Saturday, May 15, 2010

Coming up on the 30!!!! year anniversary of the Mt. St. Hellens eruption...

If you are at all interested in watching this old newscast do, it is something else! It brought back a lot of old memories! I cant believe its been 30 years!! The news set is so funny looking too LOL so plain!! Compared to today. Enjoy   KGW news broadcast of Mt. St. Helens eruption, May 18th 1980.
This photo is from my husbands folks house, where we live now, the day of the eruption. We are 40 miles +/- as the crow flies from the mountin.


  1. 30 years already? Oh my I can hardly believe it!

  2. I loved volcanoes and lava and stuff like that when I was a little kid, and read about Mount Saint Helens in a book. I remember asking my parents why they didn't go see it, and they told me, "Because we were having you" -- I was born less than a month before the eruption. Looking back on it now, their response was pretty funny because of course that's not why they didn't go -- but as a kid, I bought it, and though my parents missed out on seeing a super cool volcanic eruption in order to bring me into the world. :o)

  3. Yeah FV 30 years already, where does time go!!!

    Thats funny Katharine, I was 13 years old when the mt blew, my last summer before high school.

  4. Wow! Wouldn't it have been something to see? What a rare and priceless experience, even it it was a devestating event in ways.
    So, if your 30 miles or so from there (east or west?) then maybe you might be a potential blogger meet up friend? We do occasionally head up I-5, though not as often as we do other roads in that country. I'll have to shoot you a note next time we're coming your way.
    I can't imagine sitting in my house adn wathcing that go on out my front windows. Wern't your parents nervous?

  5. actually Sarah we are S-SW of the Mt. I live in Washougal.
    A blogger meetup is being planned for may 19th! in Clackamas

  6. 30 years sure has flown by. wow!

    And you're in Mt St Helen's backyard. You're close!


  7. you know, i lived in seattle 15 years before I ever visited Mt St Helens! it's a fascinating, beautiful place.
    - The Equestrian Vagabond


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