|“Yes, I’m a groundhog. I’m an oversized rodent, who unlike many other creatures tormented by mankind, we have our own day and you don’t.”|
PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL UNEARTHED—Guest Blog by Bill Anderson--Groundhog Day, February 2nd, is a popular tradition in the United States. It is also a legend that traverses centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time with ethnic cultures and animals awakening on specific dates. Myths such as this tie our present to the distant past when nature did, indeed, influence our lives.
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