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A Would-be Weather Prophet

February 2. What does it make you think of? February 2 naturally turns my thoughts to the significance of this day in the folklore of our country, especially in the eastern part of the country. The day is “Ground-Hog Day.” On this day the ground hog or woodchuck, as he is commonly called, or even […]

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Hibernation

“The flowers have left their withered stalks. And snow-encompassed lie the walks. That once were gaily shared. .4 few green shrubs that dot the snow, Some gaunt-stemmed berries still aglow, Else lonely have I fared.’’ -Sarah Day   Yes, lonely, for who of us have not noticed the gradual disappear­ance of familiar forms and sounds […]

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