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  • Humble

    Posted by Sgt. Mom on March 1st, 2016 (All posts by )

    Humble Oil
    In San Saba, Texas. (Which, I am told, is correctly pronounced “San Say-bah” locally.) I met there on Monday with a gentleman who is a descendant of Frank Hamer, in the course of doing a book-talk presentation. I also met with a descendant of John Meusebach.  I heard all about a Meusebach daughter, who became a dentist and had an extraordinarily interesting life.

    You never know what you are going to find out about in small-town Texas.

    And I got some nice pictures in San Saba, and in the next town over, called Cherokee.


    6 Responses to “Humble”

    1. Michael Hiteshew Says:

    2. Bill Brandt Says:

      I had forgotten all about Humble Oil which if I am not mistaken was a TX Oil Co. My Dad’s company for years dealt wit the oil companies, and I can remember visiting Shell in Houston and I htink the hotel’s bar was called Spindletop.

    3. dearieme Says:

      I’d have thought the Texas climate well suited to houses with large overhangs on the roof.

    4. Mike K Says:

      “large overhangs on the roof.”

      I don’t know why they are not popular but it might be related to strong wind storms there.

      “Blue Norther” is not a cold Yankee but a ferocious wind storm in winter.

    5. Sgt. Mom Says:

      This wasn’t a house – but a gas station. I think it is a reconstruction, or a heavily-restored version of the original. Don’t know why there aren’t any pumps outside, or a canopy. There are a lot of other vintage gas stations I have seen that do have them.

    6. dearieme Says:

      Oh well, if you have filthy winds and filthy heat, you should live underground.