The Christmas Holidats have come again, bringing pause to our crowded busy days. Those of us who are here in Saudi Arabia today remember you particularly at this time, for we have all been together at this season during unforgettable years.
There are four lucky tots in California because now they have a full-time set grandparents just arrived from Saudi Arabia.
When Dr. T. C. Alexander came to Saudi Arabia in July, 1940, as the first American doctor to care for Aramco employees on a permanent basis, he laid the foundations for Aramco's present vast medical program and facilities.
Since the Dodgers and the Giants have moved to California, baseball in New York hasn't been what it used to be.
This was one of a multitude of such scenes that took place between old and new friends as gay nostalgia pervaded the grounds and public rooms of the Miramar Hotel in Santa Barbara.
The season of Christmas once more is here, and with it comes a heightened feeling of kinship with each one of our associates, whether they live in the same town or on the other side of the globe.
Abie nad Tillie Jones are in Paradise. This Paradise is, of course, the one in California, about 85 miles north of Sacramento in the north central part of the state.
On September 22, Harold and Maye Beckley plan to join the clan at the Miramar gathering. And they just might sleep right through the festivities.
We are welcoming seventeen new members to out alumni organization this time, the largest single group to date...
The retirement of William Eltiste, Adviser to the Arab Development Department, on December 1 removes one of Aramco's best known early pioneers from the Middle Eastern scene, after thirty-one years of service with Socal and Aramco.
This issue of Al-Ayyam Al-Jamila more than any prepared thus far, takes on the appearance of a college yearbook, - the "annual" which contains the graduates' pictures, their campus affiliations, and sometimes predictions as to their future.
We were happy to receive a progress report from Sonoma, California, where Roland Cundall and his wife, Ruth have purchased and broken ground for a new home in the Mission Highlands area.
They began to gather on Monday afternoon, the day before the big party.
Despite the distances that separate us, the Holiday Season draws us together in remembrance of Christmases past and the fellowship we enjoyed in working together.
Charles M. Lane retired from Socal and Aramco on April 1, 1958. His well-earned spot among the annuitants comes after forty years of service.
William N. Weiss became a fellow Refugee on February 1, 1958. Bill has a service date of January 27, 1947 with Aramco and was a Lead Boilermaker.
With the coming of Christmas my thoughts turn to old friends and to memories of many past Christmases in other places.
With each passing month and with each new issue, the number of annuitants grows and grows.
William L. Brown has service going back to June 1925 and retires on August 1, 1957 after being Foreman of Pier Operations in the Oil Handling Division at Ras Tanura.
Our first issue went out at the height of the Christmas mail, but it took 'til the end of the holiday season to bring about some reader activity.