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RonnieJoeAlso

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Groundhog Day
« on: February 02, 2010, 02:33:44 AM »

Happy Groundhog Day. I hope you all have time to spin some tops.
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Re: Groundhog Day
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010, 10:55:20 AM »

What the groundhog did?
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Re: Groundhog Day
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2010, 12:46:55 PM »

NEW YORK (AFP) – Punxsutawney Phil, the celebrated rodent at the center of America's quirky Groundhog Day festivities, saw his shadow Tuesday, presaging six more weeks of winter.

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Re: Groundhog Day
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2010, 01:31:22 PM »

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. . . presaging six more weeks of winter.
Does it include south Texas?  8)

Welcome as a poster, RonnieJoeAlso!
Do you go by Ronnie, Joe or Also?  :)
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Re: Groundhog Day
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2010, 06:26:45 PM »

Yes, happy groundhog day and welcome to the board RonnieJoeAlso.  I did get a little top spinning in today, but not what I was hoping for.

I saw an interesting article in the paper about Alaska and today.  The article said that Alaska does not have any groundhogs.  I didn't realize that.  They have adopted the ground squirrel/Marmot to represent this day so they can have run with the shadow and stuff about the amount of winter left.  If we had a top spinner from Alaska on this forum I might have known this sooner!
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Re: Groundhog Day
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2010, 08:48:00 PM »

Just for the record and because I think it is cool, back in the late 1800's there was a different tradition .... "The old bear saw his shadow"  From my great great Uncle Bert's 1894 diary --    http://bertbabcock1894.blogspot.com/2010/02/february-1-thru-2-1894.html
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Re: Groundhog Day
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2010, 01:00:38 AM »

Thanks for the welcome!

"Do you go by Ronnie, Joe or Also?"
I usually go by Joe, but have some cousins that call me Ronnie.

I think the ground hog is probably correct about the six more weeks of winter.

Joe
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Re: Groundhog Day
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2010, 08:56:09 PM »

Welcome to the form.  It will be a great help to you. 8)
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