Dear Hortense Hoelove,
Do you believe in the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil? Isn’t he the greatest weather forecaster of all time? Doesn’t he deserve his own website and all that media coverage? Even grown men dress in tuxedos and make various proclamations on Groundhog Day because Phil is so important.
Hibernating in Pennsylvania,
Dear P. Phil,
Hmmm, your letter seems a bit suspicious, so I’m not going to comment on all your questions. I will note that no matter whether the groundhog sees his shadow or not on Groundhog Day, Carol will be planting her peas on March 17th.
Do you know when spring will arrive in Indianapolis?
Waiting in Indy,
You know it doesn’t really matter when spring arrives in Indianapolis, because Carol will plant her peas on March 17th.
Dear Ms. Hoelove,
Do you take much stock in planting by the phases of the moon?
Over the Moon with Gardening
Dear Over the Moon,
I take stock in anything that helps the garden grow better. I hear rumors that Carol is going to try planting by the phases of the moon this year. It’s just a good thing that the moon phase is favorable for planting peas on March 17th because we would never hear the end of it if she couldn’t plant her peas on that day.
Will the answer to every question on Groundhog Day be that Carol is planting her peas on March 17th?
It is Groundhog Day, isn’t it? And isn’t Groundhog Day known for being a day for repetition? With that, I’ll leave you with the thought that Carol is planting her peas on March 17th.