August 22, 2003
firstname.lastname@example.org Thelma Barney, 88, has a surprise for her children: She overcame her fear of water and cruised the Potomac River on a personal watercraft. She was one of about a dozen Williamsport Retirement Village Assisted Living residents to take a ride on the river Thursday. Barney wanted to go, she said, "for excitement and to surprise my kids. I'm afraid of water. They won't believe it. " Barney said she always has been afraid of water, and before Thursday had never been out in a boat or any type of watercraft.