Voicemail “Kurt. Kuuuuuuurt. Kurt, are you asleep? You shouldn’t be asleep - it’s a beautiful Friday. No, Saturday. Sunday? It’s a beautiful DAY… but it would be even more beautiful if you weren’t asleep. Because you’re beautiful… Kurt. I know you are. Knew it from the beginning. You sound beautiful through texts… texts! How is that even possible… You should be here with me right now. With me and n- …Hey, no! That’s my phone, gimme-”
After several months of grumbling, Mount St. Helens in southeast Washington state roared to life 35 years ago on May 18, 1980 at 8:32 A.M. For nine hours the volcano erupted, destroying plant and animal life in the surrounding 230 square miles of forest. The blast of ash, rock, and steam blew across the land at speeds up to 670 miles per hour, with the ash plume reaching 15 miles upwards. It ranks as the most destructive volcanic event in the United States, leaving 57 dead, devastating hundreds of square miles, and causing over a billion dollars in damages.