everyone looks to this little guy
For it is Groundhog Day
Brought to America, it is believed, by the Germans
"Last Tuesday, the 2nd, was Candlemas Day, the day on which, according to the Germans, the Groundhog peeps out of his winter quarters and if he sees his shadow he pops back for another six weeks nap, but if the day be cloudy, he remains out, as the weather is to be moderate.
4 February 1841 James Morris, Morgantown, Berks County, Pennsylvania
And in honor of
we often have
Ground hog in the form of a ham loaf
Daughter Sarah's favorite!
A good use for the rest of the New Year's ham!
This recipe is from Helen Corbit of Neiman Marcus fame
given to me by dear Friend Barbara
Our forecast for tomorrow
So I suppose there is a 50/50 chance that Herr Groundhog may see his shadow!
And which groundhog?
A Kansas one?
or the famous
And the Pennsylvania forecast is for more sun than in Kansas!
Which would mean more winter!
But for them . . . or us?
The English, however, dispense with rousing a sleepy rodent
And live by this motto:
If Candlemas Day is clear and bright
winter will have another bite
If Candlemas Day brings cloud and rain
winter is gone and will not come again!
I think I will go by what the Kansas groundhog sees.
That seems more fair, doesn't it?