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Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Clocks & Stanford Fleming

Over one hundred years ago Sir Stanford Fleming proposed a system of imaginary lines that would divide the world into standardized time zones. It was adopted by most of the countries of the world and with some minor tinkering is essentially the system that we use today. The minor tinkering is what we were faced with last night when most of the nation, with some exceptions (Arizona being one), moved their clocks ahead exactly one hour. As fulltime RV travelers the different time zones across the nation often cause us some confusion as to what time it is where "so and so" lives. For instance it is now three hours ahead of us where Teddy's mom lives whereas yesterday it was just two hours.So in order to make life easier I purchased three inexpensive wall clocks from the local Ace Hardware and set them to the three areas that we are the most interested in. Now all it takes is a quick glance at the wall to decide if it's time to call Mom.

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