August 2003


Saturday 08/02/2003 10:57:43pm
Name: Gladys (Kammetler) Boelte
E-Mail: krazi5@earthlink.net
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Browns Summit, NC
High School and Class
Comments Left in 1975, too young for high school but am looking for old elementary friends. Lived in the 500 block until September 1975. My family is planning a trip back to find relatives, going in 2005.........

Saturday 08/02/2003 9:43:30am
Name: Susan McCullough Burk
E-Mail: sburk74@alltel.net
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High School and Class CHS 1974
Comments Hi All!

It's time to get started planning our 30th!

At the recent Panama Canal Society Reunion myself, Sandy (May) Robinson, Sue (McCullough) Burk and Cindy (Runnion) Gibson got together and decided we would work together to put things in motion!

I will be the "secretary" and as such I need your help!

Please send me any (emails, addresses, phone numbers, etc.) about any of our classmates. Send same information for anyone that would have graduated with us but left the Zone before 1974.

My info is:

Sandy Robinson
2138 Hively St.
Sarasota, Florida 34231

941-924-8366 - Home Phone - has answering maching that kicks in after approx. 4 rings.
Says you have reached Jessica - daughter living with me - will change
answer in near future.

email: chsclass1974@yahoo.com

The little info pulled together so far:

Our class reunion will take place during the 2004 Panama Canal Society Reunion. The dates are July 28, 2004 through August 2, 2004. It will be in Orlando, Florida.

In order to reserve a room at the hotel (Caribe Royale) or order tickets to any of the Panama Canal Society functions (dances, lucheon, golf tournament) you need to be a member of the Panama Canal Society. The cost is $40.00 first year and $30.00 for subsequent years. You can join online by visiting the following website:

http://www.pancanalsociety.org

For those of you without internet access I will send you an application if you need one.

http://www.czbrats.com

Let me hear from you ASAP so I can get the word out to everyone as quickly as possible!

Love to all, Sandy

Saturday 08/09/2003 0:12:44am
Name: William and Sue [Kotalik] Graham
E-Mail: sooz@ktc.com
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High School and Class
Comments Bill and Sue did not graduate from CZ schools. Bill graduated from Asbury Park High,Asbiry Park,NJ and Sue graduated from Hazleton High in Hazleton,PA

Wednesday 08/06/2003 0:27:48am
Name: Beckie (Ramsey) Dominguez
E-Mail: tuesdayspades@aol.com
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Beautiful Southern California
High School and Class Balboa High School 1978
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Monday 08/04/2003 6:28:06pm
Name: Mayziemedyansky Brassfield (aka ) Mayzie
E-Mail: mayziemedyansky32@yahoo.com
Homepage Title: Can you Read me NOW....
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Referred By: Web Ring
Location: Southern California
High School and Class BHS class of 87
Comments HAVE any one seen David Poland or there family?
Linda Lee and there family
David Smith(lived at 760 Barnebey St.) and there family?
AND MY long lost friend i been looking for is Rachal Brisbin had a sister named Ruth and a brother named Jhon there dad worked in the Adm Bldg.and her mom at Gorgas Army Hospital they lived in Balboa 759 A Barnebey St. they were my Vecinos de Ariba....please let me know if you know there where about's i lost contact with them since they left Panama......

