It didn't surprise me that IEG have the following assignment, because most of the disasters that happened at our childhood home mysteriously had a common thread...
I think she could actually be in the Guiness Book of World's Records for being a part of the most disasters in our home in the last 50 years or so.
Here was this week's sibling assignment:
Finish this sentence." I will never forget the time _______happened at 516 W. Cameron. Remember? It was a huge disaster."
You can read about IEG's coffee disaster here, and RP's TV cable disaster here.
During the spring of 1980, my family was involved in the planning of IEG's first wedding. The reception was going to be in our backyard.
Then May 18, 1980, Mt. St. Helens, a volcano in the southwestern corner of the state of Washington blew volcanic ash all over the Pacific Northwest.
Kellogg was inundated with about a foot of the stuff.
But as summer came, the ash problem was well under control, the cedar deck had been built in the backyard, and plans were moving forward for the big day.
Then, about a week before the wedding, a news report came on one of the Spokane News stations that there was a possiblity Mt. St. Helens was going to blow again.
Panic hit 516 W. Cameron. My Grandma was called in Spokane, and it was decided she and her daughter (our Aunt Ruth) and her husband needed to climb into their motor home and come over early, so they wouldn't be hit with another wave of ash falling.
So Dad headed for the front porch, drink in hand, and did a great imitation of Mount St. Helens about ready to blow.
Grandma, Aunt Ruth and her husband arrived in Kellogg safe and sound.
Mount St. Helens never exploded that summer.
I'm not so sure about Dad.
The wedding Mount St. Helens disaster was averted.
Figures it was IEG's wedding.