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So, where were you.....

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when St Helens blew its brains out 23 years ago?

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I was in Spartenburg south carolina making friends with ticks, lightening bugs and other pre-schoolers. bigdrink.gif

make sure you put a few back for the historic date! bigdrink.gif

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i was working as a box maker in a stone fruit shed in the central valley in california (and sometimes id palletize which means repetitive heavy lifting). fucking child labor bullshit, pulling in something like $4/hr. i flew over the craterage on a flight to seattle within weeks after she blew. it was fucking cool to see the pnw looking like her sister mountains of central america.

 

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Finishing my Junior year of college in CA. A bunch of friends hopped in their car and zoomed north for a look.

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I was 7 years old watching "John Craven's Newsround" which was a 10 minute kids news program in Scotland. My girlfriend and I had this conversation a few weeks ago...she was 10 days shy of being born smile.gif

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Working in the San Juans, and hoping to hell the wind kept blowing the ash East - which it did...

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Asleep in my bed in Olympia, but the day before I'd been on the Eliot Glacier on Hood, which would have been an awesome front row seat for the event.

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Relocating my entire existence from northern Virginia to Houston, Texas via Daytona Beach, all while sitting astride a motorcycle. Altho I'm a native Washingtonian, I never paid it much mind, being young and stoned back then. mushsmile.gif

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On my parents orchard in The Dalles. Got to play in about an 1/8 inch of ash afterwards... Luckily it did not mess harvest up too much.

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Off_White said:

Asleep in my bed in Olympia, but the day before I'd been on the Eliot Glacier on Hood, which would have been an awesome front row seat for the event.

 

While on a field trip to the Johnston Ridge Visitor Center last year with my daughter, I saw photos of a couple who were on the Mt. Adams summit when MSH blew. Awesome photos!

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about 20 minute west of where I am right now in the bitty town I grew up in. I was 7. Mom still has a glass container of ash shocked.gif Seems like we had a bit of it all over the cars etc.

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Camping by Mazama,

We were up and playing frisbee in a field, when we heard these loud deep rumblings all around, everyone just stopped and looked around, and we went back to playing frisbee, thinking it was thunder somewhere. Later heard that St.Helens blew its top, didnt believe it until we got home.

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Deep into the 3 big sins at college in Virginia. Watched the news on our apartment's piece-of-shit B&W tv, while eating a 23-cent box of macaroni and cheese. wazzup.gif

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Grade school in Portland. I think I still have a "No Parking Ash Removal" sign somewhere.

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in a child seat in the back of a ash-dusted vw bus. There was a picture of me in the Corvallis Gazette-Times with my mom and a caption to the effect of "this kid has no idea what happened"

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I was living in Edmonton, Alberta. I was stoned most of the time so I don't remember too much.

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playing in the dirt in the backyard.

 

kinda cool, we could see one of the later eruptions (july?) from the back deck at my mom's house.

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I was 3 years old in Riga, Latvia.

No awareness of the event whatsoever, not surprisingly.

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1 year old in Indiana. Obviously there was no awareness of the event. Didn't it have a glissade from the summit to the parking lot before it blew? That's the rumors I've heard.

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Last year of graduate school back east and climbing at Seneca Rocks.

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helens' eruption is most likely the reason for my lean to earth sciences...mom got me a killer volcano flipbook and I was hooked.

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