Guestbook - August, 2004

Tuesday 08/31/2004 8:30:07pm
Name: Sharon (Dumas) Hoffman
E-Mail: sahshorty@aol.com
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Newberry, FL
High School and Class CHS 1979
Comments I went to the reunion this year to celebrate our 25th and sadly, there were very few people from our class. I did have a great time with the old friends and classmates I did see - we shared lots of laughs and memories. I'm sorry I was not able to see more people. Spent alot of time with Carla Rega which was great. Michele Arnold - if you see this, email me so that I can get your phone number and we can get together sometime.

Kathy Kredell took lots of pictures - thanks Kathy. Leni - thanks for your efforts in trying to get classmates to attend. Hopefully our 30th will have a better turnout. For those that could not make it - you sure missed a good time and we missed you!

Tuesday 08/31/2004 9:45:10am
Name: Heather
E-Mail: hvw49@hotmail.com
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Location: Cornwall England
High School and Class  
Comments Very interesting website.

Tuesday 08/31/2004 2:14:20am
Name: Ed Tanner
E-Mail: be_tanner@earthlink.net
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Sunny St. Pete Florida
High School and Class CHS "80".....of course
Comments Hola amigo's,,,y amiga's.......hello to those that I saw on my very brief visit to this past reunion...the new career has sort of interfered with my party plans...
It is VERY disappointing to see that next years reunion is back on the July 4th weekend. I can understand from a family point of view why this is so.....but from so many other point of views...this is like a ship dumping oil while anchored in gatun lake...just screws up the whole day.........doubt I will be able to make next years...even though it is the big 25 for chs class of 80....ciao for now...Eddie T

Monday 08/30/2004 3:14:01am
Name: vicki parker
E-Mail: corseyden@yahoo
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: crestview,,,, FL
High School and Class bhs 1975
Comments miss everyone !! especially Julie and susie. Robert S. you out there anywhere? if you remember me, write!! by ya'll!!

Saturday 08/28/2004 2:23:17pm
Name: Chuck
E-Mail: charlesabbott@hotmail.com
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Location: Georgia
High School and Class Balboa class of 1974
Comments Does anyone knows how I can get a Canal Zone flag? I remember that when I work at PCC that we flown a white flag with the seal in the middle of it.
 

Saturday 08/28/2004 2:20:02pm
Name: Chuck
E-Mail: charlesabbott@hotmail.com
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Location: Georgia
High School and Class Balboa class of 1974
Comments Does anyone has a CZ police patch that they want to sell?
Email me.

Friday 08/27/2004 9:57:30pm
Name: connie armbruster
E-Mail: connied408@cox.net
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Location: niceville,fl
High School and Class balboa 1984
Comments Just had our 20 yr class reunion in Orlando and had a great time seeing everyone! I visited Panama this last May and had a fantastic trip. Hope to do it again soon and not wait so long between visits. I would love to possibly invest in a home and maybe go in with someone who has the same interst.

Friday 08/27/2004 2:37:12pm
Name: Charles Forrest /Gamboa
E-Mail: mcfcmf@earhlink.net
Homepage Title: czbrats.com/
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Referred By: Friend
Location: Gamboa
High School and Class Balboa High Class 1963
Comments I would like to hear from anybody that knows me.

Friday 08/27/2004 11:12:44am
Name: paul garner
E-Mail: p-garner@ti.com
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High School and Class chs class 1975
Comments Any of my old buds out there!

Thursday 08/26/2004 12:19:45am
Name: Matthew Parker
E-Mail: mpmparker@aol.com
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Location: London, United Kingdom
High School and Class  
Comments am a writer preparing a new history of the canal construction period, with an emphasis on personal stories from all levels of the workforce. If anyone has diaries or letters from that time, I would be very grateful if they could contact me.
thanks
Matthew Parker
 


Thursday 08/26/2004 12:11:18am
Name: Billy Bell
E-Mail: bdbell6@aol.com
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Corpus Christi, Tx
High School and Class BHS 73
Comments Just want to say hello to all my Zonian friends.I am trying to find Jim Hale.He lived in La Boca.If anyone knows his address or e-mail, let me know.I got a call from a old friend of ours Robert Warner that would like to talk to him.Adios

