Saturday, March 8, 2014

A Note on Daylight Saving Time....


Tomorrow, Sunday, November 9th,  daylight hours for most of us will last even longer into the evening when we move our clocks ahead an hour tomorrow morning to begin anew "daylight saving time."  
Many people will change their clocks, but do they know why?
Daylight saving time was primarily started in the United States for the sake of conserving energy. 

The Standard Time Act was passed in 1918, which officially established time zones and incorporated daylight saving months into federal law. This was during World War I, when national efforts were made to conserve materials for the war effort. 
Government believed that if daytime hours could correspond better with natural light, fewer tasks would need to be done at night. Thus homes and businesses would need to use less energy to stay lit.

On the other hand it has been said that only our government could actually believe that you can cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom of the same blanket and make it longer!

Whatever....Spring is only 11 days down the road starting on March 20th!

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