Ground Hog Day is Upon us…:( By Gabby

Well, it’s almost here. February 2nd is officially Groundhog Day. Being a resident of Pennsylvania one would think I would embrace the day, I don’t. I just can’t and either can Autumn! No, I am not talking about the movie from 1993 starring Bill Murray either. A good flick though, wasn’t it…to relieve the same day over and over and over again. I would much rather embrace and celebrate the movie than the dreaded event. I am talking about the day when the poor little groundhog gets dragged out of its cozy and safe little burrow. Manhandled and subjected to loud crowds of people, flashes from cameras in his little face, too. No doubt being half scared to death. I just think it’s mean and I happily boycott the whole deal! So does Autumn by the way, TF <3=Twins Forever all the way on this event! Who is with us? Please kind readers, do not give in to the hype of it all, think about the poor and sweet little groundhog!

To further top things off, the poor defenseless groundhog’s name here in PA is called Punxsutawney Phil. That was our Dad’s first name Philip.  I don’t like them borrowing Dad’s first name for the pitiful groundhog either! The whole day makes us twinnies sad, who is with us? Any kind readers have any thoughts? I am trying to not make this all doomy and gloomy, I know it’s been a tradition forever. They make a day of it all…Early morning festivals, speeches skits, bands and all kind of social events. Yay! While the groundhog gets to be shoved back in his burrow…Did he see his shadow? Didn’t he? It all depends on the weather after all…No matter, we still have a bit of winter left. Pure groundhog abuse!

It’s tradition started from folklore after all…Autumn and I got told this since we were young kids. Both of us crying and worrying over the groundhog, were we the only ones? We always were very sensitive and loved all animals, neither of us can watch Bambi to this day. Well, that is my take on February 2nd and I say let’s protest! Don’t celebrate and be a party to such things…Anyone with us twinnies? Don’t worry I will be back to my cheery self tomorrow kind readers. I just had to speak my mind about this and thank you ever so much for listening. Perhaps you think it’s silly that the twinnies get all mad, sad and just plain had enough…Groundhog abuse it is! Pure and simple and we will instead be celebrating Down With Mean People Day!! No, it’s not real, I made it up…But it sure fits. Hmm…Well, just maybe poor little groundhog will run for freedom! That would make for some mighty good headlines, wouldn’t it?! It could happen…With perhaps just a little help. 😉 Run little groundhog, run fast!!


Happy Autumn ~written by Autumn Sunshine


The air in the evening is really cooling off here in Pennsylvania.

Its my time of year

Yes, Autumn/Fall the Season I mean, it on it’s way. The play on my name and the season, yeah it’s funny and also fun.  I can feel it though, and it’s definitely turning into that cool “fall” feeling.

I love, love, love the Autumn season, the time of the year!! The changing color of the leaves,crisp cool air, Halloween  just all changes and even though I really just love the summer time, I have a love for the Fall, too.

Memories of football games and Halloween

Fall, it reminds me of my High School days and football games  and do you expect I ever dated a football player?? I am betting you all will guess a resounding NO, well yeah I actually did once.  I was so NOT  the “cheerleader” type.  I was the opposite of it, but I may havesaid a few “Rah, Rah, Rah’s” for the dude  He was a fearless one, he was dating a “Goth girl”.

The end of October, bring Halloween here in the States. I sure have a lot of those memories, too. Growing up in a small town and all my twin and I were having loads of fun as kids.

I have to remember how the neighbourhood was backwhen, so different now and the times are so changed. I feel a sadness that the kids of today will have less of a feeling of “safeness”, it’s sad, but yeah, the times do change.

Like the Changing seasons

I am of course used to the “parade” of season and the changes due to living here where I do. I would love to live somewhere else, where it’s warmer. 

I wonder would I miss the Fall/Autumn season? Hmmm… I don’t know that I would, I doubt it.  Give me the heat any day!!!!

So to all you wonder what I say about the season? I just say …


Happy Autumn”, of course 

Celebrate the changes in our lives and remember to smile, too!