Menlo Park mourns Connecticut tragedy along with the rest of the nation: One resident’s front yard sign

by Linda Hubbard on December 19, 2012

Emails Menlo Park resident Barrett Moore:

“I have made a sign to put in our front yard — I want this time to be different.

“I am so afraid that this outrage will pass — lost in holiday shopping, entertaining and vacations. When we all return I worry that the pressure on law makers will have dissipated.

“This time is different for me. We have  to decide whether to cremate or bury a child now or before the next time. The only thing that can make this worse is if we let it be forgotten. Since I am lucky enough not to be laying a child to rest a this week, I need to do something.

“Putting a sign in your yard requires some courage. I think there are a lot of courageous people out there. I’ve had a dozen requests for signs this afternoon, so apparently this time is not just different for me.”

Editor’s note: Barrett Moore can be contacted at; photo courtesy of Barrett Moore.

One Comment

jill December 20, 2012 at 11:01 am

If you care about gun control, please email one of our state senators. Diane Feinstein can be emailed at

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