Octoraro Orphie
the One True Groundhog

legend - lodge - legacy - lore - lancaster


labor of love

Acknowledgments

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

Thanks to Mom, who always remembers 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 http://lancasteronline.com.

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, Pa. 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.

Orphie and me 2009

labor of love