January 28, 2007

Groundhogs and Hometowns

Not very many people can say that they come from a town that has its own holiday. A day marked on calendars worldwide, and a day full of traditions that have been celebrated for more than 120 years. I can and am proud of it, even if it is because of a furry rodent.

I am, of course, talking about Groundhog's Day on February 2. And I am posting about it five days early to give you all the time it takes to plan your own celebration accordingly. I must be honest and tell you that the only thing I ever do is bake groundhog gingerbread cookies with my groundhog shaped cookie cutter. And of course, I watch the news and laugh at all the crazy fools that get up (or never go to bed) and go trekking to the Knob at 4:00 am for ten minutes of ceremony.

If you want to learn more and get some activities to do with your own kiddos, check out these sites:



Do it now. By Thursday, the sites will be bogged down by curious procrastinators.


Korie said...

Get back! You're really from Punxsutawney? How cool is that?? Groundhog Day is one of my favorite lazy Sunday movies to play while I'm scrapbooking (that & Wedding Singer).
Love the page!

Lynn said...

That's a really cool tid-bit on you Jen :) Mmmm the cookies sound so good. I love gingerbread cookies. Great layout girlfriend.

Paula Clark said...

OMG I didn't realise this was an actual thing. I only know it because of the movie "Groundhog Day" but I just thought it was fiction. OK OK I'm from Aus. cut me some slack ROFL.