Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/24/05
14 Bombers sent stuff: 
Betty Ely ('47), Ralph Myrick ('51), Carol Horstman ('53), 
Gloria Adams ('54), Bill Berlin ('56), 
Richard DeFord ('56) and Barb Farris ('59WB)
Marla Jo Lowman ('55) and Sandy Finney ('60)
Virginia Eckert ('58), Judy Willox ('61), Jim Hamilton ('63)
Shirley Collings ('66), Dave Doran ('72), Rob Hausenbuiller ('93)
Rediske Kids ('66, '63, and '69)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy Lust ('72)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick Dahlin ('72WB)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn Dunton (former Richland teacher)
BELATED BOMBER BIRTHDAY (3/22): Janet Ell ('72)

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Derrith Persons Dean ('60WB) sent pictures from the Bring 
    Down the House celebration. If anyone else has any, please send them 
    to so I can add them and have a single page 
    of thumbnails for viewing.    -Maren
>>From: Betty Ely King ('47)

Re: Carl Dreher ('47-RIP)
    Carl was a longtime pal. We sat next to each other at graduation
because he was the "D" and I was "E". We always talked over the years and
when I talked too much, he would just roll back his head and laugh. He
married Jean Williamson from my brother's '49 class. She was the sunshine 
in his life. Jean always had the most beautiful smile because she was 
not only pretty on the outside, but she always had an inner beauty. They 
sure were a wonderful couple. He told me once that he had worked with my 
ex-husband and never did like him. I told Carl that was why I have been 
so happy since the age of 40. I missed Jean and Carl last year at the 
reunion. Jean has brothers who will help her through this loss. Jean was 
a wonderful wife.

-Betty Ely King ('47)
>>From: Ralph Myrick ('51)

    I don't know how many of you Bombers have been to the dentist lately,
but costs, like everything else, is soaring. I paid $163.00 to have my
teeth cleaned and this will paid four times a year. Also, I had two small
fillings, one was $183.00 and the other was $283.00 plus a $48.00 doctor
check which took about five minutes. All the work was excellent, however,
the expense is high. So, my wife and I checked in at the school of
dentistry at CBC.
    The first visit was a check of your teeth. This is free. To have your
teeth cleaned $25.00 and fillings up to $60.00. You have to have time
because an instructor checks everything a student does. X-rays and
cleaning during your first cleaning $55.00. We have had the first 
step. In about three months we will have our teeth cleaned. The first
impression was a good one. Right now they are looking for people with
dirty teeth. This sounds gross but the senior students need this before
they graduate. Might be something some of you may want to check out.

-Ralph Myrick ('51)
>>From: Carol Horstman Massey ('53)

To: Tom McKeown ('53)
    I was so glad to hear that Darlene ('54) was getting  out of the
hospital, I know she will continue to improve every day, just tell her to
give up the smoking, I know this has been a pretty hard struggle for both
of you but the worst is behind, just keep your faith and everything will
be just fine.

-Carol Horstman Massey ('53)
>>From: Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54)

    In catching up on the Alumni Sandstorm, we are saddened by a few of 
the entries of friends of ours from the past.

Darlene Card McKeown ('54)
    Tom, our prayers are with you and Darlene and your family. Darlene
and I were good friends in high school. I taught her how to jitterbug!!
It's a great relief to hear she's doing so much better. Please tell her
we send our love and prayers.

Artie McDaniel ('51)
    My old friend and brother of one of my closest friends in high
school, Nancy, my heart goes out to you and your family. You were always
a special person to me and I pray for you in your time of need. Please
accept our heart felt condolences.

Jean Williamson Dreher ('49)
    I'm so sorry to hear about Carl's passing. I'd heard his health had
not been good but had no idea of the real pain you both were suffering.
Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family.

-Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54)
>>From: Bill Berlin ('56)

Re: Back from China (3.23.05)
    I am back from three weeks in cold, cold north China. It rarely got
above 25-26F during the day and was at least 10F degrees less at night.
What was the killer was the usual 20-25 mph wind, thus a serious chill
factor. The good news was that when I was reading Maren's reports on the
Iditarod, I could relate to the mushers big time. How weird is it to read
about the Iditarod whilst sitting in a hotel in China? Great work Maren
and a lot better than the sports news I could pull up on my laptop.

Re: Dave Brusie ('51)
    Now there is a name that has twigged my long ago Bomber
memory. I can clearly remember listening to the radio broadcasts of
Bomber basketball and Dave's name was a top feature. I believe that Jack
Sinderson ('53) played on that same team and Jack lived just up the block
from us on GWWay, thus he and Brusie ware my heroes. Jack was 5 or 6
years older than I was but he always spent as much time with "the little
kids" as he could and that was very cool to us "little kids", Jimbeaux
Hamilton ('63), Jim Russell ('58), Pat Murray ('60), John Cowan ('56).

-Bill Berlin ('56) ~ in Anacortes, WA - where Dr. Dave Priebe's ('57) new 
    house is on hold with neighbor problems. What else? Whatever happened 
    to the days when neighbors did not whine and snivel about what their 
    neighbors were doing? Ah, for the simple life again.
>>From: Richard DeFord ('56) and Barb Farris DeFord ('59WB)

Re: New Bomber Lunch (?)
    I think it would be fun to start a luncheon here in Springfield, MO 
for Bombers who live in this area or anywhere near. Even if you're just 
from the Richland area. Would love to hear from you all.  

