Oil Camps of Venezuela Guestbook Archive

2010

Name:
Claudia Kotowicz
Email:
claudiakotowicz@gmail.com
Location:
Tucuman Argentina 4000
Date:
Thursday March 04, 2010 19:18:43 GMT
Comments:
It's been my pleasure to visit your page and look at those pictures. I lived in Jusepin between 1968 and 1972, I was just a little girl who went to elementary school (Andres Eloy Blanco) and had the most beautiful childhood, climbing the trees, swimming in the same pool, and having breakfast whit the unforgetable smell of "las arepas". Your pictures remembered me a great time of my life.
Congrtulations and thank you!!
Name:
Douglas Payne
Email:
paynedmar@juno.com
Location:
Naples FL USA 34109
Date:
Tuesday March 02, 2010 21:18:44 GMT
Comments:
wE ARE TRYING TO FOLLOW UP ON TEX & MARIE CHANDLER,
LONG TIME RESIDENTS OF ANACO
Name:
Ian Ball
Email:
ianball@comcast.net
Location:
Minneapolis MN
Date:
Tuesday March 02, 2010 03:33:35 GMT
Comments:
Randy - I didn't realize you had put "Assignmet Venezuela" on your web page - great idea. The only thing missing from that movie was the shot of the school bus taking the gringo kids back from the school to the La Salina camp, with the brats (me among them) yelling out the window to our native hosts "Raton" "Raton". We learned fast.....
Name:
Andree Lonsdale Gross
Email:
andreegross@yahoo.com
Location:
Shawnee KS USA 66203
Date:
Thursday February 04, 2010 01:27:57 GMT
Comments:
Dad Nelson Lonsdale (civil engineer) worked @ CREOLE 1955-1960. I attended EBV 1st & 2nd grades(56-57 and 57-58),where my very best friend was Charlotte Moore. My teachers there were Miss Johnson and Miss Joncich (? sp).I attended Academia Merici 3rd & 4th grades(58-59 and 59-60). I aso took tap dancing lessons from Mrs. Lee Reynolds, who held her classes on her front porch with the beautiful macaws. My parents are Nelson B. and Phyllis Lonsdale, living in Davie, Fla.33325.
Brothers Nelson, John and Paul Lonsdale.
Thank you for maintaining this website for us! What fun to see the old Rincon Boriqua menu. Charlotte had her 7th birthday party there, and it was the COOLEST restaurant I had ever been to, in my little kid opinion.
Andree Lonsdale Gross Shawnee, KS 66203-4404
Name:
Cathleen Frontino Gonzalez
Email:
cat2454@sbcglobal.net
Location:
Temple City CA USA 91780
Date:
Monday February 01, 2010 22:26:06 GMT
Comments:
1981-1983 Quire Quire - Lagoven - such good memories, makes me sad to see the pictures.... Looking for my friends, anyone live in the campo during that time please contact me!!
Name:
Cathleen
Email:
cat2454@sbcglobal.net
Location:
Temple City CA USA 91780
Date:
Monday February 01, 2010 22:24:32 GMT
Comments:
My husband is Venezuelan, and I American, we lived in the Campo @ QuireQuire from 1981 to 1983, with our 3 children - Haven't been back since, looking at these pictures gives me such nostaglia!! Miss the campo and the simple happy life!!
Name:
kathy brock lux
Email:
kbl001@satx.rr.com
Location:
San Antonio TX usa 78218
Date:
Saturday January 09, 2010 20:59:19 GMT
Comments:
just looking for names I recognize from the old days

2009

Name:
Walter Davis
Email:
Tarkis56@live.com
Location:
charlotte NC USA 28107
Date:
Monday December 14, 2009 02:19:21 GMT
Comments:
I am in two pictures from 1958-1960 in yearbooks. My father (Jack Davis) worked at the refinery from 1955 to 1962.
Name:
Sara Puett
Email:
sbutikofer@comcast.net
Location:
Ft. Myers FL USA 33967
Date:
Saturday December 05, 2009 18:22:38 GMT
Comments:
Updating my email address. Since the last time I logged on, I saw Darla Gillespie (and her husband)and her dad ( and his wife)in Houston. Also saw the Graceys (Joe and Shirley)in Houston. They all look fairly much the same, but a little older.

After graduating from U of Miami, I taught school in Las Morochas and Las Cupulas. Stateside, I was in the corporate world, as a corporate trainer and personnel generalist. With a strange turn of events, I returned to college for nursing, and worked as a cardiac nurse for several years. For the last 15 years, I have worked as Home Health RN.
Name:
Vicki Ford
Email:
vbtherealestatedoctor@yahoo.com
Location:
Colorado Springs CO US 80906
Date:
Friday December 04, 2009 00:36:54 GMT
Comments:
My father was Jack Ford and we lived in Quiriquire in the 50's I went to through 2nd grade there. My best friend was Gail Zimmerman and Ann Page
Name:
Dan Sweeney
Email:
sooner67@earthlink.net
Location:
Carlsbad CA U.S.A. 92011
Date:
Tuesday December 01, 2009 02:01:04 GMT
Comments:
Creole Brat. My family came to Venezuela in 1948 and left in the early 1970's. My last visit to Venezuela was in 1970 to see my parents in lagunillas after I got back from Vietnam. Graduated from Tia Juana Elementary School class of 1958. Dan Sweeney
Name:
connie gunter
Email:
conniegunter92@yahoo.com
Location:
u.s.a.
Date:
Friday November 06, 2009 03:01:18 GMT
Comments:
lived all over venezuela from 62-83,loved it all especally anaco/puerto la cruz area!
Name:
Gregory Ward
Email:
p220st@earthlink.net
Location:
FL USA
Date:
Thursday October 29, 2009 00:29:58 GMT
Comments:
We lived in Las Cupulas until 1967 when my father retired.
He had been there since 1946.
Name:
Robert (Bobby) Campbell
Email:
silvereagle63@yahoo.com
Location:
Orange TX USA 77632
Date:
Friday October 09, 2009 23:01:29 GMT
Comments:
Hi Randy, I came to Adaro in 1947, graduated from 8th grade with 7 others in 1954, and returned to Judibana until 1961. In Wendy Howe's class picture. ? was Raymond "Butch" Martin. Sherry, Diane, and Sandra Campbell are my sisters. All was very primitive when I came there: electric power provided by small generators behind each group of quonsets, and our food was delivered in boxes from US by tanker. Later, we had the Adaro commissary and the clubhouse for bingo, haircuts, bowling,and pool, and the Jo-Ed shop. Glad to see this site.
Name:
Michael E Peters
Email:
windfree40@hotmail.com
Location:
West Palm Beach FL USA 33406
Date:
Saturday October 03, 2009 17:32:19 GMT
Comments:
I grew up in Tia Juana. Our first house was on stilts over by the old club and open air movie theater. We lived there until 1959 then moved to West Palm Beach Florida.

Anyway it was nice to find the web site.I have lots of good memories living in Tia Juana. Looking at some of the pictures was sure nice.

I now live on a sailboat in the Western part of the Caribbean cruising Panama,Honduras,Belize and Guatemala. I'm in Guatemala now with wireless internet in a marina. But will be leaving for Belize in a week. I have on board email
TEXT only address is <wcy4501@sailmail.com>. Anyway it would be nice to hear from someone that lived in Tia Juana in the 50es. And hopefully we would remember each other.

Thanks for putting this web together Randy.

Mike Peters
Name:
Larry Robbins
Email:
robbinsla@aol.com
Location:
fort worth TX USA 76015
Date:
Monday September 28, 2009 04:16:24 GMT
Comments:
Good evening. I am writing to see if anyone remebers John and Mary Louise (Martin) Long. John was a Communications Engineer for Creole and Mary Louise was a School teacher at one of the private schools? I believe they were there in the late 50's and 60's and possibly early 70's?
Name:
Marlene Pot
Email:
korsow1951@yahoo.com
Location:
Cardon Venezuela 2002
Date:
Sunday September 27, 2009 06:13:07 GMT
Comments:
Hello, I was living in Shell (El Turpial, Nicolas Curiel C., Instituto Escuela y Liceo Mariano de Talavera until 1969, when we moved to Valencia. Now I'm in Holland, 58 years old and happy to see all those pics!!!! THANKS
Name:
LuisG. Peña A.
Email:
Lucho 01 Hit@Hotmail.com
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuel
Date:
Friday September 25, 2009 20:17:43 GMT
Comments:
Mi familia...(nosotros)vivimos en Campo Verde, Av.3,casa
Nº9.Mi papá fue Director del departamento Madico.
Name:
LuisG. Peña A.
Email:
Lucho 01 Hit@Hotmail.com
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuel
Date:
Friday September 25, 2009 20:13:55 GMT
Comments:
Mi familia...(nosotros)vivimos en Campo Verde, Av.3,casa
Nº9.Mi papá fue Director del departamento Madico.
Name:
ramon flores
Email:
editufemio@hotmail.com
Location:
cumana, edo sucre venezuela 6101
Date:
Thursday September 24, 2009 05:48:25 GMT
Comments:
gente de caripito, quiriqire(61-76)la salina(70-72)donde andan? excelente pag para reencontrarse. stan vendiendo un calendario de creole año 1964, bsf 100, una ganga; tengo un cuaderno de hojas cuadriculadas con logotipo creole, original jajaja nos hablamos
Name:
Maximo Castanho
Email:
mc059@laedc.com.ve
Location:
catia la mar Venezuela 1162
Date:
Monday September 21, 2009 14:27:48 GMT
Comments:
Es maravilloso encontrar en el www algo como esto que tu as colocado. saludos y felicitaciones.
Name:
shane convery
Email:
shanejconvery@yahoo.co.uk
Date:
Thursday September 10, 2009 15:51:11 GMT
Comments:
Hi. Lived and worked in Ojeda and Anaco in the late 90's. Good memories and met many life long friends there. Thanks Shane
Name:
Robert Boyle
Email:
boyle3d@gmail.com
Location:
Tampa FL USA 33602
Date:
Wednesday September 02, 2009 07:20:35 GMT
Comments:
My brother and I were born in Carapito in 1945 and 1947 to Oscar Jesus Ayala and Stephanie Ayala, and we left in 1950. Please send me an email if you knew my Father or Mother.
Name:
Dawn Demmon
Email:
dbdemmon@gmail.com
Location:
Lincoln NE USA 68516
Date:
Tuesday September 01, 2009 17:41:26 GMT
Comments:
Hi y'all. I see a lot of folks who lived in Venezuela when I did. My family (Maurice and Waunita, siblings Mauralee Demmon, Scott Demmon and me (Dawn Demmon) lived in Amuay (Judibana) from 1956 through 1966. I'll have to run over and look at the yearbooks Randy has posted. Thanks for keeping the site up, Randy! It's like home...
Name:
ramon flores
Email:
editufemio@hotmail.com
Location:
cumana venezuela
Date:
Tuesday August 25, 2009 04:02:24 GMT
Comments:
i lived in the creole camps 11 years, my father work as medical at caripito, la salinas and quiriquiri, the people both american and venezuelan were the best, thank fior the memorys
Name:
Randy Brock
Email:
lagosrandy@yahoo.com
Location:
Luanda Angola
Date:
Monday August 17, 2009 19:01:30 GMT
Comments:
An update...currently in Luanda, Angola with ExxonMobil. My parents (Bill & Carolyn Brock) lived in Judibana from 1954 to 1983. My siblings are Kathy, Alan and Kristi. Kathy & Kristi live in San Antonio as does mom. Alan lives in Cockeysville, Maryland. Love to hear from all the brats from our era in Judibana.
Name:
StevenThompson
Email:
sjthompson@mssblue.net
Location:
Bedias TX USA 77831
Date:
Tuesday July 28, 2009 20:25:07 GMT
Comments:
Randy, updating my email address. signed your book in 2001. To recap my siter Linda Illg and I were in Caracas from Nov 1951 to summer of 1953 when we moved to Tia Juana. My dad Jay Thompson was an engineer and my mothers name was Martha. We came back to the states in Nov 1956. I was in 4th, 5th ,6th and part of 7th grade in Tia Juana.
Name:
Barbara Dobbs Boling
Email:
travelernana@gmail.com
Location:
Oxford MS USA 38655
Date:
Saturday July 18, 2009 02:05:14 GMT
Comments:
What a WONDERFUL surprise to find your website!! I lived in Venezuela for several years starting just after the end of WWII through 1958. My parents were Earl and Ann Dobbs. My father was an engineer with Creole. They retired back to New Orleans around 1959. Daddy died in 1995 and my brother Chip died in 2004. My mother is still living (right next door to me here in Oxford, MS. We lived in La Salina, Caripito and Maracaibo. I went off to boarding school in 1956(Verde Valley in Sedona,AZ). Others from Ven.camps there at that time were Carol Sawyer, Richard Sawrey, and Beverly Brown. Bev has passed away and I don't know what has happened to Carol and Richard. Many other friends come to mind... Was active in the lone chapter of the Girls Scouts in Maracaibo and of course, went to Escuela Bella Vista there. I could go on and on!
Name:
Venus Board Espindola
Email:
veewine@aim.com
Location:
Plano TX USA 75023
Date:
Thursday July 16, 2009 02:45:34 GMT
Comments:
Hola friends, I lived in Anaco in the late1950's-1960's. Looking for Mike Beard, John Coursey, Gloria Coates, Philip Gordon, Mike Burnham.
Name:
Elena De La Ville
Email:
delavillesrq@gmail.com
Location:
Sarasota FL US 34240
Date:
Tuesday July 14, 2009 23:13:09 GMT
Comments:
We lived in Hollywood and then Las Cupulas around 1956 to 1959 or 60??? I am daughter of Fernando and Teresita De La Ville. Went to school there and loved swimming at the club. I remember one of my teachers: Mis Orr. Would love to hear from others. Thanks, Randy!
Name:
Oscar E. Peña A.
Email:
oepaxi@gmail.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1080
Date:
Thursday June 25, 2009 03:28:07 GMT
Comments:
Woopsss... typo. What I really meant to say was, "It would be great to hear from..."
Great times, lovely people, such freedom, even tough out in the woods, doing whatever, parties, BB guns, slighshoots, go-carts, the Blach Hawks & the Aces, Linda Leonard, Sally Sims,... it's like everything is coming back! The very best to all! My email is oepaxi@gmail.com.
Name:
Oscar E. Peña A.
Email:
oepaxi@gmail.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1080
Date:
Thursday June 25, 2009 03:07:47 GMT
Comments:
Wow! What memories!!! I would be great to hear from all the friends from back then. Oscar Peña (June 2009)
Name:
Marcos Alfonzo
Email:
alfonzo.marcos@yahoo.com
Location:
Cabimas Venezuela
Date:
Tuesday June 23, 2009 01:52:47 GMT
Comments:
A warm hello to everyone. If you wish, feel free to let me know you're out there
Name:
Alva Muglia
Email:
drmathis@gmail.com
Location:
Lincoln NE USA 68510
Date:
Sunday June 21, 2009 21:31:23 GMT
Comments:
LaSalina was home 1949-1962. Campo Las Cupulas.
My surname is now Mathis.
Name:
sandra stagg
Email:
sheavy7@yahoo.com
Location:
oklahoma city OK usa 73120
Date:
Saturday June 13, 2009 01:04:17 GMT
Comments:
contact me if you lived in Carapito in the 1940'S
Name:
Carolyn Vail Krause
Email:
cvkrause@comcast.net
Location:
Centennial CO USA 80122
Date:
Tuesday June 02, 2009 17:02:42 GMT
Comments:
I have been monitoring the various email messages for about the last 2 months and have found 4 old classmates and looking for the others. One in particular that no one seems to know about is Jean Stoeffler. If you know anything about her please let me know and I will pass it on to others who are looking as well.
Name:
Mary Johnson
Email:
milmar352@aol.com
Location:
Ocala FL USA 34476
Date:
Sunday May 03, 2009 18:55:06 GMT
Comments:
I am looking for Pierre Hoeblich in Puerto Ordaz
Name:
Caridad " Cary" Vicente
Email:
cvicentem@gmail.com
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela 4002
Date:
Sunday May 03, 2009 16:04:25 GMT
Comments:
Hi everybody, I lived in Hollywood Camp and studied in La Salina Staff School from 1957 till 1965. My father was Cesar Vicente(worked in Punta Gorda Power Plant and supervising all the electrical stuff in oil fields in land and lake, later he was transfered to La Salina as a electrical professor) and mother Gina. I would like to find all my friends during thoose wonderful days. Specialy summer days in La Salina Club.
Best regard to everyone!!!!!!!!!
Name:
HARRY LOPEZ
Email:
swofequip@hotmail.com
Location:
Ciudad Ojeda VENEZUELA
Date:
Saturday May 02, 2009 15:14:58 GMT
Comments:
Where are all my good 1956-1967 super friends? please send me a note Phone cel o4 14 640 22 86 home o265 4152748. Oilfield equipment brocker, 3rd degree karate, basketball, 30years marriege, two sons, two grandsons and not ready for the junk yard yet!! born in Dom. Rep. 23-jan 1950. My father Roberto Lopez worked for Creole materials Tia Juana and Cabimas. l graduated 8th grade with Miss Luccete Senesac. Hope to hear from some vobs soon!!
Name:
Rudy Sporr
Email:
rudysporr@hotmail.com
Location:
Alicante Spain
Date:
Thursday April 30, 2009 16:18:01 GMT
Comments:
Conrgratulations to this website, brought up so many old forgotten memories, am still thinking back...wonderful time there in Lagunillas!!! Want to greet here, my friends
Katryn Lossman, Shane Sweeney ( Jamie ), and the Colinas!! Still having very special thanks to say to the Edward Lossman Sr. will never forget him!!!
Name:
Mauri (Dial) Moore Shuler
Email:
maurinmark@comcast.net
Location:
Edmonds WA United States 98020
Date:
Tuesday April 28, 2009 23:56:51 GMT
Comments:
We lived briefly in Maracaibo, then in Jusepin and Quiriquire... My father was John Dial, my mother, Marilla. I was the 3rd child of 6.
Name:
harry lopez
Email:
swofequip@hotmail.com
Location:
ciudad ojeda venezuela
Date:
Tuesday April 28, 2009 06:39:40 GMT
Comments:
hi anybody in the house? LAS CUPULAS SCHOOL 1965
Name:
harry lopez
Email:
swofequip@hotmail.com
Location:
ciudad ojeda venezuela
Date:
Tuesday April 28, 2009 06:39:02 GMT
Comments:
hi anybody in the house?
Name:
Verna Beth McGuyer Wright
Email:
vernie@cox.net
Location:
Edmond OK U.S.A. 73003
Date:
Sunday April 19, 2009 20:45:26 GMT
Comments:
Hi! I lived in Campo Hollywood from early 1951 to 1959. Attended school through the 3rd grade. Went over with my parents, Vernon and Margaret McGuyer. My Dad worked for Creole Petroleum. I am so excited to have found this website! Am looking for Karen Gene Smith, who was daughter of Gene and Helen Smith. He was an electrician at Creole when my Dad worked there. Karen, are you out there?
Name:
Roberto Pérez Q.
Email:
robertoperez@cable.net.co
Location:
Bogota Colombia 0000
Date:
Tuesday March 17, 2009 20:55:55 GMT
Comments:
What a site, Randy!...All the memories you brought back...I was raised in "La Salina", Cabimas in the 50's... My father worked int "La Creole" as a Pediatrician... Left to Colombia in 1960.

There are so many people to contact...some names are John McMahon, Becky Belvue, Linda McFarland, Luis González, Medina, Leah May... and so many others I don't remember the names of.
Name:
Beth Cardwell Whitney
Email:
bethwhitney@cox.net
Location:
Virginia Beach VA US 23452
Date:
Saturday March 14, 2009 22:28:18 GMT
Comments:
Hi there - I just found this site by way of Bonnie Morgan. I would love to hear from the two Gails of my class - Gail Russell and Gail Combre! Please put my name and email address on your address book. Thanks!
Name:
Steven Neunhoffer
Email:
countyfireman@gmail.com
Location:
Canyon Country CA United States 91351
Date:
Sunday March 01, 2009 00:37:37 GMT
Comments:
Hi Everyone,
I was born in Amuway (8-21-53) to Jack and Betty Neunhoffer. My dad worked there till he was Commissioned in the US Air Force, and was stationed in Panama City, Panama. I have too much to share here, but do have a web page.( I would like to here from anyone who knew my parent or any other information. Thanks Steve
Name:
alix rockwell jacobs
Email:
alixjacobs@comcast.net
Location:
Haverford PA usa 19041
Date:
Saturday February 28, 2009 04:17:28 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Las Cupolas and Hollywood in 1951-2 more or less, with my parents James and Diana Rockwell. I was in 5th grade in the school in Hollywood. Was anyone else there then? Ernie ? Susanna Hjortsvang (sp?)? Gary?
Name:
Joan Wagner
Email:
jwag@suffolk.lib.ny.us
Location:
Ridge NY USA 11961
Date:
Monday February 23, 2009 01:50:32 GMT
Comments:
I discovered that I have family that was ther in the 1950's. They are John Turner and wife Christina O'Connell Turner. The children were Sean and Marie. Marie is born about 1951 and Sean is born about 1953. The children are US citizens. John Turner was a Technologist for Anglo Saxon Petroleum Company. Any information on them would be appreciated. Thank you
Name:
David Burdick
Email:
dburdick@cta-inc.com
Location:
Wichita KS usa 67216
Date:
Friday February 13, 2009 21:18:53 GMT
Comments:
My Aunt and Uncle (Elinor and Jack Scofield.) lived and worked on lake maracaibo sometime the 50's and early 60's. They always had many stories they shared with us. I was just wondering if anyone remembers them.
Name:
Phil
Email:
sulbaran@yahoo.com
Location:
Baton Rouge LA USA 70817
Date:
Friday February 13, 2009 17:44:11 GMT
Comments:
Hello U'll
I'm looking to contact Randy Spencer from Joplin MO. He lived in Maracaibo in the late 60's, we training Karate for years ther but I lost his contact,. Can anyone recall him ??
Thanks in advance

2008

Name:
Kathryn Lossman
Email:
Kjlossman@aol.com
Location:
Kalamazoo MI 49006
Date:
Saturday December 27, 2008 03:54:10 GMT
Comments:
My dad worked for Creole from 1955 to 1976. We lived in Tia Juana, Lagunillas & San Tome. I was delighted to find this web site. Good Job.
Name:
Gail Steadham (Herd)
Email:
gailhrd@yahoo.com
Location:
Ace TX USA 77326
Date:
Thursday December 25, 2008 23:51:26 GMT
Comments:
I'm still here-my sister is Sandy & brother Bill were in Mata from '62 'til ? (sorry, bad memory!)
Name:
Vicki (Ford) Beard
Email:
vbtherealestatedoctor@yahoo.com
Location:
Colorado Springs CO usa 80906
Date:
Sunday December 21, 2008 05:34:25 GMT
Comments:
I lived there in 1955 -1959my father Jack (Rocky) Ford
was in the oil business there
Name:
Jim Protiva
Email:
jprotiva@suddenlink.net
Location:
Deridder LA USA 70634
Date:
Friday December 12, 2008 04:15:56 GMT
Comments:
I would like to get in touch with anyone I grew up with and knew from Tia Juana. Please send me an email.
Name:
LeRoy (Lee) Johnston III
Email:
jhnstniii@aol.com
Location:
Columbus OH USA 43016
Date:
Monday December 08, 2008 02:45:04 GMT
Comments:
Hi--I was born in Maracaibo in 1954 and lived in Amuay (Judibana) from 1954 to 1967, when I graduated from 8th grade. My father, LeRoy Johnston Jr., was the manager of the refinery in 1967. I would enjoy hearing from anyone who was there then. Thanks for the pictures.
Name:
Joe Novak
Email:
jnovak447@aol.com
Location:
Roselle IL USA 60172
Date:
Monday November 17, 2008 16:11:35 GMT
Comments:
Address: 447 Ridge Ct.
Looking for Stewart (Stew) & Lois Sisson in 1940's & 1950's
I supervised the operation and maintenace of the Creole telepone system in Caripito.
Name:
Eugene B. Keesler
Email:
aruba5561@aol.com
Location:
St. Petersburg FL U.S.A. 33709
Date:
Saturday November 15, 2008 02:06:36 GMT
Comments:
My family: Eugene F. Keesler, wife Norma, Children: Robert, Norene and Gene lived in Adaro and Judibana from 1955 to 1959. Does anybody remember my Brother Bob or sister Norene? Used to eat at the El Rancho Club owned by Johnny Spain. I worked for Creole in the accounting Dept on my summer vacations from college. Went to the Judibana Theatre and dated a Venezuelan girl named Consuelo.
Name:
Eugene B. Keesler
Email:
aruba5561@aol.com
Location:
St. Petersburg FL U.S.A. 33709
Date:
Saturday November 15, 2008 02:06:12 GMT
Comments:
My family: Eugene F. Keesler, wife Norma, Children: Robert, Norene and Gene lived in Adaro and Judibana from 1955 to 1959. Does anybody remember my Brother Bob or sister Norene? Used to eat at the El Rancho Club owned by Johnny Spain. I worked for Creole in the accounting Dept on my summer vacations from college. Went to the Judibana Theatre and dated a Venezuelan girl named Consuelo.
Name:
Donna Miller Morton
Email:
dsmorton@att.net
Location:
Chandler OK USA 74834
Date:
Saturday November 08, 2008 20:26:52 GMT
Comments:
I have really enjoyed looking at all the pictures and seeing some friends from EBV I attended 58-61 and would love to hear from old friends who remember me.
Donna
Name:
Charles Prince
Email:
charles.prince@lycos.com
Location:
lewisville TX USA 75067
Date:
Sunday October 05, 2008 16:09:03 GMT
Comments:
Born in: Maracaibo
Grew up in: San Tome
Name:
Donald Farmer
Email:
dcfarmer@sbcglobal.net
Location:
Dallas TX USA 75248
Date:
Friday September 26, 2008 22:52:51 GMT
Comments:
Lived in Jusepin from Jan '46 to Nov 51. loved it there and have always wanted to go back but have never made it and have lost track of everyone. Very interested in meeting other "kids" of that era.
Name:
robert hogue
Email:
hab317@verizon.net
Location:
San Angelo TX USA 76903
Date:
Saturday September 20, 2008 14:07:56 GMT
Comments:
Thanks for the memories
Name:
Sally Pla (maiden name Blank)
Email:
spla@wi.rr.com
Location:
Delafield WI USA 53058
Date:
Sunday August 31, 2008 12:26:30 GMT
Comments:
Randy, congratulations on a marvelous site. I printed some of your pictures to make a 50th anniversary album of memories for my parents, Al&Carol Blank, who lived in the oil camps in the late 50s/early 60s. I think they loved it! (living there, as well as the album, I mean!)
We returned to live in Caracas briefly while I was in high school (C.I.C., 1975-77).

Muchas Gracias Randy!
Sally
Name:
Al Blank
Email:
buckynene@aol.com
Location:
Jackson NJ USA 08527
Date:
Saturday August 30, 2008 20:35:21 GMT
Comments:
Great effort and wonderful results so far!
Name:
Samuel Chirinos
Email:
samchm@gmail.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1070
Date:
Friday August 29, 2008 05:26:06 GMT
Comments:
Great to be here again. Keep in touch
Name:
kenneth and wanda dudek
Email:
wanda655@earthlink.net
Location:
Littleton CO USA 80128
Date:
Sunday August 24, 2008 22:40:06 GMT
Comments:
Hi Randy
It was great to revisit old times at Amuay. Keep up the good work
Name:
Phyllis Sellers Simmonds
Email:
pmsimmonds@giddings.txed.net
Location:
Giddings TX USA 78942
Date:
Saturday August 02, 2008 16:03:10 GMT
Comments:
Have looked at this page several times. What wonderful memories. Born in Carapito in 1948, lived in Jusipen and Amuay until 1960. Parents were Chuck and Judy Sellers, brother Ronnie. Dad worked for Creole and was a "materials" man.
Does anyone know if Dr. Dario Pisani is still living?
Name:
Bill Hendricks
Email:
bill_hendricks77@yahoo.com
Location:
Tucson AZ USA 85748
Date:
Sunday July 27, 2008 15:39:32 GMT
Comments:
Went to EBV 85/86, 86/87, 87/88 school years. 2nd 3rd 4th grades with Mrs. Fine, Mrs. Eisler, and Mrs. Hemmett
Name:
Al & Carol Blank
Email:
buckynene@aol.com
Location:
Jackson NJ USA 08527
Date:
Tuesday July 22, 2008 17:07:30 GMT
Comments:
Loved viewing the photos of days of yesteryear (1955-1960) when I worked in QQ, Jusepin, Pedernales, San Joaquin and Caracas! I have lots of photos of QQ, SJ, Pedernales, Manresa, Caracas that I'd like to contribute copies to this archive! Al Blank
Name:
Phyllis Sellers Simmonds
Email:
pmsimmonds@giddings.txed.net
Location:
Giddings TX United States 78942
Date:
Sunday July 20, 2008 21:02:19 GMT
Comments:
Does anyone have contact information for Ray and Sandra Klingler? I know they attended the 2008 reunion.
Thanks,
Phyllis
Name:
Frances RIOS
Email:
murusa56291@yahoo.com
Location:
Nashville TN USA 37214
Date:
Saturday July 12, 2008 04:01:49 GMT
Comments:
My name is Frances Rios. My dad Capitan Gilberto Rios and my mother is Rosario Rios. Dad died in Oct. 2006 and mom lives in Ccaracas, I lived in La Salina and in Judibana Amuay in 1970. Loves it and love this site. Whom ever remembers me please contact me.Love talking and finding old friends..
Name:
Aixa Cortes
Email:
aixa_cortez54@hotmail.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 212
Date:
Thursday July 10, 2008 23:50:06 GMT
Comments:
Hi, I lived nearly 20 years in Judibana it was part of my self. I studied at Simón Bolivar Scholl all the grades, I remember Mr. Pineda, the coach, Miss Moore, Srta. Marquez, all how much we practice for the Chritsmas songs....amd writing at the "Pelicano"
Name:
John Gray
Email:
John.gray11@yahoo.co.uk
Location:
Huddersfield UK
Date:
Wednesday July 09, 2008 15:40:14 GMT
Comments:
I spent 15 years from 1986 to 2001 visiting the Oil fields around Maracaibo and the refineries Amuay and Cardon loved the place and the people.Its great to see the history of how it all started and the people who made it all work
Name:
Katie Hackley
Email:
katie@hackley.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77035
Date:
Monday July 07, 2008 20:32:17 GMT
Comments:
Hi. I am looking for Pepi Plowman, who was raised in Venezuela before she became my roommate at UT in the '60s. Hope I can find her!
Name:
Gail Steadham
Email:
gailhrd@yahoo.com
Location:
Ace TX USA 77326
Date:
Thursday July 03, 2008 14:17:31 GMT
Comments:
I was in Mata with my folks in '61-'63. Pretty boring place since I was a teenager stuck in camp with younger kids. Spent a lot of time in Anaco, El Tigre & El Tegrito. Would love to find Carol Simpson who was in Anaco. This is a great site!
Name:
Martin E Morales
Email:
Captainmorales@comcast.net
Location:
Colorado Springs CO United States 80917
Date:
Saturday June 28, 2008 07:41:50 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Judibana in the 60's.
I can be found in Face book under Martin Morales or CaptainMorales

My best to all who remember....

Martin
Name:
Daniel Karjala
Email:
dkarjala@att.net
Location:
Simi Valley CA USA 93065
Date:
Monday June 16, 2008 18:06:53 GMT
Comments:
Great to have found this site. Would like to see more and/or contribute. Thank you for putting this together!
Name:
Hector Perez Marchelli
Email:
marchellihector@hotmail.com
Location:
Caracas WI Venezuela 1060
Date:
Saturday June 14, 2008 01:07:14 GMT
Comments:
Dear Sir,
I am helping on the Spanish edition of Ralph Arnold's The First Big Oil Huntl. So, everything related to the subject of foreigner oil workers interests me.
Thanks for sharing,
Hector Perez Marchelli
Caracas - Venezuela
Name:
Cheryl Heitman Synatzske
Email:
syntz@granderiver.net
Location:
Cotulla TX US 78014
Date:
Wednesday May 28, 2008 02:48:45 GMT
Comments:
These pictures bring back old memories. I was born in Maracaibo in 1951 and lived IN La Salinas till we moved back to the states in 1959. My brother and I recognize names from your picture, sights and locations. Our father worked for Creole also. We know the Marrou.Our dad lived there from the middle 20s through 1960 when he retired. We went to school at the one pictured. Thanks for making our day.
Name:
William F. CASS
Email:
cassfoster@aol.com
Location:
Los Alamitos CA USA 90720
Date:
Tuesday May 20, 2008 17:33:02 GMT
Comments:
I had previous contact with you. RE USS Ormsby and WWII
Would like to hear from you by email Foster
Name:
Carmen Elena Gonzalez
Email:
caena1211@hotmail.com
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela
Date:
Friday May 16, 2008 02:32:59 GMT
Comments:
Los mas bellos recuerdos de mi niñez ,fueron los vividos en el campo el 15 de Quiriquire..Fui hasta reina del Carnaval del campo, que gratos momentos..felicitaciones por la pagina
Name:
graham king
Email:
gorilla60@aol.com
Location:
richmond TX usa 77469
Date:
Monday April 28, 2008 02:15:09 GMT
Comments:
lagunillas -tia juana 1958 1968 Drilling and engineering
Name:
griselia aguilar(chela)
Email:
aguilazo21@hotmail.com
Location:
judibana venezuela
Date:
Sunday April 13, 2008 02:02:32 GMT
Comments:
saludos a todos.... tuve el honor de trabajar con mr. joe harold legg en su casa de habitacion en amuay/judibana en los años 70, si existe algun familiar de el en este archivo puede comunicarse conmigo por esta via... gracias.
Name:
Jay Davis
Email:
jdavis5228@tampabay.rr.com
Location:
Weeki Wachee FL usa 34613
Date:
Monday April 07, 2008 17:46:06 GMT
Comments:
Unbelievable site, RANDY,what a great endeavour.Born and raised all over Ven. as were sister Karen and brother Wes,parents were Duane and Libby Davis.Would love
to hear any old friends.I'mplanning on going to the May reunion, anyone I know thinking of it? Regards, Jay
Name:
Kathy Stine Barnette
Email:
barnette_k@yahoo.com
Location:
Victoria TX USA 77901
Date:
Sunday April 06, 2008 19:05:39 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Puerto La Cruz from 1950 - 1958. My mother and father were Addis and Arnold Stine. My best friend was Milly Gomez. I would love to contact my Vengref Staff School friends...Hankinsons, Sara Manning, Mike Martin, Diane Lengefeld. I would also like to know where my piano teacher could be reached - Marcel Arnal who used to play piano at the country club. Anybody out there remember me?
Name:
Bill Torres
Email:
jwtorres@cox.net
Location:
San Diego CA usa 91941
Date:
Thursday March 20, 2008 03:48:16 GMT
Comments:
forgot to mention I taught in Judiban 65-67
Name:
Bill Torres
Email:
jwtorres@cox.net
Location:
San Diego CA usa 91941
Date:
Thursday March 20, 2008 03:36:31 GMT
Comments:
Hello, I taught school from 1965-1967. Hello to all my students. Please contact me. Thanx
Name:
Carmelo Alejandro Velásquez Rodríguez
Email:
velasqueztranslations@gmail.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Thursday March 20, 2008 03:20:44 GMT
Comments:
I think this a wonderful idea. I'll contribute as much as I can with your website. I am always travelling around Venezuela interpreting for PDVSA and other companies, especially visiting old oil fields.
Name:
Michelle Perdomo de Daboin
Email:
mdaboin@cfl.rr.com
Location:
Kissimmee FL US 34744
Date:
Tuesday March 18, 2008 14:27:20 GMT
Comments:
I was born in Caripito in August 1951. My father was the director of the Creole Hospital - Raul Perdomo Hurtado. We were very good friends of the Drs' Paz-Gonzales (Edgar and El Negro) I did find pictures of my brothers, Raul and Dickie (Richard) in the 1952 Memories page 16 - how great is that!! I do have a bunch of pictures from that era. Great Page. Thanks
Name:
Naz
Email:
run1981@yahoo.com
Location:
United States
Date:
Saturday March 15, 2008 05:03:17 GMT
Comments:
I was born in Maracaibo in 1981. My father worked for Lago Ven and we lived in Tia Juana from around 1986-1990. I haven't been back since and would love to see recent pictures of the school, country club and the city. I have wonderful memories from this place, the best childhood memories! I remember some of my old classmates: Georgina and Marta and other faces. I hope everyone is well!! I hope to visit soon and reminisce!!
Name:
Barbara Simmons Terrell
Email:
whitman8@comcast.net
Location:
Novato CA USA 94945
Date:
Thursday March 13, 2008 06:10:29 GMT
Comments:
My father Edwin Simmons worked for Petro Teach. We lived in Maracaibo from 1948 to 1953, where my brother Richard and I attended Escuela Bella Vista. Some of my classmates were Tony Cook, Amy Short, Ann Lambert, Paulina Gabaldon, Connie Hopewell and Gene Stout (whose father was the principal at EBV at that time). We moved to Anaco, where I attended the Socony Oil Camp school. We returned to the states in 1956. Both of my parents and my brother have passed away. I returned to Maracaibo in 2005 to revisit the scenes of my childhood memories and took my son, Sheldon, along to show him where I had grown up. We stayed at the Del Lago and visited EBV, the Creole Club, the house where we had first lived when we moved there, the Teatro Baralt, Chiquinquira,and all the other wonderful places those of you who lived there would remember.
Name:
Frances McGlothlan
Email:
fmcglothlan@centurytel.net
Location:
Forest Hill LA US 71430
Date:
Tuesday March 04, 2008 02:20:44 GMT
Comments:
Mac and I would love to hear from our old friends.
Name:
Yurianny
Email:
rojasyurianny@gmail.com
Location:
Cabimas Venezuela 4013
Date:
Saturday March 01, 2008 00:09:07 GMT
Comments:
Hello, i just want to say that i'm really impressed of seeing those pictures and how the life was in my hometown, right now i'm in france and i'm very proud to day that i will come back to my "oily" city, thanks for sharing this with us
Name:
John Adrian
Email:
jnadrian@gmail.com
Location:
Pto Ordaz Venezuela 8050-1
Date:
Saturday February 23, 2008 20:26:16 GMT
Comments:
congratulatios , it is nice to see how you put your time in this page to please so many people, i am from Caripito my father worked for creole from mid 30,s to 1958
Name:
Hugo Forte
Email:
hugus236@hotmail.com
Location:
Calgary AB Canada T2Z 4L1
Date:
Thursday February 21, 2008 07:48:50 GMT
Comments:
Vivi en Judibana desde 1968 hasta 1986 cuando fui a estudiar a Caracas, mi papa trabajo en Amuay desde 1967 hasta 1989, luego trabajo en Bitor Caracas.
Name:
Ian Ball
Email:
ianball@comcast.net
Location:
St Paul MN USA
Date:
Wednesday February 13, 2008 04:40:20 GMT
Comments:
Randy - The map of the Caripito oil camp is a nice addition - I was able to locate the two houses where we lived on our different assignments there. Glad you are still keeping this site going - many thanks.

Ian Ball
Name:
marcos colmenares
Email:
jrcolmenares@yahoo.com
Location:
lecheria Venezuela 6016
Date:
Tuesday February 12, 2008 19:18:59 GMT
Comments:
Hi, my father is a lawyer and worked in creole. We lived in Adaro Camp on 1956 and 1957 in a quonset. Me and my brothers were a kids (I was 6 years old), but I remember very much thats times. I think that was the best time of my life.
Name:
Alejandro (Alex) Ledezma
Email:
alejandroledezma@hotmail.com
Location:
Marina Del Rey CA US 90292
Date:
Monday February 11, 2008 08:23:46 GMT
Comments:
Hi Randy: I have updated my information

My brother (Gerardo) and I went to EBV/Maracaibo in '63 and '64, and to Escuela Simon Bolivar in Judibana in '65 & '66.

In Judibana we lived in Calle Caracas, the last house before driving to Club Bahia. Our neighbors were the Montalvos (Carlos, Morella, Trina).

Thank you for maintaining this wonderful site.

Alex
Name:
Lance Musselman
Email:
lance@ecentral.com
Location:
Denver CO USA 80209
Date:
Sunday February 10, 2008 03:52:29 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Caracas for six months in 1956 before we moved to Caripito, where we lived until 1959. My father, Clayton Musselman, was a Trainer for Creole, working for Al Thomas. My mother, Helen Musselman, taught English to the wives of the Venezuelan engineers. I remember visiting the "seeps" in Quirequiri, boating on the San Juan, drinking reconstituted Klim and catching tarantulas that lived in the vines on the side of the house.
Name:
Carlos Perez
Email:
carlos.a.perez1@gmail.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77056
Date:
Saturday February 02, 2008 01:22:33 GMT
Comments:
This is a gift for the people of your time and all the venezulans that miss their country.
Name:
Maria-Elena Bonnie/Bunny Kadala
Email:
mkadala@comcast.net
Location:
Marlborough MA USA 01752
Date:
Friday February 01, 2008 21:01:05 GMT
Comments:
Last saw Amuay in 1972...
Daughter of Robert Kadala, sister of Veronica, step-daughter to Margaret Ash Kadala, niece of Roger Kadala
Name:
JUAN CARLOS ARCAYA
Email:
juancarcaya@yahoo.com
Location:
cutler bay FL united states 33157
Date:
Thursday January 24, 2008 23:04:52 GMT
Comments:
HI I FEEL REALLY HAPPY WITH THIS PAGE.....IS EXCELLENT, I LIVED IN TIA JUANA 70'AND 80'.GREATS FRIENDS AND MEMORIES IN THE TIA JUANA COUNTRY CLUB
Name:
graham king
Email:
gorilla60@aol.com
Location:
richmond TX usa 77469
Date:
Thursday January 24, 2008 16:56:36 GMT
Comments:
Lagunillas & Tia Juana drilling engineering, 1958 - 1968
Name:
Celia Garcia
Email:
celia.garcia-james@petrotrin.com
Location:
Trinidad Trinidad & Tobago
Date:
Wednesday January 23, 2008 20:20:04 GMT
Comments:
I am a Venezuelan living in Trinidad in the oil industry, I am from Caripito, Monagas State and I feel very happy to see pictures of my country from that time.
Congrats!! Keep the good work
Name:
Conrad Johnson
Email:
conradjohnson@uhy-us.com
Location:
Katy TX US 77450
Date:
Tuesday January 15, 2008 02:42:54 GMT
Comments:
Lived in Amuay till 1978.
Name:
Joe Mora
Email:
Joseph_mora@hotmail.com
Location:
Port St. Lucie FL 34953
Date:
Friday January 11, 2008 21:25:25 GMT
Comments:
It's interesting that so many of you led "paralell" lives to mine, I guess we all had the same kinds of experiences in the different camps. I was born in Maracaibo in 1963, Dad (Jose Mora) worked for Mene Grande until 1978. we lived in San Tome until 1968, and then lived in Campo Terminal in Lagunillas until 1976, I went to IEL, and one year at Simon Bolivar in Tamare, before moving to the states. drop me a line..
Name:
Randy Drake
Email:
randydrake@embarqnet.com
Location:
Kingwood TX USA 77339
Date:
Friday January 11, 2008 17:52:50 GMT
Comments:
Greetings. My sister, Cyndi Dobbins (Drake) directed me to your website.
Name:
Cindy Drake- Dobbins
Email:
cldrmt@Yahoo.com
Location:
TX USA
Date:
Friday January 11, 2008 03:47:27 GMT
Comments:
My family was in Amuay in the early 70's Received an email from an old frind from there .looking for others.Veronica Kadala, Chris Calvi, Tinker Bell . Great website. Brings back the fab memories
Name:
LUIS MONTIEL
Email:
LUMONTIEL@JUNO.COM
Location:
ELKHART IN USA 46516
Date:
Thursday January 10, 2008 23:28:48 GMT
Comments:
Congratulations for so wonderful site.
Brings good memories to my childhood.
Name:
Peter Riggs
Email:
driggs736@aol.com
Location:
Orange Park FL 32073
Date:
Thursday January 10, 2008 03:32:51 GMT
Comments:
I attended the Vengref staff school ( Gulf Oil Camp)1952-1961. Lived in the Texaco oil camp Pamatacual. Went with my family every wed. and sat. to the Sinclair oil camp for the movies.

2007

Name:
Enio A Peña
Email:
ge_65@yahoo.com
Location:
Valencia Venezuela 2001
Date:
Saturday December 15, 2007 20:01:48 GMT
Comments:
Hi Randy, good afternoon..
I was told about this webpage and seemed very interesting to me. I have many pictures of the Pedernales oilfield because i have been working in this place for more than 7 years. At present time, i am an engineer and i work as Electrician supervisor. I will send the pictures to you as soon as i can at your email address. regards.. Enio
Name:
Ginger "Stubbs" Anderson
Email:
gla1023@sbcglobal.net
Location:
Oklahoma City OK USA 73064
Date:
Monday December 10, 2007 11:56:14 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Venezuela for a number of years. My dad, Jay Stubbs, worked for Santa Fe Drilling. we lived in Campo Mata, I believed built by Texaco at that time, just outside of Anaco and San Tomeo. I was there from around 1961 until 67-68, then off to stateside boarding school at San Marcos Baptist Academy. Eventually my parents were in Maracaibo as well as my sister, Carla. Anyone remember us? please feel free to contact me via email at gla1023@sbcglobal.net. My mom's name was Essie ...
Name:
Mary Claire Perdomo
Email:
xomc@comcast.net
Location:
stuart FL usa 34997
Date:
Sunday December 09, 2007 04:38:12 GMT
Comments:
I was born in Caripito June 1947. My father, Dr Perdomo, worked in the hospital. We also lived in Amuay. The Naval Hospital in Catia La Mar is named after my father. My brother, Raul, sent me this site. My other brother and my sister were also born there. I remember it fondly. Thanks for doing this
Name:
Raul B. Perdomo
Email:
rperdomo@umich.edu
Location:
Chelsea MI USA 48118
Date:
Thursday December 06, 2007 16:17:48 GMT
Comments:
I wished I had discovered this site before this time.
Name:
Andrew Terrell
Email:
anjoter@comcast.net
Location:
Boulder CO usa 80304
Date:
Wednesday November 28, 2007 17:52:11 GMT
Comments:
my mother, Betty Terrell, was a member of the Creole Annuitants Association for many years, and has now passed away. She wanted me to notify your organization. She and Leon Terrell were in Amuay 1947, and moved to Caracas in 1948, with Creole Oil. My name is Andrew Terrell, their son. My wife and I recently attended a reunion of the classmates at Campo Alegre in Caracas. Good to see so many old friends. Sincerely, Andrew Terrell
Name:
Maria Alejandra Marcano
Email:
mariale_marcano@hotmail.com
Location:
caracas venezuela 1081
Date:
Tuesday November 27, 2007 19:09:58 GMT
Comments:
Hola soy Mariale Marcano, vivi en Amuay hasta 1981 ahora estoy en Caracas Venezuela, me encantaria saber de mis viejos amigos de aquellos tiempos, ojala que por aca podamos contactarnos nuevamente, cariños!!!!
Name:
Maria Andreina Gonzalez Villegas
Email:
mariandregv@hotmail.com
Location:
Orinda CA USA 94563
Date:
Sunday November 25, 2007 05:48:41 GMT
Comments:
Hola! Soy Maria Andreina Gonzalez Villegas, naci y creci en Judibana. Fui al Colegio Simon Bolivar desde kinder hasta 9no grado (1989-1998). Tengo los mejores recuerdos de mi crecimiento en esa ciudad y escuela. Ahora me encuentro haciendo un postgrado en San Francisco, CA. Saludos y muchos recuerdos a todos.
Name:
Susan Arnett Hutyra
Email:
sah106@earthlink.net
Location:
Waco TX USA 76707
Date:
Saturday November 24, 2007 02:24:02 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Mene Grande from 1951 to 1951. I went to school in Las Salinas. I wondered if anyone knows how to contact Juanita, Frank (Buzz)or Bobby Floyd, Jerry or Sally Rhudes, Tammy Robertson, Karen or Bubba Conners, The Otts, or Birdsongs. My parents were Paul and Jane Arnett, both deceased now.
Name:
Irlec
Email:
irlec@yahoo.com
Location:
Groningen Netherlands
Date:
Wednesday November 21, 2007 07:32:52 GMT
Comments:
Hi! I love your website! I grew up in Paraguana, lived there for 15 years, been out for another 16.. but I still consider it home! It's so satisfaying to see other people love the peninsula as much as I do. All the best!
Name:
Donna Fears-Graham
Email:
dfearsgraham@yahoo.com
Location:
San Antonio TX USA 78240
Date:
Tuesday November 20, 2007 11:31:39 GMT
Comments:
My youngest child found this site...diddling around looking up names on the internet. I heard howls erupting from our greatroom; imagine my suprise at finding Don Sooby (my next door neighbor) and all the photos. (His Dad did his best to refine my handwriting in the 6th grade...). Have had the best time scrolling through the pages. Enjoyed it so much, thanks for all your hard work. Donna Fears-Graham
Name:
Susan McClurg Berman
Email:
susanlberman@yahoo.com
Location:
Moraga CA USA 94556
Date:
Sunday November 18, 2007 19:08:37 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Maracaibo from 1957 until 1964. Daddy was the Drilling Superintendent for Sun Oil Company. I'd like to hear from anyone who was there at the same time.
Name:
Karen Davis Pugh
Email:
ddavepught@peoplepc.com
Location:
Staunton VA USa 24401
Date:
Monday November 05, 2007 19:37:24 GMT
Comments:
Lived in La Salina the years-'59-63. Keepin touch with Norman Young and Anne Wooster. A long time ago, but still many fond memories
Name:
Alejandro Bagnoli
Email:
bagnolialex@hotmail.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Sunday November 04, 2007 17:16:05 GMT
Comments:
Hi,

I am Mario Bagnoli´s oldest son raised in Caripito.
Name:
Tiffany Davis
Email:
tbd729@hotmail.com
Location:
Branford CT USA 06405
Date:
Thursday October 25, 2007 21:04:34 GMT
Comments:
My grandfather's name was Duane Davis. My grandmother - Elizabeth Davis (Libby to her friends, Libdy to her grandchildren). Libdy died Christmas Eve, 1983. Duane passed away August, 2005.

