A weekly-ish blog sharing my series of collages about growing up in the South during the 1950s.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
RICE CANAL SWIMMING
Swimming in a rice canal was an event my whole family enjoyed. Excess water from a rice field emptied into a large metal cylinder, and formed swift currents. Floating down this current was the highlight of our outing. Whirlpools were common where water was released at the cylinder's end, but beyond these whirlpools, calmer waters enabled swimming.