"Bad luck did develop between Deeson and Alligator just after you have passed through Round Lake as this pig came across the road in front of you, but your left front wheel hit him as he continued to run squealing and you were able to keep your car going straight. You did stop and everyone got out and luck was with you, no one was hurt. It did bend your fender a little bit and that was all.
"The pig was nowhere to be seen, so we all got back in the car to continue the trip. ..."
And now for something completely different, as they say. Namely, Emil Nick's multi-part reminiscence of a trip to Memphis from Greenville, Mississippi, in the 1930s. Ol' Emil wanders all over the place, but it's fascinating, in a sort of a Kerouac/geezer way. Check it out in the Delta Democrat Times.