These photos are from after a heavy rainstorm at the house I grew up in in Grifton, N.C. My brothers, some friends and I took a canoe and were using it to go back and forth in the ditch in front of the house. In the photo at right, I'm obviously providing center balance. If I had moved to either end, I would have tipped us. In the photo at top starting furthest from the camera it's Billy Wiggins standing outside of the canoe, then my brothers Brandon and Russell, then Ben and Gretchen Gaskins, then David Wiggins, and my brother Stephen is standing outside the closest end. I'm walking off to the right. In this picture, Stephen looks just like his son Trevor does now. We got a lot of good use out of that ditch. I already showed you the waterslide in a previous Way Back. We also slid down it on cardboard boxes and played king of the hill on it.