Clai Lasher-Sommers still carries the deep emotional and physical scars from a gunshot wound she suffered 50 years ago. She’s now 62 and runs a small farm in Westmoreland, New Hampshire, in the southwest corner of the state, where her green fields are surrounded by soft, rolling hills.
“This is the land that I used to play on when I was a kid,” Lasher-Sommers says, as she points to rows of beets, shallots and fennel. “It was my only safe spot … before I got shot.”
That happened in 1979 when she was 13.