Just like my big sister
Friday June 26th 2009, 11:11 pm
Filed under: Family,Life

Conversation at dinner: Marian was talking about when they first bought their house in the Seattle area.

She stepped outside one evening and encountered a neighbor standing by his curb staring to the southeast. Had she heard?  Had she seen this?

Heard what?

Uh, about Mt. St. Helens? You know, the volcano?

The what?!  So Marian looked over thataway and you could see the plume in the distance.  Whoa.  She’d had no idea there was anything other than Mt Rainier, which she could see, anywhere nearby. There was a fine layer of ash on everything the next morning.

Richard buried his head in his hands in mock dismay over his dinner, teasing us: “One sister who can’t hear the fire alarm” (no hearing aids in, the building being evacuated, and me totally oblivious on the day he was referring to) “and one sister who doesn’t know there’s a volcano in the neighborhood,” shaking his head.

I guess she hadn’t heard hers go off either.

Sisters.  Whaddyagonnado.

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Well, when I was stationed at Fort Lawton, Seattle, I didn’t know about St. Helens, either; it’s pretty far south, whereas Rainier, which is a dormant volcano, is omnipresent.


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Comment by Don Meyer 06.27.09 @ 2:44 am

Briefing on a need-to-know basis, eh?

The press would be so disappointed — they think we hang on their every word.

Comment by Barbara-Kay 06.27.09 @ 4:25 am

Sounds like a good pair to me!

Comment by Leslie 06.27.09 @ 7:47 am

Too funny!

I was at a national conversation a very few short weeks after the eruption. Folks from that area in the parade were throwing vials of ashes from the volcano to folks in the crowd.

Comment by Joansie 06.27.09 @ 8:13 am

Giggles…ignorance is bliss, I say. 😉

I have no tv and rarely listen to any news..life is good. 🙂

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 06.27.09 @ 9:34 am

It’s always good to know you’re not alone:)

Comment by TripletMom 06.27.09 @ 12:10 pm

Hi! I’ve been reading most of your posts but have been quiet as of late. Hope you are well, and wanted to let you know I am lurking about. Hope you are feeling WELL! I am having my ICD replaced on July 9th, and will have a little over a week to recover… so I’ll be around to chat!

Comment by Amanda 06.27.09 @ 2:48 pm

That made me smile! Richard is a gem…

Comment by Channon 06.28.09 @ 6:14 am

Love that Richard. 🙂

Comment by karin 06.28.09 @ 8:26 am

Heh. Proof you are related?

Comment by Carol 06.28.09 @ 3:40 pm

This made me laugh so hard! It sounds just like me and my sisters! Thanks for the smile.

Comment by Momo Fali 07.01.09 @ 4:48 am

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