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We do that here where I live.
I hope it isn't today!
Last time it did, when I got to church
All the cars had driven away.
Fall back an hour in fall;
Set the clocks back an hour.
Usually do it the night before.
If I'd turned on the news.
I'd know! Are we reverting?
it is so disconcerting!
Or saving on daylight?
That's just not right!
Seems I remember first of November...
Why do we do it at all?
--Mack Hoover, sometime in October...I think--
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Thanks for that, Mack. I also would rather not have the time changes - messes with the body, among other things.

I figured some time in early November, but wasn't sure when. Just in case your poem was also a question, did a search. Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 A.M.

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=D> Great poem, Sir Mack!

I dislike the time change; my best friend hates it with a passion. It really messes up her sleep schedule for weeks.

Saw a meme once that showed a Native American chief dissing the time change by saying:
You cannot make a longer blanket by cutting a foot from the top and sewing it to the bottom.

So very true!

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Love the poem :thumbsup: I also, I must confess, love the time change. The extra darkness at this time of year just heralds all those winter-y holiday feelings for me. I like that saying though, Judy!

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Joelle, the saying has stuck in my head for years. I really like the simple common sense/truth of it. :)

The 'falling back' in the fall is an easy adjustment for me -- it is going back to the right time. The 'springing forward' is stealing an hour and that upsets my inner time clock.

My paternal grandfather would not change his clocks, ever. He never missed an appointment. He just didn't see any good reason for the government to interfere with time. He was a photographer, a teacher, and a farmer who lived by the seasons and the sun.

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Judy K wrote:=D> Great poem, Sir Mack!


You cannot make a longer blanket by cutting a foot from the top and sewing it to the bottom.

So very true!
Hmmmmm.......... :-k Way down south in Texas that extra hour of sunshine :sunny2: can burn the crops if we don't have enough rain.



:wave:
Hmmmmm....... Just had a thought.

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Come rain or shine the time will change
By government decree.
It don't matter what we think;
Think they'd listen to you and me?

Went to the VA Monday to get an xray.
Behold we're closed, it's a holiday
Come back and see us another day.

Later in the day I walked to the mailbox.
You'd think I'd learn!!
In fourteen hundred and ninety two
Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue, etc.
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Another cool poem, Mack ... which also brings up another nit to pick with our government -- changing the official dates of holidays to Mondays to extend their weekends. Columbus Day was October 12th throughout most of my life; Memorial Day was always May 30th. Pretty soon they will probably change July 4th to a Monday to fit their "needs" for longer weekends. :roll:

Hi! My name is Judy and I am a curmudgeon. 8)



Edited ... had to add another grouch. Why would a VA hospital (HOSPITAL!) not have someone available to do x-rays 24/7/365? That is soooooo wrong. [Hope everything is okay, Mack!]

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“My name is _______and I’m a curmudgeon”.
I have a government inspired grudge on.
Why do it’s agents demean their electors?
Don’t they remember we’re the connectors
To our money they generously spend
On projects without any positive end.
They are so smart and we are so small
We don’t know anything at all.
Election Day is coming soon!
So is “trick or treat”
—Mack Hoover October 19 2019–


Judy, my other poem only told part of the story.
The tech that told me it was a holiday is the same one that did my MRI on a Saturday morning at 8 AM.
He said he was here for an emergency that was coming in.
The VA has been good to me!
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD

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Gee, Mack, you wrote this poem all about me! :mrgreen: :wave:

We are lucky to have a very good VA hospital in our area, too. MRI? X-rays? Prayers up for you, Mack, for whatever is causing such visits. Both my brothers have been recent visitors at the VA. If they can't fix the problem, you are referred to the best available.

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