I was feeling nostalgic this afternoon so I typed Googled Duane. I found your site and a photograph of my grandparents and my Aunt Karen and Uncle David.

Who are you??
Name:
Dan Garcia
Email:
dangar@gmail.com
Location:
Miami FL US 33178
Date:
Monday October 01, 2007 22:12:22 GMT
Comments:
Your site is a virtual time warp! I'm very pleased that someone finally took the time to create a time window to those magical oil Camps in Venezuela, which we all enjoyed and now miss (Good Job buddy).
Name:
Holly Hatcher (Curtis)
Email:
hollyjcurtis@comcast.net
Location:
Santa Fe NM USA 87505
Date:
Wednesday September 26, 2007 12:58:33 GMT
Comments:
How wonderful to find this treasure trove of memories. Thank you, Kieth!!!

www.niaeducation.com
Name:
Miguel Serpa
Email:
serpamiguel@hotmail.com
Location:
Coral Springs FL USA 33065
Date:
Tuesday September 25, 2007 01:51:32 GMT
Comments:
Hi. I was born in San Tome in 1956. My father worked for Mene Grande Oil Co., from 1955 to 1976. He retired from PDVSA in 1989.
Name:
Kyle Dettmers
Email:
txranger@hal-pc.org
Location:
The Woodlands TX USA 77380
Date:
Friday September 14, 2007 06:04:45 GMT
Comments:
I grew up in San Tome (1957 - 1976). My father, Kurt, then worked in Lagunillas a short while and then in Caracas until he retired in 1984. He and Pam live in Kingwood, TX (just north of Houston) and are doing fine. I loved San Tome. It was a world of it's own. I hope to return some day.
Name:
Kevin Kastorff
Email:
kkastorff@cox.net
Location:
Dana Point CA USA 92629
Date:
Tuesday September 04, 2007 20:32:36 GMT
Comments:
Thank you for your work. Memory lane is fun! I was a student at EBV 1957-1960, 3rd thru 5th. My Dad is Louis Kastorff and mother is Bette. He worked for Signal Gas & Oil on the lake. We spent our days mostly in the pool at Hotel Del Lago. Or skiing, or at the airport watching the aircraft come and go. WOW, so many wonderful memories and very hard to locate info. Excellent work, Randy. Yes, the stairs, the gym, the chain link covering the locker rooms (especially the girls:)). Sorry about the length-you got me started! Anyone from that era feel free to e-mail, I'd love to hear from you.
Name:
Eva E. Dinda
Email:
lillianlady@hotmail.com
Location:
Lillian AL USA 36549
Date:
Thursday August 02, 2007 18:00:33 GMT
Comments:
This is the first time I have been to this web site, and I have enjoyed viewing all the pictures. I went to the Creole Reunion in San Antonio this year with a friend. It was great meeting up with some of my friends from the various oil camps. I graduated in 1953.
Name:
Kay (Grimes ) Robinson
Email:
robinsonstone1@aol.com
Location:
Weatherford TX USA 76086
Date:
Sunday July 29, 2007 20:27:54 GMT
Comments:
Hello to all that I knew during 1956-1959 in Maracaibo.
Name:
Dan Karjala
Email:
karjala@verizon.net
Location:
Thousand Oaks CA USA 91360
Date:
Saturday July 28, 2007 18:19:25 GMT
Comments:
Hello/Saludos! I was raised as an "oli brat" in various Creole camps (Caripito, Lagunillas/Tia Juana, Caracas and Maracaibo form 1961 to 1972. My father was a manager with Creole, LeRoy Karjala, and still lives in Maracaibo as owner of Tech Purch, SRL. This is the very first time I have ever seen any info on Creole camps and am excited to see it! Would love to touch base with any of my old friends.

My best,

Dan Karjala
+1.909.731.1045 (mobile)
+1.805-493.8451 (home)
Name:
Harry A. Michael
Email:
harry11michael@gmail.com
Location:
Weston FL USA 33326
Date:
Sunday July 22, 2007 13:01:42 GMT
Comments:
Would like to hear from friends.
Name:
Gerald & Paulette Walters
Email:
walters@tabletoptelephone.com
Location:
Ajo AZ USA 85321-2418
Date:
Wednesday July 18, 2007 20:16:57 GMT
Comments:
Hi
My wife and I lived in Tia Juana from 1973 to 1976. I was one of the teachers at Escuela Campo Verde in that camp.
The company once called Creole Petroleum became LagoVen while we were there.
The American school program at Campo Verde was closed in 1976 after the nationalization of the oil industry. The teaching staff returned to the United States.
Our oldest child Patrick was born in Venezuela and since then we have had three daughters.
We have a lot of great memories of Venezuela and this site has enhanced those memories.
Muchimas Gracias
Gerald & Paulette Walters
Name:
Candy Spain Kelly
Email:
candyk3@juno.com
Location:
Fountain Hills AZ US 85268
Date:
Tuesday July 17, 2007 21:48:52 GMT
Comments:
My dad Bob Spain owned the El Rancho restaurant, my step mother Katherine Brandt was a teacher in amuay
Name:
Veronica
Email:
veroca66@yahoo.com
Location:
nyc NY USA 11211
Date:
Thursday July 05, 2007 01:09:30 GMT
Comments:
Este es un reciente video que tomo un amigo de nuestro querido Campo Medico... es triste ver los efectos del abandono y falta de conciencia.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14gpj-YmKrU
Name:
Jan-Erik Berggren
Email:
j-e.berggren@telia.com
Location:
Stockholm Sweden
Date:
Wednesday July 04, 2007 11:30:07 GMT
Comments:
1958 I visit Caripito as an employee of an Swedish Tankership.M/T Danaland 16000DW/tons Crued Oil fore Scandinavian use.At that time i was an seventeen year yung Engineer Cadet.In this time an former and retired Engineer,and got my home in Stockholm Sweden with my wife aswell.
Pleaze call me back if you want...
Name:
George Frost
Email:
gwf@georgefrost.org.uk
Location:
Abergele North Wales WY UK ll29 7yw
Date:
Friday June 29, 2007 10:08:05 GMT
Comments:
Hi Randy
Love the site, I have submitted a load of old Ven stuff to Chuck Clausen who runs a site focused more on Maracaibo.
But it’s great to see old expats looking back to a time that no longer exists, I am in touch with old friends from my time in Ven. In fact a small group of us are meeting up this weekend.
One gentleman that I am in touch with ex Creole that was a good friend of my father Stan Frost (Shell Maracaibo) was Arthur (Bud) Walden lives in California.
Oh Randy observation links from your site to Chucks are broken.
George Frost 1950- 1962
Name:
Manuel Aristimuno
Email:
Maristimuno@kc.rr.com
Location:
Kansas City MO USA 64137
Date:
Saturday June 23, 2007 00:31:28 GMT
Comments:
A friend of mine sent me the link to your website. I am so glad you guys are doing this for everyone, for us that lived
for so many years in the oil camps in Venezuela.

Thanks to all of you,
Name:
Paul Kuiper
Email:
ontherun1@msn.com
Location:
Miami FL USA 33186
Date:
Thursday June 07, 2007 12:21:39 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Maracaibo from 1970 to 1974, I always hung out in Club Creole, I cruised around on my Mini Honda. My brother Bobby also lived there with us.
In 1968-69 I lived in Campo Hollywood in Cabimas with my Uncle Fernando Escribens, I always went to the Club in Campo Las Cupulas, All my pictures from that time were either stolen or lost in Hurricane Andrew, I greatly appreciate some of the posted pictures which ring back many good memories of the Venezuela that I love to remember.
Name:
Julie (Romkey) McNeil
Email:
julie.mcneil@cdha.nshealth.ca
Location:
Canada
Date:
Wednesday June 06, 2007 17:38:19 GMT
Comments:
Hi,
I have signed in before, a few years ago but I check the site every so often to see if any old friends have signed the guest book. I lived in Amuay July,1981-July 1983 and have very fond memories of that time. I would love to hear from anyone that also lived there at that time. My parents names are Jean and Bill Romkey, my brother is Trevor and sister is Tanya. My father worked for Exxon.
Julie(Romkey) McNeil
Name:
Aimee Austen Hennen
Email:
aimee.hennen@gatewaysbeyond.org
Location:
Limassol Cyprus
Date:
Tuesday June 05, 2007 09:38:08 GMT
Comments:
Great to see old places and old faces. Brings back warm memories!
Name:
Rita (Invernizzi)Beyenbach
Email:
Jaguar1725@aol.com
Location:
Boca Raton FL U.S.A. 33433
Date:
Sunday June 03, 2007 03:55:16 GMT
Comments:
Randy, what a wonderful site, it brought back so many memories. I lived in Judibana from the 50's to mid 60's, with my family. My father was Tony Stenico (Marine Dept.Amuay) my mother Grace and my brothers Rocky, Rudy and Ron Stenico. Thank you so much for keeping this alive.
Name:
Harry Mason
Email:
elderohagan@aol.com
Location:
Bakersfield CA USA 93309-2803
Date:
Monday May 21, 2007 22:03:28 GMT
Comments:
I have been here before. I just dropped by to see if there were any changes
Name:
Vicki McGlothlan Custer
Email:
nicksminni54@houston.rr.com
Location:
Katy TX USA 77494
Date:
Sunday May 06, 2007 20:53:56 GMT
Comments:
Just thought I should update my information. We have moved to Katy, TX. I am still hoping to find Helen and Mike Davis....you never know, one of them just might check here one day!
Name:
Richard Schroder
Email:
schroder6@talktalk.net
Location:
Loughborough UK LE12 9SG
Date:
Saturday May 05, 2007 00:16:47 GMT
Comments:
Born Caribbean Hospital 19 June 1944. Lived in Las Delicias
and Colonia Bella Vista '40s and 50s. Father worked Shell, mother kindergarten CBV. Looking for near neighbour Francisco Hernadez.
Name:
D P Collins
Email:
dcinus@adelphia.net
Location:
Los Angeles CA USA
Date:
Friday May 04, 2007 18:11:45 GMT
Comments:
I sailed on Ore Carriers from `1955' to 60' between Puerto Ordaz and Mobile. I would love to see photos of Puerto Ordaz or Barrancas from the late 50"s or talk w others who were there then.Thanks
Name:
Luis G Ferrer
Email:
Plumaluna@verizon.net
Location:
Williamsburg VA 23188
Date:
Monday April 30, 2007 16:47:54 GMT
Comments:
I have been looking at this wonderfull site for the last month, it has been great to see the history if the places we lived prior to us. My dad is a Dr and work for the "Guardia Nacional" when we first moved to Caripito, in 67. My sister(Maru)and I went to school in Quiriquire as the school in Caripito was not operating by then.We then moved to Cabimas and lived in "Las Cupulas", once there my dad started to work for Creole. Those years and memories are very special to me and my family. I moved to the US in 86 got married (Barbara) and started to work for Dupont in 87, our family(3 kids) have been living a similar life that I lived in my early years, moving a lot. We have lived in SC,Fl,TN and now Va. Thanks for the wonderful memories!
Luis
Name:
norman reese
Email:
nkreese@bellsouth.net
Location:
diamondhead MS usa 39525
Date:
Tuesday April 24, 2007 17:23:02 GMT
Comments:
lived in puerto la cruz 54/55- friends were jack norris, david reeese, johnny solano, peter michelson( his mother use to cut my hair- donald evans, maria o'higgins, geraldine friedman, buddy friedman- would like to hear from any who remember me. thanks.
Name:
Cristy Macias-Allen
Email:
callen@star94.com
Location:
ATLANTA GA USA 30047
Date:
Monday April 16, 2007 16:12:22 GMT
Comments:
This is such a labor of love! Thanks for taking the time. I lived in Caracas in the early to mid 60's...the best years of my life! I went to La Castellana and then to Campo Alegre. My father was the general mgr. for the Coca-Cola Co. in Caracas. I have such fond memories of my years in Venezuela and have been blessed to re-unite with a ton of my old friends recently.
Name:
Emma Antolinez
Email:
emmantolinez@gmail.com
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela
Date:
Sunday April 15, 2007 02:34:45 GMT
Comments:
Hi, Im 21 years old.. i never lived in this camps but i studied my all childhood in Escuela Las Cupulas.. and i think is the best of the best school .. i have the best memories of this school and Lago La Salina Club.. Thanks to all of you to came and make this place much better..
Name:
Mike Buford
Email:
taylor_ven@hotmail.com
Location:
Puerto La Cruz Venezuela
Date:
Tuesday April 03, 2007 20:54:44 GMT
Comments:
I am signing the guest book again to mention that I was in Amuay from 1948 until 1953.Then we moved to La Salina. I left there in 1958. Am now working in Puerto la cruz and living in Isla De Margarita. Would like to hear from any of the old gang.
Name:
Mike Buford
Email:
taylor_ven@hotmail.com
Location:
Puerto La Cruz Venezuela
Date:
Tuesday April 03, 2007 20:22:07 GMT
Comments:
It would be great to hear from anyone who remembers me. My cell phone in Venezuela is: 001-58-416-405 8193(calling from USA) or 0416-405 8193 if calling from inside venezuela.
Name:
Vicki Mahan (Pazos)
Email:
Vicki@VickiMahan.com
Location:
Denver CO USA 80108
Date:
Sunday April 01, 2007 17:10:56 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Judibana from 1970 - 1982.
Name:
Melissa Mahan Pazos
Email:
mmahan@stewart.com
Location:
Denver CO USA 80013
Date:
Sunday April 01, 2007 17:05:04 GMT
Comments:
Wow! How incredible! Today is my birthday, after receiving a voicemail from my father (still in Caracas) I did a search on Judibana. I had no idea that I would find these pictures. Incredible memories. We lived at 1018 Calle Cumana
Name:
carlos lugo
Email:
mitsui@globalum.com
Location:
judibana (amuay) venezuela 4102
Date:
Saturday March 31, 2007 07:51:22 GMT
Comments:
excelente tu página, yo estoy viviendo en el mismo lugar que un día fué el tuyo. espero que estes bien y te felicito por llevarte un lindo recuerdo de mi pais que tambien es el tuyo de corazón.
Name:
Don Buzney
Email:
dbuzney@aol.com
Location:
North Brunswick NJ USA 08902
Date:
Saturday March 24, 2007 02:44:27 GMT
Comments:
Hi, Creole friends,
Best wishes for the past 40 years,
http://donbuzney.voice123.com
Name:
Susan Buzney Blakeslee
Email:
sierratix@earthlink.net
Location:
Sierra Madre CA USA 91024
Date:
Friday March 09, 2007 03:49:48 GMT
Comments:
What Fun! I lived in Hollywood from about 1950 until 1957. Then we transferred to Caripito. My parents were Anthony and Loretta Buzney. My brother is Donald Buzney. I graduated from the school in La Salina and my brother graduated from the Caripito schoolabout 1959-1960. I was married to David Blakeslee in Caripito in 1961. We are still very married and very much alive! I want to thank you for this website. It is marvellously put together and delightful to look at. There are several pictures of my brother,
Donald Buzney who is currently working in Buffalo, NY. I can't wait to tell him about this site. Thank you!
Name:
John De Ronde
Email:
losderondes@hotmail.com
Location:
Miami FL USA 33015
Date:
Wednesday March 07, 2007 05:32:16 GMT
Comments:
I signed the book back in 2000 and wanted to update my email and location. Also looking back, I see that I made no mention of where I had lived in Venezuela, so here goes (some of the dates are estimates or should I say a guess). Caracas (Las Mercedes) 1948-50; Marcelino (Zulia) '50-'52; Campo Roblecito '52-'53; Lecherías (attended La Concepción) '53-'54; Puerto La Cruz (attended Sinclair Staff School) '54-'57; Maracaibo (attended EBV) '57-'66; Isla Margarita '91-2006. Randy, your site has truly become something historical. Kudos well earned!!
Name:
Barbara Shutter Warner
Email:
bwarner@aol.com
Location:
Bay St. Louis MS USA 39520
Date:
Thursday March 01, 2007 00:09:32 GMT
Comments:
I have enjoyed this website immensely. I lived in Venezuela from 1958 through 1964. We first moved to Los Maroches where CBI folks lived. Later moved to Puerto La Cruz. Returned to PLC in 1987. Visited with Mrs. Michelson and drove through Vengref camp. So much had not changed even though a lovely Melia resort hotel was on the coast right next to the camp. Such gond memories.
Name:
Lyndsay O'Callaghan
Email:
locallaghan@rogers.com
Location:
Toronto Canada
Date:
Wednesday February 28, 2007 23:44:10 GMT
Comments:
My family spent 7 years in Venezuela, the last 5 in Lagunillas at the Shell Camp. Your pictures look similar to mine.
Name:
Frank Kaiser
Email:
fkaiser@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Saturday February 24, 2007 23:47:21 GMT
Comments:
Lived in Pertigalete from 1955 until 1962 and attended Sinclair Staff Scool from 1953 to 1955. Would welcome messages from all.
Name:
Nestor Reyes (Miguel)
Email:
nreyes@citymattress.com
Location:
Ft. Myers FL USA 33916
Date:
Saturday February 03, 2007 14:31:39 GMT
Comments:
Lets try this again, I wasnt sure what to write when I signed in the first time, not to mention miss spelling words. But I would like to say that your web site is great, and brings back meny fond memories. Alberto Beuses 1972 yearbook was great, too bad I was missing in action. I look forward to more memories and news from all of those I new back in 1971 through 1976.
Name:
Ray Catlette
Email:
rwcat@yahoo.com
Location:
NV
Date:
Saturday February 03, 2007 14:09:08 GMT
Comments:
Caripito in 50's

Do these names sound familiar: Patty Cincotti, Dane Perry, Sandra LaSeur, Carol Harkness, Maureen Duffy, Donny Menger, Donnie Buzney, Kyle Dudley, Ronnie-Tommie-Carol-Sue Sawyer, Marc, Ross Atkinson, Terry Flaugher, Johnny Greenfield, Stegners, Helms, Elpidio, Burlson's, Raymond Landry, Bill Siddall...This is all spur of moment..there are more that I'll have to write down and re post later.

Regards To All!

I have a Caripito "School Scoops"...if I candig it out of my archives, I'll have to scan it and send it to tis web site!
Name:
Nestor Reyes (Miguel)
Email:
nreyes@citymattress.com
Location:
Ft. Myers FL USA 33916
Date:
Saturday February 03, 2007 13:12:22 GMT
Comments:
I loved in Judibana from 1969 to 1978. I went to Simon Bolivar from 69/70 to 71/72
Name:
Jesus Hidalgo
Email:
chuda99@yahoo.com
Location:
Los Angeles CA US 90405
Date:
Wednesday January 24, 2007 09:25:03 GMT
Comments:
Man oh man, what can I say!!
Probably some of the best years of my life. These pictures just bring so much memory to me it's amazing. I used to live on 1020 Calle Cumana, Campo Medico, sometime around 1981 - 1985; and my dad (Jesus Hidalgo Sr) lived there untill last year on Calle 2 (Judibana arriba). I honestly remember it as paradise, so beautiful, so green, so safe, so perfect!
Here is my email just in case you want to say hi.
Thank you so much for this Journey to the past.
Name:
Seymour F. Dear III
Email:
sdear@houston.rr.com
Location:
Spring TX USA 77379
Date:
Thursday January 11, 2007 18:52:59 GMT
Comments:
We lived in Amuay 1950-1955 I think. My father, Seymour Dear, worked for Creole constructing the refinery. He was on assigment from the Baton Rouge refinery.
Gail Cambre was there at the time, and we went to LSU at the same time.

2006

Name:
Chris Gruber
Email:
Bultaco@cox.net
Location:
Norman OK USA 73071
Date:
Sunday December 31, 2006 21:57:34 GMT
Comments:
Tia Juana: 1973-1979
Name:
Deborah Pogson
Email:
pogsd@asu.edu
Location:
Paradise Valley AZ USA 85253
Date:
Saturday December 30, 2006 18:53:19 GMT
Comments:
Thanks for sharing the memories! My dad, Gilbert Pogson, enjoyed viewing them with me.
Salud!
Deborah Pogson
Name:
Douglas Ariza Giammaria
Email:
dariza@hotmail.com
Location:
Singapur Singapur
Date:
Saturday December 23, 2006 09:51:07 GMT
Comments:
What an amazing site!
Spend my childhood in Judibana. I lived in Judibana from 1979 until 1985 and live in Calle Maracay #1214.
Thanks for creating this site.
Name:
Rafael Casas Jr.
Email:
rcasas@dcsigroup.com
Location:
Miami FL USA 33186
Date:
Wednesday December 20, 2006 02:32:35 GMT
Comments:
My dear friend Juan M.Antoni(pre kinder friend, La Salina 1964) just send me the site, this is a beutifuul site Randy, congratulations. My dad Rafael and Mom, Carmen are doing great in Caracas.Thanks for the memories.
Name:
Alfred Salvato
Email:
fortmisslin@comcast.net
Location:
Cherry Hill, NJ usa 08034
Date:
Tuesday December 19, 2006 14:40:17 GMT
Comments:
What a great web site. The welcome video made me think of my time in Venezuela. My parents were there from 1947 and my dad (an architect) was a Creole employee for much of that time. I know her my sister and I were born and lived in Caracas for all of our time there. For much of the time, Dad worked out the HQ building in Caracas, but I know he traveled to the oil camps working on schools, hospitals and other projects. My sister and I attended Campo Alegre with many other Creole kids. We came back to the States in 1967. I have wonderful memories of our time there and your site only helps re-kindle many more.

Thanks again.

Al Salvato
Name:
Isaura Garcia Mendoza
Email:
ysauragarcia@yahoo.es
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1080
Date:
Saturday December 16, 2006 22:35:56 GMT
Comments:
Hey Randy! Congratulations! I augur you great success on this web site. You’ve have got me to revive the need to reunite with best friends from grade school. Maria E. Ibarra, (Venezuela) and Tika Bisono, (Indonesia). Those were great days! None of us really care about politics, or even global warming. During those days… our sole concern was whose mom’s brownies were the best, (Aida Salazar (Tia Juana) and Mrs. Ham (Quiriquire) got a tight up). Also, we cared in whose mom’s made the best hallacas. Of course my mom’s: Cira Garcia’s were the best! Believe me… every other recipe you find is derived from hers!
Name:
Ian Ball
Email:
ianball@comcast.net
Location:
St Paul MN USA 55102
Date:
Saturday December 16, 2006 11:47:55 GMT
Comments:
Randy - It's wonderful to see how much interest your web site continues to generate - it means so much to so many people. Thanks again for keeping it going, and Merry Christmas.

Ian Ball
Name:
Juan Jose Garcia - Senior
Email:
jjgarciasr@yahoo.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1204
Date:
Sunday December 10, 2006 01:21:59 GMT
Comments:
A wonderful surprise! I work for 43 years in the petroleum industry 1947-1990, Quiriquire, Tia Juana and Caracas. It’s nice to recall lots of names and families that I’ve meet. It is fair to recognize Randy’s effort to keep united this special “club”.
Name:
Elias Colina
Email:
elias.colina@logicacmg.com
Location:
Houston TX US 77449
Date:
Wednesday December 06, 2006 03:41:07 GMT
Comments:
What a wonderful site, it brought tears to my eyes to find my father's name in the phone book. I was born in 1964 and lived in Zulima until 1970. My father was a Doctor with Creole, his name was Jose E. Colina
Name:
Juan Jose Garcia Jr (JJ)
Email:
jjgarcia_2003@yahoo.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Tuesday December 05, 2006 22:27:33 GMT
Comments:
Randy, great job. I lived with my father (ex-creole J J Garcia 1947-1988) at Quiriquire 1968-70 and Tia Juana 1971-1977. I´m currently working for Chevron after 21 years at PDVSA. Can´t say enough of this wonderfull web-site, we´ll find a way to contribute with...
Name:
Jose R. Freites N. (AREPA)
Email:
freitesj@gmail.com
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela 4001
Date:
Monday December 04, 2006 23:44:18 GMT
Comments:
Estudie kindergarten y primaria en la escuela Campo Verde. Los dos primeros años de bachillerato los estudie en el Instituto Escuela de Lagunillas y los tres ultimos años los estudié en el Instituto Simon Bolivar de la Urbanizacion Tamare. Viví en el sector Carabobo de Tamare, soy muy amigo de la familia Skrzypczak
Name:
Miren U. (Urquidi) Sexauer
Email:
mussex@aol.com
Location:
St. Petersburg FL USA 33711
Date:
Friday December 01, 2006 13:43:36 GMT
Comments:
I just received your site from a Venezuelan friend who grew up in an Oil Camp in Pto. La Cruz, Anzoategui, Venezuela, just as I did.
Thank you for creating such a labor of love!!
I grew up at the Sinclair Oil Camp in El Chaure, Pto. La Cruz, Anzoategui. May I send you as much info about our Camp so it can also appear in the website????
Warm regards and best wishes for a lovely Christmas and a blessed New Year.
Miren U. Sexauer
Translator/Interpreter
727-864-6331
Name:
Lin Montgomery
Email:
gomericus@aol.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77070
Date:
Friday December 01, 2006 01:36:34 GMT
Comments:
Delighted to see such a site. BUT where is Acompiamento Guraguo in Puerto de la Cruz, Anzoategui? Lived there from 1948 until departure for high school. Our parents stayed until 1966. Later I returned for a very quick visit in 1989. In the meantime ran a geophysical company in Caracas for a very short while 1988-1989. My sister Yolanda lived there longer than I and we both have great memories of swimming off the dock, etc.

The PLC group had a reunion in Dallas in September, 2005 hoste by Jim Seay and Bunkie Furman. Still in touch with Brian Goddard in Caracas and his brothers Don and Christian here in the states.

Keep up the good work.

Lin
Name:
Keith Trahan
Email:
sktrahan04@yahoo.com
Location:
Kuwait Kuwait
Date:
Wednesday November 29, 2006 12:43:54 GMT
Comments:
Just wanted to update my email address. Hope to hear from some of my old friends soon!
Name:
Eduardo Scherer
Email:
eduardo.scherer@jantesa.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Saturday November 25, 2006 19:39:46 GMT
Comments:
Hello. My name is Eduardo Scherer and I live in Caracas. In fact, i was born here in 1965. I live one block from the building which appears on the 1956 Creole video, the one which has a portrait made of many colors. I don`t know if you know thw building I`m talking about. I was amazed when i saw the building on the movie. Its name is Viulma. It`s still there. If you receive this e-mail, I would like to talk with you about your life in Venezuela. Regards. Eduardo.
Name:
Ernst K. Menzer
Email:
EKMenzer@comcast.net
Location:
Jacksonville FL USA 32244
Date:
Saturday November 25, 2006 14:51:59 GMT
Comments:
My dad was Hans Menzer. I Was Born there At the Family hospital. Are Doctor was Pouz in may of 56.
Name:
Jim Roberts
Email:
jimsandy2003@yahoo.com
Location:
Hemet CA USA 92545
Date:
Thursday November 16, 2006 22:14:02 GMT
Comments:
Resided in and, attended Adaro school from 55/56. If my memory serves me correctly, Miss Estes was our 8th grade teacher. Enjoyed the numerous parties and swimming at the old docks. A year of my life I will cherish always.. My father and mother was Everette and Ruth Roberts, brother Everette, Jr nickname, "Sonny".
Name:
Kenny Young
Email:
kbyoung@mailme.ae
Location:
Dubai UAE
Date:
Thursday November 16, 2006 05:05:34 GMT
Comments:
I'm Paddy Young's son ,brother of Norman. I was born and lived in Aruba till 1956 and thereafter till 1967, spent summers in Venezuela.
Name:
david burdick
Email:
dburdick@cta-inc.com
Location:
wichita KS usa 67216
Date:
Monday November 13, 2006 18:43:34 GMT
Comments:
Noticed a picture of my uncle, Jack Scofield. Jack worked for Creole for many years and had wonderful stories about working and living in Maracaibo. My sister has all of the old photos and 16mm film that they took there. Great web site!
Name:
Jose Gregorio Ezeiza Brito
Email:
jose@ezeiza.net
Location:
Mexico City, Mexico Mexico
Date:
Thursday November 09, 2006 02:38:35 GMT
Comments:
Congratulations!!!!. I have enjoyed your page very much...

Me gustó especialmente el folleto que le daban a los trabajadores de Creole antes de venir a Venezuela y el articulo de National Geographic.

Saludos
Name:
LUQUE. JOSE AND MARY
Email:
mluque@hfhighschool.org
Location:
Frankfort IL USA 60423
Date:
Monday November 06, 2006 03:23:05 GMT
Comments:
We lived in Judibana between 1975 and 1983. José worked in the Refinery and Mary worked in the Escuela Simón Bolivar.
Name:
Rose Marie Shedd
Email:
rosemarie@global-mgt.com
Location:
Miami FL USA 33186
Date:
Thursday November 02, 2006 21:23:35 GMT
Comments:
Just found your Site. Enjoyed it very much, Left Amuay 1957.
Name:
RUGGIERO VIOLANTE
Email:
rviolante@cox.net
Location:
SAN DIEGO CA USA 91910
Date:
Sunday October 29, 2006 21:54:30 GMT
Comments:
I "googled" into your site, what a nice surprise!
Lived in Judibana/Campo Medico from 1970 to 1978,
best childhood years any kid could have at the time
Regards
Ruggiero Violante
Name:
Harry Mason
Email:
elderohagan@aol.com
Location:
Bakersfield CA USA 93309
Date:
Sunday October 29, 2006 21:18:02 GMT
Comments:
Houston Floyd.
I saw the photograph of you and Gary Crump. I wonder,did he have a sister named Ann? I was in Caripito between 1941 and 1948,approximately. I was in that pool many times.
Name:
Nancy Guariguata
Email:
nguarigu@csc.com
Location:
Austin TX USA 78729
Date:
Tuesday October 17, 2006 17:55:27 GMT
Comments:
I was born in Lagunillas. My father worked for Shell. This is a treat to find this site.
Name:
Nelson Leidenz
Email:
njlven@yahoo.com
Location:
Tucson AZ USA 85741
Date:
Friday October 13, 2006 17:09:55 GMT
Comments:
Hey guys, have a idea ....What about if we have a Reunion as the retires have? Those who lives in Florida, Georgia in Florida...New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California in Arizona? and so ....just as an example.. Randy, I forgot to tell you, I went to Judibana I got some pictures..try to take one of the refinery and the GN (National Guard - Revolocionarios stop me) was a bad experience...but anyway I got one from The plaza, church, teatro, Bahia's club only on the entrance and the Yauma...It's not the same Ciudad Jardin that our parents founded....but we got the best memories and we feel proud of that! ...Randy keep going you have our support....Nelson J. Leidenz
Name:
Lee "Bingo" Campbell
Email:
LCAMPBELL@ORECK.COM
Location:
Long Beach MS USA 39560
Date:
Saturday October 07, 2006 13:05:29 GMT
Comments:
I just discovered Randy's website and am looking forward to getting in touch with a few of you.
Lee
Name:
Lerida Garcia A.
Email:
leridagarcia@chevron.com
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela
Date:
Friday October 06, 2006 19:25:47 GMT
Comments:
Vivi los mejores años de mi vida en Lagunillas, campos Bella Vista y Florida (1959-1977). Estudié en el Instituto Escuela, en el San José y en el ABC, pues mi padre trabajó por más de 35 años en Shell y luego Maraven. Mi hermano Leonardo vive en San Antonio, Tx y mi hermana Leslie vive acá en Maracaibo. Me encantaría reecontrarme con los amigos de aquella época. Great page, good memories!!
Name:
Rocky Stenico
Email:
ironrock@charter.net or rocky.stenico@shell.com
Location:
Long Beach CA USA 908915
Date:
Monday October 02, 2006 00:58:02 GMT
Comments:
Hello to All. It only took us 5 years to find this Website!!! But what a wonderfull site and some many memories. So much work by Randy to put this together and all who contributed, I am glad you all did. I didn't know you personally Randy but so many in here who I did know and look forward to contacting in the future and sharing war stories. By the way, that recent film posted "Creole Assignment - Venezuela" features my family at minute 15 of the video. This we found out about a week ago and we were astonished by it. My Mom Grace, brother Rudy, Roni, sister Rita, and yours truly at less than 1-year old playing in our front yard in our Judibana house. We later moved to Campo Medico, the Oil Co camp of Amuay. Well, I'll stop here and hope to hear back before I go after you all!

Rocky.
Name:
Rodolfo Stenico (Rudy)
Email:
rstenico@cox.net
Location:
Laguna Hills CA USA 92653
Date:
Sunday October 01, 2006 19:39:40 GMT
Comments:
I was born in Venezuela AMUAY in 1952 I was very excited to here about this site I never thought this site ever excisted, I love it. we are in the video clip shown in the google creole venezuela 1956 at about 15:00 minutes in to the video my two younger brothers my sister and my Mother arein it.
Name:
Rudy Barrios
Email:
rudy_barrios@hotmail.com
Location:
Houston TX 77073
Date:
Friday September 15, 2006 21:41:14 GMT
Comments:
Thanks Randy for doing this wegpage I live in Houston now but I have some of my best memories for when I live in Judibana I would like to keep in touch with some of my old friends but it is hard to find there numbers if you recognice me email me I would love that keep in touch
que fue mi Pana Elvis tais como el hambre en todos lados saludos a todos mis panas
Name:
Lourdes Nieto
Email:
lourdesnieto@hotmail.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Thursday August 24, 2006 16:03:01 GMT
Comments:
Hi to all the people that lived in Judibana, this great and magical place. I need help finding one very special person, so if someone knows how I can contact Holly Gesner please let me know her email or how to talk to her.
Name:
ana maria cupello salas
Email:
zulia88@yahoo.com.mx
Location:
guerrero negro,bcs TX mexico 23940
Date:
Thursday August 10, 2006 18:56:07 GMT
Comments:
FELICIDADES POR ESTA PAGINA LA ENCONTRE POR CASUALIDAD Y TRAJO RECUERDOS MUY BONITOS DE UNA EPOCA MUY ESPECIAL, LOS QUE VIVIMOS NUESTRA INFANCIA EN LOS CAMPOS FUIMOS MUY AFORTUNADOS MIS PAPAS ESTAN VIVIENDO EN MARACAIBO,DE MIS HERMANOS, CARMEN Y CECILIA VIVEN EN USA, FRANCO ACTUALMENTE ESTA EN ANGOLA, YO VIVO EN MEXICO, DIANA LA MAS PEQUEÑA, FALLECIO ESTE AÑO, ELLA VIVIA EN MARACAIBO CON SU ESPOSO Y DOS LINDAS NIÑAS SERIA MUY INTERESANTE VOLVER A TENER CONTACTO CON TODAS LAS PERSONAS CON QUIENES COMPARTIMOS TANTOS AÑOS FELICES
Name:
Ana Danica Toman
Email:
ana_toman@auna.com
Location:
Madrid Spain 28805
Date:
Sunday August 06, 2006 20:34:58 GMT
Comments:
Thank you for this page, I grew up in Las Cúpulas and Hollywood (Cabimas) from 1970 to 1982. My father worked with Creole, Lagoven and PDVSA. I´m very happy! I saw the school, the club ... I would love to see some updated ones. We lived very special time with very special peoiple
Name:
Michelle
Email:
msainthilaire@cfraz.org
Location:
Tucson AZ USA 85706
Date:
Wednesday August 02, 2006 22:55:14 GMT
Comments:
Conducting research on the history of Latin America and looking for information on Creole Peninsular contributions to Latin American revolutions.
Name:
Gustavo Alcala
Email:
oceanicgiant@hotmail.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Monday July 24, 2006 20:56:52 GMT
Comments:
Hey! judibaneros! 60-70's Where are you all! Tnanks to Randy Trahan for this great JOB!!! Bellisimo! I commit my self to scan 70's Nuestras Caras 70's Simon bolivar Scholl year book! and hope I'll be sending it to Randy soon!!
I would be glad to contact Alan Brock, Jimmy Parker, Ramon Rodriguez, Bob Weir, Jose (Titin) Parejo, Martin Morales, Patricia McMahon, Agnes Story, Cindy Drake, Veronica Cadala, Diane Thering, Debbie Burton, Brian Dougerthy, Mark Thurber!!!! Please apologize if I don't mention all other old friends! Let's do a reunion 69-70's graduates from Simon Bolivar!
I met Frank Calvi in NY in 2004, after 30 years!!! Incredible!!! I keep in touch with Rigel Gonzalez! Here is my Mobil Phone Nr. 58-412-6204215 and 58-416-6376036
Name:
Mike Wissman
Email:
mvwissman@iwon.com
Location:
NC USA
Date:
Sunday July 23, 2006 22:20:03 GMT
Comments:
Where is LHS? My graduation from HS was 1962. I haven't met many other Wissman's other than my family. How do I reach your Mike Wissman?
Name:
gerben wassenaar
Email:
triumf@xs4all.nl
Location:
Naaldwijk Netherlands 2671
Date:
Saturday July 22, 2006 09:29:08 GMT
Comments:
I am looking for classmates from the O'Leary School in La Conception, during 1952-1955.
Name:
Pietro Alberto Furlan
Email:
palbertofurlan@yahoo.com
Location:
Miramar FL USa 33027
Date:
Tuesday July 18, 2006 03:05:25 GMT
Comments:
I was born in Judibana at the Sagrada Familia Hospital on Oct 4th. 1960. My dad, passed away, was Benito V. Furlan of Italian Germanic descent and my mother of Trinidadian origins. We migrated to Trinidad in early 1962 and have lost contact with everything in Falcon. My father and mother both often remebered fond times in Venezuela, at a time in which water arrived home, brown in colour and extreemly hot from above ground pipelines comming from maracaibo I believe! I will one day revisit my home town and would be pleased to show my wife and 2 children what a wonderfull people the Venezuelan are! May God bless. Regards Alberto
Name:
German Urdaneta
Email:
urdagera@hotmail.com
Location:
Tamare - Tia Juana
Date:
Monday July 17, 2006 23:49:27 GMT
Comments:
Sir: Thank for your dedication. I was born in Cabimas ( La Salina ) 1951.
Really, it's incredible to look back and remember camps, school, people you met like babes.
Thank Sir.
Name:
Bill W. Belt
Email:
bwbelt@intergate.com
Location:
Palm Bay, FL USA 32905
Date:
Saturday July 15, 2006 14:54:25 GMT
Comments:
I worked in the Space Program for the Air Force and Nasa retired 1985. Marion died Jan 10, 2006.
Name:
Linda Lucek Swantek
Email:
linswantek@AOL.com
Location:
Clark NJ USA 07066
Date:
Tuesday July 11, 2006 00:19:57 GMT
Comments:
Hi Everyone, I'm so elated to have found this site after all these years! Thank you so much Randy! My parents, Frank and Helen Lucek had me in Caripito in '49 where we lived until moving to Caracas in '53-56, where my bro Frank was born in 54,then to La Salinas for 7 mos. (56-57), and Judibana 57-61 where dad was the Superintendant of the Marine Dept, and the back to Caracas (Campo Alegre School)until '63 when the Captain took a job in NYC for Esso Intl. It always seemed that we moved in the middle of the school year wherever I lived in Venezuela.

I rarely meet Venezuelans, and my elementary students think I must've been born in a tree when I mention Caripito.

Well I think I,m just blown away by this whole opportunity.

Hope to hear from you classmates and compadres! Linda
Name:
Wayne Johnson
Email:
wjohn@cableone.net
Location:
Odessa TX USA 79762
Date:
Friday June 30, 2006 23:24:31 GMT
Comments:
The website is excellent and certainly brought back memories. My sister Frances, my brother James, and I lived at Amuay Bay from 1953 to 1955. The place was Campo Adaro, I think although the two camps were called High Camp and Low Camp, I think. The pictures are great. I remember Albert Herndon, Billy Herndon, Virigina Albright, Nyla Whitaker, Janie Churchman, Judy Churchman, and Joan Bennett. I do not know if anyone remembers us; fifty years is a long time. My father worked for Foster Wheeler. Living in Venezuela was a great fun time.

My sister died last October in an automobile accident. My brother also lives in Texas.

Thanks again for the pictures and the great website
Name:
Elvis Pina
Email:
elvispina@cantv.net
Location:
Judibana Venezuela
Date:
Saturday June 24, 2006 15:07:42 GMT
Comments:
Hi to everybody. is good to see that a lot of people visited this website. Keep on going!!!!!
Name:
Guillermina Betancourt de Baran
Email:
eduardobaran@hotmail.com
Location:
Mexico D.F Mexico 52785
Date:
Thursday June 22, 2006 01:02:40 GMT
Comments:
Hola! Fui en el Simon Bolivar del 67 al 75, y tengo muy buenos recuerdos! Me acuerdo del techo de la casita del parque de la escuela, y recuerdo a mi profesor de educacion fisica, el prof. Caldera que me columpiaba durisimo :). Saludos!
Name:
Nohemy Betancourt
Email:
nohe.57@hotmail.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1061
Date:
Thursday June 22, 2006 00:57:37 GMT
Comments:
Que bueno haberme re encontrado con los viejos tiempos, saludos a todos!!
Name:
Alvaro Muñoz
Email:
almunoz90@hotmail.com
Location:
Corpus Christi TX USA 78413
Date:
Wednesday June 21, 2006 20:43:01 GMT
Comments:
My fahter Norberto Muñoz worked for Creole in Maracaibo from 1943 til 1949 and I am working right now for CITGO Corpus Christi refinery.
Name:
Gail Gruver
Email:
ggruver@hatfieldandcompany.com
Location:
Dallas TX USA 75043
Date:
Friday June 16, 2006 13:54:16 GMT
Comments:
My first 13 yrs were in Venezuela: Anaco through 5th grade,Caracas until the Fall 1959. My father was transferred to Libya w/Mobil. See you at the Reunion in Austin starting Th 7.27.2006!
Name:
Arash Farzam
Email:
afarzam@gmail.com
Location:
Maturin VE
Date:
Friday June 16, 2006 10:19:53 GMT
Comments:
I am an iranian coming from iran. It is a month we have started a cement plant project near quiriquire (el pinto). i was just searching the web about quiriquire and visited your website. The memories about camps in quiriquire just changed the way i was thinking about this place. A place with such memories.
Name:
Kim (Robbins) Carter
Email:
kcdale3@aol.com
Location:
Fort Pierce FL USA 34945
Date:
Wednesday May 31, 2006 00:35:51 GMT
Comments:
My father worked for Fluor in Judibana from 1979 to 1982. I attended Escuela Simon Bolivar for two years before leaving to attend boarding school in Maine. My parents have both since passed away and I miss having them to share memories of that time with. Thank you for creating such a wonderful site!
Name:
Bill Belt
Email:
bwbelt@intergate.com
Location:
Palm Bay FL USA 32905
Date:
Sunday May 28, 2006 21:19:24 GMT
Comments:
We have lived in the Melbourne area since 1959. I worked in the space program until I retired. Marion passed away Jan 10, 2006 after a lengthy illness.
Name:
Spike McMillan
Email:
km52@hotmail.com
Location:
Spring TX USA 77373
Date:
Sunday May 21, 2006 21:22:15 GMT
Comments:
Hi all, lived in San Tome '51 thru '65. Went to San Marcos Baptist Academy '60 thru'63. Last time I was in San Tome was '65. Dad, Tom McMillan, retired in '73 and passed away in '97. Mother, Marguerite, lives in Tomball Tx. My sister, Christie, lives in Helotes and my brother, Mike, is in Lufkin Tx. Latter,,,, Spike
Name:
Paula Rodgers Arsenault
Email:
soneid1951@yahoo.com
Location:
Kingwood TX USA 77345
Date:
Sunday May 21, 2006 13:31:18 GMT
Comments:
I arrived with my family (Wesley, Jessie, brother Bill) in 1959. Helen & Mike Davis (w/Baker) lived across the street from us in Tamare. I briefly went to Campo Verde school where I went by Maria Rodgers. When my Dad went with Dowell we moved to Dowell Camp in Las Morochas. I left in 1967 to go to SMA. When my Mom got sick I went back to Venezuela in 1972, this time to Anaco & stayed until 1977.
Been in Houston area ever sense. I'm glad to say I recently meet up with Vicky McGlothlan Custer and renewed our friendship.
Name:
Freddy Gomez
Email:
gomfrddy@earthlink.net
Location:
kissimmee FL us 34744
Date:
Wednesday May 17, 2006 03:53:18 GMT
Comments:
Thanks for the pics, I would love to see some updated ones. I grew up in lagunillas on and off from 1965-1980. Our last residence was in the camp you show which latter became Camp Carabobo. My father worked for Shell and later Maraven(Perforacion). I used to love going back, can't do tha these days :( I don' think I could go in he camps even if I wanted to. Thanks for the good work.

Cheers
Name:
Peter Terranova
Email:
PETERAMARY@BELLSOUTH.NET
Location:
Pembroke Pines FL U.S.A. 33029
Date:
Thursday May 04, 2006 04:14:04 GMT
Comments:
Hi,My family and I lived in Amuay from ; 1946 until 1950, Some of my friends were; Medford, and Jay Kellum, Arnold Frazer
Bootsy Rutherford, Denise Paterson, and Monty,and Ian Ball. I retired from Miami Dade County Public School Board in 2003 as Director of Maintenance, South Area.
Name:
gerben wassenaar
Email:
triumf@xs4all.nl
Location:
Naaldwijk netherlands 2671MX
Date:
Monday April 24, 2006 10:59:05 GMT
Comments:
My name is Gerben Wassenaar. I lived in Venezuela 1954-1955.
I am interested in contacting old class mates. I am a Shell Brat so I am looking for Shell kids. Locations La Conception and Bachaquero.
Name:
ATHANASIOS KONSTANTAKIS
Email:
kafedaki@altecnet.gr
Location:
VOLOS GREECE 37012
Date:
Sunday April 16, 2006 19:08:56 GMT
Comments:
OLA ESTOI BUSCANTO UN AMIGO MIO GRANTE PARA MI .JESUS HORACIO RODRIGUEZ NEIRA.El travahanto en Lagoven Tia Juana es inginero chimico terminanto en ROMANIA en el anio 1982-3 a ora no sei a donte esta Mutsas gracias para el ajuito.Adresa mia es ATHANASIOS KONSTANTAKIS pais GREECE VOLOS-TSAGARADA T.k.37012 Tel. 0030426048862-48860-00306973793038.
Name:
LUIS ALVAREZ
Email:
luisd_alvarez@hotmail.com
Location:
CABIMAS VENEZUELA 4013
Date:
Wednesday April 12, 2006 02:01:53 GMT
Comments:
HI!! CONGRATULATION FOR THIS SITE. I DON'T SPEAK ENGLISH VERY WELL BUT LET ME TRY... BOTH MY GRANDPARENTS WORKED FOR "LA CREOLE" AND LIVED WITH MY PARENTS IN SOME OF THE HOUSES IN "LA SALINA", "TAMARE", "TIA JUANA", "ZULIMA", etc... RIGHT NOW MY FATHER IS STILL WORKING AT PDVSA BUT HE BEGAN TO WORK WHEN IT WAS CALLED "CREOLE" (1975). NOWADAYS WE KEEP THE LAST HOUSE CREOLE GAVE TO MY GRANDFATHER IN "BOYACA" LA SALINA CABIMAS. MY GRANDPARENTS AND PARENTS HAVE TOLD ME MANY STORIES SINCE I WAS A CHILD, OF HOW GREAT LIFE WAS THOSE DAYS . I GREW UP IN THOSE CAMPS JUST LIKE YOU DID AND I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING HERE, WORK HERE, LIVE HERE AND LOVE THIS PLACE AS MUCH AS I DO... YOU CAN COME ANYTIME, YOU'LL SEE THAT MANY OF THE CAMPS ARE JUST THE SAME!!! :)
Name:
Karl Sooder
Email:
ksooder@bus.ucf.edu
Location:
Orlando FL USA 32816
Date:
Monday March 20, 2006 02:41:05 GMT
Comments:
Saludos a todos! Graduated from EBV/Maracaibo in 1958 [9th grade was the terminal year in those days]. Following a career in marketing management in the Fortune 50, am now a professor at the University of Central Florida. A recent treat was having a student in one of my classes who graduated from EBV just 5 years ago. The opportunity to be bilingual and bicultural is very valuable in today's world economy. Son muy buenos mis recuerdos de la gente amable en Venezuela. Let me hear from you!
Name:
Curtis Trahan
Email:
ctrahan2@houston.rr.com
Location:
Katy TX USA 77450
Date:
Thursday March 16, 2006 19:16:03 GMT
Comments:
I have been to Venezuela 3 times to fish and see freinds and on business.
Name:
Rodney Blue
Email:
rodblue@charter.net
Location:
Jasper TN USA 37347
Date:
Thursday March 16, 2006 13:20:02 GMT
Comments:
We were in Puerto Ordaz in the 70's with The Lummus Co, and we loved it.
Name:
MARYANN NIETO
Email:
maryann1750@hotmail.com
Location:
JUDIBANA VENEZUELA 4147
Date:
Thursday March 09, 2006 17:32:44 GMT
Comments:
I WAS HAPPY TO SEE YOU AND OLD FREINDS
PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH MARYANN
Name:
Rodney Dollar
Email:
rdollar@comcast.net
Location:
Canterbury NH US 03224
Date:
Saturday March 04, 2006 23:14:54 GMT
Comments:
Thank you for putting so much time in developing this web site.
We lived in Cabimas at the MeneGrande camp. My father Jim Dollar went to Venezuela early 1930’s. My Mother and Father left in 1960. I was born in 1943, my brother Bob was born in 1939. It’s great to see the photographs of Lake Maracaibo and the old camps we lived in.
Name:
Dick and Arlene Place
Email:
gplace59@hotmail.com
Location:
Mandeville LA USA 70448
Date:
Saturday March 04, 2006 01:31:37 GMT
Comments:
We were in Venezuela apprx. '56-'64. Son Geoffrey was born in Maracaibo on May 10, 1959. Dick's mother and father were also in Amuay- Mary and Fred Place. From Amuay we went to Tamare for a year. Then the Co. started nationalizing so we went back to the USA. On our way back we stopped in Aruba and spent a few days with John and Ina Whitlock who had previously been in Amuay. We enjoyed every minute of our lives in Venezuala and missed our friends and the happy times.
Name:
Rob
Email:
rvberkel1@gmail.com
Location:
The Netherlands
Date:
Thursday March 02, 2006 22:31:55 GMT
Comments:
thanks for these great memories.. I only lived in Judibana, Venezuela for six months but it was when I was 4/5 years old, so my first memories are formed there! It's great to see the pictures of the school where I went and al the other nice pictures!

