Today is the Day after St. Laurence, and 18 years ago on this day, our first child was born: Lauren Elizabeth. I can't believe how she's grown up. She's planning on attending Seward this fall and wants to be a Lutheran school teacher, and will be leaving home next week. Of course, she hasn't been living at home all summer. She's been a camp counselor at Wartburg. I'm missing her already and thinking that this turning kids loose is no fun! In any case, happy birthday, LEW! Your parents love you and are proud of you.