Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Weekly Etsy Wish List: Boston Love

My heart is breaking for Boston this week with the news of the marathon bombings. I lived in Boston for 11 years before moving to Vermont in September, and even after 8 months away, Boston still feels more like home to me than anywhere else. I watched the marathon countless times from that very block, and the condo I still own in the city is a 20 minute walk from the finish line. Josh's brother in law was running in the race this year, and his sister was there to cheer him on. For a little while we didn't know where they were and I couldn't think about much else until I got the call that they were safe. Luckily they were miles away when the bombs went off, and a kind stranger gave them a ride home so they wouldn't be stranded in the mob of people wondering what to do and where to go.

I couldn't help but tear up this morning while listening to stories on the radio of runners who, after hearing about the attacks, ran another two miles to the hospital to donate blood. Stories from runners who say they will be back next year with more friends than ever to run again. As usual, Stephen Colbert summed it up best, saying, "Those maniacs may have tried to make life bad for the people of Boston, but all they can ever do is show just how good those people are." Amen to that!

In honor of my favorite city and one in need of a lot of love and support right now, this week's Etsy Wishlist is a roundup of Boston themed handmade items. Please send positive thoughts out to the people who were affected by this tragedy and the residents of Boston this week. Enjoy the list!

Hand Stamped Vintage Map, $20 Vintage Boston Tee, $20 Zakim Bridge Print, $20
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Boston Heart Map, $18 Hand Cut Boston Map, $1,200 Boston Marathon Type Art, $90
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Boston Skyline Art Print, $30 Boston Phone Case, $20 Train Token Necklace, $80

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