To the editor:

A few weeks ago there was a letter in the paper about changing the time. I would like to ask a question: Why do we have to change the time?

I believe that some people’s health is affected by it. Heart problems and maybe cancer also. If the farmers need to farm, they go to the fields no matter if it is dark or light.

If the children have to go to school, they go in dark or light. By this time the people go to work in dark and come home in dark.

The shut-in needs the light because darkness is so depressing. We have a lot of shut-in days when the ice and snow comes. If we lived back in the 40’s and 50’s without changing times, why do we have to do it now?

I know there is a lot more things happening now than back in my days and there is a lot more people. That is something we can’t change and we have to make the best of it.

When I get up in the mornings, I look out. If the weather is good, I try to go someplace. If the weather is rainy, snowy or icy out, I stay at home. I am not a shut-in yet and hope I never am. I am getting close to being a shut-in.

Thank you for listening to me.

So why change times?

Marjorie Brackney

Port Jefferson