Name: Margaret Knapp
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Atlanta, GA
Time: 1999-08-31 01:22:12
Comments: Well just stopped by the Balboa Clubhouse for some french fries and gravy and picked up a few jelly donuts to take out to Amador beach. I want to invite all my classmates from BHS '65 to attend the 2000 Reunion in Tampa. We are going to get a committee together to plan our "gala" next year and can use your support. Either monetarily, ideas, talents, etc. If you are interested please email me back. If you know someone that does not have an email(?) address and was in our class, please tell them to call me at (770)984-1651. We want to find as many as we can. Thanks, and .......... please don't kick sand on my donut!

Name: Isaac McLemore
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Tn
Time: 1999-08-31 00:09:14
Comments: I was the military liaison at Coco Solo hospital 1967-1969 would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.I met some wonderful people while living in the canal zone.

Name: Vincent Martinez
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: 27 years CZ area, before Oklahoma
Time: 1999-08-29 20:49:52
Comments: I taught 27 years in the Area, still live in Diablo. While going to the mail, I pass the empty football field everyday. After a lot of sweat,blood and tears, we had lots of joys on Friday nights at BHS Stadium. Part of all your good memories. Vince.

Name: Robert
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Boulder City, Nevada
Time: 1999-08-29 03:22:30
Comments: Just discovered your site and checking out all the photos. I lived in Panama for a year, and have fond memories of scuba diving in the Atlantic around Sherman, exploring the country (road trips to Volcan and the Costa Rica border), fishing and boating in several spots around the canal, all the interesting wildlife and the triple canopy jungle, etc. I remember Panama as a playground more than anything else, and an interesting one at that. These photos are bringing back some memories. Thanks!

Name: Bea
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: California
Time: 1999-08-26 02:40:30
Comments: I have been on this link for awhile. Someone was asking me who the Cocoli kid is and I don't know. Katie Marabella who lived in Ancon was wondering. Bea

Name: KARON KRANKOWSKY
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: MIAMI,FL
Time: 1999-08-25 18:38:19
Comments: PLEASE CONTACT ME IF THERE ARE ANY REUNIONS IN MIAMI

Name: cesar pujol
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: panama!!!!!!!hell yeah
Time: 1999-08-25 02:40:07
Comments: panama sux without the real cz zonians!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: Tom Bircher
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: New Christobal, Coco Solo, Ancon, La Boca, Athens, Texas
Time: 1999-08-24 13:30:11
Comments: Hello to all from sunny East Texas

Name: Ed Forsythe
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Gatun,CZ
Time: 1999-08-23 23:52:01
Comments: I have enjoyed looking at all the messages, and found some people I haven't been in touch with for YEARS! Keep up the good work. Zonie once...Zonie Forever!!!!!

Name: Gary Wilson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: New York
Time: 1999-08-23 23:45:57
Comments: Some of my fondest memories are from the time I served in the military in the Canal Zone during the early 70's. Keep up the good work with this site, and I look forward to hearing from other military personal whom had also served in the zone. Be well!

Name: Shane Moffitt
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: WA state
Time: 1999-08-21 10:04:18
Comments: I was stationed at Fort David for 3 years 1984-1987. Military Police. I would love to go back and visit. Your photos help keep my memories alive. Thank You

Name: Ev (Menges) Sellers
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Manassas, Virginia
Time: 1999-08-20 13:12:27
Comments: Hola - Would like to let everyone know about the Mini-Reunion in No. Virginia being held on Sat, Sep 25, 1999, 7pm, at the Fair Oaks Holiday Inn - Red Moon Saloon, Fairfax, VA. Join us for a drink, dinner or just to socialize with old and new Zonian friends. Please contact me for more info. Sellers.Evelyn@hq.navy.mil or 703-614-9810 (work) or 703-361-7176 (home) Thanks Skeeter and Lesley for all you do!

Name: MARI
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: PARAISO CANAL ZONE
Time: 1999-08-20 04:28:06
Comments: I WAS TRULY MOVED BY THE FOND MEMORIES OF HOME(THE CANAL ZONE. I WOULD HAVE GRADUATED FROM BALBOA HIGH IN 1983,BUT MY FAMILY RELOCATED TO NEW YORK. I LIVED IN PARAISO CZ AND ATTENDED SHCOOL THERE,AS WELL AS,CURUNDU JR. HIGH.

