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Mar 8, 2009

RANDOM: Daylight Savings Time

Whose idea was this? Making me get up an hour earlier. Did it start with Ben Franklin like I have heard or was it William Willett. It didn't go over well back then and still today people grumble. Now my coffee buddy EW is correct that WWII had something to do with it but that was after the previous two clowns got it started in Great Britain.
The energy saving benefits of Summer Time were recognized during World War II. Clocks in Britain were put two hours ahead of GMT during the summer. This became known as Double Summer Time. During the war, clocks remained one hour ahead of GMT throughout the winter.
Chickens apparently do not like this one bit.
Countries around the equator don't have to have it at all because the days and evenings are always about the same length.
Now I have to figure out what time it is back East so I can phone and not wake someone up. Spring forward 1 hour, 3 hours ahead in their time zone but now 4 but I am ahead 1 hour too so that makes it 3 again and never mind. I am going back to bed.

2 comments:

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Well I agree with you, I just slept in a extra hour, unheard of for me.

Is there anyone out there who likes daylight savings time?

Lori E said...

My dog. She got her breakfast one hour earlier. Of course she will try to work an extra feeding out of the day somehow.

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