On this wonderful (and freezingly cold) Groundhog Day, I would like to wish everyone a Happy one! And, I would like to add that I hope the groundhog in your location does NOT see his shadow; thus allowing for an Early Spring (yes, Upper Midwesterners – now would be the appropriate time to snicker).
However, unlikely a groundhog’s prognostications might be… this holiday is a fun one with a surprisingly long and illustrious history. I have included the Wikipedia explanation of this holiday here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog_day
Also, Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell starred in a rather famous movie that takes place on this special day. Check it out – it is a very unusual and funny movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107048/?ref_=sr_1
My respect and love for Groundhog Day grew when I had to write an article for Groundhog Day for my university newspaper, The Marquette Tribune. Back in 1990, I interviewed a really sweet man named Toy Sivola, and his enthusiasm over the day and the groundhog swept me up and I do enjoy this holiday.
So, I hope you have a blessed and wonderful Groundhog Day! Stay warm!