Why not extend Daylight Saving Time year-round?
We all know that our hours of daylight are determined by the physical laws of our universe. We know that Daylight Saving Time does not give us more hours of daylight; it simply lets us choose WHEN in our 24-hour period we call a "day" we get to enjoy the benefits of daylight.
I prefer my hours of daylight to extend further into the evening, rather than earlier in the morning. Therefore, I am delighted that we now have 8 months of Daylight Saving Time. Perhaps we could have even more? Possibly year-round? This happened in 1973-74, when the government decided that this would save on electricity.
It is not only farmers who benefit from Daylight Saving Time. Many of us enjoy extended daylight in the evenings for playing in and attending our outdoor band concerts, for longer bike rides, for longer hikes, for dining outside and picnicking, for golf, baseball, etc., and in the winter for more hours of cross-country skiing. We must not forget the many who work and commute and are happy to have at least some daylight for the evening commute and activities that follow.
Each day of Daylight Saving Time, I thank whoever thought of it. Cheers for Daylight Saving Time! Anne Carol Ormand Ann Arbor