My First Blog Since the Boston Marathon

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My First Blog Since the Boston Marathon

Since the bombing of Boston Marathon I Have Lost My Voice.

Anyone that knows me would never in a million years think that anything could shut me up.    I never thought so either.   But, in the past 3 weeks, I haven't really felt like writing about real estate.    I haven't felt like sharing thoughts or feelings.

It's not that I am afraid, or that the terrorists have had their way, it's just that what I have to say seems so meaningless.    I have just lost the words that usually flow from my lips with abandon.   

The Boston Marathon.  Boston Strong

To many, a sign of spring.   A sign of accomplishment.   A sign of Boston.     Many of my clients have had the stamina to run.    I've seen them training in all kinds of weather with a determination that amazes me.     One gal, under 5 feet tall.  I always thought to myself, "it's kind of not fair.   With legs that short, that poor girl is running like, 3, marathons."   

Back in my days at the PD, there was an officer that would run the route and finish by coming in to the station at about 5:30 am.   His little dog, (one that looked like Toto) would come in about 15 minutes after him.   I would get that pup a cup of water and give him a pat.    I can tell you right now that patting that dog was like patting a 2 x 4.   He was as solid as solid gets!

It has always been our custom to go to the Marathon.     This year I went kayaking instead.   

It is hard to push the thoughts that rise to the front of my head to the back.   Disgust, pride, hate, sorrow and sadness.   But not fear because like many,  I am just highly Pissed off!   

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this sensless crime.
   The good in people shines through.   Support flows in from all over the country.    American's have big hearts.  

While the authorities debate where to put the remains of the scum bag that died as a result of his actions, and his accomplice recovers from his wounds, and as we all struggle to understand why these people, so young, would have such a hate and unfeeling disregard for life. 

Boston Strong has become, not really a new sentiment, but now one that is voiced often and worn proudly.

And now, I must try to push all thoughts of this senseless act as well as the pursuit of justice to the back of my mind knowing that life has, again, forever changed. 




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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I'm with Lenn. It's an outrage that this could happen - and I think it's the result of too much political correctness and an unwillingness to look at where these terrorists are coming from. For Pete's sake, Russia warned us about these guys - and we STILL allowed them to stay here - living on taxpayer money? How idiotic and irresponsible was that?

May 06, 2013 06:45 AM #20
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Richard.    Very true and as Americans I believe we all get it.   Thank you.


Hi Ed.   Yes.   I know you know all too well.   Thank you very much. 


Hi Ray.   The One Fund is really adding up and will have to in order to help all those that lost limbs, hearing and more.   It will be a very long battle for them and they will need the economic support.    Thank you!


Hi Christine.  Thank you!   I have missed you too.    Like the new profile pic!


Hi Anita.   Just Crazy.   Thank you!!  

May 06, 2013 07:29 AM #21
Helen and Larry Prier- Re-Max Gateway - Residential Real Estate
RE-MAX Gateway- Residential Real Estate Sales - Anacortes, WA
Anacortes & surrounding Skagit & Island Counties

The Boston bombers don't deserve any of our "civil rights". The dead brother was illegal and should be cremated and dumped. The other brother is alive and a citizen but has in my mind committed treason and should be shot. They come to this country, expect handouts, education and this is the thanks we get.  As for their parents and their statements, I have run out of adjectives. My sympathy goes out to all of the dead and to the injured may they get well fast.

May 06, 2013 07:32 AM #22
Linda K. Mayer
License # 01767321 - La Verne, CA

Carol Ann, So terrible, so senseless and such a reminder that our world here in the US is changing.  UGH.  But thank God you weren't there, you could have been seriously injured or killed.  Kayaking, good choice!

May 06, 2013 07:41 AM #23
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team
Hi Carol Ann glad to hear from you again and that you are healing.
May 06, 2013 07:55 AM #25
Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Marysville, WA
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

It can be difficult to regain any sense of normalcy after this. I felt that way after 9/11 when everything seemed meaningless anymore. But I am not pissed, I am sad, that someone was so disturbed, so deceived to think this was the best option. I'm sad for the loss. but not beaten down. We are strong. People are senselessly killed everyday. It happens every day... to the innocent. We can't forget those either but we can't stop in our tracks.We must do all we can so save as many as we can.


Glad you found your voice. :) It will return.