Name: Olin
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: L.A ,CA USA/ CZ,RP
Time: 1999-08-19 07:15:10
Comments: 72' - 77'....Remember the revolucion y Yankee go home ? Where are Roberto Martin & Charlie..? Anyone remember Don , Olin , Fred , Sean from Tavernilla.... Viva BHS , and especially Sosa Hill and Balboa's painted face at every BHS Homecoming!Carta Vieja con Seco con todo los hermanos

Name: Anthony Goethals
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Maryland
Time: 1999-08-17 05:06:22
Comments: Excellent history and photos,Lesley. Excellent work to be proud of - I'll bet you send me a email within the next ten minutes 'cos you never seem to stop working on this site! Anthony

Name: Marjorie G. Williams(Schwinn)
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Lived in Gatun.
Time: 1999-08-17 04:27:33
Comments: Would like to know what happened to everyone on the block. Remember sliding down the hills, picking fresh fruit for a food fight, etc. Like I said, just want to know what everyone is up to and how they turned out.

Name: Mark Robin
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Conroe, Texas
Time: 1999-08-17 04:06:05
Comments: Panama 70-74, Albrook and Howard, would've been BHS '75

Name: Billy Welty
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Margarita'
Time: 1999-08-17 01:33:55
Comments: I graduated from CHS in 1980. To all the friends I know that are still out there Hang Loose!!!!!

Name: Thomas DeBray
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Punta Gorda, Florida
Time: 1999-08-16 15:51:32
Comments: I spent my 21st birthday in the CZ as a guest of Bob and Lillian Sieler. They lived, as I recall, in Diablo Heights. Bob Sieler was a ham radio operator. His call was KZ5RJ. I am still a ham and my call is K4KRJ. During my visit, I spent a great deal of time with many of the hams at the Jewish Community Center (KZ5JW??) I have fond memories of the CZ. Herbie Green, KZ5HG, was an admeasurer for the CZ Company. He measured the bulk heads of many of the ships that passed through the canal. He was instrumental in getting me aboard a wine tanker, the SS Angelo Petri (the ship later sunk in the Pacific)for a trip throught the canal.

Name: angela mastin
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: columbus ohio
Time: 1999-08-16 14:36:57
Comments: the friendships that were made in that beautiful place are like none we have ever experienced and will remain for a lifetime. CZ Brats are truly a different kind of people.

Name: Tim Cowdell
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Georgia
Time: 1999-08-16 03:37:31
Comments: I just moved to Roswell, in North Fulton County right on top of Atlanta a month ago. There is a market in Roswell by the name of Harry's, they have every concievable fruit and vegetable that there is. The nice thing about this place is that they don't mind if you sample the food, and at closing time the prepared hot food is half price. Now let's cut to the chase, this is the first place I've found stateside that you can buy guinups, or as they are labelled "queenapas" For you in this part of the country, it is found on Upper Hembree Road. I've been to the market twice and only on the first time did I find them, but it was sure nice to find them anyhow.

Name: ANDY BISER
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Burbank, California
Time: 1999-08-15 03:13:27
Comments: I was in the Military 1967 and 1968. Took AIT Military Police Training at FT Gulick and then stationed with the 549th at FT Davis. Later got transferred to FT Clayton with the 534th MP Company. Lots of wild and good memories of Panama and the Canal Zone. I Really enjoy the CZ Brats Web Page. I do rember the the group The LoveChain. Great music. I remember dancing and dancing to their music. I though someday it would be fun to return to the Zone, but with all the changes, it just would not be the same.

Name: Susanna Rios Branon
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: brooksville florida
Time: 1999-08-13 04:03:50
Comments: my dad was msgt raymond g rios we were in panama from 1962 to 1968 with one year break. my dad was special forces green beret with the 503. we lived on ft gulick,kobbe,howard,sherman. i love panama i miss it so would like to go back some day.

Name: Hugh Mike Arnold
Website: arnold homepage
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Atlanta, GA
Time: 1999-08-13 00:46:33
Comments: I wanted to send a more detailed message than the little one I did as son as I got back. I was there in Balboa from 1954 to 1958 (3rd through 6th grade at Balboa School). My father was Col Hugh Arnold, a civil engineer; I had a younger bro- ther John. i just returned after 41 years and spent over a week in Panama. It was both very different and the same in other ways. I certainly remember Panama as the dominant experience in my life and obviously the most interesting.

