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Susan Giddings on mon 2 feb 04


I think Groundhog's day is the greatest day in the year - next to the day after winter solstice.Ought to be a national holiday. Hey - we're a world wide group - make that a WORLD HOLIDAY.


I wonder is Punxatawney Phil is male or female? Does it matter?


S


Aside from Earth day, do we have any? Sure is politically correct.


http://www.groundhog.org/




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Susan Giddings
"There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun." ó Pablo Picasso


 


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Kathy Forer on mon 2 feb 04


I agree that there's something special about groundhog day. But be
careful, it's not exactly PC. Animals are considered "familiars" and
apparently witches are very into GHD. see
But like
many pagan holidays, 'Candlemas' became a Christian feast day.

In 1991 I missed sending out my usual Christmas holiday cards and
instead sent out a Happy Groundhog Day card (poor repro at
).

Inside it read:
behind the dim unknown
Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.
-- J.R. Lowell

Happy Groundhog Day!
Kathy


On Feb 2, 2004, at 11:07 AM, Susan Giddings wrote:

> I think Groundhog's day is the greatest day in the year - next to the
> day after winter solstice.Ought to be a national holiday. Hey - we're
> a world wide group - make that a WORLD HOLIDAY.
>
> I wonder is Punxatawney Phil is male or female? Does it matter?
>
> S
>
> Aside from Earth day, do we have any? Sure is politically correct.
>
> http://www.groundhog.org/

Cheryl Weickert on mon 2 feb 04


I don't know if Punxatawey Phil is a male or a female but have met his/her
owners when they came to get a ground hog to replace one who died. The
main thing is to have one who is use to being around people. Ground hogs
actually make sweet, funny pets if properly trained at a young age... I've
known quite a few that were a blast to play with.

Pinky in cold MN where the ground hogs have been hibernating since Nov.
Ours wouldn't come out today to see the sun.

On Mon, 2 Feb 2004 11:07:44 -0500, Susan Giddings
wrote:

>

I think Groundhog's day is the
greatest day in the year - next to the day after winter solstice.Ought to
be a national holiday. Hey - we're a world wide group - make that a WORLD
HOLIDAY.


>

I wonder is Punxatawney Phil is male or female? Does it matter?



Cheryl Weickert on tue 3 feb 04


Oops! forgot to add all the usually disclaimers. Do not take any wild
animal out of the wild, it could be dangerous and illegal.

Pinky in MN... minus 20 degrees and falling

Mon, 2 Feb 2004 21:25:36 -0500, Cheryl Weickert
wrote:

>I don't know if Punxatawey Phil is a male or a female but have met his/her
>owners when they came to get a ground hog to replace one who died. The
>main thing is to have one who is use to being around people. Ground hogs
>actually make sweet, funny pets if properly trained at a young age... I've
>known quite a few that were a blast to play with.
>
>Pinky in cold MN where the ground hogs have been hibernating since Nov.
>Ours wouldn't come out today to see the sun.
>