Candlemas be fair and bright,PETA does not like the use of a groundhog because they say it is inhumane and suggests instead we use a robot, a silly argument to be sure.
Come winter, have another flight;
If Candlemas bring clouds and rain,
Go winter, and come not again.
I don't mind the use of a groundhog, but I'd rather see us use our Catholic culture. Besides, Puxatony Phil isn't always right. Maybe Candlemas' weather will be.
On a related note, the forecasters called for flurries here in Virden this morning; we have nothing. Last night I called for nothing this morning, and more than flurries late tonight or early tomorrow morning. We'll see who called it.