Name: Marilyn (Camby) Harley
Website:
Referred by: SimpleNet
From: St. Petersburg, FL
Time: 1999-08-12 13:05:40
Comments: I am so sorry I couldn't get to the reunion. However, I was able to get another virgin, Beverly (Mahone)Schmitt to go and she said she had a blast. Please pass on any information coming down for the trip to Panama in 2001, I would like to see if we can go (hubby too). Hellos to everyone - this email address is company, so easy on the responses. Someday I will have a home address. Till then, Adios amigos. Marilyn and Carolyn Camby (The twins!)

Name: Mike Arnold (hugh)
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Atlanta, GA
Time: 1999-08-12 00:12:59
Comments: I lived in the CZ from grades 3 through 6 (Balboa). Left in 1958 and it was the experience of a lifetime. Just returned after 43 yrs for a week stay. Met several people from the class of 63 (I was class of 64 in GA), including author of this web (Lesley), Pete Smith and Mary Lurchen.

Name: Monk Lovell
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Spring Lake NC...Currently working in S. Korea
Time: 1999-08-11 12:52:52
Comments: Was an Army brat in Zone 63-65. Graduated from BHS in 65. Enlisted in Army after graduation, served 20 years including two tours in Viet Nam. Never got to return to Panama but enjoyed every minute of my stay while I was there. Saw many names in the guest book that I recognized and the site brought back great memories. Diablo Clubhouse was where I bought my first legal beer. Great site ...keep up the good work.

Name: L.M.
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Spring Lake, N.C. Currently working in S. Korea.
Time: 1999-08-11 12:49:25
Comments: Was an Army brat in CZ 63-65. Graduated BHS class of '65. Enjoyed every minute of my stay in the Zone. Enlisted in the Army there after graduation and never got to return. Saw many names that I recognized and the site brought back all good memories. Keep up the good work.

Name: Bill Gonzalez
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: BHS 64 by way of Ancon, Cristobal, Gamboa
Time: 1999-08-10 23:05:43
Comments: Am looking for first hand stories of Christmas memories to put into a Christmas show I want to do here (Still in Panama) Family traditions,anything that made the Holiday special (tamales along with the turkey, nacimientos under the tree, tree burns, etc) Thanks

Name: mike egnew
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: ca.
Time: 1999-08-10 05:33:43
Comments: found the page & got homesick. send replys if anybody remembers me.

Name: Annabelle Sanchez
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Curundu, Canal Zone
Time: 1999-08-10 04:03:06
Comments: I graduated from BHS in 1963 and left the Canal Zone Dec. 1964, settling in Virginia Beach, VA, for 32 years. I am presently living in Miramar, FL, with my husband of 25 years. I have a son, 21, studying mechanical engineering at ODU, Norfolk, VA. I see and talk to "Chiqui" Marianela Lam and "Maggie" Magali Reyes on a regular basis.

Name: Vickie LeMasters
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Canal Zone, Panama
Time: 1999-08-09 19:10:38
Comments: Any graduates from Balboa High School class of 77 please e-mail me.

Name: Sean P. Kelly
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Born: Seattle, Wa; Reborn: Ft Davis Panama
Time: 1999-08-06 12:03:20
Comments: This page is really cool. I only lived in Panama for 6 years but I fell in love with the tropics. You have done qiute a bit of research about Panama for your page. If you need any more info, specifically on the 1500 - 1700 history send me an e-mail, my brain is swollen with information on that time period. Keep up the good work. Have a cool day. Ciao!

Name: otilda olivares
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: panama but live in usa
Time: 1999-08-06 05:26:30
Comments: everything is very nice, like your page. keep the good work.

Name: Ramona Bisbee
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Massachusetts
Time: 1999-08-06 04:42:20
Comments: Glad I found this. I lived in Howard AFB when it was still Fort. Kolbe and all the houses were still yellow and when the Air force took over they painted them white. My dad was stationed there 1964-1967. I really miss being there. I had a lot of great memories. Before moving on base we lived in the tropicana hotel across from the CZ. I took the city bus to Howard AFB and got dropped off by a road that led to a school. I was only eight years old at the time!

Name: helen gaillard
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: northwest ga
Time: 1999-08-05 01:04:34
Comments: hi, this is a pretty neat site! My great grandfather was the one that built the cut through the continental divide. My family went through the canal in 93 for the first time. we were the only family members to have gone back since it was built. my grandfather worked on the computers for the locks also. I have heard stories all my life about the canal and Panama. thank you for letting me visit your site.

