The Boston Marathon Massacre.


Boston Red Sox 1908 logo

Boston Red Sox 1908 logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A little hyperbole here.  There was the Colonial Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770, but that was with muskets, and the tension had been building for a while.

There is no need for me to repeat all the news stories here.  I want to concentrate on the personal.

I lived in Boston for four years.  I married someone from South Boston.  Patriots Day is a Massachusetts holiday.  Parts of that day, are the 10 A.M. start for the Red Sox game, so people can see the end of the Boston Marathon.

I would not have run the Marathon, but my brother in law Michael MacCormack and Elaine’s cousins Ricky Bretagne normally run the race.  The fates protected them and they did not run it this year.

I know Boylston Street well.  The main building of the Boston Public Library, the shops, Copley Square.  A beautiful Spring day.

Boston author Dennis Lehane has written about this better than I could.

This rates as the second Boston Massacre.  Many more were wounded than the original and several more may still die.  Redcoats in 1770 didn’t have pressure cooker bombs.

 

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About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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