Mildred Webster continues to be a faithful correspondent as she settles into the new house in Dhahran, works on committees and keeps up with the increasing “social whirl” that is expected of the wife of an up-and-coming Aramco executive.
In this piece, Mark Lowey chronicles the story of Desert Designs and its founders, Qamar Ahmed and Farid Bukhari, who own the unique, family-run interior design studio, home décor gift shop and art gallery, in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, that is dedicated to Saudi culture and Islamic design.
Dear colleagues, As we begin the blessed month of Ramadan this year, we are continuing to successfully adapt to new realities. Everyone who is a part of this great company has shown agility, patience, and flexibility during this time. And all of us are contributing to a vital purpose...
Gary Bain, retired manager of Aramco aviation, is managing a GoFundMe page for his granddaughter Hali who is fighting cancer. Hali urgently needs help with medical bills, including treatments, surgeries, and hospital stays as well as living expenses.
Mildred Webster, the official family “correspondent,” starts off the New Year of 1947 with a full report on Christmas activities in the camps, hopes for the family’s first home leave later in the year, and observations about her husband’s “playing” the Roupee market in Bahrain.
This is pepper country, the Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta declared of Malabar, India’s southwest coast along the Arabian Sea. Admiring the tropical forests and hills made bountiful by monsoon rains, there was “not a span of ground or more but is cultivated,” he observed.
Hooriya Naushad Shah, daughter of Engr. Syed Naushad Shah, celebrated her 10th birthday on April 5th. Hooriya is the granddaughter of Syed Yousaf Shah, Aramco Badge ID 71533.
Aramco has signed a deal with a consortium led by EIG Global Energy Partners (“EIG”), one of the world’s leading energy infrastructure investors, to optimize its assets through a lease-and-lease-back agreement involving its stabilized crude oil pipeline network.
It was a beautiful, sunny morning, with the winter breeze in the air and a lightness in my heart. My parents and I had just finished breakfast at the Dining Hall, and we were walking back to our 6th street home.
Aramco Participates in Launch of Altamayyuz Finance and Accounting Excellence Academy in Collaboration with World-renowned Financial Institutions
Aramco today announced its creation and participation in the launch of Altamayyuz Finance and Accounting Excellence Academy, a first-of-its-kind collaboration between leading accountancy firms and investment banks which establishes a center of excellence for finance and accounting.
With the sun pouring through the window in Khuzam Palace, Finance Minister ‘Abd Allah Al-Sulayman and Standard Oil Company of California (Socal) attorney Lloyd N. Hamilton finalize the negotiations that had dragged on for more than three months.
In January 1879, Lady Anne Blunt, the granddaughter of English poet Lord Byron, arrived with her husband Wilfrid at the Jubah oasis, more than two-thirds of the way across the Great Nafud Desert.
The summer and fall of 1946 turn out to be eventful times for Aramcons. Mildred Webster reports on a polio scare and resulting quarantine in Dhahran; Fourth of July celebrations in the camps; the continued arrival of wives and children from America; Arabia’s first American schoolhouse and the formation of the first Girl Scout troop in the Kingdom...
Mark your calendars! The 5th KSA Reunion will be held March 1-14, 2023. The Office of the KSA Organizing Committee will be launched on March 1, 2022. Registration will commence on October 1, 2022. More information will be forthcoming prior to October 1st, 2022 to enable qualified participants to register...
Holiday House Scent: Women's Golf Cookbook - Rolling Hills Country Club, 1991
From the shipyards that line Tanah Beru’s beachfront, the masts of great wooden sailboats rise to palm-tree heights. Closer to the sands, shipwrights wield saws and adzes to sculp 40-meter hulls made of massive timbers bent into shape over open fires and assembled with dovetails, pegs and other joinery—no nails.
“It seems like we’ve always been here…” Mildred Webster (known to family and friends as “Mimi”) proves a very thorough, observant and entertaining correspondent. Throwing herself headlong into the new and exciting life of the Aramco camps, she still reports regularly...
Aramco and American Concrete Institute announce new Center of Excellence for Nonmetallics in Building and Construction
Aramco and the American Concrete Institute (ACI) announce the launch of NEx: A Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials to develop and promote the use of nonmetallic materials in the construction sector.
The Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association of Hyderabad, India recently called a general meeting for the purpose of electing new office bearers.
On the 17th of February 2021, my father got a call from our uncle Adnan Phupa who suggested we join him on his visit to Quetta. My father took a while to answer as he contemplated his busy work schedule and our online school schedule.