During the Eid holiday I spent a week at the Mediterranean resorts of San Remo and Monte Carlo. Our party of five traveled from Dhahran to Nice on British Airways flights via London.
Arabs believe that Hadh, Luck, is a gift granted only to a few. It is a trait like courage or intelligence, and is a requirement for successful leadership.
So many friends in the US have asked me to write something about what it is like to be a woman in Saudi Arabia. That is a big question that cannot be answered in a word.
Chris Stevens, son of Ray and Sheila Stevens, was married in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 8, 2003 to Kim Anderson, daughter of Calvin & Melinda Anderson. Chris attended school in Abqaiq from 1978 - 1985 and was a returning student from 1990 - 1998.
Several months ago a cable message flashed out of the Near East, sped halfway around the world to offices of Standard Oil Company of California, in San Francisco.
What a joy to see both of our daughters engaged to such wonderful young men. It truly is an answer to our prayers. During the Christmas Holidays, both of our daughters accepted proposals.
his year's Northern Nevada Aramco Annuitants' Christmas Luncheon was held on Sunday, December 8th at the home of Marsha and Roger Lindeken in Reno, Nevada. There were 38 Aramco ExPats in attendance. The most senior ExPats were Dick Hattrup, Hal Wood, Jean Huston and Bill Bartlett. Jan and Scott Conner were the most recent retirees.
On Wednesday, January 15th, 2003, twenty-nine former Aramco ExPat women came together to reminisce about their days of living in Saudi Arabia. Most of the attendees live in Las Vegas and the surrounding area but a few came from Arizona to join us for the afternoon.
Daily Weather Data - Chart 1, Data Collected by George Blakslee.
Average Range In Temperature By Month - Chart 2, January - May 1950.
The dark brown line on the small map marks the 1998 version of Saudi Arabia's claims regarding its boundaries with Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.
The alidade-planetable survey is a means of plotting a traverse as it is made, thus avoiding the likelihood of mathematical blunders and recording errors that arise while working with the theodolite.
Measurements of the thickness of rock sequences and description of their lithology and fauna are much less valuable if the location and elevation of these 'sections' are not known with reasonable accuracy.
The Brunton Pocket Transit that all geologists know as the 'Brunton' was invented in 1894 by D. W. Brunton, a Canadian mining geologist. It has been in use for more than a hundred years and is still being manufactured.
The theodolite is an instrument that measures vertical and horizontal angles precisely. With stadia lines etched on the reticule of its telescope and the appropriate stadia rod (a flat-faced rod graduated vertically, its subdivisions corresponding to one/one hundredth of the focal distance) it will measure distances with accuracy sufficient for third order triangulation.
Just before Christmas, two friends and I had lunch at the newly opened Vins restaurant in Bahrain.
Former Vice-President of Facility Planning at AOC The Hague, John A. Schnautz, recently learned that he will be inducted into the Oregon State University Chemical Engineering Hall of Fame at Corvallis, Oregon on February 21, 2003.
This year’s “old-timers” reunion took place on Dec 1st at the Women’s Athletic Club in Oakland, California. Nine of the 1950’s era Aramco ExPats were in attendance: Dawn and Cliff Flittie, Doris and Mike Wanty, Jean and Walter Dell’Oro, Lloyd Reed, Norah Harriss and Nestor Sander.
Cottage Cheese and Jello Salad
Apple Pudding - Al Hasa Cookbook - 1976