Did you know October is National Clock month?
On my fifteenth birthday my boyfriend gave me a cuckoo clock. He said he'd always wanted one.
I loved it and hung it in my bedroom. When we married and my boyfriend became Husband, he hung it in our living room in our tiny home in Riverbank, California.
After several moves one of the weights became lost. So on a trip to Switzerland, Husband replaced it with this one. It hangs on the dining room wall just outside our bedroom, and disturbs our sleep. So . . . we rarely wind it.
Husband made this grandfather clock in 1961 in the little wood shop he had in our garage. He used a pattern, bought the wood from the local lumbar yard, and we traveled to Southern California for the works. He gave it to his parents as a gift. (They did pay for the parts and the beautiful walnut wood.)
I can't remember which of my siblings got the clocks after Dad passed.
Husband and I inherited this one that husband made. Husband winds it once each week.
When you visit our home you get the impression that we enjoy clocks. A neighbor made us this battery powered one.
The Ten Commandments clock was another gift. A battery powered electric device.
Husband's enjoys winding this regulator clock every week. The clock was a gift from his parents.
Some of our clocks reveal our interests. Husband is a pilot.
And I am a writer.
Everyone needs a kitchen clock!
Husband says, with so many clocks how do we really know what time it is?
We each have an alarm clock on our side of the bed. Mine has a green light so it does not show up well in the picture.
And then we have Daylight Savings time. Husband says we loose the extra hour changing all our clocks. We have a clock on our land-line phone, on three cordless phones, on a heater in our bathroom, and the list goes on.
Don't forget to change your clock November 6, 2011. When you change the time it's a good time to remember to change the batteries.
Q4U How does Daylight Savings Time effect your life?