Thanks a lot
Name:
EDGARD LESEL
Email:
LESELEDGAR@CANTV.NET
Location:
TIA JUANA VENEZUELA 1019
Date:
Monday February 27, 2006 12:34:55 GMT
Comments:
THANKS RANDY FOR THIS SITE Y COMO MI INGLES NO ES MUY BUENO TERMINO EN ESPAÑOL.
VIVO EN ESTA ZONA PETROLERA DONDE NACI EN 1943,INICIE EN MI TRABAJO CON CREOLE EN FEB 1962, LUEGO CON LAGOVEN Y JUBILADO DE PDVSA EN ENERO 2002. ME ESTOY DANDO UN BANQUETE CON ESTE MATERIAL......CUANTOS RECUERDOS...CAUNTAS CARAS CONOCIDAS.
SI ALGUIEN TIENE EL E-mail DEL Sr ROBERT GROUNDY, POR FAVOR ENVIENLO A MI DIRECCION......GRACIAS
Name:
lourdes
Email:
lourdesnieto@hotmail.com
Location:
Caracas venezuela
Date:
Monday February 27, 2006 03:08:00 GMT
Comments:
Thanks Randy for such wonderful memories. Great pictures!
love,
lourdes
Name:
Judy Otts Paine-Marshall
Email:
bikinjudy@yahoo.com
Location:
Conroe TX USA 77302
Date:
Saturday February 25, 2006 20:23:29 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Las Morochas from 1939 thru 1953 w/my parents, Bill & Jean Otts. My brother, Bob was 6 years older than I. Both my parents and Bob have passed away. I'm still "kicking" and will be biking across the US this summer w/CrossRoads Cycling Adventures from La to Boston. Check out my website: http://judypm.flex.net
Name:
Cecil Branson
Email:
Cecilbranson@juno.com
Location:
katy TX u.s.a. 77494
Date:
Friday February 24, 2006 14:33:36 GMT
Comments:
Thanks for all the memories.
I lived in Venezuela for a total of 17 years. All of them great!
Name:
Mary & Milton Johnson
Email:
milmar352@aol.com
Location:
Ocala FL USA 34476
Date:
Friday February 24, 2006 00:47:41 GMT
Comments:
We certainly remember the old time in Tia Juana, Maracaibo and Caracas. Those were the days!
Name:
Nickkie (Anderson) McGovern
Email:
hippieaunt1@aol.com
Location:
Port Arthur TX USA 77640
Date:
Tuesday February 07, 2006 02:54:52 GMT
Comments:
Found web site while looking for sites on Venezuela. Lived in Anaco in the 60's. My father worked for Cummins and Mid Continent. I have always wondered where Sandra and Gloria Coates are.
Name:
Gerben Wassenaar
Email:
triumf@xs4all.nl
Location:
Naaldwijk Netherlands 2671MX
Date:
Wednesday January 18, 2006 09:52:03 GMT
Comments:
I was in Venezuela 1953-1955 in La Concepcion, Bachaquero,Lagunillas (school only). I am looking for people and pictures from that period. My birthdate: 04/01/1945
Name:
Sara Puett Butikofer
Email:
sbutikofer@earthlink.net
Location:
Ft Myers FL USA 33912
Date:
Tuesday January 17, 2006 23:06:45 GMT
Comments:
I also wanted to mention that I went to Miss Harris School with Peggy and Patty McMillan, and Betty Sue and Kay Amos all from Amuay
Name:
Sara Puett Butikofer
Email:
sbutikofer@earthlink.net
Location:
Ft Myers FL USA 33912
Date:
Tuesday January 17, 2006 21:51:17 GMT
Comments:
Found your site By accident, but love seeing the photos. I may have some to contribute. After graduating the U.M., I went back to Venezuela and taught for 3 year, including the La Salina School. My classroom was my 8th grade classroom. Some people may remember Brito; he'd become the head janitor. I have from time to time talked to Darla Gillespie, Andrea Roff, Clyde MacFarland and Lucette Senesec. The last reunion I went to was in Tampa - I brought the tequenos and cold Polar.
Name:
Gustavo Chaparro Salas
Email:
chaparrosalas@gmail.com
Location:
Valera, Trujillo State Venezuela 3101
Date:
Saturday January 07, 2006 02:29:12 GMT
Comments:
Hi
my name is Gustavo Chaparro Salas. Studied in Simón Bolívar School 1960 to 1962. My father was Hermes Chaparro, Lawyer of the Amuay refinery from 1960 to 1972 (died in 2002).My mother stills live in Caracas.
Actually I am living in Valera working as a Doctor (Ginecology).My father and mother in law are living in Comunidad Cardón (old Shell) and i was there for Christmas holidays. I sent some pictures to Randy and will send more if he need them.
(excuse me my bad redaction in English but I am doing as best as I could.
Nice to be part of this SPECTACULAR Amuay page.

Gustavo
Name:
oswaldo gonzalez
Email:
oswaldoetereo@hotmail.com
Location:
ojeda venezuela 4019
Date:
Thursday January 05, 2006 21:09:00 GMT
Comments:
very good your site, is a history of my land, i¨m locking for pics for a exposition about lagunillas soon and i find this amazing website if you have a time please send me more pics from lagunillas de aguas, if i can help you in anything please tell me, thanks .
p.d: sorry i no speak english

2005

Name:
luis savcic
Email:
savciclj@hotmail.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77094
Date:
Friday December 23, 2005 06:49:10 GMT
Comments:
what a memories!
Name:
Jesus Daniel Vasquez
Email:
vasquez_jesus@hotmail.com
Location:
Weston FL United States 33327
Date:
Thursday December 15, 2005 07:01:51 GMT
Comments:
Hey your Album is ineteresting to me because i lived in Lagunillas for 8 Yeras, I'm Venezuelan but i moved to america on July 4th 2005 now i am living here Because the problems with the president. thnaks for doing the page of my town, i have fotos of lagunillas 2005, i can share it with you if you want.
Name:
Jose Luis Matheus R.
Email:
lmatheus@cantv.net
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela 04001
Date:
Wednesday December 07, 2005 13:39:57 GMT
Comments:
Excelente pagina, que hace referencia a una Venezuela maravillosa que pudimos vivir y disfrutar. LLegue a ella por recomendacion de algunos socios companeros del Lago Maracaibo Club (antiguo Club Creole). Algunas epocas son anteriores a nosotros, pero "papa" trabajo para el Grupo Medico Creole desde 1958 hasta mitad de los '70.
Por cierto, para alguno de Uds puede ser bien agradable dar una vuelta por este video http://www.archive.org/details/Assignme1956 , tambien de aquella epoca, con imagenes bien interesantes que nos traeran muy buenos recuerdos. Un saludo efusivo a todos y exitos a los creadores de la pagina para que sigan promoviendo estas experiencias.
Name:
Omar Cardenas
Email:
omar.cardenas@halliburton.com
Location:
Maturin Venezuela
Date:
Sunday December 04, 2005 03:20:06 GMT
Comments:
Very nice site that I´ve really enjoyed. My father worked with Shell 39 years. He is living in Maracaibo (83). I am working in Maturin but I´ve lived in Lagunillas, Barinas and some other places in Vnenezuela.
Name:
David L. Perry
Email:
dlperry@alltel.net
Location:
Clarkesville GA USA 30523
Date:
Saturday December 03, 2005 09:39:37 GMT
Comments:
I worked in Venezuela from 1979-81 and off and on since then as a Safety Management Consultant, ( www.safetyonpurpose.com )including assignments in Punto Fijo. My wife of 24 years is a native who I met in Anaco. We have two beautiful children (due to my wife's beauty.) I cherish my memories of Venezuela as well as my family and friends there.
Name:
David L. Perr
Email:
dlperry@alltel.net
Location:
Clarkesville GA USA 30523
Date:
Saturday December 03, 2005 09:39:13 GMT
Comments:
I worked in Venezuela from 1979-81 and off and on since then as a Safety Management Consultant, ( www.safetyonpurpose.com )including assignments in Punto Fijo. My wife of 24 years is a native who I met in Anaco. We have two beautiful children (due to my wife's beauty.) I cherish my memories of Venezuela as well as my family and friends there.
Name:
Monica A. FitzPatrick nee Ochoa
Email:
maofitz8a@yahoo.com
Location:
Humansville MO USA 65674
Date:
Sunday November 27, 2005 21:26:15 GMT
Comments:
Thanks Randy for the good memories! I lived in Tia Juana until 1959. I would like to hear from anyone who remembers me. Although I attended the national school, I completed my HS at VI, Viriginia. Graduated from Parsons College, Iowa, and later obtained a master degree in Reading from Missouri State U. I am retired now and living in the Missouri Ozarks in a 120 acres farm.
Name:
Raúl Castillo Jr.
Email:
raulito@chartermi.net
Location:
Holland MI USA 49424
Date:
Saturday November 26, 2005 03:32:42 GMT
Comments:
WOW, my dad Raul Sr. would have been trilled to see this.He worked with Creole / Lagoven / PDVSA for 38 years. Although started as "Obrero", he worked his way up in the chain. He passed away this last July due to cancer and in his memory, thank you for all those good years in Lagunillas, Tia Juana and La Salina.
Name:
Lorraine Smith
Email:
lsmith@kravis.org
Location:
West Palm Beach FL USA 33417
Date:
Monday November 21, 2005 19:43:47 GMT
Comments:
Hi,
Found this site trying to find Venezuelan friends. I grew up in Mene Grande and Lagunillas, went to school with a bunch of kids from Creole. Barry Maney, Jim McCormick, Greg Hauser, Johnny Van Curran, Clyde McFarland, Suzie Williams, Sally Rudes, Jeannie Stoeffler, Pat Penn, Sherman Sweeney...so many more.... I live in West Palm Beach now, work at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in Educational Programming. Divorced, one son 23years old. Would love to connect with some old friends.

Take care,
Lorraine Smith
Name:
Carlos Starke
Email:
carlosstarke@hotmail.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1081
Date:
Monday November 21, 2005 03:27:59 GMT
Comments:
I am a petroleum engineer, studied at Escuela Campo Alegre (Caracas) in the late 50's. Actually I am working as an independent environmental consultant. I have made environmental audits in most of the venezuelan oilfields. Browsing the web for past information about them, I came up to your page. Let me tell you that i have found very interesting and useful information for my work. I enjoy very much coming to your site. Thank you and Congratulations for leaving a testimony of part of our unknown history. Best regards Carlos Starke
Name:
Diane (Wynne) Mercer
Email:
mercer@radcliffe.edu
Location:
Arlington MA USA 02476
Date:
Monday November 21, 2005 02:55:29 GMT
Comments:
Randy,

Hadn't looked for a while. Ir was great to see the new pictures of La Salina. Hope to share them with my parents next weekend. Thanks for all you hard work.

Diane
Name:
Leslie (Vanden) Jones
Email:
ljjons@msn.com
Location:
Dow IL USA 62022
Date:
Saturday November 19, 2005 21:08:35 GMT
Comments:
Great job Randy. This is an excellent site to visit for fun memories and the possibility to reconnect with old friends. Thank you. Love the pictures.
Name:
Roberto Iregui
Email:
ireber@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 01080
Date:
Saturday November 19, 2005 09:26:09 GMT
Comments:
Excellent site. Congratulations.

My mother was born in Lagunillas in 1939, and my grandfather Cipriano Valdivieso (a local 'obrero') worked for Gulf 20+ years. I could not find any information on your site for Gulf in Lagunillas, even a Gulf Camp as I was hoping. Most of the older relatives have passed and it is hard to find information on it. The only memento I have is my grandfathers 20 year diploma scanned and button.

Again, many thanks for the time you have put inhto this. I have learned more from your site than even traveling to Lagunillas some few years ago.
Name:
Linda R. McClellan-Miller (McClelland)
Email:
lindami6001@earthlink.net
Location:
Austin TX USA 78735
Date:
Thursday November 17, 2005 06:02:53 GMT
Comments:
Ay! Ay! Ay! Cannot believe I found this website, courtesy of the Baily website, with PICTURES!! Too many years gone by! We were in Amuay from 1962-1970 or so....what great memories. In Colombia before that. My folks lived in Caracas, too, while I was up in high school. this is great, I'm joining all the orgs right now! Look at the yearbooks, I drew the crazy cover picture of the wind-blown tree in 1964, my 8th grade year! Thank you Randy for your website; hope to hear from a few folks!!! Linda Mac :-)
Name:
Dulce Cruz
Email:
dulce_cruz@hotmail.com
Location:
Warrensburg MO USA 64093
Date:
Thursday November 17, 2005 05:07:51 GMT
Comments:
Oh my God!! I always wondered how the "Campos Petroleros" in which I grew looked like in the old days when it was populated by many foreign workers...I see now! I lived in Amuay from 90-92 and I lived in Tia Juana from 1994-2000... It was awesome... too bad is in pretty bad shape due to the country comunist-wanna be leader! But my good old days will be remembered forever!!! Thanks!
Name:
Ray Catlette
Email:
rwcat@yahoo.com
Location:
Incline Village NV usa 89452
Date:
Friday November 11, 2005 19:09:55 GMT
Comments:
Enjoyed sites...lived in Caripito from about '53-'58...would like to hear from any who were in about 2nd to 7th grades during those years.
Name:
tertuliano jimenez
Email:
tertuliano@cantv.net
Location:
maracaibo SC venezuela 4002
Date:
Sunday September 25, 2005 09:58:04 GMT
Comments:
dear freinds can tellme abaut erik grayson
Name:
Tom Sugden
Email:
tom.sugden@tesco.net
Location:
sandwich ,kent England ct14oda
Date:
Sunday September 18, 2005 22:42:10 GMT
Comments:
in the mid sixties i came to Caripito on the Esso Oxford ,took on a full load of crude and you never saw me again. The strange thing is ,when i married i wrote down all the places in the world i had been and my new wife picked out a name for our home .It was caripito,this house name is now in Australia as well . I have only ever met one other sailor who has been there.
Name:
Roberto
Email:
rj.chopite@gmail.com
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela 4019
Date:
Friday September 09, 2005 15:24:03 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Tia Juana "CAMPO VERDE" until 2003, now I live in marcaibo and I miss it so much... some "flower power"things are still written on sidewalks... there is some names and 60's dates too... Is nice to see some pics from the past... -Thank You
Name:
Johny Van Bochove
Email:
johnyvanbochove2@hotmail.com
Location:
Punto Fijo Venezuela
Date:
Friday September 09, 2005 06:34:57 GMT
Comments:
Congratulation again Randy for this page.I just want to say hi to all my old friend's.I have very fond memories of those years & live in judibana, Especially in Cristmas & summer when we all returned back to spend vacation together.Randy by the way please say hello to Keith Trahan,We work for Foster wheeler in PARC PROYECT (92-96)in Maraven Refinery.

Best Regards
Johny Van Bochove
Name:
Sandra LaRiva
Email:
yerbabuena@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas venezuela 1030
Date:
Friday September 09, 2005 00:46:06 GMT
Comments:
Thank you for this wonderful page. I was born in Maracaibo in 1946 and lived in Tia Juna until 1958, I went to Tia Juana Staff School we lived just beside the school,I saw familiar faces in those pictures.Today I am a Doctor (pediatrician) and work in Caracas ,if someone remembers me please let me know
Name:
DIEGO GARCIA
Email:
garciaco49@yahoo.com
Location:
Maracaibo, Estado Zulia Venezuela 4002
Date:
Tuesday September 06, 2005 22:48:57 GMT
Comments:
Looking for my friends from Escuela Bella Vista; Capo Alegre & Academia La Castellana. Diego García.-
Name:
Cheryl Lee Duhe Dowling
Email:
twodowlings@hotmail.com
Location:
Garland TX US 75044
Date:
Friday September 02, 2005 02:19:45 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Lagunillas 1952-1958. My Father was Kramer Richard Duhe and my Mother is Kathleen Yvonne Duhe. This is a very interesting site....brings back memories.
Name:
Randy Menk
Email:
randy.c.menk@intel.com
Location:
Albuquerque NM USA
Date:
Friday August 26, 2005 11:09:27 GMT
Comments:
Incredible site. My family lived in Venezuela from the mid-50's through 1968. I was born in Caracas, brother Harold (aka Jim) wa sborn in Maracaibo. We started in Amuay and ended up in Caracas. Brothers Don, Bobby, and Harold (aka Jim), and sister Marilyn attended Simon Bolivar school and/or Campo Allegre in Caracas.
Name:
jimmy rafael slaybaugh
Email:
jrslaybaugh@hotmail.com
Location:
fresno CA usa 93727
Date:
Friday August 26, 2005 03:21:26 GMT
Comments:
I was born 6-14-37 in Santa Ana,Estado Anzoategui.We lived at various remote wildcat drilling camps while dad(Joe) worked for M.G.O. & eventually in Oficina where dad & my uncle (Hooly McSpadden) were toolpushers for M.G.O. & later in San Tome´(40s-50s) where dad was drilling foreman.
My grandfather (Agusto Sifontes) had a "conuco" in El Caris, near El Tigre´, where our extensive American & Venezuelan families (mother had 8 sisters) used to gather for "sancochos".We later lived in El Tigre´ near mothers(Carmen Aida Sifontes) family.I recognised many of the people & places in the photos.
I moved to the states in 1955 to join the U.S.Navy. I am now retired & live in Fresno,Ca. Saludos.
Name:
Teri Armstrong
Email:
ocalalily@aol.com
Location:
Ocala FL USA 34476
Date:
Tuesday August 23, 2005 18:52:54 GMT
Comments:
My grandfather was Douglas Marett. He and his wife Myriame were a part of the camps in Quiquri, San Joachin, and Caripito between 1942 and 1952(unsure of dates). Douglas passed away in 1977, but my grandmother attended most Creole reunions until the last couple of years. I was able to attend one in Colorado Springs with my grandmother about 8-9 years ago. My grandmother Myriame passed away this morning, August 23rd. I am going to try and write a biography about her, of sorts, and would like more information from anyone who might have known her or of her. Her daughter Sheila, and son David, both born in Venezuela, are my mother and uncle, respectively.
Thanks!
Name:
Jesus Sierraalta Otero
Email:
jesussierraalta@yahoo.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Saturday August 20, 2005 19:06:53 GMT
Comments:
Disfruté mucho las fotos. Soy de Paraguaná.
Gracias por querer a Venezuela
Name:
Barbara Kelley
Email:
barbara.kelley@cox.com
Location:
Houston TX United States 77056
Date:
Tuesday August 16, 2005 16:10:07 GMT
Comments:
My name is Barbara Kelley. I was born in Caripito in 1954. I am one of four children born in Caripito to James V. Kelley ("Jim" from "Boston") and Frances Ann Edwards Kelley ("Fran" from NYC). My parents both worked for Creole. . .my father was a geologist and my mother was a Registered Nurse.

As both of my parents are deceased, I would love to hear from anyone who knew my parents or my family.

I have many, many slides of Venezuela that my father took.
Name:
Jim (Jamie) Sipowicz
Email:
sipowicz@austin.rr.com
Location:
Austin TX USA 78759
Date:
Wednesday August 10, 2005 03:54:57 GMT
Comments:
Just happened on this site. I thought I was typing "Club Bahia, Amuay" into Google, but instead ended up linking here. Great photos -- really bring back memories for me -- some of the happiest and most tumultuous memories of my childhood.

I am planning a trip to Peru next April, and was wondering if it is possible to visit the peninsula, or as an American is it unsafe. I kept up my Spanish, and have travelled a ton in the last 20 years. Don't know anyone there anymore.

Feedback?

Jamie
Name:
CARMEN ZOILA ROJAS PRINCIPE
Email:
carmenzo23@hotmail.com
Location:
WESTON FL USA 33326
Date:
Sunday August 07, 2005 07:06:46 GMT
Comments:
MY FATHER WAS A WORKER OF THE OIL COMPANY IN VENEZUELA, CARDON, FALCON (VICENTE ROJAS). I WAS BORN THERE AND I PASSED THROUGH THE MOST AMAZING YEARS OF MY CHILDHOOD THERE TOO. I STUDIED IN "SAN FRANCISCO JAVIER" IN PUNTO FIJO AND IN " LICEO MARIANO TALAVERA" IF ANY OF YOU REMEMBERS ME PLEASE LET ME KNOW. MI PADRE FUE PETROLERO ( VICENTE ROJAS ) NACI Y CRECI EN CARDON , CAMPO MARAVEN O SHELL Y COMPARTI CON TANTA GENTE QUE ESTUVO DE PASO POR LA REFINERIA . POR FAVOR SI ME RECUERDAN ESCRIBANME . UN ABRAZO
Name:
Enrique Ortiz
Email:
mailto:ortizes@pdvsa.com,%20edjo3638@yahoo.com
Location:
CIUDAD OJEDA Venezuela
Date:
Saturday July 30, 2005 21:27:06 GMT
Comments:
Dear Sir:
I was watching your web site. For me this is very interesting, because, just now, I live and work in those places. Right now I am writing in my office in Tamare Bulding (PDVSA) at few kilometers from Tia Juana and Lagunillas. I don't know if you have returned here, everything has changed, although some places follow equal which they are observed in the photos.

Best regards.

Enrique
Name:
Carole Ward Brasfield
Email:
clbfield@cox.net
Location:
Tulsa OK USA 74137
Date:
Thursday July 28, 2005 01:22:23 GMT
Comments:
My parents were Jack and Mary Lee Ward
I was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela
I have 2 brothers that will love your website. They are Richard (Dick) Ward who incidently married Terry Flaugher's sister Sue. Their mother is Skeets Flaugher and then Michael N Ward (Mike) I was just a kid and went to kindergarten, first grade and second grade in Caripito. I really appreciate all you work here. Thanks Carole
Name:
Sally Rudes Chennell
Email:
sbct204@yahoo.com
Location:
Lantana (near West Palm Beach) FL U. S. A. 33462
Date:
Wednesday July 27, 2005 07:13:02 GMT
Comments:
Have enjoyed your photos on VOB and am looking forward to the ones on this site at a later date. Just found this site and don't have time to see them today. It has been such fun to re-connect with friends and meet others who also experienced Venezuela as we knew when we were growing up there. We lived in Cabimas at the MeneGrande camp. Dad went down there pre-WWII and stayed there until 1965 except for a few years when he served during the war. I was born in 1945, my sister Jeri in Maracaibo in 1950. I have a lot of my dad's old photos and one day I will post them.
Name:
Shirley Stockdale Brownell
Email:
sbrownell_14870@yahoo.com
Location:
Painted Post NY USA 14870
Date:
Friday July 22, 2005 12:51:37 GMT
Comments:
I can't believe that there is a sight out here that might afford me the opportunity to connect with friends I made while living in Venezuela. Thanks to Houston Floyd who was finally able to locate me. Over the years I have thought many time about those I knew and have lost touch with. So if anyone out there remembers me send me an e-mail I would love to catch up on all of you. Thanks for this sight.
Name:
George L. Dunaway
Email:
geomarge@bellsouth.net
Location:
Walker LA USA 70785
Date:
Tuesday July 12, 2005 19:24:56 GMT
Comments:
I worked for Creole for a 6 month period in 1970. We lived in Judibana. My children were 1 and 4 years at that time. We had a great time and made many Venezuelan friends.
George Dunaway
Name:
janet (LeFevre) Turner
Email:
javrilturner@hotmail.com
Location:
Linn MO U.S.A. 65051
Date:
Sunday July 10, 2005 13:15:30 GMT
Comments:
Delighted to find this site, and see the old photos. My parents, sister Pamela and I lived in Lagunillas from 1949 to 1952, in one of the houses on stilts. One of our neighbours was the Zonker family. We remember those years fondly!
Name:
nibaldo colina
Email:
bebeto125@hotmail.com
Location:
orlando FL usa 32837
Date:
Thursday July 07, 2005 21:23:19 GMT
Comments:
hey. I was born in San Anto, Texas, but my grand mom lives in Pto. Fijo, en el campo maraven. I have good memories of that place, and if I had something to do over there I would not think it twice to go there. later
Name:
Randy Trahan
Email:
rtrahan@timespicayune.com
Location:
New Orleans LA USA 70125
Date:
Thursday July 07, 2005 15:45:41 GMT
Comments:
Randy-A friend of mine Googled me to find my phone number and stumbled on your site and suggested I take a look. I thought I would leave a note and let you know that I have enjoyed looking at the site. Randy
Name:
Bradley Arreola
Email:
bradarreola@michaelsaunders.com
Location:
Sarasota FL U.S.A. 34233
Date:
Saturday July 02, 2005 20:06:03 GMT
Comments:
I was born and raised in Puerto Ordaz. My Dad worked for Kaiser Engineering during the Guri Dam Project and then with Alcasa. We left in 1983 and moved to Sarasota, Florida where we are to this day. Anyone out there that remembers Los Arreolas from 1967 to 1983?
Name:
Bradley Arreola
Email:
bradarreola@michaelsaunders.com
Location:
Sarasota FL U.S.A. 34233
Date:
Saturday July 02, 2005 20:05:40 GMT
Comments:
I was born and raised in Puerto Ordaz. My Dad worked for Kaiser Engineering during the Guri Dam Project and then with Alcasa. We left in 1983 and moved to Sarasota, Florida where we are to this day. Anyone out there that remembers Los Arreolas from 1967 to 1983?
Name:
Penny Viera
Email:
COPERPENY@webtv.net
Location:
Lake City FL United States 32025
Date:
Monday June 27, 2005 02:27:40 GMT
Comments:
Hey Randy,

Al Herndon sent me this website in am email a while back, I just overlooked it somehow till last night!!
came here to the Guestbook first to say hello to all the oilbrats and you! I still need to send you pictures to put up on the site, got them ready just need to get them mailed to you!!! :=))

Also is there a chance you can add Vengref/Mene Grande camp (Gulf Oil camp in Puerto La Cruz) Venezuela to the list of camps! I spent my first 6 years of life there! Thanks, keep up the site! You sure do bring a lot of wonderful memories back for all of us. Abrazos, Penny Viera (1955-1959) Amuay
Name:
Jane Kiser (now Steadman)
Email:
jstedman4@comcast.net
Location:
Frisco TX USA 75035
Date:
Sunday June 26, 2005 00:22:04 GMT
Comments:
Hi, to all! My dad worked for Creole (Bob Kiser - mother is Marna) and I lived in Venezuela from 1955 to 1968. (He was there 3 years prior to that). We were in Lagunillas, Las Cupulas and then Amuay. I just re-connected with Kathy Brock from Amuay a couple of days ago - 1st time in 37 years! She told me about this website - it's excellent. I'm hoping to re-connect with others. I have several notes that Kathy and I exchanged in the 8th grade and they all end with "Please write back" so I will close with that - Please write back! Jane
Name:
Kathy (Brock) Lux
Email:
kblsfl@aol.com
Location:
San Antonio TX USA 78244
Date:
Saturday June 25, 2005 22:25:05 GMT
Comments:
Lived in Amuay from the time was 13 months old (1955)until my parents retired some 30 years later in 1985. My last trip back to Amuay was in December of 1979.
Name:
john m aulbaugh
Email:
jaulbaugh@houston.rr.com
Location:
houston TX us 77043
Date:
Friday June 17, 2005 04:00:23 GMT
Comments:
the pictures bring back vague memories of my childhood.
very vague at this age..(48)
Name:
gordon lang
Email:
grlslang@aol.com
Location:
sharnbrook england, U.K. mk44 1nx
Date:
Monday June 13, 2005 11:03:34 GMT
Comments:
My father worked as an oiltanker captain for the mene grande oil co.(Gulf) 1934-55. I was born in cabimas 1943 and lived at maracaibo then las piedras camps until 1951 when my brother & i returned to uk.
Name:
Henry Mata
Email:
henry.mata@bakerhughes.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77073
Date:
Thursday June 09, 2005 15:37:43 GMT
Comments:
Just found this excellent webpage while searching for statistics on Venezuela oil industry. My was (Margariteño) worked 30 yrs for Creole/Lagoven. We lived in Tia Juana / Ojeda. I graduated in the USA and worked for Lagoven TiaJuana (was born in the Lagoven Clinic Campo Venezuela). Since 1990 work for Baker Hughes Inc. Currently in Houston, Tx. Good site to refresh the good old days at the TJCC (especially Friday after work), the golf tournaments, the softball games and the great christmas parties with the "Amanceres Gaiteros". I still miss all of that !!!!
Name:
Giorgio Ferri N.
Email:
giorgioferri@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1083
Date:
Monday June 06, 2005 17:28:37 GMT
Comments:
I iniciated my work in the oil company in january 1969, with creole, and retired in january 2002, with PDVSA.I spended almost 27 years in the fields, La Salina, Tia Juana, Lagunillas, Quiriquire and this project is a unvaluable effort. My congratulation to the founder of this web page.
Name:
Maria Eugenia Vilanova
Email:
vilanovame@yahoo.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1080
Date:
Saturday May 28, 2005 01:05:26 GMT
Comments:
It is an honor for me to sign this guest book. Some of you probably knew me as Astorga. I hope to here from some of you (unforgettable Creole people).
Name:
Jose Hidalgo
Email:
joset.hidalgo@worldnet.att.net
Location:
Bethesda MD 20814
Date:
Friday May 27, 2005 19:58:25 GMT
Comments:
I worked for Shell and lived in Cardon.
Great memories and a good piece of the oil industry history in Venezuela.
Jose Hidalgo.
Name:
Ian Hopkinson
Email:
ian_hopkinson@rocketmail.com
Location:
Barcelona Spain
Date:
Thursday May 26, 2005 12:38:46 GMT
Comments:
This website has really evolved over the years!!! Randy please keep up the good work. I was born in Hospital Familia in 1971, went to Simon Bolivar and lived in Campo Medico, Judibana up until 1986 ish...

I have been searching for some friends e-mail addresses, one I found here, hopefully the ones I can't find will find me here...

As with everybody, they were the best times in my life, the last time I visited in 2000, it was sad enough seeing what had become of what I used to know... In contrast my dad, Brian, visits Judibana at least twice a year and says nothing has changed... Must be his vision :)

To my friends who still live there, un gran saludo Elvis Pina, a frequent writer on this page.

Saludos a todos... Ian
Name:
Freddy D'Elía
Email:
deliaf@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1061
Date:
Wednesday May 25, 2005 13:46:31 GMT
Comments:
I'm a Gelogist and worked for CREOLE/LAGOVEN from 1968 to 1976 starting in Tia Juana( Campo Verde)and afterwards was transfered to Caracas. From 1977-1979 worked for CVG INTERNATIONAL in London, UK coming back to Venezuela in 1980 to work for PDVSA in Caracas.
Name:
Kenneth Grey
Email:
k.grey@sbcglobal.net
Location:
ventura CA usa 93003
Date:
Tuesday May 24, 2005 16:00:46 GMT
Comments:
Hi, I was born in Caripito in '62 to my parents Ron and Hope Grey. We left venezuela a few years later and I would love to visit in the future. Just looking for friends of my family. Both of my parents are alive and well and living in Coralles New Mexico. I would be more than happy to forward any word on to them. Have a great day! Ken
Name:
Migurl Antonio Dell"Uomini Dorio
Email:
delldor@yahoo.com
Location:
Catia La Mar- Vargas Venezuela 1162
Date:
Wednesday May 18, 2005 02:47:40 GMT
Comments:
I study chemical engineering at "Universidad Central de Venezuela", and I can't believe that exist this amazing website. I hope (at future...) write at this page like an Oil-Camp's worker in my Country Venezuela--- the Second Contry for almost of you...
Thanks a lot for make possible all tecnologies applied in all these sites were you did work (and pardon my for my not-well english)...
Name:
Susan McClurg Berman
Email:
susanlberman@yahoo.com
Location:
Moraga CA USA 94556
Date:
Tuesday May 17, 2005 04:44:09 GMT
Comments:
I attended EBV from 1957-1961, grades 6 through 9. Classmates were Bob Armell, Sharon Wagner, Kay Murray, Sylvia Bailey, Henrietta Doorman, Kevin Holcomb, Bob Scott and many more. My parents, Margaret and Mac McClurg (Sun Oil), lived in Maracaibo until 1964. From 1961 until 1964, I attended San Marcos Academy and "commuted" from the states to Mcbo. for summers and Christmases. My next-door neighbor here in Moraga is Susan DePriester (now Freeman). Small world, huh? We have "Maracaibo" discussions from time to time. Hope to see some of you at the Orlando reunion.
Name:
Bob Pearson
Email:
robertpearson@mindspring.com
Location:
New York NY USA 10007
Date:
Tuesday May 10, 2005 22:50:47 GMT
Comments:
I am a Lagoite, but my aunt and uncle were at Amuay in the '60s. My father moved to Maracaibo when I graduated from Lago in '58, so I know all the camps from my summer visit. Enjoyed your site.
Name:
Juan Febres
Email:
juanfebres@msn.com
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela 4001
Date:
Monday May 09, 2005 02:38:27 GMT
Comments:
recently i moved form Maracaibo to Punto Fijo, i lived my entire life very close to the Lago Maracaibo Club, or "Creole Club", this is, in front of the "campus" and all the retrospective point of view of the photos as well as the descriptions presented here are gold for my eyes. There´s even more info here than any other official websites. Thanks for share this to us, and for being so grateful with this city!
Name:
Seymour (Buck) Dear
Email:
sdear@houston.rr.com
Location:
Spring TX USA 77379
Date:
Wednesday May 04, 2005 20:39:21 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Amuay in the early 1950's. My father's name was Seymour F. Dear, and he worked for Creole in construction building the refinery. He left the Baton Rouge refinery and returned to the Baton Rouge refinery. My nickname at the time was "Boo".
Name:
Helga de Kok
Email:
berrie.haans@wanadoo.nl
Location:
Tilburg The Netherlands 5037jp
Date:
Monday April 18, 2005 18:26:10 GMT
Comments:
Amazing,
This was sent to me by a friend.
We spent most of our youth in the oilcamps of Maracaibo.
If I can make a contribution to these memories, let me know!
Bye for now.
Helga
Name:
juan carlos arcaya
Email:
juancarcaya@yahoo.com
Location:
homestead FL eua 33035
Date:
Tuesday April 12, 2005 02:33:28 GMT
Comments:
oh!my godness its really a surprise found this excellent page......memories in the tia juana country club, the bar, bowling, pool....softball games....god bless you randy!
Name:
Jose Luis Petit
Email:
jlpetit@cantv.net
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela 4002
Date:
Tuesday April 12, 2005 01:07:52 GMT
Comments:
Agradable recordar esa epoca desde que ingrese a Creole Petroleum Corporation en el año 1960
Name:
Vickie (Davis) Miles
Email:
vmiles61@yahoo.com
Location:
Columbia MD USA 21044
Date:
Thursday March 31, 2005 00:49:43 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Amuay, Sereo Colorado, and Tia Juana from 1969 until 1974, from the age of 7-13. I had a younger brother,James and sister, Annette. I have enjoyed the pictures, etc. on the website. Great memories! I especially have fond memories of Escuela Simon Bolivar and the school in Tia Juana.
Name:
Rachel Bostwick
Email:
rbostwick@austin.rr.com
Location:
Austin TX USA 78759
Date:
Tuesday March 29, 2005 16:34:37 GMT
Comments:
Hi Uncle Randy! It's Rachel! I love you a lot! Come visit soon!

For those of you that don't know me, my name is Rachel Bostwick and I'm Toni Bostwick's 12 year old daughter. My uncle Randy Trahan owns this website. I think it's so cool that my Mom's family lived in Amuay and Tripoli and Venezuela. I'd love to recieve e-mails from my mom and uncles friends! My email address is rbostwick@austin.rr.com



Thanks,

Rachel Bostwick
Name:
gerardo j. gomez
Email:
gomez647@hotmail.com
Location:
miami FL usa 33178
Date:
Monday March 28, 2005 20:24:16 GMT
Comments:
My father Julio E. Gomez G. work for Creole from 1.944 to 1.981 at Cabimas,Caripito,Las salinas,Maracaibo and Caracas. I was born in the Hospital Coromoto and study in the Bellavista School.
Name:
Jose Antonio Parejo
Email:
jose.parejo@charter.net
Location:
Portage MI USA 49024
Date:
Sunday March 27, 2005 01:16:45 GMT
Comments:
Very impressed, great job in putting this together. Born in Caripito in 1955, lived in Tia Juana and in Amuay. Lived actually in Calle Cumana. The Jose Parejo on the motorbike in Alberto Isea's photo is my brother.
Name:
Karen Mitchell Lauderdale
Email:
karen.lauderdale@sbcglobal.net
Location:
San Antonio TX USA 78250
Date:
Monday March 21, 2005 01:20:50 GMT
Comments:
I am not a VOB but my Dad, Jerry J. Mitchell, was in the 1940's. His dob was 01/05/35 and he just passed away recently on 10/03/04. His parents, Loyal and Alice Mitchell, pioneered at ill-fated El Sombrero in 1956. From there they went to San Joaquin, Punta Gorda and then to the Tia Juana camp. My son is doing a family tree project for school and I found this website. Thank you for setting up this site. It gives family members a chance to reconnect with the past.
Name:
Karen Mitchell Lauderdale
Email:
karen.lauderdale@sbcglobal.net
Location:
San Antonio TX USA 78250
Date:
Monday March 21, 2005 01:20:22 GMT
Comments:
I am not a VOB but my Dad, Jerry J. Mitchell, was in the 1940's. His dob was 01/05/35 and he just passed away recently on 10/03/04. His parents, Loyal and Alice Mitchell, pioneered at ill-fated El Sombrero in 1956. From there they went to San Joaquin, Punta Gorda and then to the Tia Juana camp. My son is doing a family tree project for school and I found this website. Thank you for setting up this site. It gives family members a chance to reconnect with the past.
Name:
ALAIN GATOUILLAT
Email:
alain.gatouillat@numericable.fr
Location:
NANTES FRANCE 44300
Date:
Sunday March 20, 2005 17:30:28 GMT
Comments:
Beautiful site RANDY !! and a lot of memories of people and places full with happiness during the years 1972 and 1973 in Judibana with my French friends Venezuelans, Americans and other nationalities. I want to greet all of them from France.
ALAIN
I would like to greet all the people that I knew at this time there.
Name:
Frank Jones
Email:
fjones@naico.com
Location:
Oklahoma City, OK OK USA 73103
Date:
Wednesday March 16, 2005 20:25:40 GMT
Comments:
Randy, I don't think I have signed your guest book, so now I have. It's interesting to view.
Name:
Debbie (Grogan) Jennings
Email:
djennings@hitentertainment.com
Location:
Dallas TX USA 75002
Date:
Tuesday March 15, 2005 23:24:12 GMT
Comments:
My dad worked for Fluor and lived in Judibana 78-81. My older sister Dee and I spent the summers with him (parents were divorced). We made many good friends there - the Harrises, the Keens, and we had great next-door neighbors in the two-story duplexes we lived in. I remember some good times back then, even though I was pretty young. We spent lots of time at the beach, and with our big group of friends, wandering the neighborhood. I remember a favorite outing was walking to the CADA and spending all of the Bolivars we had managed to save on whatever junk we could afford! :) Those were fun days. Thanks for this website - it brings back happy memories and makes me wonder what everyone is up to these days. Glad to know that there are others out there with similar history.
Have a great day!
Name:
Jose Guerra
Email:
jguerra@maracaibo.oilfield.slb.com
Location:
Tamare,Zulia Venezuela 4019
Date:
Monday March 14, 2005 22:45:33 GMT
Comments:
Hola a Todos los visitantes a esta Grandiosa Pagina, Ciertamente haber encontrado esta pagina y hacerle comentario a mis padres ha sido algo grandioso, Ramon Guerra trabajo varios a#os ( 33 ) en Creole sus ultimos a#os en Produccion Lagunilas, y Tuve la oprtunidad de vivir en la Ceiba, Tamare, Zulima, Tamare de nuevo y ahora en cuidad Ojeda, he mantenido contacto con Bill Dergarry y su familia.
De verdad gracias por su pagina que me permitio contactar a Steve Sleightholm, cuyo padre fue uno de los amigos que mi Padre siempre mencionaba.
Su labor ha sido dura y todos los que han vistado su pagina se han sentido maravillado y han traidos a sus memoria los mejores recuerdos.

Best Regards, Jose Guerra
Name:
Ediover Morales
Email:
ediover@telcel.net.ve
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Monday March 14, 2005 13:58:10 GMT
Comments:
Thank you for such a great site. It certainly brings back a lot of memories. I was born in La Salina in 1958, raised in Lagunillas where I lived through 1977. Saludo a todos los amigos y conocidos.
Name:
Vicki Bryan Perez
Email:
keperez@icnet.com.ve
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela
Date:
Sunday March 13, 2005 13:44:56 GMT
Comments:
Saludos to all of u..........I didn't live across the lake but went to EBV til 9th grade..then went to Switzerland to finish highschool....I keep in touch with Diana Vlack, Lianne Gerhardt, Cynthia Doody, John deRonde Danny and Frankie Neal.........best wishes to u all......Vicki
Name:
Herman and Rubylene Musgrove
Email:
pid@swbell.net
Location:
Double Oak TX USA 75077
Date:
Saturday March 12, 2005 17:15:48 GMT
Comments:
Our daughter, Susan (married, Madison WI)found this site.
Super great! Many fond and wonderful memories of Caripito - good friends, fun times. We keep in contact with the Tuggys (missionaries from Caripe, now in S.Carolina), Sheldons in Edmonds WN, Ann Myers in N.J., Bopps in TX, Havens in TN, N. Schneider in COL, Thanks!
Name:
FRANKLIN VILLARROEL
Email:
AAAGGREGATES@HOTMAIL.COM
Location:
WESTON FL USA 33326
Date:
Thursday March 10, 2005 06:01:30 GMT
Comments:
GREAT AND EXCELLENT MEMORY SHARING PAGE.LIVED IN CAMPO ROJO AND CIUDAD OJEDA TILL 1973 WHEN I MOVED TO THE STATES TO FINISH HIGH SCHOOL.WHERE ARE THOSE LGUNILLAS AND CAMPO ROJO GUYS AND GIRLS.BEST WISHES.GREAT JOB.THANKS
Name:
doris paz
Email:
doris.paz@pernod-ricard-venezuela.com
Location:
caracas venezuela
Date:
Monday March 07, 2005 17:49:31 GMT
Comments:
greetings from caracas,venezuela.
Name:
Chris Hoskin
Email:
hos11@sympatico.ca
Location:
Sarnia Canada N7V2B1
Date:
Sunday March 06, 2005 08:03:52 GMT
Comments:
My father worked at Lagoven from 1981-1983. In that time we lived in Judibana. My sister and myself both attended Escula Simon Boliviar. Thank you for starteing this book.
Name:
Juanita Gallardo F.
Email:
juanitagallardo@yahoo.com
Location:
Coral Gables FL U.S.A. 33134
Date:
Tuesday March 01, 2005 04:24:05 GMT
Comments:
Hola como estas?Me alegro mucho ver estas fotos,yo naci en Caripito en 1942,en ese hospital,que despues de graduarme en la Universidad,fue mi primer sitio de trabajo,gracias por tan buenos recuerdos,Juanita.
Name:
Luis Meade
Email:
jlqe13@direcway.com
Location:
Centreville VA USA 20120
Date:
Tuesday March 01, 2005 01:30:34 GMT
Comments:
We lived in Amuay 4 years, in 1976-1979. We loved it. My children went to the school in Judibana and then they came to study High school in Atlanta and college at the University of Texas.
Name:
Bob Keesler
Email:
keeslerrg@netzero.net
Location:
Dunedin FL USA 34698
Date:
Saturday February 26, 2005 20:13:22 GMT
Comments:
Hi Randy:
It certainly brings back memories of the good old days. I lived in Aruba 1st thru 7th grades, moved to Adaro for the 8th grade. My classmates were:Churchman sisters(Judy & Janie)Carolyn Williams (Cornpone) Leslie Vanden, Jimmy Gilbert,Joe Viera (deceased).Adaro kids Herndon brothers,Marshall Gray, Everett Nixon my neighbor,Gus Gessner, Gail Russell, Sandra Evans, Nyla Whitaker,Joyce McGee,.After leaving Judibana lived in Maracaibo for several years.
I attended the 1993 reunion in Clearwater, but kind of lost track of everyone. Will try to make the Orlando reunion sounds like fun.
Bob Keesler
Name:
Brian Connor
Email:
brianconn@juno.com
Location:
summerville SC USA 29485
Date:
Saturday February 26, 2005 01:50:59 GMT
Comments:
I was in Adaro for 6 mos. in 1955. Was 9 yrs old, attending 4th grade at the camp school. Stayed with relatives, James and Jenny Reeves, who worked for Creole. Thanks for great web site and revived memories.
Name:
Joe Skrzypczak
Email:
JSKRZYP1@WAT.MIDCO.NET
Location:
Watertown SD USA 57201
Date:
Friday February 25, 2005 22:03:32 GMT
Comments:
I was wery happy to see some of the pictures from Tia Juana and Lagunillas Country club where I just to swimm with my brothers Bolek and Jessy.
Name:
Luis J. Cedeño B.
Email:
cedenobont@hotmail.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1062
Date:
Wednesday February 23, 2005 21:32:35 GMT
Comments:
Muy buena página... Recorde gratos momentos de mi niñez. Nací en Quiriquire, y vive mi infancia entre Caripito, Temblador, Jusepin y Quiriquire. Mi padre trabajaba para CREOLE.
Name:
Clyde H. Pogson
Email:
poggydal@aol.com
Location:
Dallas TX US 75230
Date:
Wednesday February 23, 2005 17:38:48 GMT
Comments:
I just signed up and am looking for any (0ld)Brats from the 1940's to 1950'S. I would like to hear from you.

Clyde
Name:
Guillermo Garcia
Email:
gggj1960@hotmail.com
Location:
Judibana Venezuela 4147
Date:
Tuesday February 22, 2005 23:59:17 GMT
Comments:
Your page is OK. I´ll be writing to you soon with more information and possible some photos too. Right now i`m in a hurry but I`ll be back to check this excelent material that bring good memories. Guillermo Garcìa
Name:
Fernando Aguerrevere Sánchez
Email:
fas@aguerrevere.com
Location:
Caracas
Date:
Monday February 21, 2005 21:07:09 GMT
Comments:
So many great memories! My family and I lived in Jusepin, Quiriquire, Lagunillas and La Salina from 1955 until around 1968. You can see our picture at: http://www.aguerrevere.com. I am the bald one standing in the border of the painting. My mom and dad, Brigida and Juan Jose, are sitting in the middle.
Name:
Edesio H. Finol P
Email:
edesio@supercable.net.ve
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1080
Date:
Monday February 21, 2005 12:49:31 GMT
Comments:
Ex-Creole 1972-1976 saludos.
Name:
Daisy Gonzalez de Fagre
Email:
fagred@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1080
Date:
Sunday February 20, 2005 21:29:57 GMT
Comments:
Traveling back in time has been wonderful. Thanks for the memories.
Name:
Marianne Middelveen
Email:
middel@telus.net
Location:
Calgary Canada T2K 3M4
Date:
Sunday February 20, 2005 16:04:24 GMT
Comments:
Nice web site. I enjoyed it!
Name:
Francisco J. Guada M.
Email:
fjguada@hotmail.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1050
Date:
Sunday February 20, 2005 02:28:06 GMT
Comments:
I started in Creole march 1968 - La Salina
and retired in 1998...
Name:
Sonny & Carmen Kabler
Email:
skabler@msn.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77082
Date:
Saturday February 19, 2005 23:45:59 GMT
Comments:
Thank you for your efforts in putting this guest book together.
Name:
Karol Daniel
Email:
Karol_LD@msn.com
Location:
Colorado Springs CO USA 80919
Date:
Saturday February 19, 2005 14:16:18 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Lagunillas in the 50's with my Mom and Dad, Jo and Karl Daniel and my brother, Kent. It was good to see some of the Lagunillas pictures - brings back memories.
Name:
Tarcy González Reyes
Email:
sospad@cantv.net
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela
Date:
Friday February 18, 2005 20:39:25 GMT
Comments:
What a great idea! Congratulations! I remember so many lovely people from those times. Dad and mom always remembered there life there as one of the happiest in their lives (dad: Luis Gonzalez Waite - mom: Tarcila) and dad was lucky to be the honor guest in the Creole Reunion the year before he died! Congratulations for this wonderful idea!
Name:
Tiny & June (Ross) Stevenson
Email:
tinyjune@aol.com
Location:
Lafayette CA usa 94549
Date:
Thursday February 17, 2005 23:41:55 GMT
Comments:
Looking forward to the Orlando reunion--Noel Millan who is coming to the reunion bought my Buick convertible. I want to know what happened to it! Also, June and I are trying to determine if Charlie and Bernice Bacon are still with us.
Name:
Armando Escalante
Email:
armando@tio.com
Location:
Parkland FL USA 33067
Date:
Thursday February 17, 2005 21:17:14 GMT
Comments:
Great Site!!

