May 14, 2010 in City

Buses take pass on ash

Courtesy of Patsy L. Kile photo

Bert Kile on May 19, 1980, after a trip to the bus stop. Courtesy of Patsy L. Kile
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My late husband, Bert Kile, was working for The Spokesman-Review at the time of the eruption of Mount St. Helens.

The day after the eruption he got ready for work as usual. He always took the bus and I told him I didn’t think they would be running.

He left anyway, and came back from the bus stop a half-hour later, covered in ash.

He decided to wait for further instructions from our city leaders.

Patsy L. Kile, Spokane

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