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 Parœmiologia 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.