-Richard DeFord ('56) and Barb Farris DeFord ('59WB)
>>From: Marla Jo Lowman Kenitzer ('55) and Sandy Finney Harvego ('60)

Re: Sacramento Area Bomber Luncheon

DATE: April 18, 2005 (Monday)
LUNCH TIME: 12:30 P.M.
WHERE: Coco's Restaurant
PHONE: (916) 966-0707
ADDRESS: 7887 Madison Ave, Citrus Heights, Sacramento, CA
DIRECTIONS: The restaurant is located on the NW corner of Madison Ave 
            and Sunrise Blvd.
  From Hwy. 50, exit at Sunrise and go north 4.1 miles,
                 turn left at Madison.
  From the West: exit I80 at Madison Ave (East) 4.6 miles,
                 make a U Turn at Sunrise.
  From the East/North: Exit I80 at Sunrise (South), 4.1
                       miles, turn right at Madison.
    We have reserved a private dining room and we do need to have a head
count. Please email me: I formatted my hard drive and lost all my email
addresses, so no special notices this time around - hope everyone reads
their Alumni Sandstorm..... Also, I have a little surprise for you.
-Marla Jo Lowman Kenitzer ('55) ~ West Point, CA
-Sandy Finney Harvego ('60) ~ Sacramento, CA
>>From: Virginia "Jinnie" Eckert Stephens ('58)

Re: Iditarod
Maren, your interest in the Iditarod  makes me want to share a wonderful
book.  It is "Winterdance" by Gary Paulsen.  It is his accounting of how
he got into the Iditarod and all of his experiences training and getting
ready for it.  And the big race itself!  I laughed, I cried, I thoroughly
enjoyed as did my husband Ron ('56).

-Virginia "Jinnie" Eckert Stephens ('58)
[Gary withdrew this year before the race began. He was still listed in 
the 2005 Official Race Iditarod Race Guide... pretty interesting reading.             -Maren]
>>From: Judy Willox ('61)

Re: RHS Journalism Class fundraiser this week at Barnes & Noble
    This voucher can be printed and used at Barnes & Nobel for the valid
dates. If customers use the voucher when making purchases at the Columbia
Center Mall Barnes & Noble between March 18th and March 25th, 2005, the
RHS Journalism will receive a percentage of those sales. Any funds raised
will be used to help subsidize the cost of Journalism students attending
this year's National convention that is being held in Seattle this
Spring. The convention will be a great skill building event for our
journalism students.

Re: RHS Journalism Class General FundRaiser Form (Printable form)
    Robin Morris of Richland High School Sandstorm and RHS Columbian fame
is asking for help to get her journalism students to the National High
School Journalism Convention in Seattle the first part of next month.
Robin and her students are so dedicated that they are giving up part of
their spring break to attend this convention and they need our help. This
would be a classic Bombers helping Bombers if we could each of us donate,
and sponsor a kid, to help with their expenses. Thanks in advance to you
out there who help them out. 

-Judy Willox ('61)
>>From: Jim Hamilton ('63)

    So the always lovely and forever young Miss Nancy ('65)and I are 
going to be in Phoenix the 22, 23 and 24 of April, and didn't know if 
the local Cactus, Roadrunner and Tumbleweed chapter of the Bomber Nation 
might not be having a Happy Hour or Breakfast meeting.
    We're always looking to improve on our collection of miniature drink
umbrellas or those little plastic olive swords, so that we can at least
come up to the knees of them Heilings ('63) or Mary Lou Rhebeck ('63).

Semper Bomberus

-Jim Hamilton ('63)
>>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66)

Re: Dog saves master
    Several weeks ago someone inquired about a dog helping to save its 
master by dialing '911' for help. Your story is confirmed on page 24 in 
the 3/21/05 issue of Time magazine. Look at the top of the page under 
'Notebook.' It reads: 'WATCHDOG' After speed-dialing 911 for her 
unconscious owner and barking into the phone, a Rottweiler in Richland, 
Wash., let the cops inside.

-Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland - where the chill factor was 
         21 yesterday about 9am. Our weather had been in the 60s for 
         several weeks!
>>From: Dave Doran ('72)

Re: Birthday wishes
    Happy 51 [on 3/22] to my lovely and talented ex-wife and very close 
friend, Janet Ell Doran ('72)! You still look 18 to me.

-Dave Doran ('72)
>>From: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93)

    I'd like to take a moment to wish my Uncle Jim (James Wade) a 
happy birthday... belated of course.

-Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) ~ In London, England, where the sun is back 
               from it's holiday and spring has finally sprung.
>>From: Rediske Kids ('66, '63, and '69)

Re: Lois Rediske progress report
To: All Bombers that have been praying for our mother Lois Rediske.

She came through the triple bypass surgery very well considering she is a
spry 82 years old.

They had her sitting up on her bed, as well as sitting up in a chair for
about an hour on Tuesday.

Hopefully, they will be moving her from Intensive Care to Intermediate
Care either today or tomorrow.

Thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers.
-Len Rediske ('66), Pat Rediske ('63), and Claire & Carol Rediske ('69)
That's it for today. Please send more.