Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Other White Meat

My son is heading on spring break today and is going to take it with him to wear on the beach. So, doing a little research I find that Wikipedia defines Spring Break as a week-long recess from studying in early spring at universities and schools. A little more research shows the history of spring break as follows, It seems to have started out innocently enough. The Colgate University swim coach was worried that his team might get out of shape during Christmas break in 1934 when a student’s father suggested the team train at a big new city pool in in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Word started to spread among college students that the city was a great place to visit in the spring. The New York Times has a real nice historical time line on spring break here. So you kids on Spring Break, be careful out there.

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