Did you know that here in Wisconsin we have the Groundhog Capital of the World? Yes! We have a Groundhog Day breakfast after the official prognostication by Jimmy the Groundhog AND the annual Groundhog Ball!
This was on the local news this morning---Monday, February 2, 2009~
Jimmy the Groundhog predicts six more weeks of winter
SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- Who needs Punxatawney Phil in Pennsylvania when we have Jimmy the Groundhog right here in Wisconsin?
Monday morning around 7:15 a.m., Jimmy saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter.
But before the forecast, Sun Prairie's mayor, Joe Chase, joined us on Wake Up Wisconsin.
Watch Mayor Joe on WKOW 27 (copy & paste:)
That's right! Big doin's in Sun Prairie this morning. If you want all the latest info you can check out Groundhog Central. Yes! Groundhog Central! Sun Prairie has been celebrating Groundhog Day for 50 years now with a LIVE groundhog. (For many years in Pennsylvania, they used a stuffed groundhog- now how weird is that?)-Sorry Pennsylvania:)
One of the most interesting things I found on the website were these vintage envelopes.
The following envelope designs were Ira Bennett's artwork:
Here's a Groundhog's Day toast to you (from the website:)
| "May the sun shine gently |
on your prairie,
and may your groundhog
never see his shadow." *
*An ancient Groundhog Day toast we just made up
I love it:)) Have a great day!