Had a great time while in Panama. I would like to share memories with family about Isle Grande, but I don't have any pictures. Can anyone please send what you have. Bandwith is not an issue. Thank you. Best regards, Mike Johnson
Wonderful Site! I lived in Panama from 1973 to 1981. I moved to USA in 1981. I was born in Chile move to Panama in '73 went to school there, my father worked for the Embassy of Japan. I had a few friends which parents worked at the canal zone. "What a beautiful place it was"!! I love Panama and The Canal Zone. "La Zona" and now this website!!!. If there are any Zonians living in the new york area please get in touch with me so we can remember the good old times back in Panama. By the way I make the best "Ceviche Panameno" Yum Yum!!
I was in the Zone from 66-69 as my father was a PCC employee. Later in life, I was there on active duty in the Navy with the Southcom Staff from 1990-1993. Wonderful site, many memories. I will have to start looking through my old photos.
i had no idea there would be so many opportunities for experiencing the CZ on the internet. I just returned from a visit there, and I am already planning to return. Unfortunately, I was unable to get to the forts and The Cut; access was denied. I was halfway expecting this to be the case, however, so I wasn't exactly crushed. These are great sites! Put me on your mailing list!
It's been 54 years since I saw Panama, until two weeks ago on a Princess Cruise. We lived at Albrook, where dad was a chaplain 1946-1948. Fred and Elaine DeLashaw, daughters Sandra and Linda. We had neighbor children named Peggy and Richard Smith. My sister and I attended Balboa Elementary School for two years--2nd and 3rd grades for me. Panama has always been the favorite place for our entire family. Our dad was an amateur photographer, and made a darkroom on the ground floor of our quarters. That house was the best place we ever lived. I wonder if those quarters are still standing or if there are pictures of them on-line? We remember: 1. Finding a sloth sleeping on our stairs when we started to school one morning 2. Having two monkeys as pets; also taking care of baby abandoned opossums until they ran away 3. The ship we arrived on, which left New Orleans and passed very close to Cuba. We came across the isthmus by train. 4. We were fortunate to go through the canal on a British ship, a trip arranged by missionary friends. 5. Swimming at a beach with a shark net 6. Traveling in rural areas, seeing small children wearing only a shirt 7. Touring Ft. San Lorenzo, Old Panama, the Golden Altar 8. Shopping in a big city (Colon?) for antiques and exotic goods 9. Eating mangoes, banana fritters 10. The courtyard in the elementary school, where my sister looked down and saw birds nesting in a tree If anyone is in touch with Penny Pennington (maiden name), who was a 1957 high school graduate in Panama, please give her this e-mail address. She was my college roommate, and we have lost touch.
Great site. in the mid 60's my father was an instructor at the Jungle School. We were brought over to live at Ft Davis for one of the amazing adventures of my life. The environment and the jungle were fascinating to my brothers and sisters and we used to drive my mom nuts trekking into it. I myself went to Cristobal HS for a year. I was looking to see if that school had a web site. David Heath
born in 1944 in Christable, move to Curundu,Curundu Hights.Went to Baboa Hight.Was on the track team,ROTC Drill team in 62 to 64.Was in the curund boysscotts,Ship 17 uss Argunat sea scott.I love liveing therre.I am looking for an old friends. I love the Jungle water.I was one of the lucky one to live were people of all nation can be one.My father name Herbert Milton Prescott,mother Emilia Williams Hawkins.I miss my homeland,but life goes on here.
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I lived with my family in Panama city in the mid 60's. I attended Balboa elementary school
whappin for you man i tell you not bad for a white boy no not bad at all. keep up the good work man and may god bless you. latter cb.
born 5/10/43 Ancon Hospital; 3rd generation Zonian; Carl Peter Hoffman, Carl Peter Hoffman Jr. Thank you for the great photos. Every time I see a documentary, or movie, or a picture book, I rarely see the familiar places. Thank you for restoring the memories.
I just popped in and glad I did! It had been awhile since I visited your site. The pictures sure gave me a heavy feeling in my chest as the old memories started tugging. It was bittersweet. I am sure you all know what I mean. Thanks for the old CZPolice photos!! My dad was a CZP for 29 years, so he will enjoy seeing them. Thanks so much for your work...it is greatly appreciated.
My father "Dick" Patton was with the police force in the Canal Zone for 30 years, enjoyed the photos. In fact one of the photos that I cherish of my dad is of him standing alongside a police car.