Tuesday 08/24/2004 12:12:45am
Name: Orlando Saddler
E-Mail: osadler@mcmahonmed.com
Homepage Title: FT Clayton
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location:  
High School and Class Curundu JHS
Comments looking for all of my freands from the 11 hundred area. Ileft panama in 1985 but still have many wonderful memories of what it was like. some of the people I remember during my stay in panama are shadow,Dennis,Randy,Robert, Joanna, and my personal favorite Kerry. It is good to see that the years have past but we still remember panama and the good times we had. I now leave in NY and I'm the office manager a medical publishing Co. Man I wish I could see my freands from back then.

Sunday 08/22/2004 6:08:26pm
Name: Jim Lacey
E-Mail: jimevapanama@msn.com
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High School and Class  
Comments Looking for a friend Jose Augilar we were staioned together at Howard mid seventies.
Love Panama & visit often hope to retire there.

Saturday 08/21/2004 11:21:48am
Name: jennefer stokes (beck)
E-Mail: jkbeck4@gbronline.com
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Location: joplin missouri
High School and Class cristobal high school, class of 80-81
Comments It is August 2004 and it is a rainy day. It brought back so many memories of Panama's rainy season, I thought I would look up this site again. I like to send a hello to all Atlantic side zonies who grew up in Coco Solo,(born and raised)and those also in Gatun and Margarita. Our 25th high school reunion is coming up! Best memories of growing up always fill my thoughts. Hope to see you all soon in florida!

Friday 08/20/2004 5:49:49pm
Name: Evy Esquivel
E-Mail: e_evy@hotmail.com
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Puerto Rico
High School and Class  
Comments Hi JOnathan Amador I HOPE YOU READ THIS MESSAGE. I SENT TO YOUR FATHER WILLY PEREZ YOUR REQUEST. AND I PUT A MESSAGE TO YOU ON MESSAGE BOARD PLEASE...READ AS SOON AS YOU CAN YOUR EMAIL
GOOD LUCK
 


Thursday 08/19/2004 2:53:39am
Name: Margaret (Biava) Kauffman
E-Mail: margaret_kauffman@hotmail.com
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Referred By: Friend
Location: Barrigada Heights, Guam
High School and Class T.C. Williams '80
Comments Lived in Panama twice. Second time 1972-1974. Went to Balboa Elementary. Loved Panama. My Dad, Richard Biava, is a BHS grad. (HI Dad, know you surf here!!)

Wednesday 08/18/2004 5:24:27pm
Name: Jenny Hayward
E-Mail: CZGirl4evr@aol.com
Homepage Title: Panama Canal Zone
Homepage URL: http://groups.aol.com/canalzone4ever?mmch_=0
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Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
High School and Class BHS 81
Comments Just wanted to give out Joanne Angelini's e-mail address like she asked me to SO THAT ANYONE WHO KNOW HER CAN CORRESPOND WITH HER. SHE WANTED ME TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT SHE WAS FINALLY BACK FROM THAT UGLY TERRIBLE PLACE OVERSEAS AND FOR NOW HAS HER FEET FIRMLY PLANTED IN THE U.S.HERE IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

HERE IS HER E-MAIL ADDRESS:
angelinisquarepants@yahoo.com

Wednesday 08/18/2004 4:41:30pm
Name: Eric Melander (Rick)
E-Mail: mafuero1969@yahoo.com
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High School and Class BHS 1969
Comments Could not attend class reunion this year. Will look forward to hearing from alums one and all. Love from San Francisco, CA, ERIC

Tuesday 08/17/2004 11:43:00pm
Name: David Murphy
E-Mail: argus_01@msn.com
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Tarpon Springs, Florida
High School and Class  
Comments My sisters are Anne and Claire.... We lived in Los Rios next door to the Barsness'.
We had the roseapple tree that everyone raided..across the street from the Roscoes'. 3 doors down from Eddie and Joey Flood and across the street from Doug and Curtis Sanders....

