Do you know exactly where you were 30 years ago today? I do. But it is only because 30 years ago today Mount St. Helens erupted in the state of Washington where I live.
The picture above was taken Sunday morning on May 18th 1980 in the little country town of Cheney Washington. Cheney is about 316 miles East of Mount St. Helens.
My grandparents were visiting us for the first time since we moved to Washington. We were all dressed and ready to go to church.
Side note: I was really proud of my purple dress my mom sewed for me.
We came home from Church and I headed outside to hang out. I looked up and half the sky was dark black and the darkness was coming towards me. I thought for sure it was the end of the World! I ran in to tell my family. ("The sky is falling, the sky is falling!")
This is my grandma Geer, you would think this picture was taken at night but it was taken at 2:00 pm. Mount St. Helen's ash had completely darkened the sky and ash was falling all around her!
Pictured above is my dad Neil Bussee. This shot was taken May 19th the day after the eruption-He is scooping up some ash to save-There was PLENTY of it!
Here are some even better pictures of our ordeal 30 years ago in Washington State:
Mount St. Helens on the day before the eruption, May 17, 1980, as viewed from what came to be known as Johnston Ridge, about six miles from the volcano. (AP Photo/USGS, Harry Glicken)
In this May 7, 2010 photo, a timed exposure brings out Mount St. Helens against a backdrop of stars and the risen moon at left, in Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
To See More AMAZING photos of Mount St Helens click HERE.
This post is dedicated to Jessica and Lindsay in England who inspire me every day♥ Love you two!
It is also dedicated to my best friend Michelle Wable~We sure had alot of fun racing our families old trucks in the ash! (Sorry Mom, Dad and Uncle Earl about the trucks/Love you Michelle!)
*** I know I have been missing from the blogging world-Thank you for your E-mails and comments-I AM more then okay ~ Thank you for caring! I've missed you all!