41 years ago today a pimple pops killing 57 people

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  1. 24 track

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    this marked my graduation from university and the last time I nearly got arrested for inapropriate behaviours , I survived unscathed ( and no I wont mention my delinquent behaviours , but I married the girl )
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    I’m glad I didn’t come up with the thread title.
     
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    Ian Curtis brings down the mountain. 15 July 1956 – 18 May 1980
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    I remember it well. I was 10 years old living in Beaverton, Oregon. My neighborhood was covered in ash. Very strange day indeed.
     
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    One year I got a happy birthday call from 2 German sisters, my friends, who were climbing/hiking Mt. St. Helens. They had to work their way around the mountain until they could catch a cell signal.
     
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    I had just moved from St. Louis to Seattle when St. Helen blew her top. I heard the bang, but did not experience any other effects. I commuted using the metro busses and borrowed my generous cousin's ("shirttail relative's ford Pinto) for errands.

    The wife and her youngest daughter were moving from St. Louis and missed all the fun.

    I was not tempted to buy a used car for years as the ash was very destructive to car engines.
     
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    I was the 123rd Maintenance Battalion S4 in Nurenberg Germany at the time. My folks' house in Payette Idaho, about 400 miles away had their yard and cars covered with the ash about 1/2 inch deep. They saved some of it in a pill bottle. I still have it.
     
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    Love will tear us apart, especially when they are volcanoes.
     
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    That summer, we did a family trip from CA to WA. My family had a dry sense of humor and there were lots of laughs about seeing devastation. Well there was no humor when we got to see it for real front and center.

    Per the post title, I had to fly home that trip and the flight path took us over Mt. St. Helens. Seriously, it looked like a big zit compared to the rest of the surroundings.
     
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    I drove to the site with my fiancée in July of '83. It was utter devastation of a kind I really can't describe. Just unbelievable.
     
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    I grew up on a horse farm in Iowa. The ash made it that far and all of the hay harvested that year was contaminated with ash. You couldn’t really see it but it was not until the next year’s crop of hay until the horses stopped coughing.
     
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    These DF beams I get from the scrap yard probably came from trees quickly harvested after the eruption. A lot of DF was used for exposed beams/rafters inside houses and under the veranda awnings during the 80's around here as well as WRC siding boards.... cheap and plentiful.
    A lot of those coastal bungalows are being torn down now for more expensive beach developments..

    some end up as Teles, Mustangs and Basses...:D

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    Is DF Douglas Fir?
     
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    Hard to believe it's been that long.

     
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    I was at the Indians vs. Red Sox game at Cleveland Municipal Stadium with my older brother. We were at the game early to watch batting practice and hanging out in the far reaches of the upper deck. When we noticed a strange stirring in the crowd and the players all looking at the scoreboard. With nothing but this message “Mount St. Helens has just erupted”.

    here’s a picture of the old scoreboard...
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    I really miss this place :cry:

    The Tribe was a winner that day 4-1
     
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    I remember it well. Sunday morning, the kids were eating cereal & watching cartoons. My X-wife & I were enjoying some Sunday morning delight. We lived in western Washington at the time, 200 miles north & we heard the boom. I was really feeling proud of myself until the kids started yelling, St Helen's blew. Oh well, she always said I was better than nothing.
     
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    Vancouver, Vancouver, this is it!
     
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    I was living in Winnipeg, and soon to embark on a hitchhiking trip around the US and Canada. I was living with my mother, and her place was in a new development with nothing yet built to the west. I remember waking up, looking out the window, and seeing the mother of all clouds out across the prairie. The dust layer was thin that far away, but it was a layer. During my trip a couple of months later, I saw and heard many fascinating stories of the effects. Now, I live out here on the Ring of Fire! :eek:
     
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    No, you silly goose! It is #@& [email protected]%
     
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