Saturday, March 12, 2011

Ready to Spring Forward??

Daylight Savings Time:  A novel idea originally attributed to Benjamin Franklin in an essay while in Paris called “An Economical Project" way back in 1784.  Learn all you ever wanted to know about this worldwide (well partially and on different days) event at:

This concept of changing clocks forward an hour in the spring supposedly gives us the opportunity to enjoy an extra hour of evening daylight.  Fooey.

Personally, I join with the ranks of the many people who hate Daylight Savings Time.  I don’t dislike it for the petty inconvenience of changing the innumerable digital time devices, but more for the sleep disruption, the seemingly contrived energy savings, the very real statistics of increased accidents and the frustration of farmers and their animals that cannot adapt to the change.  

But since my humble opinion hasn’t swayed our Congress to repeal Daylight Savings Time, today I remind you in the USA to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed and don’t forget to change your smoke alarm batteries.

I think I’ll just finish binding a quilt and go to bed early … LOL. 

Not Just a Postscript:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Japanese people after their devastating earthquake - international aid efforts are rushing to your beautiful islands. 

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