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GROUNDHOG DAY QUOTES,
JOKES & COLORING PAGES
An online writer, Flying LlamaFish, stated that groundhog day is a freakin’ holiday entirely based on the power of a psychic rodent. If that isn’t the epitome of awesome, I don’t know what is.
It turns out that February 2nd is a big day. It’s a cross-quarter day marking the halfway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. This is an ancient pagan celebration time known as the Festival of the Return of the Light. It’s a celebration of rebirth and renewal. In Gaelic Ireland it was known as Imbolc, the festival marking the beginning of spring. But what about the groundhog? —Doug Elliot
What about the groundhog? He’s the lead actor on numerous stages around the United States. Perhaps the most well known is the performance of Puxsutawney Phil at Gobbler’s Knob in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. For 129 years—since 1887—people have gathered there to discover if Phil sees his shadow, announcing six more weeks of winter weather.
Perhaps you would like to sample groundhog cuisine or entertain yourself with coloring pages. Recipes @ Groundhog Day Recipes & Pictures .
Groundhog Day is a throwback to ancient bear and badger cults from Europe. These folks didn’t so much worship these critters as much as they watched them. —Doug Elliot
The ancient ones realized that the life cycle of these hibernating animals is a great metaphor for the human spiritual journey. As we walk through this world our shadow is always with us. —Doug Elliot
There’s only one day the whole long year that I hope and pray the sun won’t appear. The second of February, you all know, the groundhog goes searching for his shadow. If he should find it we’ll have six more weeks of winter’s cold. But if it’s cloudy, his shadow’s not there. There’ll soon be warm weather and days will be fair. So please, Sun, for just this one day, find a big dark cloud – and stay away! —Unknown Author
You know America is backwards when Groundhog Day is a holiday and the Super Bowl isn’t. —Unknown quotes
On groundhogs day, please don’t see your shadow. I’m over this winter nonsense. You’ve been warned. —Unknown quotes
Q: What happened when the groundhog met the dogcatcher?
A: He became a pound hog!
Q: What happens if the ground log sees its shadow?
A: We’ll have six more weeks of splinters!
Q: Why was the groundhog depressed about his den?
A: He was having a bad lair day!
Q: What’s green, has four legs, and jumps out of its hole on February 2?
A: The ground frog —More JOKES
What do you get when you cross a groundhog with a pistachio?
A green beast who predicts a dry spring, and acts like a nut.
Who leaps tall buildings with a single bound?
What do you call a groundhog’s laundry?
Hogwash —More Jokes
UNEMPLOYED GROUNDHOGS SEEK WORK
They’ve just about had it, with looking for their shadows. “And it’s a once-a-year gig,” complained a groundhog who wishes to remain anonymous. “What are we supposed to do for the other 364 days of the year?”
An informal survey revealed a variety of career paths now followed by the industrious rodents.
One groundhog who has recently signed a contract with a famous weight-loss chain, had this to say about his new job, “For the most part, groundhogs are known as the FAT rodents. I’d like to change that.”
Some are searching for jobs in the entertainment industry — so far with —continue story @ Groundhogs Seek New Careers