In honor of my step-father (deceased October 07th, 2013), I am posting a short but sweet tribute to Canada’s official GroundHog “Wiarton Willie” today. (Creepy looking dude tbh. But that’s ok).
Wiarton is a small town near Sarnia, Ontario where my step-father grew up. I have never been there and know very little about the place, but every single year on GroundHogs Day my dad wore his Wiarton Willie shirt to show his respects to the little guy, so we came to expect and appreciate it each year.
Anyhow…as the Canadian rival of Punxsutawney Phil’s, Willie decides for us Canucks whether we will see an early sprint or extended winter and I am ecstatic to say that while Phil claimed a longer winter for 2015, Willie declared an EARLY SPRING!
Jumping for joy on the inside I assure you.
So why should you care? Bottom line: it means that for those of us experiencing physical pains (especially in the joints) an early spring promises a happier, pain reduced February and March!
Now you can you rejoice with me and say a big fat YAY or YAHOO! We love spring and cannot wait to embrace it. I know I am looking forward to the continued and increased sunshine. I certainly need it.
So thanks Willie. You just made my day.
Miss you John. 🙁