Friday, July 15, 2016

Name: Bart Proctor
Location: Port Edward, British Columbia, Canada

I was in Ein Gev from July to November 1973. I worked in the banana fields, restaurant and even got a chance to work on a boat on the Sea of Galilee catching St Peter fish. After a while I worked with one of the lead kibbutzniks, Hime Brosh, who was a Moroccan Jew doing maintenance -- which was an interesting experience as he did not speak English and my French was limited.

I still remember the first day of the 1973 War vividly as we had partied very hard the night before and the next day low flying jets were hard on our hangovers. We soon realized what was happening and how precarious our situation was, with tank battles just down the road from us.

It was a long time ago but I still remember it as a very special time. I was 20 years old and I still remember a lot of the people there who were either Israeli or volunteers. Some of the people: Pam and Penny, Anigred, Tom, Ruth Gailea, and my buddy Danny from St. Louis who worked on tugboats on the Mississippi.

It was great to read the stories on this website.