Friday, April 19, 2013

I Am Boston

The Daily Dandy is back up!
Due to a password error, Google locked me out of my account.

And of all days???

Things here in Massachusetts today are best described as "intense".
I awoke to police warning residents of a community no more than 10 miles from my home, to "stay indoors". I posted on Facebook at 10;30 this am:

""The Commonwealth watches and waits" We are literally witnessing the largest police operation in the state's history in real time. I am unable to walk away from my TV , not quite sure if life should go on as usual just outside my front door. The threat so real, the communities are under lock down no more than 10 miles around me."

Today we are all Boston.

  • My high school and college friends continue to text. 
  • My family, we have been keeping tight grip on each other. 
  • My blogger friends reach out via Facebook to make sure I am ok.

Today I am Boston:

  • I am the mother of a daughter named Crystal: 29 year old Krystle Campbell.
  • I am a Boston University graduate student; class of 2000: Lu Lingzi age 23, BU graduate student.
  • I am the the mother of a young man who was once an 8 year old boy: Martin Richard of Dorchester.

May their innocent souls rest in peace.

At 2:07 pm, April 19th, 2013,I sit in my store and I wait, watch and listen to the TV news. Unable to do anything to help.

Just a witness to a bizarre piece of history.


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SkylersDad said...

We in the running community here in Colorado had over 500 there. We all love you and support you.

Cora said...


Heff said...

You have NO IDEA what part of ME went down when the Daily Dandy did.

Chris said...

This is really intense. Out here in SoCal we went through a smaller scale version of this with ex-cop turned murderer Christopher Dorner and the ensuing manhunt. That wasn't very far from where I live (he very likely drove through our town en route to the final stand-off.

I'm sure the Boston scenario will play out the same way, with the coward offing himself. Personally, I'd like to see the cops catch him and make him run the marathon route while the city of Boston "cheers him on." Mile 1, blow darts. Mile 2, nail guns. Etc.

Yeah, I'm kinda irrational when it comes to scumbags.

Scope said...

Cautious optimism tonight.

Sleep a little better.

MarkD60 said...

Well, they got the guy. Sounds like a (relatively) not so bad little brother influenced by his evil big brother.
Does Massachusetts have the death penalty?

Gorilla Bananas said...

Would never have guessed he was hiding in a boat. I had this weird fancy of him being in someone's chimney. Do houses have chimneys in Boston?

Kenneth Noisewater said...

Yes. For Boston. I gotchu.

the walking man said...

May it be the will of his God that he survive with the ability to talk and that he has loosened his hatred enough for all to know, not only why but but who else.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

Had a great fundraiser today for the Boston tragedy, lots of great Bostonians there.