Groundhog Day

Among the important days of early February – Elmo’s birthday (Sesame Street and youtube star) on the 3rd, Charles Dickens and Laura Wilder Ingalls on the 7th – Groundhog Day stands out – Feburary 2nd.

Verilyn Klinkenborg’s commentary in the Sunday New York Times – Questions About the Groundhog notes…

“After months of profound hibernation, drugged by the body of fat of summer, a groundhog sometimes, on a mild winter day, pokes its head of of its burrow.  What it thinks, no one knows.  But it always makes the right decision. It goes back to bed.”

Maybe with a book to read while waiting for Spring?