Good ol’ Punxsutawney Phil did NOT see his shadow!
Straight from Gobbler’s Knob on Groundhog Day:
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Now on this February 2nd, Punxsutawney Phil, the seer of seers, the prognosticator of all prognosticators, was awakened from his wintry nap at dawn on Gobbler’s Knob.
Phil looked to the skies and then, speaking in Groundhogese, directed the President to the proper scroll, which reads…
Another winter’s slumber paused so I could meet the crowd. Hard to sleep anyway when the party’s this loud.
I envy your energy. I envy the fun. I envy all of you
(And your opposable thumbs)
But it’s not what I feel, it’s what I see and what you hear. So gather ‘round and let me be clear.
Atmosphere is a wonderful thing. And we can create our own and the weather it brings.
It brings hope for the future and so much more. Maybe some ‘Punxsutawney Phil’ write-in votes in 2024.
But one thing the weather did NOT provide –
is a SHADOW and a reason to hide.
Glad tidings on this Groundhog Day!
An early Spring is on the way!
In Punxsutawney, 1886 marked the first time that Groundhog Day appeared in the local newspaper.
The following year brought the first official trek to Gobbler’s Knob.
Each year since then has seen a steady increase in participation of the celebration from people all over the world.