The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


February 22, 2014

I told you so

Pride is one of the Seven Deadly Sins. I think it’s the first, so I suppose it’s the big one. Luckily, I’m just a worm and can’t read. In fact, I’d rather eat a book than read one.

Here we are in mid-winter and I was awakened from my hibernation by the incessant sound of snow plow blades scraping the road near my winter hideout. I waved down the plow operator, which is no mean feat,  being  only two inches tall.

“How goes the winter?” I asked him.

“Bingo! Right on!” I cried after he told me of the continuing record cold and incessant snows.

I am sure you kind readers recall that back on Columbus Day weekend at the Woolly Worm Winter Weather Prognostication Festival, in Lewisburg, I predicted the coldest, snowiest winter any of you have seen in a long, long time.

Again my 108-percent correct prognostication average holds true! Once more, please excuse my pride. As for the Seven Deadly Sins, I believe gluttony is also on the list. Being wide awake in the middle of my hibernation I’m more than a bit hungry. Taking after my dad’s side of the family, the gluttonous “Book Worms,” I’ll pick out a spicy romance novel and devour it before heading back to bed.

A warning though! This winter ain’t over till the fat robin sings! See you in a few months.

The Woolly Worm, AKA Mike Glazer, is a renowned winter weather prognosticator who has predicted the winter weather in the Susquehanna Valley correctly each Columbus Day weekend from Lewisburg’s Hufnagle Park since 1997 with the help of his friends at the Kiwanis Club of Buffalo Valley A.M.  


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