It’s dark in the morning.
It’s dark in the evening.
Yes, I’m whining. Just a bit.
Daylight savings time doesn’t end for another week. And a couple of days.
November 1st is when I’ll get the benefit of not having to groom Now Voyager in the dark. Or run by the light of the streetlamps. A thing I don’t mind doing at night but somehow seems just plain wrong in the morning.
This man, William Willet, worked tirelessly to enact Daylight Savings Time back in the early 1900’s
Here’s his pamphlet which went through 19 editions. Apparently it was quite popular.
I discovered a fact that made me giggle while doing all this fascinating research.
William Willett is the great-great-grandfather of this famous – and handsome – Brit…
I just love Coldplay. My best stretch of running music on my shuffle is a mix of Coldplay, Snow Patrol and Frou Frou.
But I digress.
Daylight Savings finally was enacted in 1918 in the U.S. as commemorated by this funny little poster.
I guess with more daylight in the evening all the farmers and gardeners could stop being such slackers and get back to work. Ha!
Sadly, William Willetts died in 1915, the year before the bill was finally passed in Britain.
So I leave you with this slightly retouched public service announcement from 2001 as a friendly reminder.
Thank you Wikipedia for being such a fabulous source of useful info!