Comment: "Savings" was a sales pitch. It wasted time changing clocks.

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"Savings" was a sales pitch. It wasted time changing clocks.

Like an infection, a body must fight it off or live with it. I shutter to contemplate the depths of the art of deception.

Rising early 1/2 time each year may be well & good for some. Ben Franklin quipped about how others should rise early & admonished those that did not. Judging from portraits, I surmise cooks nearby arose before Ben himself.

Simply... Nothing was saved by moving clock arms ahead in the Spring & bank in the Fall. A waste.

    Benjamin Franklin ~ With a malevolence which is without parallel in history, he would work all day, and then sit up nights, and let on to be studying algebra by the light of a smoldering fire, so that all other boys might have to do that also, or else have Benjamin Franklin thrown up to them. Not satisfied with these proceedings, he had a fashion of living wholly on bread and water, and studying astronomy at meal time--a thing which has brought affliction to millions of boys since, whose fathers had read Franklin's pernicious biography. - Mark Twain "The Late Benjamin Franklin"

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul