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Posted on 01/29/2014


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Groundhog Day Menu, Hotel Weber, Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 2, 1921

Groundhog Day Menu, Hotel Weber, Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 2, 1921
Menu from page 3 of the program for the "Fourteenth Annual Watch and Wait of the Slumbering Ground Hog Lodge of Quarryville, in Pennsylvania," February 2, 1921 (see below for a transcription of the text).

For additional information about the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge, see an
enlargement of the groundhog illustration on the front cover of the program for the lodge's 1963 celebration, the full front cover of the program, and the back cover of the program.

Groundhog Day, February 2, 1963 Groundhog Day Program, February 2, 1963 (Front) Groundhog Day Program, February 2, 1963 (Back)

Ground Hog Day, Nineteen Twenty-One

Ground Hog Feast
Hotel Weber, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in the Garden Spot of America.

To sleep or not to sleep? That is the question.
Whether 'tis weather-wise thus to suffer
The stings and arrows of a Borean Winter,
Or, by retreating to a cozy corner, burrow, and end them,
To sleep, to hibernate and by a six-week nap
To say we end the backache and the rheumatism
And the hundred ills woodchucks are heir to,
To hibernate! To sleep! Perchance to dream--
Aye, there's the rub! For in that death-like sleep
What dreams may come, eke make me suck my paws,
For who would prophesy and shake and shiver
In an advancing cold wave and storm
When he at once might rest and comfort take
By getting in out of the wet.


Menu

Celery, Olives, Oysters on the Half Shelf, Vegetable Soup

Stuffed Turkey, grown in Colerain Township

Turkey Giblet Sauce

Mashed Potatoes, raised in East Drumore

Candied Sweet Potatoes, product of Beggar Row

Cranberry Sauce, as sassy as can be made

Quarryville Peas

Salads, a la Eden Township

Ice Cream, frozen in Lancaster

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Coffee, direct from Brazil, grown especially for ground hogs

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