Tuesday, July 17, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT;
updated 7:00 a.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008
On Monday, Sherryl and Keith Laws’ backyard looked ready for any other summer picnic. Friends and family milled about, some relaxing in shade to avoid the sun’s simmering rays, others cracking jokes as they admired the sugary white sheet cake.
To read the full article, please sign up or login.
* Unlimited access on your
Android phone and
* All the high-quality, in-depth journalism of the Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine, updated 24/7
* Your news. Your device. Your time.
If you'd like to read more about the value of being a member, read this column from the Missourian's executive editor, Tom Warhover.