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Around the Square
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 • Posted April 22, 2009

This little Piggy went to market.

This little Piggy went to town.

This little Piggy had roast beef.

This little Piggy had none.

And this little Piggy went weeweeweewee…

All the way home.

Stranger things have happened.

Why, just the other day it was the Three Little Pigs.

They went weeweeweewee all over town.

Apparently running away from home.

Or going home.

Not sure which.

Two deputies and Barbie, our esteemed ACO, were in hot pursuit.

She on foot and them in two pickups.

First, you heard the runaways.

Snoink, snoink, grunt, oink-oink, snoink, grunt, grunt.

Not a typical sound for the neighborhood.

Then you saw the runaways.

They made a break for it across the back lot.

A pack of three.

Dark brown; light with dark spots; dark with light spots.

Going as fast as their little pig legs could carry them.

Which was pretty darn fast.

They disappeared in the backyard behind Beaty’s.

Barbie and deputies closed in.

Don’t know what happened after that.

You’ll have to ask them.

I had other fish to fry.

I am curious about the beginning.

Where did they come from?

How did they get loose?

Is there an illegal pig operation going on?

And city people think small-town life is dull.

Get real.

Things are also jumping at Mason Building Supply & Rental.

They expanded.

Remodeled.

Rearranged.

Regrouped.

And ready to go now more than ever.

Just in time for all those Spring projects.

I think just about everybody and their dog (and grandkids) were over there on Saturday.

But no sign of a pig.

And not to worry.

Hill Country Video is still around and going strong.

They’re now at the other end of the building.

Something tells me it’s time to rent “Babe” again.

That’s Mason.

Renee Walker is an author, poet, and real estate broker on the square.

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