February, The Second Month Of The Year!

The month of February usually has 28 days; however,

Every 4 years we accumulate an extra day, thereby

Adding 1 more day to the month, for a total of 29 days.

This is known as Leap Year, the year when

Many couples take the leap and get married.

February 2 is Groundhog Day; in 1887, Pennsylvania

German settlers decided to use a groundhog to determine,

By its shadow from the sun, whether or not we would have

6 more weeks of winter or an early spring.  If the groundhog

Saw its shadow, there would be 6 more weeks of winter;

If the groundhog did not see its shadow, there would be

An early spring!  Pennsylvania named its groundhog

Punxsutawney Phil; Ohio’s groundhog is named Buckeye Chuck!

A special day is set aside on February 14 and is called

Valentine’s Day, a day set aside just for love.

This is the day when many people exchange candy

And flowers, plus an abundance of kisses and hugs!

Presidents’ Day is observed on February€17

When we combine the birthdays of Presidents

Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, who

Were born on February 12 and February 22, respectively.

Shortly thereafter, March makes its blustery entrance!

Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 2:06 PM, 02.01.2014