Happy Leap Year Day! I think it is very cool to have a special, extra day every four years. Why don’t we make a bigger deal of this and celebrate it more widely? I think we should throw parties and have parades and use the day to relax and enjoy some silliness. After all, we celebrate even stranger reasons than this!
Last year there was all this controversy about the different groundhogs and their predictions. There is an official, and the most famous, groundhog in Pennsylvania called Punxsutawney Phil. He is the one with the guys in top hats and tails making a big production for the press.
Down South, there is a different groundhog in Georgia. Since I live in the South, I believe that General Beauregard Lee will be closer to the actual predictions for this area. But last year neither groundhog was right in their predictions.
So, forgive me if I’m a little skeptical this year. In fact, when I researched their track record of the predictions over the past 50 years, they were wrong about one quarter of the time.