Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Punxsutawney, Pa.

Strangely, my youngest daughter has had an affinity for Punxsutawney, Pa. So on the way back to Connecticut, we stopped by the little town northeast of Pittsburgh. Meredith has been able to spell Punxsutawney since she was about 4 or 5. We didn't spot Punxsutawney Phil, but we did find several versions of the next-best thing. After we snapped the above photo, a nice lady on her way in to a pharmacy asked if we'd like to visit the local museum, which includes a little display on the famous groundhog. Only in America do you find these things.


  1. Reading about my ancestor, Luman, in such detail makes me very sad. The deaths of the three Wadhams brothers was devastating to the family, and has had an effect on our family all down the years. Thank you for putting the photos and the record together for Lumen. If you want further information on these three brothers struck down within the short space of time and near the end of the conflict, and how they were honored by their comrades, I can supply that. Regards, Lois Dean - Memorial Day Weekend, 2009

  2. Lois: Would like to hear more about your ancestors. Please let me know how to best contact you. John Banks