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Awakenings: Br’er Groundhog Day 2014

on February 2, 2014

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It’s Groundhog Day! One of the quirky holidays of the year! Not woodchuck, whistle-pig, or land-beaver, but groundhog! Aren’t I a cute little rodent? Wanna’ cracker?

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

See Phil live at Gobblers Knob!  This is such a crazy tradition 🙂 Just hope Spring is on its way early!

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7 responses to “Awakenings: Br’er Groundhog Day 2014

  1. This is a true story. Punxsutawney Phil is a very pampered groundhog who lives in a cage in the local library. He is well cared for. One year when it was time to bring Phil to the site where they film, they discovered that Phil had died during the night. From natural causes, of course, since he was getting quite old. They didn’t have time to get a new groundhog so they took poor dead Phil’s body up to the site and used a little twig to prop his head up for the camera. Of course he couldn’t move on his own, so that year in particular, Phil didn’t see his shadow and run back inside his man-made hole. This part is true.

    This part is up for speculation and if not true, it should have been, in order to boost the economy of Punxutawney. After Groundhog Day it was announced that Phil had passed on. There was a town funeral, and everyone attended. Then a new groundhog was found, and there was a grand party to welcome him. I say it should have en true, because the only event that takes place in Punxutawney is Groundhog Day, and the entire economy depends on that day. Two more economy-boosting days would have been a plus for the town. That’s how I see it.

  2. Punxsutawney Phil said winter was over last year and then we had a BLIZZARD. I was mad at Phil! But if he was dead at the time, I guess I can’t blame him. So is the new groundhog also a Phil? We definitely NEED a groundhog!

  3. Raani York says:

    I hope we’ll get winter first before spring… this would be the natural way…

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