Wednesday, October 10, 2007

We Were So Poor. . .

We were so poor, so the story goes, we didn't own a horse and we had to ride the pig to school uphill both ways in a snowstorm.

Some rendition of this hard times story is told in every family I know. The difference is that when my father-in-law, Lewis, tells it he has the pictures to back it up. Well, at least the picture riding the pig. As you can see, Bainville, Montana was very flat, so he didn't really travel uphill both ways to school. But from the windswept hairdos, I'd say it was a wild ride anyway.

The Twins - Bill and Lewis
and Baby Dell

They had the horse and the snow, lots of snow. And for three young boys in the middle of nowhere, they had an adventuresome life.

Elenor, Bill, Dell, Lewis

As for the pig, she had a family of her own and couldn't spend all her time entertaining the boys. Ah, women's work is never done.

Now I think this little pig's tale qualifies fM as a H.O.G.S Blog, don't you?



Blogger Terry Thornton said...

LOL! You have made my day! Leave it to the footnoteMaven to present a truly great article in such a unique and humorous manner.

No, this does not qualify you as a HOGS BLOGGER --- you were ALREADY a member of this growing group of HOGS! LOL! [But if you wish to continue with funny interesting photo spreads such as this one on a daily basis, the world would be a happier place.]

This is truly funny. ROTFLOL!

Terry Thornton
Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi

October 10, 2007 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...


This one’s for you!

I must admit, it helps to have good material. And it is oh so good to be appreciated!

HOGS forever!


October 10, 2007 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger Janice said...

Too funny :D

Sooooooo [rhymes with brew] Eeeeeee


October 10, 2007 at 3:27 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Is that the sound of the wild attorney I hear?


October 10, 2007 at 6:46 PM  

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