Tuesday 08/17/2004 11:01:52pm
Name: Louis J. Barbier
E-Mail: louisbarbier@msn.com
Homepage Title: Aye Caramba!
Homepage URL: http://www.angelfire.com/super2/panama/aye-caramba.html
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Location: Largo, Florida
High School and Class Balboa High School - Class of 1957
Comments God bless all here.

I have written an exciting adventure story (+68,000 words) about deadly white rain (cocaine) and how three sailors fight this invasion into this country by the "El Jefe" Cartel. The money trail takes us into the jungles of the Darien of Panama.

Shrunken heads, a trip through the Panama Canal, flight operations, and a real love of the sea is part of this adventure. We will also travel to the Middle East and meet very interesting people of all ages.

As the story, "A Night in the Tropics" unfolds I will be your guide. It is an interesting saga with real characters. In fact they may have been your neighbors while living the life of Riley in the old Canal Zone. Each character is forced to deal with life's problems, improvise, adapt, and overcome. The story is also sprinkle with stories and anecdotes, that the reader will long remember after the adventure is over.

Yes, I hope that my publisher will have my book "A night in the Tropics" in the bookstores nationwide in early 2005.

Take care everybody and enjoy the book...
 

Sunday 08/15/2004 0:48:11am
Name: Cindy Atkins Lanning
E-Mail: cindyblanning@excite.com
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
High School and Class Balboa High School 1966
Comments Lived in Curundu then Balboa 1952-1966.Attented Diablo Elementary and Balboa High School.Due to my sister Leisa's death in a car accident 1965, my Step-father John Voss took an early retirement and we left the Zone in July 1966 for Florida. There will never be another Canal Zone except in our memories.

Sunday 08/15/2004 0:27:18am
Name: Cindy Atkins Lanning
E-Mail: cindyblanning@excite.com
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
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High School and Class Balboa High School 1966
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Thursday 08/12/2004 9:03:32pm
Name: Kathy Walters
E-Mail: kw@purdue.edu
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Location: Lafayette, Indiana
High School and Class Would have been BHS 83
Comments We lived at Albrook from 77-80. We had a big family and 2 brothers graduated from BHS - Bob '79, John '80. We had a great time with the 'Albrook' gang. Would love to reconnect with any of them.

Thursday 08/12/2004 5:33:15pm
Name: charles sassara
E-Mail: sass@gorge.net
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Location: the dalles,ore.
High School and Class cristobal 1950
Comments grew up in gatun after a spell on pacific side looking for info on next reunion chs or czjc 541 296 2672


 
Thursday 08/12/2004 10:41:01am
Name: Tony Hannah
E-Mail: t12355@aol.com
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Chesapeake, Va
High School and Class '89
Comments I love looking up "Panama" and finding new ways to get home-sick! What a great site! We were stationed in Panama from 1984-1987 and we lived at Rodman then moved to Far-Fan, near Howard. I went to Curundu for the 8th and 9th grades, then to Balboa for 10th and played football for two years against Ft. Clayton, Balboa and the Kiwanis and finally played for the Balboa Bulldogs my 10th grade year. I absolutely loved Panama and was so sad I didn't get to graduate with all my friends. I guess I'm not a "zonian" in the truest sense of the word, but having lived there and experienced Panama, it will always be the best place I've ever lived and make me feel "home-sick" whenever I think of it! I wonder if Napoli's pizza is still there?

Panama Forever!!!!!
 


Wednesday 08/11/2004 1:16:29pm
Name: victor melgar
E-Mail: melgarvictor@hotmail.com
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Location: Honduras
High School and Class  
Comments This is a great site. By the way, my maternal greatgrandfather worked on the canal in 1904-5, he was from Barbados and later came to Honduras. I was wondering if you could point me somwhere where I could find information on Canal workers during its construction??

Tuesday 08/10/2004 8:57:23pm
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E-Mail: crazynight44@yahoo.com
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Location: Panama
High School and Class  
Comments Looking for Derek Akers....

