Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Smiley Anders' column in the Baton Rouge Advocate has an interesting bit in light of recent Christmas purchases:
John Sykes of our newspaper library ("Don't call it a morgue!") found a 1964 photo that raises some questions.

It shows Rep. William Bernhard on what appears to be a tiny surf board on wheels.

He was "scurfing" on a new 8-foot-wide, 400-foot-long concrete strip installed by BREC "to provide local youngsters with a safe place in participate in the new fad."

The legislator "gave the 'scurf board' a try at the dedication of the scurfing ramp."

John wonders if there are still folks around who engaged in this early version of skateboarding and/or in-line skating.

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