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Opinion

July 11, 2013

Summer fun: Going 'out back' to swim

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Thinking of today’s kids I feel how fortunate they are to have so many neighborhood pools that they can swim in. Because of this they learn how to swim early in life. It is so convenient. But I think they missed out on something by not having that experience of hiking “out back” to swim and the camaraderie that goes along with those adventures together. Once we grew tired of those spots we were onto something better. Plum Island …

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Robert “Boots” Chouinard lives in Salisbury.

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