Friday, September 28, 2007

Friday Borger Blogging


Here's Borger's (El Jefe's hometown in the Texas Panhandle) answer to Amarillo's Horses (see previous post) and the Cow Parade. The city is encouraging businesses to display decorated oil pump-jacks in front of their establishments to boost civic pride.

This photo is the one advertising "Nana's Gifts." Because nothing quite reminds you of your Grandmother's presents like a pump-jack painted with stars!

9 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Okay, I admit the cows and horses are sort of odd. Still love them.

But pumpjacks?? *rolling my eyes*

SpookyRach said...

Geeze. The real pumpjacks out in the oilfields are decorated better than this.

Have you seen the one's that have Snoopy lying on the top, as if it was a doghouse? Love those!

SpookyRach said...

Although...I must admit, I'd rather have one of these in my front yard instead of those miniature windmills...

Presbyterian Gal said...

You Texans have ALL the fun.

Responsible Grace said...

Thank you for the welcome to Texas. Thus far I've had a great time and I have a feeling that I'm going to enjoy my time here.

I have just one question...what is a pump-jack?

Tiria the Shadow Princess said...

Pumpjacks.... I never knew what they were called. Can you tell I'm from the Midwest/Northeast?

But... tacky all the same.

Deb

Cathy said...

Pumpjacks are not familiar to me -- we don't have them around here that I know of.

Quotidian Grace said...

To my non-Texan friends: pumpjacks are used to pump oil from the hole up to the wellhead.

Pumpjacks are all over the state in the wheat, corn and cotton fields and even in the towns and cities pumping up "Black Gold/Texas Tea" that is then shipped to the refineries in the Houston/Galveston metro area.

little david said...

LOL! Makes me proud of our pathetic plastic cow assortment!