September 1998 Museum Guests
Your site is great. Me and the Hunter (Obispo) are looking thru it now, and we really like it, but we want the BOTTLES! ! ! ! ! ! Put pictures of your bottle collection up on the site as well.....
Bill, as usual you have done a bang up job with the updated look of this site. I really like the new icon look for links to the other pages. Adds a realistic touch of home.
I always enjoy the change to go back to the place I grew up. I regret not knowing the zone in the same way that my folks knew it. They left in 1966. My mother never wanted to go back---because she knew that she could not go back to the same place she had left. My dad hoped, but knew, that it had changed a great deal since they left. It was certainty not the place he knew as a policeman...or before that...as a young soldier.
As a former "CZ brat"(1953-1978) and CHS grad (1971), I can truly say what I've seen brings back fond memories of both sides. Everyone should be proud of the fantastic work displayed and written here. Good job!! Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Does anyone have any old pics of Coco Solo Commy in its hayday? Would appreciate it.
My brother and I were born at Fort Clayton in 1947 and '49. We moved back to the U.S. when I was still a baby. I've only seen a couple of pictures of us while we were there, so we didn't get an overview of the area. I loved looking at your pictures and seeing where I started.I wish you had more pictures of the old Fort Clayton. My mom has told me stories of the "iceman" delivering ice to us because we only had a footlocker for an icebox and that at least once, we had to get down on the floor because of gunfire. I would love to come to Panama and see its beauty for myself sometime.Thanks for the tour.
I miss hearing from friends I had when I lived in the Canal Zone. I left in 1979, I have lost contact with so many people. My parents are Lloyd and Edith Van Kirk. We lived in Gamboa and Balboa. I was in the class of 1970, BHS and will love to hear from anyone who remembers me. My prior married name was Sue Martin. Thanks.
I was stationed in the Canal Zone when I was young n'handsome. As a combat medic I worked at Fort Clayton and Gorgas Hospital. It was a very quiet and peaceful place with lots of fun in between. I still have many friends who worked and played around the canal. Many of you may remember me for my skills as a softball shortstop. I miss many of my friends and teamates, most were in the military and they moved on to other places. Many others remain there. I hope to see you all no later than 18 more months. Other than that....great WEBSITE...(Got a job down there? Got players....I scout... Meto!
Bill enjoyed web site and your pictures. would like to see some of Ft. Clayton, and Ft. Amador also if you have any of the 79th. US ARMY BAND in 1961-62.All your pictures are wonderful. Would like to see a lot more. All so any other links about Panama or the Canal Zone would be helpful.
Thank you so much for taking time to help past residents of Panama remember its beauty and serenity that so often is forgotten here in the U.S. My fiance and his family lived in Balboa for 11+ years. His father even worked for the Panama Canal for 24 years. Just seeing the joy and excitement on my fiance's face as we surfed through your web site was so rewarding. It was definately an awesome experience especially for myself as I have not yet been to Panama. Hopefully someday after we are married, we'll be able to visit. Until then, we will visit this site periodically and keep enjoying all you're doing! Thanks again! -Sarah and Jimmy