Saturday, March 7, 2009

Spring Forward Tonight

Summit County, Colorado
Gary Lindstrom

Spring Forward Tonight

No, that is not something to do in bed although you could if that is where you keep your clocks. I go to bed so early that I change my clocks before I go to bed so I hardly notice the difference except when the comes up late.

Daylight Savings Time was an idea put forward by Benjamin Franklin. It did not gain widespread acceptance until the middle of the 20th Century when states were given the option in 1945. It was passed into law in 1918 and repealed in 1919.

Two states still refuse to play with others. (Didn't we learn that in Kindergarten?) Hawaii and Arizona. Indiana did not in the past but since 2006 has decided to play with everyone in the time game. I know someone who has connections with both states but I am not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing.

Anyway, here is the story from the Denver Post today in case you don't believe me. g

Daylight Saving Time begins for most of the United States at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March.

Don't forget to set your clocks forward. Most computers change automatically.

Safety officials suggest that people change batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms in concert with the clock change.

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