Many months ago—too many months ago—you read in this newsletter an account of an October 2013 visit to Paris.
Cabo, Cabo, Cabo…¡Olé, Cabo! “We loved Cabo!” “We had the most fabulous time in Cabo!” “We can’t wait to go back to Cabo!”
It's been more than sixty-four years since I first went to the 'field ' in 1950 for five years (also spent another year before that in the New York Office at 505 Park Avenue).
Every once in a while, a story comes along that is undeniably true, yet so preposterous, so difficult to believe, so fantastical, no sane reader would accept it as plausible were an author to produce a work of fiction with the same story line.
Several Darlington students, faculty and an alumna will be featured as a part of the second annual Rome Community HeART Project next month.
Attending Thursday's signings were assistant coach Steph Bradshaw (from left), Cat Jorgensen, Darlington Soccer Academy director Chad Liddle, Tim McGlynn, Noah Teplitzky, Michelle Cole, Riz Dharsey, Alex Zegarra, director of operations Kevin Ray and assistant director Jamey Newsome.
Old man rhythm is in my shoes No use 't sittin' and singin' the blues So be my guest, you got nothin' to lose Won't you let me take you on a sea cruise?
The Eiffel Tower in Paris; Big Ben in London; the Colosseum in Rome; Red Square in Moscow; the Empire State Building in New York; the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco; the Taj Mahal in Agra; the Pyramids of Giza; Petra in Jordan—all rank as iconic, instantly-recognizable man-made landmarks from around the world.
Kudos to whoever coined the term “The Mexican Riviera.” Any Aramcon past or present yearning for a perfect tonic for chasing away the winter blues needs look no further than Mexico’s Pacific coast for escape and revitalization.
A new era dawned in Saudi Arabia on Monday under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman as citizens across the country expressed their confidence in the new king’s ability to take the Kingdom to new heights of progress and prosperity.
RIYADH — Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Prince Salman became king, the royal court said in a statement carried by state television.
Four weeks hence, on the 19th of February, Hong Kong will celebrate Chinese New Year, welcoming in the Year of the Sheep with another eye-popping pyrotechnic display guaranteed to equal, if not surpass, their recent light show marking the arrival of 2015—an account of which recently appeared in these pages.
Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa offers splendid 5-star hospitality in the heart of Manama.
My fellow Aramcons no doubt remember how sports helped bind us together during our time living in oil patch camps scattered across the Kingdom. High on my list of favorite memories from those years are the softball games that filled so many of my hours away from work.
We trust everyone had a safe trip home and that you also took with your many wonderful memories of the Asheville Hafla Reunion at the Omni Grove Park Inn. Your hosts and co-hosts thank you again for coming.
Do you know if you will have enough financial resources to meet your goals upon retirement?
Seventy-five years ago today, Casoc, now Saudi Aramco, had its first customer for a tanker-load of oil. If the company had been a mom and pop bakery, they would have proudly framed that first dollar bill.
By Grace Malone for AramcoExpats.com</em> Tim Barger’s stories about 1950s Aramco evoke a bygone era that defined a certain Aramcon spirit of doing more with less and having a fine time doing it – from a kid’s point of view. His collection Arabian Son: 21 Stories was released last month and I interviewed him about the book by telephone and email.
Tim Barger’s collection of stories about his years growing up in Aramco are a study in impaired judgment and poor impulse control - yet they are entirely recognizable to any of us who lived in a place where you woke up to the muezzin and went to lunch at the whistle.
In December 2013, Steven Reilly Denyer received his MBA degree from Hood College in Frederick Maryland. Steven was a student of Dhahran schools from 1980 to 1986. He is the son of Al and Pat Denyer who resided in Dhahran and Ras Tanura from April 1980 to August of 1990 when Al retired from Aramco. Steven and his wife Carrie live in Germantown, Maryland with their two children.