There was once a great deal of sentiment associated with hogs, especially at hog killing time in the old days. Old timers recall sweet recollections of the time they could sit on a piece of wood, with a juicy fragrant spare rib or piece of hog liver, broiled in glowing coals, in one hand and a large cooked sweet potato in the other. Kammerer presents a local writer’s descriptive narrative from 1882 expressing his fondness for events around a hog killing.
The slaughter of hogs carried out in modern slaughterhouses does not carry the same \"fondness\" as older hog killings. In an 1882 descriptive narrative, a local writer expresses his fondness for such social events.