Sunday, May 18, 2008

Mt. St. Helens Day

Today was the day, 28 years ago, that Mt. St. Helens erupted. 57 people lost their lives.

Everyone in the Pacific Northwest remembers this day. It's like asking, "Where were you when you heard Kennedy was shot?"

Last week when I drove 70 miles north to the orthotist's to get my new brace, Mt. St. Helen's dominated the skyline, easily recognizable with her upper "quarter" missing. She is heavily covered with snow right now after quite a winter.

Above are some photos of her before the eruption and after.

I mark May 18 every single year, I always remember that date.

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