Of that day in 1980, May 18th, 1980 to be precise ... when the beautiful and pristine Mt. St. Helens in Washington exploded ...
30 years. That's a long time. But I still clearly remember the day - a Sunday morning. My drive home from church included a hill overlooking the Willamette Valley. Usually I could see Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Jefferson - and a good portion of the Cascade Range.
On that day I stopped at the top of the hill in awe - as I watched this once-perfect mountain blow her top.
It was my mom's 41st birthday.
What an interesting way to celebrate!!!