We lived in Lagunillas, Tamare, Hollywood (La Salina) and Maracaibo. I went to Tia Juana School and Las Cupulas School between 1959-1966.

Anyone that remembers me, please email!
Name:
Carlos E Morales Lopez
Email:
cacamolo62@hotmail.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 999999
Date:
Thursday February 17, 2005 21:15:54 GMT
Comments:
I really like yor web very much,It make feel in the 70. Keep the good work.
Name:
Gabaniel A. Zambrano
Email:
gabanielzambrano@yahoo.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77042
Date:
Thursday February 17, 2005 19:51:00 GMT
Comments:
Saludos a los que tuve el placer de conocer en Quiriquire, Tia Juana y Caracas
Gabaniel
Name:
Carmen Segnini V.
Email:
ccsegnini@Hotmail.com
Location:
Weston FL USA 33326
Date:
Thursday February 17, 2005 19:18:58 GMT
Comments:
Dear Randy, Congratulations!This is such an outstanding piece of work. I have no words to describe it. It is a masterfull collage of my youth and childhood memories. The fact that you have been able to reunite so many people that loved each other and shared so many beautiful moments back there is amazing. I will treasure all my life. My telephone # in case any of you would like to contact us me and my husband, my parents, my brothers and sisters (954)709-1744.
Name:
Esther Bermúdez de Krijt
Email:
krijtber@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Thursday February 17, 2005 15:01:14 GMT
Comments:
Congratulations for this beautiful web page. It brings back memories!! I am from the zona petrolera. Worked for Creole from 1959-64 (Lagunillas, La Salina & Tia Juana). In 1964 I went to work for the competion (Shell in Lagunillas) but always remained Creolera at heart. I lived in Tamare with my parents and married Richard Krijt, also a Creolero (now retired). We have 3 grown-up children: Richard, Dennis and Sandra. We hope sometime to be able to attend one of the Creole reunions and see old friends
Name:
Frederick Klindt
Email:
faklindt@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1083
Date:
Thursday February 17, 2005 11:41:10 GMT
Comments:
Was actually a Mobil employee. I spent some time in Barinas (1958-1960) and Anaco (1960-1961) and then Caracas. Instead of accepting a post in Nigeria I remained in Venezuela with PDVSA until retirement (Corpoven)in 1994.
Congratulations on a job well done. Fred
Name:
Carl H. Krijt
Email:
krijtcarl@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1051
Date:
Thursday February 17, 2005 11:30:47 GMT
Comments:
Best regards and wishes to all who knew me in Amuay and Caracas.
Name:
Miguel Ludena
Email:
mludena@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 01050
Date:
Wednesday February 16, 2005 16:08:57 GMT
Comments:
I became an Oil Field Man after joining Schlumberger in 1.974 in Las Morochas....quite a number of people met ftom thereon...
Name:
Juan M. Szabo
Email:
juan.szabo@inelectra.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Wednesday February 16, 2005 13:26:21 GMT
Comments:
Thanks for the memories.
Name:
Weldon Amerine
Email:
wamerine@tampabay.rr.com
Location:
Beverly Hills FL USA 34465
Date:
Saturday February 12, 2005 14:55:34 GMT
Comments:
Enjoyed perusing your site. My wife, Floriene, and I were married and lived in Tía Juana from 1954-1958. Our son, David, was born in Maracaibo in 1956. Retired from United Technologies in 1992 and moved to Florida in 1993 from Connecticut. Would be happy to hear from anyone who remembers us.
Name:
Patricia Flahie
Email:
flahie@hotmail.com
Location:
Paris France 75016
Date:
Thursday February 03, 2005 22:50:46 GMT
Comments:
I love this Web site. It is all my childhood memories are all grouped together. I get to see the places I used to study and play and live in. Not many people get this chance. Patricia
Name:
Skid Frothingham
Email:
c.frothingham@comcast.net
Location:
Seattle,WA. WA USA 98119
Date:
Thursday February 03, 2005 04:05:26 GMT
Comments:
I lived in the Mene Grande camp from 1938 to 1940 and attended Bella Vista School during that time.
I believe the Principal was Jane Holman.
I sent Doug Becker some of my pix from those days
and he has them available to show anyone interested.
We lived at Mene Grande, when the great fire reduced
Lagunillas to rubble. In the night sky, we could see the glow of the fire from our camp on the Lake! We also got to see the first flight of a squadron of B-17's when they landed outside Maracaibo. Gen Curtis Lemay a 1st Lt. at the time was the lead Navigator for the flight. I got to meet Don Budge the tennis pro and hit a few balls with him at the Mene Grande courts!
I have very good memories of living on stilts in our camp in Maracaibo!
Best regards, Skid Frothingham
Name:
Harry Mason
Email:
elderohagan@aol.com
Location:
Bakersfield CA USA 93309
Date:
Wednesday February 02, 2005 05:14:50 GMT
Comments:
I am back again. That is me in the back row wearing a sombrero in the Caripito School Halloween Party 1945. My brother,Tom,is in the front left wearing his sombrero. I see Bob Stagg,perhaps one of the Duffy boys,and Ana,Teresa and Rosario Borjas. Maybe,Ann Crump,Hope Adams,Delmira Antonetti And the teacher,Miss Obert(?)
Name:
Nellie Cox Weiss
Email:
minnie_muggle@hotmail.com
Location:
Topeka KS United States 66614
Date:
Friday January 28, 2005 03:11:31 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Judibana in the 1980's. I went to school at Simon Bolivar until 8th grade. My sister Audrey Cox married the divorce Ramon Ortega of Judibana. What a great memory to look at the photos. Thank you.
Name:
Veronica Baro
Email:
barovero02@aol.com
Location:
Irvine CA USA 92604
Date:
Wednesday January 26, 2005 07:27:14 GMT
Comments:
Hi Randy!.. Thanks for this website..I already saw my self and my sisters in the year book of 1964 and 1965!!!!.. When I was in kindergarten!!!. I am also searching for my teacher Miss Georgia Goold, thanks to the book I know now that she is from Oxnard..So close from where I live !.. If someone can provide any information about her, or have any idea where she can be.. please contact me.. Thanks, Veronica.
Name:
harry e mason
Email:
elderohagan@aol.com
Location:
bakersfield CA usa 93309-2803
Date:
Saturday January 22, 2005 23:38:48 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Caripito during the 1940's and attended school there. My father Harry B Mason worked for Creole Petroleum Corporation. Old friends include Tello De La Garza,Bob Cannon,and many others. Anyone from that era? I would like hearing from you.
Name:
Eduardo Ortiz
Email:
eortiz@meditex.es
Location:
Valencia Spain 46117
Date:
Saturday January 08, 2005 18:34:26 GMT
Comments:
Soy cirujano y trabajo como Jefe de Servicio de Cirugia Vascular en el Hospital Universitario Dr. Peset de la ciudad de Valencia en España. Vivi en Cardon y Judibana entre los años 1958- 1971, con lagunas para estudiar en el extranjero.
Name:
Harold Ellis Stout
Email:
ellisstout@sbcglobal.net
Location:
Tahlequah OK USA 74465
Date:
Saturday January 08, 2005 06:35:55 GMT
Comments:
Thrilled to find this site. I was born in Maracaibo in 1940. My dad, Harold C. "Lefty" Stout was with Creole & worked in Venezuela for 17 years. Left in 1946 or 1947.
I have some good photos of LaSalina and Hollywood Camp where I lived. I hope to did out some of the pictures & send them to you. My dad ran the Machine Shop in LaSalina.
Name:
Dawn (Wilcox) Tavares
Email:
dawn.tavares@verizon.net
Location:
Kailua-Kona HI USA 96740
Date:
Saturday January 08, 2005 05:51:50 GMT
Comments:
I was born in Caripito and grew up in Lasalina and Tia Juana until 1976. If any body remembers me, send me an email. Aloha
Name:
Donny Biggs
Email:
donnybiggs@verizon.net
Location:
Grapevine TX USA 76051
Date:
Tuesday January 04, 2005 19:56:46 GMT
Comments:
Randy, I lived in your old house on Cumana from '78 to '82
My Father was jimmy Biggs

2004

Name:
Frances McGlothlan
Email:
frances.mcglothlan@dhs.gov
Location:
Forest Hill LA 71430
Date:
Thursday December 02, 2004 12:32:21 GMT
Comments:
Looking forward to hearing from old friends. My home e-mail address is: fmcglothlan@wmconnect.com
Name:
Vicki (McGlothlan) Custer
Email:
nicksminni@sbcglobal.net
Location:
Houston TX USA 77079
Date:
Tuesday November 30, 2004 05:05:05 GMT
Comments:
What a wonderful place to find memories of my years in Venezuela...I cannot imagine a better opportunity than what we had then....Thank you Randy! Although I did not know you (I lived in Las Morochas and Ciudad Ojeda 1962-1969) I certainly can appreciate the job you have done here! I began this in search of Mike and Helen Davis...but as I have been reading and looking over your website today, so many other names and faces have come to mind...I have enjoyed the memories!!! Thank you all!!!
Name:
Dick Ward & Sue (Flaugher) Ward
Email:
griswards@sbcglobal.net
Location:
Wetumka OK US 74883
Date:
Sunday November 28, 2004 19:54:18 GMT
Comments:
We moved since last entry so thought we had better update. Thanks for the site and the memories.
Name:
Shantae
Email:
shantaelovest1@aol.com
Location:
mt.vernon NY estados unidos
Date:
Sunday November 28, 2004 17:31:17 GMT
Comments:
thanks for the info on money in venezuela and it is for my project at school.so once again thanx.
Name:
Emilio Rey
Email:
emiliorei@wanadoo.es
Location:
Madrid Spain
Date:
Thursday November 25, 2004 18:21:58 GMT
Comments:
Thank you for the information received from the life in the venezuelan oilfields. I am a spanish engineer and had a position in the enginering staff, with Shell, in Pueblo Viejo and Las Morochas Power Plants. I had some contacts with Creole people in charge of the Power System and remenber the transparent coofes we drink in the Creole´s offices. I am 75 and think most of the people from that time died. Best regards from Spain.
Name:
Ladislao Acuna(Senior)
Email:
chacuna@msn.com
Location:
Boca Raton FL U.S.A 33434
Date:
Thursday November 25, 2004 03:17:19 GMT
Comments:
Thank you for this great page.I worked 43 years 8 months in the Venezuelan oil industry beguining with The Standard Oil Company in 1946,then for Creole and Lagoven until I retired in 1989.I lived in Maracaibo,Tamare,Campo Verde,Campo Medico,Campo Hollywod and Maracaibo again.
I founded the Tia Juana-Tamare baseball little league(1969) and the Judibana little league(1974).
Quisiera saludar a todos mi ex-companeros de trabajo de aquellas lindas epocas entre ellos a Bob Toleson(jefe machetisimo!)
Name:
Ralph W. Hawkins, Jr.
Email:
hwaggiemon@aol.com
Location:
Beaumont TX U.S.A. 77707
Date:
Saturday November 20, 2004 03:44:43 GMT
Comments:
My dad, Ralph Hawkins, worked for Creole from 1944 to 1959. We lived in Lagunias twice, Tia Junta twice, and Cumerebo once(near Amuay ).
Name:
John Reistroffer
Email:
jreistr856@earthlink.net
Location:
Spring TX USA 77379
Date:
Friday November 19, 2004 06:03:33 GMT
Comments:
Saludos to all you criollitos.I was born in San Tome in 1956. Shortly thereafter we moved to Caracas at the time that PJ was overthrow.
We moved to Maracaibo in 1960, and lived in the MGO camp on the Lake just next door to the Hotel Del Lago. My brothers and sisters and I all attended Excuela Bella Vista. Then we Moved to Caracas in 1965-70 where we attended Escuela Campo Alegre.
I enjoyed very much living in Venezuela and moved back to work for Meneven and later Corpoven in PLC from 83-94.
It would be nice to here from any former classmates.

Pa' lante,

John Reistroffer
Name:
Patricia Jimenez
Email:
patt_j@hotmail.com
Location:
Labelle FL USA 33935
Date:
Friday November 12, 2004 20:29:55 GMT
Comments:
Both my grandparents worked for creole in Amuay(judibana) and in Guaragua(Puerto la cruz) and my dad worked until a couple of years ago in Amuay refinery, now we are all in the states, it is so good to see people remembering and loving my litle town!!!!! let all of you know that for the exeption of a couple of streets and houses it still looks the same!!!!!beatifull.....
Name:
Patrick Lee
Email:
patrickclee@dial.pipex.com
Location:
London
Date:
Sunday November 07, 2004 19:20:08 GMT
Comments:
Son of Robert & Estelle Lee
Brother of Thaddeus, nenina and Mary
Name:
Jill Whitney
Email:
seaholly@optonline.net
Location:
Avon-By-The-Sea NJ USA 07717
Date:
Friday November 05, 2004 21:26:38 GMT
Comments:
While doing genealogy work I entered Creole Petroleum Corp. for a lost relative. I found your very interesting site. Around 50 years ago my Scottish grandmother and her sister had a "falling out" and my father's aunt and cousins disappeared from our lives. All I have is a letter dated Feb. 12, 1952. Their names are Jeanne and Cal(Calvin?) Kyte. They had a daughter, Nancy, who was nursery school age at that time. If anyone may knew them or anything about this family, I would love to know. The return address says: C.H. Kyte, Creole Petroleum Corp., Judivana Office, Los Piedros(?), Estrado Falcon. The writing is hard to decipher.
Also, my cousin Jeanne, mentions a tanker that tore up the docks and did a quarter of a million dollars worth of damage.

Thank you and I enjoyed learning about the oil camps!
Name:
Mario Serra
Email:
mario.serra@halliburton.com
Location:
Ciudad Ojeda venezuela
Date:
Monday November 01, 2004 23:06:53 GMT
Comments:
it was a great felling to see old photos of lagunills I was born there in 1960, and that bring me a very beatiful moments..........thank a lot
Name:
Evelyn Piña
Email:
evelynpina@msn.com
Location:
Judibana Venezuela 4147
Date:
Saturday October 30, 2004 03:44:55 GMT
Comments:
Que alegria me da saber que hay personas como tu Randy, Naci en Judibana en el 71 y quiero mucho a mi tierra. cualquier informacion que necesites estoy a tu orden. Gracias por hacer estas cosas.
Mi telefono:58-414-6934461
Name:
Pauxides Martinez
Email:
pmartinez@miswaco.com
Location:
Omaha NE USA 68116
Date:
Thursday October 28, 2004 13:52:35 GMT
Comments:
I lived in San Tome in the 70
Name:
Charmarie Cleek Burke
Email:
ccburke@wisc.edu
Location:
Madison WI US 53704
Date:
Monday October 25, 2004 13:57:41 GMT
Comments:
I'm here looking at pictures of my dad in La Salina - very cool! It's wonderful that you have all of this information available. I know it was a great surprise for Dad to find it and he is happy to have all of this to share with us now too. Thank you. Charmarie (Daughter of Butch Cleek)
Name:
Gary Cleek
Email:
lynnmcleek@yahoo.com
Location:
Norman OK usa 73072
Date:
Sunday October 24, 2004 03:35:44 GMT
Comments:
Wow -- hadn't thought about "old times" in forever. Thanks for your site!!
Name:
Laura Foss
Email:
laurafh@comcast.net
Location:
Nashville TN USA 37215
Date:
Friday October 22, 2004 02:20:09 GMT
Comments:
My family lived in Venezuela from the late 50's to 1968. We lived in Las Cupulas, Tia Juana and Hollywood camps. We were Creole but had a lot of friends who were with Shell in Lagunillas. I would love to hear from long lost freinds!
Name:
Don Sooby
Email:
carol.sooby@sbcglobal.net
Location:
Newton KS USA 67114
Date:
Thursday October 21, 2004 00:16:29 GMT
Comments:
Just wanted to update my e-mail address. Sure enjoyed this years Creole reunion... got to see several old friends.
Lived in La Salina from 1948 to 1958
This is a great site
Name:
Cherill "Twinkle" Anderson
Email:
sundollars2002@yahoo.com
Location:
Boynton Beach FL USA 33437
Date:
Friday October 15, 2004 19:48:58 GMT
Comments:
I attended Campo Alegre from '53 to '58 (4th grade thru 7th) and Bella Vista for one year '59-60. I would love to connect with anyone who lived in Caracas at that time and hung out at Valle Arriba. Look forward to hearing from you...Twinkle
Name:
Astrid Cardenas Bain
Email:
mailto:astricita%20@msn.com
Location:
Sarasota FL USA 34240
Date:
Friday October 15, 2004 02:43:31 GMT
Comments:
I am Venezuelan, I have been living en USA for 27 years. I live in the oil camp for ten years, in Quiriquire and Tia Juana, three of my children were born in the oil camp. I keep in touch with a lot of friends fron the oil camp.
Name:
David Bain
Email:
david@insytecorp.com
Location:
Tampa FL USA 33558
Date:
Thursday October 14, 2004 18:06:03 GMT
Comments:
Out of college in Venezuela (Andres Bello), my dad (David) was hired by Creole as an account, married my mom (Astrid) who was working at Creole at the time. Moved to Quiriquire where my sister and I were born (Caripito) ('63-'65). Then to Tamare ('65-'67), then to Philly ('67-'69), Caracas ('69-'71) where one brother was born, then to Tia Juana ('71-'73) where my youngest brother was born in Cabimas, then back to Caracas for one year then back to Tia Juana until '77 when we moved to the states. Great site, Cheers.
Name:
Louis Pacanins
Email:
Louisp@firstchoicewhslflorist.com
Location:
Dallas TX USA 75207
Date:
Saturday October 02, 2004 18:21:40 GMT
Comments:
I'm looking for some old friends from Judivana or is it JODIVANA. Gustavo Marcano, Imir Osechas, etc.
Name:
Patrick Pacanins
Email:
patrickp@1stchoicewslflorist.com
Location:
Dallas TX U.S.A. 75207
Date:
Saturday October 02, 2004 17:13:41 GMT
Comments:
YO VIVI EN JUDIVANA MUCHO TIEMPO DESDE 1974 -1981 LOS MEJORES ANOS DE MI VIDA , YO CREO QUE SEA EL UNICO EN LA HISTORIA DE JUDIVANA DE QUEMAR LA COSA DONDE VIVIAMOS .
YO ESTOY MUY VIEN COMENSE MI PROPIO NEGOSIO HASE 6 ONOS EN DALLAS TX , Y MI HERMANO LOUIS TRABAJA CON NOSOTROS.ALOMEJOR ALGUIEN ME RECONOSE Y ME PUEDO PONER EN CONTACTO . SALUDOS A TODOS....
Name:
Donna Carvajal
Email:
RaygeDB1@aol.com
Location:
Dallas TX USA 75243
Date:
Thursday September 30, 2004 00:09:16 GMT
Comments:
These pictures really brought me back to when I was a kid I just wish that you also had some pictures of my home town Cuidad Ojeda. Thanks for bringing back good memories.
Ciao
Name:
Sarah Richardson - Balthazar
Email:
sarahbalthazar2003@yahoo.com
Location:
Oklahoma CIty OK USA 73116
Date:
Wednesday September 29, 2004 01:23:13 GMT
Comments:
I graduated in 1999 and am wanting to find out about when and where we will have a reunion. I look forward to seeing all my clasmaters and finding out what they have been up to. I'm currently studying to be a police officer.
Name:
Kaye (Puryear) Sanders
Email:
ksanders@jonesgivens.com
Location:
Broken Arrow OK USA 74014
Date:
Thursday September 23, 2004 21:40:33 GMT
Comments:
In 1957 through 1960, my father was employed by an oilfield service company and we lived in or near several Creole camps in Venezuela – Maracaibo, Tia Juana, Lagunillas, Ciudad Ojeda. I also spent some time at Caripito and Amuay, visiting my uncle who worked for Creole.

I have very fond memories of those years and life in Venezuela, especially the summers when we kids returned from school in the states.

Packed away, I do have photos taken in the Camps during that time – and when I find them I’ll scan them and send to Randy. Thanks for an opportunity to share those memories.

Kaye (Puryear) Sanders
Name:
nelly gutierrez
Email:
nellygu@yahoo.com
Location:
Ede Nederland
Date:
Saturday September 11, 2004 19:10:20 GMT
Comments:
My father worked with Creole till 1967 for 20 years. His laast job was in the office of creole in caracas in de security department. I would like to know if someone have niews from Mr. Russel. Hij was his chief and hij was a very nice man. I will send to you in de future soms foto's because now I am not in Venezuela, but I wil go there next year and also to america, so, maybe i can go to the reunion!! This is a very nice idea! My father is Adolfo Gutierrez
Name:
Evelyn Alcala
Email:
evas_u@hotmail.com
Location:
Cumana VENEZUELA 6101
Date:
Sunday September 05, 2004 03:04:46 GMT
Comments:
Hi everybody. Nice to know about you thank to RANDY for this fabolous idea. Rainiero Gonzalez is at my home in this moment, and wnted to sign your guest book. We would like to know about our friends from 64-74 at Simon Bolivar School.
Gustavo Alcala and Rigel Gonzalez say hello too.
Name:
Ruben Smith
Email:
rsmith@cantv.net
Location:
Corvallis OR USA 977330
Date:
Thursday August 26, 2004 23:29:12 GMT
Comments:
I am from Paraguana and I really enjoy seeing your pictures from paraguana.

Ruben.
Name:
Dale Leslie Cleaver
Email:
dlcleaver@hotmail.com
Location:
Cape Coral FL usa 33909
Date:
Friday August 20, 2004 13:09:18 GMT
Comments:
I wasd at Amuay and Caripito
Name:
Bob Cleaver
Email:
cleaverb@cox.net
Location:
Broken Arrow OK USA 74014
Date:
Wednesday August 18, 2004 02:53:20 GMT
Comments:
What a surprise to find your web site. I lived in Carapito and Amuay. Left Amuay in 1958 to go to the eight grade in the states. My father retired from Creole in 1960. The pictures sure bring back memories. I have a bunch of pictures from my years in Amuay and if I can get them converted, I'll send them to you.
Name:
mark rouse
Email:
mark.rouse@mms.gov
Location:
New Orleans LA USA
Date:
Monday August 16, 2004 15:06:32 GMT
Comments:
I lived in El Palito, Venezuela from 1958 through 1960. I have many pleasant memories of my stay in coastal Venezula, but have no contacts there. My father worked for Mobil International, as they were building a refinery in the area. We were transferred from El Palito to Mersin, Turkey where we lived for three years.
Name:
Emilio Rey
Email:
emiliorei@wanadoo.es
Location:
Madrid Spain
Date:
Monday August 16, 2004 08:30:20 GMT
Comments:
We where living in Bellavista,in Lagunillas, with Shell..... great times, Still we have slides from that time. Garbo,the famous spanish spy in the last european war was my neighbour. Regards to all my old colleages.
Name:
Brad Heiman
Email:
b_heiman@yahoo.com
Location:
Billings MT USA 59010
Date:
Thursday August 05, 2004 21:15:34 GMT
Comments:
I had no idea this existed. How cool.
Name:
Jose Luis Petit
Email:
petitjp@yahoo.com
Location:
Miami FL USA 33194
Date:
Wednesday August 04, 2004 14:25:14 GMT
Comments:
Hello, my sister "Charo", just send me these site, excellent a great job. I was born in Cabimas 1970 and lived there for 28 years. My father work in Creole and then Lagoven, i worked in Lagoven and then Pdvsa for 7 years so my sister for 14 years until the general strike (2003). Thanks.
Name:
Ray Catlette
Email:
rwcat@yahoo.com
Location:
Incline Village NV USA 89452
Date:
Tuesday August 03, 2004 18:45:20 GMT
Comments:
Last lived in Caripito last several years (up to 1959.) Will get back with more info later!!!! JUST DISCOVERED THIS SITE ON A WHIM!! Look foward to communicating later. Lived many years in SF Bay area up til 7 years ago.
Name:
John P. Angles
Email:
jpangles@yahoo.com
Location:
Concord CA USA 94520
Date:
Tuesday July 27, 2004 01:31:02 GMT
Comments:
Hello to everyone but especially to los San Tomenos, sorry no tilde signs, hope to hear from some of you soon.
JPA
Name:
Paoul Salandy
Email:
paoulsalandy@hotmail.com
Location:
Birmingham Inglaterra R.U.
Date:
Saturday July 24, 2004 13:19:02 GMT
Comments:
Para toda la gente de Caripito te mando un fuerte abrazo, como hijo de la tierra de Caripito, naci alla pero casi nunca vivi en el pueblo, este ano quiero visitar en el invierno.
Paoul
Name:
Vinicio Mora
Email:
viniciomorar@cantv.net
Location:
Alajuela Costa Rica 960-5040
Date:
Thursday July 22, 2004 03:02:35 GMT
Comments:
Hi everybody.
My name is Vinicio Mora Jr., and my brothers are: Rafael (Tapón), Elizabeth, Milagro and my younger brother Eduardo.
We lived from 76 to 81 in Campo Médico. I'm currently in Costa Rica studying a MBA. Now I married and have two kids.
If you have information about anybody who lived there in thoise years please contact me. Additionally if some have information about the Escuela Simón Bolívar teachers of those years..Silva, Nancy D'elias, Sonia, etc. etc...
Thanks a lot and hoping hear from you very soon...
Name:
George Pope, Jr
Email:
Adicom@adelphia.net
Location:
Port St. Lucie FL USA 34983
Date:
Wednesday July 21, 2004 13:30:51 GMT
Comments:
Randy,
You have done an excellent job putting this site together. It's great reading about all the good memeories people have of Amuay 40+ years later. I would very much enjoy hearing from readers that might remember me or my family, George, Olga and Denise Pope.
George Pope, Jr.
Adicom@adelphia.net
Name:
Maxine Jordan
Email:
buisybodies@yahoo.com
Location:
Kingsland TX USA 78639
Date:
Thursday July 15, 2004 22:15:11 GMT
Comments:
This has brought back many memories! Thank you so much.
Maxine Jordan
Name:
JOSE CAYAMA
Email:
cayama2@hotmail.com
Location:
Punto fijo VENEZUELA
Date:
Thursday July 08, 2004 03:58:23 GMT
Comments:
I LIVED IN CAMPO MEDICO FOR 15 YEARS BETWEEN 1971 UP TO 1986 AND I HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF OLD FRIENDS MY FATHER WORKED SINCE CREOLE, HE HAS RETIRED, MAYBE SOME OLD FRIENDS SEE THIS MESSAGE AND CONTACT ME, I STILL HAVE CONTAC WITH ARCANGEL PEREIRA (TAPON),OTHERS LEFT THE COUTRY BECUSE OF THE POLITCALS PROBLEMS IN OUR COUNTRY.
Name:
Steve Lyle
Email:
gomezlyle@aol.com
Location:
Hawkins TX USA 75765
Date:
Tuesday June 29, 2004 01:00:55 GMT
Comments:
Very appreciated!
Name:
Luis Fernandez Fernandez
Email:
luchofernandez@terra.es
Location:
Lugo, Galicia Spain 27002
Date:
Tuesday June 22, 2004 15:29:16 GMT
Comments:
Beautiful graphics history of Venezuela’s oil camps.
However, they are being destroyed due the reason known as Chavez.
I lived in Campo Medico, Judibana from 1990 to 2003. In this place I developed my career as Electrical Engineer, I got married , I had two beautiful daughter and I spent one of the most pleasant period of my life.
I hope, like other people who had to left it abruptly per political reasons, that these beautiful camps can be recovered.


Luis Fernandez Fernandez
Name:
Carole Wilcox
Email:
carole@gulftel.com
Location:
Robertsdale AL USA 36567
Date:
Thursday June 10, 2004 02:53:23 GMT
Comments:
Just thought I'd take a look. We were in Venezuela from 1963 - 1976. Husband Glenn also was there as bachelor from 1955 - 1958
Name:
Randy Brock
Email:
w.randy.brock@exxonmobil.com
Location:
Lagos Nigeria
Date:
Wednesday June 09, 2004 18:45:50 GMT
Comments:
Truly enjoy your site! Brings back fond memories of my life in Judibana/Amuay (1955-1983). One of these days I plan to return to the town. Still many friends still there. Interested in hearing from former friends who have spread to the winds. Again great site, Randy.
Name:
Joanie McLester
Email:
joanie@Ltex.net
Location:
Lampasas TX 76550
Date:
Monday June 07, 2004 14:00:31 GMT
Comments:
'57-72, Maracaibo, Tamare, Tia Juana, Maracaibo.
What a great site, Randy!
Name:
Alberto Isea ( Al )
Email:
aisea@hotmail.com
Location:
Lisbon Portugal
Date:
Friday June 04, 2004 20:18:55 GMT
Comments:
Wow!!! this was really something running in to this site, Randy…great job !!
I was raised in Judibana , I think, around the 58 – 60´s, or years when the Parkers, Hatcher, Brooks, Hammond, and a lot more were there.
I lived on the same street that the Parkers use to live in.
Ill try to dig up some pictures, scan them and send to you Randy asap.
Big Hello to everybody
Name:
Robert Kimmons
Email:
iluminatr@aol.com
Location:
Dripping Springs TX USA 78620
Date:
Thursday June 03, 2004 18:40:43 GMT
Comments:
Hola.....
Name:
Judy DuprePecoraro
Email:
jdp_64060@yahoo.com
Location:
Houma LA U.S.A. 70360
Date:
Wednesday June 02, 2004 18:17:53 GMT
Comments:
My family lived in Ven. from the 1950's until 1983. My Dad worked for Shell and Creole. It was great to be in summer camp all the time. My mom Billye Dupre loved kids and always took us on many adventures. Do any of you remember us?
Name:
Nancy Gray
Email:
ngray.phale@worldnet.att.net
Location:
Seal Beach CA US 90740
Date:
Monday May 31, 2004 17:31:30 GMT
Comments:
Your site was a real find on the Internet. I taught in Quiriquire from 1957 to 1960 and then transferred to the Middle East. The 1961 yearbook contributed by Robert Paxton brought back a rush of memories. Among other students who were in my classes then, I remember David Stegner, Anabel and Marianne Delon, Owen Curtis, the Alderdyce and Foster girls, Joanie Sims, Jose and Victor Nunez, and Ilene Queton as vividly as if it were yesterday. It was also a treat to see a picture of Mary Ann Winfield; among other adventures, she and I shared a harrowing ride in a taxi from Valera to Merida and back one time when we were stranded by one of Venezuela's periodic revolutions.
Name:
Roberto Chopite
Email:
megalord_x@hotmail.com
Location:
maracaibo Venezuela 4017
Date:
Thursday May 27, 2004 00:14:46 GMT
Comments:
hey i just mov ed from Tia Juana about a year ago because of the goverment it is really nice to know about the people who lived there before me..

Write me
Name:
Hugo Ruadez
Email:
hruadez@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1073
Date:
Sunday May 23, 2004 01:39:41 GMT
Comments:
I was very glad and impressed by looking at your excellent memory collection of people, things and nature of old Amuay, where I started my first job as a mech engineer in Feb 1959. Four of my chidren were born at Amuay Hospital Coromoto, Fredy, Steven, Suzanne and Roberto. Micklos the oldest one was born in Baton Rouge in April 1959. We lived in Amuay until January 1972. I had the pleasure to see school pictures of 1965 when my oldest son was in kindergarten. I would like to see pictures of posterior years after 1965.

That's the way to keep relationships and memories which allow us be part of this world.

Thank you very much
Hugo Ruadez
Name:
Henry Arenas
Email:
arenash@cantv.net
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela Venezuela
Date:
Saturday May 22, 2004 20:01:59 GMT
Comments:
Muy interesesante...saludos...Henry
Name:
Jean Pye
Email:
jaypye21@yahoo.com
Location:
London UK
Date:
Thursday May 20, 2004 14:20:11 GMT
Comments:
Hi:
I am living in a small village near to Windsor, north west of London, with my mother. I was born in Venezuela, and we lived in La Salina (2years), Lagunillas (2 years) and Tia Juana (12 years). My brother Gerald also lives in London, and I have two daughters living in Spain. If anyone still remembers us, please get in touch
Name:
Anacarsis Julián Rovira
Email:
anacarsis_rovira@cantv.net
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela 4005
Date:
Thursday May 13, 2004 00:06:28 GMT
Comments:
Gracias por este regalo, esas imagenes son parte de nuestra historia y gracias a usted podemos disfrutarlas
Name:
Eliana
Email:
eliana_ch62@hotmail.com
Location:
judibana venezuela
Date:
Sunday May 09, 2004 05:42:46 GMT
Comments:
Hello!!! i´m just a 16 years old girl... i want everybody to know what has become amuay... i went to Esculea Simon Bolivar since i was 5 years old until 14 years old, i grow up there, thanks to that school i am what i am now, and, thanks to the president chavez, everything is going down, the people who ussually go to that school (son´s and daugthers from refinery workers) are now not alloud to study there becose of the problem with chavez. The school now is full of people that doesnñt care about the history there, and its turn into a very bad place, same with the club bahia. That place is not the place it used to be. I´m sad about it and i can´t do nothing. Thanks for listening.
Name:
Jeff Sullivan
Email:
jcssullivan@mindspring.com
Location:
New Orleans LA USA
Date:
Thursday April 29, 2004 09:35:58 GMT
Comments:
Nice Site!! Enjoyed the old photos.
Name:
Fernando Bermudez
Email:
fernando@fernandobermudez.com
Location:
Ciudad Ojeda Venezuela 40191
Date:
Monday April 19, 2004 03:42:32 GMT
Comments:
I'm impressed with your beautiful and valuable pictures, receive my regards..Fernando
Name:
Marcos J Salom
Email:
msalom1@telefonica.net
Location:
Madrid Spain 28007
Date:
Sunday April 18, 2004 07:12:20 GMT
Comments:
Thank you for allow me to remember moments and places. I am 50 and I lived in Maracaibo many years. I have been in contact with Chuck Clausen.
Congratulations for the site........... April 18th, 2004
Name:
William "Macky" Warden
Email:
wwarden@yahoo.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77035
Date:
Saturday April 17, 2004 05:18:47 GMT
Comments:
I have been told, I was a terror growing up in Amuay. There was probably some truth to that, but I turned out to be a great guy!! Huh, Mrs. Trahan.
Name:
Nick Toloudis
Email:
Nick723@aol.com
Location:
Kingwood TX USA 77339
Date:
Wednesday April 14, 2004 19:51:18 GMT
Comments:
Hi, I'm one of the many who not only lived in Lagunillas and Tia Juana, but was born in Maracaibo. I started going to school at Mrs. Ritters nursery school, which was next door to my house, and attended Escuela Campo Verde through the 7th grade. Looking to get in touch with all you Maracuchos.

The impact of being part of this Venezuelan experience is overwhelming. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

And my old dad Dago is still a pain in the ass!
Name:
Sharon Dowlearn
Email:
ladybug@wildak.net
Location:
Delta Junction AK United States 99737
Date:
Wednesday April 14, 2004 02:51:55 GMT
Comments:
I am trying to locate Patrick H. Dowlearn. He worked for Orinoco Mining Company, Puerto Ordaz, Bolivar, Venezuela. The last date we have for contact is April of 1964. My Father, Joel L. Dowlearn was Patrick's brother. My email address is ladybug@wildak.net. Thank you for your assistance.
Name:
Jamea (jim) Turman
Email:
jimt406@aol.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77058
Date:
Tuesday April 13, 2004 00:31:35 GMT
Comments:
I worked in Anaco, Ven, from 1984 thru 1989, worked for Brown & Root, we built the San Joaquin Criogenic plant at Anaco, and the Jose plant at Barcelona, I stayed a couple of extra years at Anaco installing Preventative Maintenance at the plant, did not work for Creole, but it's nice to visit with you all, Thanks Jim Turman
Name:
Fatima Freites Kaser
Email:
FKaser@msn.com
Location:
Amsterdam The Netherlands
Date:
Monday April 12, 2004 20:19:01 GMT
Comments:
Hello Randy; Thanks for this great job you do with the website. We are out of the States now, in Amsterdam, but still with my family in Tamare and Cabimas - Eleazar Freites and Jose Freites. Hopefully one day things will be like before .... Campo Verde, Sundays at the Tia Juana Country Club, etc. etc. Memories is what keeps us going ...
Name:
Caridad Vicente
Email:
cvicente@cantv.net
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela 4001
Date:
Friday April 02, 2004 02:20:51 GMT
Comments:
I went to La Salina Staff school til 1961 I was in 5to grade, and started going since 1955. I was so young I hardly can remember school friends names. So I just wanted to see if someone remembers me. Thanks!!
Name:
John K Matthews
Email:
jkm@skypoint.com
Location:
Coon Rapids MN USA 55448
Date:
Friday March 26, 2004 05:38:56 GMT
Comments:
Say - anyone know the name of the dreaded sticker plants
that were all over Amuay & Judibana? They were flat on the
ground, had yellow flowers, and produced little balls with hard spikes that could give your bike a flat tire, or bare foot a real pain....
http://www.skypoint.com/~jkm
Name:
Spike McMillan
Email:
km52@hotmail.com
Location:
Spring TX USA 77373
Date:
Thursday March 25, 2004 18:40:06 GMT
Comments:
Great site, got to it via John Lowrey's (Anaco) site. We lived in San Tome 1950 - 1973. I am now in Spring Tx working for EDS on the Continental Airlines account.
Spike
Name:
jimmy menk (harold)
Email:
jimmy5803@yahoo.com
Location:
steamboat springs CO
Date:
Tuesday March 23, 2004 04:51:23 GMT
Comments:
oops thats 1958..........I'm still alive!
Name:
jimmy menk (harold)
Email:
jimmy5803@yahoo.com
Location:
steamboat springs CO 80477
Date:
Tuesday March 23, 2004 04:49:41 GMT
Comments:
Love the site. I was born in Maracaibo in 1558 and lived in Amuay for much of my childhood. If anyone remembers would love to hear from you!
Name:
susan Mortlock
Email:
sbenedetto@nyc.rr.com
Location:
new york NY usa 10014
Date:
Wednesday March 17, 2004 00:13:32 GMT
Comments:
My family was is San Tome from 1937 to 1949, in Maracaibo from 1949-1959 and in Caracas from 1959 to 1969 with Mene Grande.
Name:
Betsy Mortlock Fowler
Email:
betsyf@flash.net
Location:
Houston TX USA 77040
Date:
Tuesday March 16, 2004 21:02:50 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Ven. (San Tome, Maracaibo, and Caracas) from 1940 to 1958. Would love to hear from anyone who was there during those years.
Name:
Kevin Curran
Email:
kevcev@aol.com
Location:
Charlotte NC USA 28211
Date:
Saturday March 06, 2004 06:18:49 GMT
Comments:
Than you All For this Page IM me
Name:
Gunnar Henriksson
Email:
gunnar@smartcard.se
Location:
Stockholm Sweden 18132
Date:
Thursday March 04, 2004 19:09:07 GMT
Comments:
I visited Caripito in 1957 in June on board M/T Nortiod destinated to Gothenburg. I made a summer trip together with a frind, Claes Bjornum. My father was at that time CEO of Esso in Sweden. I have some bad photos from the "harbour". Does any body have any photos from that date from the harbour and the "city", I would be very happy to take part of thouse.
Name:
Humberto Fuenmayor
Email:
h_fuenmayor@hotmail.com
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela 4005
Date:
Wednesday March 03, 2004 02:21:05 GMT
Comments:
Congratulation for this fantastic pictures,,,I live in Maracaibo if you need current pictures from these places contact me,...thanks,,,,
Name:
Susan McClurg Berman
Email:
susanlberman@yahoo.com
Location:
Moraga CA USA 94556
Date:
Tuesday March 02, 2004 05:46:25 GMT
Comments:
My daddy, Mac McClurg, worked for Sun Oil Company in Maracaibo from 1957 until 1963. We didn't live in a camp but on Calle 67B 8A-30. I spent most of my days at the Creole Club at the pool and most certainly on movie nights. I attended Escuela Bella Vista along with other oil brats. Anyone out there I know?
Name:
Felicia Nunez (Cawston)
Email:
fan8143@dcccd.edu
Location:
Dallas TX USA 75243
Date:
Friday February 27, 2004 18:31:27 GMT
Comments:
My Dad (Kenneth Cawston) was a Gulf Oil employee in Lagunillas from 1954 to 1966. We belonged to the Shell Country Club. I was great to see a picture of the swimming pool. I remember it very well. Those were the days. My Dad passed away in 1998, but my mother (Anne) lives in Dallas as well as my sister Mair and brother Philip. Mom used to paint scenery for the plays that were held at the country club. Great website!
Name:
Charles Brady
Email:
cbbrady4@cox.net
Location:
Baton Rouge LA USA 70808
Date:
Thursday February 26, 2004 22:40:52 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Puerto Ordaz in 1953-54 and was in the fifth grade. At that time, there were only two classes: 1st through 4th and 5th through 8th. My brother Jim (Buddy at the time)had to take a correspondence course from LSU since he was supposed to be in the ninth grade.
Our teacher for the higher grades was Miss Scully from New York. My father worked for the Orinoco Mining Company from 1952-54.
Name:
David Heiman
Email:
dwheiman@msn.com
Location:
Katy TX USA 77494
Date:
Thursday February 26, 2004 17:36:49 GMT
Comments:
Wow! So awesome to find this group. My dad (Clyde) moved us down to Campo Verde in DEC. 1971. He work at Gas Plant #3 on the lake. He & my mom (Carlene) raised us there & in Tamare until 1973. Three short years- but three of the best years in my life. People talk about there memories of high school but nothing can compare to the thrilling adventures, solid friendships & adolescent romances we experienced there. Our family are all still alive and well (Chana, Glynis, Brad & Debbie) married and have children. I'm in the oil business like my dad & have been back to Venezuela on business- it felt like going back home. I miss all of my friends from that last wing of the school that housed us 6th, 7th & 8th graders of the early 70's. If anyone remembers any of my family and cares to make contact, please feel free to email me- I'd love to here from you.
Name:
Cheryl
Email:
chersos@hotmail.com
Location:
Stroudsburg PA USA 18360
Date:
Saturday February 21, 2004 03:12:19 GMT
Comments:
I just found this in my grandmother's address book. She passed away last year. - Noble Jones, Creole Petroleum Corp, Arpartado 889 Caracas Venezuela S.A. It also mentions Cin Cin - Sondra - Mosha.....I was just wondering how these people knew my grandparents: Helen and Remo Canova, from at that time, Lyndhurst NJ, Bergen County USA.
If anyone has information, I would be interested in finding out about this person...
Thank you,
Cheryl
Name:
Bob Lavin
Email:
bobjoyce13@aol.com
Location:
Daytona Beach FL USA 32129-3668
Date:
Wednesday February 18, 2004 19:52:17 GMT
Comments:
Thumbs up! I think the identity of the kids in the photo from Ian Ball,are bottom L-R David Echols-?-?-Bob Lavin-Ian top L-R Margaret Nyquist-?-?-?...THATS IN GALLERY#1.Lived in La Salina 40-47,Tia Juana 48-54,Maracaibo 55-59.
Name:
Lorraine Ritter Hackley
Email:
loritterhackley@hotmail.com
Location:
Arlington TX USA 76001
Date:
Tuesday February 17, 2004 14:15:25 GMT
Comments:
Hi to all!
Name:
Victor Rojas
Email:
vicred@cantv.net
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela
Date:
Tuesday February 17, 2004 10:52:55 GMT
Comments:
Excelente archivo de memorias de este pais.
Gracias por la difusion.
Saludos
Victor
Name:
Rosemarie Bayne Grayson
Email:
gbgrayson@aol.com
Location:
Plano TX USA 75074
Date:
Tuesday February 17, 2004 05:20:12 GMT
Comments:
I visit your site frequently and have enjoyed reading the many messages. I was born in Maracaibo, lived in the Creole camp casas 16, 22 and finally 20. I attended Escuela Bella Vista through 8th grade finishing in 1952. My siblings are Diana, Eleanor, Oster, Andrew, Henry and Joe. I'd love to hear from any ex-Maracuchos who attended EBV at the same time I did or remember the Bayne family.
Name:
Alberto Valdes
Email:
valdes1987@yahoo.com
Location:
Houston TX 77008
Date:
Sunday February 15, 2004 01:01:24 GMT
Comments:
I am a venezuelan working in Houstonsince three years ago, former PDVSA (Intevep) employee. Enjoyed very much your site as I am very fond of venezuelan oil history.
Name:
Randy Trahan
Email:
randytrahan@att.net
Location:
Walnut Creek CA
Date:
Friday February 13, 2004 18:55:49 GMT
Comments:
Hi gang,

I know many of you check here regularly to see if anyone new has left a message so I thought I would leave you all a message myself to let you know that Joanie McLester has started a Venezuela Oilbrats discussion group on Yahoo! You can post messages to everyone, post pictures, etc. To sign up go to the following link:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Venezuela_Oilbrats/

Randy
Name:
Deni Zaza
Email:
Dzaza83@hotmail.com
Location:
Schenectady NY USA 1306
Date:
Wednesday February 11, 2004 18:44:35 GMT
Comments:
I too was born in Puerto Ordaz, I was just checking some info on the city, and I happened across this site. Seems like we spread out everywhere. Great site, adios.
Name:
Franklin E. Cox
Email:
cox9328@bellsouth.net
Location:
Marietta GA USA 30066
Date:
Sunday February 08, 2004 23:08:20 GMT
Comments:
My father (Garland H. Cox) was one of the first Americans to arrive at the site of the Creole Amuay Refinery in 1945.
My mother (Juanita R. Cox) and I joined him in 1947. When my father retired in 1961, my mother, sister (Sharon Sue Cox) and two brothers ( twins- Brad and Brent Cox) returned to the United States to their hometown in Sullivan Indiana.
I was in college by then. My last visit to Amuay was in 1959.
Name:
Isa Mateo
Email:
isamateo@yahoo.com
Location:
Ras Tanura Saudi Arabia 31311
Date:
Saturday February 07, 2004 21:48:10 GMT
Comments:
We travel all the time throught London, I just came back last night from our trip to Italy, and stay one night in London talking with some friends from Judibana that are living there, it was so nice to find people from my old town.. If I miss any of you please contact me. Isa.
Name:
Isa Mateo
Email:
isamateo@yahoo.com
Location:
Ras Tanura Saudi Arabia 31311
Date:
Saturday February 07, 2004 21:30:51 GMT
Comments:
Hi, I was a Simon Bolivar students, so were my sisters Aris Maria, Maria Teresa, Lis Elena, Lorena and my brothers, Jose Manuel and Manolo Marcel, I Know that we all will like to hear from our old friends, hello to all of you.
I have been living in many countries since more than 8 years, and everytime I heve been looking for pictures of our old Judibana, and I was so happy to see your web page, congratulations Randy for such a wonderful job, take care Isa.
Name:
Aris
Email:
arismatheus@yahoo.com
Location:
paraguana TX venezuela 75426
Date:
Saturday February 07, 2004 21:06:59 GMT
Comments:
I will like to know if you have any way to find Mr. Manny Cintron. He was working for Fluor Daniel. Thanks.
Name:
aris
Email:
arismatheus@yahoo.com
Location:
paraguana TX venezuela 75426
Date:
Saturday February 07, 2004 21:04:14 GMT
Comments:
My father was working for creole, Vidal Matheus and he always tell me that he learn so much about the american, everything that he knows he owns to the american's. Thank you for everything he has excelents memories of many of you. You don't know how happy this page make me feel that someone remenber paraguana. I still here, and if you see how many of us are living now you will be surprise, Campo Medico and the Simon Bolivar School will make you cry. My youngest girl live in Saudi Arabia, Married with an American and when she came on September she did cried when she when to Campo Medico, Thank for your web page, so she can find some nice pictures of an old Judibana.
Name:
Gustavo Vera
Email:
gustavovera@intercable.net.ve
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela 4010
Date:
Monday February 02, 2004 19:03:38 GMT
Comments:
Hi, I lived in Lagunillas from 1964 to 1979. I still remenber the swiming pool. Nice pictures
Name:
Edgar Nuñez
Email:
ivedca@hotmail.com
Location:
Barquisimeto Venezuela
Date:
Monday February 02, 2004 11:18:13 GMT
Comments:
I enyoed this page, I used to live in Bachaquero,Lagunillas and Tia Juana, My father used to work for Shell Oil Company.
Name:
Gerald Lang
Email:
gerald@gmlang.demon.co.uk
Location:
uk
Date:
Wednesday January 28, 2004 22:53:20 GMT
Comments:
very interesting site.
i was born in Maracaibo General hospital on 10/7/1941
my father Capt Arthur Edward Lanf was a captain for MGO one of his vessels was the Paez others were Catatumbo, and Apure
we lives for a time at Las Paidras and went to school at Cardone
Name:
Milton Troconis
Email:
troconisml@hotmail.com
Location:
cabimas venezuela 4013
Date:
Wednesday January 28, 2004 14:43:57 GMT
Comments:
thanks for such an excellent idea that support us ..lets keep going ...
Name:
Carolyn Cronk Birden
Email:
cjcronk@aol.com
Location:
Houston TX US 77047
Date:
Sunday January 25, 2004 18:26:16 GMT
Comments:
Great site!! I would love to connect with any of my old friends from the camps, especially La Salina from 1954-1958.
Name:
David Zimmerman
Email:
dzimmerm@petro-chemtulsa.com
Location:
Tulsa OK USA 74105
Date:
Wednesday January 14, 2004 22:11:10 GMT
Comments:
Randy ~ Fantastic job on the website! My folks ~ Walter & Mary lived in Jusepin, Caripito, Caracas & Tia Juana. My sister Valerie and I lived in Caracas & Tia Juana. The latter from 1970 to 1976 (Dad stayed on until the mid 80's). Hoping that anyone looking for me or Valerie will find us here, as I've found some that I was looking for here. Thanks again! Z
Name:
Gerardo Guerra
Email:
mailto:tia_juana_cc@cantv.net%20/%20guerra-g@cantv.net
Location:
Tia Juana UT Venezuela 4017
Date:
Wednesday January 14, 2004 02:50:52 GMT
Comments:
Amigos del Tia Juana Country Club.

