One of the first holidays in February is this day that honors the humble groundhog with his mighty ability to predict the weather, after which he crawls back into his burrow and takes a nap.According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will persist for six more weeks.
So what does Ground Hog Day have to do with creating a Family Museum? Lots! You see, Punxsutawney Phil lives in a burrow at the town library that is attached to the community’s police station. There are displays of memorabilia on Phil. There is also a gift shop located in the Chamber of Commerce building down the hall from Phil where you can find souvenirs, all of which can be saved and displayed in your Family Museum.And don’t forget to watch the only movie made about this day starring Bill Murray. It is one of my husband’s favorite movies and somehow, we all can somehow connect with that feeling of de já vu, something you experience when you look at the wonderful things you saved in your museum.
Hope Spring comes early for you, but if not, take the rest of the winter days
to start your Family Museum. Any day and everyday is a good time to start.
Happy Groundhog Day!