Groundhog’s Day is my husband’s favorite holiday. He despises Valentine’s Day – too commercial, but he loves Phil.
A college friend had grandparents who lived there, so she grew up with Punxsutawney Phil, the myth, the groundhog.
Except that it’s winter in western Pennsylvania, I think we would try to take a vacation there for February 2nd. Maybe one day.
For information on how to get there and what to do, here are some useful links:
The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club
Visit PA on Groundhog’s Day
When I was a teacher many years ago, I tried to find unusual books to read to the kids that wasn’t your typical Winnie-the-Pooh or ABCs. Those books have their places in classroom and they’re fun for the teachers as much as for the kids, but sometimes it’s good to introduce them to children’s literature and expand their horizons.
You may remember Crocket Johnson’s Harold and the Purple Crayon. He also wrote a wonderful, simple book for Groundhog’s Day. It is my favorite:
Will Spring Be Early or Will Spring Be Late?
We should know by now. Let me know in the comments.