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Really Now. Can You Actually Save Time?

 

This beautiful clock is located at the entrance to the rec room at DJ’s RV in Lake Havasu.

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No one here in Lake Havasu paid any attention to Daylight Savings Time arriving three weeks earlier than it usually does. Arizona is one of the two states that does not observe Daylight Savings Time. (Hawaii is the other.) It poses a few problems around here. For one thing, the town of Parker, 50 miles away from here, is divided right down the middle by the Colorado River. One side is Parker, AZ; the other side is Parker, CA. A couple of Sundays ago, a visiting couple from Parker, CA. was an hour late for our Sunday morning service, having forgottenĀ  the one hour difference.

I wasn’t accustomed to not being involved with “springing forward”, so yesterday morning, I was a bit nervous, not wanting to be late for our Sunday morning service. I checked with Jerry. “You’re right. There is no need for us to adjust our clocks.”

This morning I came across a nifty article by Sebastian Blanco that I think you will enjoy. After you read it, let me know what you think about Daylight Savings Time. Do you like it, dislike it, or does it at all matter to you?

“Time is a strange thing. I’m not talking about the concept of time the way Einstein would think about it, but the time on the clocks. What the clocks around the world tell us is only something that we have all agreed upon. There is no natural 1:37 pm, it’s a human construct. And, as such, we can magically make it be 12:37 pm if we want to. But we have to agree on it. And this agreed-upon change happens twice a year in parts of America. In much of America today, people are once again trying to remember how to set their wristwatches and stove clocks ahead one hour. Why? Because last night we started daylight saving time for 2007. But how did this time change start? Do we all benefit equally from the change? And what does this have to do with green cars? And why did we “spring forward” three weeks earlier this year and will “fall back” a week later in the year?” Read the rest of the article here.

(I have no idea why this article has taken on such a format. Must be to align with the picture. I’ve tried to correct the situation, but haven’t figured out how to do it. Recall that I am quite ungeeky! Sorry about that.)

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My daily devotional is here.

 

 

 

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 84 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

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