Blessings to all at Thanksgiving!
Bill, even though I'm too young to remember most of the pictures in the site, I'm really surprised. Thanks for giving the young Zonians to see what it used to be back then. Even though I was never in some of the places or ever seen those places it brings me back memories from friends and school days. Very good site, Currently when I drive by the CZ sometimes I feel anger to what I see, old buildings, destroyed housing areas, theaters completely ruined, over over over grown grass, swimming pool with green water. If I could go back in time, I would go to the places I didn't go and do everything ! just to live this life once more.
I still live in Panama.
Class of 92' for ever !
Sure made me homesick. I will be returning in Feb,2002.
The website is better than ever, Bill. Thank you for all the work you do.
In May of this year I completed my MS degree with my thesis "The Future of the Republic of Panama." I promised myself that I would go back and thank those people whose sites were so much help. Though I've made several trips, some extended, to the Isthmus, I've never had the fortune of living there. Sites such as yours, and those you link to, have given me great insight and perspective. Thank you.
I have a friend at work who has an item passed down from his grandfather. It is a pipe that has sections of different colored sand and dirt. The differed "core samples" are purported to be samples from each layer reached during the digging of the canal. He has been unable to find out if there were many or only a few put together. I'm not sure if he is concerned about value -- although he may be interested in an estimate. Have you heard of such things??? your e-mail hyperlink did not work.
Beautiful website Bill, thank you. Wonderful memories, wonderful times.
Bill, Wonderful updates! Thank you so much for this. It really helps me to keep in touch with Home and it allows me to pass it on to the rest of the "pandilla" Gracias Amigo!!!!
Hi, Graduated BHS 1953. Enjoying all the Canal Zone Web Sites. Was born and raised in the Canal Zone and Panama. One of the many Reyes's that graduated from BHS.
My name is Aaron Odom and I am the son of U.S. citizen Melissa Jane Ward and the nephew of her sister, Debbie Jean Ward.
For years, their father was a lockmaster of the Miraflores Lock System. While working there he collected strange items ranging from Rhinoceros Beetles to Butterflies to rare bottles found in the lock system itself. I still have possession of those bottles. If you are interested in talking with me about these I would love to hear from you.
I had a girl in Panama in 1977 her name was Caroll and her sisters name Eva.