I was ten years old when Mount Saint Helens exploded. It was May 18th, 1980 and a perfectly blue sky became darkened by ash and soot within hours. My family was on a fishing trip in Idaho and we turned around and headed home for safety.
Adults and kids scooped up as much of the ash possible as sentimental reminders or hopes of cashing in and making a profit.
It's 2017, let's see how that Mt. Saint Helens ash is holding up as an investment.