Tonight we set the clocks ahead an hour for Daylight
Saving Time. It is also the eve of the day we wake to
have our internal clocks strip a gear.
This happens at the start of spring to benifit
retailers, sports teams, and those who like to see
what they’re doing outside. Some believe Benjamin
Franklin starting the practice but he did not. He did
believe the idea would save candles.
And we’ll have an hour less sunshine in the morning
because we are beginning work an hour early. But we
also get off an hour early while having more daylight
for whatever we do after work. You know, like mowing
the lawn, trimming the hedges, and tending to our
gardens. Daylight Saving Time means we’ll also use less
energy such as lights.
The United States was not the first country to adopt
the practice. Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Russia
implemented it before we did in 1918.
In the good old U.S. of A. the time shift occurs at
2:00 am, local time. This means tomorrow is only 23 hours
long. We could get all technical on the subject but
then you’d be as confused as we are. Just remember to
set your clocks ahead tonight and that tomorrow will
be an hour short.
If you live in area that doesn’t have Daylight Saving
Time please don’t laugh at us who do but with us.
Comments are always welcome.