A Brief History
Earlier today, we posted an article about last year’s Groundhog Day debacle in which New York City’s mayor Bill de Blasio managed to accidentally kill a groundhog named Charlotte. That is right, New York’s police are not the only ones Mayor de Blasio has “let down“!
This year, however, the most famous of all groundhogs, Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil, got his apparent revenge for groundhog kind on all of us humans. We are saddened to report that Phil saw his shadow and thereby predicted six more weeks of what has already been a most unpleasant winter. In Northeast Ohio alone today, over 800 schools cancelled classes (but not mine, naturally). To think, we might have another six weeks of this sort of wild weather!
Question for students (and subscribers): How much are you looking forward to the end of winter? And, how many of you celebrated today’s “holiday” by watching a certain Bill Murray classic? Please let us know in the comments section below this article.
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For more information, please see…
Reader, Jack. The Story Behind Groundhog Day (Holiday Histories). PowerKids Press, 2019.