Groundhog Day happened on Saturday, and after last week, people were so desperate for nice weather that they’d be willing to listen to ANY prediction that things would turn around . . . even a made up one from a rodent. Make no mistake about it, Groundhog Day is our DUMBEST holiday.
And Punxsutawney Phil delivered. He did NOT see his shadow, which means an early spring. Of course, Phil is historically right only about 40% of the time.
But there are lots of other groundhogs around the country who had different results. Here are some of the other Groundhog Day verdicts . . .
Grover the Groundhog in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania . . . saw his shadow.
Octoraro Orphie in Quarryville, Pennsylvania . . . saw her shadow.
Mount Joy Minnie in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania . . . saw her shadow.
Sir Walter Wally of Raleigh, North Carolina . . . saw his shadow.
Snerd the Groundhog in Garner, North Carolina . . . saw his shadow.
Dunkirk Dave of Dunkirk, New York . . . did NOT see his shadow.
Pierre C. Shadeaux of New Iberia, Louisiana . . . saw his shadow.
Chuckles IX, the state groundhog of Connecticut . . . did NOT see his shadow.
Staten Island Chuck of Staten Island, New York . . . did NOT see his shadow.
Unadilla Bill of Unadilla, Nebraska . . . did NOT see his shadow.