Our Clocks Go Back An Hour Tonight

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  1. Holly Saunders

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    ...and since I retired 4 months ago...it'll be the first time I won't get a real benefit of an extra hour in bed... :eek::D
     
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    Ours have another week after yours change, @Holly Saunders , because here the time change happens on November 5th (actually overnight after the 4th).
    Sometimes it just seems like an unnecessary hassle we have to go through twice each year. If they just left it one way year around, most of us could adapt to it, I think.
    I realize that back when farmers needed the extra daylight hours in the evening, daylight savings time might have been an advantage, but starting and ending earlier would have the same effect.
    When I lived in Missouri, the pastor of our little Baptist church also had a small dairy farm, and when the time change happened , he had to make the cows go through being milked at a different time; so in the spring, morning milking happened an hour before the cows were expecting it, and evening milk had the poor cows standing at the gate waiting to come in and be milked . And of course, the opposite thing when daylight savings stopped in the fall.
    I would have thought that he could have still milked the cows at the same time year around, even though it might be different on the clock; but maybe he also had a regular job that he had to be there at a certain time, so he had to change the cos back and forth each time, too.
     
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    Exactly the same reasons are given here for the change twice a year Yvonne...people are always campaigning to stop it happening but the excuse is either the farmers...or children wayyy up in the north of Scotland where hardly anyone lives anyway..who would have to go to school in the dark mornings...
     
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    Have a few radio watches and clocks which do themselves, but about thirty clocks and about the same number more watches. I change them gradually. \Sleep tight!
     
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    Two States, as I understand it, Hawaii and Arizona, do not observe Daylight Saving Time. Here in AZ, we live 2 miles from the time line between Mountain and Pacific Time Zones. The line runs smack dab down the center of the Colorado River, which defines the borders of Nevada and Arizona (as well as AZ-CA). So, in summer the resorts on the Nevada side have the same time as we do at home. In winter, Nevada turns it's clocks back, and we have to adjust our thinking by an hour when crossing that river to go to restaurants, shows, appointments, whatever.

    It's not a big thing. Funny, though, when our old friend came to see us at 7AM on his way to a later business meeting, we went across to the AVI Hotel for breakfast, and Bob asked indignantly why we weren't heading for the breakfast Buffet, as usual. It didn't open till 7AM; it was still 6AM in Nevada!
     
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    One of our members who lives in Australia relates a similar story..one side of the street in a town where they visit is in one time zone and the other side is in another.

    the problem is made worse with parking meters on both sides of the street so you have to be careful which side you park at what time of the day ..or be ready to run over and move your car from one side of the street to another if your time is about to expire ...lol....what a carry one...it's ridiculous
     
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    The main reason the UK keeps the B.S.T. system is to do with Scotland, where it stays dark in the morning for longer.
    If not for the clock-change many schoolchildren in rural areas would be forced to walk to school in the dark and rural roads in Scotland can be dangerous at the best of times.
     
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    That makes sense.
     
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    When we lived in Indiana, only part of the state changed its clocks. My son was going to Perdue university and they didn't change, while we did and it was only about an hr drive from the house so sometimes he would leave to go back after a weekend and arrive around the time he left....so weird. :)
     
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  10. Holly Saunders

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    It's true about Scotland and the reason they keep the time change...as I said in my previous post..but it's nonsense about the dangerous roads ...being Scottish born and raised I can tell you that in the winter up in the North..(and even in the summer on the very short days)... they have school buses, no child needs to walk...
     
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    I do not like daylight savings time switch a roo... wish it was outlawed. The time change messes with me internal clock big time
    and takes too long to get back in the click of things once time moves back and hour. My motto is- if it ain't broke, leave it alone:p
     
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    For some reason, the clock-radio we have in the bedroom changes itself; but it seems to do it on “English time” and not according to our schedule here in the United States. Last weekend, it lost an hour’s time, so for the next week, it will be an hour off until we change back to standard time this weekend.
    At first, we used to think that maybe the electricity had somehow been out long enough to reset that clock, but after it kept happening, and always close to the time change, but never on the correct weekend, we finally decided that it must have some kind of programming, but it was doing it on the wrong date each time.
    So, @Holly Saunders , you will be happy to know that for the next week, we are celebrating your time change here at our house ! !
     
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    @Chrissy Cross
    Indiana went by County, those that liked it, did it, others no. Their Legislature finally made it state-wide some time ago. The western part of the state is in the Central Time Zone, but most of it is Eastern.
    Frank
     
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    @Billie Lane
    More dangerous than those of the rest of UK? I am wondering if that's so, why?
    Frank
     
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