21 years ago today I was playing in the street with some neighborhood kid, we were lighting short-fused firecrackers that we found somewhere. I remember watching him as he tried to light one, when my eye wandered to the blue sky, There I saw the biggest black raincloud towering above the world.


I exclaimed to my friend. The shadowy form kept rising and rising and rising, soon we realized that what we were seeing was in fact A VOLCANO BLOWING ITS TOP!

It was Mt. St. Helens. Poor Harry Truman with his 40 cats had finally had it.

Two decades later I still remember this as vividly as if it were yesterday.