Yes, that sign is a residential “For Sale” sign for a lot in a new development in Fort Worth. Growing up in Texas, there are three questions I’ve been asked time and again by out-of-staters:

Q – What’s your horse’s name?
A – Volkswagen.

Q – What’s Southfork Ranch like?
A – A whole lot smaller than it looks on TV.

Q – Do you have an oil well in your back yard?
A – Up until now, I’ve always been able to say “No, and I don’t know anyone who does, either. They don’t generally put them in residential areas.”

Guess I need to change my usually glib response now. Maybe I’ll get a horse, too.

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Categories: From the hip


matt · 16 August 2005 at 5:21 PM

theres another across the street from me,, rig

Bo · 16 August 2005 at 8:04 PM

Actually, Matt… that IS the one across the street from you!

Brad · 16 September 2005 at 11:00 AM

The drilling derrick is the same for oil or gas, but it’s almost 100% that it’s drilling for natural gas. They went after almost all of the viable oil on land decades ago. Once they get it drilled, they can actually camoflage the well to the point of it being almost unnoticeable, unless it blows up or blows out, then they tend to be somewhat noticeable.

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