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    Default Mt. St. Helens; May 18th, 1980

    For all of you homeboys. I remember that Sunday morning vividly.


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    I remember it well. We had ash falling on us for a couple of weeks afterwards, and we are almost 1000 miles away.

    We visited it a couple of years ago, and it is still an impressive site.
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    Yea we had effects from it also. I remember people running track at high school and having trouble breathing from the ash that was in the air.

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    I have very vivid memories of the day and the weeks that followed. The Tri Cities got a dusting of a sandy ash, but Yakima and Spokane
    had huge amounts of chalky ash that really messed up everything. Everyone was wearing/carrying filtration masks for quite a while.

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    One of those days you never forget. I was living in Olympia at the time, you could see it plain as day. I remember going to the Capital Mall and everyone was wearing masks, ash was in the air, creepy. The 2nd huge eruption was nuts, I was in Tacoma and we stood on top of our house and watched that huge mushroom cloud, wow.

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    Living in the biggest city next to it (Vancouver) It was a daily spectacle. We drove up in the Yacolt area for a better view on some of the bigger eruptions. I can still remember vividly the lightning bolts that came out of the the Plume. It was surrealistic and kind of hellish. Had a couple bad dreams about it as I was 11. But also had my "where were you when the mountain blew" T-Shirt.

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    I grew up in what's now Lakewood. We were right next to Fort Lewis, so we'd hear explosions from their maneuvers all the time. So the Sunday morning when I heard just one loud BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMM, I thought that was some weird set of maneuvers. I'm pretty sure that wasn't what it was, actually.

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    I was a senior in HS at Coos Bay at the time. I drove a Vega, and because I was constantly working on it and, being a HS student, didn't have much money to spend, I was running it without an air filter. We didn't get much ash, but we got enough to cover everything with a light "dusting"....and enough to "sand down" the rings in a Vega without an air filter.

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    Pics we Took When it just Got Started Rumbling....
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    This Was a Week Before it it blew....Look at the Bulge on the Left compared to the Previous!
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    Then On the Day of.....Hills up above Kalama Wa
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    I hada souvenir pen with ash in it.

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