*orangecakes: I believe they messed with the time thing in 1973/4. When I went to school,it was dark as the first class began. Totally strange! *
I remember this too. It was an attempt to get more evening daylight to save energy. (Remember the energy crisis?) It also meant kids went to school in the dark. I remember the sun didn’t rise until halfway through first period.
They (whoever decreed this) didn’t realize that for every hour they got in the evening, they’d lose one in the morning. Sure, during the summer this doesn’t matter; who gets up at 4:30 am anyways? But when standard sunrise isn’t until 7:30 in December?
Maybe this is why Ford didn’t win in 1976.