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First Time In History This Has Happened

by Admin

Today is the first time in history the Super Bowl and Groundhog Day have fallen on the same day.

And, just think you where here to witness it! — 🙂

For those of you living in cold climates if you’ve not heard — Phil DID see his shadow so there will be 6 more weeks of winter — 🙁

8 comments to First Time In History This Has Happened

  • mimi

    “For those who live in winter”, that must be me.lol. And, heck, what a winter we’ve had!!!
    Freezing to death since november, and feets and feets of snow.
    But I read you had some cold weather too in the US, must be worse for you. Here at least we are well prepared.

    So, six more weeks… 🙂
    hugs. Mimi

    • Hi Mimi … Snow bird! lol

      Strange weather this winter for sure … was 40 F in Alaska last week. Never got above MINUS 2 F here last week and got down to as low as MINUS 40 F with about 3 to 4 feet of snow accumulation over the past couple weeks… and they are saying another 4 to 6 weeks of subzero temps. and snow snow snow … lol …

      Global WARMING my *you know what*!!!! – 🙂

      Hugs
      Bob

  • Mike McNally

    Actually, Phil DID see his shadow. Although it may seem counter-intuitive, a sunny Groundhog Day means six more weeks of winter. Here’s the wording from Wikipedia.

    Groundhog Day (Canadian French:Jour de la Marmotte; Pennsylvania German: Grundsaudaag, Murmeltiertag) is a day celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks.[1]

    • Mike – GOOD CATCH!! – 🙂 – I sure screwed that up, didn’t I?! – LOL – 🙂

      Correction made! See what happens when you try to type stuff when it is 40 degrees below! Ha ha ha …

      Rock Onnn ….

      Bob

  • Carolyn Cathey Castelli

    check out Seth Godin’s blog on this topic… Click Here

  • frank

    Been cold here this week. Reached only 60 degrees today!

  • From my book, “The Windows of St. David’s,” copyright 2006:

    Following Hebrew law, on the 40th day after his birth Mary and Joseph took the baby Jesus to the temple to be presented to God. That’s why the Church has designated February 2 as “The Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple.” This event is described in Luke 2:22-35. There we read of the old man Simeon who, recognizing Jesus as the Messiah, sings a song of praise (the “Nunc Dimittis”).

    Another name for this feast day is Candlemas. Because of Simeon’s prophecy, that Our Lord was “to be a Light to enlighten the Gentiles,” the custom grew up in medieval England of celebrating this feast with candlelight processions. As the last major feast of the Church before the beginning of Lent, it traditionally ended the celebration of the childhood portion of Jesus’ life that begins with Christmas. The associated notion, of this feast day being a transition from winter to spring, led to this popular quatrain: “If Candlemas Day be sunny and bright, Winter again will show its might. If Candlemas Day be cloudy and grey, Winter soon will pass away.” Thus is seen a link to the present-day secular feast that is also observed on February 2: Groundhog Day!

  • Kevin L. Wells

    Bruce,

    Thank you for posting this. This is the sort of information people should have, and often don’t. We are our past, but often try to ignore the fact.

    I was just thinking about all I learned about older religious practice from the Margaret Frazer’s fiction. Frazer is a scholar of the time and although the stores are fiction, the writing is informed by her scholarship of Medieval England. There may be other fiction by her, but I know her work from the Sister Frevisse series.

    Cheers-Kevin

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