Friday, January 22, 2010

Ponce and the Fountain of Youth...

One of the men who sailed with Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the New World was, Juan Ponce De Leon. He decided to stay in Hispaniola, Ponce became very popular and was named governor of Puerto Rico then called (Boriquien) in 1508. (My husband's relatives live near Ponce, now.)

Ponce kept hearing stories of a magical water source. People called it the "Fountain of Youth" and said that drinking its water kept you young. He set out to find it...

They were looking for Bimini, instead they found Florida, what was called St. Augustine.

This story shows you how many years man has been looking for the perfect anti aging product and how that quest today is still being done. Only now it's not a fountain of youth, it's a products to make you look young...