Continuing our five- or six-year tradition, Laralee and I watched “Groundhog Day” once again to celebrate the momentous holiday. What a great movie… very funny, and despite the obvious humorous slant of the plot it has a good message at heart.

One wonders, though, how in the world Groundhog Day got started. Is it purely an American holiday? Who came up with the notion that a large rodent seeing its shadow would indicate another month of winter? It boggles the mind.