Friday, February 02, 2007

WooHoo Phil!

Every year thousands of people descend upon the town of Punxsutawney PA to see if the famous groundhog will see his shadow. The town is 65 northeast of Pittsburgh with 6100 residents, but more than 15,000 people pack the streets waiting for Phil's prediction.

Since he didn't see his shadow spring is just around the corner. Considering we've had snow and freezing temperatures for the last 2 weeks, that is very welcome news.

The prediction is based on a German superstition. According to folklore:

"The Germans believed that if a hibernating animal cast a shadow Feb. 2 -- the Christian holiday of Candlemas -- winter would last another six weeks. If no shadow was seen, legend said spring would come early."

I really don't care how spring gets here, I just wish it would hurry up!

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