23 January 2011: Backyard Water Gun Fights in Tucson, AZ

January 23rd, 2011

For two weeks now, ever since the shootings in Tucson, Arizona, I’ve wondered what life must be like these days for Suzi Hileman, the 59-year-old woman whose idea it was to bring nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green to that “Congress on Your Corner” which ended so tragically for the child.  An article in The New York Times today tells us about the awful nightmares Suzi Hileman has been having; and  I was happy to learn that some of the parents in her neighborhood “have already volunteered to take their children to visit Ms. Hileman, lest she get bored or worry that she is no longer trusted,” that “the Hilemans have already reconnected with Christina’s parents, Jon and Roxanna Green,”  and that “when Mr. Green drove by with his son the other day, Ms. Hileman vowed that there would be more backyard water gun fights.”

Backyard water gun fights? Really?  Is that an ooops, or is that an ooops?

One Response to “23 January 2011: Backyard Water Gun Fights in Tucson, AZ”

  1. Ashleigh Burroughson 04 Apr 2011 at 9:36 am

    Actually, it was neither an ooops nor an ooops. Come to The Burrow http://ashleighburroughs.blogspot.com/2011/04/this-last-week_04.html and see what I think.

    You are thoughtful… I just think you’ve missed the point.

    The boys were smiling. At that point in time (10 days after the shooting) smiles were in VERY short supply around here. Remembering a good time and wanting to relive it brought joy to our wounded hearts. That was a good thing…. and still is.
    aka Suzi Hileman

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