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Message Number: 164 - Thursday, November 30, 2017 13:51:59 PDT
Name:  Rocky L Price

From 1956 to 1968, my family lived in Sinclair oil camp near Punta de Mata,Venezuela, Estado Monagas. The camp was referred to often as Campo Rojo or Santa Barbara. Went to Grade School in the camp and some of my teachers names were Mrs. Netherton, Mrs Hall, Mrs Dennison and Mrs Williams to name a few. For us kids life was truly a bowl of cherries, playing golf, swimming, horses and the truly wonderful weather. Some of my classmates Joe Ryan, Charley and Myriam Gamboa, Kenneth Fricke, Diana and Mark Butler just to name a few.

Message Number: 163 - Sunday, June 25, 2017 11:54:15 PDT
Name:  Ken Miller

Cool site ! Tks Randy Trahan ! Father was with Chicago Bridge & Iron .... I was born in Texas in 1940 .... spent early years, till returned to Texas in 1954 to start High Schhool, in La Salina, Lagunillas, Tia Juana, and Pedernales. Yes I was in Pednernales when you landed in the river in a PBY. And school was a one room house, one teacher taught 6 kids in different grades at the same time .... THINK I was in the 4th grade then ? Anybody out there had similar experience ? Like to hear from ypu !!! Ken

Message Number: 162 - Thursday, February 16, 2017 13:29:50 PDT
Name:  Inga

​Realy nice, thank you so much for all of this.

Message Number: 161 - Sunday, January 1, 2017 16:29:33 PDT

Hi everyone, I lived in Puerto la Cruz in 1961. My dad worked for Foster-Wheeler. I've been trying to jot down my memories of living the life of an oil/engineer brat, but I can't find anything from that era about P la C. I remember the club, and the houses, etc. Are there any websites anyone is aware of where I could find some pictures or more info? I was only 14 at the time. I can't find where we lived in the fenced community on any maps. I'm sure it's long gone. But I loved it there. Thanks, Fay

Message Number: 160 - Friday, July 29, 2016 07:57:07 PDT
Name:  Joe

Have you seen this?

Message Number: 159 - Tuesday, July 26, 2016 19:26:52 PDT
Name:  Nena Reid

What a wonderful site. Hard to believe its been over 50 years since. What a fabulous gift we were all given by our parents to have grown up in the Venezuelan culture. We lived in Venezuela from 1952 to 1967. Lagunillas and Tia Juana. My dad's name was Charlie Reid, mom's Lil, little bros Mike. In Tia Juana we lived next door to the Miquilenas. Anybody happen to know where that family ended up? My best friend's name was Betiz. thanx for the memories Randy.

Message Number: 158 - Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:58:01 PDT
Name:  janet (LeFevre) Turner

My parents, sister Pamela and I were in Lagunillas from July 1949 to 1952. We both have fond memories of that time. The Zonkers were our neighbours. Would love to hear from anyone who was there at that time. We were assigned to Bachaquero (2 contracts) when we returned to Venezulea following a short stay in England.

Message Number: 157 - Wednesday, June 1, 2016 13:16:31 PDT
Name:  Mike Powers

I was born in Caripito in 1952 while my parents were at the Pedernales camp. We moved to the Jusepin camp when I was two and then Judibana when I was four. I have a sister Cathy who is two years younger who was also born in Caripito. I attended Escuela Simon Bolivar from Kindergarten until 2nd grade, when my parents moved the family back to the States in 1960. My best buddies in Judibana were Richie Hatcher (and his younger sister Holly who was in my sister's grade), Alan Pringle and Stevie Butler. I was also friends with Keith Trahan, Bobby Burgess and Frank Traas. When I was in Kindergarten I had a crush on Nancy MaGrath. My dad was Bill "Willie" Powers and my Mom was Margaret "Moe" Powers. They were close friends with Buddy and Wendy Hatcher. My parents have passed away. I am now a retired engineer living with my wife of 34 years in Santa Rosa, California. I want to thank Randy Trahan for putting together the Oilcamps of Venezuela website. Those truly were the good old days.

Message Number: 156 - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 13:12:57 PDT
Name:  Alice Kerr aka Smackie Jurecka

LAST CREOLE ANNUITANTS REUNION IS MAY 26-28, 2016 IN DALLAS, TX. Contact me for details. There are still some friends of our parents, former teachers and lots of us kids who grew up together in attendance. I grew up in Caripito (1946-1965) and the eastern Venezuelan group has diminished in numbers but the western Venezuelan group is still strong. If you haven't been to a reunion before, this is your last chance...please consider going and giving Creole a great send off!

Message Number: 155 - Sunday, May 15, 2016 12:20:14 PDT
Name:  Joanne GUNN Phelps

My name is Jody Gunn Phelps. My father, Vander V. Gunn was with Cia. Halliburton. They lived in Jusepin when I graduated from high school in Shreveport, 1948 I went down every summer when school was out. I was going to TCU in Ft. Worth, TX. until I married. Yesterday I found an ID bracelet that Paul A. Nissen who worked for Creole in Carapito to return it ... if he is still alive and kicking. I am at 84 still going. LOVED summers down there, going swimming at the club, dances, parties. My folks stayed in Venezuela with Halliburton until his retirement in 1974 and were living in Maracaibo. Doubt too many who are from my time there are still surfing the net, but would love to hear from anyone who does. Thank you so much for this site. I, too have pictures, but they are buried in what I like to call my house.