According to groundhogs it all depends on where you live. So much attention goes to Punxsutawney Phil that we forget that he is speaking for the Mid Atlantic states. There are a number of other groundhogs who are dragged out for a local prognostication. So, here are the calls:
Wiarton Willie (Ontario) – Early Spring
Shubnedacadie Sam (Nova Scotia) – Early Spring
Balzac Billy (Alberta) – Early Spring
Punxsutawney Phil (Penn) – More Winter
General Lee (Georgia) – Early Spring
Woody Woodchuck (Michigan) – Early Spring
Ms. G (Mass.) – More Winter
Staten Island Chuck – (New York) – Early Spring
Buckeye Buck (Ohio) – Early Spring
There are other groundhogs. But you can see that most are calling for an Early Spring which is good news if you are paying for heating oil. But, if you are counting on Old Phil, don’t put your shovels away quite yet!
How about the Super Bowl. During the first 20 years, they were yawners for the most part. But this was a nail-biter. While I live in Maine, I have to congratulate the Giants on their win. They earned it. For me, it’s on to baseball.