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WW: Who Invented Fall Break?

Don’t get me wrong, I happen to love the fact there is a Fall Break holiday, so to speak. This year, I found myself wondering, “Where did the idea for Fall Break start? Who actually gets credit for this?” So, I did what I always do when I have a question:

I used Google.

Google didn’t seem to know either, but I learned that most people give James Brown the credit for inventing “break dancing”. I know this, because that’s what pops up when you search for “inventor of Fall Break”.

I decided after very little thought, “Who cares?” The kids are out of school and I need a vacation! I decided, since it was a holiday about taking a break, that I would do just that… TAKE A BREAK AND DO NOTHING!  Oh, and that nothing needed to take place on a beach. The only rule I had set for myself was the day I had to be back in Froggyland.

The best part of being on a white, sandy beach in Destin, Florida (or any location that involves sun & sand) is being anonymous.  It’s the kind of anonymous that lets you wear a bikini, no matter how much weight you have gained. 

Nobody knows you 12 hours from home.  Just let it all hang out sister!

While I can’t be 100% sure about this, I’m pretty sure a teacher invented Fall Break.  I’m guessing two months at a time is all they can take of our kids without needing a break themselves.  This also helps to explain Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break and Spring Break.

So, to sum it all up, I don’t care who invented it.  Fall Break gave me the perfect reason spend time with my daughter and to have “my toes in the water… My (insert body part here) in the sand… Not a worry in the world…”
- Windy

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10/24/2012 2:31PM
Who Invented Fall Break?
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