Early Sunday (March 11), clocks go forward one hour as Daylight Savings Time takes effect once again. The topic always starts discussions and is sometimes controversial. A past proposal in Michigan would be to keep the state on Standard Time all year. Florida is considering staying on DST during all months. What do you think?
There’s lots of history on time changes. According to Wikipedia, “Modern DST was first proposed by the New Zealand entomologist George Hudson, whose shift work job gave him leisure time to collect insects and led him to value after-hours daylight.” In 1972, Michigan stayed on Standard Time while most other states switched to DST. That led to some interesting moments for both Michiganders and Ohioans. When Buckeyes came to the lake that summers, they tended to stay on DST. Their neighbors, and sometimes those in the same household, stayed on Michigan’s standard time. If you listened to CKLW that summer, after every song you heard the DJ give both times “3:20 in Detroit and 4:20 in Windsor.