Como recordaran, este club se fundo en 1954 por lo que este año celebraremos los 50 años del CLUB.

Me gustaria escuchar de algunos de ustedes que hayan visitado y convivido en el tia juana country club, sugerencias de como celebrar estos 50 años,? si alguno de ustedes estan en Venezuela y quisieran participar en la celebracion ? y si alguno de ustedes dispone de fotos que quieran enviar para un libro anuario que nos gustari preparar con la historia del club, tambien pudieran enviar anedoctas, comentarios, etc...

Lo que quieran enviar bien sera reibido en nuestra direccion de correo tia_juana_cc@cantv.net
Name:
Mona Wolke Urich
Email:
mona_urich@places.pcsb.org
Location:
Oldsmar FL USA 34677
Date:
Monday January 12, 2004 13:49:52 GMT
Comments:
You've done a great job with this web site!!! My family lived in Judibana from 57-73. What a great place to grow up. Loved the pictures of Santa Ana. That certainly brings back memories!!
Name:
Diana Gurley
Email:
mgurley@bancom.net
Location:
Highland Grove,On Canada K0L2A0
Date:
Sunday January 11, 2004 14:35:12 GMT
Comments:
I am the eldest daugher of Oster R.A. Bayne. I live in Canada and would love to hear from any Creole friends who resided in the Maracaibo Camp from 1940 to 1954. I am thrilled to see that we have this wonderful web-site to visit. Best wishes for 2004.
Name:
Eduardo González
Email:
ejgonzalez_p@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1061-A
Date:
Friday January 02, 2004 20:12:45 GMT
Comments:
Hey everybody! As far as I'm concern I already signed this book but for some reason I do not see my name on it. Anyway, let all us congratulate again Randy for his great idea.

My name is Eduardo González Pinedo, brother of Elizabeth, Adriana, Tatiana and Fernando González Pinedo all former students of the Simón Bolívar School. Some of you might remember this name, specially because Profesor Carlos Pinedo, our uncle, was the Physical Education teacher of the Escuela Simón Bolívar.

So, if there is anyone who wants to contact me or anyone of the rest of my family can mail me a message to my new e-mail address ejgonzalez_p@cantv.net.

Reciban un abrazo,

Eduardo González Pinedo
Name:
sherry(campbell) stuesse
Email:
sls@panix.com
Location:
Rockville MD USA 20850
Date:
Thursday January 01, 2004 19:08:00 GMT
Comments:
HI, i graduated from Amuay in 1958. I would especially like to get news from others who grdauted that year and from Ricahrd Wallen and June White, old childhood friends. Thanks for putting up this web site! I love it. sherry

2003

Name:
Robert (Bobby) Taylor
Email:
rgtcova@aol.com
Location:
Houston TX U.S.A. 77063
Date:
Saturday December 13, 2003 23:08:33 GMT
Comments:
I received notice of this site from Oster Bayne, who Ibelieve got it from David Gomez. We went to EBV in Maracaibo up to 1955.
Name:
Yobani Quintero
Email:
yobani@cantv.net
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela 4002
Date:
Friday December 12, 2003 01:22:50 GMT
Comments:
Thank you for all the photos you exposed in your web. I live in in Maracaibo and I'm very proud that somebody show our beautiful city in the web. Congratulations...
Name:
Mike Lopez
Email:
mikelopez77505@hotmail.com
Location:
Pasadena TX 77505
Date:
Saturday December 06, 2003 21:47:03 GMT
Comments:
As a kid, I went to the Lago Colony Club in Aruba (1942-1956). My brother, Victor, just published a book, The Lago Colony Legend. It was written by our father, James Lopez. My mother, Mary and sister, Leslie, brother and myself were editors. It couldn't be any shorter than 684 pages and hold the various oral histories of our company employees between 1928 and 1984. If you have any interest in this book, contact Victor Lopez at vigwig@lcc.net

Nice site you have here.
Name:
Julie (Romkey) McNeil
Email:
julie.mcneil@cdha.nshealth.ca
Location:
Dartmouth Canada
Date:
Thursday December 04, 2003 20:09:42 GMT
Comments:
Hi,
I lived in Judibana from July 1981-July 1983. My father worked at Amuay Refinery. I noticed your sight has lots of info and pictures from years earlier than these but I thought I would let you know I enjoyed looking at the photos. I am thinking of setting up a website for friends from Amuay in the 1980's. If you know of any people from these years who are looking for old friends please feel free to pass on my email address. Thanks for creating the website with all of the great links.
Julie McNeil (Nova Scotia,Canada)
Name:
Ralph Simpson
Email:
ralph@simpson2620.fsnet.co.uk
Location:
Rainham, Kent. England
Date:
Sunday November 30, 2003 11:37:49 GMT
Comments:
I worked at "Largoven" building a jetty fot the refinery 10 years ago. I was with a British construction company called "Balfour Beatty"
I loved working there. Lovely people, lovely area. I enjoyed coming across this site. It has unleashed a flood of sensations and associative memories.
Name:
Kim Kristensen
Email:
kim_kristensen@hotmail.com
Location:
Denmark
Date:
Saturday November 29, 2003 16:53:02 GMT
Comments:
I found an interesting little film from 1956. it is an introduction for people who were going to work for "Creole" in Venezuela...

hope you enjoy it

Kim (Denmark)

http://www.archive.org/movies/details-db.php?collection=prelinger&collectionid=18823
Name:
Leslie Tuer
Email:
lestuer@hotmail.com
Location:
Punta Gorda FL USA 33983
Date:
Saturday November 22, 2003 02:01:08 GMT
Comments:
Although never directly in the oil business I have made many friends who were during my 32yrs here.I would really like to make contact again with those friends that we spent many happy times with.
Name:
David Gomez
Email:
gomezdl@canada.com
Location:
Welland Canada L3C2H2
Date:
Thursday November 20, 2003 02:22:51 GMT
Comments:
Hello Randy et al,
Appreciate your website; you've done a really good job of it. I lived just outside the Creole Maracaibo Camp from 1949 to 1957. Some of my closest friends during my last three years in Venezuela were Frank Ashford, Bobby Taylor, Paul Bingham (members of the Fearsome Foursome motorcycle maniacs). I have lost complete contact with all of them, but I'm hoping that through your website and Mark Souchon's and Chuck Clausen's I will soon be able to re-establish contact with them.
Name:
Oster Bayne Jr
Email:
osterjab@aol.com
Location:
Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire England, UK AL4 8DF
Date:
Thursday November 06, 2003 11:27:31 GMT
Comments:
Hi, I was in the Creole Camp from my birth in 1940 until my Dad retired in 1953 as Superintendant of the Marine Department for Creole working in Los Aticos. I attended Bella Visata School from 1946 to 1953 and via your web page have just established contact with an old chum of mine, David Gomez, now living in Canada. He has updated me on many of our chidhood friends. I think this is a wonderful means to find your old friends and I congratulate the organisers. Do have a go yourself. Post a notice.
Name:
Michael Alexander
Email:
mgabrophy@hotmail.com
Location:
Marco Island FL
Date:
Sunday November 02, 2003 15:57:06 GMT
Comments:
Nice work, i especially enjoyed the pictures. You should see these places now. Very different from 'the good old days'. It's not even a good place to live anymore. I'm glad we had it while we did. Many many fond memories.
Name:
Russell Bayne
Email:
ncbayne@carolina.rr.com
Location:
Mt. Holly NC USA 28120
Date:
Saturday November 01, 2003 00:27:21 GMT
Comments:
Enjoyed the pics. Lived in La Salina until 1955.
Name:
Rita Bayne Flowers
Email:
maflow@aol.com
Location:
Charlotte NC USA 28273
Date:
Friday October 31, 2003 22:03:38 GMT
Comments:
I am thrilled to have found a picture of the 8th grade 1958 La Salina class with several classmates I remember well, like Gary Howser, Niel Wingate, Alva Muglia, Mark Rushing and Sudie Campbell. I would love to hear from you all anytime. Our family left when my father retired in 1955.
Name:
Angel Hernandez
Email:
angelhernandezopc@sbcglobal.net
Location:
Houston TX USA 77450
Date:
Tuesday October 28, 2003 18:06:38 GMT
Comments:
I worked for Lagoven in Morichal, Caracas and Houston. I actually retire and continue to work as a private consultant.
You had a wonderfull site for all of us to look and find other firends. It will be nice to include Morichal since it it the nucleous of the Orinoco Belt.
Congratulation
Angel Hernandez
Name:
Ray Farnum
Email:
Ray@QuietWaters.org
Location:
Hopkinton RI USA 02833
Date:
Tuesday October 28, 2003 12:08:29 GMT
Comments:
Good morning everyone. I received an email last night about Venezuela that was good news (for a change) so I write to let you know the url:

http://www.billygraham.org/aboutUs/news.asp?i=117

The story is about a TV program that aired in Venezuela recently.

Hello to my old(!) friends from Amuay and LAGO (Aruba)
-Ray Farnum
Name:
Carlos Luis Parra
Email:
chinito49@hotmail.com
Location:
pto. fijo venezuela 069
Date:
Tuesday October 28, 2003 05:44:38 GMT
Comments:
Hi everyone, I lived in Judibana all my life, and I think is one of the best place on earth, the kind people you find is exeptional and very sweet people. I studied in Escuela Simón Bolivar and It was the best school of pto fijo. I can´t believe how judibana changed....I almost cry when I so the school...the Club Bahia where I practice Soccer all my live...with all my friends....
Randy CONGRATULATIONS....am surprised .....I cant believe all those pictures how old.....and you got them to remind us how judibana made of us great people..thanks again..and I wanna say hello to every one who lived in judibana and take care...bye,,
"el chino parra"
Name:
Linda McLester Beam
Email:
gbeam@austin.rr.com
Location:
Austin TX USA 78750
Date:
Sunday October 26, 2003 19:10:30 GMT
Comments:
This is a wonder site. I have really enjoyed looking at the old pictures...many taken before I was ever there. Thanks.
Name:
Julio Garcia
Email:
jugar58@cantv.net
Location:
Lagunillas Venezuela 4016
Date:
Wednesday October 22, 2003 02:04:23 GMT
Comments:
Hola, Soy nacido en Cabimas y he vivido mis 45 años en los campos petroleros del Zulia. Me encontré tu pagina web por casualidad y permitanme felicitarlos y agradecerles que quieran esta tierra; que estoy seguro que tambien los quiso mucho a todos Ustedes. Soy empleado de PDVSA (cesante), con muchas ganas de regresar. Y mi meta es recopilar fotografias del comienzo de la industria petrolera en Venezuela y crear un sitio web como el tuyo.

Cuando pueda accesar los archivos de las revistas de la Creole, Shell y la Mene Grande Oil Company podré compartirlas con Uds.

Vivo en Lagunillas en Campo Florida (Ex-Shell)y estoy a sus ordenes por el email: jugar58@cantv.net

I hope you can read spanish, because my english is not good.
Name:
Alberto Beuses Jr.
Email:
beusesa@hotmail.com
Location:
Boca Raton FL USA 33433
Date:
Monday October 20, 2003 13:39:45 GMT
Comments:
Hi:
Due to the very difficult political situation that Venezuelan's (and specially the oil workers) are going through at this time, I decided to move with my family to the Florida, where my parents, sister and brothers live.
I will like to tell you that I completed the new project (see Amuay Gallery 1) as promised to Randy, which objective was to send pictures of Amuay, as is today. Unfortunately we could not bring all our belongins with us. I'll will send them for your enjoyment as soon I as can get them.
Please feel free to contact me, I have the best memories of my childhood in Amuay, where friends were made forever.
Please see my backgroun in previous message (2002).
Regards,
Alberto
Nwe e-mail address: beusesa@hotmail.com
Phone 561-558-2283
Name:
David Gomez
Email:
gomezdl@netscape.net
Location:
Welland Canada L3C2H2
Date:
Friday October 17, 2003 00:01:37 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Maracaibo, just outside the Creole Camp between the years 1950 to 1957, when I went away to school in the U.S. The summer of 1957 was my last summer in Maracaibo. My family moved to Caracas after that.
After graduating from the University of Dayton (Ohio), I came to Canada where I still live, approximately 14 miles west of Niagara Falls.
I would love to hear from some of my old friends from Maracaibo, if any of them happen to check this website and get my e-mail address.
Name:
FRANK P. CALVI
Email:
CALVI@UN.ORG
Location:
NEW YORK NY USA 10022
Date:
Wednesday October 01, 2003 21:19:13 GMT
Comments:
NICE TO FIND SOME OF YOU HERE. I LIVED IN JUDIBANA FOR SOM 20 ODD YEARS IN THE 50S, 60S 70 AND 80S. ATTENDED SIMON BOLIVAR IN CAMPO MEDICO.
MISS THE CLUB BAHIA WHERE I GOT MARRIED IN DECEMBER 2000
THINGS HAVE REALLY CHANGED IN JUDIBANA. IT WAS PARADISE COMPARED TO NOW.. HOPE WE CAN KEEP IN TOUCH. I NOW WORK FOR THE UNITED NATIONS IN NYC. BEEN HERE 13 YEARS +.
FRANK
Name:
Gerene Keesler
Email:
LadyLoyola9295@aol.com
Location:
Tampa FL usa 33618
Date:
Tuesday September 30, 2003 00:56:20 GMT
Comments:
Bob Keesler is my dad
Name:
Bob Keesler
Email:
keeslerrg@netzero.net
Location:
Dunedin FL 34698
Date:
Monday September 29, 2003 15:55:56 GMT
Comments:
What a surprise! I entered my name to locate a speech I made some years ago, and look what I found. Some good old memories. Pease bring me up to date. I went to a reunion in Clearwater several years ago. Moved to Miami and lost track
Bob Keesler
Name:
Lourdes Nieto
Email:
lourdesnieto@hotmail.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Saturday September 27, 2003 22:20:15 GMT
Comments:
I was here and you don´t know how great it was for me to see all these pictures. It is wonderful to here from you and all my Amuay friends, specially now that we are going through such hard times.
love,
Lourdes
Name:
Kurt F. Menzer Sr.
Email:
kdm@telkomsa.net
Location:
Rooihuiskraal South Africa 0154
Date:
Monday September 22, 2003 22:28:31 GMT
Comments:
Born in Punto Fijo 9/51 lived Adaro and Amuay till later part of 1961. To say the least finding this sight has made my day, my hat is off to you for a job wel done. It has brought back many good times that I had as a child. Thanks
Name:
karl menzer
Email:
menzer3@comcast.net
Location:
Port Charoltte FL U.S.A. 33948
Date:
Monday September 22, 2003 19:23:25 GMT
Comments:
I am #3 SON of 4Boys with Hans&Jean Menzer Family . My brothers&I wer born at Amuay (49) (52) (53) (57) and we left 1961 for the states Phone is (941)-6255909 at the office Iremember alot of places and thing we did like the soap box derby races down the hill by one of the oil reserve tanks hand loading bowling pins at one of the beachclubs did some cadi once on the beautiful sand corse by one of the other clubs what about DR. Paz yuo boys where always into something
Name:
karl menzer
Email:
menzer3@comcast.net
Location:
Port Charoltte FL U.S.A. 33948
Date:
Monday September 22, 2003 19:04:34 GMT
Comments:
I am #3 SON of 4Boys with Hans&Jean Menzer Family . My brothers&I wer born at Amuay (49) (52) (53) (57) and we left 1961 for the states
Name:
rusty bancroft
Email:
anacorb@aol.com
Location:
palm harbor FL
Date:
Friday September 12, 2003 00:19:14 GMT
Comments:
hi
Name:
Nolia and Howard Rohde
Email:
hjrohde@aol.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77077
Date:
Tuesday September 09, 2003 19:19:22 GMT
Comments:
We lived in Amuay from 1968-1985. Here in Houston we see lots of old ex-Amuayites - Bud/Ann Parker, Bob/Mercedes Pflug, Richard/Alicia Collyer, Jim/Dolores Dougherty, Walter/Gladys Pendracky, etc. We try to get together often.
Name:
Brian Connor
Email:
brianconn@juno.com
Location:
Mt. Pleasant SC USA 29464
Date:
Saturday September 06, 2003 16:28:51 GMT
Comments:
I lived in the Adaro camp at Amuay for 6 months in 1955, as the guests of my aunt & uncle, James and Jenny Reeves. Attended 4th grade at the Adaro school, and church there on Sundays. Our quonset hut was on the cliff overlooking the water. The Reeves retired in Dec, '55. Leaving Venezuela was one of our saddest days. Don't remember many people, since my stay was so short. Bobbie and Lynn Weidler come to mind. Would love to hear from anyone who knew my family there.
Name:
Alejandro Paquin
Email:
alex.paquin@usa.net
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1080a
Date:
Saturday August 30, 2003 16:57:11 GMT
Comments:
Wonderful for you to have put this information together and share it with us through the magic of internet. I am one ofthe victims of this regime sacked without compansation from PDVSA after 23 years. As a descendent of oil workers I visited many camps when I was a child.
The country is very different from what it was in the late 50's or 60's. We all wonder where this will lead to?
Name:
Winston Shero
Email:
wshero@houston.rr.com
Location:
Katy TX USA 77450
Date:
Friday August 29, 2003 03:18:28 GMT
Comments:
Boy, those brought back some memories. Since I was born in maracaibo in '60, I don't remember many of the kids - but I sure remember the names (especially their mom's and dad's).
Thanks for the walk down memory lane. The book on what to expect on an assignment in Venezuela was a hoot. Dad and Mom got there with Dutch (#1 son) in '48, so don't know if they ever received anything like that. I'll have to ask Mom.
Name:
Mike Lyle
Email:
MJLyle43@aol.com
Location:
Wills Point TX United States 75169
Date:
Thursday August 14, 2003 02:56:12 GMT
Comments:
Randy, I was given this website by my brother who discovered it by accident. My sister and I were both born in Maracaibo and lived for 10 years in Camp LaSalinas ( Hollywood ). My brother Steve appears in one of your picture galleries, how wierd. What you say about living there is true. It's an experience one never forgets. I have longed to return to see my old home but have not had a real opportunity to do so. Thanks for the sight.
Name:
Ben F. Lyle
Email:
blyl144@cs.com
Location:
Fairfield CA USA 94533
Date:
Wednesday August 13, 2003 05:30:57 GMT
Comments:
You may not know me because I was so young but you may have known my older siblings, Steven Craig Lyle, Michael E. Lyle, Mary Ellen Lyle and of course my parents T.O. Lyle and Mary Janet Lyle. If you knew any of us please let me hear from you, I am sure that my family would get a kick out of hearing from any one that they knew in Venezuela during that time.
Name:
Ian Ball
Email:
ianball@comcast.net
Location:
St. Paul MN USA 55102
Date:
Monday August 11, 2003 03:00:11 GMT
Comments:
Randy - I enjoy visiting your web site from time to time; it's wonderful that you have shared these photos with so many of us. My daughter, who is 16 now, couldn't believe the Caripito grade school photos. Did I really go to school there? Thanks again, Randy.

Ian Ball
P. S. - Note my new e-mail address...
Name:
Steve Walker
Email:
swalk100@comcast.net
Location:
Pittsburgh PA USA 15108
Date:
Saturday August 09, 2003 02:56:07 GMT
Comments:
I ran across you webpage. It brought back some good memories, as I used to live in Lagunillas from 1960 to 1966. My Father was working for Mene-Grande Oil.

Take care,

Steve
Name:
Dorothy Trahan
Email:
dorothytrahan@att.net
Location:
austin TX USA 78759
Date:
Wednesday August 06, 2003 22:50:08 GMT
Comments:
Randy, I just review the new pictures, and really did enjoy them. Thanks again for the trip back in time. Luv, Mom
Name:
Isabel Brolmann
Email:
isabrol@hotmail.com
Location:
Coconut Creek FL USA 33066
Date:
Wednesday July 30, 2003 01:31:40 GMT
Comments:
Hi! My name is Isabel Brolmann, I'm Paulus Brolmann daughter, maybe you know my father, maybe not, but I need to congratulate you about this spectacular page that almost make me cry. I lived all my live in Campo Medico, I studied in Simon Bolivar School and I went to the Club Bahia every day of my childhood. I'm 26 so my generation is almost new, but I have the same nice feeling about this beautiful place. I think you maybe know my father because I saw a picture of Ramon Perez Brett who is a excellent friend of my father. I'll send this page to my father and is going to be a nice chance if you know eachother. One more time congratutations, sincerely, Isabel.
Name:
Ralph Hawkins, Jr.
Email:
hwaggiemon@aol.com
Location:
Beaumont TX U.S.A. 77707
Date:
Friday July 25, 2003 17:25:13 GMT
Comments:
My Dad worked for Creole. From 1944 to 1956, I lived in Laganious(misspelled), Tia Juanta, and Cumarebo(near Amuay).
Name:
Maria de los Angeles Gomez
Email:
tete_ve@yahoo.com
Location:
Kissimmee FL USA 34741
Date:
Saturday July 12, 2003 15:54:47 GMT
Comments:
Hi! My name is Maria de los Angeles Gomez and I lived all my childhood in Cabimas. I always lived in La Salina and attended Las Cupulas school. This took place between the years of 1967 and 1975. Later, I worked for Lagoven (the company created after Creole due to the nationalization process) in Amuay and Tia Juana. Great to have found this site. I'll send an email to my parents to get them in touch with you. Great! Take care, you all!
Name:
Christina
Email:
vasaf3@hotmail.com
Location:
DC
Date:
Friday July 11, 2003 02:07:16 GMT
Comments:
I am curious if there is a site for Guri Dam construction folks and Reynolds Aluminum in the 60's
Name:
CECILIA SERPA
Email:
cecilia.serpa@honeywell.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Thursday July 10, 2003 15:21:32 GMT
Comments:
I was born in San Tome (1962) but lived in Lagunillas from 1969-1974, 1976-1978 in Campo Terminal, my dad (Luis Serpa) is retired from the oil industry since 1987, used to work with Gulf - Menegrade - Meneven ). I attended Colegio San José, also Instituto Escuela.

Great moments!!!!!

Saludos,
Cecilia
Name:
Guadalupe Reyes
Email:
nicolasita@hotmail.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Tuesday July 08, 2003 20:10:51 GMT
Comments:
This is a great site and also to know how many people love our country. It is also very sad to see the situation of all the oil camps are today. They are being harrased by the government and the National Guard, obligating them to leave the houses since they were fired (18000 oil workers were fired)without being paid what they are owed by law. I was in Campo Medico (Amuay) last week july 3er, and it was sad watching how the people from campo medico would take turn to keep watch every night in case the national guard would come in. At this moment the situation is bad in Cardon.I lived in campo medico from 1959-1964 and then from 1968-1979(year I left to go to College)and went to the escuela Simon Bolivar. I would like to say that I spent a wonderful childhood in Campo Medico and I still go every year to visit friends.
Name:
Carmen Teresa De La Ville
Email:
tepui50@yahoo.com
Location:
Washington DC USA (at present) 20008
Date:
Saturday July 05, 2003 22:13:21 GMT
Comments:
Came across this great web site by chance. My sisters and I lived in the Hollywood and La Salina Creole camps for almost five years, in the late 50s. Would love to hear from our friends from back then!
Name:
Cristina Alves
Email:
cristinaalves@comcast.net
Location:
Jacksonville FL USA 32223
Date:
Saturday July 05, 2003 04:53:49 GMT
Comments:
What a delight! This is my second day looking at your page and the wonderful old photos. Simplemente maravilloso!
Name:
Jonathan (Sean) Bennett
Email:
email@seanbennett.org
Location:
Toronto Canada M1K 2L3
Date:
Wednesday July 02, 2003 11:38:04 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Amuay from 1956 to 1961. I attended Escuela Simon Bolivar with my brothers Nicolas and Charles and sister Judith. I now live outside Toronto in Canada and work as an author and teacher. I have many childhood friends from Amuay - some names: Johnny Sciadone, Ramon Perez, NoraKate Richards, Karen Robinson, Cheri Amos, Mark Traas,Mona Wolke, Joan Farnum, Barbara Burgess, the Jackson family, Fred Forsman.
Name:
Louise Dickey Pinkow
Email:
ldpinkow@prodigy.net
Location:
Boulder CO US 80305
Date:
Wednesday June 18, 2003 20:55:58 GMT
Comments:
I'm Tom's sister - I attended the Roberts School 1958-60, but returned to the States before graduating. I'd love to hear from old friends, though there were probably only a dozen or so of us in the High School section at that time.
Name:
Donald Sooby
Email:
cardon@mymailstation.com
Location:
Newton KS USA 67114
Date:
Sunday June 15, 2003 18:16:43 GMT
Comments:
Steve Lyle, Jim McCormick, Larry Carlson, Donna Fears, Sudie Campbell, and anybody else that may know me, I would love to hear from you.
Donald
Name:
Thomas Dickey
Email:
thomasdickey@ezol.com
Location:
Lincoln Univ PA USA 19352
Date:
Sunday June 08, 2003 01:16:29 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Campo Creole between Aug '58 and Jan '60. My father was the head geologist for Creole during that time. I have not been back to Maracaibo since then.
Name:
Rosangel M. Campos de Martinez
Email:
rosymcm@hotmail.com
Location:
Elizabeth NJ USA 07202
Date:
Thursday June 05, 2003 22:36:26 GMT
Comments:
Oh. my Lord. Inertnet is a magic box, where you can find anything, really. I don't know how I came and found this page, but Randi, let me tell you something is really nice, I'm venezuelan and I have been hear in US for just 6 months and is really nice meet your page Congratulations. I'm from Caracas, but I know the oil camps of Venezuela
Name:
Debbie Rounsaville Cooper
Email:
dandbcooper@webtv.net
Location:
Macon GA USA 31208
Date:
Sunday June 01, 2003 10:28:52 GMT
Comments:
what a small world the internet has become. i think about my amuay years and the friends i made then often. i am now approaching old age and would love to hear from anyone. good job, randy. deb cooper
Name:
Tom Reeder
Email:
tandmreeder@cfl.rr.com
Location:
Orlando FL USA 32835
Date:
Friday May 30, 2003 16:31:50 GMT
Comments:
Son of Orinoco Mining Co employee, Puerto Ordaz 1950-1972. Visited San Tome and Anaco many times with family during those years. Those were the days.
Name:
Enrique Adrian L
Email:
eadrianl@hotmail.com
Location:
Porlamar, Margarita Venezuela 6301
Date:
Thursday May 29, 2003 23:10:03 GMT
Comments:
I had live in Carpito from 1953 to 1959 in La Floresta,
Name:
Harald Svorstøl
Email:
svormor@frisurf.no
Location:
Oslo Norway
Date:
Friday May 23, 2003 03:55:54 GMT
Comments:
Hello, I lived in Judibana from 1957 to -63. I hope some of my friends will contact me. I have found Ramon Perez Brett in Caracas.
Name:
Sharon Hewitt Mosher
Email:
staar_pals@yahoo.com
Location:
Katy TX USA 77491
Date:
Tuesday May 13, 2003 20:01:15 GMT
Comments:
I enjoyed the pictures even though a lot of the people are more Patty's age, I recognized some of them.
Name:
Cecilia Shumaker Osherow
Email:
randycel@swbell.net
Location:
San Antonio TX USA 78212
Date:
Tuesday May 13, 2003 19:03:10 GMT
Comments:
My father Charles Shumaker was with Creole from 1947 until his death in 1968. We lived in Lagunillas, Maracaibo, Tia Juana (1961 to 1967) and San Tome til 1968. Ceci Shumaker Osherow, 422 E. Rosewood, San Antonio, Texas 78212.
Name:
Houston Floyd
Email:
bhf128@charter.net
Location:
Portland TX USA 78374
Date:
Monday May 12, 2003 15:53:45 GMT
Comments:
To all you Brats that were at San Antonio:

I had the time of my life. Second only to growing up in The Camps of Creole in Venezuela. Lets make Dallas next year better than ever. Keep in touch.

Luv ya all,

Houston
Name:
Irene McFarland Garrison
Email:
irene.garrison@orianrugs.com
Location:
Anderson SC USA 29621
Date:
Monday May 12, 2003 13:15:27 GMT
Comments:
Saludos a todos.
Name:
Dr. George P. Butler, Sr.
Email:
georgepb@alltel.net
Location:
Perry GA USA 31069
Date:
Thursday May 01, 2003 18:48:43 GMT
Comments:
Son of an Orinoco Mining Company (US Steel) employee (Nick Butler 1958-1977) - Puerto Ordaz, Ciudad de Guayana, Estado Bolivar, Venezuela. "Puerto Ordaz & Ciudad Piar Gang" webpage - http://home.alltel.net/georgepb/popiar.html
Name:
Christian Christensen
Email:
caccnc@yahoo.com
Location:
Gulf Breeze FL U.S.A. 32563
Date:
Friday April 25, 2003 01:46:54 GMT
Comments:
My father(same name) worked in Punto Fijo, Maracaibo, Salinas, and we eventually lived in the Mene-Grande- Sinclair camp in Puerto la Cruz. During my high school year I ended up at the city of Rubio up in the Estado Tachira mountains. He left me a bunch of those old silver fuertes. Surely not in use today, given inflation. We lived in Venezuela between 1962 and 1982. Revisited in 1989. Not many changes at that point. Thanks for input opportunity.
Sincerely, Chris.
Name:
Robert C. Mecke
Email:
bob@meckeai.com
Location:
San Antonio TX USA 78213
Date:
Wednesday April 23, 2003 02:47:31 GMT
Comments:
Randy we lived next door to you and your parents in Lagunillas. I have some 8mm film of you, your brother and sister. This was in 1954 to 56 when we laft to come back home. We lost contact with a lot of the people that lived in camp at that time. Let me hear from you and tell me about your parents. Bob & Rita Mecke
Name:
Bobbie (Weidler) Perry
Email:
bobbiendudleyp@attbi.com
Location:
Allen TX USA 75002
Date:
Sunday April 20, 2003 01:27:28 GMT
Comments:
I have heard that Patti Shallcross and Ray Farnum are now part of this group. Fabulous!! My e-mail has changed.
Bobbie
Name:
Alejandro (Alex) Ledezma
Email:
ledezmal@cs.com
Location:
Coral Springs FL USA 33076
Date:
Wednesday April 16, 2003 04:07:32 GMT
Comments:
Randy: Thanks for such an wonderful site. My brother (Gerardo) and I went to EBV/Maracaibo in '63 and '64, and to Escuela Simon Bolivar in Judibana in '65 & '66. It was quite a feeling to see the old pictures (especially the yearbooks), show them to my kids, and fondly recall names and faces that had been dormant in my mind. Your hard work is surely much welcomed by all of us who had the good fortune of growing up in places like Judibana and Maracaibo in the sixties. I hope to get back in touch with all of you.
Alex
Name:
marjorie r. matthews
Email:
bomar14@juno.com
Location:
Pompano Beach FL usa 33060
Date:
Saturday April 05, 2003 20:11:02 GMT
Comments:
If you were a pupil of mine in the Caracas School of Dance I would love to hear from you.
Name:
marjorie r. matthews
Email:
bomar14@juno.com
Location:
pompano beach FL usa 33060
Date:
Friday April 04, 2003 23:35:27 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Venezuela from 1946-1956. Had a dance studio in Caracas. Anyone out there one of my pupils?
Name:
Stuart R. Matthews
Email:
stuartmatthews@aol.com
Location:
Reston VA USA 20194
Date:
Monday March 31, 2003 18:31:31 GMT
Comments:
Hello,

I lived in Tia Juana and Carapito in the late 40's and early 50's.
Name:
Juan Saavedra
Email:
saavedrajj@menta.net
Location:
Barcelona Spain 08014
Date:
Monday March 31, 2003 14:44:50 GMT
Comments:
Hi there, I was living in Tía Juana (1979-1980), Tamare (1980-1983)
and Maracaibo (1983-2000), my father is actually working at PDVSA,
we are all peruvian but I fell Venezuela like my homeland. Now I'm in
Barcelona (Spain), this site is a wonderful idea for tracking
people and old friends.

I only want to thank you for spending your time in this idea,
I'm never saw a picture of early Tía Juana, it's been like a
back in my childhood. Thank you very much

Now we aren't living good times, but I'm sure that soon
we can stand up 'cos we are "The bravo pueblo", don't?

Un abrazo muy grande y me alegra mucho que no te hayas olvidado
del país mas lindo del mundo y de su gente.

Juan José
Name:
Cathy von Albrecht (Rosado)
Email:
prosado@kingwoodcable.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77345
Date:
Saturday March 29, 2003 04:18:36 GMT
Comments:
This has been great!! It brought wonderful memories and I congratulate on what you have done. We lived in Quiriquire from 1959 to 1962 or 63. Then we moved to Tia Juana with many of the same people that were in Quiriquire. I've also enjoyed seeing some familiar names in the guest book.
Name:
Ray Farnum
Email:
RayFarnum@msn.com
Location:
RI USA
Date:
Friday March 28, 2003 14:02:48 GMT
Comments:
Hi Randy (and everyone). This was just another great day when I happened to find this web site through google.com. Now it's a perfect day! Hope to catch up on the last 28 years with some of you in the future. Email me and well "talk". Best regards to you all.
Name:
Ray Duncan
Email:
raydunc@hotmail.com
Location:
McAllen, TX U.S.A. 78503
Date:
Tuesday March 25, 2003 14:45:22 GMT
Comments:
Thanks for putting this together. Many will appreciate it.
Name:
Charmian Foster
Email:
tabriz54@aol.com
Location:
Havertown PA USA 19083
Date:
Tuesday March 25, 2003 03:15:44 GMT
Comments:
My mother, Joan Foster, has stayed in touch with her friends from Quiriquire. She sent me a link to this website for which I am very grateful! How delightful to find photos and information about Quiriquire. We were there from 1957 to 1964. I hope those of us who were kids there get a chance to remember favorite memories...
Name:
Freddy D'Elia
Email:
deliaf@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1061
Date:
Tuesday March 25, 2003 02:11:05 GMT
Comments:
I joined Creole Petroleum Corporation in 1968 as a geologist. Lived in Campo Verde, Zulia for two years and then transferred to headquarters in Caracas in 1970.Never worked in Amuay but i'm very happy to know there is people who really love our country or what it used to be.

Thank you very much
Name:
Frank (Ervie) Jones
Email:
fjones@naico.com
Location:
Oklahoma City OK USA 73103
Date:
Monday March 24, 2003 21:48:30 GMT
Comments:
Note that I went to Venezuela in 1946, we lived in the old La Salina camp, then moved to Hollywood camp. I was back and forth to the USA going to school, we left in December of 1958. We lived in the Las Cupulas camp the last few months we were there. I used to go by the name of Ervie. My folks were Ervie & Murray Jones. Hope it helps. I will be at the reunion in May.
Name:
Olaf Svorstoel
Email:
olafs@so.uio.no
Location:
Oslo Norway
Date:
Sunday March 23, 2003 20:36:30 GMT
Comments:
By pure accident I stumbled into your page. i lived in Adaro from 1952-54, then I went to study to Norway, but came home during the summers until 1961. My father is Norwegian and my mother Venezuelan.
I remember a lot of the kids in the photos you present in your web-page. I found a picture of my brother Einar Svortoel.

I´ve lived in Norway since 1954, but visit Venezuela regularly.

Thank you for this great work you have done.
Name:
Ali Manuel Cortez a.k.a. Cortes
Email:
alimcortez@aol.com
Location:
katy TX usa 77450
Date:
Saturday March 08, 2003 00:53:11 GMT
Comments:
I believe its a wonderful site. It has brought be happiness in a time of despair. I am now 5 months unemployed. But I'm determined to get back on the saddle. I hope more VOBs or Hijos de Amuay sign on into it.
Name:
Hernan R Cortez
Email:
tacuato@yahoo.com
Location:
Katy TX USA 77450
Date:
Thursday March 06, 2003 19:02:16 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Judibana 1955 - 1979 We move to Caracas, now I'm in Houston since 1999. I study in Esc Simon Bolivar. We are 3 brother living in Houston, Carlos, Ali y and me. Very nice memories of Judibana and Paraguana....
Nice your web site...
Name:
Anita Santiago (Muller)
Email:
aiea@cyberverse.com
Location:
Pacific Palisades CA USA 90272
Date:
Tuesday March 04, 2003 05:46:34 GMT
Comments:
Randy, I met you two years ago at the Las Vegas reunion. I've made friends and reconnected with old ones through your website, including a friend I had in kindergarten in Caripito. Thanks so much for your great work. It brings all of us happiness. Abrazos, Anita
Name:
juan carlos arcaya pacheco
Email:
juancarcaya@yahoo.com
Location:
miami FL united states 33193
Date:
Sunday March 02, 2003 04:22:37 GMT
Comments:
Randy you are great! I was born mene grande and grew up in tia juana,oh man! precious memories,the tia juana country club,golf club,campo verde,tamare......excelent!
Name:
GARY ELDRIDGE
Email:
eacinc@wcnet.net
Location:
Wharton TX USA 77488
Date:
Saturday March 01, 2003 23:28:54 GMT
Comments:
Brings back fond memories of shooting lizards with pellet guns and what ever else would heave a projectile. I wonder if the parrot population ever recovered from our hunting ventures at the Country Club Tree by the school. I really enjoyed reflecting back. Next time you see Robert tell him hi. I was one of the fellow fort builders.

Sincerely,
Gary L. Eldridge
Name:
Patty Pereira Hinsdale
Email:
pattyh@omegastar.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77062
Date:
Tuesday February 25, 2003 00:52:21 GMT
Comments:
Randy:
Thanks so much for all the good memories. You did an excellent job! So many dear faces.... The pictures are great. Thanks to all who shared them!

A Caripito friend, back then, now and always,

Patty (Pereira) Hinsdale
Name:
Patricia Pereira
Email:
patty_hinsdale@hotmail.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77062
Date:
Monday February 24, 2003 23:49:45 GMT
Comments:
Caripito 1955-1964
Name:
Darren Wayne West
Email:
mailto:cajun_pilot@hotmail.com,%20cp_37_63@yahoo.com
Location:
Lincoln NE United States of Ame 68505-2558
Date:
Saturday February 22, 2003 20:34:03 GMT
Comments:
I found this site from Larry Weeden and it great to have this website to learn what happened to the people I went to school with ect. My parents are George & Pat West of Lago Ind.
Name:
Paul Paxton
Email:
paxxllano@hotmail.com
Location:
Llano TX USA 78643
Date:
Thursday February 20, 2003 21:33:28 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Quiriquire 1956-1965 and then on the Lake 1965-1967. The QQ people have a reunion eacb October, the last in Galveston. About 50 attend.
Name:
Ynesca Delon
Email:
ynesca@cantv.net
Location:
Macuto FL Venezuela
Date:
Friday February 14, 2003 15:10:27 GMT
Comments:
WOW!! Fantastic! Thanks for all that work! I am amazed... and grateful for your words.
Thank you...
Ynesca
Name:
Lois Ann Anderson Riley
Email:
gariley@bellsouth.net
Location:
Lafayette LA USA 70506
Date:
Friday January 31, 2003 01:27:07 GMT
Comments:
Great site. I am the daughter of Berry and
Juanda Anderson(worked for Loffland Brothers)and the wife of Eddie Riley(worked for Camco Wireline).I spent many happy years in Maracaibo and Tia Juana.
Name:
Rich Young
Email:
rich-young@pacbell.net
Location:
Danville CA USA 94526
Date:
Wednesday January 29, 2003 03:07:41 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Caracas 61-65 attending Campo Alegre grades 4th - 8th. I did not live in an Oil Camp though my good friend Rem Heiny did in the interior. His father was a geologist working for Sinclair.
Name:
Bruni and John McMahon
Email:
macoday@webtv.net
Location:
Sarasota FL USA 34231
Date:
Sunday January 26, 2003 01:55:22 GMT
Comments:
Dear Randy,
We were delighted to see this wonderful website! How is your mom, Dorothy, who we remember well from Lagunillas. In fact, we remember you as a little boy, and your dad, Ernie, worked with John at Creole.

We would like to add contact information for our daughters, Christine (bognarcris@aol.com) and Patricia (patricia.mcmahon@ve.pwcglobal.com). Christine lives in Sarasota, Florida and Pat works for Price Waterhouse Coopers in Caracas.

We thank you for this "window" to old friends and will now visit frequently.

With warmest regards,
John, Bruni and Christine McMahon
Name:
Beth O'Marr (Nicol)
Email:
omcbge@aol.com
Location:
Mechanicsburg PA USA 17050
Date:
Saturday January 25, 2003 17:18:50 GMT
Comments:
Just heard of the site and thought I would check it out to see if I could remember some of the old faces and names. La Salina & Tia Juana 1958-1965
Name:
Norman Young
Email:
Normanyoung1@aol.com
Location:
Lambsheim Germany 67245
Date:
Friday January 17, 2003 16:20:19 GMT
Comments:
Randy,please use this address to replace my entry of last year,when I was in Geneva. I hit 60 a few months ago and retired from P&G ,and moved back to Germany,to the town my wife,Renate comes from
Mail address is :Theodor Heuss Strasse,7
67245 Lambsheim, Germany
phone (0049) 6233-325712
fax is (0049)6233 325713

On my original entry I got notes from Jim McCormick and Steve Smith ,so I hope now I've re-emerged some more old friends will show up
Norman
Name:
Hernan E. Garcia
Email:
quimicamarina@hotmail.com
Location:
Bowie MD USA 20716
Date:
Thursday January 16, 2003 15:45:06 GMT
Comments:
Great web page. I was born in Mene Grande (1959) and then lived in Campo Florida and Campo Carabobo, Lagunillas (1962-1971) with my family. My dad was a medical doctor in Lagunillas working for the then Shell Co. That was a great experience. I miss those days.
Name:
Linda L.Mcfarland
Email:
lindasalinas0453@msn.com
Location:
Burleson TX U.S.A. 76028
Date:
Friday January 10, 2003 21:34:45 GMT
Comments:
I was very happy to see your photos, my brother was in a couple.Thanks for sharing.
Name:
Alfred Salvato
Email:
alfred.salvato@mail.tju.edu
Location:
cherry hill NJ USA 08034
Date:
Friday January 10, 2003 20:01:11 GMT
Comments:
Site is great...I'm the son of a Caracas based Creol vet. Born and live in Caracas from 1958-1967. Dad was based there from 1947-67
Name:
Dan Berard, Jr.
Email:
dan.berard@us.ibm.com
Location:
Yardley PA USA 19067
Date:
Thursday January 09, 2003 00:51:40 GMT
Comments:
Thanks for putting together this site. It's neat to see the pictures of Tia Juana before I arrived. I lived in Caracas and Tia Juana from 1969 - 1978. I attended Campo Verde and Escuela Las Morochas along with my 5 brothers and sisters.
Name:
Linda (Pendracky) Lane
Email:
mailto:KTLN99%20%20@%20aol.com
Location:
Metairie LA USA 70003
Date:
Wednesday January 08, 2003 02:14:48 GMT
Comments:
We lived in Judibana from 1957 til 1982 with a few minor stops along the way in Caripito and Las Salinas. Whatever
happened to what I want to call "younger generation"? My brother David lives in Houston and sister JoAnn lives in Maine. We all need to get together and meet in San Antonio
Thanks for putting this site together!!!
Name:
Jean Clare (MURRAY)
Email:
mjaaclare@iprimus.com.au
Location:
Perth Western Australia 6147
Date:
Monday January 06, 2003 11:27:17 GMT
Comments:
My father worked with shell in the 50's Thomas F Murray l remember a few people like the de Rochas that were family friends

2002

Name:
Nancy Mink (Markley)
Email:
cherokeevol@ev1.net
Location:
Houston TX USA 77080
Date:
Friday December 20, 2002 23:13:42 GMT
Comments:
My husband, Ron Mink & I lived in many Creole camps in Venezuela.
Name:
Andrea Roff McNally
Email:
andimcn@att.net
Location:
Lake Worth FL USA 33463
Date:
Monday December 16, 2002 02:14:44 GMT
Comments:
Wow! Who would have thought my 8th grade graduation pictures would end up on the web. I lived in Carapito in '54 -'55 and we were in La Salina until '67, at least the folks, Art & Eileen Roff, were. An amazing site, I shall revisit often.
Name:
Ruth Elizabeth Migliore (Mohler)
Email:
emigliore@worldnet.att.net
Location:
Fort Myers FL USA 33917
Date:
Monday December 16, 2002 00:28:59 GMT
Comments:
I attended Las Delicias School in Maracaibo from 1952 to 54. Lived in Maracaibo again from 56 to 58, then Caracas. Am looking for old school mates. Our principal was Mr. Lemon. My dad's name Willi Mohler, worked as geologist with Shell Oil. Love to hear from old friends.
Name:
Raniero Gonzalez
Email:
ranier_gonzalez@hotmail.com
Location:
caracas Venezuela
Date:
Friday December 13, 2002 20:10:06 GMT
Comments:
My new E-Mail is ranier_gonzalez@hotmail.com

Saludos a todos
Name:
Ken Landaiche
Email:
ken.landaiche@nokia.com
Location:
Sebastopol CA EEUU 95472
Date:
Thursday December 12, 2002 22:44:34 GMT
Comments:
Looking through the pictures on Randy's site brings back memories (like kindergarten in Caripito) and reminds me how much my experience in Venezuela meant to me. I hope to connect with a few old friends.
Name:
Raniero Gonzalez
Email:
petemartorano@hotmail.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Wednesday December 11, 2002 14:27:07 GMT
Comments:
I cant beleved this site! It's so nice to see Amuay
again in all those pictures. I lived in Amuay '58 to '74.
I really enjoyed and hob to get in contact .
Saludos de mi y de mis hermanos, Rigel,
Rommel, Ramnes y Ranghild.

Raniero
Name:
Luis Barabas Szeoke
Email:
Szeoke1@aol.com
Location:
Atlanta GA USA 30518
Date:
Tuesday December 10, 2002 21:49:33 GMT
Comments:
I grew up close to that place. You have some pictures to the Country Club. Recreational place from Lagoven. I belonged to that club for many years.
Name:
Ingrid van Weenen
Email:
ingridvw@aol.com
Location:
Chicago IL USA 60611
Date:
Monday December 09, 2002 16:19:22 GMT
Comments:
Que sorpresa encontrar este "site" - thanks to my hermano Rene for passing it along.
Muchos recuerdos!

Venezuela, and specifically Judibana, have frequently been on my mind
- especially recently, with all of the economic and political unrest.

Would love to hear from old friends/acquaintances!
Home: 312.337.0234 (Chicago)
work: 312.630.4651
e-mail: ingridvw@aol.com

Deb - I'll give you a call.

Do you remember Miss Ash (Mrs. Cadala?) She and my mom are still friends.

Hope everyone is well.

Ingrid
Name:
Evelyn Alcalá
Email:
evas_u@hotmail.com
Location:
Cumaná VENEZUELA 6131
Date:
Saturday December 07, 2002 04:00:43 GMT
Comments:
Thanks Rhandy for giving me such nice surprise with the First Grade photo from 1965 where I appear. I have lots of photos from 1965 thru 1972. I still remember with love my friends and my life in Judibana. Would be happy to know about their destiny now. Hope to contact them thanks to your website. Thank you and congratulations!!
Name:
René van Weenen
Email:
rene_vanweenen@yahoo.com
Location:
Boston MA USA 02472
Date:
Thursday December 05, 2002 21:50:28 GMT
Comments:
Gracias Randy,

I only recognized Debbie Burton whom was friends with my sister Ingrid and my brother Edgar. My parents are Hendericus "Harry" and Wilhelmina "Wil" van Weenen. I was born in el Hospital Familia in 1968 and went to the Spanish program in La Escuela Simon Bolivar. We left Venezuela in 1981 to Miami. I currently reside in Boston, MA. ///// Hace demaciado tiempo que no he tenido contacto con otros de Cardon. Tengo mucho contacto con otros Venezolanos que viven en Boston. Ojala que todos estan bien y gracias para todo que has echo con estas paginas.

