The annual time change called daylight saving time sets clocks one hour ahead of standard time.
The practice was started by Benjamin Franklin but became popular during World War I.
The idea was to give more daylight to farmers without making them get up earlier.
Another holdover from our rural past is the traditional school year, designed to make kids available for summer growing-season chores.
And finally, there are November elections, timed to let farmers travel into town to vote after finishing their harvest but before snow makes roads impassable.