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Updated: 03/06/2014 08:00:05AM

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Daylight saving time begins Sunday, bringing with it that extra slice of sunshine in the evening hours. Those days of added sunlight end Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, when we change back again.

In the past most people kept forgetting if the clocks were supposed to go backward or forward, so the nifty sayings “spring ahead” and “fall back” were coined. It seems to me that if most of us can’t remember which direction to turn the clocks without a slogan, maybe we would be better served to forget the whole thing and have a holiday instead.

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