Getting one hour's extra sleep (which we'll lose again in April) is no fair trade for enduring the next five months driving home in the dark.
For one glorious year (73-74) the country stayed on DST for an entire 12 months, courtesy of Gerry Ford. Thanks to the Energy Crisis, us office drones got to see a little daylight on our own time through the winter.
It looked like we had a good shot at keeping it that way, but too many mamas complained to their congressmen that their lil darlings had to wait for the morning bus in the winter dark. So it ended up as Mamas 1, Us 0... : (
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