By Linda Eichinger: It was such a sad day for our country, but should have been a happy one for our family as we welcomed a new granddaughter into the world that day.
It was very hard to watch this tragedy on TV in the morning, and then late in the afternoon we were en route to the hospital to meet our new granddaughter. We had such mixed emotions.
As we took our other grandchildren to the hospital to meet their new sister, we saw lines of cars at every gas station we passed along First Avenue, from Marion to Mercy Medical Center. It made us wonder if people were in panic mode.
It was an emotionally draining day for all of us.