Saludos,

René
Name:
Luis Eduardo Alcala
Email:
luisealcala@hotmail.com
Location:
miami FL usa 33178
Date:
Tuesday December 03, 2002 23:45:50 GMT
Comments:
EPALE, JUDIBANEROS DONDE ESTAN!!!!!!!, CADA DIA DE MI VIDA RECUERDO MIS AñOS EN JUDIBANA, QUE NOSTALGIA, LA ESCUELA SIMON BOLIVAR, SOY HERMANO MENOR DE GUSTAVO ALCALA. ESTOY EN MIAMI TRATANDO DE DARLE A MIS HIJOS LA MISMA LIBERTAD QUE ALLA TUVIMOS.BUENO AMIGOS, SALUDOS, AH! UN DATO TENGO 42 AñOS, NACI AHI Y ESTUVE HASTA LOS 12 AñOS.
QUE DE LA VIDA DE MARIENELA BEUSES. JEJEJ!
Name:
Robert Paxton
Email:
rpaxton@flash.net
Location:
Richardson TX USA 75081
Date:
Friday November 29, 2002 15:09:02 GMT
Comments:
What great memories! - My father-Paul - mother-Diane and brother Randy lived in Quiriquire 58-65 and in Tamare/Tia Juana 65-67 - can not imagine a better childhood than growing up in the oilcamps of Venezuela - building forts in the quebradas - arepas & empanadas --- friends & classmates included Billy Wilson - Owen Curtis - Scott & Ted Johnston - Renaldo Beretta Picolli (father ran the club in Quiriquire) - Earl Price Hammond - would love to hear from other classmates
Name:
nestor zambrano
Email:
nestor.zambrano@elpaso.com
Location:
san nicolas aruba 001
Date:
Thursday November 28, 2002 20:30:25 GMT
Comments:
I also live in amuay, my father retired five years ago from PDVSA.
Name:
Ruben D. castellano González
Email:
rcastell2@alumni.unav.es
Location:
Spain Venezuela 5101
Date:
Wednesday November 27, 2002 13:52:04 GMT
Comments:
Mis felicitaciones por el esfuerzo y dedicación de esa colección de algo de vuestra hiostoria pero tambien de nuestra historia y comparto algo con ustedes pues, soy venezolano y mi padre fue trabajador petrolero. En la actualidad soy profesor universitario en Mérida-Venezuela y realizo un doctorado neurociencia en Pamplona-Spain.
Me dio enorme alegría ver vuestras fotografías acá donde estoy ahora.
Gracias.
Name:
Mark Thurber
Email:
MT4024@mail.gates.com
Location:
Denver CO US 80237
Date:
Saturday November 16, 2002 16:31:12 GMT
Comments:
Hi all. I lived in Judibana from '57 to '70. It is nice to find this web site. I heard about it from my brother John who is now living in Alaska. My parents,Don and Helen, now spend their time between Arizona and Montana. When I first Got on to the web site I called Beddie Burton who is now in Denver also. We have had fun trying to quess the names of all the kids in the year book from '65. If anyone has any news about the Brocks, Parkers, Johnsons, or the Dourghties(sp), please e'mail me. Adios mis amigos.
Name:
Mark Thurber
Email:
MT4024@mail.gates.com
Location:
Denver CO US 80237
Date:
Saturday November 16, 2002 16:30:47 GMT
Comments:
Hi all. I lived in Judibana from '57 to '70. It is nice to find this web site. I heard about it from my brother John who is now living in Alaska. My parents,Don and Helen, now spend their time between Arizona and Montana. When I first Got on to the web site I called Beddie Burton who is now in Denver also. We have had fun trying to quess the names of all the kids in the year book from '65. If anyone has any news about the Brocks, Parkers, Johnsons, or the Dourghties(sp), please e'mail me. Adios mis amigos.
Name:
Robert Paxton
Email:
rpaxton@flash.net
Location:
Dallas tx
Date:
Friday November 15, 2002 23:55:53 GMT
Comments:
Quiriquire 59-65
TiaJuana 65-67
Name:
Deb (Debbie Burton) Walkington
Email:
deborah.walkington@state.co.us
Date:
Friday November 15, 2002 18:09:06 GMT
Comments:
I am so excited to find this website! I am Debbie Burton Walkington, class of 1974, who lived in Judibana 1966-1970. Am alum of the University of New Mexico, and alum of University of Northern Colorado. I married my best friend Tod Walkington in 1983 in Albuquerque. We were transfered to Denver in 1984 where we have resided ever since. My siblings are Clare 1976, Ray 1980 and Berit 1982. You may remember Mark Thurber, class of 1975. He lives here in Denver. Hey Jimmy Parker, Rickie Parker, Deanna Thering, Ingrid van Weenen, Jan Johnston, Georgia, Guiumar, Conrad and Kieth Johnson, any of you, are you out there?

Thank you Randy.
Name:
Ian Ball
Email:
ianball@attbi.com
Location:
St Paul MN
Date:
Wednesday November 13, 2002 03:38:42 GMT
Comments:
Enjoyed your photos - especially of the cliff and the beach. Too bad you don't have pictures of old Adaro. We moved to Adaro from Caripito in 1947, before any housing in Judibana had been constructed. I don't miss the wind! Ian Ball
Name:
Steve Fremgen
Email:
fremgens@att.net
Location:
Carrollton TX USA 75007
Date:
Tuesday November 12, 2002 23:20:08 GMT
Comments:
Very nice site! I grew up in Aruba where my father worked at theLago refinery. I am amazed by the similarities that we seemed to share after looking through the pictures in the yearbooks and from the archives. I was looking for one of my old classmates from Aruba, Ray Farnum..and found that he was in the Amuay 8th grade class that graduated in 59. He was with us in Aruba for several years after that. I am planning our class's 40th reunion in Aruba for next year, and am trying to find an address for Ray and for Bobby Johnson. Thanks again... well done site!!!!! Steve Fremgen
Name:
Sean Berry
Email:
seeeee@yahoo.com
Location:
Tropic UT USA 84776
Date:
Sunday November 10, 2002 20:49:58 GMT
Comments:
I'm so excited to have found this site, My father worked for Flour (lagoven) as and engineer from 1979-1983. Me and my brothers Mike, Bryan, and Devlin all attended Escuela Simon Bolivar, and my brother Van took correspondence classes. I remember going to Club Bahia after school to go swimming and I remember my parents taking us to Playa El Pico, And El Supi. I also remember buying empinadas and climbing the fence next to the post office to get limes out of the trees. Oh, and going to the movies and watching Jackie Chan movies. I remember the great street parties and my parents favorite beer Polar, and the hot dogs with coleslaw and ketchup and mayonaise I still eat my hot dogs that way. You have brought back so many great childhood memories and I would not change it for anything. Im married now and work up in Alaska, my wife stays in Utah.
Name:
Richard M. Dolman
Email:
richarddolman@supanet.com
Location:
London England BR69LE
Date:
Saturday November 02, 2002 21:26:12 GMT
Comments:
Hi Randy,
Love the site and I am pleased to see my old family photos now posted> Hope others will also enjoy them. Also maybe someone may get back to me if they remember the Dolman family. best wishes and keep up the good work.
Richard
Name:
Bill Fields
Email:
wmfields@oburg.net
Location:
Santee SC USA 29142
Date:
Monday October 28, 2002 03:27:17 GMT
Comments:
We lived in Caripito from 1958 to 1965. We left from Quiriquire in 1966
Name:
CARLOS SOLANO
Email:
SOLANOC@PDVSA.COM
Location:
CAMPO MEDICO VENEZUELA 4122
Date:
Sunday October 27, 2002 19:47:58 GMT
Comments:
Congratulation, Randy your web is very interesting, I met yesterday at Elizabeth Gonzales House´s and she talked to me about this page.
I work in Amuay and I living in Campo Medico Lara 704
My daugther is studying at Simon Bolivar School and almost all the building is the same that 40 years ago, with a good matenaince.
Very Best regards
Carlos Solano
Amuay Refinery
Name:
Jeff Ehler
Email:
jehler@schemmer.com
Location:
Omaha NE USA 68118
Date:
Thursday October 24, 2002 23:48:14 GMT
Comments:
Wow! I've been looking for information on ANYTHING related to the oilfields of Venezuela - primarily 1925 - 1936. I've got about a hundred letters from a man who worked there (primarily in Cabimas and Maracaibo). In 1933 he walked overland from Texas to Maracaibo (9 month trip) and wrote quite a history of his experiences. I'm looking for any information on the history of Americans in the oil camps during that period. Anyone point me in a good direction. There doesn't seem to be many books, websites, or histories of this period.

Great site.
Name:
Houston Floyd
Email:
chfbnf@aol.com
Location:
Portland TX USA 78374
Date:
Thursday October 24, 2002 04:17:50 GMT
Comments:
Hi Randy
Just to let you know that I get tons of pleasure every time I log on your site. I think that we VOB's were some of the most fortunate people in the world to have lived our childhood years in the camps. I consider my years there as priceless, for every thing else there is MasterCard. Keep up the good work.

Houston
Name:
ELVIS PIÑA
Email:
elvispina@cantv.net
Location:
JUDIBANA, FALCON VENEZUELA 04147
Date:
Monday October 21, 2002 16:05:03 GMT
Comments:
I WANT TO SEND MY REGARDS TO ALL MY FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD, LET THEM KNOW THAT I STILL ALIVE AND I WILL LIKE TO ORGANIZE A PARTY HERE IN JUDIBANA (CLUB BAHIA). ANYBODY WHO IS INTEREST IT IN BEEN IN THIS PARTY PLEASE CONTACT ME.
I LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SEND MY REGARDS TO SOME FRIENDS: TO IAN HOPKINSON, FRANK CARRERE, DEREK, CARLOS FARIA, HUGO FORTE, IRWIN HERNANDEZ, RUDY BARRIOS, CECILIA CARRERE, PATRICIA, MAITE CANDINA Y MUCHOS MAS.

SALUDOS A TODOS.

ELVIS PIÑA.
Name:
Andrew W. Ricks
Email:
samtea@aol.com
Location:
Kingwood TX USA 77345
Date:
Saturday October 19, 2002 21:02:47 GMT
Comments:
Enjoyed the website. We lived in Caripito, Amuay and Caracas. I would have been in the Amuay Class of 1965 but I went away to boarding school. Look forward to hearing from any classmates.
Name:
Roberto Anselmetti
Email:
mailto:navajo@cantv.net%20-%20ranselmetti@bcv.org.ve
Location:
Maracay-Aragua Venezuela
Date:
Friday October 18, 2002 03:27:16 GMT
Comments:
Good Job Randy!!
I was born in 1960 and live until 1977 in Judibana, My Old Man (father, and died in April 99) worked at the Creole, Fluor like a big contractor, I studied at Colegio San Juan Bosco (salesianos) and Instituto Juan XXIII (Maristas), now´I`m a retired oficer of the Venezuela Air Force and I´m working like a Security Chief in the Venezuela Mint House, Central Bank Of Venezuela. Is very great to see again the pictures of my little town JUDIBANA, (the daughter of the Casique Manaure). Your job represent the possibility to contact my old friends. Thanks a lot and congratulations.
Name:
Leslie (Dahline) Blasingame
Email:
lmb2131@aol.com
Location:
San Antonio TX USA 78258
Date:
Wednesday October 16, 2002 14:43:15 GMT
Comments:
Hi, If any of you Creole Petroleum Brats are kids of the Quiri Quire parents who have attended these reunions in the past, please contact me. The last QQ Reunion was this past weekend in Galveston. 6 of us 2nd generation kids were there and had lots of fun. I understand there will be a Creole Pet. Brats reunion next May in San Antonio. If anyone knows about this, please contact me.

Saludos,

Leslie Dahline Blasingame (born in Maracaibo in 1956) Dad worked for Creole approx. 1945-1947 or so.......
Name:
David M. Rivet
Email:
mailto:rivet5@aol.com%20or%20david.m.rivet@exxonmobil.com
Location:
Kingwood TX USA 77345
Date:
Tuesday October 15, 2002 16:57:06 GMT
Comments:
This site sure brought back some great memories. The year books are fantastic especially since I don't have a clue where mine are. I recognized a few names from the guest book like Bob Burgess, Kevin Fitzimmonds and Keith Trahan Always wondered what happened to you guys. My two sisters (MaryAnn and Ginger) who also attended school in Judibana now live in France. My brother Ken is in Houston. For those who later attended High School at Collegio Americano in Caracas there's a web site for that also. Let me know if you would like it and I'll send it to you.
Name:
Steven Crow
Email:
crowmd@worldnet.att.net
Location:
Dallas TX USA 75080
Date:
Tuesday October 15, 2002 01:13:51 GMT
Comments:
I attended EBV from 1957-58 and now am a pediatrician in the Dallas area. I have lost contact with everyone from Maracaibo, but am still searching. Jim Bob Truitt? Barbara Igo? Betty Lou Summers? Sam Hunnicut? Gene Kendall?
Name:
José R. Bravo A.
Email:
jrbravo@etheron.net
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1080
Date:
Thursday September 12, 2002 12:31:35 GMT
Comments:
Naci en la clinica del campo petrolero de Caripito y vivi en los campos de Amuay (Falcon), Maracaibo (Zulia), Tamare (Monagas), Hollywood (Zulia) y este verano estuve de vacaciones en el campo de Las Cupulas (Zulia) con mi esposa (igual que yo vivio en varios campos) y mis 2 hijas, teniendo muchos gratos recuerdos de mi niñes
Name:
Gustavo Alcala Salswach
Email:
mailto:Oceanicgiant@hotmail.com%20or%20Alcalag@pdvsa.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Sunday August 25, 2002 22:50:50 GMT
Comments:
I was so excited to discover all these pages and particularly this one with all this Gallery material since 1950's. Excelent IDEA!
I lived in Judibana since 1957 till 1973. I have very nice memories of Judibana and Paraguana.
It would be great if I could find some of the very old american schools friends(1970's Simon Bolivar School graduates-6th and 8th grades)
I've already found very goods photos within your gallery and Year books! YOu can see me in 1965's Year book First Grade page 8 at bottom.
Please all friend let's get in touch
My job phone number is 58-212-7081163.
Saludos
Gustavo Alcala
Name:
Rodolfo Paredes
Email:
rapq2000@msn.com
Location:
Caripito Venezuela 6201
Date:
Friday August 16, 2002 14:20:05 GMT
Comments:
Hi Randy,

Well, your site is great!!, i born in Caripito and i have 28 years old!! actually i live in Caripito and forever i feel curious for the Caripito´s history!! when i see your site i feeling good!! i think in the good moments that you and your generation lived in this camps in Venezuela!! how i had like live my life in that times!! before Caripito was so beatufull and now my dear Caripito is in the abandon! :( it´s not that it was in a pas time!! well man if you wanna come back to Caripito, my home is a your disposition for that you see how is Caripito right now!! so.. if you wanna see some things of Caripito you can go to http://ww.caripito.com , good luk!! i would like that you cantac me!! so.. sorry for my english!! ;)
Name:
Kathy Settar Fay
Email:
ksfay@rcn.com
Location:
Whitehouse Station NJ USA 08889
Date:
Monday August 12, 2002 17:59:34 GMT
Comments:
Good job! Most of the pictures are from the older crew (my brother Richard's friends) - I'll send you some from Amuay, Caripito and La Salina for my age group (currently 51 but hate to put that in writing;) Born in Caracas 1951, moved to Caripito 1956, Amuay for a short time somewhere in there, then La Salina 1957-1962. Anybody there??? This is terrific! I still miss Venezuela. What a great place to grow up.
Name:
Dick Settar
Email:
dsettar@aol.com
Location:
Berkeley Heights NJ USA 07922
Date:
Saturday August 10, 2002 19:32:13 GMT
Comments:
Randy,
What a great site! As so many others have noted, it really brings back a lot of very fond memories of a different world and time. Not a day goes by that I don't think in some way of my years in Caracas (47-57), Caripito (57-58) and La Salina (58-62). Your site and pictures really reinforced a lot of those great memories. Thanks for all your fine work. Best regards.

P.S. I'm the "?" in the La Salina gallery #2, last picture, with Karen, Patti and George.
Name:
Lois Anderson Riley
Email:
gariley@bellsouth.net
Location:
Lafayette LA USA 70506
Date:
Tuesday August 06, 2002 02:04:52 GMT
Comments:
Great site. I lived in Maracaibo,Los Moroches and Anaco. My parents where Juanda and Berry Anderson and he worked for Loffland Bros.My mother passed away a number of years ago and my father passed away last year. My husband was Eddie Riley(we met in Los Moroches). Have great memories of my time spent in the camps and all the good friends we made there.
Name:
Richard Mixon
Email:
rnmixon@usa.net
Location:
Scottsdale AZ U.S.A. 85260
Date:
Monday August 05, 2002 01:56:07 GMT
Comments:
What a surprise to see this. I lived there January 57 through October 62.
Name:
Sandy Norsworthy Hoffman
Email:
shoff64820@aol.com
Date:
Sunday August 04, 2002 21:29:26 GMT
Comments:
Hi, Randy,
Thanks so much for setting up such an awesome website! I and my 2 sisters ( Shari and Nancy) were daughters of Nors and Fay Norsworthy who lived in Las Salina, Tia Juana, Caripito, Quiriquiri, and Lagunillas at various times between 1943 and 1966. My mother wrote the Bulletins (the local news sheet) in every camp we ever lived in. My parents are both deceased, but I would love to hear from any friends who are out there from those amazing years. Regards, Sandy
Name:
La Rita Smith (aka J. C. Mixon)
Email:
ritra@earthlink.net
Location:
Jackson MS usa 39211
Date:
Sunday August 04, 2002 05:07:59 GMT
Comments:
I think they have already been sent. I think you are
wonderful, Randy, to do this. I am sure Richard will want
to contact the Jackson boys and his friend Barry Gilmer (?)
who you might have known too.
Name:
john morgan
Email:
jmorgan58@netscape.net
Date:
Sunday August 04, 2002 03:26:59 GMT
Comments:
good site, i enjoyed looking at some of the old photos. I was in Las Morochas and Maracaibo from 1966 to 1974.
Name:
Miguel Galy
Email:
miggaly@hotmail.com
Location:
Sydney Australia 2075
Date:
Saturday August 03, 2002 00:25:49 GMT
Comments:
Just dropping a note to hopefully run into anyone from Las Morochas are. I went to ELM from K-5 in the second half of the 70's. My dad worked for Tri-Can/Geahart Owen (ED Galy).
Cheers,
Mig
Name:
Manuel Amengual Jr.
Email:
mvahchente@hotmail.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1061
Date:
Sunday July 28, 2002 20:17:10 GMT
Comments:
Randy, what an excellent time i had browsing this page!. I lived in Amuay(Campo Medico), from 1974 to 1984 and from 1990 to 1992 cause my Dad "Manuel Amengual" worked for Creole and Lagoven, and i dont need to say this but it was simply wonderfull (the best). My Dad is very much involved with the Creole Renions here in Venezuela so i´ll tell him to contact you. We first lived in calle Barcelona right by the cliff and then in Avenida Thachira near the Club Bahia. I still go there maybe once a year to visit some friens that are still there. I have lots of pics and info here so if you wish i can colaborate with anything for the page.. thanks for bringing back good memories!...

Manuel V. Amengual H.
Name:
Claudio
Email:
claudio3@swbell.net
Location:
Pflugerville TX USA 78660-2858
Date:
Sunday July 28, 2002 00:13:29 GMT
Comments:
Perhaps, my Mom was the first wife to work in Creole, and I went to work at Mene Grande Oil (Gulf Oil/Chervron, my after graduation from college.

Regards to U'll from the pampas of Texas,

Claudio
Name:
Milton & Mary Johnson
Email:
milmar352@aol.com
Location:
Ocala, FL U S A 34476
Date:
Wednesday July 24, 2002 17:08:23 GMT
Comments:
We lived in Tia Juana, Maracaibo and Caracas. Milton was a Mechanical Engineer in the Tech Group. Mary was the first wife to work in Creole. Worked in Industrial Relations.
This is a wonderful site and hope to find old friends. Thanks
Name:
Phyllis Sellers Simmonds
Email:
pmsimmonds@giddings.txed.net
Location:
Giddings TX US 78942
Date:
Wednesday July 17, 2002 21:55:52 GMT
Comments:
When we lived in Amuay, 1955-1960. there was a Dr. named Dario Pisani.
Does anyone remember him? I think he moved to Caracas. Wonder if he is still living?
Phyllis Sellers Simmonds
Name:
casandra andretti
Email:
kazzandra@california.usa.com
Location:
L.A. CA 90504
Date:
Wednesday July 17, 2002 00:53:53 GMT
Comments:
HI, I was born in Los Taques, I was so happy to see pictures of my Falcon, thank you so much, I have not been in Venezuela since 1982 when I was working for Fluorven, Amuay refinery, I missed all the beautiful beaches of My FAlcon, I would like to know if someone could find two people that used to work with me and must be living there still, Marisela Oberg and Alfredo Diaz, both from Judibana, please give them my email, tell them I am the telephone operator that married an american in california and never went back because he is so boring and does not like to go anywhere, lol.
Thank you for this beautiful page, I have some great pictures of Falcon, if you want them let me know,
take care :)
Name:
Jose Luis(Cheo)Acuna
Email:
jacuna@mecnet.com
Location:
Boca Raton FL USA 33434
Date:
Tuesday July 16, 2002 20:03:56 GMT
Comments:
Hey,I love your web site.My father,Ladislao Acuna worked for Creole/Lagoven for 43 years.I grew up in The Camps(Amuay,Tia Juana(Campo Verde)and Campo Hollywood (Cabimas)from the early 60's till about 1980.Your web site brings me great memories.I love your pictures from early Campo Verde.My brother works for PDVSA.If you go now a days is not what is used to be.
Name:
Mary-Anne Karsten
Email:
mkarsten@napanet.net
Location:
Napa CA USA 94558
Date:
Tuesday July 16, 2002 04:09:32 GMT
Comments:
Thanks for the great website! I lived in San Tomé from 1954- 1960 and in Tijuana, Tamare, Campo Hollywood and Campo Verde from mid 1960 - July 1966. What great memories this brings back. I hope to be reacquainted with some childhood friends. Thanks for the effort.
Name:
John K. Matthews
Email:
jkm@skypoint.com
Location:
Coon Rapids MN USA 55448
Date:
Tuesday July 16, 2002 03:06:00 GMT
Comments:
My dad, John W. Matthews, put me on to this website. Nice
to see the old pictures, faces and names again! We left
Judibana in November of 1960 for Chatham, New Jersey.
I can still recall seeing my first snowfall there.
Remember our 5th grade project to write to a chamber of
commerce in the US, for information on one of their
happenings? Guess what I picked: The St. Paul Winter
Carnival. And now I live next door to it!
Would like to hear from old friends, and please
check my website:
<a href="http://www.skypoint.com/members/jkm">
http://www.skypoint.com/members/jkm</a>
Name:
Leslie (Vanden) Jones
Email:
lsjones@piasanet.com
Location:
Dow IL USA 62022
Date:
Thursday July 11, 2002 02:08:57 GMT
Comments:
Randy, Excellent site. Thanks for the memories.
Name:
Victoria McDermon Sutherland
Email:
bovik@ktc.com
Location:
Kerrville TX USA 78028
Date:
Wednesday July 10, 2002 06:39:59 GMT
Comments:
My father, Walter McDermon, Sr. worked for Creole Petroleum and I was born in Maraciabo, Venezuela in 1947....we lived all over: Caracas, Laganillas, Tijuana, LaSalinas, Maracaibo is about all I can remember at present. Dad played baseball - the Tijuana Tigers!!! I remember swimming at Creole Country Club and endless rides in his jeep and running madly all over camp on my trike - the drive-in movie - the house of stilts, terrazo floors I skated on during afternoon rains, platinos trees in the yard and fried for breakfast.......Vikki
Name:
Michael Brown
Email:
mlbrown@aeraenergy.com
Location:
taft CA usa 93268
Date:
Tuesday July 09, 2002 21:03:28 GMT
Comments:
Hello to all my old friends,my dad Sam worked for creole and we lived in Dabajuro 55-56 and tia juana 56-67.Great times in campo verde, I think about those times and people everyday. AKA slim-chance
Name:
MERCEDES YELAMO
Email:
mailto:mchongyoung@hotmail.com%20or%20mchongyoung@yahoo.com
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela 4002
Date:
Sunday July 07, 2002 21:17:52 GMT
Comments:
Hello Randy:
Thank you very much for this opportunity to meet with all my good friend when we lived in the Oil Field.
To begin I lived in La Salina,Amuay.
For my old friends from that time my telephone Numbers are:
Home:58-0261-783-3506
Cellular: 58-0416-467-7730
Office: 58-0261-757-9070
Name:
Keith Trahan
Email:
sktrahan@cswebmail.com
Location:
Calico Rock AR USA 72519
Date:
Sunday July 07, 2002 15:30:54 GMT
Comments:
You done good bro! Your effort has touched the lives of many and for that I'm very proud.
Name:
Sonia Camacho
Email:
msvasconi@msn.com
Location:
Anchorage AK USA 99515
Date:
Sunday July 07, 2002 02:19:24 GMT
Comments:
Hi Randy,
Thanks again for giving VOBs this opportunity to contact old friends. And speaking of that, i have a message for some of those friends i have been able to track down, thanks to you Randy, but unfortunatelly their e-mail addresses do not seem to be working well.
So, Siddartha, this message is specially for you. . In your e-mail you were asking me things that i had already wrote to you about when i first saw your letter in this " Guest Book ". Bueno como te decia, Siddartha, espero oir de ti pronto. Mi direccion y telefono; 140 Bree Ave. Anchorage, Ak 99515, tlf. (907) 3458830. Sonia Camacho.
Name:
Eugenia Hernández
Email:
ugenia@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1010-a
Date:
Tuesday June 25, 2002 21:32:36 GMT
Comments:
Congratulations!!! This is a beautiful site and an excellent work.
Actually in Venezuela we realize a Documentary Film about the History of Petroleum in this country. We need old photos and old films of petroleum in Venezuela (since 1920s until 1950s).
Contact: Phone number: 58 -212 -2833645/2859640
email: ugenia@cantv.net and lajimenez@grupocinesa.com
Thanks a lot!
Name:
Eugenia Hernández
Email:
ugenia@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1010-a
Date:
Tuesday June 25, 2002 21:02:42 GMT
Comments:
Hola a todos!
Además de felicitar a Randy por su hermosa e impresionante pagina, les escribo porque actualmente en una empresa venezolana llamada Cine Archivo Bolívar Films estamos realizando un documental sobre la historia del petróleo en Venezuela y estamos buscando fotografías y películas de los campos petroleros y de todo lo que tenga que ver con el petroleo en Venezuela desde 1920 a 1950. Cualquier ayuda que nos puedan facilitar se los vamos a agradecer porque hasta ahora ha sido muy dificil conseguir fotos y aqui he visto varias muy buenas.
Nuestros telefonos son 0212 - 2833645 y 0212- 2859640.
Name:
Sonia Camacho (Vasconi)
Email:
msvasconi@msn.com
Location:
Anchorage AK USA 99515
Date:
Monday June 24, 2002 01:52:25 GMT
Comments:
Hi Randy!
This is Sonia Camacho again. I neglected to tell you that i grew up in Campo Urdaneta, La Salina, from birth in 1956 to 1973. Then i moved to Caracas and later, Puerto Ordaz.In 1979, I came to the USA to go to college in Seattle, WA. I met my husband Mark, got married, had two beatiful girls, and moved to Alaska. So there you have it. Now you know where i come from.
Bye again,

Sonia Camacho
Name:
Sonia Camacho (Vasconi)
Email:
msvasconi@msn.com
Location:
Anchorage AK USA 99515
Date:
Monday June 24, 2002 01:31:35 GMT
Comments:
Hi Randy!
I don't quite know who you are, but i am certainly thrilled to learn that you put this site together for all of us. I hope you are succesful in rounding all of us and, as you said it, maybe even get us all together for a reunion. In fact, after i first heard of your site, i thought of perhaps someday we could organize a reunion. Would'n that be fun?
Anyway, thank you so much for what you are doing, i appreciate it. And if you are ever in Alaska, look me up. Vasconi is my married name, and that's how it shows in the phone book, ok?
By the way, tell me if your spanish is current. So, we can speak (ie., write) in spanish on the internet as well.

Bye,
Sonia
Name:
Josef Skrzypczak
Email:
gescaocc@iamnet.com
Location:
Tamare Venezuela 4019
Date:
Friday June 21, 2002 18:22:07 GMT
Comments:
Thanks God afther all those years i can have a contact with all may Creole electrical budies as you can see old Joe is still working and in Tamare.
Name:
Gene Pettit
Email:
gpettit@swbell.net
Location:
Bellaire TX USA 77401
Date:
Thursday June 20, 2002 14:52:09 GMT
Comments:
Greetings! I lived in Anaco, Anzoategui where my father was an employee of Socony-Vacuum/Ssocony Mobil, and Mobil de Venezuela between 1948 and 1957.
I keep up with perhaaps a dozen of my buddies from that era.

Gene
Name:
Azaye Hernandez Elbittar
Email:
azayeh@hotmail.com
Location:
maracaibo venezuela 1089
Date:
Wednesday June 19, 2002 13:26:33 GMT
Comments:
muy grato, me trae recurdos de mi juventud en los campos petroleros, vivi en caripito, quiriquire, tamare y la salina
Name:
Azaye Hernandez Elbittar
Email:
azayeh@hotmail.com
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela 1089
Date:
Wednesday June 19, 2002 13:22:56 GMT
Comments:
Me alegra mucho saber que que esta pagina existe, me trae gratos recuerdos de mi juventud en los campos.vivi en caripito,quiriquire,tamare y la salina
Name:
najib madrid flores
Email:
nmf54@hotmail.com
Location:
maracaibo venezuela 1089
Date:
Wednesday June 19, 2002 06:29:12 GMT
Comments:
very nice
Name:
Jimmy Young
Email:
jyoung@terraine.com
Location:
Miami FL USA 33178
Date:
Wednesday June 19, 2002 00:30:45 GMT
Comments:
I haven't been back to Judibana since my parents left in '84. My best friend was Patrick Hopkinson, who died in early '85 in the UK. Judibana was definitely a great place to grow up, with the barranco, Club Bahia, and not much else to do other than eat uvas playeras and spy on people at night. Great memories.... thanks for the hosting this site.
Name:
Rick Reider
Email:
dobier@aol.com
Location:
Lake Forest IL USA 60045
Date:
Tuesday June 18, 2002 17:44:44 GMT
Comments:
Thanks so much for this site. I went to Amuauy in 1956-57. Mrs. O'Leary was my teacher. Great to see pictures of Einar, Vernie, Bill again. What a kick!
Name:
Carlos Marval
Email:
cmarval@yahoo.com
Location:
Key Biscayne FL usa 33149
Date:
Monday June 17, 2002 17:37:15 GMT
Comments:
I lived in La Salina for 16 years and then moved to Amuay. My parents are still in Amuay.
Name:
ATTILA SKRZYPCZAK
Email:
SKRZYPCZAKA@PDVSA.COM
Location:
CARACAS VENEZUELA
Date:
Monday June 17, 2002 16:25:44 GMT
Comments:
THIS IS A GREAT WEB SITE, SINCE I WAS BORN IN TIA JUANA IN 1959
I FEEL YOUNG FOR THE PICTURES THAT YOU SHOW HOWEVER, THIS PAGE I WILL SEND TO MY DAD WHO WILL FOR SURE ENJOY

I WILL GET SOME PHOTOS FROM THE TIA JUANA CAMP DURING THE CREOLE DAYS.

FELICITACIONES POR LA PAGINA!! BOLEK
Name:
HELENA YÉLAMO
Email:
helena@yélamo.com
Location:
MARACAIBO-EDO.ZULIA
Date:
Sunday June 16, 2002 00:55:31 GMT
Comments:
A TODOS LOS AMIGOS QUE GRATAMENTE DISFRUTAMOS NUESTRA JUVENTUD EN LOS CAMPOS...SALUDOS DESDE MARACAIBO
GRACIAS A RANDY (AUNQUE NO LO CONOCÍ) POR DARNOS LA OPORTUNIDAD DE REENCONTRARNOS....MIS TELÉFONOS PARA UBICARME SON:
0261/7934749 HAB.
0416/6610600 CELULAR
0261/7928470 OFIC.
Name:
Fatima Freites Kaser
Email:
FKaser@msn.com
Location:
Watervliet NY USA 12189
Date:
Thursday June 13, 2002 19:26:22 GMT
Comments:
Solo queria expresar las Gracias a Randy, por haber logrado reunir a gente de los Campos Petroleros, especialmente a los que nos encontramos fuera del pais. Thank You Very Much, and keep up with the success of this website. Fatima
Name:
Omar Graterol
Email:
grateroloj@hotmail.com
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela 4001
Date:
Wednesday June 12, 2002 03:40:55 GMT
Comments:
Randy, Thanks for this special gif. This page remenber me a lot of special places, moments and people from my second town.I was living in JUDIBANA since 1970 until 1991 and still have a house there, I´m living now in MARACAIBO and I hope be back to AMUAY for my retirememt. I started working with CREOLE since 1970 until today (Now PDVSA) and I remenber some of the signers of the guest book. I´m going to send the information of this page to my friends inviting them to visit this page. Thanks...this is a very good job.
Name:
Nestor Salas
Email:
nestorsalas50@hotmail.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Tuesday June 11, 2002 01:55:32 GMT
Comments:
I am from Judibana, I am working with PDVSA Caracas but I still living on Judibana, other interesting point is that I studied High School with Ramon Perez, he is doctor, I will get his e- mail for you.
Name:
Fabiola Salas
Email:
megacrazy20@hotmail.com
Location:
caracas venezuela
Date:
Sunday June 09, 2002 15:47:41 GMT
Comments:
hi, my name is fabiola salas and i was born in january 20th 1987, in judibana state falcon...i was study in the simon bolivar school since i was 4 years old up to 14 years old...im sutdying right now in caracas, in the santa rosa de lima school...i dont know speak english so good but...whatever....my mom was the principal of the simon bolivar school since 1994 up to 1997, before she was a teacher in the same school. i liked very much the photos 'cause they make me feel like i dont know like i been still there. I love my school, i've been there since kinder up to 9th grade...it was amazing!!!!...in facts, when i'm there ...uff is the best...well, no more words to say, so bye bye, "ESPERO QUE ME RESPONDAN A MI MAIL" bye bye...i love you guys
Name:
jose antonio sumoza
Email:
enriquejo@cantv.net
Location:
Maracaibo venezuela
Date:
Saturday June 08, 2002 17:15:47 GMT
Comments:
Soy Jose Antonio Sumoza, empece en la Creole en 1945 en El Sombrero , Edo. Guarico, en el 48 vine a La Salina y posteriormente a Tia Juana, donde me jubile en 1987. En campo Verde vivi von mi esposa Olga y mis hijas Rita Nina Goyita y Celeste, actualemnet vivo en Maracaibo y añoro los mejores tiempos vivdos en Tia Juana. Alli esta mi direccion para que me escriban
Name:
Fatima Freites Kaser
Email:
FKaser@msn.com
Location:
Watervliet USA 12189
Date:
Friday June 07, 2002 18:29:04 GMT
Comments:
Hi Randy, Congratulations for a great way to find old friends from the best time Venezuela and the oil field camps had. I lived in Tamare and I was known because of my cousin "Arepa" Freites, still in Tia Juana. I went to the Inst. Simon Bolivar for 1 year. Now, married with 3 kids.
Two other sisters in Spring and Sugarland, Tx. Saludos a todos.
Name:
Francisco (KIKO) Yélamo-Rhode
Email:
francisco@yelamo.com
Location:
Atlanta GA USA 30328
Date:
Friday June 07, 2002 04:09:21 GMT
Comments:
Ok!! Guys, now that THANKS!! to Randy's website we are
finding all our OLD friends from childhood and teens years,
the question is: "When are we going to celebrate these encounters by making the best and biggest party ever existed in the History of CREOLE"?
Lets take the next step! Get together!! Again and do not let another 20,30,40 years go by, we may not be here!!
Name:
Picky Baró
Email:
pnocentini@hotmail.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Thursday June 06, 2002 20:41:48 GMT
Comments:
My dad (Ricardo Baró) was with Creole from 1954 until 1979. We lived in Caripito, Tamare, La Salina, Caracas and Amuay. My sisters, Marimar and Veronica (Ony) were born in Caripito.

Your web site brought back a lot of beautiful memories.

Thanks for your time and effort.

Picky Baró
Name:
Henrique Rojas
Email:
HR@USGMARKETING.COM
Location:
MIAMI FL USA 33178
Date:
Thursday June 06, 2002 14:10:23 GMT
Comments:
What a great feeling and good memories this site brings,I lived in La Salina (Las Cupulas) for many years ,my sisters who are currently working in PDVSA sent this link to me and is good to see good old friends in this Guest Book, I'm currently living in Miami since 1994 and hope that many more old friends show up through this web site .For sure I'll be passing along this web site to others.
Regards,
HENRIQUE
Name:
Doug Elliott
Email:
dhe7000@aol.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77005
Date:
Thursday June 06, 2002 01:12:22 GMT
Comments:
Hey everyone. What a great web site! I was born in 1961 in Maracaibo (the Coromoto--where else), and lived in Campo Verde, then brief stints (so I'm told) in Quiri Quiri followed by Tamare, after which we settled in Campo Verde (house #15 phone number 55710) where we lived until I reached the ripe old age of 13. We then moved to Caracas where I attended Campo Alegre. My fondest memories by far, however, took place in Campo Verde. Thanks for the photos, and I hope to see many of you at an upcoming reunion.

Doug Elliott
Name:
Marlyn Cecile Martinez
Email:
kiddomartin@hotmail.com
Location:
Houston TX 77084
Date:
Wednesday June 05, 2002 20:54:15 GMT
Comments:
Randy your website made me cry. There are a lot of memories brought back from when we lived in Amuay-Tamare-LaSalina. Even Miss Senesac who was also my 8th grade teacher. Thanks for the memories. Marlyn Martinez
Name:
FREDDY SILVA
Email:
SILVAFR@PDVSA.COM
Location:
JUDIBANA VENEZUELA 4147
Date:
Tuesday June 04, 2002 19:08:00 GMT
Comments:
IT HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL SUPPRISE HEARD FROM SOMEONE WHO LIVED AND PASS SOME TIME OF HIS YEAR HERE IN VENEZUELA.
I HOPE THIS WILL NOT BE THE FIRST OF THE CONTACT BETWEEN ALL THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE AND WORH IN CREOLE.
REGARDS
FREDDY SILVA
LAS CUPULAS, CABIMAS
Name:
PEDRO DIAZ GUERRERO
Email:
DIAZPA@PDVSA.COM
Location:
MATURIN VENEZUELA
Date:
Monday June 03, 2002 15:14:35 GMT
Comments:
I WAS BORN IN OIL CAMPS IN 1962, LIVED IN LAS CUPULAS THEN IN THE 70' MOVED TO CAMPO VERDE AND LATER TO ZULIMA.

IN THOSE DAYS THE NORTH AMERICAN SCHOLL WAS STILL OPERATION, WE USE TO PLAY FOOTBALL. I CURRENTLY WORKING IN PDVSA IN MATURIN AND EVERY YEAR VISIT THE STATES.
PLEASE CONTAC ME IF YOU REMENBER ME OR MY BROTHER FRANCISCO DIAZ AND SISTER FLORISBELIA DIAZ.
BEST REGARDS PEDRO.
EXCELLENT INICIATIVE
Name:
Ladislao Acuna
Email:
Ladislao48@cantv.net
Location:
Tia Juana- Campo Verde Venezuela
Date:
Thursday May 30, 2002 00:51:55 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Tamare, Amuay (Judibana, Campo Medico), Tía Juana (Campo Verde), La Salina (Campo Hollywood), around the years 1966-1980.
Return in the year 1989 after finishing my University, I am living again in Campo Verde, Tía Juana, Work for PDVSA. I would like to make contact with my friends of those old times. Excellent pagina WEB
Name:
Decio Raven
Email:
decioraven@cantv.net
Location:
Maracaibo VENEZUELA 4002
Date:
Wednesday May 29, 2002 18:09:01 GMT
Comments:
thank
Name:
ZAIDA BRAZON
Email:
BRAZONZ@PDVSA.COM
Location:
EL MENITO - LAGUNILLAS VENEZUELA
Date:
Monday May 27, 2002 13:11:47 GMT
Comments:
Hola! Estudié en el Instituto Simón Bolívar desde 1976 al 81.
Espero que podamos hacer contacto y recordar los bellos
momentos vividos en Tamare.

A Randy : Thanks for this opportunity.

Un abrazo, Zaida Brazón.
Name:
JOSE CEDENO
Email:
mailto:CEDENOJR@PDVSA.COM%20%20CEDENO1@TELCEL.NET.VE
Location:
LAGUNILLAS VENEZUELA
Date:
Sunday May 26, 2002 13:10:10 GMT
Comments:
GREAT IDEA, HOPE TO FIND SOME OF MY OLD FRIENDS.
Name:
Virginia Pearce
Email:
Pikivi2001@yahoo.com
Location:
Baytown TX U.S.A. 77520
Date:
Saturday May 25, 2002 04:16:56 GMT
Comments:
It was great to see that you have a web page form Amuay... I lived there...may be your father knows my family...Diego Subero (my grandfather) and Jesus Benavides (my father)they worked in Amuay...you need a picture that a I have; The Cuji of Diego =) well...let me know if you have it ok...chao, Virginia.
Name:
Marta Gilarranz
Email:
gilarranzm@pdvsa.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Friday May 24, 2002 20:12:17 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Campo Verde, Tía Juana, Edo. Zulia for 20 years.
Also in Quiriquire for a year. I now work for PDVSA.
Name:
Eduardo J. Ojeda
Email:
ojedaek@pdvsa.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Friday May 24, 2002 19:53:51 GMT
Comments:
Hello, everybody i'm Eduardo Ojeda the youngest of the Ojedas ( Not so young anymore ), we live in Tia Juana, Tamare, Lagunillas, Caracas, Quiriquire, almost. everywhere. I used to lived untill last december at La Salina, Hollywood. Now i am living in Caracas. Is good to hear from all of you. Thanks for the site.
Name:
Eduardo J. Ojeda
Email:
ojedaek@pdvsa.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Friday May 24, 2002 19:53:26 GMT
Comments:
Hello, everybody i'm Eduardo Ojeda the youngest of the Ojedas ( Not so young anymore ), we live in Tia Juana, Tamare, Lagunillas, Caracas, Quiriquire, almost. everywhere. I used to lived untill last december at La Salina, Hollywood. Now i am living in Caracas. Is good to hear from all of you. Thanks for the site.
Name:
Eduardo J. Ojeda
Email:
ojedaek@pdvsa.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Friday May 24, 2002 19:53:24 GMT
Comments:
Hello, everybody i'm Eduardo Ojeda the youngest of the Ojedas ( Not so young anymore ), we live in Tia Juana, Tamare, Lagunillas, Caracas, Quiriquire, almost. everywhere. I used to lived untill last december at La Salina, Hollywood. Now i am living in Caracas. Is good to hear from all of you. Thanks for the site.
Name:
Debora Pocaterra Varela
Email:
dpocaterra@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Friday May 24, 2002 18:56:43 GMT
Comments:
Hola, espero que muchas personas del Instituto Simón Bolívar de Tamare visiten esta página para que podamos estblecer contacto
Name:
Jorge Castro Hernandez
Email:
Castrojs@pdvsa.com
Location:
Maturin Venezuela
Date:
Thursday May 23, 2002 19:33:06 GMT
Comments:
Actualmente estoy trabajando en PDVSA Maturin .
Estudié primaria en la escuela Las Cúpulas. Cabimas La Salina.Zulia .
Entre 1963y 1070 . Me gustaria contactar a mis antiguos compañeros.
Name:
Deneb La Brosse Callery
Email:
deneblabrosse@newton-associates.com
Location:
Metaire LA 70002
Date:
Thursday May 23, 2002 13:37:47 GMT
Comments:
My father Roy LaBrosse starting working for Creole back in 1962 and finally retired in 1982.During that time we lived in Caripito,LaSalina and Tia Juana.It is an experience that I cherish to this day. Your web site brought back a lot of wonderful memories. I even found a few old missing friends.
The Wilcox's and Jo Ann Pendracky.Thanks for taking the time and effort to put this together.
Name:
Diane La Brosse
Email:
dianelabrosse@newton-associates.com
Location:
Metairie LA U.S.A. 70002
Date:
Thursday May 23, 2002 13:02:56 GMT
Comments:
Daughter of Roy N La Brosse Retired 1982 from Cabimas and Creole
Name:
MAHATMA POCATERRA V.
Email:
POCATERRAM@PDVSA.COM
Location:
LAGUNILLAS VENEZUELA
Date:
Thursday May 23, 2002 11:55:49 GMT
Comments:
LIVED IN LAS CUPULAS, HOLLYWOOD, CAMPO VERDE BEFORE CREOLE BECAME
LAGOVEN, STARTED WORKING IN LAGOVEN 1980
Name:
Siddhartha Pocaterra V.
Email:
pocaterras@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Wednesday May 22, 2002 20:38:17 GMT
Comments:
I hope I can help you enhance the contents of this page,
Name:
Phyllis Sellers Simmonds
Email:
pmsimmonds@giddings.txed.net
Location:
Giddings TX USA 78942
Date:
Monday May 20, 2002 13:39:00 GMT
Comments:
Randy,
Thanks for the hard work. I am the daughter of Chuck and Judy Sellers.
Sister of Ronnie.
I was Born in Carapito in 48. We lived in Jusepin, Quiriquire, Amuay until 60. Returned
to Texas and lived in Waco.Both Mom and Dad are no longer living, so this is so
wonderful to me to help recall old times!
Name:
Phyllis Sellers Simmonds
Email:
pmsimmonds@giddings.txed.net
Location:
Giddings TX USA 78942
Date:
Monday May 20, 2002 13:24:59 GMT
Comments:
Enjoyed seeing all the pictures. Sometimes it all seems like a dream
Phyllis
Name:
Andres Mendez
Email:
andresmendez007@hotmail.com
Location:
Redlands CA USA 92374
Date:
Saturday May 18, 2002 06:10:51 GMT
Comments:
I was looking for some pictures of Amuay and a friend gave me the link, i was glad and amazed at the ammount of people that lived there and studied in places like the Simon Bolivar which was my high school, and it's weird but i remember seeing the american kids who remained there , like if they were a separate group, now that i see this, i know that it wasn't just a minority group of kids, it used to be a whole generation. Congratulations on your site, and hopefuly i'll be able to do that with my generation, keep it up!
Name:
EDWIN PIÑA
Email:
edwinpinavive@yahoo.com
Location:
JUDIBANA VENEZUELA 04142
Date:
Monday May 13, 2002 21:36:48 GMT
Comments:
HOLA RANDY, TU NO ME CONOSES PORQUE NACI EN EL 1958 CUANDO TE FUIESTES DE JUDIBANA, PERO DE TODAS MANERAS ME EMOCIONA QUE GENTE COMO TU RECUERDEN A JUDIBANA CON ALEGRIA Y NOGTALGIA, ME GUSTARIA ESTAR EN LA PROXIMA REUNION DE AMUAY
BY FOR NOW
EDWIN
Name:
Elvis Piña
Email:
elvispina@cantv.net
Location:
Judibana, Falcon Venezuela 04147
Date:
Monday May 13, 2002 15:41:00 GMT
Comments:
TODAY MAY 13 IS THE BIRTHDAY OF JUDIBANA I THINK IS 51 YEARS, I SEND MY CONGRATULATION TO ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO BORN HERE.

ELVIS PIÑA
Name:
r.usa
Email:
info@startwebsite.net
Location:
Utrecht Holland
Date:
Saturday May 11, 2002 21:06:52 GMT
Comments:
Nice Website and nice Fhoto
Name:
EDGAR PIÑA
Email:
ejpina@cantv.net
Location:
JUDIBANA-AMUAY VENEZUELA 4102
Date:
Friday May 10, 2002 20:08:08 GMT
Comments:
BIG HELLOS TO ALL MY FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD.
I WAS BORN IN JUDIBANA 04-22-1960 AND I AM STILL LIVING CLOSE TO JUDIBANA. MY ADDRESS IS: COMUNIDAD CARDON(EX-CAMPO SHELL), AV.7, 9-41, PUNTO FIJO, EDO. FALCON, VENEZUELA TEL.0269-2486876.
Name:
Hank Taylor
Email:
hankeds@yahoo.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77024
Date:
Friday May 10, 2002 02:52:21 GMT
Comments:
I spent the summer of '62 in Amuay with Randall Turner and his family. have good memories of that summer. Dances at different peoples homes, el auto cine, climbing Santa Ana
the sting ray migration that year.
most likly the best summer of my youth...
Name:
Ronald Wayne Selers
Email:
proswac@swbell.net
Location:
Austin TX USA 78749
Date:
Thursday May 09, 2002 22:51:47 GMT
Comments:
Just happened upon your site. Thanks for the memories
Name:
Paco Pacanins
Email:
Paco_Pacanins@bausch.com
Location:
Tampa FL USA 33626
Date:
Monday May 06, 2002 19:43:56 GMT
Comments:
Hi, I Carlos and Patsy Pacanins oldest son (Paco), we lived in La Salina (Hollywood) and Judibana. When to school in La Salina 65- 68 (English), Tia Juana 69-71 (English) and back to La Salina 72-74 (Spanish) and High School in Judibana – 75-78. Had the best time of my life growing up in the oil camps and now reading everyone’s comments, makes me sometime wish my kids could enjoy the same experiences. I love the DDT comments, can’t believe we ran behind this truck and still living. How about our one movie a week (Friday night) and then acting it out the next day. Or Sundays sailing at the Shell Beach Club in Cabimas. Randy love your web site and all the response from everyone, keep them coming…
Does anyone know the where about of Mary Beth Margo or Cam C.?? They lived in Tia Juana.
Paco Pacanins
Name:
Rebecca Ortega
Email:
rebeccaortega@hotmail.com
Location:
Tavernier FL USA 33070
Date:
Monday May 06, 2002 17:45:14 GMT
Comments:
Hola a todos. Me encantaría saber de alguien que haya vivido en el Campo La Floresta o La Lomita por los años 50-60. Estudie desde muy pequeña en el colegio America de La Floresta y asistía los días sábado al Colegio Andres Bello. Mi meta por ahora en contactarme con cualquiera que haya vivido en los campos antes mencionado. Mi nombre de pila es Becky. También estoy super interesada a saber en donde puedo solicitar el record de mis estudios en el colegio americano en Caripito, si alguien me pueda ayudar al respecto, se lo agracedería enormemente. Ydalia98 creo haber conocido a tu hermano por el apellido Porras.
Name:
Rebecca Ortega
Email:
rebeccaortega@hotmail.com
Location:
Tavernier FL USA 33070
Date:
Monday May 06, 2002 17:22:27 GMT
Comments:
My dad worked for the Creole Petroleum Corp. starting in Amuay where I was born. He was transfered to Quiriquire Camp, also Jusepin Camp and stayed for many years in the Caripito Camp as a Camp Supervisor (I think). As far as I remember I studied since nursery up to 7th or 8th grade at the Staff School in the Floresta Camp, we also lived at The Lomita Camp where the hospital was. I'm willing to get my student records in the school I studied and don't know how. If there is any information that can be provided, I will highly appreciate your help.
Thanks,
Rebecca (Becky)
Name:
Elvis Piña
Email:
elvispina@cantv.net
Location:
Judibana, Falcon Venezuela 04147
Date:
Monday May 06, 2002 13:26:47 GMT
Comments:
First at all, congratulations for this web page, I am a son of a ex Creole employee named Pedro Piña, when he moved to Creole he lived in Las Piedras for few years and then he moved to Judibana in 1958. He had 8 kids with my mother, 6 brothers and 2 sisters, I am the number 7th I am only 32 years old, but really like the history of my town.
anybody who need anything from Judibana, for example pictures, names, e-mail etc, I can help if i do not have it i will try to find it for you guys.


