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Daylight Savings Reminder

by Melissa Thompson

With rushing winds and gloomy skies

The dark and stubborn Winter dies;
Far off, unseen, Spring faintly cries,
Bidding her earliest child rise;

~Bayard Taylor


Get ready to spring forward this weekend!  Daylight Saving Time is upon us again and this Sunday, March 12 at 2 AM it will be time to move our clocks ahead one hour.  While losing an hour of sleep is never fun, it does come with a perk…the end to dark winter nights as evenings see more light.  This springtime clock change continues the long tradition started by Benjamin Franklin to conserve energy.

Have you ever wondered why we change the clocks at 2 AM?  Most people aren’t awake at that time, but there are good reasons why we do it then. One reason is that it is late enough that most people will be at home, with few bars and restaurants being affected.  Also, it prevents the date from switching to yesterday; imagine the confusion if we changed the clocks at midnight back to 11 p.m.!  Finally, it’s early enough to decrease the impact on early shift workers and early churchgoers.

With today’s technology, many of our clocks change themselves (our phones, cable boxes etc.), but nonetheless, don’t forget to SPRING FORWARD this weekend!

Don't Forget to "Spring Forward" this Weekend!

by Melissa Thompson












Springing forward and falling back may seem simple enough, but daylight saving's history has actually been quite complex - and misconceptions about it persist today. As you prepare to reset your watches, alarms and microwaves, explore facts about daylight saving time that might surprise you. Read more from

The Difference an Hour Makes

by Melissa Hayes Thompson

The Difference an Hour Makes [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Just a Reminder - Don't forget to set your clocks forward Saturday, March 10. Daylight Savings Time Begins Sunday, March 11.
Also, Your Key to Memphis is holding an Open House at 2074 Hickory Crest Drive this Sunday, March 11 from 2:00 - 4:00.

2074 Hickory Crest Drive
Memphis, TN 38119

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Melissa Thompson
Crye-Leike Realtors
6525 N Quail Hollow Road
Memphis TN 38120
(901) 729-9526
(901) 756-8900
Fax: (901) 435-0620