Monday 08/04/2003 6:17:29pm
Name: Mayziemedyansky Brassfield(aka)Mayzie
E-Mail: mayziemedyansky32@hotmail.com
Homepage Title: where is all my class mate from class 87
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Santa Clarita,California
High School and Class Balboa High School 1987
Comments Hey Que Sopa a todosssss
well here we go getting older and better (right)? mas viejo the Wine the better we get....
any one knows Yessika Brassfield?(i am her older sister...or Elain Moore,Julissa Brown? well i am there friends....
Well here i am with 5 great girls and single now(well been married 4 times)lolo
living large and happy and enjoing my own housethat is paid for THX's GOD) life is good as it goes by,
hey you only live once RIGHT?
WELL LA VIDA ES UN CARNAVAL AND THANKS TO MRS.CELIA CRUZ QUE PUZO A BAILAR A TODOS THANKS FOR YOUR MEMORIES....
TO ALL MY HOMIEZ IN THE BALBOA AREA...REMEBER THE BIG ASS PARTY AT 759 BALBOA BARNEBEY ST. AND HANGING OUT AT THE CLAYTON NCO CLUB AND IN AMADOR........
SEE YOU ALL IN PANAMA FOR THE 100th B-day of Panama......and remeber........
long life 2 ALL THE CZBRATS,BECAUSE THERE IS NO ONE BETTER THAN US WE HAD IT ALL UNTILL THE ASSHOLE OF JIMMY CARTER HAD TO MESS EVERYTHING UP....NOW LOOK AT THE CANAL ZONE AREA,IS IT BETTER OR WORSE.......????
ANY ONE GOING TO MAGIC MOUNTAIN IN CALIFORNIA FOR THE SUMMER VACATION?
e-mail me and we can hook up and bring back some good old timesssss.....bye love yaaaaa
PS.. does any one knows where Pablo Gomes is?or Salomon Betech?or Abigail Rodriguez her dad was in the Air Force and the Padilla crew they lived in Ft. Clayton...if you seen them tell them to Holla Back.....
Peace Out Familia!!!!
Panama es Bueno,Bonito y Barato
Que buena que estaaaa Mi Cerveza PANAMAAAAAA.....
Hit the Beat with Panama Clasic Radio Station........
www.superqpanama.com
www.lamegapanama.com
www.djelectro.com

Sunday 08/03/2003 6:20:25pm
Name: John Haning
E-Mail: johnhaningtx@yahoo.com
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Location: Texas
High School and Class Balboa High 1991
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Sunday 08/17/2003 6:05:59pm
Name: Marjorie Lindstrom Presson
E-Mail: gabar@apci.net
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Location: just surfed in
High School and Class CHS class of l944
Comments Anyone out there from the Cristobal High School class of l944?

Sunday 08/17/2003 3:11:18am
Name: bhakta ernest abresch
E-Mail: tuliviejo@earthlink.net
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: fresno, calif
High School and Class chs and bhs 1969-72
Comments Hari Krishna.. Happy Janmashtami..

Thursday 08/14/2003 3:03:14am
Name: Mark Kerr
E-Mail: playataboga@hotmail.com
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Referred By: Web Ring
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High School and Class BHS 1976
Comments Greetings To All:
Great reunion, nice to see everyone else is also aging gracefully, hint-hint...

Wes, Richi, Jimmy, Billy, Gina, Tara and Diane - hope all is well. We's need to get together soon. Jimmy hang in there.

Any AMO-Deep Sea guy's out there, they're talking about losing the Dental on Plans, call Dania and voice your disapproval.

Any questions email me!

Monday 08/11/2003 11:33:35pm
Name: David Radzik
E-Mail: car2dlr@aol.com
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Woodland Hills,CA
High School and Class
Comments Just found the site, and wanted to say "hi" to any and all, who remember the good old days!!

Saturday 08/09/2003 0:32:25am
Name: William and Sue {Kotalik} Graham
E-Mail: sooz@ktc.com
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Location: Kerrville,Texas
High School and Class Bill 1937 Asbury Park NJ Sue 1944 Hazlet
Comments Sue graduated from Hazleton,Pa.Both of us lived in the Canal Zone and both of our fathers are Roosevelt medal holders.Bill retired from the PRR in 1972 and Sue from Terminals Div. in 1972

