Archive for February 2nd, 2020

PDX RETRO CONGRATULATES THE CHIEFS

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WINS … 31 – 20. The first Super Bowl victory 
for the Chiefs in 50 years.

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FROM PDX RETRO ~ ENJOY THE BIG GAME!

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THE FIRST GROUNDHOG DAY WAS IN 1887

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On February 2, 1887,
Groundhog Day, featuring a rodent meteorologist,
was celebrated for the first time at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney,
Pennsylvania. According to tradition, if a groundhog comes out of its
hole on this day and sees its shadow, it gets scared and runs back into
its burrow, predicting six more weeks of winter weather; no shadow
means an early spring.

Groundhog Day has its roots in the ancient Christian tradition called
Candlemas, when clergy would bless and distribute candles needed
for winter. The candles represented how long and cold the winter
would be. Germans expanded on this concept by selecting an animal–
the hedgehog–as a means of predicting weather. Once they came to
America, German settlers in Pennsylvania continued the tradition,
although they switched from hedgehogs to groundhogs, which were
plentiful in the Keystone State.

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