My wife Ruth and I retired from Saudi Aramco in 1995. Ruth worked for Aramco as a British nurse starting in 1974. I joined the company in 1975 and we were married in 1980. I was an engineer from California and had the good fortune to work on all 5 of Saudi Aramco sulfur plants at Shedgum, Uthmaniyah, Berri, Ras Tanura, and Jubail.
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This can be made ahead and put in the refrigerator or frozen. The recipe can be made with turkey or tuna; when using tuna, omit poultry seasoning.
Tips for Using Vinegar - 1976 Al Hasa Cookbook
Petie's Orange Fruit Salad - Dhahran Women's Group, Family Favorites - Volume 1, 1987
Holiday House Scent: Women's Golf Cookbook - Rolling Hills Country Club, 1991
Savory Balls or Bitterballen - 1976 Al Hasa Cookbook
Crowd-Pleasing Crab Dip - 1976 Al Hasa Cookbook
We do not have Bed and Breakfast guests constantly, a good thing, since we devote so much time to each person or group. Our main business is the woodshop and then the farm.
I taught at the Dhahran schools from Dec. '79 through August '86. During that time I taught music and chorus in grades K-5, first at the Central School and later at the Hills School. I was also involved in the community chorus, community band (percussion), ANHA, and the square and round dance clubs.
Former Aramcons, Edgar and Brenda Dewar lived and worked in Arabia from October 1981 until July 1986. Edgar worked for Aramco as a chemical engineer, corrosion specialist, out of Udhailiyah and Mubarraz. Brenda taught in the Udhailiyah Schools for one year.
Linwood Thompson graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, United States Air Force on May 25, 2002. In June, Woody will report for active duty at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas where he will start navigator training.
It doesn’t rain very much in Dhahran does it! However, as summer approaches some days are just too hot to go out and if you’re anything like me you really appreciate a day in the house, just as you do on a rainy day at home. But, what to do if you really don’t feel like reading, watching television, or sorting out that cupboard you promised yourself you’d do weeks ago?
Retirees Dick and Ruth Maise have recently self-published a book on their travels and experiences in Saudi Arabia, based on letters they wrote to friends, family members and each other over the course of their time in the Kingdom.
First, the Cirque du Soleil is not a circus as the name implies.
Readers of Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah are aware of various projects, such as the Heritage Gallery in Dhahran, that have attempted to tell parts of the Aramco story. Now, the full story of the company is coming home to Saudi Arabia.
Some 815 Saudi Aramco annuitants, family members, and friends convened in San Antonio at the Marriott Rivercenter over the Labor Day weekend, August 31 to September 4, 2000. It was the 22nd Aramco reunion held in the United Sates since the original biennial gathering in Pleasanton, California in 1958, but the first ever in the great state of Texas.
At the first-ever gathering of expatriate Aramco annuitants in Saudi Arabia, April 18 to May 2, 2000, organizing committee chairman Ali Baluchi greets visitors at Heritage Village, a new museum and restaurant for tourists in Dammam. Photo by William Tracy.
Three views from the 1950s by Aramcon Dorothy Miller : Hofuf, a walled city in the Al-Hasa Oasis; Dammam, a trading center on the Arabian Gulf; and early Dhahran, with a two-story dormitory and a concrete bubble house.
The Scottsdale Princess Resort Hotel in Arizona, site of the 1994 Reunion, welcomed Aramcons for a gala return visit in September 1998.