Happy New Year
Happy New Year to you and your family. I fondly recall one New Year's Eve spent with you and the gang in Gamboa when we rebuilt the "Drunk Tank", preparing for your upcoming fair. We just had to give it a trial run to make sure it would work properly when the time came. We played with it all day, until the wee hours of the morning and were all pretty well lubricated and water logged by the time we retired for some well deserved sleep. I don't recall if we ever got around to taking any pictures that day. I know we talked about it but think we were all having too much fun (and possibly a little too inebriated) to risk soaking the camera! Poor Donny payed the price that day when we locked him in and turned the kids loose! I'll bet he'll never do that again! We look forward to having you all "back in the woods" this coming summer. Keep rekindling those memories. Mike
Happy new year! I just looked at the recent photo of the week(31 Dec 00), featuring the BHS stadium. It brought back many memories of times where I worked as a member of the JROTC Honor Guard and part of the concession stands during Friday night football games. Then there were the battalion organization days, and that one year of varsity soccer.
I am glad to see that he field is well kept. Perhaps you can post some pics of how Curundu Middle School and BHS look now... Probably not that different, but it would be nice to see them.
Thanks for the pic! The memory lives on!
Your site brought back lots of memories. I would liked to have seen more photos of the local rate communities.(Red Tank, Paraiso, Gamboa, etc.) Wonderful site. I just blew two hours surfing your site.
Thanks for the pix of Cocoli. I have some too but they are on video at this time. My family resided first in the hollow and then at 2726-B Nicobar Ave. Our house was a duplex down close to the spillway and made the first demolition so that it isn't even in any of the pictures. Cocoli had almost everything including a commissary, post office, bowling alley, barbeque, firing range, dispensary, baseball diamomd, and boy scout shack. The clubhouse was the center of town for the kids and residents and the gas station was a good place to go for free oil to put on a bicycle chain. Thanks for your love of Cocoli. Franz (Shorty) Berg
Estimado señor : estupendo su sitio sobre todo la seccion de fotos que esta muy interesante su coleccion sobre todo el brazalete... me fascino. Soy de panama estudio en mexico y buscando fotos de panama me encontre su pagina pienso que se debe promocionar mas DR rolando reyna radiologiA
I saw your pictures of Jamie Lee Curtis and Pierce Brosnen. I love Jamie Lee Curtis. I was very interested in the movie "The Tailor of Panamá". I have read the book. I did not know they made a movie. I do not remember seeing it advertised in the theaters. Can you tell me any more about it. Also I have really enjoyed your pictures. I have to say my best years of youth were lived in "the zone" I was very sad to leave it.
Hi, I am a 31 years old Panamanian, I like the history of the Canal Zone, and sometimes are hard to find here. Your web site have very interesting information and facts I never hear about it (like Morgan Garden history) The CZ is not only a part of the US history but also a part of the Panama history, without any politics involve, there is an important part of our country and must be preserve for the future generations I have some pictures of the Panama Railroad (#93 Crane, two dome tanker, Miraflores Tunnel) taked last year Dec 2000, can you please send me the email address to send it to you???
Happy New Year!!!
It would be nice to see some pictures of Ft Davis around the late 60's early 70's. It is nice to think back on some of the best times of my life. I talked to a native a few years ago and she said that things had really gone to hell since the U.S. left. Too bad.
My family and I lived three wonderful years at Howard AFB in the Canal Zone. My four daughter, my husband and I all have many fond memories of our time spent there, and really appreciate the wonderful photos on the Panama sites.
This site has been a blessing to me. I was born in Gorgas Hospital and grew up on the Canal Zone (Gamboa, Paraiso, Pedro Miguel), as well as Panama City. I left Panama when I was 20yrs old and haven't had the opportunity to return as yet. God willing I'll get the chance soon. This site has brought back many gggreatt memories!! The only thing is, we need more pictures of Paraiso and Pedro Miguel (before/after). Thank you so much.
p.s. Please advise if you got my previous comment, it dissappeared on me??!!
Great pictures. Enjoyable site.
I'd like bill mac to contact me to add my site to the links page. I make postcards of ships in transit in the canal zone, all on my home page at :
INTERESTING, GOOD FOR MY MIND SINCE I CONTINUE TO LIVE IN PANAMA AND EVERYTHING HAS GHANGE AND CONTINUES TO GHANGE. THIS SITE GIVES ME A STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE. THANK YOU.
I lived At Fort Sherman with my six brothers and sisters from 1930 to 1939. Went to Christobal elementary school and swam at shimmee (spell??)beach often times, played the parade ground, fished on the shores of the lagoon, would jump from one large rock to another at the breakwater to do some foolish fishing and watch the moray eels.
The school bus was the army tugboat that took us across the bay, to and from school.
Surprisingly, I the wife of another couple living near me, also went to Christobal elementary school the same time I attended, and she too was delivered at Gorgas Army Hospitol the same month of my birth.
You do have done a great job.
Thank you very much.
Those childhood memories just won't go away. That picture of the Monte Lirio bridge reminds me of fishing trips I used go with my dad in Gatun Lake. We used to go fron the Gatun Yacht Club to Fort Gulick & pass under the Monte Lirio bridge on the way.
I have a little collection going-on myself. My dad was born in Gorgas Hospital in Ancon also. Jul 11, 1925. He died in 87 and I got most of his books and other things. Two High School Year books '43, '44 (the year he graduated from Cristobal High) some pictures, and a few 8mm movies that I'm getting converted to DVD. Feel free to contact me via Email.
It is very satisfying to find old friends and pictures from "home". I joined the Society of Fl last year after discovering that I had made friends of a different "content" in the Zone. Keeping the memories alive for all of us is important. Thank you.