I lived in a rural area near Shelton and remember the morning of the eruption.
I was driving into town. I had my three boys with me, ages 10, 8 and 6. When we came into an area with vast views to the south, we saw the plume. Many cars were parked along the road, and we stopped as well to view this massive cloud rising into the sky.
I also remember the eruption the next week that brought the plume north. For many weeks, every time it rained, there was a light coating of ash left behind.
My oldest two boys were in Little League and I remember watching them play in the rain and my umbrella having ash residue when it dried.