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Just reminding everybody that tonight is daylight savings when you turn your clock back one hour. We need to all get enough sleep (go to bed on hour early) like Coach Payton says and make sure we aren't one hour late for the game...or one hour late for early morning drinking of mass quantities!
 
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Just reminding everybody that tonight is daylight savings when you turn your clock back one hour. We need to all get enough sleep (go to bed on hour early) like Coach Payton says and make sure we aren't one hour late for the game...or one hour late for early morning drinking of mass quantities!
correction today daylight saving ends
 

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Idea of Daylight Saving Time
The idea of daylight saving was first conceived by Benjamin Franklin (portrait at right) during his sojourn as an American delegate in Paris in 1784, in an essay, "An Economical Project." Read more about Franklin's essay.

Some of Franklin's friends, inventors of a new kind of oil lamp, were so taken by the scheme that they continued corresponding with Franklin even after he returned to America.
The idea was first advocated seriously by London builder William Willett (1857-1915) in the pamphlet, "Waste of Daylight" (1907), that proposed advancing clocks 20 minutes on each of four Sundays in April, and retarding them by the same amount on four Sundays in September. As he was taking an early morning a ride through Petts Wood, near Croydon, Willett was struck by the fact that the blinds of nearby houses were closed, even though the sun was fully risen. When questioned as to why he didn't simply get up an hour earlier, Willett replied with typical British humor, "What?" In his pamphlet "The Waste of Daylight" he wrote:
"Everyone appreciates the long, light evenings. Everyone laments their shortage as Autumn approaches; and everyone has given utterance to regret that the clear, bright light of an early morning during Spring and Summer months is so seldom seen or used."


http://webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/index.html
 
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Has something to do with back in the 1800s the railroad companies requested/required it or something to that effect...we really dont need it anymore.
I thought it was because back in the 1800s it gave people more daylight during the summer to work on the harvest. Same reason there's no school in the summer either. Its really not necessary anymore. When was the last time any of you helped with the harvest?
 
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>>I hate daylight savings time why do we have it??

I hate standard time. People with day jobs get home from work and it's already dark. You can't do anything outside. They're changing it next year so that we will have more daylight in the evening than in the early morning as Savings time will run from March until November rather than only April through October.

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