Saturday, October 28, 2006

It's That Time Again

It’s time to change the clocks.

Rumor has it that Daylight Saving Time originated with an old Indian chief who cut one end off his blanket and sewed it on the other to make it longer.

Turns out, it was apparently Ben Franklin who came up with the idea.

Interestingly enough, this article points out that it is singular (as in Daylight Saving Time, rather than the oft-(mis)stated Daylight Savings Time. (Memo to self: Get it right from now on.)

I always used to marvel that while it was inevitable that the Spring time change would cause someone to show up an hour late for church, the Fall time change never caused anyone to show up early.

I say I “used” to marvel. I don’t anymore. About three years ago, someone showed up about 8:15 for church. I said, “Wow, you’re here early.” Their quizzical look which stemmed from my amazement along with the empty building and parking lot told me they missed the time change.

So enjoy that extra hour of sleep. Or just go to bed an hour later. Maybe watch the Tigers and Cardinals … Oh wait, nevermind.

1 comment:

Bob said...

A few years ago I forgot about the time change. I drove into the parking lot at Inter-City at 8:30 a.m. and wondered why it was empty and then it hit me-oops I didn't turn my clock back!