Marvin and Ruth Stark Retired in 1995

BY Marvin Stark / /

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.

Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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.

George and Barbara Homolka

George and Barbara Homolka

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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.

Alice Olsen - Former Dhahran Music Teacher

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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 ExPats, Edgar and Brenda Dewar

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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.

Woody Thompson Receives Commission

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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.

What To Do On A "Rainy Day" in Dhahran?

BY Britney B. / /

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?

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Summer 2002

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Summer 2002

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

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.

Cirque Du Soleil

BY Aramco ExPats / /

First, the Cirque du Soleil is not a circus as the name implies.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2001

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2001

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

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.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Winter 2000

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Winter 2000

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

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.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Summer 2000

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Summer 2000

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

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.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 1999

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 1999

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

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.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 1999

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 1999

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Scottsdale Princess Resort Hotel in Arizona, site of the 1994 Reunion, welcomed Aramcons for a gala return visit in September 1998.