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This was the daily poem in my email box from Lake Wobegon:


The Pig


by Anonymous


It was the first of May

A lovely warm spring day

I was strolling down the street in drunken pride,

But my knees were all a-flutter,

And I landed in the gutter

And a pig came up and lay down by my side.


Yes, I lay there in the gutter

Thinking thoughts I could not utter

When a lady passing by did softly say

'You can tell a man who boozes

By the company he chooses' ? And the pig got up and slowly walked away.


"The Pig" by Anonymous. Public domain.

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Musing about the pig -- I grew up around pig farms in Illinois -- there is a rendering plant just outside of Monmouth with a foul smell as you approach the town.


Clint Eastwood wrestles a pig in his brilliant film UNFORGIVEN.


I don't know about Britannia but having pet pot belly pigs from Asia was fad here a couple decades ago.


Arnold the Pig was a character on our rural TV series Green Acres which probably did not play over there - a bit too regional.


I believe pigs sent to Denmark after 1945 aided the agriculture rebuilding of that country -- -- or did they export Danish hams before 1940?

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