posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 04:07 PM
OMGosh - I was 15 years old when St. Helens went off on Sunday morning, May 18th, 1980. Since I lived about 75 miles NNW of the mountain (in a city
named Federal Way, WA), we got on our roof and had a fantastic show. Strangely, since the wind was blowing in an easterly direction, there was no ash
to be found anywhere around us following the eruption even though my wife, who lived in Idaho back then, had her Sunday morning turn into night due to
the ash cloud that blanketed them with many inches (or a foot or so?) of ash.
Now, at the time of "the big one", we already had eruptions that we watched. The March 27th eruption was the one that originally got us all talking
- 52 days prior to May 18th!
So - I was 15 years old, 75 miles away from the eruption, and had also witnessed the March 27th eruption 52 days prior to May 18th! 15 + 75 + 52 =
142! Then add the 1 + 4 + 2 and you get 7!
I really have no idea how this ties into your OP, but I'm just putting it out there. But FWIW, everything I wrote regarding my personal experience
with St. Helens is true