Four years ago this month when we were in Naples we were often asked by sales people or restaurant staff where we were from. When we said Sandy Hook, there would be a strong reaction because the tragedy of Sandy Hook School was only a few weeks old.
As expected, over the years as we were asked the same question the reactions become fewer and fewer. Well two days ago as we were doing the paper work for a furniture purchase, the salesman didn't even bat an eye when he learned we were from Sandy Hook.
Naturally that's to be expected, especially for out of town folks. For example suppose you met someone who said they were from Columbine, CO. You may think about it for a split second and then move on. And that's the point. Move on.