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Personal Writing: The Current
We were practicing methods of paddling Ruth Elvedt discusses in her
book, Canoeing: A to Z. We did the side stroke, which pulls the canoe
sideways. We did the back stroke, which makes the canoe reverse course.
We also did the classic forward stroke to go forward. We became quite
proficient in the art of spinning the canoe around in circles from
combining the methods Ms. Elvedt discusses in her book. The numerous
people who were floating close by laughed at us and called us idiots
because of our unique practice of paddling.
We interviewed Rich's uncle, Earl Keys, who cl....