“Pigs Around World” with illustrations of yup, Pigs, in various traditional/stereotypical guises of various countries –including indigenous & colonial representatives for some locales. Circa 1978.
Lansing Michigan, 1973
eating macaroni & cheese
in a damp basement
while adults whispered
and i wondered why
the tornado was coming
and then my memory began
this is brother Bob’s (straight ahead) birthday March 1973 so i (front right) was 2.5 years old / for years i recalled this photo somehow and then going through my dear late Mom’s slides, found this and *knew it* instantly / that screened in porch, the sun, and everything.
this memory was described elsewhere in a riff…
“A brief stint in Lansing Michigan is where I remember my first thoughts, hunkered in the basement easting macaroni and cheese during a tornado, sitting in a big screened-in porch eating birthday cake with my glasses on.”