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Posted - 04/15/2013 :  2:15:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit minh's Homepage Send minh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am not in MA right now and the pictures of Boston are heart breaking. I hope you are all OK.

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Posted - 04/15/2013 :  8:58:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My sentiments exactly. Our church's choirmaster happened to fly to Boston on a red eye this morning, and I of course couldn't reach him by cell phone because that ability had been shut down. Not sure how texting is different, but I went that route and he wrote back right away, saying that he is okay.

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Posted - 04/16/2013 :  8:50:01 PM  Show Profile Send flicka a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Boston did itself proud. So many people offering aid and comfort to the victims. It has superb medical facilities and I am certain the victims are getting excellent care.

This event affects so much of the country, and the world, because the participants come from all over. I scan several U.S. newspapers daily, and today all of them reported on (their) local runners participating in the marathon. This hits home.


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Posted - 04/16/2013 :  11:15:20 PM  Show Profile Send eldergirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I come from Boston, have sisters there, and nieces and nephews and cousins and friends.
First I was in shock, then today I cried a good bit.
I'm being narcissistic, to tell this, but I'm not even a resident of Boston! What do you think the bomber(s) wanted to accomplish!
I am so sorry for the people, the lost souls, the wounded and disillusioned....but I have much faith in the city, and know that next year's event will be a powerful statement.
Boston is my town, even more than Baltimore, and though I cheer for the Orioles, the Red Sox are deep down my guys.
I join Minh and Ceil and Flicka and add my prayers for the wounded, and love and support to Boston folks.


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Posted - 04/17/2013 :  4:27:23 PM  Show Profile Send jtamsn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Such a tragedy beyond all comprehension. My heart aches for those involved and who were present. Living 2 hours north of Boston, it hits really close to home. The Marathon is such a rite of spring, and such a joyful occasion, it will never be the same.
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Posted - 04/19/2013 :  10:31:17 AM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, so sad, I could barely read the news. I always wonder, when something like this hits, what were they thinking? How does somebody's head get to be in a state where this seems like the right thing to do? So awful.


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