Will Punxsutawney Phil, the famous Pennsylvania groundhog, get it right this year? In his 120 plus predictions, his accuracy falls at 30 percent. This may compare fairly well to some local weather forecasters and Phil doesn’t get paid.
A newcomer to the tradition, Chuck G. Hogg, predicts from the Staten Island Zoo. He has only been on the job for about 30 years but has an accuracy rate of about 80 percent. Last year, Chuck beat Phil. We will see!
Most of our community is ready for another old tradition; rain dancing. Let’s all gather at the log cabins and give it a try! We need rain and less high risk days for fire.
February 10th is the annual spaghetti dinner for the Garden Club. Treat your loved one to a delicious dinner in a cozy atmosphere. Tickets are $10 at the door, and the door is the middle school cafeteria so there will be plenty of room for the whole family.
The gift baskets are full of fun, beauty and entertainment. Chances are three for $5 and your odds are much better than the lottery. The baked goods are made by locals so you can be sure everything is not only tasty, but full of love. Proceeds go to the Garden Club scholarship fund.
Our community said a heart felt good bye to Wanda Jo Tomerlin Davis. Services were held at Holders Chapel United Methodist Church on Friday, Feb. 2nd. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends she leaves behind. Wanda lived in Cool for many years and was a graduate of Millsap High School.
As Valentine’s Day approaches I keep thinking of those who are hard to love or overlooked so often. I heard a story about a woman who carried blankets in her car so she could hand them to people living on the street. Now that’s a real Valentine.
Let’s pray for our country and for rain.
THOUGHT: Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing or that, but simply growth. We are happy when we grow. (Unknown)