Darn Groundhog!

That darn groundhog says “six more weeks of winter”!

UGH! I’m ready for spring!!

I wondered how Groundhog Day got started so I looked it up. According to Wikipedia Groundhog Day began as a Pennsylvania German custom sometime around 1886. 

Did you know that it has its origins in ancient European lore when it was a badger or a bear who made the prediction instead of  a groundhog?

Apparently it also has similarities to a Christian holiday called Candlemas and a Pagan holiday that celebrates the changing seasons.

Anyway, however it got started, today it is my least favorite holiday because I was really hoping that the groundhog would tell us spring was coming early!


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