Gives us great news!

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow on Friday, which, according to German folklore, means folks can expect an early spring instead of six more weeks of winter.

Hooray!  Because it’s not like early springs come along that often.

Since 1886, Phil has seen his shadow 96 times, hasn’t seen it 15 times and there are no records for nine years, according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club. The last time Phil failed to see his shadow was in 1999.

Come to think of it.  The old time Coloradans say that the snow in this state comes either in fall or in spring, but not both, so Ol’ Phil might just be on to something.

I’m sure hoping he is.  It’s  freakin’ cold!

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