 
Tuesday 08/10/2004 8:49:01pm
Name: Roberto "Coco" Nieves
E-Mail: k.kelliegirl2@verizon.net
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Tampa, Fl
High School and Class BHS 1991
Comments Hi All,
I've lived in Tampa almost ten years now.. I've been married for 4, have 2 kids, a house, a dog and a cat! We attend reunion every year.. we party w/the Tampa group of zonians. I'd love to hear from anyone from the zone.. email me!

Saturday 08/07/2004 8:47:30am
Name: Carl Maurice Dukes II
E-Mail: Soulsentinal@hotmail.com
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Location: Portsmouth, Virginia
High School and Class Churchland High 91
Comments I was born in Panama in July 29, 1970 and lived there till 1978. I miss Panama, I rememberthe family I have known there and the food, plantains, empanadas,mmmmmmmmm. My great great grandmother used to make them all the time, some would be filled with fruit but most were filled with the usual meat. Always my favorite. The wild life there was awesome as well. When I went to the elementary school there in Ancon I think it was, the teacher took us out on the school grounds to view a sloth which had wandered into the school yard. And I remember a time when I was behind my cousins house and saw 2 huge lizards chasing each other around. I even remember the time my cousins tried to get me to go into the jungle with them and came back telling me some baboons attacked them and pulle their hair.;) Nice one cousins. But anyways lots of love to my fellow Zonians and family. Peace

Saturday 08/07/2004 7:21:33am
Name: Miguel Ramos
E-Mail: goyabean_84@hotmail.com
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Here and There
High School and Class would have been BHS '04
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Friday 08/06/2004 3:14:53pm
Name: Rose Marie Pascavage
E-Mail: RazBeri777@aol.com
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High School and Class BHS Class of 1976
Comments Just wanted to say "HOLA" to all my buds. Had a wonderful time at the reunion this year. Glad I changed my mind and decided to go afterall! Adios Amigos!


 
Friday 08/06/2004 8:06:19am
Name: Gary Sinnott
E-Mail: gsinnott@geisinger.edu
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Thursday 08/05/2004 1:35:10am
Name: Benjamin Grant Taylor III
E-Mail: grant-taylor@sbcglobal.net
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Los Angeles, California
High School and Class MacArthur High School, San Antonio TX
Comments I was born in Panama, July 20th 1959, my dad was stationed there with the US Military.. I would love to get intouch with anyone who might have been there during 1957 to 1962. thanks.


 
Tuesday 08/03/2004 9:40:28pm
Name: JACK YATES
E-Mail: robinnjackyates@verizon.net
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: CLACKAMAS, OREGON
High School and Class 1975
Comments JUST CAME BACK FROM THE REUNION WITH MY WIFE ROBIN. THIS WAS OUR FIRST TIME. WE HAD A BLAST SEEING ALL MY OLD FRIENDS, PEOPLE I HAVE WONDERED ABOUT FOR ALL THESE YEARS SINCE I LEFT. MY TIME SPENT IN PANAMA WAS THE BEST TIME OF MY LIFE , A PLACE THAT WILL ALWAYS REMAIN A PART OF MY LIFE FOREVER... I AM LOOKING TO FIND AN OLD FRIEND WALTER FOULK HE WAS IN THE ARMY WITH ME, AT FORT DAVIS DRIVING THE KERNEL AROUND IN THE MID TO LATE 70'S. HE WAS FROM SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA, AND WAS A SURFER . IF ANYONE KNOWS HOW TO GET A HOLD OF HIM OR HAS ANY INFO ON WHERE TO LOCATE HIM PLEASE EMAIL ME. JACK YATES


 
Tuesday 08/03/2004 2:18:26pm
Name: SM
E-Mail: panamacz69@yahoo.com
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Location: FLORIDA
High School and Class BALBOA
Comments Had a great time at the Reunion this year at the Caribe Royale hotel. It was great to see alot of my old friends and I am glad that you guys are all doing fine. Buddy, you are still a nut. Corinne, shoot me an e-mail sometime. Until the next time, hopefully it will be back at our favorite location, the Marriott Resort.