Laura Deal, a Boulder, Colorado-based writer, penned an op-ed piece for the Daily Camera there the other day about the importance of the local King Soopers in her life and the lives of her friends and family. It is, of course, the King Soopers where a gunman massacred 10 people.
Her memories include:
"It’s the store where my husband used to take our toddler daughter in the wee hours of the night when she couldn’t sleep and he didn’t want to wake me. They would shop together at 3 a.m. and when she fell asleep in the car on the one-mile ride home, he carried her gently into her bed before putting away the groceries … It’s the store where my husband stood for nearly an hour, calculating how many flowers he would need to buy for there to be 10,000 petals to celebrate 10,000 days of marriage, during one of the hardest months of my life. The bouquets lasted for weeks."
There isn't a happy ending. But this eloquent piece is worth reading here.