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Kate Walbert
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Canoe

Canoe is a leader of the group and plans the intervention. She is a recovering alcoholic. She converts her temptations into campaigns by leaving pamphlets in the clubhouse next to the men's 19th hole. In addition to sometime drinking she also smokes and cracks her knuckles. When the group of friends travels, Canoe is the designated driver, even if she is drinking.

Canoe is the mother of Anne and her ex-husband's name is Buddy. She claims she might have married Alan Chapman, but Buddy asks her first. Canoe's home is a popular place to hold parties with its swimming pool and flagstone patio area. Lounge area furnishings include lounge chairs and wrought iron furniture. Steps lead up a slope to her house.

Canoe has a party for Anne's twelfth birthday with her friends and their mothers. The mothers lounge in the pool area. The daughters decorate straw hats...

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