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South of the Border; Ground Hog Day and Candlemas


February 20, 2019

Toni Dafoe, a member of the Whitlash Presbyterian Church, shows bread baked in the shape of a hog. It was part of a potluck dinner with a "ground hog theme" held the Sunday after Ground Hog Day at the church. Other ground hog dishes included hogs in a blanket, pork enchiladas and even cookies with bacon.

From Whitlash. For readers who missed it, Ground Hog Day was Saturday (February 2). That's the day the furry weather prognosticator gives an insight as to how much longer winter will last. Growing up in southern Illinois, where the woodchucks are widespread, my family made kind of a deal about the day. As kids we anticipated the day, hoping, "The ground hog doesn't see its shadow so spring will come soon."

In our fifty plus years of marriage my wife and I have lived in seven different states, including four different areas of Montana. I'm always curious to see how people in different areas...

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