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From: Adrian L Cook <>
Subject: Re: [PAJEFFER-L] Groundhog Day
Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 23:17:37 EDT
><< It seems to me that this was a little known yearly tradition until
> movie came out. <<
>In 1967 we were based in Hawaii with the Marine Corps. On Feb 2 the
>on TV as the kids were getting ready for school and the feature story
>morning from one of the local TV newcasts was on "Punxsutawney Phil".
>that year, I continue to watch TV news every Feb 2 and it has never
>be mentioned at length with either taped or live coverage of old Phil
>broadcasts for 3 more years in Hawaii, 3 yrs in VA and now 26 years in
>Growing up around the New Bethlehem area, it always interests me. GA
>"copycat" groundhog, but I don't pay any attention to him - I still
>yankee groundhog, Phil.
>Just thought you'd want to know that old groundhog was very well known
>before the movie came out quite a number of years ago.
I was just reading the E-Mail & being from yankeeland myself, good
ole Pa., I have to agree with you 100% that Phil is the "Real McCoy."
I must also concure that the movie didn't do much justice to Punxy
but then again that's , as they say, show buiz!
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