Thanks to Dad, who loved the Groundhog and all other underdogs.

Thanks to Mom, who always remembered to send the clippings.

Thanks and all my love to Angie, whose tolerance appears to be limitless.

Thanks to the Lancaster New Era and their searchable archives at

Kudos to Douglas Withers Groff, who really knows what "labor of love" means. If you want to know more about Orphie and the Slumbering Lodge, buy Mr. Groff's 700-page "The Slumbering Groundhog Lodge of Quarryville, Pennsylvania in the 20th Century". It may still be available for $100 at the Lancaster County Historical Society or the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. A few years ago I bought the last copy they had at Solanco Video in beautiful downtown Quarryville PA.