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Posted: Friday, November 27, 2009 9:06 pm

The three skiers on the “Three Blind Mice” women's team in the Turkey Day Relays today did their best to live up their name.

Heather Edic, Aurora Bowers and Kate Bennett took turns skiing the 5-kilometer course without watching where they were going.

As part of their mouse costumes, they wore sunglasses covered with duct tape.

On each of the three laps, one of them acted as a seeing-eye skier for the other two, instructing her friends to move to the right or left and when a turn or a  hill was approaching.

They didn't go as fast as they would under normal conditions, but they passed other skiers without incident and had others pass them.

All of which proves that these three are good at giving and following directions.

It was a great day for the relay races, a tradition that began more than four decades ago. The weather was warm and there were hundreds of people in attendance. Thanks to Beaver Sports and all the volunteers.


My relay team, “Segnis Imitor Sentinae,” did well, because we had two good skiers, Bob Wilkinson and Karl Hanneman. And yes, I should know what that is supposed to mean, if anything, but I have forgotten.


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