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QVC Celebrates Our Mom’s 80th Birthday, Groundhog Day, With Special Festivities

February 2, 2010

Phil a year ago, but we're betting on Essex Ed this year and his prediction of an early spring

Maybe because it’s based in Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney Phil’s home state, but QVC is going all out for Groundhog Day.

First of all, the No. 1 home shopping channel is offering four Easy Pays on all its merchandise Tuesday.

Second, the network aired a clip of Phil, with a crowd of oflicials and locals watching, coming out and seeing his shadow, meaning that we are in for six more weeks of winter.

And QVC host Dave James is doing a live Groundhog Day Webcast until 6 p.m.

New Jersey has its own groundhog weatherman, “Essex Ed,” who Monday did his own prediction at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, N.J., just about five minutes from our house. Ed didn’t see his shadow, according to The Star-Ledger, so he is predicting an early spring, unlike Phil today in Pa.

But that’s not why today’s a holiday. It’s our mom’s 80th birthday today! Happy birthday Mama, and many more to come. We love you.