May 18, 1980

Album Cover: The Doors

"Before you slip into unconsciousness, I'd like to have another kiss. Another flashing chance at bliss."
The Doors / The Crystal Ship

Posted on May 18, 2004 11:02 AM in Miscellaneous
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24 years ago today, on May 18, 1980, I was only 7 months and 2 days old. My mom and dad, ever since I was old enough to listen and understand, have told me that on that very day, they held me up on my Oma's balcony to watch as Mount St. Helens erupted, thrusting pillowed, dark smoke into the Washington sky. I don't remember it, unfortunately, but I've always liked thinking back, as each anniversary of the eruption has passed, and knowing that I was there to witness such an amazing display of the power of Mother Nature.

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