Journal: News & Comment

Tuesday, May 18, 2004
# 12:01:00 AM:

Ryan's back

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He's over there.

Today is also the 24th anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in Washington, U.S.A., which happened at 8:32 a.m. on Sunday, May 18, 1980. I heard the boom quite a while later, while I was camping with my Boy Scout troop at Furry Creek. I thought a train had crashed nearby. My father, in Vancouver, B.C., thought his water heater had blown up. We were both hundreds of kilometres from the blast.

Today, St. Helens is still a smoking crater. Furry Creek now hosts a golf course and luxury housing.


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