"We all await the prognostication from Punxsutawney Phil tomorrow.
The earliest American reference to Groundhog Day can be found at the Pennsylvania Dutch
Folklore Center at Franklin and Marshall College:
February 4, 1841 - from Morgantown, Berks County (Pennsylvania) storekeeper James Morris'
diary..."Last Tuesday, the 2nd, was Candlemas day, the day on which, according to the Germans,
the Groundhog peeps out of his winter quarters and if he sees his shadow he pops back for
another six weeks' nap, but if the day be cloudy he remains out, as the weather is to be
Old World Sayings:
If Candlemas be fair and bright,
Winter has another flight.
If Candlemas brings clouds and rain,
Winter will not come again.
For as the sun shines on Candlemas Day,
So far will the snow swirl until May.
For as the snow blows on Candlemas Day,
So far will the sun shine before May."