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Six more weeks of winter?

Published 11:30am Friday, February 3, 2012

The famed groundhog prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow in Thursday morning’s annual ceremony held in central Pennsylvania.  Phil’s forecast– “Many shadows do I see: six more weeks of winter it must be.”
Before I decide to groan or not to groan I have to ask, will that be six more weeks of our recent spring like winter or is that six more weeks of real winter? If recent winter weather is to be, this warm weather fan will have to smile, as it’s been unusually warm and sunny as of late and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying it! If it’s to be six more weeks of real winter weather, I’ll pull out my warm coats, sweaters, gloves, hats and boots and put on my best “fake it til you make it” smile, all the while wishing for warm winter days.
As I see it, or at least would like to see it, Punxsutawney Phil has been right only 39 percent of the time according to the experts.  Since this winter has been unusually warm and Phil’s odds of being right are less than half, I’m going with continued warm winter weather, sunny skies and lots of sunshine.
As I write this, our customer service rep, Jessy Taylor once again props open the front door of the office to allow the fresh warm air and sunshine in and I can’t help but smile. The real deal; “no fake it til you make it” kind of smile, but the kind of smile that lights up your whole face.  Thanks Phil!

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