Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:04 AM
bigtree (50,901 posts)
“I remember.” -- What do you remember, Gabby? -- “I remember mittens, parked.”
an excerpt from the upcoming paperback edition of Gabby: A Story of Courage, Love and Resilience, Giffords’s husband Mark Kelly writes about the emotional journey:
What do you remember, Gabby?
“I remember mittens, parked.”
It was exactly one year from the day that Gabby and 12 others were shot and six innocent victims were murdered, and we are at the parking lot of the Safeway at the corner of Oracle and Ina in Tucson. Gabby didn’t really want to return for the anniversary but I encouraged her to. I thought that there might be some sort of closure if she returned to the very spot that forever changed her life. We didn’t tell anyone. Pia Carusone, Gabby’s chief of staff, and I discussed whether it would be a good idea to let the media know. There would have been a lot of interest, and it would certainly have been a powerful moment on TV. But this had to be a private time for Gabby to reflect on the tragedy that had devastated so many lives that day . . .
Most of us can’t remember where we parked our car when we walk out of a store. It happens to me often. But here was Gabby, who has defied the odds, and one of the two things that she remembers from that day is where she parked. She pointed to the spot, and it was exactly one year later . . .
read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10/08/gabrielle-giffords-what-i-remember.html
‘Gabby: A Story of Courage, Love, and Resilience’ by Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly, and Jeffrey Zaslow. 336 pp. Scribner. $16.
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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 12:34 PM
struggle4progress (76,251 posts)
1. I remember Sarah Palin's ad put Gabby in the crosshairs
... The Arizona congresswoman shot today outside a Tucson Safeway, was featured on Sarah Palin's infamous 'crosshairs' map, which targeted legislators who voted for Obama's health care bill. Remember? The map that was criticized as an incitement to violence? Giffords, a third-term legislator, supported Obama's health care reform bill. This earned her a place on the map ...
Here is what Sarah Palin said on the Facebook page where she depicted Gabrielle Giffords in the cross hairs of a rifle scope: "Don't retreat! Instead - RELOAD!" ...
Give me the courage to change what I can change, the patience to accept what I cannot change, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of people I had to kill because they pissed me off -- St Francis, Revisited