Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was a British statesman and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during WWII, and again from 1951 to 1955. He was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer and a painter.
Churchill and his wife, Clementine, also had several pet names for each other that were used to greet and close personal letters sent between them. Examples from actual letters are shown above. She was his “Cat.” He was usually her “Pig.”
Thus a letter might begin “Dearest Cat” and end “Your loving, Pig.” Often, their closings were also embellished with quick and skillful sketches of a pig or cat.
‘A pig will look at a human as an equal’, so said Winston Churchill. But this was likely just self-indulgent thinking from a man who had embraced the pet name ‘Pig’ for himself in love letters to and from his wife, Clementine.
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