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3/4/02
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PHS Bulldogs On-Line
Mar 04, 2002
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6 Bulldog notes today:
Jean Bishop Ryckman (62)
Terry Zier (62WB)
Bev Flaten Farr (63)
Paul Case (67)
Donald Koler (68WB)
Joe Santos (83)

[Note: WB = woulda been a PHS grad, but moved]

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From: Jean Bishop Ryckman (62)

  Hey all you chatters and lurkers,
  Class of '62 almost has its act together now. Our letters with reunion info should go out in the mail this weekend so start watchin' those mailboxes! Funny the conversations about the Fireside Inn should come up now. For those of you who didn't know - the old Fireside became the Bulldog Inn. While it was the Bulldog Inn it displayed some pretty cool memorabilia. Remember the old paper megaphones? They managed to get one from somewhere, along with Doyle Clapper's letterman's sweater. Unfortunately, the Bulldog closed down a few months ago. BUT George Schmaljohn and his wife bought it and it will be re-opening soon as The Hut (because the old Hut burned down.) And because that location has been a part of our lives for so many years, '62 will be gathering there on the Sunday morning of our reunion weekend for coffee, breakfast, conversation, and whatever comes up.

To Dave Whitmire:
  In spite of what you might automatically assume, Miles doesn't hear me on the radio, read about me in the newspaper, or see me on TV in the CrimeStoppers sections! It's all related to either my job or my school board actions. Honest! I've become so boring I don't even remember HOW to get into trouble any more.

  I watched Pasco girls play in the regionals this weekend. They didn't quite pull off a win against Richland Saturday to make it to State, but they were awesome! The fact that they were able to make it to regionals with their first year with this new coach is pretty remarkable.
Go Dogs!

Jean Bishop Ryckman (62)
Pasco, WA
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From: Terry Zier (62WB)

  Does anyone remember Ray Alvis' brother's '55 Pink and Black Crown Vic/with the plex-a-glass/see-thru roof or Donny Story's `40-Ford coupe, black primer, suped-up flat head with 3/2s, I think it was called `Hesitation'? We named our cars back then. I also remember Eng's - the best Chinese noodles in town - maybe the only Chinese noodles in town. The Elks Club had the best steak, the Taylor Maid had the best malts and the Spudnut Shop - well need I say more? We moved to California in '60 so I didn't graduate from PHS, however I've been able to crash (by invite - thanks Chris) the reunions since '82 and wouldn't miss it. For those of you who haven't been to a reunion, and I won't mention any names (Bob Stromer, Mike Brickey, Lynda Wynia) please come - you will not be disappointed.

Terry Zier (62WB)
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From: Bev Flaten Farr (63)

  After reading many mentions of taverns near the Pasco underpass I also have a comment. It was 1964 or 65 when my dad was near the underpass tavern and I don't know if he had been in already but he saw a UFO. My dad being very level headed and great outdoorsman, we as family believe if he saw one it was for real. I don't know if it was in the paper as I lived in Kentucky at the time. Does anyone remember anything about a UFO??? Myron Flaten sold Allstate Insurance in the Sears store for 20 or 25 years and died in 1975.

Bev Flaten Farr (63)
Beaverton, OR
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From: Paul Case (67)

To Sheldon Spadafore:
  You can take a look at 1102 West Margaret St. from this link. Thanks go to Dave Dalthorp (63) - actually his wife - for taking the picture last week.


  I ran across a Pasco High Newsletter from January 2000 that includes a history of Pasco High School. I was going to scan the article for the web site, but I noticed that there is a link for a History page on the new Pasco High School web site that is under construction (the same site with the stadium upgrade project, see Bulldogs Links on the PHS Bulldogs On-Line web site). So keep checking their web site for updates to pages now being developed. In the meantime, here are a few facts and dates for those interested:

  First school year for PHS - 1907-08
  First graduation - 1910, with one graduate
  PHS moved to North Third St. in 1922 (now City Hall)
  PHS moved to 10th & Henry in 1953
  1959 enrollment - almost 1,000
  1999 enrollment - 2,365

  I was also surprised to learn that Pasco High was originally a 4-year school, went to 3-year in 1956, and back to 4-year in 1990. Look for the history page on the PHS web site - it'll be interesting reading.

Paul Case (67)
Pasco, WA
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From: Donald Koler (68WB)

  Although I moved to Seattle and graduated from West Seattle HS I would like to get in touch with my buddies from PHS, class of 1968.

Donald Koler (68WB)
Seattle, WA
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From: Joe Santos (83)

  Wow! What a terrific site. After reading some of the other alumni's memories from the past, it really got me to thinking about my Pasco memories (Song "Memories" quietly playing in the background). So, here are a few of my fond "Pasco" memories.

  I remember the Pasco High basketball games from the late 70's and early 80's, specifically the ones against our despised rivals, the Richland Bombers. I can remember the joy of getting caught up in the mob mentality, and having an uncontrollable urge to vandalize a Bomber booster's vehicle. Ahh, good times.

  Summers, oh how I loved those Pasco summers. I can remember the sheer joy of walking barefoot in 115-degree temperatures to the Memorial Park pool and after the paramedics attended to my severely burned and blistered feet, how I snuck into the pool when the cashier turned her head for a split second. Ahhh, good times.

  I can remember the summers when I ate at Tastee Freeze 6 days a week, and gained 50 pounds in a matter of weeks and nearly became diabetic. Ahh, how I loved Tastee Freeze's unique mayonnaise-ketchup hybrid that they served with their fries. Ahhh, good times.

  Well, that's it for now. I will share more of my "Pasco" memories in the near future.

Regards,
Joe Santos (83)
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