Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/12/05
9 Bombers sent stuff: 
Betty Hiser ('49), Donna McGregor ('57)
Patti Mathis ('60), Tom Verellen ('60)
Judy Willox ('61), Mike Brady ('61)
Jeanie Walsh ('63), Mike Howell ('68WB)
Tami Lyons ('76)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Monita McClellan ('58)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Aaron Holloway ('64)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan Belliston ('66)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherrie Smithwick ('68)

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
>>From: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49)

Polio Vaccine: The last time I was in the Children's Hospital in
Cincinnati, OH (July and August 1944) there had been a terrible 
polio epidemic and they were bringing kids down to our ward from the
contagious ward. These children were to go home soon and they were no
longer contagious. The beliefs that some of those patients had were
frightening (one gal thought she got it because she made fun of an old
lady who was crippled). When I had my children I made darn sure that
they had anything related to polio (shots, sugar cubes, etc.) to keep
from getting it. My mother's youngest sister had polio and they had to
work with her day and night to keep her from being crippled. She did
have one leg that was shorter than the other - but no other problems
that I knew of.

How well I remember polio!!!
-Betty Hiser Gulley '49er - south/government Richland. Rained last 
                  night and the wind is blowing about 15 mph.
>>From: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57)

Re: Polio Vaccine
    I remember getting my first vaccine dose standing in line at the
"Big Pool" one summer 50 years ago??? Oooosshhh!!!

-Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) ~ From sunny (sometimes... just got 
                  the edge of that Denver snow storm yesterday) 
                  Espanola, NM, today, that is.
>>From: Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60)

    I too remember the polio vaccines that were given at the community
house. I was so glad to see them as the sight of the iron lungs also
frightened me to death. I remember long lines but a very jubilant
crowd, happy I am sure to have one more frightening disease in check. I
can still remember if I got a fever, the sniffles or the normal child
hood complaints, my mother would always tell me if I could touch my
chin to my chest I was all right, it wasn't polio.

-Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60)
>>From: Tom Verellen ('60)

Re: Camp Columbia conspiracy
    For starters, Camp "Columbia" last time I looked that was the
Yakima River. There just has to be a secret government report detailing
alien smuggling fresh fruit out there somewhere (probably in some kind
of code). And how else do you explain the missing mountain peak in what
is now known as West Richland. Makes you think, eh?

-Tom Verellen ('60)
>>From: Judy Willox (Classic Class '61)

To: All Bombers
Re: Green & Gold, Red & White
    Taste the wines of renowned vintner Charlie Hoppes at Club 40's
Spring wine tasting event! Join us on Saturday, April 23 from 6-9pm at
the Hampton Inn, Richland. We'll be pouring wines from Fidelitas, Canon
de Sol, Gamache and Gooseridge wineries. Tickets are $25, and include
wine, light hors d'oeurves and a silent auction to benefit the Richland
High senior graduation party. Tickets are available at the Hampton Inn,
or by calling Maggie Shallman at 627-4295. Only a limited number are
available, so get yours today!
    If you are from out of town and want to attend, attached is a form to
send in to the address on the form.

Bomber Cheers,
-Judy Willox (Classic Class '61) ~ Richland
>>From: Mike Brady ('61)

Re: Jack Gardiner '61
    I also remember the polio scare very well. I lived in constant fear
that I might catch the dreaded disease. My mother told me never to walk
in front of an air conditioner??? She also said if I could touch my
chin to my chest I didn't have polio. For those of you who remember a
chubby little guy with glasses walking around always touching his chin
to his chest, that was me! Now, if you mention polio to anyone under
45, you are likely to get the response, "What is polio?"

-Mike Brady ('61)
>>From: Jeanie Walsh Williamson ('63)

Oh my gosh Linda,

Our family went every year to Curlew Lake. As a matter of fact, Kellie,
Bomber Grad of 76?? keeps saying we need to go back for a visit, but
according the information I've heard, we wouldn't recognize the
place...Our Father would close the tire shop during the July 4th
holiday, and we would go to Curlew for about 4 days. What wonderful
memories. I didn't realize at that age that other classmates went there
as well...

Hi Kellie. Bet you're glad you're not living in Colorado today!
Jeanie Walsh Williamson (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ Simi Valley, CA
         Home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library - Where it 
         is a beautiful morning, and looks to be about 81
>>From: Mike Howell ('68WB)

    I remember the "Tang" sludge but I also remember making our own
drinks from the "Watkins" pump bottle at Richard Jones' (RIP) house. 
His Mother had MS and was in a wheel chair so we kinda got away with 
making our drinks a little thick, unless of course Harvey (Richard's 
little brother) ratted us out over it.

-Mike Howell ('68WB)
>>From: Tami Lyons Zirians ('76)

Re: Favorite Old Cartoons
    Does anybody remember that old cartoon "Tooter Turtle" from the
early '60s? His friend "Mr. Wizard" who used to always say... "drizzle,
drazzle, drozzle, drone, time for this one to come home" I've tried to
Google this on the internet to find out if you can buy it on CD but
can't find it. I remember watching this as a kid and still find myself
thinking of the "drizzle, drazzle" incantation when I get myself into 
a mess... Funny the things that stay with you over the years!!!

-Tami Lyons Zirians ('76)
That's it for today. Please send more.