Mule Day makes it big

Today’s New York Times takes a break from their relentless coverage of jackass Don Imus to focus on Columbia’s Mule Day. This delightful celebration in Maury County reflects the time when Columbia was a center for mule trading, and keeps alive the connections Tennesseans have to their agricultural past.

According to the article, the state’s mule population is on the rise: “A department (of Agriculture) survey from 1999 counted 4,600 mules in the state. In 2004, the last year for which data is available, the number had risen to 10,300.”

William Faulkner, who knew a thing or two about mules–and jackasses–said it best: “A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once.”

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