Monday, February 1, 2010

Groundhog Day

An early American reference to Groundhog Day can be found in a diary entry, dated February 5, 1841, of Berks County, Pennsylvania storekeeper James Morris:

"Last Tuesday, the 2nd, was Candlemas day, the day on which, according to the Germans, the Groundhog peeps out of his winter quarters and if he sees his shadow he pops back for another six weeks nap, but if the day be cloudy he remains out, as the weather is to be moderate."  Wikipedia

5 comments:

Brian Miller said...

somedays it feels like groundhog day...the movie that is....

otin said...

I love that movie! I have seen it about 10 times. (That is kind of an interesting thought in itself! LOL)

California Girl said...

Brian and Otin: you two really ARE close arentcha?

Baino said...

I think it's alovely tradition although I here PETA would like to replace the ground hog with robots! Nitwits.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Every day is groundhog day here. I mean we call it the "weather" on TV but we used to call it Groundhog days. When I was growing up most people had no news, of any kind as they had no phones, no radios and no television sets. We just looked outside to see if it was raining, snowing or if it was sunny. And now and then mom would have to thaw out the pot, frozen solid in the bedroom, and she'd say I had to wear gloves to walk to school.