Well, tomorrow is Groundhog Day! Supposedly, Puxatony Phil will predict the weather yet again. The tradition of Groundhog Day dates back to 1887. The story goes if Phil sees his shadow we will have six more weeks of winter but if he doesn't, Spring is on it's way. Text the word "groundhog" to 247365 to get his prediction via a text message. Rodents and technology partnering to bring us news we can use!
The question is do you swallow the Puxatony pill? Do you believe a groundhog can predict the coming of spring or the continuation of winter? Do you plant your garden by Phil's forecast? Historians report Phil seen his shadow more times than he didn't, 97-15. I can't remember exactly what the weather did after his predictions. Can you?
The largest crowd ever is expected for the countdown on this 2013 Groundhog Day's Eve. Dick Clark would be proud! People will gather at Gobbler's Knob in Pennsylvania awaiting the impending decisiveness of the illustrious Phil. A large plexiglass illuminated cutout of him will stand erected for visitors to ohhh and ahhh over starting at one minute before midnight. Join the Inner Circle. You get some nifty groundhog stuff for a membership fee of $15. If those cool top hats are one of the perks, I'm in!
How about you? Do you swallow the Phil pill or not? Leave me a comment and let me know if you depend on Phil for your winter/spring forecast. You may think it's a bunch of baloney, well that's not so or the groundhog would be a pig...
Phoney or the real Phil,
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