Dear Punxsutawney Phil,
Greetings and salutations! I hope this letter reaches you prior to your 126th shadow investigation. You may be wondering why it has taken so long to receive a letter from me.
Well, you see. I live in Oklahoma. You know, the place that gets the weather. All of it. This time last year, blizzard. After that, tornadoes. And then we had the summer of sweat, sweat, and more sweat. Somewhere in there was some kind of strange hail storm of Biblical proportions.
And then it came time for winter.
And we waited.
No ice. It snowed one evening and melted off before lunch the following day. It’s 61 degrees as I write this.
So if this is what the winter weather is going to look like this year, I have a favor to ask. Could you please, pretty please, see your shadow tomorrow? I could totally go for 6 more weeks of this.