Have You Ever Heard Of ‘Groundhog Day’?
Marjo and I had another on air argument this morning, this time about Groundhog Day. "Does Groundhogs (plural) Day happen every year on the same day", she asked me. I was shocked at the seriousness of her question.
Yes, on the morning of EVERY February 2 since 1887, deriving from superstition, if Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog sees his shadow after emerging from his burrow, six more weeks of winter will persist, and if not, spring will arrive early.
Now, I know, typically, if something means a lot to you, you're going to remember it. However, that is not the case surrounding "Groundhog Day". Although the 1993 Harold Ramis directed film starring Bill Murray was HILARIOUS, I couldn't care less about Groundhog Day, but I certainly know what day in the calendar it arrives every year!
After taking a a little walking survey around the halls of Live 95.9, I was surprised to learn that only 40% of the employees knew that tomorrow was Groundhog Day, never mind the fact that it came around every February 2.
Be listening tomorrow morning to find out if the groundhog sees his shadow. Here's a fun fact, Punxsutawney Phil almost ALWAYS SEES HIS SHADOW. Hope you like winter!