bob Harman ('51)
Judy Willox ('61), Jim Armstrong ('63)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ruth Patty ('56)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki Gill ('68)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Wingfield ('71)

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
>>From: Dick McCoy ('45)

Re: Tin Can Class
To: Roger Cress of the Classic Class of 1961
    You and others have inquired as to the meaning of the "Tin Can" Class
of 1945. Well Rog, the tin can was everything to those of us who endured
the Great Depression. Our fast foods came out of same. Beans, soup,
spaghet, etc. We used the cans for patching everything, from a hole in
the outhouse wall, to wrap a hole in the Model A exhaust pipe, to repair
most anything else. It was used for recreation. We played kick the can,
put them on a post to play basketball with a tennis ball. Also for stick
ball. They were used for containers, from nails to screws to pencils.
They were used to vent on an undone assignment, being kicked from home all
the way to school. They were tied to the bumpers of newlyweds as they
left the church.
    A remarkable thing the tin can was. Still is.

Bomber Cheers
-Dick McCoy from the Remarkable Tin Can Class of 1945
>>From: Bob Harman ('51)

    I have a couple of southern Missouri stories to add to the discussion
of southern sayings. Both of these are true stories.
    A neighbor of ours, I'll call him only Homer, had eleven sons and no
daughters. We were nominally acquainted with the family. Times were hard
for all of us back them. Homer came down to our house with a hand full 
of his boys. He proceeded to ask my dad, "Will you share my boys?" My
sister, in her early teens at the time, began to look the boys over
trying to decide which ones we should take. I took us a while to realize
that what he wanted was for my dad to give the boys a haircut! Share,
shear, get it?
    The next story is about a neighbor who raised strawberries. It was
picking time and a number of neighbors had joined in to help. He had 
a son who wasn't too ambitious. He was overheard telling his son, "Ya
better hep yer hep while ye have yer hep to hep ya." Free translation;
"You better help your help while you have your help to help you." Note,
we moved from central Kansas so we never talked like that!!

-Bob Harman ('51)
>>From: Judy Willox ('61)

To:  All Bombers, Specially Alumni
    Once again I remind you that we are going to have a party on March
19th from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. to say farewell to the upper part of the
Dawald Gym.
    A party to end all parties and I hate to see any of you missing it. I
don't want one alumni who wants to be there to have to be on the outside
looking in, and I think this could happen the way the tickets are going.
So please fellow alumni, get those tickets and let's party with The
Kingsmen. Also, don't forget the shirts to commemorate this event. They
are pretty neat with quite the design on them. They are black, 100% heavy
cotton. They run $15.00 plus $5.00 for the mailing if you want one
mailed. Tickets are also $15.00 and will be $20.00 at the door IF there
are any left.
    Hope to see many of you there. Below are the links for the 
information poster and for the order form for the tickets and the shirts.

Richland Bomber Boosters and HAPO Credit Union present...
"Bringin' Down The House"
Farewell party to the upper gym at Art Dawald Gymnasium
The Kingsmen With MUDSHARK RHS Gold Rush Dance Team
Saturday, March 19, 2005
RHS Art Dawald Gymnasium
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Thanks to DQ, Tim Bush Motors, NW Orthopedics,
Red Lion Hanford House, US Linen and HAPO
Come join the Richland Community as we say good-bye to an old friend, any 
excuse for a party! All proceeds to benefit RHS new weight room
Advance tickets $15 @ both Richland Albertsons stores, RHS office or Judy
Willox also has tickets 943-0222 along with a special bonus. We can send
them out to you after we get your check if you are out of town, or in
town for that matter.
Tickets $20 @ door, if still available.
Questions? Want to help? Call one of us!!!
Kim Oates 627-4083  Luis Ojead 539-1661 Judy Willox 943-0222

Bomber Cheers,
-Judy Willox ('61) ~ Richland ~ where the days are so beautiful and the
                       robins are singing.
[OK. I'm officially confused. "Art Dawald Gymnasium" is singular. That 
means ONE gymnasium. What is the "upper part of the Art Dawald Gym"? 
What is going to be "demolished"? What is going to be "renovated"? The 
poster says "destruction tour". What's being destructed? The poster says 
"Bringin' Down the House". Which house is being brought down?
    In the 2/16/05 Sandstorm entry from John Sonderland ('62) he said 
"the floor did vibrate and move with the crowd. It was the absolute best 
playing court... bar none" This added to my confusion. They're not REALLY 
gonna tear down the gym with the "best playing court", are they?  -Maren]
>>From: Jim Armstrong ('63)

Re: Wailers
To whom it may concern especially David Rivers ('65)
    Be at the Centralia Eagles Saturday, March 26, 2005 for dancin' to 
the Fabulous Wailers with Kent Morrill!! Be there or be... well you know.
Pitts ('63)

-Jim Armstrong ('63)
Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald
by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66)

>>Leonard R. "Len" Huesties ('70) ~ 12/27/51 - 2/28/05
That's it for today. Please send more.