The area schools will soon be out for Spring Break. This means that there will be droves of youngsters riding bikes, running around playing, and enjoying their freedom for a week. I used to look forward to this break when I was a kid. Even though we usually still had snow on the ground, it was a taste of summer freedom and marked the winding down of the school year to me. I also had to get a new suit and get all dressed up for at least one day. While our boys greeted this event with about as much enthusiasm as I did at their age, the girls loved getting new frilly, flowery dresses, especially if a matching hat was involved! My, how times have changed! Now I look forward to those days when I do NOT have to wear a suit and you'd be hard-pressed to get either daughter into anything flowery or frilly. These days, Spring Break signals the official start of baseball season for me. Now there is something to get excited about! ~ Michael S. Pauley
Michael S. Pauley is a Navy brat and an old soldier who served in all three components of the United States Army. Living in Lexington, South Carolina, Michael is now a practicing attorney and member of the United States Naval Institute and the American Legion, Post 154, Tybee Island, Georgia.