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Everyone in the Boston / New England area OK?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Ray Sachs, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    We have a number of forumites up in the Boston area. I hope all are OK and weren't down near the marathon finish area when the bombs went off...

    -Ray
     
  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    My family was at the marathon watching today but not near the bombs, thank God. Hope everyone here was okay. So awful.

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  3. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    So glad they were nowhere near
     
  4. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    +1 Wow, Amin, glad you had good news! I can't imagine how stressful that must have been, especially if cell calls weren't going through for a while.

    Hope everyone else in the area is well! Very sad.
     
  5. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    My sympathies and prayers to the people of Boston and all those that participated or attended the marathon. My thoughts went immediately to you and family Amin. I am glad that all is well with you.

    I gave blood a week ago, even though I'm a continent away, I hope my blood can somehow help the injured.

    God bless you all.

    Gary
     
  6. Pim

    Pim SC Regular

    157
    Apr 21, 2012
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Pim
    Just saw it on the news here in The Netherlands. My thoughts are with all the people in Boston, I hope one day we can live in a world where these crazy acts of random violence are a thing of the past...
     
  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Glad your family is safe Amin. My thoughts are with those who were not.

    -Ray
     
  8. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    My son's third grade teacher was in the marathon - many of our friends, coworkers, family, patients were running or in attendance. We're thinking about and praying for everyone affected today. Keeping the news off because I don't think it helps the kids to see the graphic scenes, but we're answering all their questions. Hard to explain something like this.
     
  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Thank goodness you are all OK You can ignore the email I just sent you, Amin. I also just posted a thread on FujiXspot.

    Yes, hard to explain and right now almost impossible from what I've heard....even then, it will still be very difficult. I am so sorry.
     
  10. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I don't know how people raise children.... I really don't. Good luck explaining how homicidal sociopaths operate. I wish a quick recovery to all affected, and weep for those who lost.
     
  11. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    My kids were 10 and 12 when 9/11 happened. You just explain that there are bad people in the world and bad things happen. But that Mom and Dad's job, and their teachers, and all the other adults in their lives are to make sure bad things don't happen to them. And then you hope they don't. I don't know how I'd have explained something like Sandy Hook. I have memories of wars and assassinations and even a vague memory if the Cuban Missile Crisis and I recall being aware but not terribly worried as a kid. Kids are pretty self-focused which helps make them resilient - if it didn't happen to them or someone they know I'm not sure they really feel the impact. To a certain extent you have to count on that.

    -Ray
     
  12. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Amin glad yours are well, prayers for your friends, family and neighbors.
    And for all those affected
     
  13. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Unfortunately, there are somethings that just simply can't be explained other than the fact that evil exists and it's real. I remember trying to explain 9/11 to my nephew.
     
  14. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    BOMBS???? I have been away from home and missed news. Friends in Boston and other parts of MA... geez.
     
  15. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    Glad everyone is OK. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone effected.
     
  16. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Mine too. My friends are OK, but I just watched the footage... dear god, what is this insanity?
     
  17. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    +1

     
  18. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
  19. What a sad day. Glad to hear everyone is OK.
     
  20. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    I was in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park in 1996 about an hour before the bomb there, right near the actual bomb site. I'd always imagined that someone that evening unknowingly took a photo with the bomber in it, but back then there wasn't an efficient way to gather and analyze all of those photos. Nowadays with Facebook and Flickr, that might be possible.