Sybil...born, raised, and schooled in Port Neches/Groves, Texas. Married cross town school rival David Knox and had four kids, boom, boom, boom, boom. She wanted more, but her wise hubby said, "time to stop havin'em and start raisin'em". So, they did. Then one day, opportunity knocked for a job in the Middle East. Her first reaction was, "are you out of your freakin' mind?!". She had lived in Alabama once for three years, but that was as adventurous as she had ever been. Besides, she still had...
Kristi at home, a junior in high school. After a
And Sybil, how does she feel about living in Doha?
"It's a place to adventure to, but not sure I would want to live in on a permanent basis. I love the cultures that collide in Doha. Eighty percent of the people here aren't even from here. Imagine with me, people from India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Malaysia, Egypt, the UK, Australia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Morocco, EVERYWHERE in the world coming together living side by side in one tiny country slightly smaller than the state of Connecticut. Quirkdom ensues. I'm easily entertained, so it's a great place to be. It also affords us the opportunity to travel to places that we never dreamed we would. It's not for everyone. Negative attitudes need not apply."
Then, there is the reason Sybil is here...husband, David. He works for Chevron Phillips Chemical and is on temporary assignment working at Qatar Chemical. His new motto since the move... "If Sybil's happy, I'm happy". Just for the record, David is one wise and happy man.
Other involved parties...
Shea, the oldest son, St Edward's University/Austin 2006
Dustin, second son, working on Masters in Education at Texas State University
Kayla, oldest daughter, St Edward's University grad 2010
Kristi, the youngest, doing her fall 2010 semester in Angers France in partnership with St Edward's, Austin
updated August, 2010