Daylight Saving Time is so we can be ‘early to bed and early to rise’

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Fallen leaves litter the ground, blown off the trees by the weekend’s wind storm.

Good morning Longbranch.

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back an hour. Daylight Savings Time that began March 10, 2013, ended last night. So, how did all this start? Here is nationalgeographic.com‘s take on it:

“Ben Franklin—of ‘early to bed and early to rise’ fame—was apparently the first person to suggest the concept of daylight saving time, according to computer scientist David Prerau, author of the book Seize the Daylight: The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time.

“While serving as U.S. ambassador to France in Paris, Franklin wrote of being awakened at 6 a.m. and realizing, to his surprise, that the sun rose far earlier than he usually did. Imagine the resources that might be saved if he and others rose before noon and burned less midnight oil, Franklin, tongue half in cheek, wrote to a newspaper.

“‘Franklin seriously realized it would be beneficial to make better use of daylight, but he didn’t really know how to implement it,’ Prerau said.”

So now you know.

The sun will be peeking through the clouds occasionally today and our high will be in the low 50s. Have a great day all.

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