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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Saving time

Posted Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at 9:40 AM

We had to "spring forward" one hour for Daylight Saving Time last weekend. I guess some people will like it and some will not. It depends on if you like your extra hour of daylight in the morning or the evening.

When I was younger I am sure I liked the sun to stay up as late as possible because I had things to do and places to go. Now I just want it to get late enough for me to go to bed.

Twenty years ago I would not have believed I would ever go to bed at 9 p.m. and sleep until 7 a.m. I am getting good at it.

There was a time when I would have to make myself go to bed at midnight or later. I loved to sit up late and watch old movies. There are still times when I get tuned in and forget the time.

Daylight Saving Time starts the second Sunday in March each year and ends the first Sunday in November. This year it will end Nov. 6. I think the exact time the change takes place is 2 a.m.

I wonder how many people were late for church Sunday because they forgot to reset their clocks.

It is hard for me to imagine living in an area where it stays light for part of the year and then dark for the rest of it. I could probably get blinders and do okay with the light months, but I would have trouble with the continuous dark.

Next week is spring break for most area schools and hopefully the daylight saving time will be helpful in giving them a little extra sunshine.

I can't end my column without saying a word about the tragedy unfolding in Japan with the earthquake, tsunami, and now the nuclear meltdown. My heart goes out to all of them and the families around the world who are waiting to hear of the fate of their loved ones. I guess the computer age is helping with some of the contacts, but there are many still waiting for news.

Let's keep them in our prayers.



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Revis Blaylock has been on staff with the Manila Town Crier for over 35 years. She has enjoyed making friends in all the areas that the Town Crier covers. This blog contains her general ramblings about events throughout Buffalo Island. She welcomes your comments and ideas for future stories.
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