Always proud to have been born in Humble Hospital. Then taken home to my wood frame home in Humble Addition. Most of our neighbors lived there many years making long term friendships. all had screened in porches which had roll up tarps. Many of the boys sleep there winter and summer.
We had a school, a grocery store, Community House. There was 8 foot cyclone fence all around I can remember going through a guard, my brother says was because of a strike.
The Community House had a library, room for parties, big dance floor with a stage, an upstairs to play ping pong and games. In the early days the Humble Day was held there. After a big day of fun the dance began I danced many times there. Doing the bunny hop. Many of the older men danced with the younger girls to help us learn to dance. There where big wicker chairs all around the floor.Fun Fun Fun.
The docks was close by, so the sailors would stop to try to talk to the kids through the fence. I am sure they missed their own.
We moved when I was 12 years old a block away, but still could enjoy the great Humble Addition
I had a Dad, brother, son three nephews who worked there.
Joy Ewing Greenawalt