Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/22/05
5 Bombers sent stuff: 
Dick McCoy ('45), Donna Nelson ('63)
Roy Ballard ('63), Linda Reining ('64)
Betti Avant ('69)
>>From: Dick McCoy ('45)

Re: Carmichael
    Mention was made of Carmichael and Spalding schools. I worked as a
construction surveyor on both. I do remember the cherry orchard there 
at Lee and Thayer. it was a very good one. Also, the best peaches I 
ever ate were those big Hales where the prefabs were up Lee Blvd. Huge 
and sweet. I guess some of the trees are still there.

-Dick McCoy ('45)
>>From: Donna Nelson (Gold Medal Class of '63)

Re: Cherries
    The cherry stand is open at Mattawa. My principal's husband went
through there yesterday but didn't stop and wanted to know which ones
came on first. The secretary thought Bings were first. It'll be a 
few more weeks before they're picked here in Wenatchee. It's been
extremely rainy the last couple weeks and orchardists are probably
hoping "no more" as they ripen.

-Donna Nelson (Gold Medal Class of '63)
>>From: Roy Ballard (Gold Medal Class of '63)

To: Greg Poynor ('66)
    When I was in Naknek, AK I read that book called Brownies... I
believe that was the name anyway... a book about brown bears. All the
tales in that book made me wonder what I was doing in Naknek... I 
seemed to look over my shoulder a lot while I worked there. I also 
remember buying those great big Snickers bars at that store just down 
the road from Nelbro for a quarter... man that was great. But the 
browns were also something to see... up at the dump and along the 
beach. Luckily I never meet one face to face. I sure did like being 
there... a great experience to go through.
    How is the family doing up there in the frozen north?

-Roy Ballard (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ Richland
>>From: Linda Reining ('64)

Re: Cherries
    There is a Bomber alumni who has a cherry orchard in Benton City.
David McCauley ('67)... the name of the orchard is Sun Orchard... not 
sure where exactly, but Benton City isn't so big that you can't find 

To: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64)
Re: Richland
    I have good and bad memories of growing up in Richland, too, but
the bad memories have never been bad enough to keep me from calling
Richland "home" and still wishing I lived there! IF I could convince
my kids that Richland was the "best place to live", I'd move home in 
a heartbeat, but my kids are "too California" to leave and they both
married native Californians, so they aren't willing to leave for "a
piece of heaven in the desert", just to please an old lady! I also
agree that "home is where your heart is", and I am content to make
Bakersfield home. I have good friends here who make the conditions
great and I have wonderful memories of a place in Eastern Washington
that will always have a "tug" on my heart and a place deep in my
memories. I still have family in the Tri-Cities, so when I do get the
chance to come home, I always have a place to "hang my hat" and can
always reconnect with those friends from the neighborhoods (Rossell 
and Elm Street) and from the schools, too.

-Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA---heat has arrived--going to 
    be 100+ today (Saturday) and stay this way for a few days! arghh
>>From: Betti Avant ('69)

To: Gary Behymer ('64)
Re: Ferry 
    Was that the same kind of ferry that crossed somewhere north of
Richland and came out somewhere around Connell or that area? It seems
sometimes when we went to South Dakota we used a ferry to avoid going
through Pasco and then heading north. I don't remember where it
landed, though. Where do you find your old pictures? Bomber cheers,

-Betti Avant ('69) ~ Eugene, OR
That's it for today. Please send more.