02 February 2011

Ground Hog Day

Today, 2 February 2011, is Groundhog Day.

According to folklore, if a groundhog sees its shadow on Groundhog Day, it will scurry back inside its burrow and winter will continue for six more weeks. If the groundhog does not see a shadow, winter will end soon. Read more about Groundhog Day at Wikipedia.

Here is the local Raleigh prognosticator – Sir Walter Wally

Though I enjoyed the excuse to post a photo of what can be a cute rodent and definitely a fun event, it got me  thinking that though too many of us don’t have groundhogs as part of our family tree, we might have or had a family member who was or is known as a prognosticator.

One often hears tales of family members with this talent, though, frequently connected to sports and betting! And, obviously, there are people whose jobs are to “predict” what future trends might be.

Did or does your family have a prognosticator?  If so, please tell us about this person!

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