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What a Difference a Year Makes & New Vocabulary from 2020

On February 2, 2020, I attended an unmasked, non-socially distanced, super-spreader event at the Lutz Children’s Museum and was blissfully unaware of what any of that meant.

Ground Hog Day at the Lutz in 2020
Ground Hog Day at the Lutz in 2021
Chuckles X in 2020. Unfortunately, Chuckles passed away about two months ago.
Phoebe, the hedgehog, 2021

Manchester State Representative Jason Doucette, from the 13th House District, read a Connecticut General Assembly Proclamation, naming Phoebe (a hedgehog) the Official Groundhog for the State of Connecticut. Phoebe is familiar with the role, having served as Chuckles’ Blind Personal Companion for the past few years.

Phoebe is named Official State Hedgehog.
Phoebe sharing her predictions with Mayor Moran.

Phoebe predicted six more weeks of winter with plenty of virtual snow days. She also suggested that it is time for Tom Brady to retire.

2 thoughts on “What a Difference a Year Makes & New Vocabulary from 2020

  1. Nice photos. Does a hedgehog have the same forecasting powers as a groundhog? Maybe not! Maybe you’ll get only 5 more weeks of winter.

    1. According to the Lutz Manager, the hedgehog has a slightly different accent. So maybe you are right and the mayor misunderstood.

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