As Lauren accelerated to get on the highway, I told her to take it easy on old (van) Eugene. "He has a lot of junk in his trunk."
"Oh, mom!" the girls exclaimed, laughing. "That's not what that means."
Sure, I explained, I've heard the expression used to explain someone with a large rear, or in this case, a very full one. Okay, I admitted, it could have an alternate meaning. We continued to laugh about poor Eugene's bumper riding low, pulling Lauren's belongings to college. So enjoyable to have older children to laugh with, enjoying the ride of life.
After seeing her belongings safely into her room, meeting her lovely roommate and her family, I took Anna and William off to a zoo, giving Lauren some space to adjust to her new surroundings.
Not all of the animals behaved, some spitting at small children!
Some were nicer and allowed rides.
We returned to to the college for one last picnic, one last farewell...
...transplanting her in a beautiful place to grow.