Best Regards,

Elvis Piña.
Name:
Bob Tolleson
Email:
RATolleson@aol.com
Location:
Pompano Beach FL USA 33069
Date:
Friday May 03, 2002 19:37:05 GMT
Comments:
What memories!
Name:
Jean Jeff ( Betty Jean Sandlin)
Email:
jsjeff19999@cs.com
Location:
Hattiesburg MS USA 39402
Date:
Friday May 03, 2002 03:05:01 GMT
Comments:
Thanks to your website my sister Sandra and I were able to get together with Franca Vettor last week in Texas. We had a wonderful time remembering the good old days in Tia Juana. Sanra and I were there 1955-59. We talked about climbing trees and eating green Mangos and ripe Mimones, dancing to the latest music at our weekly dances, riding Vespa scooters, running beind the DDT trucks, playing kick the can after dark and kick ball at school, etc. Anyone know the whereabouts of Richard Chance?
Jean
Name:
Becky Crawford
Email:
bkocurek@aol.com
Location:
houston TX usa 77077
Date:
Sunday April 28, 2002 17:51:13 GMT
Comments:
ROBERTS SCHOOL
&
ESCUELA BELLA VISTA

MOONLIGHT IN MARACAIBO: REUNION 2002

Well here it is time again to have another reunion.

When - July 26, 2002 thru July 28, 2002

Where - The Adams Mark Hotel
2900 Briarpark Houston, Texas 77042
(713) 978-7400

CONTACT BKOCUREK@AOL.COM FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION OR VISIT THE ESCUELA BELLA VISTA WEBSITE WWW.EBV1.ORG AND CLICK ON NEW MESSAGES
Name:
Conrad Johnson
Email:
acjkaty@aol.com
Location:
Katy TX US 77450
Date:
Thursday April 25, 2002 02:50:26 GMT
Comments:
Great site. Found alot of names from the past. Was in Amuay from 1956 through 1978.
Name:
Janet Foley
Email:
janet300@aol.com
Location:
Lynn MA 01902
Date:
Wednesday April 24, 2002 16:33:07 GMT
Comments:
Thank you for taking the time to put this site together. We lived in Tamare/Tia Juana 1957-1960 and again after 1966+/-. My parents, John & Eileen Foley retired at the time the oil industry was nationalized and are living in Maine. Siblings Susan, Christine and Jack graduated from Tia Juana 1959, 1966, 1968. It's been fun reading the Gushers and seeing pictures and names from the distant past.
Name:
Norman Young
Email:
young.n@pg.com
Location:
Geneva Switzerland 1228
Date:
Wednesday April 24, 2002 15:02:24 GMT
Comments:
This site doesn't include street address,so I'm adding it here
20, Route du Velodrome ,
1228 Plan-les-Ouates
Geneva
I spent my summers in Venezuela (La Salina) from 1957 through 1966,and I'd be happy to hear from any of you either via above e-mail address or straight mail.
Name:
Ricardo Chaparro
Email:
rchaparro@arsdarcy.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1071-A
Date:
Monday April 22, 2002 15:48:37 GMT
Comments:
Great job on putting this page together. It has giving us a chance to find out how much we miss the "good old days".
I have been talking to Randy Brock and Raul Arreaza about the possibility of doing a Judibana reunion in 2003. Please contact me if you remember us or lived around the time we were there. We would like to find out how many of you guys would like to come down with your families.
Ricardo - Chapi - Chaparro
Name:
Lorraine Torry Martin
Email:
lorrainetorry@hotmail.com
Location:
Lafayette LA USA 70518
Date:
Friday April 19, 2002 16:26:39 GMT
Comments:
Mom (Claire) called me yesterday at work, saying she had a surprise so come over after work. Well the surprise was the San Tome Camp web site. It brought back lots of memories. I left camp on my 9th birthday (1966) with memories to last a life time. So many adventures even at that age. Going to the club, my best friend Celina and my boyfriend Hayes W. and running after dreaded DDT truck. My mom and dad's party with Joan, her best friend. We still sit at the table reminiscing of our great days in San Tome. I have lived in Lafayette, LA for the last 24 years, have 3 beautiful children, Lisa (24), Robert Allan (23)& Susie(21). Let me get back to work. Hope to hear from you. Juanita Lorraine
Name:
Sonia O'Docharty-Tersigne
Email:
Rltrsonia@aol.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77098
Date:
Monday April 15, 2002 15:14:01 GMT
Comments:
Hello! I lived in Maracaibo, Tamare & Tia Juana from 1960-1978. Love all the comments and memories posted here!
Name:
Richard "Ricky" Parker
Email:
Kf4orwBear@aol.com
Location:
Dade City FL USA 33525
Date:
Sunday April 14, 2002 06:41:47 GMT
Comments:
What a mind blower!! Yeah, we lived across the street from you guys in Judibana. I really didn't know you,Randy, but Keith and Toni I knew. Keith used to pick on me alot.

It was very good to read some of the comments and old times. Upon graduating from Escuela Simon Bolivar in 1967, the idea was to meet back in Judibana in 1977, but everybody had gone their own way. (And even though I have some of the old yearbooks from the Escuela Simon Bolivar, I really "revisited" them with your site.

Mom and Dad live up in Atascosita near Humble (Tx) and my brother,Jim,lives in Houston, working for Marathon as a Geologist.

To see some of my life, see:
http://hometown.aol.com/kf4orwbear/myhomepage/index.html
Name:
GUYMON ADAMS ELDRIDGE
Email:
carinaadams@hotmail.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1050
Date:
Thursday April 11, 2002 12:48:32 GMT
Comments:
Hi everybody
Name:
William Beaujon
Email:
wbeaujon@hotmail.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Monday April 08, 2002 15:06:56 GMT
Comments:
It´s very nice to see somebody taking care of old times. I studied in Simón Bolívar scholl in 1969, so we didn´t meet.
Name:
Sharon Duhe Cook - daughter of Yvonne and Dick Duhe
Email:
ilema@att.net
Location:
Abilene TX USA 79602
Date:
Saturday April 06, 2002 07:54:52 GMT
Comments:
Hello...again...

i just wanted to leave a site for anyone interested in chatting...on mirc...the server is irc.allnewschat.org and the channel room is #allnewschat...it is a good family site...and would be a wonderful way for us to communicate...our family lived in Lagunillas during the 50s...my sister, Cheryl, brother Ricky, myself and my mom and dad...Yvonne and Dick Duhe...i am so glad to have found this website...it has brought back so many memories...
Name:
Sharon Duhe - daughter of Yvonne and Kramer Duhe
Email:
ilema@att.net
Location:
Abilene TX USA 79602
Date:
Saturday April 06, 2002 06:28:53 GMT
Comments:
Randy!!!!!!!!!!

Hi...it was wonderful seeing your site...brought back so many memories...of Lagunillas...and going to school there...and walking the dikes...and pipeline from one side of the camp to the other...and Camp Rojo...and the Quisco...the camp gathering fun place for the kids...and outdoor movies...and our two lane bowling alley...setting up our own pins sometimes...and so many wonderful memories...hope to hear from someone that lived in Lagunillas...during the 1950's...the Moore's, Emery's, Matthew's, Dale Thomas, Neil Bernard, Charlotte Swanson, Ginny Emery, Gladys Calderas, Desmond Berryman, the Norsworthy's...geesh...this is great....:))
Name:
Imre A. Eordogh
Email:
imreeordogh@aol.com
Location:
FL
Date:
Saturday March 30, 2002 23:39:13 GMT
Comments:
Talk about a time machine, I just took a beautiful trip in time… Went back 30 year of beautiful memories (la Salinas 59-63 calle caribe, Tia Juana 63-70, Lagunillas 69-70, Amuay Campo Medico 70-73, Quiriquire 70-78). Just this morning I asked my father for Mr. John Van Curen in Tulsa… and after 30 years talked to Harold … AND WHAT A TRIP… . and as I read thru the guest book… is like putting together a puzzle (names with faces)… Well to all of you OIL BRATS OR HIJOS DEL PETROLEO… good bless you all and for wonderful memories

Quiero darles las gracias a todos por tan bellos recuerdos, en realidad fueron momentos que nunca regresaran.. pero lo mas bello es que permaneceran en nuestros corazones….

Imre Eordogh
Name:
Ronald Kolman, Architect, FAIA
Email:
mobilearch@aol.com
Location:
Savannah GA USA 31405
Date:
Saturday March 30, 2002 15:33:30 GMT
Comments:
I was referred to this web site by the son of my long time friend Georgio Sferra. I enjoyed viewing the material that I found here.
Ron
Name:
Dorothy Trahan
Email:
dorothytrahan@att.net
Location:
Austin TX U.S.A. 78759
Date:
Tuesday March 26, 2002 19:58:05 GMT
Comments:
Dear Randy, Really did enjoy the trip back in time, especially since I left all my pictures in Houston! Thanks,for the new instructions--again it was operator error. Love, Mom
Name:
Sheila Feldman
Email:
shkbichn@swbell.net
Location:
St. Louis MO USA 63044
Date:
Tuesday March 26, 2002 12:59:49 GMT
Comments:
Just found out about this site. I was born in Maricaibo in 43' and lived in Venezuela until the mid-fifties. My parents were Douglas (Shorty) and Myriame Marett. My earliest memories are of Quiriquire and do have some school group pictures that I must dig up and share. What a wonderful idea this site is!!!
Name:
Vinicio Mora, Jr.
Email:
mailto:vmora@provincial.com;%20viniciomorar@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas FL Venezuela 1061
Date:
Monday March 25, 2002 19:49:59 GMT
Comments:
I want to know about those friends who went to USA, like Chandler, some friends of the english school, (I remember with specially affection a girl caled Sharon, who went to texas, her father worked in Flour)

Los otros viejos amigos de amuay de habla hispana, estoy tomado sus correos para escribirles.... quisiera saber de uds. Beuses, Camperos, Hernandez, Goitia, Urdaneta, etc. etc
Name:
Vinicio Mora, Jr.
Email:
mailto:vmora@provincial.com;%20viniciomorar@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas FL Venezuela 1061
Date:
Monday March 25, 2002 19:44:36 GMT
Comments:
I guess is the most beatiful site that I ever seen before, too many memories and too many friends that I want to contact again...
I lived from 1976 to 1981 in Amuay (I don't remeber excatly the street I guess Calle Barcelona) exactly in front of the home plate of the softball field, two houses from Pacanins, and near from the Pflug family. My father Vinicio Mora Sr. is actually retired and live in Caracas....
Well best regards to you, and congratulations for the site.
Vinicio Mora Jr.
e-business specialist
banco Provincial
Caracas, Venezuela
I want to contact some people of those years
Name:
Allard Keeley
Email:
akeeley@sympatico.ca
Location:
Renfrew Canada
Date:
Sunday March 24, 2002 02:22:30 GMT
Comments:
Pookie, I'm sorry I didn't ask you to dance more often,but
my luck was never that good anyway.I'll always remember La
Salina (58 to 75) but one blessed year in Judibana(76-77 &
only on breaks from university)proved to me that Paraguana
es un paraiso!& I never got to climb Santa Ana though my
sister & brother did.
Name:
David Keeley
Email:
dkeeley@rogers.com
Location:
Mississauga, Ontario Canada L5L1K2
Date:
Sunday March 24, 2002 00:55:36 GMT
Comments:
Born 1961 in the Centro Medico of Cabimas. Lived in La Salina '61 - '75. Graduated Escuela Campo Verde in '75 (all english speakers from La Salina were xferred there starting with my 1st grade year). My parents lived in Pto. Ordaz and Amuay until '77 while I was in boarding school. Last time on native soil was April of '77.
Name:
Myriame & David Marett (Mother & Son
Email:
davidmarett@aol.com
Location:
Santa Rosa Beach FL USA 32459
Date:
Saturday March 23, 2002 19:07:00 GMT
Comments:
David was born in Caripito Jan. 1947. Lived in Quiriquire. Dad was with Creole since 1938. Married in Caracas, July 1942. Also have sister (Sheila) born Maracaibo 1943. Dad worked in Panama during WWII then recalled to Lagunillas in 1943.Eventually transferred to San Juaquin and back to Quiriquire.
Name:
Karin Keeley-Eriksson
Email:
karinka@hotmail.com
Location:
Whitehorse Canada Y1A 2C6
Date:
Friday March 22, 2002 23:31:11 GMT
Comments:
I was born in La Salinas, in Cabimas, Venezuela in 1959 (1st staff baby born at home!)and attended the school in La Salinas until it went Spanish-only when I was in Grade 3- 1967? I was then bussed to the school in TiaJuana, graduating from Grade 8 in 1973. I would especially like to find David McFarlane, who was in my class, or Sharon (I've forgotten her last name!), who was a year behind me.
Name:
Skippy YOUNG Luddeke
Email:
jrluddeke@mindspring.com
Location:
Lawrenceville GA USA 30044
Date:
Thursday March 21, 2002 21:47:33 GMT
Comments:
I was born in Corpus Christi, Texas and moved to Amuay and then on to Caripito (l950-62). My father also was with Creole Petroleum. Am looking forward to more info. Thanks
Name:
Sandra Sandlin Willems
Email:
mwillemss@azalea.net
Location:
Muskogee OK USA 74401
Date:
Thursday March 21, 2002 14:54:44 GMT
Comments:
Tia Juana 1955-59. Brother Larry, Sisters Betty Jean & Cynthia. Parents Judy & Tom Sandlin. Have pictures will email to post. Great to know you all are out there. Would love to get to a reunion or chat on the internet.
Name:
RUSTY BANCROFT
Email:
ANACORB@AOL.COM
Location:
PALM HARBOR FL USA 34683
Date:
Monday March 18, 2002 15:57:05 GMT
Comments:
HI
Name:
Vicki (Kirk) Smith
Email:
chrissyvick@cox-internet.com
Location:
Tyler TX USA 75703
Date:
Wednesday March 13, 2002 14:58:12 GMT
Comments:
Great Web-site.
My brother(Chuck) and parents(Charlie and Aggie) moved to Anaco in 65 and lived in the Mata Camp for a year then moved to a camp outside of Maracaibo called Boscon, (such a long bus ride to EBV). We lived there about a year then we finally moved up and lived in Maracaibo until 1975. My father worked for Mene Grande. I now live in Texas with my husband and 2 sons.
Name:
Miguel V. Pardo Alonso
Email:
Miguel.V.Pardo@uv.es
Location:
Valencia SPAIN 46940
Date:
Friday March 08, 2002 19:09:56 GMT
Comments:
Very interesting. I was born in Venezuela (Ciudad Ojeda) and my father worked in Shell from 1957 to 1971 (Bachaquero, La Concepción and Lagunillas). In July 1971 we moved to Spain and now I am living in Valencia, near the Mediterranean Sea. My father worked in Shell España NV until his retirement in 1988.

Now, I am a Geologist (Paleontologist) and I am a lecturer in the University of Valencia; I teach "General Geology for Biological Sciences". I think that having lived sourrounded by oil pumps has been the main reason of my professional situation.

Good luck with your projects!

Miguel V. Pardo Alonso
Universitat de València
Name:
queen creole(DeRouens/Broussards)
Email:
reina_carrillo@yahoo.com
Location:
Los Angeles CA USA 90047
Date:
Thursday March 07, 2002 06:44:06 GMT
Comments:
Hello if you are a DeRouen, Broussard, Boutte, etc... stay in touch family from Louis.,Texas, Cali., Cananda, And France.
Name:
Juan Carlos Belloso Vargas
Email:
jcbellos@telcel.net.ve
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela 1087
Date:
Tuesday February 26, 2002 21:14:02 GMT
Comments:
I lived in the Oil Camps (Campo Verde Campus) until '87
Now I'm working in Stewart & Stevenson Venezuela
Name:
Charles Prince
Email:
princec@lisd.net
Location:
Lewisville TX USA 75067
Date:
Tuesday February 26, 2002 01:17:18 GMT
Comments:
Born in Maracaibo. Dad was with Mene Grande (Gulf). Lived in small beach-side camp (don't remember name) until age of four. Moved to San Tome. Lived in San Tome from '62-'73.
Name:
Tim Foster
Email:
tfosterbfoster@aol.com
Location:
Louisville KY USA 40241
Date:
Monday February 25, 2002 04:37:02 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Judibana and went to Simon Bolivar from 1969 to 1973. Enjoyed living there and wearing shorts to school, and going to the beach every weekend. Hope all is going well and someone can find the time to drop a line. Take care. The Foster family, (Bill, Gloria, Terri, and Sandy)
Tim Foster
Name:
Anabel Delon
Email:
aid@bellsouth.net
Location:
Miami FL USA 33185
Date:
Sunday February 24, 2002 02:52:59 GMT
Comments:
Thank you for this great website, Randy. I got nostalgic for my childhood as an 'oil brat', bumped into it serendipitously, and already got in touch with a couple of long -lost neighbors.
Lived in Tia Juana, La Salina, Cabimas, Caracas, Jusepin, Quiriquire, Lagunillas and Maracaibo --all in fourteen years!-- with parents Fernando and Carola, and seven brothers and sisters.
My memories are mostly from Quiriquire, between 1957 and 1964. I'll be sending a few pictures to post in your Quiriquire page.
I'll welcome mails and 'aide memoires' from neighbors, teachers and schoolmates of the time who happen to see this message.
Best to you,
Anabel
Name:
Judy Dupre
Email:
dupec@sbcglobal.net
Location:
Kearney MO U.S.A. 64060
Date:
Friday February 22, 2002 19:31:48 GMT
Comments:
I lived up and down the lake from 1951--1957. I visited each summer until 1968. Norris Dupre and Billye Dupre are my parents. My dad worked for Shell and Exxon. Would love to hear from old friends. Thanks Judy Dupre
Name:
Bob Silvius
Email:
rsilvius@mac.com
Location:
Freeport ME 04032
Date:
Wednesday February 20, 2002 22:53:31 GMT
Comments:
Randy, what a splendid idea beautifully executed! I worked for Creole/Lagoven in Lagunillas, Amuay, La Salina, and Caracas from 1957 till 1979, tacking on an extra year in with Bariven in Houston. In an age when multi-nationals are getting so much bad press, I feel bound to assert that Creole did a pretty good job as a corporate citizen and employer, and that the people who worked for her are justified in feeling pride. It is good to know that so many "Gringuitos/as" think back with fondness to their early years in Venezuela, and also that so many "Criollos/as" have posted messages expressing goodwill and citing fond memories. The camps and their associated open communities are an important part of the country's physical and social geography and, as such, their history deserves to be recorded. Keep up the good work. Best regards,
Bob
Name:
Alex Duarte
Email:
ajduartev@hotmail.com
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela 04002
Date:
Tuesday February 19, 2002 02:09:04 GMT
Comments:
Glad to know about this web site. CONGRATULATIINS to keep old friends in touch.
Name:
Diana Moya
Email:
Diana.Moya@cityofhouston.net
Location:
Houston TX 77429
Date:
Sunday February 17, 2002 22:19:33 GMT
Comments:
I got to this page thanks to my sisters, Ana Julia and Elba who probably know more people in these pages because they went to Simon Bolivar School, as well as my younger brother Julio Cesar. I went to the "mongitas" with my sister Ydalia. My brother Perucho did not go to Simon Bolivar either, however he knew everybody and Club Bahia was their favorite place to hang out, speacially with summer visitors willing to take a motorcycle ride. I found here many familiar names, as they relate to my parents Julio and Josefina Porras. This page is a great idea and brings conforting memories to most of us. Thank you! Diana
Name:
Carol Boaz
Email:
cboaz@cedar.net
Location:
Oconomowoc WI usa 53066
Date:
Sunday February 17, 2002 21:30:12 GMT
Comments:
I am not the same Carol Boaz that is in the photo, however, she resembles me enough to be my mother. Is she still alive?
Name:
Ydalia Porras
Email:
ydalia98@hotmail.com
Location:
Valencia Venezuela
Date:
Thursday February 14, 2002 14:40:29 GMT
Comments:
Hi, I lived in Judibana since I can remember in my mind.
My father Julio Cesar Porras and my mother Josefina worked in CREOLE, they were moved from Caripito Camp.I left Judibana to go to the University in Maracaibo in 1972
If someone can remember the First Turistic CARNAVAL in 1971 I was the Queen at that moment and Mr John Whitlock was the Refinery's manager and Mr Reinaldo Demori was the Industrial Relation Manager.
Now I live in Valencia-Venezuela and I visit Judibana frecuently, because these place always will remain me beautiful thinks.
Saludos
Ydalia
Name:
ALFREDO E CEPEDA
Email:
CEPEDAA@PDVSA.COM
Location:
CARACAS VENEZUELA
Date:
Wednesday February 13, 2002 14:42:54 GMT
Comments:
HEY MEN COMO ESTA LA COSA , MUCHA ALEGRIA DE VER ESAS FOTOS
MUCHOS RECUERDOS DE UN BELLO CAMPO Y UNA BELLA CIUDAD COMO JUDIBANA Y
CAMPO MEDICO .

MIS MEJORES AMIGOS LOS CONOCI ENTRE LOS AÑOS 1980 /1982 CUANDO
MI PAPA FUE GTE FINANZAS EN LA REFINERIA (LAGOVEN)
GENTE TAN ESPECIAL COMO LA FAMILIA BARAJAS/COHEN
QUE TODAVIA ESTA PARTE ALLA EN JUDIBANA .
GENTE COMO LOS YOUNG , LOS PACANINS ,LOS FALCON
KAREN CATHA HERNANDEZ MUCHA GENTE DE EEUU

COMPARTIMOS MOMENTOS ESPECTACULARES DE ESO YA HACE

22 AÑOS Y TENGO COMO 10 QUE NO VEO EL CAMPO

SALUDOS PUES A TODOS LA GRAN FAMILIA PETROLERA

ALFREDO CEPEDA
Name:
Janice Holland Priem
Email:
jlpriem@earthlink.net
Location:
Centreville VA 20120
Date:
Wednesday February 13, 2002 00:48:15 GMT
Comments:
I've enjoyed the website. We lived in Tia Juana from 58-64. Good job on the website.
Name:
Francisco J. Yelamo-Rhode
Email:
francisco@yelamo.com
Location:
Atlanta GA USA 30327
Date:
Sunday February 10, 2002 14:06:00 GMT
Comments:
Dear Randy,
This a beautiful page that fills me with wonderful memories of my childhood. I am living in Atlanta and I married a beautiful gal from Amuay "Marion Elizabetn Cockcroft" daughter of James and Magaly Cockcroft, they lived right accros from the school. My father is Cesar M. Yelamo and my mother Helena Rhode de Yelamo. We lived in Amuay (1970-1972) My Godparents they still live in Amuay
Mario and Fina MARVAL. The rest of our years we live in
La Salina, Cabimas. My complete childhood was in the CREOLE company camps. I am a child of CREOLE. I am still in contact with lots of friends that we share our childhood in CREOLE's schools, clubs, parks, etc.. Please let know if I can send you pictures too. Once again congartulations!!!
Name:
Larry Sandlin
Email:
lfsandlin@aol.com
Location:
Colorado Springs CO US 80919
Date:
Thursday February 07, 2002 21:00:44 GMT
Comments:
Hi, lived in Caracas 1953-55 and Tia Juana 1955-1959 as did sisters Betty, Sandra, and Cynthia. Parent were Tom & Judy Sandlin. Great to see Randy's effort to bring back the old time good memories. Am sending Randy some old photos to add to the collection.
Name:
Jorge Chaparro
Email:
ventenn@bellsouth.net
Location:
Greenback TN USA 37742
Date:
Thursday February 07, 2002 17:31:19 GMT
Comments:
Yo vivi en los campos de "La Salina" y "Campo Verde". Estudie bachillerato en el instituto Simon Bolivar. En 1982 me vine a estudiar en Tennessee y supuestamente me regrasaba para Venezuela. Bueno, me encontre con tremenda mujer, he estado casado por 15 anos y tengo dos niñas gringas, Kaylan Renea (8 años) y Cristina Gail (3 años).
Quiero contactar otros amigos que vivieron en los campos petroleros y en el Instituto Simon Bolivar.
Name:
Jose Luis Ortiz-Volcan
Email:
ortizjly@pdvsa.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1010A
Date:
Thursday February 07, 2002 12:42:50 GMT
Comments:
Interested in cultural byproducts from oil and gas businesses.
Name:
Alberto Beuses
Email:
albertobeuses@telcel.net.ve
Location:
Amuay Venezuela 04147
Date:
Monday February 04, 2002 22:17:23 GMT
Comments:
Hello!
My name is Alberto, I am currently living in Amuay, Calle Cumana #1004, near the Simon Bolivar School.
It all started in 1968, when my Dad got transfered from Maracibo (Shell) to Amuay (CReole). I have lived here from 1968-1979, when I went to Loyola University in New Orleans.
After graduation in 1985(Bachelor´s Degree-Communications) I started working for Lagoven (Ex-Creole) in Tia Juana, an Oil Camp in Zulia.
In 1992 I got transferred to Amuay again. My children are walking the same street I dis to go to school. I live in cumana street again.....!!!! # 1007.
I have some pictures to share, from the 1960's.
If there is anything I can be of your help, please write me back. I work for PDVSA Public Relatios Office.

Regards,
Alberto.
Name:
Dorothy Trahan
Email:
mailto:dorothy%20trahan@att.net
Location:
Austin TX usa 78759
Date:
Thursday January 31, 2002 04:29:37 GMT
Comments:
Enjoyed looking at the pictures again,and remembering the good old days--thanks for the trip down memory lane.
Name:
RANDY SHARP
Email:
SPINDOC110@AOL.COM
Location:
HACIENDA HEIGHTS,CA. CA USA 91745
Date:
Wednesday January 23, 2002 02:14:20 GMT
Comments:
HI EVERYBODY
Name:
TOM D. AND JUDY SANDLIN
Email:
tdsandlin@aol.com
Location:
ALAMO TX USA 78516
Date:
Sunday January 20, 2002 01:03:43 GMT
Comments:
PIPE LINE DEPARTMENT 1953 1959. CARACAS AND TIA JUANA
Name:
Orlando Marin
Email:
omarin@usb.ve
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1080
Date:
Saturday January 19, 2002 03:09:32 GMT
Comments:
Soy arquitecto ytrabajo en el Instituto de Estudios Regionales y Urbanos (IERU) de la Universidad Simón Bolívar. Nos hemos dedicado a estudiar las tipologías arquitectónicas de las viviendas de estos campos. Hemos realizado el levantamiento de muchas edificaciones. Estaba buscando en internet alguna referencia a los posibles arquitectos que trabajaron en el diseño y construcción de estos campos (décadas de 1940 y 1950) cuando enconté esta página. Sus nombres serían fundamentales para completar la historia de la arquitectura y el urbanismo venezolano contemporáneo.
Si tienen alguna información al respecto, por favor no duden en contatarme.
Muchos saludos,
Arq. Orlando Marín
Name:
Franca Vettor Drennan
Email:
fsdrennan@juno.com
Location:
New Boston TX U.S.A. 75570
Date:
Thursday January 17, 2002 19:17:14 GMT
Comments:
My brother, Franco,just sent me this address and what a great idea!! I have often thought about my childhood and all the great times I enjoyed. My memory is sometimes not as good as it should be having made so many moves in my lifetime, but I do remember all the people during my youth in Tia Juana.
Name:
Franco Vettor
Email:
fvettor@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1050
Date:
Wednesday January 16, 2002 22:53:08 GMT
Comments:
Great page; great memories. Thanks Randy. And thanks Ramon Perez Brett for tipping me off about the site.
Name:
Ramón Pérez Brett
Email:
yv5eed@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1080
Date:
Wednesday January 16, 2002 16:54:50 GMT
Comments:
Randy,
First of all my congratulations for your excellent initiative in creating and maintaining this web page, meeting point to all the "amuayenses"; all of us that carry a piece of Amuay in our hearts. I belong to the class of ´63 (Orquídea" yearbook) from the Escuela Simón Bolívar. We are missing three of our classmates to keep in touch. Joanie Farnum, Kirk Merritt and Patricia Livingston. Can anyone help us reach them? Regards to everyone.
Ramón Pérez Brett
Name:
David Miller
Email:
okiedrftr@aol.com
Location:
Savannah GA 31419
Date:
Wednesday January 16, 2002 00:40:38 GMT
Comments:
Second Visit
Name:
David R. Miller
Email:
okiedrftr@aol.com
Location:
Savannah GA 31419
Date:
Tuesday January 15, 2002 03:14:37 GMT
Comments:
My Dad was a toolpusher for Creole. We lived in La Salina in '46-47 and Quiriquire '47- early '50. I'll be posting some stuff about Quiriquire.
Name:
Vicky Hetherington Leach
Email:
vleach@att.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77040
Date:
Monday January 14, 2002 18:42:46 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Anaco Venezuela from 1958 until 1976.
My mom and dad Gordy and Charlene Hetherington are
still playing golf in North TX, Malakoff to be exact.

Getting to live in Venezuela as a child was the greatest gift
my dad could have ever given me. Thank God for Mene Grande (Gulf).

I live in Houston, TX, have two children and work for ATT.
Name:
Rod Holland
Email:
rbgargoyle@aol.com
Location:
Bakersfield CA USA 93312
Date:
Saturday January 12, 2002 07:54:20 GMT
Comments:
Moved to Tia Juana in 1958. My dad worked for CREOLE. I saw Randy Laciaults note. I knew them all, howvever Gary was closer to my age. We lived on Calle E, Casa 6. Across the street were the Ellisons, next door the Dunns, behind us the Suchons, and the Tollesons. Some of the greatest memories of my life were there. Very glad to find this website.
Name:
Carlos Pacanins
Email:
Carlos.Pacanins@am.sony.com
Location:
Dothan AL usa 36301
Date:
Friday January 11, 2002 06:16:33 GMT
Comments:
When asked "how was it growing up in Venezuela ?"
Well, I don't think the english language has the appropriate words needed to accurately describe such an event. How can I explain what it felt like to stand on the edge of the cliffs looking out over the deep blue waters of the bay while the cool wind killed the sun's heat; The beauty of the Paraguana desert; the isolated beaches; Adicora; the massive sand dumes that roll into the sea at Cabo San Roman; Mt. Santa Ana. One giant playground. I have never been in a place that made me feel the way I felt in Amuay. I would not trade my childhood years in Amuay for anybody's childhood. I lived in front of the school's playground on Valera St.
Name:
Patrick "Shane" Sweeney
Email:
shane.sweeney@natoil.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77066
Date:
Thursday January 10, 2002 21:12:28 GMT
Comments:
My Dad "Dan" went to Venezuela with my Mom and older sister, Madalyn, and two brothers, Dan Allen and Sherman in 1948. We had the opportunity to live in Tia Juana, Lagunillas and again in Quiriquire. My Dad retired in 1973 and managed Maracaibo Wire Line for 1 year, after which we returned to Gainesville, Texas. I graduated from Texas A&M in 1979 and worked 1 year for Halliburton in Gainesville. In 1981 I went to work for Oilwell and am currently Latin American Sales Manager for National Oilwell.
Keep up the good work...

Shane
Name:
Patrick "Shane" Sweeney
Email:
shane.sweeney@natoil.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77066
Date:
Thursday January 10, 2002 20:42:48 GMT
Comments:
Nice to see a place where we can all get together and remember what it was like... We are the last of a generation. There will be no more like us!
Name:
Sharon Wagner
Email:
Sharon.Maniord1@Halliburton.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77072
Date:
Thursday January 10, 2002 14:42:57 GMT
Comments:
My sister Sandra and I moved to Venezuela in 1955. We first lived in Lagunillas, then Tia Juana and last Maracaibo. Our parents were Vic and Enola Wagner.
Name:
Alan Pringle
Email:
apringle@houston.rr.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77379
Date:
Tuesday January 08, 2002 01:19:07 GMT
Comments:
Still kicking. We lived in Adaro, Judibana, Caripito, La Salina and Tia Juana from 1950 to 1975. Dad (Jack Pringle) died in 1989, Mom (Heather) is living in northern England outside Hull, Duncan died in 1995. I have 3 children, 2 born in Dhahran Saudi Arabia and 1 born in Louisiana. I still work for big oil, Shell now, recently SAudi Arabian Oil Company. Seems these oil field brat pages are growing. Some of us brats went to the Middle East following Venezuela and found not much is different from one camp to another. In fact one afternoon in Hofuf Saudi Arabia I thought the town looked a little like an older version of Ojeda except I don't remeber camels in Ojeda!
Name:
Sonia O'Docharty-Tersigne
Email:
RltrSonia@aol.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77098
Date:
Sunday January 06, 2002 17:01:08 GMT
Comments:
Rnady-great website! I grew up in San Tome, Tamare, Tia Juana & Maracaibo from 1960-1978. My mother is from Venezuela and my father is from Texas.
Name:
Karen (Robinson) Kanaley
Email:
kmk1002@aol.com
Location:
Tulsa OK US 74145
Date:
Sunday January 06, 2002 15:47:19 GMT
Comments:
Hi Randy, I enjoyed your pictures of Amuay. My dad was Carl Robinson, we lived in Adaro and Judibana. In Adaro we lived across the street from the beach and in Judibana we lived right across the street from the new school in a "butterfly" house. We were in Amuay from 1957 until 1962. We returned to the States for 3 years and then my dad went back, this time to Tia Juana, until he retired in 1976.

Karen Kanaley (Robinson)

2001

Name:
Clare (Bailey) Raska
Email:
clare@raska.net
Location:
Vancourver Canada
Date:
Wednesday December 26, 2001 20:48:10 GMT
Comments:
I enjoy checking back here from time to time to see the guest book entries. We have scanned many photos of our stay in Amuay from 1969 to 1971. Our website had some problems which have been fixed now that my son is home on Christmas vacation. Go to www.raska.net, click on "People and Places", and then on Venezuela.
Name:
Steve Warden
Email:
stevewarden1@yahoo.com
Location:
Sugarland TX USA 77478
Date:
Sunday December 23, 2001 19:12:50 GMT
Comments:
Great site - My parents, Bill and Marge, lived in Amuay from 1947 till 1959. I was born in 1950, and attended Simon Bolivar School thru the 3rd grade. My younger brothers, Bill(Mac), Greg and Jeff also went to school there. Many fond memories.
Mandame un emailo si me conoces.
Name:
HENRY R. GONZALEZ
Email:
BOYERA@AOL.COM
Location:
ORLANDO FL UNITED STATES 32837
Date:
Saturday December 22, 2001 18:59:27 GMT
Comments:
RANDY: GOOD WORK ON YOUR WEB PAGE, YOU HAVE DONE SOMETHING GOOD GET EVERYBODY TOGETHER. KEEP THE GOOD WORK. I DO KNOW MUST OF THE PEOPLE ON THE AMUAY GUEST BOOK. I HAD LIVED OUT SIDE JUDIVANA. I WAS THE SON OF ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR FOR CREOLE.
Name:
Ian Ball
Email:
iball@qwest.net
Location:
St. Paul MN USA 55102
Date:
Wednesday December 19, 2001 05:34:06 GMT
Comments:
RANDY - It's amazing how much traffic your site draws! What a great Christmas present for all of us throughout the year. Thanks again for all the work in keeping this site going. Ian Ball
Name:
Bobby Pollock
Email:
rpollock@houstonisd.org
Location:
Houston TX
Date:
Friday December 14, 2001 19:01:24 GMT
Comments:
Only today a guy walked into my office to see if I was interested in some educational software and it turns out we went to school together at Campo Alegre in Caracas. I was in Venezuela from 57-77, Caracas, Tamare and Tia Juana. Great site .....the internet has really been godsent for us who have all ended up in so many different places.
Salidos,
Bobby
Name:
Bill Breffeilh
Email:
d4brefels@earthlink.net
Location:
Madison AL 35758
Date:
Friday December 14, 2001 17:45:32 GMT
Comments:
My father George Breffeilh, worked in Amuay, Caripito and Caracas. Retired in 1971. My brother's richard, Robert and I went to School in caripito and Caracas ( Campo Alegre)
Name:
Bill Breffeilh
Email:
d4brefels@earthlink.net
Location:
Madison AL 35758
Date:
Friday December 14, 2001 17:45:31 GMT
Comments:
My father George Breffeilh, worked in Amuay, Caripito and Caracas. Retired in 1971. My brother's richard, Robert and I went to School in caripito and Caracas ( Campo Alegre)
Name:
Brian Sullivan
Email:
bgsgreg@aol.com
Location:
Houstpn TX usa 77079
Date:
Wednesday December 05, 2001 16:40:05 GMT
Comments:
1957-1981 mostly tia juana zulia area some caracas
Name:
Ralph & Maurine Poth
Email:
rjmwpoth@omniglobal.net
Location:
Kerrville TX USA 78028
Date:
Wednesday December 05, 2001 01:14:27 GMT
Comments:
Hello
Name:
Marcos Paoli
Email:
mpaoli@eesus.jnj.com
Location:
El Paso TX USA 79912
Date:
Sunday December 02, 2001 18:20:31 GMT
Comments:
My father, also named Marcos arrived to Amuay in September of 1961. We followed (lived in OKC) and arrived in January of 1962, I was crawling at that time. We actually moved into the Nixon's house after their move, Mr. Nixon was the superintendent at that time. We lived in Amuay until 1967, we later moved to La Salina (Campo Hollywood) and lived there until 1974. This site definitely brings back old memories and makes me feel a little nostalgic. I am so glad someone has taken the time to do all of the legwork in putting it together. Superb work indeed!
Name:
Dawn Demmon
Email:
dbdemmon@qwest.net
Location:
Spanaway WA 98387
Date:
Monday November 26, 2001 01:15:00 GMT
Comments:
What a wonderful site, Randy! My family moved to Judibana from Aruba in 1956 and we lived there until 1965. My dad is Maurice Demmon, my mother was Waunita Demmon, my sister was Mauralee Demmon, my brother is Scott Demmon and then there is me. We had a great childhood there. Wish I could have stayed forever. I thought that was home till we can to the States. Would love to chat with anybody who lived there during those years. Thanks again, Randy!
Name:
Mildred Mann
Email:
mann4679@hotmail.com
Location:
Sugarland TX US
Date:
Saturday November 24, 2001 20:32:15 GMT
Comments:
Hi, I lived there for 21 years, I was born there. Met the love of my life, and got married at Cristo Rey Church in Judibana. We will love to go back there to life for a few years if we get a chance to work for some project. Now I feel home sick, and wanna go back soon. Nice pictures of my home land. Thanks.
Name:
Tracy Mann
Email:
mann4679@hotmail.com
Location:
Sugar Land TX USA 77479
Date:
Saturday November 24, 2001 20:24:26 GMT
Comments:
Greta pics. I worked at the Amuay Lagoven refinery on an expansion project in 1996. I lined in the Hotel Jardin in Judibana for 7 months. Had a gret time and visited Morocoy on a number of occasions.
Name:
Arch Wray Shero
Email:
ashero@cox.rr.com
Location:
Falls Church VA USA 22043
Date:
Wednesday November 21, 2001 22:34:56 GMT
Comments:
Great job with the site,Randy. My hat is off to you for your creativity and effort. I too remember my years fondly growing up with my two brothers (Dutch and Winston) and three sisters (Susan, Leslie, and Jane)in the Cabimas and Tia Juana area of Venezuela. It was truly an adventure. At times, I wonder how we ever survived some of the "stupidity" we engaged in--such as playing knights of the round table on bikes using cutain rods for lances and garbage can lids for shields and riding full tilt at each other during jousting contests. Or playing "ditch" in the middle of the night as young teenagers and trying to get to home base by jumping fences with three strands of barbed wire on top of them. As you can imagine, I am especially thankful this Thanksgiving holiday for the gods having spared me during the foolishness of my youth.
Name:
Steve Smith
Email:
stevesmith@ompa.com
Location:
Oklahoma City OK USA 73132
Date:
Wednesday November 21, 2001 18:15:18 GMT
Comments:
Thanks for creating such a great web-site. I enjoy the pictures and keeping up with old friends.
Name:
Lee Shero AKA Dutch
Email:
dod.lee@home.com
Location:
Dallas TX USA 75218
Date:
Wednesday November 21, 2001 14:41:30 GMT
Comments:
Thanks Randy
Name:
Gustavo Chaparro Salas
Email:
guscha@telcel.net.ve
Location:
Valera- Trujillo Venezuela 3101
Date:
Tuesday November 20, 2001 23:12:34 GMT
Comments:
Hi everyone. I used to live in Judibana (amuay) 1960-1970.
My father is Hermes Chaparro who was the lawyer of the Amuay refinery in Creole. I am living in Valera, edo. Trujillo were i am a ginecology.

Gustavo Chaparro Salas

PD: My adress in Amuay was calle Cumana 1005 and calle Maturin 1109. I studied in simon Bolivar school.

Gustavo
Name:
John Hart
Email:
johnhart@elliottelectric.com
Location:
Burleson TX USA 76028
Date:
Tuesday November 20, 2001 22:02:45 GMT
Comments:
Donde esta La Concha?
Name:
Barry D. Maney
Email:
Barry.D.Maney@ExxonMobil.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77002
Date:
Tuesday November 20, 2001 14:43:36 GMT
Comments:
Great, great stuff. Really enjoying "the good old days".
Name:
Dick and Sue Ward
Email:
Griswards@prodigy.net
Location:
OK US
Date:
Tuesday November 20, 2001 03:17:35 GMT
Comments:
Please update our E-mail Address in your guest book. we are retired now. Hope to see in Branson.
Name:
Gary I. Keller
Email:
Budzi71@msn.com
Location:
Lafayette LA USA 70508
Date:
Monday November 19, 2001 23:50:15 GMT
Comments:
Randy, As usual,thanks for doing all of this. My Mom and Dad really enjoy all of the pictures and are having a hard time believing the internet.
Name:
Connie Macdonald Murrin
Email:
dae@gate.net
Location:
Stuart FL USA 34996
Date:
Monday November 19, 2001 15:17:44 GMT
Comments:
Where can I get in touch with Patti Shallcross? If anyone knows would you let me know? Thanks
Name:
Hal Jackson
Email:
hjj247@aol.com
Location:
Bakersfield CA United States 93312
Date:
Monday November 19, 2001 13:10:44 GMT
Comments:
Hello everyone, I grew up in Maracaibo Camp Richmond as my father worked for Standard Oil Company. My dads brother worked for Creole on the other side of the Lake. This is a great site and really interesting. We all were so lucky to experience living outside the US and I think about it almost everytime I go to the grocery store and see people buying mangos.
Name:
Ruth (Gillespie) Nichols
Email:
drruthie2@yahoo.com
Location:
Houston TX U.S.A. 77024
Date:
Monday November 19, 2001 01:51:56 GMT
Comments:
Hi, I am Darla's mom. I love your web site. Darla told me about it, and I thought I would come for a visit. I am sure everyone who comes for a visit really enjoys it.
Best wishes, Ruth Nichols
Name:
John McGrath
Email:
JPMcGrath@JPMcGrath.net
Location:
Easton PA USA 18042
Date:
Sunday November 18, 2001 03:39:11 GMT
Comments:
What an exellent site, Randy! I really appreciate the effort you have taken to create it. Your site brought back a lot of memories. I lived in Judibana from 1956 to 1965 and in La Salina from 1965 to 1968.
Name:
Bob Burgess
Email:
rlburgess@msn.com
Location:
Cypress TX USA 77429
Date:
Thursday November 15, 2001 20:38:10 GMT
Comments:
A wonderful site...thanks to Randy T. for taking the time and effort. Many fond memories contained herein. I found out about the site from an old friend, Barry Gilbert, and quickly passed the info on to my sisters Barbara Burgess Istre, Kate Burgess Cummings, Trish Burgess Winebrenner and brother Alan Burgess...(both Alan and Trish were born in the Judibana clinic La Sagrada Familia(?), although now I think those two remember more about their formative years spent in Libya).
Name:
Scott Demmon
Email:
scott.demmon@lpscoaz.com
Location:
Goodyear AZ usa 85338
Date:
Monday November 12, 2001 21:47:40 GMT
Comments:
Brought back good memories for both my sister and me as well as my dad, Maurice Demmon.
Name:
Yoleth Oliveiros
Email:
yo@w-link.net
Location:
Seattle WA usa 98102
Date:
Sunday November 11, 2001 04:17:38 GMT
Comments:
I just happent to come across you page. I am Venezuelan and have being here since 1980. Is so great to see picture of Punto Fijo and Judibana. I also was born there.My father work in the refinery too. This is great.
Yoleth
Name:
FRANK P. CALVI
Email:
CALVI@UN.ORG
Location:
NEW YORK NY USA 10022
Date:
Tuesday November 06, 2001 21:40:05 GMT
Comments:
HELLO PEOPLE FROM JUDIBANA.
HOW ARE YOU DOING?
I NOW WORK AT THE UNITED NATIONS HERE IN NYC
SURVIVED THE TERRORIST ATTACKS
I HAVE RETURNED SEVERAL TIMES TO JUDIBANA IN THE 90'S AND 2000.
THINGS ARE REALLY DIFFERENT IF NOT DEPRESSING. WAS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL
TOWN. IT REALLY HURTS TO SEE THIS SINCE I WAS BORN AND GREW UP THERE.
MAN DO I MISS THE CLUB BAHIA,(GOT MARRIED IN THE CLUB, SALON EL ANCLA LAST DECEMBER 2000.WAS A DREAM COME TRUE) AND THE QUIET TOWN AND IT'S FRESH AIR AND HEAT.
OH WELL MAYBE I WILL RETIRE THERE AND HAVE MY ASHES SPREAD OVER THE BAY.
HOPE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF YOU.
SINCERELY
FRANK
Name:
Kevin Fitzsimmons
Email:
mfitzsimmons@soch.com
Location:
Beach Haven NJ USA 08008
Date:
Tuesday November 06, 2001 01:58:40 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Amuay from '54 to '66. Many great memories of Venezuela, I still have a jar of dirt from my back yard that I took the day we left. Randy, a wonderful site! ! ! You have outdone yourself. Grat pictures. Your brother Kieth was in my class at Simon Bolivar. Would really like to know what happened to others from that class. Keep up the good work.
Name:
Alva Muglia (now: Madeleine Alva Mathis)
Email:
drmathis@radiks.net
Location:
Lincoln NE USA 68510
Date:
Friday November 02, 2001 14:15:36 GMT
Comments:
LaSalina was home from 1950-1962 (1958-1961 away at school in England}. Spent one summer in Amuay, with many happy "memory clips".
Randy, thanks and congrats to you for this great site! Am looking forward to hearing from old friends and making new ones.
Name:
Nena Reid
Email:
foxielady2000@aol.com
Location:
Oklahoma City OK USA 73107
Date:
Sunday October 28, 2001 07:33:19 GMT
Comments:
What a neat adventure. I was setting up a webpage about my life in Venezuela and looking for graphics and there you were!! Deja vouz. Been there and done that was the feeling. Made me a little homesick too. Thanx so much for helping me to revisit that time so long ago. :) Hasta luego todos. Nena

PS. Was in the Tia Juana-Lagunillas area from 1952 until 1965.
Name:
Mark Rushing
Email:
mickirushing@compuserve.com
Location:
Lake Dallas TX USA 75065
Date:
Friday October 26, 2001 07:48:58 GMT
Comments:
Attended Creole school in La Salina grades K - 8 (1949 - 1958)
Name:
Carlos R. Omaña
Email:
cromanac@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1060
Date:
Sunday October 07, 2001 19:18:43 GMT
Comments:
Was Assistant Refining Dept. Manager at Amuay in 1978, retired from Oil Industry in 1994 after which I was appointed Ambassador of Venezuela to Japan,where I was until 1997. Currently I´m an Oil&Gas Consultant.
Name:
Pedro Gonzalez
Email:
pjgonzalez@telcel.net.ve
Location:
Caracas
Date:
Sunday September 16, 2001 04:35:31 GMT
Comments:
Congratulations, this is a beautiful page. I can see you have put a lot of efforts on it. I am delighted to see that you all cherish the your memories of the oil camps in Venezuela.

My grandfather worked for Creole since 1920 to 1952. My mother was born in the oil camp of Santa Rita, Pueblo Cumarebo, Falcon and my aunts were born in Quiri-Quire near Caripito. As a kid I used to love to hear my grandmother's stories about life in the camps.

