That's right. Thirty-one years ago today, at 8:32 AM, Mt. St. Helens erupted. We weren't living in Washington then...actually, I wasn't even born at that point (neither were the sisters). But I'll always remember the audio recording of Johnstone calling the Cascade Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, WA...just like I'll always remember watching the video Dave Crockett took as he hiked away from the erupting St. Helens. We studied the eruption in fourth grade at Elmhurst Elementary. Loved it then, love it now.
St. Helens through the fog
For more information on the eruption and its aftermath, here's a USGS video: Mt. St. Helens: May 18, 1980. I assure you, there are many beards. Wait. For even more beards, go here: World Beard and Moustache Championships. Believe me, you won't regret it.