The Annual Ground Hog Day Post

In honor of my Pennsylvania roots and my native Punxsutawney parents, I am obligated to wish everyone a Happy Ground Hog Day. According to the news, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, and that means 6 more weeks of winter. Of course, if he doesn’t see his shadow the other option is “spring is just around the corner.” Well, that’s a fairly undefined expression, so it doesn’t make much difference if Phil doesn’t see his shadow. Six weeks, around the corner:it’s pretty much a wash.

Still, a small town in Pennsylvania gets its annual day of fame and boosts its economy with the events of February 2. So, Happy Groundhog Day one and all.

This photo shows our girls with the statue of Phil in Punxsutawney. The building behind the statue is where Phil is kept all year. There are statues of Phil all over Punxsutawney.

5 thoughts on “The Annual Ground Hog Day Post”

  1. I read the news today and was hoping you would post on Phil, though it seems like the year has flown by since the last time! The photo is a very nice touch.

  2. Jennifer – you made me laugh out loud w/ your “pretty much a wash comment.” I think you are right. Lets hope for some spring time weather soon!

  3. Angie,
    Thanks for the well wishes. I do usually watch the Bill Murray movie (we have it on VHS, and it’s getting pretty worn). But I have a good bit to do today, so I might not get to it until tomorrow.

    Yes. It is hard to believe another year has passed. It’s not everyone who measures time from GH Day to GH Day!

    I’m glad you laughed. Now, I’m with you. Bring on the springtime!

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