May 22, 2010

Mt St Helens

Where were you on May 18, 1980? If you were living in the Pacific Northwest, you might remember the dramatic eruption of the Mt St Helens volcano. Portland Blogger, Ron Beasley provided his memories and pictures of this time in a moving piece.

One of the memories I have is of my friend Bob Kaseweter who had a cabin at Spirit Lake. He went up to the lake on May 18, 1980 to clean out his cabin. That was the last day of the life of a person who was full of life and loved to live it on the edge. He died on the edge and I am sure that he was thrilled the last few seconds of his life. His body was never found.

Check out his photos and his story.

Posted by Mary at May 22, 2010 08:39 PM | Recommended Reading | Technorati links |

I went to see Mt St Helen twice, there is beautiful sights over there!

Posted by: progressive reading glasses at May 24, 2010 04:41 PM

I was here that day. I doubt I'll forget it, at least not completely.

It used to be a lot better looking, progressive reading glasses. Spirit Lake was considered one of the most beautiful in the state, which was saying something. It might be that lovely again some day, but for now we need to have lower expectations.

Posted by: Cujo359 at May 26, 2010 01:30 PM