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Groundhog Sports Black and Gold Beads

Happy Groundhog’s Day. A friend sent an email of a groundhog finding a Lombardi trophy as a shadow.

You can click here for all the serious information from the official website in Punxsutawney PA.

I hear there are some competitors around the country but Phil lives close by ….   “If Candlemas be fair and clear, there’ll be two winters in the year.”       or this poem from Wikipedia “In Scotland the tradition may also derive from an English poem:

As the light grows longer
The cold grows stronger
If Candlemas be fair and bright
Winter will have another flight
If Candlemas be cloud and rain
Winter will be gone and not come again
A farmer should on Candlemas day
Have half his corn and half his hay
On Candlemas day if thorns hang a drop
You can be sure of a good pea crop

not sure about the shadow. Will find out in the morning. Spring or more winter?

One year(1990) my sister and I went to Punxsutawney to see Phil the groundhog. Pre-Groundhog Day movie.

9 responses

  1. Gail radley

    Happy Groundhog’s Day Ruthie

    February 2, 2011 at 6:52 am

  2. laura

    I think I need to go to Punxsutawney at some point in my life. Happy Groundhog’s Day!

    February 2, 2011 at 8:05 am

  3. erica

    How adorable….
    Feb 2 to March 21st = 6weeks!! So whatever the prediction, we have 6weeks of Winter, one way or another!!! :-)

    February 2, 2011 at 8:10 am

  4. Beth Piraino

    I hated that movie.

    February 2, 2011 at 8:12 am

  5. Kay Comini

    No shadow. Spring is on the way!

    February 2, 2011 at 8:37 am

  6. Joanne

    I remember when Ruth made a double layer cake and iced it in white. Perched on top was a gingerbread groundhog cookie. When the time was declared, she spread chocolate syrup around him to create a shadow …. or not. I still have my groundhog cookie cutter Ruth – do you?

    February 2, 2011 at 9:25 am

  7. Sue Reinfeld

    I remember the groundhog song I used to sing to the kids at school. We have a groundhog living in our backyard – I did look for him this morning. He didn’t show up.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:22 am

  8. Aida Bergman

    Happy Groundhog Day to you, Ruthie! Watching the news…. boy, all that snow is awful and the wind looked as bad as we had it in Iceland. I feel guilty about sitting here barefoot and in short sleeves. I hope you are keeping warm and someone strong is shoveling you out!

    March 20 is the first day of Spring….so hopefully you’ll have some warmer weather on the way.
    PS: I know some calendars say the 21st………but since I was born on the first day of Spring…I’m going with the 20th!!! Miss you!

    February 2, 2011 at 8:48 pm

  9. Joyce

    I have personally visited Phil’s Punxy dwelling; however, he was not at home.

    February 6, 2011 at 9:07 am

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