Category Archives: Pigs

The Midnight Ride of Hank the Horse

Another Freddy poem from the Bean Home News missing from “The Collected Poems of Freddy the Pig”. The Midnight Ride of Hank the Horse “Listen my children while I discourse Of the midnight ride of Hank the horse. ‘Twas in … Continue reading

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Breathes there a pig with soul so dead

My wife and I are reading a Freddy book entitled “Freddy and the Bean Home News“ This was the book that introduced me to Freddy the Pig and that awful poetry of his. Freddy takes a poem by Sir Walter … Continue reading

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Pig N Ford Races

Today the 86th annual Pig-n-Ford races start at the Tillamook County Fair. More than 8 decades ago, a couple Oregon farmers were chasing a runaway pig in their model T Fords. They thought it would be a fun event for … Continue reading

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Our Olivia Book

Mommy got us this book. It’s the Olivia book. We like Olivia. She is funny. Daddy says he doesn’t know how to read this book, but Mommy sometimes reads it to us. Giuseppi says that learning other languages is good for … Continue reading

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The Art Institute of Chicago

We visited the Art Institute of Chicago last week. My wife always looks for “Vast Ocean” by Günther Uecker, one of her favorites. It’s a 3 dimensional abstract painting; you need to see it in 3D in order to appreciate … Continue reading

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Pigs on Afghanistan postage stamps

A year ago Khanzir was released from quarantine where he had been since 3 May 2009 as a result of H1N1 concerns. Khanzir has been labeled as “Afghanistan’s only known pig” and is a resident of the Kabul Zoo. The … Continue reading

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Pigs on Bahamas Postage Stamps

The Bahamas issued its first postage stamp on 10 Jun 1859, and was the first country to have an undersea post office, which operated from 16 Aug 1939 to 25 Jun 1942. The Bahamas has issued postage stamps featuring pigs … Continue reading

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Pigs on Continental Currency

While Benjamin Franklin didn’t do pig collectors any favors as Postmaster General (see Pigs on USA postage stamps), he was influential in putting the pig on early American paper money. His library contained the 1702 Mainz edition of Symbolorum ac … Continue reading

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Pigs on USA postage stamps

The pigs that have shown up on United States Postage Stamps have been Chinese New Year or Fictional characters. The first occurrence wasn’t until 30 Dec 1994. By then many other nations had featured pigs on their stamps. The occasion … Continue reading

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The Fontainebleau Boar Hunt

The cold air sharpens the noise of the crashing branches, and suddenly the forest comes alive with exhilaration. The dogs, having stealthily followed the trail, now give free reign to thrill. A boar has been found and the chase has … Continue reading

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