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Readers Write - Old Tyme Fulltiming

Andy’s note: Ken made some interesting comments on the post about Texas Oil Camps and this post is a continuation. Please re-visit the original post; the comments alone are much better than  my article.


By Ken H.

I hate to be the one to break the news, but full timing is not that new or novel.  I began full-timing in about 1944.  My dad was a driller, and as such was exempt from the draft as his work was considered vital to the war effort.  We moved every six weeks or so for the most part.  Part of the moving was to

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Nothing New Under the Sun

Oil patch interstate

If you are like me you can’t help but feel a certain amount of gratification when you are gate guarding out in the middle of nowhere and you actually sorta like it.  We do tornadoes, rattlesnakes and choking caliche dust all in stride so why not puff your chest out just a tad and bask in the uniqueness of what it is to be an oilfield gate guard.   I hate to break the news to all my brothers and sisters of the clipboard and orange vest but we ain’t the pioneers we think we are.


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