Wednesday, February 2, 2011

We {Heart} Ground Hog's Day!

We celebrate our 37th Anniversary today. When arranging our wedding ceremony years ago, I had heard jokingly of many people forgetting their anniversary dates. So I thought about an appropriate date and with Ground Hog's Day being a holiday and that radio and TV stations would be announcing if Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow or not, that it might be the perfect date for our wedding(just in case DH needed a little memory nudge). It has worked beautifully despite or because of my scheming and we celebrated our day a day sooner with a nice dinner out and a bit of shopping. No grand gifts in either direction which is fine in my book but a beautiful dinner out with a couple glasses of beverages. It was even more special because of the Dr's news so it was perfect. As for snow storm today, we are not slammed, but there is enough snow that I'm glad we celebrated last night.

Phil Says Expect an Early Spring!

Phil's official forecast as read February 2nd, 2011, at sunrise at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, PA:

Here Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye

Groundhog Day, February 2, 2011
Punxsutawney Phil was raised from his burrow
By the call of President Bill Deeley.
He greeted his handlers, Ben Hughes and John Griffiths.

After casting an inquisitive eye towards thousands of his faithful followers,
He proclaimed that the Steelers are going to the Super Bowl!

Back to the business at hand...
He surveyed his surroundings carefully and found that there was no shadow around,
So, an early spring it will be.

The good news just keeps coming on in!


For those outside of the United States, here's a link explaining the folk lore of the German tradition of PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL.

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