Have You Met Uncle Francis The Talking Mule?

Sixty-one years ago, my donkey’s Uncle Francis became a movie star.

Hollywood followed him with cameras during the war and showed their footage to the world.

Yes, reality shows existed back in olden times. Well, OK, reality movie shows.

The Bolton Ass’ Uncle Francis joined the U.S. Army and was assigned to the 123rd Mule Detachment.

Even though Francis provided valuable information to trusted soldiers, those soldiers fell victim to unwarranted ridicule. But the bottom line was, his information helped us win the war.

Movie patrons all over the world loved watching The Bolton Ass’ Uncle Francis perform his patriotic duties! The family is so proud of him!

Here’s a film clip of Uncle Francis that Hollywood shared with the world in 1950:


About Bolton

Hello, I am the owner of the donkey known as The Bolton Ass. Most people know me as Frank (or @gfb3 if you follow me on twitter). Some call me by other names. I accept people for who they are. (Most of the time.) However, my donkey, The Bolton Ass, tends to let people know how he thinks by awarding them at random opportunities. His two main awards are The Bolton Kick Ass Award and The Bolton Dumb Ass Award. He also likes to tell stories about his historical kin-folk. By the way, he wants me to tell you that he encourages nominations for future awards and might be swayed to present an award or two if your bribe is generous enough.