Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/11/05
5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber WB funeral notice today: 
Betty Hiser ('49), Jim McKeown ('53)
Jack Gardiner ('61), Marilyn Swan ('63)
Linda Reining ('64)
>>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49)

Dave Hanthorn ('63): Will look up your reference as soon as I finish 
this (about the Wool Wax Creme). Thanks.

Has anyone checked with the Italians in the Walla Walla area. There are
many Italians in that area.

Greg Alley ('73): Not only the Y Area is changing - what about the 
entire City of Richland? At Columbia Center we no longer have a Bon 
Marche or Bon-Macy's - Just Macy's.

Change of Subject: I started going up to the Spudnut Shop about once a
week and am amazed at the number of people I see if there that I know -
some Bombers and also people that I worked with on the Project. Get
lots of hugs.

Just received a call from my relates in Denver and they have had a 
foot of snow and more coming through the day and tonight - and maybe
tomorrow - they have closed DIA until 5 p.m. tonight [4/10/05] and 
advising everyone to stay off the roads. Ah - sweet spring!

-Betty Hiser Gulley '49er - south/government Richland - sun shining - 
                      wind blowing.  We are having a cooling trend.
>>From: Jim McKeown ('53)

Re: Camp Columbia
    I didn't put all of the information from the Tri-City Herald in
yesterday's Sandstorm, but one of the reasons that everyone remembers 
a "different" language at the camp could be the fact that many of the
Conscientious Objectors were immigrants from Italy and Germany, who
refused to join the service because many were concerned they could be
fighting relatives... or whatever. Many still did not speak English
that well, and probably used their native tongue in the camp amongst
themselves. This whole topic has been interesting... it's amazing to
me how many remembered that we had "something" out there, and such
diverse opinions on what that "something" was. The folks at the Tri-
City Herald, said, after I suggested that this might make a good 
story, that they ran quite an article in 1991 on this subject, and 
had lots of positive feedback because of it.

-Jim McKeown ('53)
>>From: Jack Gardiner ('61)

Re: Polio Vaccine
     The CBS Sunday evening news did a feature on the 50'th anniversary
on the discovery of the Salk polio vaccine. This brought back memories
of my biggest fear as a child. I was terrorized by the sight of an iron
lung. I can remember going to the Community House, and getting the
vaccine in a sugar cube.

-Jack Gardiner ('61) ~ Living in Richland again after 40 years
>>From: Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63)

To: Jeff Curtis ('69)
    Thanks Jeff for your latest installment of "Life As We Knew It". 
I am still smiling to myself about the Tang sludge, one of my favorite
childhood memories. Probably another reason I never grew taller than
4'11", well I used to be 5' but gravity, too has taken it's toll!
    Now I am sure that my much older "sniveling" (I like that) brother,
George "Pappy" Swan ('59) will enjoy reading your latest entry as much
as I did, being entertained by "anything growing up Richland" as it
were. He is on one of his yearly jaunts, taking one of the grandsons on
a youth pre-season turkey hunt as we speak. One of the "good guys" of
this world, always making sure the grandsons of their family & one
granddaughter get to get out in the great outdoors as much as possible
with their ol' GranPappy. They all get the opportunity to try hunting,
fishing or hiking or just listen to ol' GranPappy spin yarns, which I
might add he is pretty good at!!
    As a matter of fact he hasn't spun any yarns in the Sandstorm 
lately. I think it's because he's still trying to wade through the 
"over 2000 emails" he still has in his Inbox!! That's kind of a private 
family joke, what say Pappy? 

-Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) ~ In windy & chilly Salt Lake City ..... 
            where I am really looking forward to some nice sunny & 
            warm weather so I can get on with all my outdoor projects.
>>From: Linda Reining ('64)

To: Jeff Curtis ('69)
    The memories you bring back with your writings makes me laugh and
sometimes cry, but I love reading them! Boy, do I remember those little
boxes of cereal--my brother and I would always fight over them--neither
of us wanted the ones that were always left! My mom would generally
only buy them when going camping to Wallowa or Lake Curlew, but
sometimes we were able to convince her to "just buy them"! 

The "octopus" on the face in the mornings was so funny! Brought back
many memories of my doing that to my daughters to get them up in the
mornings, though instead of a wet, soggy washcloth, I used a spray
bottle with cold water. 

And, TANG! we drank it just like you described---loved getting that
"sugar-rush" all at once! Tried to drink it a few years ago, but it 
didn't seem to have the same taste, possibly because, now being a
"grown-up". I followed the directions and only used two level spoons-

Thanks for the memories----looking forward to many more!

-Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - chilly temperatures are still 
                   hanging around---okay by me
Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald
by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66)

>>Randall Wayne Watson (WB72) ~ 6/8/54 - 4/4/05
That's it for today. Please send more.