Other than the Movie, I happen to think that “Ground Hog Day” is one of the most over-rated, nonsensical events known to man.
And they’ve been doing it for well over a century! The first event started in 1887.
But, just in case you may be keeping score at home, here’s the scorecard;
*Ottawa Ollie – Did see shadow/ 6 more weeks
*Winnipeg Wyn – Did see shadow
*Balzac Billy (Calgary) – Did see shadow
*Wiarton Willy – Did NOT see shadow/ early Spring
*Shubenacadie Sam (Nova Scotia) – Did NOT see
And our American pal down there in Gobbler’s Knob;
*Punxsutawney Phil – DID see his shadow
The verdict is; 4 of 6 overgrown rats agree…..6 more weeks of Winter.
Fantastic, keep your longjohns and your parka well at hand. Carry on.