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Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow!
Now, before you don sackcloth and ashes, keep in mind there are other whistle-pigs. Dunkirk Dave (NY), Susquehanna Sherman (PA), General Beauregard Lee (GA), and Shubencadie Sam (Nova Scotia)–just to name a few–all announced an early spring.
Personally, I think Punxsutawney Phil just likes to play with us.
So six more weeks of winter, be damned. Let’s raise a glass in celebration–to absurd little holidays, woodchucks, and the coming of spring . . .