30 years ago...my son delivering Oregon Journal

Mt. St. Helens paper delivery boy

My son Don was an Oregon Journal delivery boy when Mt. St. Helens blew. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor St. Helen's ash slowed the delivery of this hard working young man's papers.

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bob says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 2:45 PM

brag up your son... sheesh

Mindy says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 4:08 PM

Bob, are you serious? I think this is a great picture..Thank you kjvmom for sharing it!

Larry says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 7:43 PM

Weird to think that this kid is in his mid-forties ....

money man says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 7:48 PM

OMG its the Huffy (bike in back ground)

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 8:30 PM

I too delivered the "Oregon Journal" in the day... I remember a particularly bad "Silver Thaw" (Freezing rain), and my Momma had to take me around in my step dad's 4x4 just to get it done

awjgod says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 8:34 PM

I delivered the "Oregon Journal" too!! I remember one particularly bad freezing rain storm that was so bad, that my Momma had to take me around in my step-dad's 4x4 to get it done.

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 8:35 PM

what is with THIS commenting format???

PaperBoy says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 8:49 PM

"I WANT MY TWO DOLLARS!!!"

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 9:04 PM

King James Bible ladies are hot

bob says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 9:30 PM

yes. do not think more highly than you ought to think of oneself

Rich says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 9:52 PM

I, too, was an Oregon Journal delivery boy when St Helens blew. I remember the cover photo when the crater first opened up. I also remember wearing a dust mask while riding my bike and the sound of the ash falling on a later minor eruption night.

cmh says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 11:07 PM

This sure brought back memories. I have a picture of my (then) 4 year old son, with his dust mask on, trying to make a sand castle from the ash his dad was hauling off the roof and out of the gutters. Thanks for sharing - and the memories.

Jay S says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 5:13 AM

Good to remember those days. I delivered the Oregonian my self in Newport for three years. Bike had no brakes at the end of the second year. That's all we had was rain and fog, at least we didn't have the ice and snow to worry about.

Macky Wacky says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 8:44 AM

He kinda looks like Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo with his googles and mask.

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