Skip to main content

Thanks a lot, Punxsutawney Phil

April 6, 2011

Dear Punxsutawney Phil,

I was giving you the benefit of the doubt about spring arriving. Even though the weather has been pretty cold and rainy over the past few weeks, I told myself to be patient. But this is going too far.
It's not that it hasn't snowed in April in past years; it certainly has - welcome to Pennsylvania, right? But in most of those past years, you predicted six more weeks of winter. This time, you didn't. And that's why I am currently wishing for an Oscar the Opossum or Elmer the Elk or some other weather-predicting animal to replace you in your weatherman capacity. You gave us hope, Phil - you gave us hope that for the first time in a long time, we'd have an early run of nice spring weather. For once, we'd be having shorts weather at the appropriate time; we could get working on our gardens and landscaping earlier; we could start grilling dinner on a regular basis without wearing a parka.
Well, those hopes were dashed. It's been nasty and rainy and just plain too cold for this time of year. The last straw was the oozy, wet snowy mess that came down from the sky on Wednesday. C'mon!
I'm still going to be patient a little longer. Until spring truly arrives, I'll keep wearing boots and hope for flip-flops. I'll be positive and keep an eye on the little piles covered with snow where I know tulips will soon be emerging. But I'll remember what you said, Phil.
You'd better get it right next year.

--Victoria Stanish, The Daily Press Editor


Punxy Phil

April 7, 2011 by cosa69 (not verified), 4 years 21 weeks ago
Comment: 101

Guess that is what happens when you beleive someone who doesn't talk!!!!!

St. Marys Legion's Dan Stauffer slides into third base during the Region 8 Tournament.
The St. Marys junior baseball all-star team advanced to the final of the winner's bracket with a 13...
The second-seeded St. Marys Legion baseball team opened the Elk County League playoffs on Wednesday...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...