While today, February 2, is Groundhog Day, it was also my father’s birthday. Dad, who enjoyed sharing a birthday with this famous prognosticator, would have been 112 years old if he were alive today.
But Dad was far from being the only member of my family to celebrate a February birthday on a date that was also known for other reasons. Both my sister and I have daughters who were born on Valentine’s Day.
Then there’s my mother, who will be 102 on February 22 and who shares a birthday with George Washington.
And I can’t forget my sister-in-law, born on February 25, who was fortunate enough to be born on a day that isn’t also recognized for another reason.
So here’s wishing a happy February birthday to Dad, Mom, Allison, Lisa, and Margaret.
And to everyone else, happy Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, and President’s Day. For a short month, February sure has a lot going on.