May 06, 2013 08:02 AM #26
Kim & Kristine Halverson
Compass - Santa Monica, CA
Sisters, Realtors

Carol Ann, can't believe you went kayaking instead of the marathon.  Close call.  Kristine

May 06, 2013 08:33 AM #27
Cooper Jacobs
Looking For A Seattle Realtor? COOPERJACOBS.COM - Seattle, WA
Real Estate Brokers - Seattle

Well Done Carol Ann. We appreciate you geting back to your BLOG. Thank you for sharing your story.

Sincere regards, Cooper Jacobs Real Estate

May 06, 2013 09:12 AM #28
Trisha Bush-LeFore
Preferred Properties Land & Homes - Walla Walla, WA
Providing Realtor Services in the Walla Walla Area

Such a tragedy. I can understand your wanting to stay quiet in the wake of something so major. We are truly praying for everyone who has been affected.

May 06, 2013 09:57 AM #29
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
I am glad your voice is coming back. We are there for you and each other here on AR.
May 06, 2013 10:30 AM #30
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

There are sometimes extreme traumatic events that alter our thinking for awhile.  I can imagine many people in your area feel and are experiencing similar anxiety and trauma.  My heart goes out to YOU and those who are!  But there is a reason they have the motto, "BOSTON STRONG."

May 06, 2013 12:21 PM #31
Mark Horan
Resident Team Realty, LLC & Toni's Property Management LLC - Saint Cloud, FL
"The Resident Chef" - Resident Team Realty LLC &

Carol-Ann, My daughter lives out side Boston and works at the Marriott downtown. She was on her way to work when the bomb exploded. I spoke to her everyday for a week as she cried on her way to work in the city. She now seems fine, but I know this event has changed her. She wears Boston Strong as inspiration. My brother was in town at the garden the Friday night of the chase as he is a trucker on the Fleetwood Mac tour, he was freaked out while driving threw Cambridge and being surrounded by police as the chase was on with every law enforcement asset in 30 miles. I watched helplessly here in Florida on TV. I was concerned, saddened, Then I just got angry. God Bless the people of Boston.

May 06, 2013 02:51 PM #32
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Carol-Ann thank you for sharing your feelings.  My heart goes out to you, the victims and their families and all who have been affected by this tragedy.

May 06, 2013 03:19 PM #33
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi All. 

Thank you for reading and commenting on my post.  

I appreciate every sentiment as we all know that it is not just about  the people of Boston, but about us all as Americans and human beings.   Thank you all.


May 06, 2013 08:48 PM #34
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol,

I am so glad you have your voice back as you speak for thousands. It was a horrific and senseless act carried out by two young people filled with hatred and rage for Americans. My heart goes out to the people of Boston and the rest of the country....our lives are changed forever. I still don't think many understand the depth of hatred for what we stand for....our lives and the freedoms and what they will do to extinguish as many of us as they can. Thank you for your poignant message!

May 06, 2013 09:08 PM #35
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert


Numerous of us all across this great country have had our thoughts and prayers directed towards all the folks affected in any shape or form by this terrible and horrific event. Personally it really hurts inside to think about the people who lost their lives, their families and all those who have to somehow push through life with injuries sustained due to this cowardly act by two plus potentially other individuals. iIreally cannot and will not use on the internet the language appropriate for these individuals. Hang in there Cal and we all understand how difficult this period of time has been for all of Boston and are behind you

Congrats on the feature post.. .. 

May 06, 2013 10:18 PM #36
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Carol Ann, you are so thoughtful about this and I am angry and sad at what our world is...which we must accept and realize that we all must be vigilant.  My son was in NYC and not far from the towers when they came is our world now unfortunately.

May 06, 2013 10:19 PM #37
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Oh Carol made me tear up.  I haven't even been following the story any more because I could simply care less what happens to them...

I care about Boston and the people there and their triumphs and determination!  You show that through and through and I am so glad I met you! 

God Bless and well.. Boston Strong :)!!!

May 07, 2013 12:48 AM #38
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

It took until the 1st year anniversary of 9/11 for me to feel better. I took it very hard so I know what you are saying. I remember that even food shopping felt strange in the beginning. It just seemed so petty. It may sound silly but it happened.

May 07, 2013 10:50 AM #39
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Dorie, Bob, Ginny, Brenda,Jill.     Thank you all for reading my rambling thoughts.   I appreciate your words.  Thank you all.

May 07, 2013 11:44 AM #40
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