Spring Forward – Don’t Forget…

Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead 1 hour.

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106 Responses to Spring Forward – Don’t Forget…

  1. sunnydaze says:

    Yikes. Thanks for the reminder.

    Heard the FL. Senate voted for the state to NOT fall back this year, or ever again.

    Hope it’s TRUE and that it happens. Hate the “dark early” thing.

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  2. blind no longer says:

    I hate daylight savings time. There should be a law against it.

    Liked by 14 people

    • Blue Ridge Mts Va. says:

      It’s the fall back stuff I hate.

      Liked by 6 people

      • ibobland08 says:

        How do you hate fall back? No one is making you wake up later.

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      • adagio54 says:

        I don’t like the fall back either; however, I do recognize the importance of children going to school in the light.

        My sister sometimes calls me when she is driving home after 12 or 14 hour shifts at the hospital. Today she said how grateful she was for the light. So much of the year she never sees the light of day because she drives to and from work in the dark. It gives us a little extra evening light that most people I know appreciate; I know I do.

        A tip for the next time change: Don’t wait until just before bed to change the clocks. Do it much earlier in the afternoon. I have done this for years and do not struggle with the time change at all this way.

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    • Bakokitty says:

      Me too! The hubris of mankind to think they can screw around with God’s clock.
      He is the time keeper. No matter what we say the time is, the sun comes up and goes down on God’s time. Silly people!

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      • Minnie says:

        ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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      • A2 says:

        The Lord must love me (us), because we don’t have that clock thing.Besides most us are on peasant time. Follow the sun and stars and so far all’s good. 😀

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        • Bakokitty says:

          Oh how lucky for you. For many years our little family would go to Lake Meade Nevada to spend 2-3 weeks just living and camping with our boat. We water skied, are,slept , got up,on God’s time and went to sleep with the stars. We had no clock except an old wind up watch and we only checked it once a day, to see who was closest to the correct time by looking at the suns position. We each had one guess.Our two kids weren’t always happy without tv, but they had books, and we listened to the Eagles endlessly 😆 our boy was happy to roam explore the the hills above, our daughter would whine ask8ng when can we go home. She was older, we all skied, got brown or burnt as berries. We did go to the marina and get ice cream daily. We spent amp hour just enjoying the husband and wife teams arguing as the launched the boats, often yelling at each other. We laughed. It was most entertaining. You see we made a pack to never yell or argue in public. All in good fun. But the best was just no clocks, we got in tune with earth, and the stars. No radio, no tv. It was heaven, as we both worked with the public. I miss those days, we are too old for that now. Oh, I tell myself, I could still get up,on my ski, yeah who am I kidding. But fond memories. And God’s time.

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          • Minnie says:

            Your story was beautiful, I could envision all you described.

            Thank you for sharingt.

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          • A2 says:

            You nailed it Bakokitty in beautiful prose.

            I know can predict the time by the quality of the light, within 10 minutes. I stopped wearing my watch (Rolex). It sits on the shelf with my 3 thousand books. 😀

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            • Bakokitty says:

              Wow 3009 huh, you have a lot of favorites. I was a big reader as a kid, used to read 10 books a week, most weeks. Around age nine an on through high school. But then working, family and life got in the way. I spent a couple hours each week picking out my books at the library. You could only take ten, If I wasn’t outside Inwas reading, even in class. 😁 of course Inread during math, because I didn’t like math. I still am terrible with math. Though I liked science and history, and haman nature too.
              I have a few favorite books I re-read every few years.
              We tried to let out kids learn to appreciate nature. Our boy had asthma so we could go to the woods, but swimming was good for him, and he excelled at water skiing. He was one one ski after just a few days with two. He never went down, we had to cut the boat engine and make him stop. 😂
              Our girl was older and was easily bored, so when she was old enough she didn’t come. Even though she liked to ski. Now she says her idea of camping is going barefoot at the Hilton. That’s ok, we were rich, but we worked hard to give our kids experiences we never had as kids. I loved to swim and ski, I was always at the public pool as a kid. Well good night. 😊

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          • JP says:

            Nice story.

            We farm, and live by sun time mostly too.

            And I don’t even think about going slalom any more, two ski old guy now.

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            • Bakokitty says:

              I sure miss it, Lake Mead is out side Las. Eva’s, hotter than hell in the summer. But the water is 80 degrees the first 20 feet or so, then it gets very cold, fast. We skied on the north arm of the lake where out in the middle is was 300 ft deep. . Sadly the past twenty years of droughts and population increases in Vegas and Calif. The water level has dropped about 100 ft. We lived in swim suits, cooked on the sand, like Desert dwellers. But when we had to go back, it was the rat race again. I don’t want to two ski ever again, you do remember how it hurts when you get lazy and one ski hits you in the ankle, don’t you? Lol 😿 good night JP

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          • Bakokitty says:

            Oh dear do pardon my poor spelling , honest my iPad now seems to have the numbers right over the letters in the same box, and I often hit the grayed out numbers instead of the letters as I peck at them. Sighs.. note to self …proofread !

