Groundhog Day 2009

Happy Groundhog Day! Today, many Americans and Canadians were looking for a glimmer of hope that an early spring may be on it’s way.   In fact, up to 13,000 people gathered in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to watch the ground hog emerge from his burrow as they waited to learn whether he would stay outside predicting a short winter or see his shadow and retreat back into the burrow predicting a longer winter.

Well, did the groundhog see his shadow? Yes. Here is the official proclamation on behalf of Punxsutawney Phil:

Hear Ye Hear Ye
On Gobbler’s Knob this glorious Groundhog Day, February 2nd, 2009
Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of all Prognosticators
Awoke to the call of President Bill Cooper
And greeted his handlers, Ben Hughes and John Griffiths
After casting a joyful eye towards thousands of his faithful followers,
Phil proclaimed that his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers were World Champions one more time
And a bright sky above me
Showed my shadow beside me.
So 6 more weeks of winter it will be.

I guess this means we should continue to bundle up and hope that groundhog Phil is wrong.

Groundhog Pictures from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog

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