Mildred Hackley Lewis is doing what she has always done, getting the chrysanthemums into the ground around her Rock Creek home.
But a beautiful September day reminds her of two years ago, when she was more angry than she's ever been in her life.
She had just dropped her grandson off at school and turned on the car radio. It was an attack like no other in her experience. She is a mother, grandmother and aunt.
"I still do what I've always done," she said, "but the security I used to feel is gone. This thing has taken the edge off our lives, taken the fun, the pleasure, and I'm still angry about that."
Lewis thinks the normal life she had on the farm where she grew up is gone forever, "and I worry about my family, all of whom travel all over the world all the time. I feel robbed!"
And the thief's a shadow, she said.