Saturday, March 30, 2013

Texas! Texas! Margaret...

Sam Houston, depicted in steel and concrete, overlooks Interstate-45 in Huntsville, Texas.

According to, "Sam Houston (1793-1863) remembered the Alamo with his surprise victory/slaughter of Santa Anna's more experienced and professional Mexican Army at San Jacinto, then went on to become President of the Republic of Texas, Governor of the State of Texas, and a US Senator."

His reputation was widespread, and as a result he has a whole buncha stuff named after him:  the city of Houston (the 4th largest in the country), a museum, four U.S. warships, an Army base, a national forest, a historical park, a university, and this 67-foot statue. 

What the hell is with Texas and all the big things? 

Maybe it's the same reason some guys drive sports cars.

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2012: He Forgets He Lives With A Maven
2011: Does Anyone Notice The Shoes Of A “Very Important Person”?
2010: Do You Think Raquel Owns A Dog And Gets Enough Potassium?
2009: No Need To Do Anything Drastic; There Will Always Be Re-Runs
2008: Beautifully Retro
2007: Ready, Set, Go!!
2006: Giving New Meaning To An Ambulance Chaser
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!

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