Sacred BBQ

Cooking up those juicy sacred cows with a side dish of whatever I feel like served cold.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Mount St. Helens VolcanoCam

In 1980, not long after Mt. St. Helens erupted, a high school band from Enid OK, with much fear and trepidation, made the trip to Portland OR, to march in the Rose Festival. Seeing Mount St. Helen acting up again (Mount St. Helens VolcanoCam - Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument) brings back all kinds of wierd flashbacks, from marching on football fields with face masks while kicking up ash, to watching The Empire Strikes Back, only to have the movies stopped in the middle warning us that another eruption had taken place. Afterwards, leaving the theater, we saw giant flakes of ash falling like snow on a warm summer night.

That was a long time ago. Sometimes its easy to forget that those events were all real. But then you get these reminders. Mount St. Helens is still there--at least for now.


Blogger Alien said...

Ahhh, I remember it well. I have a small jar of ash at home and I remember our unofficial chant "Enid High Band Kicks Ash!" I also have a photo where we were walking back to the school building after early marching practice and I'm yawning big time. And JAP you have a pretty curly doo in the photo as well! It was taken out of the Enid Daily News. If I ever get the chance, I'll have to scan it and send it to you. Lest I forget all the Darth Vader impersonations as well the next day after the eruption.

October 5, 2004 at 6:36 PM  

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