In 1985, when his contract in Saudi Arabia ended, Jim decided to drive his Volvo to Germany and have it shipped back to the US from there. So he and Kathryn drove out of Saudia Arabia, going through Jordan, Syria, and Turkey to reach Europe. This drive would not be possible today, and was quite dangerous even then. Check out the story here: Driving out of Saudi Arabia - March 24, 1985 to July, 1985
Featuring Jim and Kathryn Bennett's family photos from the 1890's to the 2000's, posted courtesy of their children.
Which Bennett Family?
Jim's father, the first James Edward Bennett, was born near St Louis in the 1890's. Jim was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1925. For more information, see Jim's Story.