Bill, you have done a great job on this. Hope that someday I can do as well.
Wow Bill this site is way cool I don't usually have time to browse like this morning. What a trip ! Reading the Guest log had me write to people that i never thought i would see or hear from again. Hard for me to get caught up in the nostalgia while living here. Reality has hit me hard recently. Too soon this page in history will come to a close and our home along with it. Reading what some of your guests write about wether or not they are Zonians or not made me understand a very important fact. I was born in California and did not concider myself a Zonie. Now that the end is here the brutal realization that i have to leave home but the worse part is, my home is no longer my home anymore. The dirt is the same but the ambiente the feelings are not the same. It seems to me that being a Zonie is a state of mind not Geography or Flag. It is a crying shame what The polititians have done to this place. The worse part is that NO one has benifited exept a few Rich Politicos and a few uninformed EGOS. The working man on the CAnal has suffered and the potential for damage to the Middle class in Panama is evident. OH WELL Nothing we can do about it but maintain a way of life alive in our hearts and move on. KEEP UP the good work my very good friend Please keep the flame burning bright. LUV YA MAN
Thanks for the great site! I will enjoy this site for a long time to come. As a true blue, born bred and raised in the Canal Zone person, I can now appreciate the the history and beauty of the Paradise I was raised in.
Am actually nearly 2nd generation zonian. Grandaddy took his whole family to the Zone to work on the railroad. Mom was a little girl!
Am a BHS Graduate (I think) of the Class of 69. Them sixties are a little hard to remember for sure. It could have been a dream? Nah, just kidding.
I would love to talk to anyone who feels like emailing me. I am also online most times with ICQ #28244306, and would love to chat.
Again, muchas gracias for the beautiful web site. Oh, Mom is Flossie (Redmond)(Rosenblatt)Fallon Does anyone remember Gynups(sp?), Mamones in Span. Dang I wish....
Had to laugh like crazy at the empana wrapper. Cool! I have figured out a recipe that I swear tastes just like the ones from the Balboa Clubhouse!!
Wow, this is a fantastic site!! My granddad came to the Canal Zone when my mom was 12yrs old. I know at one time they lived in Pedro Miguel. My dad came down on an army transport headed for Hickum Field during WWll, His name was a list to get off at Albrook Airfield. He got out of the service and became a police oficer on the Atantic side. Met ana married my mom. My dad retired in Dec62.My grandded, my mom's dad was named Robert E Randall and he worked at the engine room near Mt Hope. I remember going there and how loud those big engines were/ believe that was the dry docks. Will come back and browse some more.
Hi, Bill. Nice Site. Steve Small
I was sent this site by several friends of my father who worked in the Canal Zone. i was born in the CZ but I have not returned since 1959. I hope to return someday. I will view your web site.
great it's a wonderful web site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love to see comitted people and dedication to the things they believe in, keep it up! I enjoyed the site, and especialy the dedication to the friends that have passed. that is true friendship ! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!
Mr. McLaughlin, I was born in the Estados Unidos but I lived my early years in Paraiso with my grandma Undine Clark (R.I.P my sweet angel). I never appreciated the beauty of having the view of the canal in the backyard or coconuts on the trees until I went back a few years ago. Thank you for bringing Paradise to me so that I can share part of my history with my "yankee" loved ones & friends. I also wanted to let you know that I appreciated the In Memory Of...for my primo Paul Best. He is also an angel I will greatly miss.
I really enjoyed this site. It's very well done. I lived in Curundu Heights from 1953 - 1972 with my parents, George and Peggy Stanley, and my two brother, George (Slugger) and John. I went to Diablo Elementary, Curundu Jr High, and Balboa High School, class of '71. I spent most of my early years at Curundu pool and then later at the Curundu stables. Wonderful times. Wonderful place. Wonderful memories.
Hi I was born and raised in Balboa,and grdaduated from BHS in 1971. I was so excited when i was told about this web site from another Zonian. I have been in Fl., since the summer of "71", and in Gainesville since "78". It is so neat to see familiar places and to be able to share them with my wife and son. Gainesville is the home of the Florida Gators yea!
Bill: Each time I visit your site, I am thankful for the work you put in keeping it current and enclosing material and information that is of interest to all. I wish there were some way I could help in your effort, but my time is getting very well used up for the next foreseeable years taking care of brand new grandbaby boys. And at my age that becomes my major work effort. Thanks again from an "old zonian" for all your work. Dick Holt
Lyn Braswell (Biagi)
542 Silk Oak Road
Bill: This was truly a wonderful way to "save time in a bottle". I haven't seen Panama other than in books or other friends photos since 1973. Life was simple. Life was wonderful. The last class to graduate from BHS. Sad!!!! I hope we can all share our memories in the Cyber Museum for many years to come. I hope I will get to see you at the 1999 happy hour. Don't gorget to tell me where and when.