Sunday 08/24/2003 1:22:27pm
Name: Tim Cato
E-Mail: t.cato@washingtonemc.com
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Location: central georgia, usa
High School and Class Balboa Elementary School 1963,1964,1965
Comments I am enjoying very much this website as I stumbled on it pretty much by accident. I lived in Quarry Heights during the above years at ages 10,11&12. We lived in what seemed to be modern military quarters (concrete quadreplexes on concrete pillars) on the side of Ancon Hill overlooking the parade grounds which was a wonderfull source of entertainment for a pre-teen military brat. There was only one t.v. station & it was in Spanish which I didn't understand too well, though I was taking lessons. I have many fond memories of the school building with it's beautiful courtyard. Some of my teachers were Mrs. Jenkins, Mrs. Burdick & Mrs. De La Pina. I also recall catching 4-5 foot long iguanas & selling them to the Panamanians (they said the tail tasted like chicken). We would feed the coatimunda(sp) by throwing bread crumbs to the top of a stone retaining wall(about 8-9 ft. tall) behind our house where they would come down from the hilltop and congregate "looking for a hand out". We called them honey bears & they looked similar to the North American Racoon. I would very much appreciate someone with photos of the school(especially the courtyard) of that period to post them on the net so I can view them & thanks again for maintaining this web site.
Sincerly,
Tim Cato

Friday 08/22/2003 5:35:55pm
Name: Me and my puerto ricans friends
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Location: Puerto Rico
High School and Class
Comments HI THERE..WHO IS WILFREDO PEREZ RAMOS(WILLY) I GUESS WE KNOW HIM BUT NOT SURE. COULD SOMEBODY TELL US IF HE IS THE GUY LIVING IN FLORIDA MARRIED WITH 3 AND ARQUITEC????

Friday 08/22/2003 5:16:13pm
Name: Judy Dohle Rajotte
E-Mail: milwire@televar.com
Homepage Title: Miller Wireless Micro-Broadcast/New/Film
Homepage URL: http://www.millerwireless.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Birchbay, Washington and Langley BC, Can
High School and Class CHS 73
Comments Just checking the site. Really enjoyed.

Wednesday 08/20/2003 10:04:38am
Name: Steve Balmas
E-Mail: sebalmas@bellsouth.net
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Hope Hull, Alabama
High School and Class BHS 69
Comments Hello to all. Enjoyed the Reunion this year, hope to see more BHS 69er,s next year. Does anyone know if a 35th class reunion is planed?

Tuesday 08/19/2003 3:45:06am
Name: Paula Dugas Thomas
E-Mail: thomas_paula@msn.com
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Location: Norfolk VA
High School and Class
Comments Hi!! My parents are Zonians. My father Norman was born and raised in Balboa - BHS '41. My Mother Doris (Gleim) was an RN with US Army stationed at Gorgas Hospital after WWII. They were married Aug 7, 1948. At that time, at least a dozen local boys married Gorgas Hospital Nurses and there were mutual Bachelor Parties etc. I had been researching their old Canal Zone friends for a project jointly celebrating their 55th Wedding Anniversary and my father's 80th Birthday later this month. I have gotten a ton of responses reminiscing about the "Good Ol' Days". I have lists of so many email addresses and websites that I didn't pick just this one. I was actually searching for verification of the spelling of Barnaby Street, near Balboa HS, where the Dugas family of 5 children grew up. One of my contacts believes that the street was actually spelled "Barnebey" after a CZ boy who died during WWI. I have not gotten any confirmation on this and I was searching for an old map. It is possible that the spelling was changed somewhere along the line. If anyone has any input on this or if you knew any of the Dugas's (Dot, Ralph, Norman, Joyce, LeRoy) or were a nurse at Gorgas... (or their offspring) Please contact me!!!