I hope you are successful in bringing in all your childhood friends.
Name:
Steve Sleightholm
Email:
stephen.sleightholm@celanese.com
Location:
Nazareth PA USA 18064
Date:
Wednesday September 05, 2001 18:12:58 GMT
Comments:
I am trying to locate Magarita Anez. She lived in Campo Verde of Tia Juana attending the Staff School through the 8th grade when she married and moved to Caracas. She has a brother, Jose and a sister, Isabel. We both graduated at the same time in 1957.
Name:
Louis Pacanins
Email:
lap36hon@aol.com
Location:
Grand Prairie TX USA 75050
Date:
Wednesday August 29, 2001 22:31:52 GMT
Comments:
My, brother Tom told me about your site, and I got to tell ya it's "BAD". I grew up in Campo Hollywood, Amuay, Caracas.
I rode my dirt bikes in what used to be your golf course in Amuay. Got in just about as much trouble as Raul Arreaza. (ask his brother Gorge). Just got intouch with old friends like Dawn Wilcox because of this site and can't tell you how much it meant to me to hear from someone I haven't seen in 30 years. Did you know a Srt. Marques teacher when you lived in Amuay?.Last just want to say to Estevita Hernandes that I'm still "ALIVE".
Saludos a todos Louis
Name:
Angalee "Garritson" DeForest
Email:
angaleedef@aol.com
Location:
Holmes NY 12531
Date:
Tuesday August 28, 2001 19:25:46 GMT
Comments:
Does anyone know where Jan Bowman, school teacher at La Salina in 1951-55, can be located? I have a friend who happens to be an old friend of hers, and she would love to find out about her. Me too!
Name:
Jim Walters
Email:
jwalters@fukl.edu
Location:
Colombia
Date:
Thursday August 23, 2001 21:18:26 GMT
Comments:
Jim Walters

DOES ANYONE KNOW MY FATHER? My name is Jim Walters. I was born in Maracaibo in 1958. My father's name is William (Bill) Walters. I think he was working for Creole Petroleum when he met my mother.

I have never met my father. After I was born, my mother and I moved to Colombia. I remember that my mother received letters from my father which were (I think) postmarked from Tia Juana.

If you know anything about my father, please e-mail me. ( jwalters@fukl.edu ) This means very much to me, and I would be very grateful for any information at all about my father. Thank you very much for any help you can provide.

Jim Walters
Name:
Cheri Amos
Email:
clammy@mediaone.net
Location:
Cottage Grove MN USA 55016
Date:
Thursday July 26, 2001 20:20:15 GMT
Comments:
Do you have any information on the whereabouts of your old classmates Kay or Cheri Amos? I share the same name as one of them and I believe we are related. I'd like to contact them. I did not see them among your guest book archives.
Name:
Angalee Garritson DeForest
Email:
angaleedef@aol.com
Location:
Holmes NY USA 12531
Date:
Thursday July 26, 2001 12:21:59 GMT
Comments:
I've moved from California to New York! New address is 32 Mill Pond Lane, Holmes, NY 12531. My website is
www.DeForestFineArt.com
Name:
Simone Charles (now Johnston)
Email:
alanandsimone@aol.com
Location:
U.k.
Date:
Saturday July 14, 2001 12:42:11 GMT
Comments:
My brother Geoff Charles told me about your great website - I was born 1n 1944 in Maracaibo at the CSV hospital and we lived in Lagunillas until 1953 and then Maracaibo. My parents went out in 1936 and were at many of the camps they were Glyn and Sylvia Charles, unfortunately they are no longer alive as they would have recognised many of the names.
It's a brilliant website and hope to get in touch with some old friends.
Name:
pedro dorta
Email:
dortap@pdvsa.com
Location:
amuay vanezuela na
Date:
Saturday July 07, 2001 20:18:16 GMT
Comments:
Actualmente vivo en Campo Medico, un saludos, para Uds.
Name:
Geoff Charles
Email:
geoffchar@msn.com
Location:
Seattle WA USA 98065
Date:
Friday July 06, 2001 19:59:52 GMT
Comments:
I was born in the CSV hospital in Maracaibo in '42, was in Casigua 42-44 then Lagunillas until 53 when I went to the UK for school. My parents left Maracaibo in 58. Recognises Ken Zonkers photo,last saw him in 54.
Name:
Mark Hollis
Email:
mhollis@lwol.com
Location:
Crowley TX 76036
Date:
Thursday June 28, 2001 21:43:32 GMT
Comments:
I live near Ft. Worth, TEXAS. I was in Venezuela from 55' to 77', 3 different times, both in Anaco and Tamare. I graduated from 'Escuela Bella Vista in 74'. My Dad, Billy Hollis, passed away last year in October. I am single Dad with custody of three wonderful teenagers. The oldest, Christena (19), has left the nest for now. The other two are Billy (17) and Annie (18). Life has a been good in spite of a few bumps in the road. Would enjoy catching up with a few of you. Saludos Paisanos!
Name:
Al Herndon
Email:
aherndon@fc.capaccess.org
Location:
Herndon VA USA 20171
Date:
Tuesday June 26, 2001 23:52:28 GMT
Comments:
Randy, Just notification of a e-mail address change. See you at the reunion in Branson in 2002. Al
Name:
Ed Flaspoehler
Email:
eflaspo@aol.com
Location:
Dallas TX USA 75209
Date:
Tuesday June 26, 2001 19:43:38 GMT
Comments:
Hello:

I visited Paraguana in 1998, when I went to Venezuela to view the Solar Eclipse that year. We bussed as a group from Caracas to Punto Fijo, and stayed in a hotel in Judibana. I observed and photographed the eclipse at the beach at Playa El Pico. I was fascinated by the remoteness of the place as well as what appeared to be the economic prosperity most likely due to the local oil refineries. I am sorry to say that I did not have more time to explore Paraguana, but I was at the mercy of the group and the bus schedule. I especially wanted to visit Cerro Anna, and your pictures of this area were interesting to me. I was recently remembering this trip, and came across your site. It was very interesting. Thanks for a nostalgic trip into the recent past. You can read my eclipse report at the following web address: http://members.aol.com/eflaspo/feb26-98.htm
Name:
Mike McKaig
Email:
MMCKAIG@SFASU.EDU
Location:
Nacogdoches TX U.S.A. 75961
Date:
Wednesday June 20, 2001 22:19:49 GMT
Comments:
My parents, Jack and Mary Ann McKaig, my sister, Patty, and I went to Venezuela from Oklahoma in 1956. We lived in La Salina until 1962, when we moved to Tia Juana. My dad retired from Lagoven (Creole) in 1982. My parents live in Crescent, Oklahoma, and Patty lives in Edmond, Oklahoma, with her husband, Bruce Smith and their sons, Tanner and Brandon. I teach at Stephen F. Austin State University. My aunt and uncle, Peggy and Kenneth Lyles, and cousins Jack and Jill Lyles, lived in Tamare and Tia Juana in the late 50's, and again in the mid 70's after living in Libya. My dad's uncle, Roy McKaig, was a pioneer in the Venezuelan and Colombian oil fields in the early years (30's & 40's). Patty and Jill organized the first reunion of Tia Juana "oil field brats" in 1986 in Dallas.
Name:
Tommye Rodgers
Email:
Anaco64@yahoo.com
Location:
Houston TX 77041
Date:
Monday June 11, 2001 15:23:06 GMT
Comments:
We lived in Ciudad Ojeda, Tamare, El Tigre, Anaco and then some, from 62-81?
I'm the youngest daughther of Wes Rodgers; Bill Rodgers' little sister. All of our family is here in Houston Texas
Name:
LUIS SAVCIC
Email:
SAVCICLJ@HOTMAIL.COM
Location:
JUDIBANA VENEZUELA 4147
Date:
Monday June 11, 2001 01:29:28 GMT
Comments:
CONTINUE YOUR EFFORT TO KEEP TRACK OF OLD CREOLE PIONEERS.
MY FATHER RETIRED FROM CREOLE AMUAY IN 1962.I COULDN`T GRADUATE FROM SIMON BOLIVAR . AS WE LIVED IN CASACOIMA PUNTO FIJO, WE STAYED IN TOUCH WITH CLUB BAHIA AND CLUB MIRAMAR (SHELL)
I MARRIED LINDA PFLUG, DAUGHTER OF ROBERT (BOB ) AND MERCEDES PFLUG
Name:
Tanya Lopez Duchild
Email:
duch@gtw.net
Location:
Chesterfield MO U.S.A. 63017
Date:
Wednesday June 06, 2001 16:43:20 GMT
Comments:
Hi! So nice to see this website and some old friends. I spent the great summer of '56 with you all! Tanya
Name:
Joanie McLester Miller
Email:
joanie@n-link.com
Location:
Lampasas TX usa 76550
Date:
Tuesday June 05, 2001 03:22:12 GMT
Comments:
lived in Tamare, Tia Juana from approximately '58-'71.
Please list me in directory. Maiden name is McLester.

address: 7696 Highway 281 North
Lampasas, TX 76550
512-556-6608
Name:
Randy Trahan
Email:
randytrahan@att.net
Location:
Walnut Creek CA USA 94598
Date:
Sunday May 13, 2001 18:02:18 GMT
Comments:
Friends,

I have moved all my old guest book entries to my new guest book archive where they can be viewed much more reliably than by using AT&T’s view guest book feature.

Randy
Name:
Pat Shallcross Yoder
Email:
winghealer@webtv.net
Location:
Houston TX USA 77080
Date:
Sunday April 29, 2001 23:12:31 GMT
Comments:
Randy, thanks for the wonderful trip down memory lane! I lived in Caracas (47-50 and 52-53), Jusepin (51-52), Amuay (53-55) and La Salina (55-63). I'd love to hear from old friends and classmates !
Pat Shallcross Yoder
Name:
Lucille H. Traas
Email:
traasl@hotmail.com
Location:
Katwijk Netherlands
Date:
Wednesday April 18, 2001 19:21:36 GMT
Comments:
I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the site. I am married to Mark Traas who is one of the "Amuay brats". This Christmas he and our daughter Cheryl went to Amuay, together with Ramon Perez Brett. We do have some pictures, so if you are interested, we could send you some, either digitally or by mail.
Regards,
Lucille H. Traas
Name:
Fernando Adaro
Email:
adaro@telecable.es
Location:
Gijon España
Date:
Friday March 30, 2001 17:48:29 GMT
Comments:
Encuentro en tu página citas a la Escuela y el Club ADARO y quedo muy sorprendido por llevar mi apellido.Hasta ahora tengo noticias de otros Adaro que salieron en su día de España que viven en Chile y Argentina,por lo que me gustaria me informases del origen o motivo del nombre de esos centros.
Muchas gracias y un saludo.
Name:
Darla Gillespie McNay
Email:
kmcnay@pdq.net
Location:
Houston TX USA 77079
Date:
Thursday March 22, 2001 17:22:00 GMT
Comments:
Randy,
Your pictures bring back wonderful memories. Your web site is a gift to all of us who group up in Venezuela. Thank you.
Darla Gillespie McNay
Name:
Steven Thompson
Email:
sjthompson@iwon.com
Location:
Bedias TX United States 77831
Date:
Monday March 19, 2001 19:04:21 GMT
Comments:
My sister Linda and I where in Caracas from Nov 1951 to the summer of 1953 and in Tia Juana from the summer of 53 to Nov of 1956.
Name:
Maricruz Pacheco de Ramos
Email:
jomara2@cantv.net
Location:
Lagunillas FL Venezuela 4016
Date:
Thursday March 08, 2001 19:14:26 GMT
Comments:
Hola! me encantó tu página, yo nací (33) , crecí, me casé y aún vivo aqui junto a mi esposo y mis tres hijos.
Lagunillas todavía es un lugar agradable donde vivir, no me iría de aqui, a menos que sea por fuerza mayor.
Me parece muy lindo que hayas hecho esta página, de verdad es muy linda.
Saludos cordiales
Name:
Shawn & Charlotte Wilcox
Email:
xenon@ncfreedom.net
Location:
New Bern NC USA 28562
Date:
Saturday March 03, 2001 21:09:25 GMT
Comments:
Our family (Carole-Mom, Glenn-Dad, Sharon, Dawn, Laura-Sisters, and Warren-Brother) was in Venezuela between 1963 and 1976. We lived in Caripito, Tamare, La Salina, and Tia Juana. I went to Campo Verde and Las Morochas Schools as well as Bella Vista.

Most of the pictures on your website are a little before my time, but it's a blast to see them, especially the Tia Juana Club and Santa in the Helicopter. I was trying to explain that to my wife, and the picture was worth a thousand words! Keep up the good work!

If anyone sees this and knows me, send me an email!

Shawn
Name:
Jose Padron
Email:
padronjo@pdvsa.com
Location:
San Tomé Venezuela
Date:
Monday February 26, 2001 22:30:01 GMT
Comments:
Last address in Judibana was Avenida Caracas. Some knowns and neighbors included Ruádez, Parker, Stenico, Daugherty, Schillingford (Jenny), Stories (Eileen, Clyde) among others.
Moved to Barcelona in 1971. I remained in Puerto La Cruz and signed up in Corpoven which evolved to PDVSA and work here as telecom consultant based in San Tomé since 1988.
I haven't go back to Judibana for many reasons now and then. In 2002 there will be PDVSA's Corporate Games in Amuay and I plan to assist as swimmer; well, got two kids and wife to train me.
This is a beautiful gest to fellow brats and pals. Keep searching.

Best wishes from San Tomé,
José Padrón
Name:
José Carlos Padrón Marcano
Email:
padronjo@pdvsa.com
Location:
San Tomé Venezuela
Date:
Monday February 26, 2001 19:11:59 GMT
Comments:
First conctact! Been looking for some old friends and a web search finally paid.

Lived in Amuay since late 1963 to mid 1971.

Going out to a meeting. Will keep in touch.

Best wishes from San Tomé.
Name:
Randy Lanciault
Email:
brlancejr@aol.com
Location:
Bedford NH USA 03110
Date:
Monday February 26, 2001 18:11:31 GMT
Comments:
Steve Sleightholm just called and informed me about your website. Great to hear from very old friends and will share this information with my brothers Mike and Gary.
Name:
Gary Johnson
Email:
gnjohnson@clnk.com
Location:
Poteau OK USA 74953
Date:
Saturday February 24, 2001 02:26:21 GMT
Comments:
Brings back many good memories, anyway at my age the ones I can remember. I often wonder what has happened to many of these people, the Burgess's, and the Farmers. Great job Randy. Thanks Gary Johnson
Name:
Nelson J. Leidenz
Email:
njleidenz@hotmail.com
Location:
Tucson AZ 85719
Date:
Tuesday February 13, 2001 19:58:38 GMT
Comments:
CONGRATULATIONS! Great idea.

This page is wonderful, I'm from Judibana and i'd recommend to visit the Paraguana's web page. There's a bunch of photos.

Hasta luego Randy.

Saludos,

Nelson
Name:
BONNEY BROWN (THOM)
Email:
HGC@QWEST.NET
Location:
SALT LAKE CITY UT USA 84123
Date:
Sunday January 21, 2001 03:38:11 GMT
Comments:
Thanks for sharing...I appreciate the memories. Bonney Brown
Name:
Jennie Shillingford
Email:
jjshill@cyberus.ca
Location:
Kanata Canada K2K1X7
Date:
Monday January 15, 2001 18:55:58 GMT
Comments:
Dear Randy,

Really enjoyed your website. My family lived in Amuay roughly from 1970-73, and I spent my Christmas and summer holidays there. We have many great memories of our time there, though I have never been back.

Also thanks to you,I have reconnected with my good friend Rafa Zabala after 25 years! Wow!

Great website - thanks for stirring all those wonderful memories.
Name:
David Bailey
Email:
dbailey@physics.utoronto.ca
Location:
Toronto Canada
Date:
Sunday January 14, 2001 19:57:20 GMT
Comments:
Our family (Ray and Anne Bailey, children: Clare, Phyllis, David) also visited Amuay in 1969-71. I have very fond memories of Amuay. Thanks for the site.

My sister Clare signed the guestbook earlier, but without mentioning that as a Christmas present for our parents, her son Martin Raska has just created a web site with many, many pictures from our visit at http://raska.bigsitecity.com/intro_html.html.
Name:
Susan Shillingford
Email:
susanshillingford@hotmail.com
Location:
Nelson Canada
Date:
Sunday January 14, 2001 02:20:47 GMT
Comments:
I visited Amuay between 1969-71. It was a great time! Greetings to anyone that shared those summers & Christmas.
Hola from Nelson, BC. When we climbed Santa Ana, there was no chain, just lots of mud, air plants and great views.
Fond memories of Club Bahia and the pizza in Punto Fijo.
Name:
pete carson
Email:
peter38uk@aol.com
Location:
aberdeen scotland
Date:
Thursday January 04, 2001 02:57:13 GMT
Comments:
great site, great life
Name:
Angel Zabala
Email:
azabala@hns.com
Location:
Oakhill VA USA 20171
Date:
Wednesday January 03, 2001 15:54:45 GMT
Comments:
Randy: First of all Happy New Year to you and your loved ones !!!
My name is Angel Rafael Zabala (known as Rafa). I'd love to contact some of class of '63 and '65 guys & gals (Ralph & Carl White, Jennifer Shillingford (studied HS in switzerland), Dave & Linda MacClelland, Linda & Georgia Wagner (Fluor Corp), Randy Brock, Jim Parker, Tom Tullos??? ...
I have stayed in touch with Venezuelan guys that went to SB, such as Gus Chaparro (I got this URL from him), Antonio & Pablo Cappione, Ramon Perez, whom by now must have visited this site. Pls include me in your mailing list so I can be in the loop of your next mtg.
Thanks for putting this web site together. I am sure you have brought a twinkle to many people's eyes with this work of love.

Rgds,
Angel (Rafa)
Name:
Angel Zabala
Email:
azabala@hns.com
Location:
Oakhill VA USA 20171
Date:
Wednesday January 03, 2001 15:54:43 GMT
Comments:
Randy: First of all Happy New Year to you and your loved ones !!!
My name is Angel Rafael Zabala (known as Rafa). I'd love to contact some of class of '63 and '65 guys & gals (Ralph & Carl White, Jennifer Shillingford (studied HS in switzerland), Dave & Linda MacClelland, Linda & Georgia Wagner (Fluor Corp), Randy Brock, Jim Parker, Tom Tullos??? ...
I have stayed in touch with Venezuelan guys that went to SB, such as Gus Chaparro (I got this URL from him), Antonio & Pablo Cappione, Ramon Perez, whom by now must have visited this site. Pls include me in your mailing list so I can be in the loop of your next mtg.
Thanks for putting this web site together. I am sure you have brought a twinkle to many people's eyes with this work of love.

Rgds,
Angel (Rafa)
Name:
David Garcia
Email:
dgv@erols.com or dgarcia@cspng.com
Location:
Philadelphia PA USA 19103
Date:
Tuesday January 02, 2001 23:40:55 GMT
Comments:
Randy - great site. My father worked for Creole/Lagoven in Tia Juana between '72 and '79. Before that we lived in Anaco for 10 years. Thanks for maintaining the site and I will check periodically for new info.
Name:
Kyle Sandy
Email:
kylesandy@sprintmail.com
Location:
Dallas TX USA 75205
Date:
Tuesday January 02, 2001 21:12:48 GMT
Comments:
Randy
I sure admire the work you did on this site. My family lived in Lagunillas early on (late 50s) and my brothers and I grew up in Tia Juana during the 60s and 70s. Richard (Dick) Sandy worked for Creole. A flood of memories came back looking at the pics of T.J., the homes, and the famous "dike". The school and pool pics are exactly the same as contained in our scrapbooks, except for the faces. Thanks again for putting this up. Many of my compadres from the Oil Field Brats group have talked about doing something similair...but nothing ever gets done...must be our Maracucho upbringing! Kindest regards, Kyle Sandy

2000

Name:
Ian Ball
Email:
iball@qwest.net
Date:
Saturday December 30, 2000 05:15:20 GMT
Comments:
I like the new page, Randy - nice photos! IAN
Name:
Clare Bailey
Email:
raska@telus.net
Location:
Vancouver Canada
Date:
Monday December 25, 2000 04:31:20 GMT
Comments:
My parents lived in Judibana from 1969-71. I was finished school by then, but spent some great time in Venezuela, along with my brother and sister. I would be interested in knowing if you have visitors to your site from those years?
Name:
Jo Ann Pendracky Aldred
Email:
jaldred@blazenetme.net
Location:
Brunswick ME usa 04011
Date:
Sunday December 03, 2000 14:57:37 GMT
Comments:
Linda Pendracky Lane 6312 Gladys St Metarie La 70003
David Pendracky 7411 Weatherhill Lane Houston Tx 77041
Name:
Judith V. Johnson Cordova
Email:
tasmanny@aol.com
Location:
Pearland TX USA 77584
Date:
Thursday November 30, 2000 00:54:28 GMT
Comments:
My family lived in Judibana for many, many years. My father retired in 1979 and we moved to Houston. It is great to see some of the old year books. The web site is fantastic.
Name:
cindy johnson sivon
Email:
pasivon@mindspring.com
Location:
the woodlands TX 77381
Date:
Wednesday November 29, 2000 15:14:10 GMT
Comments:
great pictures..I grew up in Amuay..parents are Joe and Ken Johnson , siblings-Keith,Conrad,Judy (they know your parents) We lived in your house (1012 Calle Cumana)in the '70s.
Name:
Julio Reyes
Email:
jreyes_78613@yahoo.com
Location:
Cedar Park TX USA 78613
Date:
Tuesday November 07, 2000 03:18:16 GMT
Comments:
Born in Judibana 1962. Lived there til 1980. Graduated Simon Bolivar Elementary 1975 [Spanish Valedictorian].
Lived mostly on Cumana street, though lived also on Circulo San Jose and Av. Tachira.

Right now I'm working as a DRAM process engineer at Samsung in Austin, TX.

My parents, Jesus Ulpiano and Aura Reyes are now living in Caracas. My dad spent his career in Judibana as a staff engineer since 1960.

I'll do my best in digging up photos and will place them in the website.

Thanks for such a wonderful idea.
Name:
GUADALUPE (LUPITA) REYES
Email:
nicolasita@hotmail.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Thursday November 02, 2000 20:19:39 GMT
Comments:
Todavìa tengo ciertos libros del año( 68-69-70-71-72)
Name:
Mark and Helen Hedrick
Email:
striderven@cantv.net
Location:
Adicora Venezuela
Date:
Tuesday October 31, 2000 19:38:45 GMT
Comments:
Hi Randy,
thanks so much for inviting us to your site. You have done an excellent job and you have such precious memories..and that's what life is all about afterall!
I'm so glad you enjoyed our contribution to Venezuelan life (as we see it)and being able to compare the 'then and now' aspect. I hope we can stay in touch!
Mark & Helen :)
http://www.skyboom.com/striderusa/venez.html
Name:
Larry Eldridge
Email:
mooney231az@yahoo.com
Location:
Dallas TX USA 75243
Date:
Tuesday October 31, 2000 03:50:10 GMT
Comments:
I'm a Creole brat also, born in Caripito, lived in Caripito, Jusepin, Quiriquiri, Tia Juana, Lagunillas, Maracaibo, Caracas, etc. Lost Mom & Dad recently (Loree and Lawrence (Preacher) Eldridge...Have 1959 Jusepin Yearbook.
Name:
Anabell Prescott
Email:
anabellprescott@hotmail.com
Location:
Caracas Venezuela
Date:
Tuesday October 24, 2000 12:33:11 GMT
Comments:
I'm looking for information of George Prescott who worked in Creole in the 40's, he was my grandfather and I'm trying to write my family history.

Any information pls contacte me at anabellprescott@hotmail.com.

Thank you.
Name:
Eileen Matthews
Email:
storylin@gte.net
Location:
St. Petersburg FL USA 33709
Date:
Monday October 23, 2000 23:23:50 GMT
Comments:
I laughed and I cried. We were the next generation after you. We arrived in 1968 (I was in fifth grade) and left to go to boarding school after graduating from Escuela Simon Bolivar. What a trip down memory lane. Thanks...I needed that!
Eileen
Name:
Mary Lou Vail-Brown
Email:
marylou.vail-brown@mortgage.wellsfargo.com
Location:
Minneapolis MN 55014
Date:
Monday October 23, 2000 22:13:36 GMT
Comments:
My mother is Isabel Sanchez Story. My dad was Marion (Marty) Story. We lived in Judibana from 1968 to 1990 more or less. I married David Vail who was a teacher at Simon Bolivar School and we relocated to the States in 1973. I have three daughters all married and three grandsons. David and I parted ways in 1984. I am now married to Jim Brown for 14 years. My siblings are Clyde Story, Atlanta, Jenny Rodriguez in Caracas, Liliana Mazeika in Caracas, Agnes Story (Llwellyn) in Naples Florida and Eileen Matthews in St. Petersburg Florida. I enjoyed this so much even though I have not seen anyone that I recognize. Thanks for taking the time to do this. I loved it!
Name:
James D. McCormick
Email:
JMcCormick@TVData.com
Location:
GLens Falls NY USA 12804
Date:
Thursday October 19, 2000 15:39:14 GMT
Comments:
Jesus Randy you still look loke a Buddy Holly wanabe.
My brother Pat tipped me off to your site. Lots of Amway
- little La Salina. He, Tommy (middle brother) will be getting together at my mom's (Milly -90 still going stong) this Thanksgiving
and will sort though our collections and rectify.

Nice site. Havn't communicated with anyone outside of my folks and family since we came back to the states in 65.
Very strange feeling.
Name:
Barbara MacMullan
Email:
barbara@wind-power.com
Location:
Block Island RI USA 02807
Date:
Wednesday October 18, 2000 22:04:48 GMT
Comments:
My family lived in Judibana from 1969 to 1984 (with two years in the middle in Sicily) along with the Story's Therings, Brocks Parkers,etc.etc.
Name:
nolia rohde
Email:
hjrohde@aol.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77077
Date:
Wednesday October 18, 2000 01:38:47 GMT
Comments:
I'll pass this address on to my kids, Sandra and Derek.
Name:
Gene MacMullan
Email:
Eugmac@AOL.com
Location:
North branford CT USA 06471
Date:
Tuesday October 17, 2000 23:18:28 GMT
Comments:
Great idea!! I worked in Amuay from '69 thru '75 and again from '77 thru '84. Maybe the best years of my life. Best wishes to all.
Name:
Virginia MacMullan
Email:
virginia.macmullan@grizzard.com
Location:
Norwalk CT USA 06850
Date:
Tuesday October 17, 2000 15:25:37 GMT
Comments:
I can't believe this site!! It is so nice to see Judibana again. We were in Amuay from 69-75 and then again from 77-84 (mas or menos). I saw lots of names in the guest book that I knew.

Thank you!
Name:
Martha Stewart
Email:
jotabe@powernet.net
Location:
Las Vegas NV USA 89125
Date:
Wednesday October 11, 2000 01:35:41 GMT
Comments:
Saludos! I was a teacher in Creole Staff Schools in
Caripito and Amuay from 1960 through 1966.
Had great fun getting reaquainted with former students
at the last Creole Reunion in Las Vegas. Hope to repeat.
Name:
Ana Montero
Email:
anamonterog@hotmail.com
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela 4001
Date:
Saturday October 07, 2000 20:34:59 GMT
Comments:
My father worked for Creole, and we lived in Amuay, Falcón, since 1965 until 1966. I was one year old, and we lived also in La Salina,Tía Juana and finally in Hollywood, Cabimas.
It is very interesting knowing people who remember with pleasure my country.
Thanks for this site.
Name:
walter delgado
Email:
waltermx@hotmail.com
Location:
rogers AR 72758
Date:
Saturday October 07, 2000 04:04:19 GMT
Comments:
I have nothing to do with this except that i was born in venezuela in '72.Some pictures that i have when i left my place of birth are similar to yours , it brings back lots of memories for me. It's wonderful to hear the national anthem again it seems that i was there yesterday! - (exactly 20 years ago).
Name:
Joseph D. Bristow
Email:
jdbris@bellsouth.net
Location:
Miami FL USA 33155
Date:
Friday October 06, 2000 20:29:04 GMT
Comments:
Your site is very nice.
Name:
Stan Robertson
Email:
Conniestan@home.com
Location:
Sarasota FL USA 34238-4524
Date:
Thursday October 05, 2000 20:45:32 GMT
Comments:
Was in Amuay in early 66 and 67. My Sons, Stan & Peyton
were too young to relate to "your" group and the schools,
but still have memories, as do we, of Judibana and our life
there. Fantastic job on your web site - will visit again for
updates on your visitors.
Name:
Linda Matthews
Email:
linda.matthews@disney.com
Location:
Toronto Canada N/A
Date:
Thursday October 05, 2000 13:57:38 GMT
Comments:
Hi,

My Dad, who worked at Amuay from '69-'74, told me about this site and urged me to look it up. I was born in Venezuela during that time, and haven't been back since. I'm planning a trip next Spring/Summer to South America and my first stop will be Venezuela over my 30th Birthday to see where I was born (at a hospital in Los Taques) and where we lived (Judibana and Caracas). If you have any other suggestions regarding my trip, I'd love to hear them.

Thanks,
Linda
Name:
Gerald(Jerry) E. Warner
Email:
jerwar108@aol.com
Location:
Ft. Myers FL USA 33908
Date:
Thursday October 05, 2000 05:42:06 GMT
Comments:
I was Chief Pilot for Creole Aviation from 1935 until 1958 when I retired. I lived in Caritito from 1935 to 1945 when I was transferred to Caracas and worked from there until retirement. Do you remember the Company planes?
Name:
Robert Pflug
Email:
rjpflug@cs.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77094
Date:
Thursday October 05, 2000 04:18:34 GMT
Comments:
Your site was recommended to me by Shirley Voler and it is certainly welcome
Name:
gary eldridge
Email:
eacinc@wcnet.net
Location:
wharton TX usa 77488
Date:
Thursday September 28, 2000 03:30:18 GMT
Comments:
I was surfing the web looking for photos of Venezuela, specifically Maracaibo, Jusepin, Quiriquiri etc. / Oil Patch stuff. I lived in Venezuela from 1951 to 1964 when my dad ("Preacher") decided to retire. Pop passed away in May of "95" my mom passed away Oct of "99". Your last name sounds familiar, as Pop always talked buisness at home with my mom. Looking forward to hearing from you. Gary Eldridge
Name:
Sandy HALL Mamakos
Email:
Sandy_Mamakos@nas.adp.com
Location:
Natick MA usa 01760
Date:
Wednesday September 27, 2000 13:37:11 GMT
Comments:
Thanks Randy, I can't wait to read the rest of your site!
Sandy Hall, 1950 to 1958, Amuay
Name:
Sharon (Wilcox) Connolly
Email:
sconnolly@gci.net
Location:
Anchorage AK USA 99507
Date:
Monday September 25, 2000 04:44:33 GMT
Comments:
I lived in Venezuela between 1963 and 1976. Our family lived in Caripito,which I don't remember, Tamare, La Salina, and Tia Juana. I attended Campo Verde and Las Morochas Schools as well as Bella Vista High School in Maracaibo. It all seems like such a long time ago...
Name:
Linda Churchman
Email:
lindachurchman@hotmail.com
Location:
Coeur D Alene ID USA 83814
Date:
Thursday September 21, 2000 23:51:48 GMT
Comments:
Please remove Stroupe from my last name as I am Churchman only and love it! Thank you for all you do. Also, I bought my own home and my address is: 1826 N 6 ST in Coeur d Alene ID 83814 please let me know if I need to forward this to someone else to stay on the mailing list! Thank you for all you do. I also have a lot of pictures but they are slides do those work for you? Take Care! Always, Linda
Name:
Sharon (Cross) Ehni
Email:
sharonehni@cs.com
Location:
Beaverton OR U.S.A. 97008
Date:
Monday July 24, 2000 21:00:55 GMT
Comments:
I lived in La Salina from 1947 through 1960. My winter home is 5412 North 77th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 (480) 945-6662 and my Oregon phone number is (503) 643-6585
Name:
Adrienne (DeForest) Marano
Email:
maranofamily@rcn.com
Location:
Brewster NY USA 10509
Date:
Sunday July 23, 2000 18:23:19 GMT
Comments:
Hello! I am Angalee (Garritson) DeForest's daughter. I have heard so much about all of you and the reunions! Thought I would stop in to see the latest photos.
Name:
Valerie Glackin Clearfield
Email:
clearfieldv@earthlink.net
Location:
Greensboro NC USA 27410
Date:
Saturday July 22, 2000 17:19:13 GMT
Comments:
Randy, Anne and I had some good chuckles looking at your web page. Thanks for putting it together. We left Amuay in the early years so dont know alot of the people. Do you know if anyone from Caracas has anything like this? Maybe we'll see at one of the reunions. Valerie
Name:
John W De Ronde
Email:
losderondes@msn.com
Location:
Pompano Beach FL USA 33060
Date:
Wednesday July 12, 2000 06:40:40 GMT
Comments:
enjoyed the site. Very interesting and I envy your ability to keep it up and current. If anyone ever has a method of getting in touch with old Sinclair employees, I'd like the info.
Name:
Angalee (Garritson) DeForest
Email:
angaleedef@aol.com
Location:
Oakland CA USA 94606
Date:
Thursday June 15, 2000 16:44:08 GMT
Comments:
Everyone told me your website was great...it is! I didn't get to talk to you in Las Vegas, so didn't know you lived in Walnut Creek till someone gave me your card. Put me in your Creole Brats listing..Ok? I lived in La Salina, 50-61
I have some great photos from Las Vegas.
Angalee (Garritson) DeForest
530 E. 8th Street
Studio 208
Oakland, CA 94606
510-835-0353
angaleedef@aol.com
Name:
Ingrid Arreaza
Email:
ingridf@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1070
Date:
Tuesday June 13, 2000 02:27:03 GMT
Comments:
I was in Judibana in 1963, you can see me in six grade, i was nice to see all the old pictures.
Saludos a todos los de 1963 en adelante.
Name:
Raul Arreaza
Email:
rarreaza@cinci.rr.com
Location:
Cincinnati OH USA 45069
Date:
Tuesday June 13, 2000 00:55:05 GMT
Comments:
I got the address of your home page through ricardo Chaparro. We both lived and grew up in Amuay. My sister Ingrid Arreaza probably went to school with you. I will send her your webpage address.
I really enjoyed seen myself as a 1st grader.
saludos,
raul
Name:
Kaycee Carmichael Humenik
Email:
heykaycee@earthlink.net
Location:
Hudson FL USA 34669
Date:
Sunday June 11, 2000 02:25:20 GMT
Comments:
great site! I lived in Judibana from 1963 to 1975. I returned to visit in 1989 with my husband who loved it. I also returned back in "95" to visit with the Hopkinson's and other friends. Not much has changed, Club Bahia is pretty much the same after all these years! It was a great place to grow up in. Thanks for putting together a great site!
Name:
Randy Brock
Email:
wrbrock@upstream.xomcorp.com
Location:
Houston TX USA 77345
Date:
Saturday June 10, 2000 14:48:09 GMT
Comments:
great site..my family lived in Judibana from 1954 through 1983.
Name:
Alan Brock
Email:
abrock@onealinc.com
Location:
Atlanta GA USA 30303
Date:
Wednesday June 07, 2000 14:26:19 GMT
Comments:
Got news of your web page from Ricardo Chapparro, in Caracas. I remeber the Trahan name, do you have a sister? What street did you live on?
Name:
Lourdes (Alfonzo) West
Email:
louwest@gte.net
Location:
Safety Harbor FL USA
Date:
Wednesday May 17, 2000 21:47:13 GMT
Comments:
I'm a few years younger than you, and didn't attend Simon Bolivar,
but from the yearbooks I regognized Aixa Cortez and Maivy Winterdaal,
who later went to school with me at 'San Francisco Javier' (where I
attended school from 1959 to 1970).
I do have to admit that looking at the pictures made me extremely
homesick. You've done a great job with this site!
Name:
Luis Vélez
Email:
legal1@cantv.net
Location:
Caracas Venezuela 1061
Date:
Sunday May 14, 2000 17:35:57 GMT
Comments:
From a Venezuelan, thank you for putting together such a
nice site.
Name:
Benjamin Romero
Email:
belderm@cantv.net
Location:
Guatire, Miranda Venezuela
Date:
Thursday April 13, 2000 01:48:36 GMT
Comments:
Great page, many old moments that we have in your nice page,
THANK YOU
Name:
Giorgio Sferra
Email:
sensorysector@yahoo.com
Location:
Orlando FL USA 32701
Date:
Wednesday April 05, 2000 21:05:36 GMT
Comments:
I was blown away by your site, I was born in Amuay in 59
and went to Escuela Simon Bolivar until 6 grade then moved
to Caracas and later to Florida. I could not belive that
when I typed Amuay on a search engine I would find
several yearbooks from the school. Thanks for putting this
site together. It is very nice to see a bit of the
past.

Best Regards
Giorgio Sferra
Name:
Cindy Reynolds Cornell
Email:
cornls7@cs.com
Location:
Mattoon IL USA 61938
Date:
Friday March 31, 2000 22:31:52 GMT
Comments:
Hi, I know you don't know me, but my brother,Craig,and my folks,Pat and Fran Reynolds, lived in Amuay.I think Todd may have been born then too. I was born in Caripito, so this was a lot of fun to go through your web site.I will be going to the Vegas reunion so will try to find you. Has anyone else from the Caripito camp or Caracas contacted you?I'm trying to locate some to notify them of the reunion.
Name:
William Moorhead
Email:
wdmoor@cyburban.com
Location:
New Rochelle NY USA 10804
Date:
Tuesday March 28, 2000 23:56:36 GMT
Comments:
I was trying a new search engine and just for the heck of it I typed "Pictures of Amuay, Venezuela" and there was your site with pictures from my childhood. I was blown away. I lived in Carapito around 1957-58 and Amuay from around 1958-62. I loved living there...I have incredible memories of that time and seeing your pictures just stabbed me in the heart. I haven't kept in touch with anyone from those days, like everyone else we kept moving. Thanks for the site. Do you want more pictures? I have several, and my mother has slides and still keeps in touch with people. Again, many thanks for the site. Bill Moorhead
Name:
carol burrell powers
Email:
powersc@phelps.com
Location:
NO LA
Date:
Thursday March 23, 2000 16:01:21 GMT
Comments:
just checking on the reunion.........
Name:
Craig Reynolds
Email:
craigoftex@aol.com
Location:
Plano TX 75093
Date:
Friday March 17, 2000 02:39:29 GMT
Comments:
Randy, I stumbled across your website purely by accident, and what a wonderful surprise! Thank you so much. It was like finding my hometown again. We lived in Amuay 51-55, also Lagunillas, Quiriquire, Caripito and Caracas. Can't wait to see everyone in Las Vegas.
Name:
Tom Burke
Email:
FlaSt81@aol.com
Location:
Murfreesboro TN USA 37129
Date:
Friday March 17, 2000 00:13:17 GMT
Comments:
Hi Randy. I am Sharon Cox's brother. Very young when I lived in Amuay. Mis mejores anos fueron en Caripito. Un saludo a todos los Caripitenos!
Name:
Christopher James Trahan
Email:
Lord Coolrad@aol.com
Location:
Roswell GA USA 30075
Date:
Wednesday March 08, 2000 07:12:59 GMT
Comments:
just surfing and found something new so I thought I would say hello
Name:
Janette Jurecka Guy
Email:
AGuy705742@aol.com
Location:
Bath PA US 18014
Date:
Tuesday March 07, 2000 16:41:07 GMT
Comments:
Pure Caripitena! Wonderful website! Nice to finally be home!
Name:
Dick & Sue Ward
Email:
wingnut@ticnet.com
Location:
Fort Worth TX US 76108
Date:
Sunday March 05, 2000 17:58:48 GMT
Comments:
Great site. From 1947 to 1959 I lived in Jusepin, La Salina, Amuay, Caracas then Caripito (where I met my wife, the former Sue Lynn Flaugher). Are there sites for Western and Caracas Creole Brats?
Name:
Regan Terrier
Email:
rterrier@mail.utexas.edu
Location:
Austin TX USA 78745
Date:
Saturday March 04, 2000 01:21:22 GMT
Comments:
This is great.Thanks Randy.
Name:
Jesus Falcon L.
Email:
chuchofal@cantv.net
Location:
Amuay (Judibana) Venezuela 4147
Date:
Saturday February 26, 2000 18:10:33 GMT
Comments:
I'm retired now, but y worked for Crele sine 1963 up to 1975, and then to Lagoven up to 1998. Very happy to see your page!!!
Name:
Hal Jackson
Email:
HJJ247@AOL.COM
Location:
Bakersfield CA 93312
Date:
Friday February 11, 2000 14:42:30 GMT
Comments:
Lived in Camp Richmond but my cousins were in your area, don't know years, John and Ginger Jackson
Name:
Jose Sarkis
Email:
josesarkis@yahoo.com
Location:
leamington canada
Date:
Tuesday February 08, 2000 19:41:46 GMT
Comments:
Hola Randy. Me gusto mucho tu pagina. Yo trabaje en la Refineria de Amuay desde 1995 hasta 1999, y por razones deld estino, renuncie, y me vine a vivir en Canada. La verdad, que Amuay, sigue siendo un paraiso para vivir.
Saludos
Name:
Chuck Clausen
Email:
marac@mail.fwi.com
Location:
Fort Wayne IN USA 46804
Date:
Monday February 07, 2000 05:02:19 GMT
Comments:
What wonderful work you've done on these pages. I spent 5-1/2 years in Maracaibo and had a number of friends who also went to school in Amuay.

What wonderful years those were for all of us!

Congratulations on a great site!
Name:
Marlen Hockenberry
Email:
sascia04@aol.com
Location:
Cheyenne WY USA 82009
Date:
Wednesday January 19, 2000 00:29:52 GMT
Comments:
Great pictures.
Name:
Al (Albert) Herndon
Email:
aherndon@CapAccess.org
Location:
Herndon VA 20171
Date:
Monday January 17, 2000 01:33:08 GMT
Comments:
Great job! See you in Las Vegas.
Name:
Denis P. Duffy
Email:
msweezie@worldnet.att.net
Location:
Bedminster NJ EEUU 07921
Date:
Tuesday January 04, 2000 02:59:21 GMT
Comments:
Just begiong to read. A treat tipped off by ian ball's navidad card. Soy Caripiteno.
Name:
Leslie (Vanden) Jones
Email:
lsjones@piasanet.com
Location:
Dow IL USA 62022
Date:
Monday January 03, 2000 20:15:36 GMT
Comments:
Good job Randy. It is fun to browse and remember.

1999

Name:
Joseph D. Bristow
Email:
josephbristow@worldnet.att.net
Location:
Miami FL USA 33155
Date:
Saturday December 25, 1999 16:46:48 GMT
Comments:
I am the father of Susan Dalton Bristow (now Mrs. Rob Gardner), Clifton Lee Bristow and Leigh Ann Bristow (Mrs Roy Honeycutt, III). Leigh Ann died in 1997 of metatstatic breast cancer.
Name:
Paul Moser
Email:
perromiel@aol.com
Location:
Tulsa OK USA 74133
Date:
Thursday December 23, 1999 23:45:45 GMT
Comments:
Nice job
Name:
Diane Wynne Mercer
Email:
d-mercer@radcliffe.edu
Location:
cambridge MA U.S.A. 02138
Date:
Tuesday December 21, 1999 19:45:28 GMT
Comments:
Hi Randy -- Hadn't visited in a while. This looks great! Hope to see you in LV. Diane PS -- have a couple more things to send you. Will get around to it sometime.
Name:
Anita (Muller) Santiago
Email:
aiea@cyberverse.com
Location:
Los Angeles CA USA 90272
Date:
Sunday December 12, 1999 07:51:49 GMT
Comments:
Randy, This has been a wonderful experience for me, revisiting the past. Thank you so much. I look forward to meeting you some day. I lived in Jusepin and Caripito and visited Amuay and other camps, and had some friends in your school. I loved the pictures of the schools and swimming pools. Thank you so much! I look forward to hearing from you. Saludos, Anita
Name:
Captain J. Willard Moore
Email:
jmoore@meyer.bm
Location:
St. Georges, Bermuda GEBX
Date:
Wednesday December 08, 1999 14:22:33 GMT
Comments:
Randy
Really enjoyed reading your web site, Our family lived in Venezuela from 1946 until 1963. Creole oilfield brats whom lived in Caripito, Maracaibo, Tia Juna and La Salina. Spent one summer (1957)in Amuay. My brothers Ted and Robert (Butch) also our sister Charlotte will be attending the Yr. 2000 reunion in Las Vegas and we hope to meet you there. Randy, you are doing a great service for Los Hijos y Hijas de Creole and for that I sincerely thank you
Name:
Joel Grey
Email:
joelgrey@foothill.net
Location:
Meadow Vista CA USA 95722
Date:
Monday November 22, 1999 00:44:45 GMT
Comments:
Randy, this is just an incredible job. I have been waiting for someone to put up a really complete site like this thinking that I would do it myself after retirement or something. I really appreciate your doing this and adding to the memories. If I ever invest in a scanner I will email you some additional photos. I suspect over time you will end up with quite a library of images. I had not seen my '58 yearbook in many years until now! Thanks again for the time and effort. Hopefully I can thank you in person at Vegas!
Name:
Hernando Gomez de la Vega
Email:
hagvm@hotmail.com
Location:
Savage MD USA 20763
Date:
Saturday November 20, 1999 02:37:35 GMT
Comments:
What a great surprise!!!!!
Name:
Montague and Ian Ball
Email:
iball@uswest.com
Location:
St. Paul MN EE.UU. 55102
Date:
Sunday October 31, 1999 20:16:35 GMT
Comments:
Dear Randy,

We lived in Caripito, La Salina (Hollywood Camp), Adaro, and Judibana from 1945-62. We very much enjoyed your pictures; they brought back very happy memories!

Muchas gracias y buena suerte, amigo!

Montague and Ian


P.S. Ian is an attorney in St. Paul, Montague a teacher in Fayetteville, North Carolina...
Name:
Bill Brown
Email:
wwbrown@computerwise.com
Location:
Olathe, KS KS U.S.A. 66062
Date:
Saturday October 16, 1999 02:45:04 GMT
Comments:
Greaaat Job with this website. Love the photos. There
were some cute girls there in Amuay I can see. I never
made it up there however. I spent time in Tia Juana, La
Salina, Quiriquire, San Joaquin, and Maracaibo as an Oil
Field Brat with Creole. My Dad was the Western Division Mgr
in the early 60's, but I was away in college except during
the summers. My best to you and yours, Bill Brown.
Name:
Sharon Burke Cox
Email:
sharon@whereithappens.com
Location:
Hoover AL USA 25226
Date:
Thursday October 14, 1999 15:56:30 GMT
Comments:
Randy,
You have done a great job.
Thank you so much.
Sharon
Name:
Everett Nixon
Email:
b_nixon@blomand.net
Location:
McMinnville TN USA 37110
Date:
Tuesday October 12, 1999 21:37:21 GMT
Comments:
Great job on your home page. Sure does bring back a lot of memories. I visited Amuay last August and will go again in December of this year.
Name:
Jim Legg
Email:
jimlegg@hargray.com
Location:
Hilton Head SC USA 29928
Date:
Tuesday October 12, 1999 14:30:30 GMT
Comments:
Enjoyed your web page. I was in Amuay 68-73 and they were
fun times!
Name:
Marshall Gray
Email:
amgray@harrisref.com
Location:
Morgan City LA U.S.A. 70380
Date:
Monday October 11, 1999 21:39:43 GMT
Comments:
Keep up the good work. Its great to have people that take the time to share there time and knowlede with others.
Name:
Steve Sleightholm
Email:
shsleightholm@himail.hccl.com
Location:
Nazareth PA 18064
Date:
Sunday October 10, 1999 20:14:03 GMT
Comments:
I am glad I found your website--by accident as I was looking for a "retiree club" for people who worked for Creole on Lake Maracaibo either in Tia Juana where I lived for years or Lagunillas, or La Salina. I have been to Amuay several times when I lived in Tia Juana--mostly on hunting trips with my father, Harold Sleightholm. He worked on the off-shore oil rigs in Lago Maracibo. I was born in Maracibo and lived in Tia Juana until my father retired in 1963. I would be happy to chat with you. I have old telephone directorys and old school lists for kids who I was raised with and who lived in the oil camps along Lago Maracibo.
Name:
Bruce Ross
Email:
cbross@rivernet.net
Location:
Sarnia Ontario, Canada N7v\V4K3
Date:
Sunday October 10, 1999 05:37:27 GMT
Comments:
Nice web site Randy. Keep up the good work. I look forward to seing you at future reunions, drop me a line at my E-mail address when you get a chance.
Name:
Larry R. Duncan
Email:
Alizu@telcel.net.ve
Location:
Maracaibo Venezuela
Date:
Saturday October 09, 1999 03:19:02 GMT
Comments:
Couldn't find Zulia in the selection provided for states! As to Zip Codes, well we uhh...haven't gotten around to that yet. As a matter of fact I don't think we have actual mail delivery at all. CANTV, the at least partially gov't owned phone company, I know for sure, hand delivers their bills. So if there is mail delivery, even the gov't doesn't trust it. Mail delivery be damned, it is wonderful to be living in Venezuela again. I wake up every morning thanking the gods or lucky stars or something. Nice job on the web site.
Name:
Laura Wilcox Bryant
Email:
steve-n-laura@mindspring.com
Location:
Auburn AL USA 36830
Date:
Saturday October 09, 1999 02:45:07 GMT
Comments:
My dad (Glenn Wilcox) worked for Creole until 1976.We lived in the Maracaibo area.Moved to the States in 1976 from Tia Juana (Campo Verde). You've done a great job on your page!
Name:
GAIL RUSSELL PARRISH
Email:
gparrish@gate.net
Location:
Clewiston FL U.S.A 33440
Date:
Thursday October 07, 1999 22:39:21 GMT
Comments:
THANK-YOU! THANK-YOU! THANK-YOU! This has been the MOST fun!
Everyone who has seen your web page really appreciates your
Name:
Randy Trahan
Email:
randytrahan@att.net
Location:
Walnut Creek CA 94598
Date:
Thursday October 07, 1999 00:19:30 GMT
Comments:
Okay, I signed my own guest book. I just installed this feature on 10/6/99 , and I needed to test it.