From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Or Would You Rather Be a Mule?

Life in Christian County, Kentucky... The Rural Life...



Mule
Would you like to swing on a star,
Carry moonbeams home in a jar,
And be better off than you are,
Or would you rather be a mule?

A mule is an animal with long funny ears;
He kicks up at anything he hears.
His back is brawny but his brain is weak;
He's just plain stupid with a stubborn streak,
And by the way if you hate to go to school,
You may grow up to be a mule...

(As sung by Bing Crosby)

2 comments:

Trixie said...

How funny!! Did you notice I posted a mule photo on Saturday? See, there's that convergence thing happening again!

Collagemama said...

Thanks for a fun memory at the end of a long day!

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