History

My Father Bob Blackburn (Documentary Photo #d3458):

I don't remember anything about St. Helens.  It blew up.   That's about all I remember.

Everybody wanted a memento, some ash or something. I still have a baby food jar of Mount St. Helens' ash somewhere.

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My Mother Deborah Blackburn (Documentary Photo #56y3y):

A friend of mine in Bend got that ash for Matthew.  I don't know why it was so important to him.