The Terrible Shooting in Tucson, AZ

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Real Estate Agent with Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ SA564219000
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Tucson, AZ hit the national news on Saturday, January 8, 2010, and in the most horrific of ways.  If you read the news, turned on the television, or just tweeted and networked on Facebook - you've no doubt heard of the victims of a senseless crime at a Congress-on-your-Corner gathering at a Safeway-anchored shopping mart in Northwest Tucson.

My husband and I were out clearing away the outside Christmas lights, straightening up the garage and feeling energized for the new year ahead.  We were smiling and having a good time when the neighbor pulled up and shared the news.

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My daughter asked me last night if I was going to write about it, and I immediately said, "No".

I told her I didn't even feel like blogging about Tucson right now -- I was speaking with shock and pain, deep in the tragedy of the moment.

It's hard to put into words the terrible violation you feel when innocent people, going about every-day common errands are hurt and killed.  We spent the next several hours in front of the television set, waiting for REAL updates and confirmed reports of exactly what happened.

I can't help but think of the lasting repercussions of this heartbreak.  Beyond the most obvious dealings of loss of life, health, and feeling of security comes so many questions.

I thought about it a great deal during a night of little sleep.  I thought about the other horrific events that have hit areas of our United States and even the world these past years.

A couple of very dear Active-Rainers called and/or called last night out of concern for "Tucson".  The posts I read on Facebook are compassionate, and caring, and beyond finger-pointing and shallow hatreds.

One of the things I love about Tucson is its sense of community.  We're mostly a common people with a cheerful word, and a let-a-car-cut-in-during-a-traffic-jam sort of mentality.

Tucson will bond over this.  Security changes will be made, answers will be sought and found, and hopefully justice will be served.  Somehow the families of this terrible tragedy will continue on.

We are more than this tragedy.  We are above generalizations regarding news stories and incidents that have recently colored the media's interpretation of our beautiful City.  This act of violence does NOT define us.

My family's thoughts and prayers go out to the family and victims of this tragedy, and more, to the community and workers of this neighborhood of NW Tucson.

We ARE Tucson, and we can be more, and will be more.

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Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ

Thank you SO MUCH for your phone call and email, Lottie.  Your compassionate nature brought tears to my eyes. 

January 09, 2011 09:16 PM
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Tish Lloyd
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
BlueCoast Realty Corporation

Cara ~  Your heartfelt post is very special and meaningful.  I, too, am saddened by the senselessness of this tragedy and send you wishes and prayers of healing for your community.

January 10, 2011 12:10 PM
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Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
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KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate

GOOD MORNING CARA!  Nicely said.  There wouldn't be anymore that I could add to this -- Gab

January 11, 2011 07:53 AM
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Juli Vosmik
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ

Cara, you're so RIGHT!!!  Tucson folks will come together even stronger despite this craziness.  I'm glad you wrote about it. 

I've been thinking about you.

January 11, 2011 09:29 AM
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Cara Marcelle Mancuso
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Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ

Thank you Tish.  The community support and outpouring of love is really helpful this week.

Hello Gab - I appreciate you stopping by my post.  It has certainly is an emotional, shocking time for the community.

Juli - Your post was very touching.  I hope your mother is okay.  It sure has hit close to home.

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Author Bio: I have been a Realtor for over 7 years, and love finding homes for new people moving to the area. I also enjoy working with first time home-buyers, because my style is very one-on-one. If you are an investor or looking for a new home in the Tucson area, Marana, Oro Valley and Vail area, or wanting to sell your home, I'd love to help. I have experience with REO Foreclosures and short sales, and have earned the SFR and CSSN designation and certification. I'm also a CTA so if you'd like to hear about my love of Tucson, Vail, Marana, Oro Valley and the SW Desert and WHY...I'll share!