Pig o’ My Heart #ThrowbackThursday

No, not Freddy the Pig this time. This time, I’m talking about this beautiful chalk pig who is at least as old as I am. Yes, that’s pretty damn old.

Her name is Rosie, and I’ve loved her all my life. She belongs to Mom, and lives in Mom’s bedroom, between the bathroom door and the bedroom television.

Pig o’ My Heart

Pig o' My HeartLook at that pretty eye! She’s a little chipped, but wait until you see the other side.

Rosie2A young friend of mine, who was heavier than she realized, thought it would be fun to sit upon Miss Rosie. The result was not happy for anyone concerned.

Don’t ask me why, when so many things have been lost or discarded along life’s meandering path, we still have and treasure this pig of painted chalk, but we do. The Japanese would probably say she now has a living spirit, and I wouldn’t want to say they’re wrong. If she does, I think it’s a very very nice one.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Give your main character an odd thing to have kept from childhood or family past.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Pig o’ My Heart #ThrowbackThursday

  1. Jane

    January 29, 2015 at 9:47am

    Hello, little piggy. I love the way she sits, like a little person. My boy Rory would sit like that, but he had so much fur, it looked like he had too many legs, maybe eight or something. He had those four paws peeking out of the fur avalanche in front, so he must have many others underneath. No?

    I love Rosie’s little painted flowers. My grandmother’s set (SET!) of a chalk mother cat and her kittens, alas, did not survive tha ages. But I did find a match for one of the kittens at a jumble sale, and I’m looking at it right now on top of my left speaker. It keeps company with an elegant brass cat, a prehistoric stone hand tool, and a mini mayan stone head from Mexico. Guess which one looks oldest.

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      Marian Allen

      January 29, 2015 at 9:55am

      Guess which one looks oldest, eh? Let’s see … Why, that would be ME! lol!

      Love the image of Rory with all those feet tucked under all that fur. 😀

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