May 18, 1980.
I was almost 10 yrs old when Mt St Helens blew, 42 years ago today.
My grandparents collected ash from Mt St Helens. It ranges from silt like ash that fell in Portland, Oregon, where I lived, to the course pumace found closer to ground zero.
I've had the vials of ash with me always, rubber banded together and stashed.
I 3D printed a topo map of Mt St Helens, designed & printed a rack to hold the tubes, secured the print in a nice frame and here we are.
This is not Craig's mastodon instance. Fuck Twitter.