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          • I live next to Lake Meade. There’s a 35 mi paved bike path that runs by it (River Mountains Loop Trail). The area itself is state park (Lake Meade National Recreation Area). It’s gorgeous.

            And skiing is like riding a bike. I’ll bet you still can get up on that ski.

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            • Bakokitty says:

              True, good analogy.
              Oh it was pure joy skimming along, it felt like flying. Except when you got cocky and crashed into the water at 36mph…teeheehee
              Ps I can and do still ride my bike.

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      • Jedi9 says:

        I live in HK, and have been Asia for the past 10 years, and never missed DST. They don’t observe it here, so if it is good for them than why can’t it be good for us in the good old USA?

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    • Carrie2 says:

      blind no longer, I should look up who voted this stupidity in. I remember when it started it was for us kids not to leave in the dark now return in the dark, but guess what we did leave in the dark and came back in the dark. Some states are intelligent and have never entered into this farce. I, too, believe it should be stopped and get back to what God gave us.

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  3. wheatietoo says:

    I hate daylight savings time, too.
    Arrgh.
    Wish they would just leave it alone…it doesn’t “save” a darned thing.

    Friggin govt control freaks!

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    • Texian says:

      Correct.. it is just another control tool to throw off the peasants natural biorhythms. It doesn’t “save” a damn thing and is antithetical at its core. I adhere to God and Nature’s clock.. not man’s.

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    • Sentient says:

      I like it. If we stayed on standard time throughout the summer it’d get light around 4:30 AM at the end of June. What good would that do?

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      • wheatietoo says:

        Try getting your kids to sleep when it is still broad daylight outside.
        What good is that?

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        • talkietina says:

          Let them play until dark, mean old mom. 😉

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        • yy4u says:

          We lived in Alaska far enough north (Fairbanks) that on June 21, the sun did not set. We solved the day is night problem by covering the windows with aluminium foil along with dark, pull down shades and drapes that could be drawn. That worked for sleeping in the daylight that was supposed to be night time. BUT getting them to go to bed when it was full light outside was a problem. They didn’t want to stop playing and come into the house.
          A challenge. That said, I hate to spring forward…don’t mind falling back…an extra hour of sleep. That said, I wish they’d decide on one time and stick to it no matter what it is.

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      • CirclinTheDrain says:

        Some of us awake with the sun, no matter the time. There’s lots to do at 4:30 am. Reading, writing, contemplation, cleaning the house, riding your horse before work in the daylight!, working out, grocery shopping, … I can go on and on.

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        • Serena says:

          I always hated it when I worked. Leaving my house in pitch black darkness to drive 35 miles was not my idea of an easy commute. And then school didn’t get out for summer vacation until the end of May and it was rough trying to get two boys to bed in the bright sun light. UGH! Just leave the dang time alone. When are they going to pass a law to change this outdated and not needed time manipulation?

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        • Bakokitty says:

          Ugh! I am a night owl, been this way all my life. I am still up. I do my best thinking,reading and enjoy stargazing in the wee hours.
          I my daughter is like you, at age three she would bolt into our room at 5am cheerfully yelling “mommy, mommy it’s morning in the backyard”. She is still like that. Up at dawn.
          Good night finally 😸it is 4:36 am.

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        • jonvil says:

          The BEST part of the day, normally up 4:30-5:00 AM, enjoying the solitude along with my 16oz insulated mug of coffee. 🙂

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    • ladypenquin says:

      Daylight is totally unhealthy; messes with the body’s circadian rhythms.

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      • GrandpaM says:

        Agree completely, my be one of our treepers should mention it to VSG PDJT. Time to stop trying to improve on God’s design.

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  4. KE Thompson says:

    I LOVE daylight savings and find winter hours depressing, I spend all winter waiting for the Sunday in March when we get our hours changed for more daylight during the evening. I have animals and love to spend the daylight evening hours outside with them after work.

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  5. Scout says:

    No thanks, QLD Australia indulges in no such distortions of reality at any time of the year.
    As an expat, it’s a great philosophy.
    If you want to change the clocks do it on your own time.

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  6. Janeka says:

    I Have hated daylight saving tomfoolery since I was very young.. I hated walking to school in the dark, I felt like I had a target on my back and people were always trying to run me down.. Then having to go to bed while the sun was up. I never got enough sleep, I would lay there for hours listening to the folks watching late night TV.. It has never gotten easier and remains troublesome to my internal clock..

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    • wheatietoo says:

      I know exactly what you mean.
      The politicians in DC weren’t thinking about ‘the children’ when they decided to do this to us.

      Whenever I hear them say they’re doing something “for the children”, I choke.
      They were probably only thinking about getting to play golf for a few more hours.

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    • Serena says:

      Hear! Hear! I totally share your sentiments Janeka!!!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Sentient says:

    It confuses the cows.

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  8. Streak 264 says:

    Time to end it!

    Liked by 8 people

  9. Scout says:

    Mucho apologises, silly me…Though i got cenosred over time comment.
    more3 Fosters needed.

    🙂

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  10. Minnie says:

    Here I post on the East Coast at 1:50 am. In 10 minutes it will be 3:00 am.

