January 2001


Tuesday 01/30/2001 9:44:57pm
Name: Patricia McPherson
E-Mail: patriciamcpherson
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Friend
Location: Tarpon Springs, FL
Comments: Hi! I am searching for a few friends. I am trying to find Michael Narimatsu (BHS 1980) or his brother Luis Narimatsu(BHS 1982). If anyone has any information at all about them please e-mail me. Also, I am looking for a former teacher that worked at Panama Canal College- Mr. George Baca. Does anyone know of his whereabouts? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,


Patti

Saturday 01/27/2001 6:34:02pm
Name: Charlie Giavelli
E-Mail: charkel@msn.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Powder Springs, GA
Comments: Just wanted to update the guestbook and say that everyone is doing well. Would love to here from any old friends of the family.

Saturday 01/27/2001 2:38:34pm
Name: Trevor
E-Mail: mailto:ttrevorgill@aol.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Newcastle, England
Comments: Never been to Panama. Visiting in April.Great pages & super webcam

Friday 01/26/2001 10:59:05pm
Name: Pam Moebus (Jedlicka)
E-Mail: pmjedi@hotmail.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location:
Comments: Hey, new e-mail address. Still looking for Vicky Whipple or Bill Sweeney..Any info?

Thursday 01/25/2001 8:41:15pm
Name: Tiffany (Godbey) Pahle
E-Mail: pahlefam@web-ster.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Oregon
Comments: What a great website to alleviate some homesickness. I lived in and out of the Zone for nearly seven years and miss it every day! Que Dios Bendiga... p.s. Any scuba divers out there?

Friday 01/19/2001 10:58:32pm
Name: Michael Everett Mays (Mickey)
E-Mail: mickmays@aol.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: San Diego, Ca
Comments: I was born in the Navy hospital at Coco Solo, CZ on July 4, 1940. My father (USN) was stationed in Panama. I would enjoy connecting with anyone else from this era. My mother and I along with other dependents were evacuated from the CZ in early 1942 after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

 

Friday 01/19/2001 1:48:19pm
Name: Debby Beall Bandy
E-Mail: bandyd@cts.db.erau.edu
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Comments: CURUNDU CLUBHOUSE MINI-REUNION IN ORLANDO AUG. 9-11

During the Society Reunion this summer, we will have a hospitality suite for all former residents/maliantes of Curundu and Curundu Heights. Please email Debby Beall Bandy at bandyd@cts.db.erau.edu or Alicia Velasco Whitley at AWhit127@aol.com to let us know you'll join us. Plan to stop by and spend some time reliving the glory days of the Curundu sports dynasty, telling old tales on old friends and remembering those sunny tropical days under the hum of the ceiling fans of the Curundu Clubhouse. Maybe we'll even put together a game of half-court like in the good-ole days. Look for our announcement in the next issue of the Canal Record. Catch you at the "Clubhouse!" (We currently have over 130 Curunduites vowing to be there!) Don't miss this one!

Thursday 01/18/2001 10:37:54pm
Name: Michael Johnson
E-Mail:
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Comments: As a child, I lived at Ft. Gulick from 1959 to 1962. I still have many fond memories of the zone. thanks for the great site.

Tuesday 01/16/2001 11:56:21pm
Name: Mike Fabijan
E-Mail: ffabijan@norfolkairport.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Comments: Lived in CZ from 1965-1974, we had to move the end of my junior year @ BHS!!

Does anyone know if its possible to purchase a used 1974 yearbook from BHS? I ordered and paid for one before we left for the states, but in never arrived!!

Thanks!!

Mike

Tuesday 01/16/2001 11:51:56pm
Name: Mike Fabijan
E-Mail: ffabijan@norfolkairport.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Comments: Lived in CZ from 1965-1974, we had to move the end of my junior year @ BHS!!

Monday 01/15/2001 10:58:40am
Name: David "Big D" Welch
E-Mail: bigdw@dmrtc.net
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location:
Comments: When is the latest Panama Canal Society
reunion? I would like the date and time.

Monday 01/15/2001 9:55:43am
Name: Jennifer Long
E-Mail: JenniferLong@att.net
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Georgia
Comments: Charles Townsend & William Maynard - Looking for anyone that knew Charles Townsend or William Maynard in 1940 or 1941, while they were stationed at Albrook AFB in the Canal Zone. Please email me at JenniferLong@att.net
Thanks

Friday 01/12/2001 10:50:36pm
Name: Dixie (Pollock)Culwell
E-Mail: dixie@bokoshe.k12.ok.us
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location:
Comments: Thank you for the photo of Coco Solo Elementary. I attended 2nd and 3rd grade there in 1970-72. My Dad, Robert Pollock, was airborne and we lived at France Field, we had the greatest downstair neighbors (the Ken & Jane Bernardo family from Gaum), my little brother was born at Coco Solo Hospital, and it was one of the greatest times of my life!

