Dear Editor,

While traveling down the road, one sign that caught my eye said, “Impeach the Groundhog – Vote Spring.” It seems like the little critters approval rating is plunging like President Obama’s.

That being said, mother nature threw a monkey wrench into the groundhog’s plans this year for an early Spring.

The standard answer came on Feb. 2, when the furry-fellow saw his shadow and returned to his hole for six more weeks of winter weather.

“If it was easy,” he wouldn’t be in the hole all winter from the get-go.

Still, some seasons are tougher than others, and this one gave way to what appeared to be the new ice age. (Can you say Polar Vortex?) – but there’s more than one way to measure snow.

Tough seasons like this one help build character. The way I see it, everyone ought to have a whole heap of that stuff after living through this one.

This is not a complaint, by the way… I’m glad to see a tough season come along every once in a while, if for no other reason than to thin out the shadows.

Like I said, “If it was easy, the little furry critter wouldn’t be in the hole all winter from the get-go.”

Robert Johnson

St. Clairsville