Groundhog Day!

By Mary Jo

I’ve always found Groundhog Day a pleasant and innocuous holiday. One doesn’t have to buy presents, send cards, or make festive meals (though there are times and places when groundhog was on the menu and considered decent eating.)  Wikipedia lists many alternate names for the groundhog: chuck, wood-shock, groundpig, whistlepig, whistler, thickwood badger, Canada marmot, monax, moonack, weenusk, red monk, land beaver, and, among French Canadians in eastern Canada, siffleux. Click the Wikipedia link above to learn lots more entertaining things about the holiday and groundhogs.

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