It’s Groundhog Day, and Phil Predicts an Early Spring. Ya Think?

Groundhog Day is synonymous with Bill Murray, but how does Donald Trump fit in?

Even though I wrote the article, I’m only allowed to put the first few sentences on my blog, but I thought it was worth sharing:

 When it’s the first of February but the eaves are dripping, you know things are a little weird.

So it came as no surprise when famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his tree-trunk cage at Gobbler’s Knob, Pennsylvania, blinked sleepily, and then tried to bugger off. His handlers looked carefully and then announced, “There is no shadow to be cast! An early spring is my forecast!”

Over 30,000 Groundhog fans attended the ceremony in the small central Pennsylvania town. The ceremony was made famous by the 1994 cult classic Bill Murray film, Groundhog Day. But in observing this weird tradition, one inevitably wonders how did it all start?

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About Nancy J. Bailey

Artist, author, bad karaoke singer. Woodsy ragamuffin. Mom of a horse named Clifford who plays fetch and paints with watercolors. He visits libraries and schools with me, to promote literacy and making the world a better place. Yes, he is house trained, no, he doesn't live in my house! I have written three books about Clifford. But my newest book, THE NORTH SIDE OF DOWN, is co-written by my awesome sister Amanda, who has Down syndrome. Her unexpected one-liner wisecracks can always make me laugh. If you make me laugh, you've made my day!
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