So its here! The eve of one of the most important holidays of the year. Well, maybe not one of the biggest, but certainly one of the most fun. Yes, I know, it is not a close the bank, stop the postal deliveries, don't have to go to work or gift-giving with good food and libation sort of holiday, but it is, well, its Ground Hog's Day. Come on now. It's the day when the whole world waits breathlessly...well maybe not breathlessly..but with keen anticipation....well, maybe not keen, maybe not even anticipation...but I think I lot of people wonder and tune in to see if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow. There's a whole festival devoted to it, for heaven's sake! For more info click here: Groundhog
Seriously, every year I wonder if it is whether the groundhog sees his shadow that means there will be six more weeks of winter or it is that he doesn't see his shadow? And hey, isn't it just about six weeks until the first official day of spring (on or about March 21)? And, oh heck, who really cares? It's all in good fun. "The celebration of Groundhog Day began with Pennsylvania's earliest settlers. They brought with them the legend of Candlemas Day, which states, "For as the sun shines on Candlemas Day, so far will the snow swirl in May...
Punxsutawney held its first Groundhog Day in the 1800s. The first official trek to Gobbler's Knob was made on February 2, 1887."
And there you have it, so get up early tomorrow and celebrate!!