Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/17/05
9 Bombers and 1 Bomber spouse sent stuff: 
Mary Triem ('47), Anna May Wann ('49)
Dore Tyler ('53), Spouse of Ron Mayberry ('53)
Wally Erickson ('53), Reuben Linn ('58)
George Swan ('59), Dave Hanthorn ('63)
Roy Ballard ('63), Mike Howell ('68WB)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday (5/16): Sandy Jones ('65)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday (5/16): Dave McDaniels ('67)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday (5/16): Judy Kleinpeter ('67)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today (5/17): Mike Brady ('61)

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
>>From: Mary Triem Mowery ('47)

To: Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54)
    I haven't heard how Jeannie is doing, but will try to find out.
Thanks for the kind words - I remember (believe it or not!) that you
said the same thing to me one time at a Club 40 function. I am humbled
by such praise and do thank you for it. Do try to make your class
luncheon - it is so great to see old friends once a month. And we say
"We knew each other when we were 17, but who would have thought that
we would still be around and be friends in our 70s?" Ohoh, I spilled
the beans.

-Mary Triem Mowery, a '47 Bomber
>>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49)

Re: Kirby Edwards ('52)
    While entering dues for Club 40 I received a note from Sunny
Edwards Graham ('53). She states that her brother, Kirby Edwards ('52),
is confined to his home and he really enjoys hearing from everyone. 
So if anyone out there would like to contact Kirby, e-mail me and I 
will give you his address and phone number.

-Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49)
>>From: Dore Tyler ('53)

Re: North of Richland Ferry 
    Thanks to the "Wizard of Colfax" for the numerous photos of 
early Richland. Yesterday's shot of (sub) ferry reminded me that 
I frequently used the North Richland ferry as a shortcut (via Radar 
Hill) to Seattle in the '58, '59 period. I still take the Vantage/
Vernita Bridge(s) occasionally. Having said that, the more practical 
and faster I-82/I-182 route has taken most of the fun out of trips 
to sister Janet's north Pasco home.

-Dore Tyler ('53)
>>From: Spouse of Ron Mayberry ('53)

Re: Bert Wells
    My name is Sandy Boutelle Mayberry. I am the wife of Ron Mayberry ('53).
We saw your article from Bert Wells and I would like to get in touch 
with him. My mom was Buckaroo Marge on his program and I spent many 
happy hours with his family. Thank you for your assistance.

-Spouse of Ron Mayberry ('53)
[I forwarded your email to Bert Wells for you, Sandy.         -Maren]
>>From: Wally Erickson ('53)

Re: The "Green & Gold"
    Okay, those of you that still have that "Green & Gold" blood in
you... the Sonics need your support for the Tuesday night game. It's
now 2 to 2, best of seven wins. Are there any "Bombers" from the San
Antonio area, or Texas that are rooting for the "Spurs"? I can't
imagine a Bomber living in Texas.

To: Kirk Vitulli (Grandson of Art Dawald)
    Most of us have great memories of your Grandfather as a great
basketball coach! I have one other memory I'd like to share. I had 
Mr. Dawald for a Social Studies class He seemed to always have a 
reading assignment for us during each class. In the class you could 
hear a pin drop... it was so quiet!! I remember each time I would look 
up from my reading assignment for a break, he would look at you with 
a "funny" grin. I can still see that grin. I would immediately start 
reading again. At the time it seemed I was the only one he did that 
to... but, I'm sure there are many others out there. I have to say he 
had complete control of the class, just like he did as a coach.
    Since you live in the Spokane area and I live just south of 
Coeur D'Alene; maybe we could get together some time for lunch. Our
daughters live in Spokane, so we're there at least once a week. You
can email me.

-Wally Erickson ('53) ~ Where it's been raining a lot, but it's needed
        since there's no snow in the mountains. We need the rain to 
        hold down any forest fires and keep Lake CD'A at summer level.
[Also, Kirk, there is a Bomber lunch every other month or so in 
Spokane and I know more than one Bomber coached by your granddad 
usually attend.  I'm SURE they'd love to see you attend. They just 
had one this past Sunday. The next one is July 15th.          -Maren] 
>>From: Reuben Linn ('58)

Re: North of Richland Ferry 
    Thanks to Gary Behymer ('64) for his ongoing references to
pictures and other things. The picture of the ferry in Richland
brought back a few memories. I remember riding several in the '40s 
and 50s; Paterson, Umatilla, Dalles, Lyons, etc. What exciting outings 
for a little guy those rides would be. If I remember correctly, some 
of them went back and forth via cables pulling them... not first class
operations like this one!

