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Subject: [Leica] OOPS. 39 years ago. Mt. St. Helens Eruption 49 years ago today
From: leica_r8 at (Aram Langhans)
Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 07:02:06 -0700
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Thanks Bob. Oh the stories we could tell.

And it was 39 years ago.? I knew that.? Just a slip of the fingers while 
typing and then lack of proof reading, a common malady for me lately.


On 5/18/2019 8:34 PM, Bob Adler wrote:
> A terrific series; really captures the feeling of that awesome event for 
> those who through it.
> Bob Adler
>> On May 18, 2019, at 7:04 PM, Aram via LUG <lug at> wrote:
>> We were living in the small town of Odessa, WA. I do not have any of my 
>> own
>> photos of the ash hitting on May 18, 1980 as the camera club was on a 
>> field
>> trip to Idaho and Canada.  We were sitting in a drive-in in Nelson, BC 
>> when
>> on the radio we heard, "By now you know Mt. St. Helens blew its top this
>> morning.  I-90 is closed and Spokane is in total darkness..."  It was 
>> about
>> 3 PM and we looked at each other in shock.  We had the town doctor,
>> pharmacist, post master with us.  So, we headed home, driving around road
>> blocks by Davenport and on ash covered roads.  A harrowing ride.  So may
>> stories.  I started taking photos the next day, and here is a collection 
>> of
>> a few that were taken over the next few days as we looked about in 
>> disbelief
>> at the "snow" that would never melt, then tried to figure out what the 
>> heck
>> to do, and then did it.  We really had no choice.
>> View them large if you can.
>> Comments welcome.
>> Aram
>> Aram Langhans
>> (Semi) Retired Science Teacher
>> & Unemployed photographer
>> ?The Human Genome Project has proved Darwin more right than Darwin himself
>> would ever have dared dream.? James D. Watson
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