Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

Games / Movies / Music / Sports / Random Posts / Politics


Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > Chit Chat
User Name
Password


Welcome to the Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, search, view attachments, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

American Dad! Christmas Special on TBS; Jessica Jones Returns for 2nd Season
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of December 11, 2017)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Danny Masterson Fired From Netflix Series The Ranch; Disney/Fox Merger a Step Closer?
Fri-Yay: Superstore's Christmas Special; This Is It! One Day at a Time Returns for 2nd Year
Another Period Returns Jan. 23; Pop Orders Comedy Pilot from Krysten Ritter
TBS Launches New Comedy Tarantula; Inside the Actors Studio with Kristen Wiig
The Nanny Coming to COZI TV in January; GSN Adds Chris Harrison Episodes of Millionaire
Full House Heads to Hallmark Channel in January 2018; CBS Mid-Season 2018 Schedule
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of December 4, 2017)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Pilot Season at Amazon to Come to an End?; CBS Plans "Winter Games" with Celebrity Big Brother
Fri-Yay: Search Party, Creating a New Kind of Sitcom; Remembering Jim Nabors, MeTV and Decades TV Network to Pay Tribute
ABC Faves Head to Hulu; SMILF Gets 2nd Season on Showtime
CBS Orders Full Seasons of Sophomore Sitcoms; Desperate Housewives Star Heads to Dynasty


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-30-2016, 03:31 PM   #1
Penny Lane
Forum Celebrity
Member
 
Penny Lane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 03, 2001
Location: Beneath the blue suburban skies
Posts: 25,852
Default happy Birthday Harry Randall Truman!(Not the President)

Harry Truman
He was born on this date 120 years ago. RIP Harry





Crotchety old man and colorful storyteller, he refused to leave the lodge he owned at the base of the Mt. St. Helens volcano in Washington despite eruption warnings, when the mountain blew up he was never seen again

(not to be confused with US president Harry S Truman, of course)

Date of Birth: 10/30/1896
Date of Death: 05/18/1980
Age at Death: 83

Cause of Death:
Volcanic eruption
Attached Images
 
__________________
The Beatles saved the world from boredom- George Harrison
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2016, 06:05 PM   #2
Marvo301
Forum Veteran
I'm NOT a Blockhead!
 
Marvo301's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 17, 2002
Location: The Great White North
Posts: 21,042
Post

I remember him! I think the lesson we can learn from him is that if your stubborn you could make an ash of yourself!
__________________
Only a life lived for others is worth living. Albert Einstein

A life isn't worth living unless it has impact on other lives. Jackie Robinson

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. Benjamin Franklin
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2016, 06:34 PM   #3
gidgetgrape
Senior Member
Forever Gidget
 
gidgetgrape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 20, 2003
Posts: 3,358
Default

Interesting story! I've never heard of him before.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2016, 08:22 PM   #4
Penny Lane
Forum Celebrity
Member
 
Penny Lane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 03, 2001
Location: Beneath the blue suburban skies
Posts: 25,852
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marvo301
I remember him! I think the lesson we can learn from him is that if your stubborn you could make an ash of yourself!




Gidget Grape; Mt. St. Helens in Washington state erupted in 1980. It was a big story back then and made old Harry Truman famous.

My parents went there years later and said that the fallen trees looked like toothpicks. I remember some of the ash from the volcano traveled across the country. We had some of it here in Michigan. This was a big deal!

Here's a photo of the fallen trees .
Attached Images
 
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2016, 03:11 PM   #5
Dude111
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 05, 2013
Posts: 4,294
Smile Happy birthday Harry!!

  Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2016, 03:34 PM   #6
Torgo
Forum Veteran
Art by Baby Torgo
 
Torgo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 06, 2004
Location: Oregon
Posts: 12,452
Default

We were camping on the Oregon coast when the mountain blew, my oldest sister who was back home called to tell us about it.

We lived in Vancouver, WA. Ash was everywhere, it came down like snow. We had to wear masks when walking to and from school. The worst was it was in the grass, and in the streets, we had to scrape up shovels full of ash to keep it from going in the storm drains.

Harry definitely became a local legend, I even remember watching the movie with Art Carney playing the part of Harry.

Oh, and I still have a little VW Bug, and a van made from Mt St Helens ash.
__________________
"I'm going to go do something productive. I'm gonna go watch television." - Ray Peterson, The 'burbs

"I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries." - Stephen King

"There's nothing wrong with G-rated movies, as long as there's lots of sex and violence." - Elvira
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2016, 03:20 PM   #7
Penny Lane
Forum Celebrity
Member
 
Penny Lane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 03, 2001
Location: Beneath the blue suburban skies
Posts: 25,852
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Torgo
We were camping on the Oregon coast when the mountain blew, my oldest sister who was back home called to tell us about it.

We lived in Vancouver, WA. Ash was everywhere, it came down like snow. We had to wear masks when walking to and from school. The worst was it was in the grass, and in the streets, we had to scrape up shovels full of ash to keep it from going in the storm drains.

Harry definitely became a local legend, I even remember watching the movie with Art Carney playing the part of Harry.

Oh, and I still have a little VW Bug, and a van made from Mt St Helens ash.

Wow! You were really close to things! As I stated above there was a little ash fallout where I live in Mid- Michigan.
I know shouldn't laugh but on deadoralive.com they list Harry Truman's cause of death as "volcanic eruption". Poor Harry! What a way to go! May the old codger rest in peace.(what was left of him)
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:55 PM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.5.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.