Archive for December, 2016

My mule stories–invitation to a tea party

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Brown donkeyFrancis had an Invitation to a Tea Party at a fancy hotel downtown

Can you imagine a mule going to a fancy hotel to attend a tea party given by a group of elderly ladies? 

I had to answer the invitation because Francis—that’s the name of my dad’s mule—did not know how to speak the language of those elderly women.  It is a matter of semantics.

 

 

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The mule story–the unexpected call

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Blue light reflecting from a Police CarThe Unexpected Call—dreaded and late

How would you react to a late unexpected call from the police while you were asleep in bed?

 Francis, our coke drinking mule whose home is behind the curio shop, but visits people who give him a bottle of coke to drink is Keeping Company with the Police at 2:00 in the Morning.

It was a morning just like this.  A time for sleeping waiting for dawn.   My dad answered the dreaded call.

 

 

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My mule stories-busload of kids


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bus at curios shopMy mule story-a busload of kids     An introduction to Francis, our beautiful mule who loved drinking cokes and who entertained thousands of tourist over 50 years ago.   He is talking to you.  “Heeeee  Ha” 

This is the story about the busload of kids who gave Francis one or more bottles of coca cola one day.   It was on a Saturday when Francis saw the bus.

Francis heard the commotion but did not figure out who these kids were doing on a bus.  Then they started buying the 10 cent bottle of coke.

“Hee Ha”  “Hee Ha!”   Francis, the coke drinking mule brayed to the kids to give him a bottle of coke.  There were at least 20 kids.

 

 

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The big 47 foot cowboy

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47 foot statue of a big cowboy hand-builtThe big 47-foot cowboy

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Levi jeans began in 1873 and in 1960, these famous Tall and big original fit jeans were made especially for the first and the only 47-foot statue of a cowboy.  That is because there are no other statues of this kind that were ever built.

Today the reputation for the Levi name continues as did the popularity of those original fit blue jeans had earned for the cowboy.

 

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Funny stories about the big cowboy

 

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laughing togetherFunny Stories About the Cowboy

There are many funny stories that was told to me or that I was present at the time.  Tourists saw the cowboy and thought he was a plane.

I was given stilts and was ready to run.  The cowboy’s shirt was made in a gymnasium, but it ended up too small.  Dad did not tell them.  He did not want to hurt their feelings.   They were so excited to help.

I have pictures that will put a smile on your face.  Do you want a cure?  Try on a laugh.

 

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