Name: Katie Marabella -Arp
Website: N / A
Referred by: Net Search
From: Canal Zone
Time: 1999-08-04 21:17:57
Comments: I'm an oldie, but a goodie. Born in Galveston,Tx.went to the CZ when I was six weeks old, stayed until 1949. Parents were Kelly and Vi Marabella, he was Manager of All American Cables & Radio, later ITT. My mom worked at Albrook Field as a PBX operator. We lived in Ancon on cable heights, with the rest of the cable brats. My halfsister Manuela Caravageli attended BHS. Would love to hear from anyone that is alive and kicking. We had a great time growing up there, only wish I had never left to come to the great state of Texas. Would love to have had the chance to raise my own children in the CZ. What a shame we are losing it. Anyone know the whereabouts of Tommy Davidson from Diablo or Bobby May of Balboa??

Name: Roger McClain
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Brandon, Florida
Time: 1999-08-04 14:50:43
Comments: From 3/63 untill 1/65 I was stationed at Albrook AFB and served with the 776th USAF band. I am trying to contact members of the band from that time-frame. This is a nice site. Keep up the work.

Name: Margaret Turk
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: CA
Time: 1999-08-04 05:14:06
Comments: As I said in the private message, it was a joy to remember my Panama experiences.This is especially true having read of the closing of Fort Clayton this week. My husband was in the Air Force and I worked awhile for IAGS and then taught school. When I came back I brought a Peruvian Paso with me that I only lost this year at the age of 30. Thanks again. Margaret Turk

Name: Corrine Gay
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Maryland
Time: 1999-08-04 04:37:32
Comments: Used to live in Curundu, and spent a few years on the Atlanic side. My name used to be Elbertson when i lived in the CZ. Had two little children when I first came there, Susan and Scott.

Name: John McFaland
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Globe trotter
Time: 1999-08-03 21:58:33
Comments: I was born in Panama, my Dad worked on Madden Dam and other Canal porjects but split after War II heated up. I served in Air Force 60-63, then again with the US Embassy 80-81. and returned with the Just Cause build up and was a civilian on the CINC,s Staff at Quarry Heights while living on Albrook. Great great memeories, lots of friends, good tennis. If Rolondo Windberg is out there tell him to get in touch...Rolando I know where the body is buried>>>>JOHN

Name: Camille Hendricks Harrington
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Diablo Heights/Atlanta,GA now
Time: 1999-08-03 07:00:15
Comments: I would like to express my sincere thanks to all the "Zonians" who attended my/barbeque/pool/wedding. Although it was the hottest day Atlanta has had this year, we had a wonderful time!! In attendance were: Dicky (BHS '64 and Diane Hindman(BHS '65) Wallace, Patricia Albritton Henson (BHS '65), Margaret Knapp (BHS '65), Pat Arnold (BHS'60?) and his wife Carole, Mary Scigliani Leach (BHS '60?), her mother, and husband, Bill, Paul Robinson (BHS '65), Jenny Blaney (left the zone in the 8th grade), Richard Jack (BHS '65) and his wife, Frank (BHS '65) and Mary Ann Baldwin, Ray Burda (BHS '63) and his wife, Pat ( I don't know her maiden name, but she's also from Panama, Pennye McCarragher Rose, and of course, my sister Lesley (BHS'63) and my mother, Jean. Thanks again to all of you for sharing this special day with me and Larry !!!!!! Camille Hendricks Harrington

Name: Nathan Herring
Website: ZonianKid's Crib
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Panama, Cardenas (_CZ_)
Time: 1999-08-02 23:52:24
Comments: CZ 4-Ever, C U all at the reunion...U ALL BETTER BE THERE!!!

Name: Bill Foster
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: La Boca
Time: 1999-08-02 21:09:44
Comments: Just wanted to say hi to anybody from the zone. Was born and raised in the zone, and lived there there 20 years. Played drums for the LoveChain. Anybody who remembers, give me a holler.

Name: Margaret Knapp
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Atlanta, GA
Time: 1999-08-01 14:13:43
Comments: From the class of BHS '65, I want to say congratulations to Camille (Hendricks) and Larry Harrington. It was a beautiful ceremony and fun was had by all. May your life together be filled with all the love we all felt last night.Also this is a challenge to all the BHS '65 graduates to come to our 35th Reunion next year. If Camille doesn't have your email or mailing address please send it to her so we can let you know when and where. Smiles to all!

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