Author Topic: Harry R Truman Was Vaporized  (Read 903 times)

Re: Harry R Truman Was Vaporized
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2021, 09:39:55 AM »
300 miles??  Were you living in Washington then?  Where?  My grandparents farm was about 120 miles from Mt. St. Helens, in Oregon near a small town of St. Helens, Oregon.  They both heard the explosion and saw the ash clouds rising up.  The got so much ash that my grandfather had to climb the roof and shovel off the ash before it caused the roof to cave in.  The ash was very, very heavy.  On my next visit (I lived in CA at the time) they gave me a small round margarine tub of the ash--it must have weighed a couple of pounds--very heavy.  Even at that distance they were cautioned to wear a mask when going outside.  Inhaling that ash was a deadly thing to do.
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Re: Harry R Truman Was Vaporized
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2021, 09:49:02 AM »
Oh wow. I'm loving this. More importantly, when did that happen?
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Re: Harry R Truman Was Vaporized
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2021, 10:23:33 AM »
Oh wow. I'm loving this. More importantly, when did that happen?
In 1980.  My grandparents lived on a 10 acre farm about 20 miles north of Portland, Or.  Scappoose was the name of the tiny town they lived near--3 miles away.  St. Helens, Oregon was about 10 miles further north.  It's claim to fame was a wood pulp factory.  If the wind was blowing the right (well, wrong) way, the smell of newly created shit was heavy in the air until the wind shifted.  The factory was about 20 miles away as the crow flies.  Yeah, that's what wood pulp smells like when in production.  The only smell as foul as that was made my a sugar factory near Stockton, CA.  Anyway, this was a major happening for my grandparents.
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Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
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Re: Harry R Truman Was Vaporized
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2021, 10:27:24 AM »
300 miles??  Were you living in Washington then?  Where?  My grandparents farm was about 120 miles from Mt. St. Helens, in Oregon near a small town of St. Helens, Oregon.  They both heard the explosion and saw the ash clouds rising up.  The got so much ash that my grandfather had to climb the roof and shovel off the ash before it caused the roof to cave in.  The ash was very, very heavy.  On my next visit (I lived in CA at the time) they gave me a small round margarine tub of the ash--it must have weighed a couple of pounds--very heavy.  Even at that distance they were cautioned to wear a mask when going outside.  Inhaling that ash was a deadly thing to do.
I was in Montana, just east of the Idaho border.  I actually checked the distance before my first post on my old "Roads And Trips" program that gives me the option to measure distance in a straight line.  It is 300 miles.  I remember on the news it was reported that the explosion was heard as far away as some Central Washington town, maybe Yakama (can't remember now), which would be like 60 miles away from St Helens.  I felt like I wanted to call the News channel, and tell them I heard it and I was more than 4 times farther away.  What a gyp.  But of course I didn't bother. 

I thought it was a mine about 20 miles from my house using dynamite, and I remember thinking they were probably dynamiting on a Sunday when the workers were gone.  The blast was a long thunder like rumble that lasted maybe 30 seconds.  Of course it was fairly well corrupted by the time the sound got to me.

Our ash, as you might guess was nowhere near as heavy as yours.  A margarine tub would have weighed ounces. and our accumulated depth was more like a heavy dusting, but it was everywhere. It may have been a quarter of an inch in some places.

Re: Harry R Truman Was Vaporized
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2021, 12:15:00 PM »
It is about 100 miles by road.  I'd guess it is more like 60 miles as the crow flies.  The dust that fell on my grandparents farm was very heavy and it began falling only an hr or two after the eruption.  I was very surprised at how heavy it was.  So was my grandpa.  He realized how heavy the stuff was and also realized 6/7 inches on the roof would not be good.  So, he shoveled it off.  Several outbuildings were okay, but they had much smaller roofs.
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Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Re: Harry R Truman Was Vaporized
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2021, 02:19:35 PM »
I wonder how many people thought it was the former president who died in that explosion? Would he have even been mentioned if his name hadn't been so close to that of "the" Truman?
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Re: Harry R Truman Was Vaporized
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2021, 04:15:12 PM »
 He was a pretty colorful character, with or without the name, standing his ground and cursing nature and the elements without giving an inch.  Had he saved himself when the first ranger came by and told him to leave, then you NEVER would have heard of him.

Yeah, I thought the thread was about a president.
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Re: Harry R Truman Was Vaporized
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2021, 06:08:09 PM »
I've lived or near five active volcanoes. Anyways entertaining.
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Re: Harry R Truman Was Vaporized
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2021, 06:59:17 PM »
This story reminds me of alexander supertramp.

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Re: Harry R Truman Was Vaporized
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2021, 07:43:19 PM »
There was a great movie called Never Give an Inch, with 2 (count 'em) Fondas. Loved it!
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