What is it about season changes that we long for? Sure the new growth and fresh start of Spring excites us after a long winter. But so too do the crack of the baseball bat and hot summer nights, or the crispness of fall mornings.
In this age of electronic banking, we are increasingly removed from the physical handling of cash. Our children watch as we pay for groceries, gasoline, restaurant tabs and even parking meters with our "magic" cards. Our children need to see, firsthand, where those funds come from.
What is magical about Punxsutawney is not just the movie or the mythical 127-year-old "prognosticator of prognosticators." The people and their values are the magic, and it is from the real people of Punxsutawney that America can learn some real lessons.
Punxsutawney Phil can predict the weather with a mind-blowing 39 percent accuracy rate, which, in human accuracy rates, is 273 percent. But did you know he can predict other things as well, just as accurately?