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It Was A Sunday

May 18, 2021

Ever notice how certain dates stand out in your memory? Dates that you will never forget, but others might not remember?

May 18, 1980 is one of those dates for me. I can tell you exactly where I was and exactly what I saw. What I saw looked like a large cloud off to the South, but visible from my house in Lacey, Washington.

This cloud was different. This cloud was still growing as I watched it.

It was the ash cloud from the eruption of Mount St Helens. Forty-One years ago.

And yet, I remember it like it was yesterday.

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Rodney M Bliss is an author, columnist and IT Consultant. His blog updates every weekday. He lives in Pleasant Grove, UT with his lovely wife, thirteen children and grandchildren.

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