Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/30/05
7 Bombers sent stuff: 
Dick McCoy ('45), Loretta Ostboe ('55)
Derrith Persons ('60WB), Judy Willox ('61)
Deedee Willox ('64), Gary Behymer ('64)
Linda Barott ('71)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne Killand ('48)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patsy McGregor ('54WB)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Belliston ('63)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Craig Perkins ('69)

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

Re: Traveler's mumbles

I have been in Cal for two weeks, and just got home. There are good and
bad news since I left.

On arrival I couldn't find the keys for the second car. Ida said that is
OK, if I lose my keys it's normal, but if you find them and don't know
what they are for, that is a problem. I have a couple of dozen keys
hanging in my pantry, and I have no idea what they are for.

Before I left, good friend Jim McKeown ('53) wrote in the Sandstorm that
brother Tom's ('53) wife Darlene Card McKeon ('54) was in intensive care.
When I got back, he reporteded that she had made a great recovery. Just
shows that prayers do help, Jim.

I see that Burt Pierard, ('59) has made his annual denial as to Itlaian
Prisoners at Columbia Camp. I can only repeat that Ed Johnson, Pinky
Bloomer and I made semi-weekly deliveries of milk to the camp, and some
concience objectors? spoke Italian as they helped us unload. Cheez1

We went to Death Valley to see the flowers in bloom. I couldn't
understand why all the people were taking up close pics, when the real
view was the sweep of yellow, white and purple in the hills around the
still white dead sea.

Finally, and unhappily, I read of the death of Carl Dreher ('47). Ida and
I send our deepest sympathy to his wife, Jean Williamson Dreher ('49).
Carl and Jean were dear friends and very good supporters of Club 40. We
saw them every year.

Later, Carl

-Dick McCoy ('45) - Bomber always
>>From: Loretta Ostboe Fraser ('55)

Re: Happy Birthday, Lenora!
    Don't have your personal email in my list, so although I'm a few days
late, just read that March 27 is your birthday, hope it was a happy one!
My Bill turned 70 on the l4th, and my brother Rod had a birthday this
month also, so this has been a busy month for birthdays! Let me know how
it was, turning one year younger!
Your friend,
-Loretta Ostboe Fraser ('55) ~ West Richland, WA - Where it's wind alert 
                    until 9pm tonight...yuk!
>>From: Derrith Persons Dean ('60WB)

Re: More reminders
    WOW!! Are we having fun or what???
     Today! March 30th, Wednesday at 6:30 pm, Sterlings on GWWay, it's 
our '60 in '05 planning meeting!! We are planning a fun 45th!
    Then Saturday, April 2nd, our monthly lunch at Three Margaritas on 
Jadwin in Richland, at 11:30 am! Bombers having fun!!! YES!!

Happiness is sharing life!!
-Derrith Persons Dean ('60WB)
>>From: Judy Willox (Classic Class '61)

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. 
Bomber Cheers,
-Judy Willox (Classic Class '61) ~ Richland
>>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64)

To: Gary Behymer ('64)
Re: Hanford
    As usual, Gary, you found an interesting website and share it with 
us. Thank you. I spent a bit of time browsing through the article and 
the links. Interesting reading.

-Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64), Burbank, WA
>>From: Gary Behymer ('64)

Re: Gene Conley ('48)
   "Gene Conley: One of a Kind" (Written by Gene's Wife)

   October 12, 2003 picture of Gene with other members of the Boston Braves 

-Gary Behymer ('64)
>>From: Linda Barott Rodriguez ('71)

To: Ken Heminger ('56WB)
    Bethany Church of West Richland held Easter Sunrise Services on
Flattop for many years. It was a sad day when the city sold Flattop and
the owner put the fence around the top. It made it very difficult for
people to attend, but we had a standing permission slip to have the
services, and in the past few years, we had it jointly with a couple of
other churches in West Richland. The first year the owner bought the
property, they escorted us around to the front of the cross telling us
not to step on any flora or vegetation that might get hurt. Next year the
fence went up to keep all out and we had to walk around the perimeter to
get to the cross. Need I say more.
    Every year before Easter, Herb Ganz would make sure that the cross
was painted. It was wooden for a long time and when someone pushed it
over on its side one year, it was then fabricated out of metal. The paint
covered up the graffitti some are compelled to scratch on it and made it
look nice again for services. There were many years we didn't see the sun
at all, and the wind chill bit into you, but it was worth the wait for
that Sunday when the sunrise came up over the horizon and it was so
beautiful. Vera Edwards, Mayme Brown, and Elvera Stephens took turns
playing the old pump organ that they had to transport as far as they
could and then carry to the cross. Sad to say Bethany Church held their
last services on Feb. 27, 2005 of this year. I hope somebody else will
take up the tradition. We also had a pancake breakfast afterward that had
carried on for years with Dale Hendrickson, Red Stephens, Bob Barnett,
Don Bintliff, Don Forsythe, and the Barott family all taking turns
flipping pancakes. If you left hungry it was your own fault as they
pushed pancakes until you could eat no more. Friends of Bethany can still
find remaining members and charter members and fellow Bombers, Doris
Hackney Barott and Elvera Hackney Stephens at Northwest United Protestant
Church off Wright in Richland, as we merged with them. It was very hard
for us to leave the church we knew for 54 years, but declining membership
left us no choice. We feel good about the ministry our little church had
for so many years, and trust that God isn't finished with us yet because
we know, when he closes a door, he opens a window.

-Linda Barott Rodriguez ('71)
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