This series of blog post was inspired by an event posting on Facebook by Lorine Massey at the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.
The terrible shooting incident in Tucson last weekend brought back a lot of memories to our family, as it may have for many others. In the summer of 1983 we moved to Tucson from Iowa and lived in a house a short distance west of the Ina and Oracle intersection where that Safeway store is now located on the southeast corner. My first accounting office that I opened shortly after arriving was on the northwest corner of that same intersection. We passed through that intersection multiple times daily for several years. Later, our office was moved south on Oracle and we bought a house a few miles to the west, but we still continued to drive through that intersection, regularly, for a number of years. Our youngest daughter graduated from both high school and the University of Arizona there. She does know people closely connected to some of the victims. Our middle daughter also graduated from the University and stayed in the community for many years after my wife and I moved to Kansas in 1994 following my Ph.D studies at the University.
Families are Forever! ;-)