There were some positive signs too …
“Boston University’s Daily Free Press reports that 100,000 daffodils were planted along the Boston Marathon route.
Diane Valle and Kathy Thomas got the idea to plant the daffodils along the route after attending the Daffodil Festival on the day of the marathon bombing. The duo went on to raise over $26,000 for the project and hope they bloom in time
for the famed race on April 21, 2014.” According to The Daffodil Society web site.