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Re: Mis Pig Me Date

I checked the website and it appears to be an eagle or some predatory bird.
Wonder how they came up with the name, Herky?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 5:40 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Mis Pig Me Date

> I have no idea if there is such a real thing as a hawkeye, but around
> here it's it a mascot for the University of Iowa athletic department and
> dearly beloved by most of the community.
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Thu 06/17, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
> From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:51:10 -0500
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Mis Pig Me Date
> ?? What is a hawkeye? A bird?<br><br>Kitty<br><br>----- Original Message
> ----- <br>From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com><br>To:
> <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 5:55
> AM<br>Subject: RE: [CHAT] Mis Pig Me Date<br><br><br>> Hey, we're doing
> the same in our local towns with big 6 foot high<br>> fiberglass statues
> of Herky the Hawkeye (University of Iowa mascot)...my<br>> favorite so
> far is the Benjamin Franklin Herky near the hospital where I<br>> work,
> but I haven't seen all 75 of them yet, either. What advertisers<br>>
> won't do for a gimmick!<br>><br>><br>><br>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>><br>>
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."<br>>
> --Albert Einstein<br>><br>> --- On Wed 06/16, james singer <
> jsinger@igc.org > wrote:<br>> From: james singer [mailto:
> jsinger@igc.org]<br>> To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Date: Wed, 16 Jun
> 2004 16:58:16 -0400<br>> Subject: [CHAT] Mis Pig Me Date<br>><br>> Town
> I live in has got some kind of something going on where merchants<br>>
> <br>"sponsor" large cut outs of pigs, which they name and paint and
> then<br>> <br>the city spots them around town. Something to cure the
> summer<br>> doldrums <br>I guess. Anyway, we [the nursery] named our pig
> "Miss Pig<br>> Me Date." I <br>haven't seen it yet, so I don't know how
> it's painted.<br>> Film at eleven <br>[on Saturday, that
> is].<br><br><br>Island<br>> Jim<br>Southwest Florida<br>Zone 10<br>27.0
> N,
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