Thursday 01/11/2001 10:09:10am
Name: John Hern
E-Mail: jhern@itcdeltacom.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Tampa, FLa
Comments: Just want to say hi

Wednesday 01/10/2001 7:20:05pm
Name: Roberto A. Williams
E-Mail: ashlar90@bestweb.net
Homepage Title: St. John's # 59 I.F.&A.M. Masons
Homepage URL: Http://www.mastermason.com/peekskill_freemasons
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Peekskill, New York
Comments: Hola,

I was born in Panama City In 1945 and lived there until I emigrated to the U.S. in 1966. I resided on the very popular Casa Muller or "Casa Miller" on the Avenida Central crowded with all of the buhoneros. I have been visiting this site for the past two years and I think it is a great site. I failed to sign the guest book on my earlier visits, was uncertain. However, I must confess that what most impressed me was the love You feel and expressed for Panama, Yes I found it starangely unnusual, because of lthe much publicized problems we used to have with the Zone. I need to point out also that both my grandparents worked on the Zone, my garandfather worked for the Army,my grandmother worked at Gorgas for about 31 years before retiring and moving to New York, My uncle also worked at the school of the americas until he retired. my Mother also worked for a Dr. Springer who lived near Gorgas Hospital. So you see when I visit this site, I too am filled with that yearning to go back, so far i have been back once in the last 34 years, and it wasn't until I actually got there and saw my elementary school still standings, the lovely faces and smiles of relatives and friends that I realized how much I had missed her... Panama. So thank you for sharing your memories of, and feelings for Panama with me. Paisanos.

Panama siempre.

Roberto

Wednesday 01/10/2001 6:39:30pm
Name: Charles Apple (Charlie)
E-Mail: cha118@webtv.net
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: DeBary, Fl
Comments:
Enjoy reading your web page. I think the Panama Canal Zone
was the greatest place to grow up and to live. I was born
in Gorgas Hospital and lived in Madan Dam, Santa Clara,
Gamboa and Corundu. Graduated BHS in 1955.
Where are you: Bill Coffey (Boo), Jim Kramer, Fred
Critch, Bill Burns, John Butler, Dickie Smith, Ferdinand
Espiau, Tim and Teddie Kirkby(Green). If you know of these
people and how they can be contacted, I would appreciate
hearing from you. Enjoy reading your web page. I think the Panama Canal Zone
was the greatest place to grow up and to live. I was born
in Gorgas Hospital and lived in Madan Dam, Santa Clara,
Gamboa and Corundu. Graduated BHS in 1955.
Where are you: Bill Coffey (Boo), Jim Kramer, Fred
Critch, Bill Burns, John Butler, Dickie Smith, Ferdinand
Espiau, Tim and Teddie Kirkby(Green). If you know of these
people and how they can be contacted, I would appreciate
hearing from you.

Wednesday 01/10/2001 1:36:58am
Name: Danny Kime
E-Mail: ktravieso@aol.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Stuart, Florida
Comments: I am not a zonian. however I did live in panama from 1966-1978. I was the son of missionaries with the New Tribes Mission, and we lived in Chepo and also in Chame.I was also stationed for a year at ft. clayton with the army at headquarters LEA as a military police from 1982-1983. my sister and her family still live there in Chitre. PANAMA RULZE

Friday 01/05/2001 12:44:20am
Name: Winona "Noni" Boalt
E-Mail: weboalt@aol.com
Homepage Title: Energy Enterprise
Homepage URL: http://www.shaklee.net/energy_enterprise
Referred By: Friend
Location: NC
Comments: Hi, all. It's sure nice to see this place. I miss my college friends and "the zone" and the interior. I really miss the culture and the jungle. George Brittain (the karate teacher at CZC) and I have been married and raising 3 kids for 18 years. I was there from the fall of 1975 to the summer of 1979. His mom and some of her siblings still live there.
If anyone knows the group we hung out with, would love to hear from you.
Happy new year! Noni

Thursday 01/04/2001 4:51:50pm
Name: Lowell "Corky" Elbertson
E-Mail: camle@hitter.net
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Friend
Location: Florida USA
Comments: I worked at Corozal Engineers. Was active in the Shrine. Lived in Curundu.
Wife Mary Lou.
Havent had a good fishing trip since I left

Tuesday 01/02/2001 4:07:22pm
Name: Martha (Clark) Obregon
E-Mail: mellasrio@yahoo.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Buena Vista, Va.
Comments: Hey any BHS 94 out there.

Monday 01/01/2001 12:29:15am
Name: Dick Rathgeber
E-Mail: dickratt@aol.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: St. Pete, Fl
Comments: What a life down there!!! Heaven can wait! Like to hear from some of the boys and girls.

Monday 01/01/2001 11:33:57am
Name: Mario J LaMaestra Jr
E-Mail: army_cwo@hotmail.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: APO AE Germany
Comments: No place in the world better than Panama. Believe me, I have lived in many different places (France, Belgium, Bosnia, Kosovo, Germany, Wash State, IN, IL, KY, GA, TX, CO, NJ, FL). Was in Panama 55-58 (Albrook), 71-73 (BHS72)(Curundu), 82-85 (Clayton). Married to Anabella Simms BHS73 (Curundu) since 1973. It is great to see sites like this on the web. As we grow older, my wife and I reflect on the fading of this unique place that was once called the Canal Zone. My wife's father was born and raised (with his brothers and sisters) in the zone because his father left the US to go and help build the Canal and then stayed. Needless to say, we are saddened but at the same time we can't help but feel glad, for we have lived and experienced a life that not many people have.

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