    Time travel even without a flux capacitor.

    Changing our clocks twice a year does nothing except confuse our internal clocks.

    I remember well the effect it had on my children, as infants 😐

    Only bonus is extra sunlight at the end of the day. Makes for a happier end of the work day, as opposed to walking to my car in darkness at 4:30 pm in the winter.

    🌞

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    • amwick says:

      It gets even more confusing when the clocks set themselves… but you forget which ones do that, and which one need help… I am pretty sure the microwave clock and the coffee pot clock are not too smart, but that clock radio in the bedroom is tricky…. It took me a long time to even understand how to set it.. and it has a DST switch that confounds me.

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  11. filia.aurea says:

    I forgot. It’s now 3.05 am EST, may as well get an early start on the day.

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  12. Mark McQueen says:

    I like daylight savings time. Wish we’d keep it that way.

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  13. JP says:

    Just plain stupid.

    If it is so good why not two or three hours?

    Why not go 12 hours then it will be light all night long. We could call it Day Light Always time!!

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  14. Dave says:

    Worked nuclear powerhouses over the years, and during time changes, it was always funny when the same guy would set his clock the wrong way and then report for his shift two hours early or late. We’d tell him every year the correct way, and he’d still do the opposite! Probably the only thing we looked forward to each time change because we knew it was a “lock”!

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  15. CC says:

    Has anyone seen this?

    When told the reason for Daylight Saving time, the old Indian said: “Only a white man would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket and sew it to the bottom of a blanket and have a longer blanket. (Author Unknown)

    The copies of this, that I have previously read, substituted “government” for “white man”…..

    There have been studies done that indicate this might not be a good practice…more car accidents and illness…more heart attacks….have been attributed to this.

    This old squirrel still woke up at 0330 (0430 in todays new time)….cannot change my internal clock.

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  16. Chris says:

    here ‘ya go someone posted it the other day.. click

    https://i2.wp.com/www.stormfax.com/DST_IndianBlog.jpg?zoom=2

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  17. npsrangerman says:

    DST Burns my garden up every year!!!

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  18. SawDat says:

    So glad to live in AZ.

    But of course we have to suffer McCain and Flake. Wish I could fix thier clocks.

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  19. L. E. Joiner says:

    Here’s what Grandpa Jones has to say about Daylight Savings Time:

    I play Grandpa at noon every time we change the clocks, on ‘Hillbilly at Harvard’, Honky-Tonk Country and Bluegrass; Saturdays 9am-1pm Eastern, WHRB-FM, 95.3FM, Cambridge, MA; streaming at WHRB.org; check out the HAH blog: HillbillyatHarvard.WordPress.com

    /Cousin Lynn

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  20. Whisperin Pints says:

    Don’t forget the clock on your COFFEE MAKER…. I said in blurry-eyed hindsight.

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    • Ken says:

      Too late. I didn’t do it and this morning my wife was upset. It’s my job to make the coffee and it was still set and hour behind. Needless to say it was corrected ASAP…LOL.

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  21. Lumina says:

    Ugh, I guess I slept in…and I thought I was up with the birds this morning waking to a robin chirping and sunshine in the Pacific Northwest….start my day with CTH & see I’ve lost an hour…..completely spaced springing forward….feeling a bit sprung this morn along with the time change & pollens, but it’s a rare sunny morn…..

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  22. Dehbashi says:

    Isn’t the reason why they did this was for farmers? To help them get work done early in the morning?

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  23. Donzo says:

    If PDT would spearhead an initiative to eliminate DST, he will demonstrate, among others unique talents, his ability to change time itself.

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  24. jparz says:

    Another reason I love Arizona! 🌵 🐎🏞️
    Great weather, beautiful scenery, and no crazy time changes. 🕐🕒

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  25. Keebler ac says:

    Studies that the yearly loss of an hour causes increase in heart attacks by 10% and other undesirable side effects such as workman’s comp injuries. It also costs overall a reduction in the US economy as shoppers go home.

    Needless to say, I despise dimwit bureaucrats.

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  26. Turranos says:

    Most likely, the only President that will ever consider getting rid of this abomination is PDJT. The Deporables must speak out on this.

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  27. Kerry Gimbel says:

    Thanks Sundance. I was late for my part time job. Would have been later if I had not picked up my iPad and gone to Treehouse

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  28. Bendix says:

    It’s time we stopped letting Congress decide what time it is.
    You can’t “save” daylight. Daylight Saving Time was a dumb move by dumb people.
    It is almost unbelievable, when I speak against this institutionalized foolishness, the number of people who will tell me that they like the longer days.
    Um, days are still the same length, changing a clock does not change the number of hours of daylight.
    Leave the days the way God intended.
    There’s a cost to this exercise. Ask anyone who suffers from chronic insomnia.
    The last time I heard the data on the higher risk for heart attacks, right after setting clocks ahead, I also heard from a woman who suddenly lost her father to a massive heart attack, just days after the clocks were set forward.
    It’s also been debunked that when Congress decides to extend DST, to “save energy”, there is no such benefit.
    DST is government time. Time to get rid of it.

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