Fall Behind, Daylight Saving Time Is Sunday Morning
As I am constantly reminded by our midday host Steve Tanko, it is not plural, but most people say it that way. It is said Daylight Savings Time, but that is not correct. It is Daylight Saving Time. Sunday morning at 2 am all clocks are turned back. Which I love, because I can get another hour of sleep.
According to timeanddate.com British builder William Willett suggested setting the clocks ahead 20 minutes on each of the 4 Sundays in April, and switching them back by the same amount on each of the 4 Sundays in September, a total of 8 time switches per year. Can you imagine having to remember to set your clocks that many times. So many people forget now just doing it once.
Many say that Benjamin Franklin with the first to suggest seasonal time change. His early idea did not include touching clocks or suggest any time on or off the day. Franklin said it could economize candle usage by getting people out of bed earlier in the morning. The idea didn't have much steam because even Benjamin Franklin himself said it was a little bit of a joke.
Today it has become commonplace to turn your clocks back in the fall, and forward in the spring. To me, it just makes it so it's dark longer in the fall and light longer in the spring.