Fall Down and Spring Up – USA!
Every Fall and Spring,
Time to reset our clocks –
One hour down or one hour up.
Arizona and Hawaii think it’s a crock.
It’s at 2:00 am in the morning,
If you want to stay up,
But you can set the night before
So as not to disrupt.
If you have an electronic device,
It should change on it’s own,
Unless it doesn’t detect
The current time and zone.
A tiny memory trick
That will help you see what to do –
“Fall Down” and “Spring Up.”
This is certainly handy for you.
A little more light in the evening,
Or is it the other way around?
Harder to get up without the sun,
But with daybreak out of bed I’ll bound.
Is it 6:00 pm or really 7:00,
Or maybe 5:00,
But we can devise.
So just get used to it.
You absolutely must
Because going to Daylight Saving
Or Standard Time is simply a re-adjust.
— Charles B. Mayes
Fall Down and Spring Up – USA! © 2016 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.
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Even after all those announcements on the media and at church, reminding each other and reminding each other again to reset our clocks is an American tradition. Then we go around and set either forward or back making sure that we are not late or early (that’s OK) to work or church the next day!
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