Friday, May 23, 2014

Where Were You?

When the mountain blew?

May 18, 1980 ... 
Mount St. Helens in Washington state exploded.
Also, mom's 41st birthday.
Way to go, mom!!!

It was a Sunday morning, and we stopped at the top of the hill behind our house to watch the eruption. I will never forget that day.

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  1. I can't believe it has been that long ago! I remember it well.

  2. I remember that so clearly, even from across the Atlantic. :)

  3. I was working as the foreman of a food processing plant. We heard a tremendous explosion, so we all ran outside to see the black smoke billowing up. I will never forget that day.

  4. I was living in Amsterdam at the time and I remember many people wanting to ask me about it - except that I was from the other end of a different country (Ontario, Canada) and had never heard of this mountain until then!

  5. I can still remember going to the park the following week to work on some artwork, and hearing the pitter patter of ash on the pages of the sketchbook.