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Boston Marathon – Monday, April 15

St. Mary’s was in its 84th year when the first Boston Marathon was held in 1897. As I looked in the archives of The Reverend H. Usher Monro, who was the rector at the time, I found no recording of that event. This really shouldn’t be a surprise, as only 15 men ran by the Church on that Patriots day afternoon.

On Monday, Margaret and I will be joining the thousands of runners who pass our Church on the way from Hopkinton to Boston.

Each year we gather at the corner of Washington and Concord streets with neighbors and friends to cheer on everyone from the fastest wheelchair racers to the last ‘bandit’ on the course. This year we’ll have water and snacks and poster boards for signs. The wheelchair leaders usually come by just after 10:00 a.m. and the lead runners come by between 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. I expect to be by around 1:00 p.m. (God willing!) and Margaret will be by around 2:00 p.m.


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