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Jackie Oberst - Provider Magazine

Shirley Payne, of South Kingstown, R.I., grew up on the water. At age nine, she fell in love with boating while at summer camp learning how to canoe. It wasn't long before she became a camp counselor and shared her love of the water with others.

Embarking On Life
A child of the Great Depression, Payne learned to appreciate the simple joys of life—even more so as she anxiously awaited her soon-to-be husband's return from World War II. When Ken Payne returned, the two moved back to Rhode Island—a sailing mecca—and started their family. Click here to read the full story. 

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