Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/03/05 ~ 2am SPRING FORWARD
5 Bombers sent stuff: 
Millie Finch ('54), Larry Mattingly ('60)
Mike Brady ('61), Jim Hamilton ('63), 
Nancy Nelson ('69)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Garry O'Rourke ('66)
BELATED BOMBER BIRTHDAY (4/2): Larry Coryell ('61)


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

Re: Special  Request:  Wanted - A Little Bomber Compassion
    I know that title sounds funny, because I know that all Bombers are
compassionate and caring, but I have a very special request. One Bomber 
named Carol Tighe Webb ('54) is in need of some extra TLC.
    Carol is in a Supportive Care Home right now, and she told me she 
could sure use some phone calls or notes or sumpin!! Carol has MS and 
also has had a stroke, so she is wheelchair bound right now.
    As one of her fellow classmates, I am asking for all of our 
classmates from 1954 to please take a moment and get in touch with her. 
It would really lift her spirits. Her address and telephone # is: (Maren 
she gave me permission to put it on the Internet - Millie)

Carol Webb
4407 Segovia
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 547-8578
    Thanks to all you Bomber friends in advance, and may we all have 
good days ahead.

-Millie Finch Gregg ('54) 
>>From: Larry Mattingly ('60)

Re: Early Churches
To: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49)
    Your mention of church services held in schools brought back a few
memories. I can remember at Lewis and Clark sometimes our desks would be
moved in the classroom on Monday morning. The teacher would say don't
worry about it, it was just the church group using the room on Sunday.
As a child I thought it strange as we always went to Christ The King
Catholic church. And everybody I knew had a "church" to go to. Then as I
grew older it seemed perfectly OK to me for schools to rent out rooms to
anyone who would pay the fee. I noticed as we traveled and attended mass
when on vacation that Richland churches were kind of plain in appearance
compared to those in other areas. Talking with my cousins in Kentucky 
on vacations, in the late '40s and early '50s they thought it really
strange to have a church named Southside United Protestant Church. They
had Baptist, Methodist, and Catholic, but no "Protestant". Other than
they had churches for Blacks and Whites, there weren't any others. I do
remember one Sunday morning in about 1950 Father Gettlefinger, the
crusty old curmudgeon who baptized me, at age 5 days) very definitively
announced that the Black Catholic church would close at the end of the
month, and that Blacks would be attending St. Augustine's with whites.
That was the end of segregation in churches in that part of Kentucky.
Looking back I am glad Richland avoided most of those problems.

"Happiness is the sky in bloom"
-J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From my office and looking at the bright 
           sunshine I am headed home to mow at least front yard before 
           the rain starts again.
>>From: Mike Brady ('61)

Re: 5-7 year old basketball jamboree
    Over the past two weekends I officiated a 5-7 year old basketball
jamboree at Meadowbrook Community Center in Seattle. Whether the kids
could dribble, pass or shoot, it didn't matter. They all had a wonderful
time. Boys and girls played together on 8' hoops. The bleachers were
packed with screaming parents with cameras and camcorders, siblings,
relatives and friends. Because of all the enthusiasm in the gym, I
thought I was at a Bomber basketball game. I imagined I was hearing,
"what makes those Bombers so hot, woo, woo?" I even saw a lady wearing 
a Prosser Mustang sweatshirt. Imagine that... not that we Bombers ever
lowered ourselves to play those country kids. I just wanted to let you
know basketball is alive and well for many years to come!

-Mike Brady ('61)
     P.S.  I know, I know, Prosser has had some fantastic basketball 
     teams, but in our day...
>>From: Jim Hamilton ('63)

    The Seattle Times in place of news, has an "Odds & Ends" Column on
page two. Amongst the nice to know information was the fact today, the
2nd of April was the birthday of Larry Coryell ('61), also the birthday 
of Leon Russell.
    Now there would be a duet.

-Jim Hamilton ('63)
>>From: Nancy Nelson Wyatt ('69)

Re: Columbia Camp
    I must say the Alumni Sandstorm is great to wake up to in the 
mornings. I am answering the topic of the POWS at Hanford. My father 
was there from 1943 up til retirement and he recalls that the POWS 
were NOT POWS -- but conscientious objectors.
    All have a good day and hope to be back in Richland this summer for

-Nancy Nelson Wyatt ('69) ~ Finally seeing the sunshine here in NE 
         Washington by Canada... has been raining and even snowed again.
That's it for today. Please send more.