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Re: Scavenging Pigs and Trash
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1485  Wednesday, 13 June 2001

From:           Don Bloom <
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Date:           Tuesday, 12 Jun 2001 09:29:08 -0500
Subject: 12.1458 Re: Scavenging Pigs and Trash
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1458 Re: Scavenging Pigs and Trash

Vick Bennison recalls,

>For what it's worth, I was is boot camp at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in
>1969.  In the mess hall they had two garbage cans for tray scraps.  One
>can was for banana peels and egg shells.  The other was for everything
>else.  The "everything else" can was sold or given to local pig farmers
>as pig slop.  The other?  The story was that pigs would eat anything
>except banana peels and egg shells.

I went through a similar experience a few years earlier in Ft. Polk,
LA.  Although I don't recall the banana peels (maybe bayou pigs are less
fussy than bluegrass pigs), I do remember that it was collectively
called "edible garbage," which we agreed was an apt term for everything
offered by the messhalls.

Cheers,
don (a very reluctant soldier, indeed)

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