Thursday, January 7, 2010

Checkers at Five AM...

Yes, I did take these photos at Five AM (that means morning) for those of you in another country, Checkers is a drive through buy a bag of cheap burgers. Very reasonably priced. It looks very different in the daylight hours. My husband and I live by this Ben Franklin quote, that allowed for early shots. I wonder what it looks like at NIGHT.
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. Ben Franklin

Hold On a minute! Ben Franklin was quoting from and OLD saying that started as far back as 1400's.
As the olde englysshe prouerbe sayth in this wyse. Who soo woll ryse erly shall be holy helthy and zely [fortunate]. [1496 Treatise of Fishing with Angle H1] (is this English?)

At gramer scole I lerned a verse,‥erly rysynge maketh a man hole in body, holer in soule, and rycher in goodes. [1523 J. Fitzherbert Husbandry (1530) 52V]

Do you think they had Dyslexia way back then? Or when did spelling change to what we use today? Why did the spelling change? Who changed it? I don't know, do you?


Earley to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
[1639 J. Clarke ParÅ“miologia Anglo-Latina 91] 

Early to bed and early to rise being among Mr. Sponge's maxims, he was enjoying the view‥ shortly after daylight.
[1853 Surtees Sponge's Sporting Tour ix.]


A lot of sleep doesn't make us happier. ‥It's going to bed earlier that counts. There really is much to be said for ‘early to bed early to rise, makes one healthy, wealthy and wise.’[2002 New Scientist 29 June 57]

This is the history of the quote, but can anyone tell me what it really means? how does going to bed early help us? I don't know the answer to WHY but i did find one answer, to read it, click HERE and I hope this post was not to confusing for those of you that English is not your first language.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it means that if you go to bed early, you won't be out shopping at the mall!That would also mean that you weren't spending money (unless you're watching Pay Per View in bed). jlpros

Ginny said...

Forget the sleeping part, your post is making me hungry! Can you go in this place or is it strictly drive-thryu? I see the tables are like checker boards. Do people play checkers on them in warm weather? Getting more hungry by the minute. You can tell it's early morning here. New research shows that people who gets plenty of sleep weigh less, or something like that. Your information is fun, I had no idea about the quote. Where it came from, etc. Your comment on dyslexia cracks me up!!! some people will only read the King James Bible,thinking it's the only good translation, but really not. It was just written when they talked like that, and we don't any more, so our bibles should keep up with the times. I did click on and read your reason for the quote and of course it makes perfect sense. My quote is "Late to bed, late to rise, a worm is sure no kind of prize!!"

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

You are funny! And how cool that you have a husband to do stuff like that with you! Great pics and love the humor.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Since we don't go to bed early (it's 11 p.m. now) ---I guess that is why I'm not WEALTHY or WISE.... ha ha .....

Do you 'go' to Checker's???? Bet those burgers are greasy --like Krystal Burgers are up here...

I don't know why they changed from the old English language--but I'm glad they did.... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Philothea Designs said...

I love the neon effect. And how cool that it can be photographed like that!

SquirrelQueen said...

Love the neon lights, but I've never heard of Checkers. It does look and sound a little like a Krystals or White Castles.

I suspect Ben Franklin was a morning person and thought everyone else should be too. His wife was probably a night owl like me, lol.

Judy