Reuben Linn ('58) in sunny south Tacoma 
>>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59)

Re: Answering me mail
To: Nancy Nelson Wyatt ('69)
    Nancy, figuring that you had your veterinarian appointment for
your doggie at 1:00 PM and we got no message from the staff of the
establishment, we left about 12:45, so just missed you. Or else, we
were so enthralled by the big picture on the rear wall, we just didn't
hear 'em. Give a call or email when you are coming down here.

To: Bill Berlin ('56)
    I once landed in King Salmon, AK in a DC-3 with a smokin' inverter
which was a bit puckery and rode into Cold Bay, AK on a DC-6 that was
flying low and crabbin' into the wind like a crop-duster for landing.
And in those days, what we called Pribilof International on St. Paul
Island consisted of a windsock and a set of rollaway stairs on a
Scoria strip. Never was in Naknek, so I can't compare to Burbank but
we're pretty much breakin' into the 21st century now. A four-laner
going in and we have actually had a stoplight for a few years. There
goes the neighborhood! Maybe it's time to move to the mountains.

To: Donna Bowers Rice ('63) 
    Did not!!! I didn't do it on Alumni Sandstorm but I did it by
snail mail and on the hand crank teleephone. We got those too, now
that the pony express quit runnin' just last year. Besides that, me
much younger sister, Marilyn Swan Beddo ('63) told me she quit with
the birthdays so that I would keep on gettin' much more older than

-George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA, where smoke signals are 
             generally rendered useless by the southwesterly winds 
             blowin' in from Wallula Gap. 
>>From: Dave Hanthorn (Gold Medal class of '63)

To: Jimbeaux ('63)
Re: Kirkland eateries
    They may not have any Pho joints in Kirkland, but they do have
(stand by for shameless family business promotion) one of the best
Thai restaurants this side of Bangkok. Try Noppakoa Restaurant in the
Juanita shopping center. And check here:
for more details on Noppakoa and the other three places that are part
of my wife's brother-in-law's "chain". The website isn't yet complete
on the Benjarong Restaurant. It is having it's grand opening in Monroe
on Thursday. They should be getting the location details onto the
website very soon. The Ayothaya in Puyallup South Hill and the Golden
Singha at Fifth and Denny in downtown Seattle round out the lineup for
now. I have been to all four restaurants (and eaten several times at
the three that are already open) and I can unabashedly recommend any
and all of them to all my fellow Bombers.
    And if any of you Bombers want to get together for some Singha 
Beer and Thai delicacies and Bomberville reminisces at any of the four
restaurants, just give me a holler and I'll be there.

-Dave Hanthorn (Gold medal class of '63) in sunny and rainy Mercer 
           Island, where the weather changes every 10 minutes. 
>>From: Roy Ballard (Gold Medal Class of '63)

To: Jim Hamilton ('63)
    Finding a good place to eat was not a problem when you were here 
as a kid, but now you need to know how to look around and find the 
good places. You have become too spoiled and will go anywhere in 
Seattle and call it good. We have some great places here in quietville 
and they are great... just look.
    By the way, Frank told me that he didn't like you anymore... ooops

-Roy Ballard (Gold Medal Class of '63)
>>From: Mike Howell ('68WB)

To: Clif Edwards ('68)
Hi Clif
    I didn't realize you had anything wrong with you too. I was hooked
on prescription drugs from 1977 until 1982. Then after Jackie died I
got hurt again in 1986 and have been on some kind of drug ever since.
Right now the VA has to be the largest pill pusher in the US. I am
taking over 30 pills a day and I don't even ask anymore. As long as I
can remember who I am and what I do on a daily basis (with the help 
of my diary), I am okay with that. I wish I could walk farther than 40
feet without crutches but such is not to be for me. I also wish I had
more money to make the passing of time easier but again that will not
happen. Like we use to be active and young now we are training aids
for our Kids and Grandkids. If you smoke you will turn out just like
Grandpa... Grandpa didn't brush his teeth like he was suppose to when
he was your age so the doctor had to take all his teeth away... I
guess we are good at something after all. LOL.

Take care Clif,
-Mike Howell ('68WB)
That's it for today. Please send more.