PINE BELT (WDAM) - Each year in the early morning hours on a Sunday in March, 60 minutes vanish from our clocks and the time reappears each year in November as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end.
The idea was first suggested in an essay by Benjamin Franklin in 1784; however, it did not become a standard practice in the United States until 1966.
In our country and Canada, the clocks go backward by one hour on Sunday, November 5th. This means that there will be more hours of sun at the start of the day, and an earlier sunrise and sunset. This marks the official end of summer activities and once again, afternoon darkness may force us to modify our outdoor activities.
While our cell phones and computers are automatically updated, remember to set manual clocks to the correct time.
Consider This: Enjoy your extra hour of sleep Sunday morning, remember to re-set clocks, and welcome the shorter winter days.