Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/23/05
7 Bombers and 1 NAB sent stuff: 
Hal Smith ('56), Judy Willox ('61)
George Barnett ('63), Gary Behymer ('64)
Doug Ufkes ('68), Jeff Curtis ('69)
Kellie Walsh ('77), Don Sorenson (NAB=Not A Bomber)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Bradley ('56)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rita Eckert ('61)

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
>>From: Hal Smith ('56)

    With great sadness I read of the passing of a an old friend,
Howard Armstrong ('56-RIP). Howie and I went to Lewis & Clark,
Carmichael, and Col-Hi together and played little league, pony
league, and American legion baseball on the same teams for years. 
He was a heck of a left hander and an even better friend. I'll miss 
him. My heart felt condolences to his family.

-Hal Smith ('56)
>>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: George Barnett ('63)

Re: Heads up in Oregon
    I just had to write a blurb to the Sandstorm. My son Brad Barnett
was just accepted to Oregon States school of veterinary medicine. He
graduates from the University of Arizona in about three weeks, then we
will be traveling up to the Corvallis area looking for a place for him
to buy? or rent? for the next four years.
    Any Bombers in the Corvallis area with tips, suggestions, real 
estate contacts, etc. please send me an e-mail. 
    My son is a six year marine vet, would have played Pac 10 football 
were it not for a knee problem, (6' 292#) and will specialize in large 
    Any and all help will be appreciated. Am I a proud dad? YEAH
            By Geo.

-George Barnett ('63)
>>From: Gary Behymer ('64)

Re: Fission Chips (match book cover)

-Gary Behymer ('64)
>>From: Doug Ufkes ('68)

Re: The military
    When I was in the Navy from '68 to '72 I hated it, having "grown
up" so to speak I now regret the opportunities I lost during that time
and realize that the discipline was what I needed. It took me 25 more
years to actually grow up.
    I do know that opting to join the military, either as an officer
or and enlisted man, or both, is an honorable thing. My youngest has
just joined the Navy.
    Young people need direction and discipline, many of them now days
have none, again this is a product of our generation and it's Dr.
Spock approach to raising kids and thus there is really no way to
discipline a wayward child now days--if they don't want to they don't
have to. So it is refreshing that you here of a kid who wants to join
the military.
    Joining up does not automatically mean he or she will be in 
combat, a very small percentage of our total forces are fighting in 
this war.
    I agree with Tom Mattis, the kid should talk to recruiters and
seek all the information he can regarding what he wants to do and 
how he wants to do it, get all the advice he can from those people
involved in the military today but also listen to those who have been
in the service in other times, there is no such thing as too much

-Doug Ufkes ('68)
>>From: Jeff Curtis ('69)

Re: Another Day 3

-Jeff Curtis ('69)
>>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77)

To: Jeanie Weenie Walsh ('63) -- sweet sis o'mine,
    Ah, that winery would be Kiona Winery. The home of one of the best
Chardonnays ever. Can't believe my best bud from high school Annie
Mitzlaff Gerken and her Hubs Mark actually lived just down the lane
from this incredible vineyard for years. And via a "Quid Pro Quo"
sitch, she sending me a bottle of that liquid gold for a little favor
I am doing for her... Imagine living down the road from several good
wineries - and one extremely horribibble one. Annie, you know the one
I'm talking about.... heh heh heh.

-Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) ~ Flanders, NJ - where after 20+ years 
         in Southern California, its GREAT to see forsythia in bloom, 
         and the lilacs are soon to blossom.
>>From: Don Sorenson (NAB=Not A Bomber)

Re: Picture of Sibb's Restaurant
To: All Bombers
    I received some pictures of war time Richland from a lady who's
grandfather worked in the Power Houses in the 200 area during the war.
His name is Maynard Miller. All photos, but one, I can recognize.
Does anyone remember a place called Sibb's? It looks like a home that
was converted to small restaurant. It could be some kind of vacation
photo. Anyone have any ideas?

-Don Sorenson (NAB=Not A Bomber)
That's it for today. Please send more.