Saturday, November 5, 2011

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME THIS WEEKEND

Don't forget, this weekend is Daylight Savings Time.  We have Benjamin Franklin to thank, in a way for this.  He wrote in the 18th century that changing the time in the Spring would save on candles (!).  It was never widely adopted back during his day.  There were efforts made to institute a policy like this, hit and miss for many years.  It wasn't until the early 20th century and the first and second World Wars that people seemed to finally approve and it gradually began to gain widespread acceptance.

Not sure it still saves electricity, but it does make for more daylight to work in the garden and that's ALWAYS a good thing.

Remember it with the old adage,
"Spring Forward (lose an hour) Fall Back (gain an hour).
It all happens Sunday morning at 2:00AM.  Just be sure to set your clock back one hour when you go to bed tonight.

So we GAIN an hour!  Nothing wrong with that.
How will you use your extra hour?

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