Wednesday 08/27/2003 11:07:22pm
Name: Sue (inre to Jim) Thrift
E-Mail: mothergootz@hotmail.com
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Referred By: Web Ring
Location: Melrose, Fla.
High School and Class BHS 1971
Comments I didn't even think to post here earlier this year but wanted to let people know that my husband Jim Thrift(BHS '71) passed away on April 9th, 2003. Our 2 sons, Eli, 9, and Noah, who will be 5 tomorrow, miss their daddy dearly. Jim loved the CZ and his friends and memories there and I was fortunate to meet some of his friends at the 2 reunions I attended w/ him...the last being 2001. Our computer room is a la Panama...Molas, local native art, Al Sprague, Panama hats, etc. I wish we could've visited the country with Jim as he had eventually planned.

Sue

Tuesday 08/26/2003 9:34:43pm
Name: Donna Buckley (Winklosky)
E-Mail: DwinkBCZ79@aol.com
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Virginia
High School and Class BHS79
Comments Just stopping in to say Hi to everyone. Hope you all had a great summer. It was hot and rainy here. All are well here on the Buckley farm. We are enjoying a visit with my brother Paul from Ca.Hopefully we will make it to the beach for one more summer fling without the rain. Be blessed!

Tuesday 08/26/2003 3:34:36pm
Name: Glenn Knight
E-Mail: HDscootn@aol.com
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Dothan Alabama
High School and Class 1970
Comments Looking for Cardenas Gang. 1960-1970

Tuesday 08/26/2003 3:32:43am
Name: kevin klaakso
E-Mail: kebon007@yahoo.com
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: wherever
High School and Class bhs
Comments Hola pendecitos, what's shakin? Nice to see people stayin in touch. Hola muchachas tambien, i can't decide. sike, cheers to all of you salt of the earth people, kevin

Monday 08/25/2003 9:17:38pm
Name: Kathleen Feierabend Gadbois
E-Mail: kitkatga@hotmail.com
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Marietta. GA
High School and Class
Comments Have been thinking of "old Times" working at Coco Solo Hospital. Would like to find Susan Cutbirth who also worked there. Anyone know her whereabouts ?

Sunday 08/31/2003 11:49:46am
Name: Hubert Hammond
E-Mail: Edmondunited10@juno.com
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Edmond, Okahoma
High School and Class BHS 75
Comments I'm still alive and kicking. Take care and God Bless to all Zonians. Lots of good old memories. Please drop a line.




 

Saturday 08/30/2003 1:32:52pm
Name: Tobey Popstein
E-Mail: tpopstein@hvc.rr.com
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Location: New York
High School and Class
Comments I was stationed at Farfan Receiver Site back in 1970 to 71. I think I was an RMSN at the time.

Saturday 08/30/2003 10:50:57am
Name: Henry Clancy
E-Mail: hcofhville@earthlink.net
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Hendersonville,NC
High School and Class CHS 65
Comments I was looking through the Panama Canal Museum web page the other night when I came across and ultimately bought a license plate which read: Zonian - endangered species. Sadly,it made me realize how true that is. I was born in the old Margarita hospital in 1947 and was in the nursery the same time as Carla Chambers. I think we were the last few born there as Coco Solo hospital was opened shortly thereafter. I lived in Margarita til age 16 at which time my father retired from the CZ and we had to move to the states and like so many, settled in Fl. Even though I didn't graduate from CHS I still consider myself a part of the class of 65! About five years ago I took my family on a Pan Canal cruise to show them my roots.As we sailed past the breakwall, it was like I had never left...all the familiar sights brought back so many nostalgic memories. Sadly, we Zonians are an endangered species who will one day be extinct!Still, I'm proud to say, after all these years, I still am a CZ Brat!

Friday 08/29/2003 2:17:52pm
Name: Cathy Goodrich Scribner
E-Mail: cgscribner@aol.com
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Location: Maitland, Florida
High School and Class BHS 75!!
Comments I love this site. Beautiful graphics and a wonderful welcoming first page. How I miss Panama and my beautiful old wooden house in Diablo Heights. I'll be going back in Dry Season 2004, si Dios quiere.
Hasta Luego,
Cathy