July 2001


Monday 07/30/2001 8:26:12pm
Name: Cody Leigh Isaacs
E-Mail: codyincotton@aol.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location:
High School and Class
Comments I lived in panama from '74 till Dec of '81. My dad was Larry W Isaacs of the FAA and we lived in Cardenas Village. I'd LOVE to hear from anyone who knew dad or me!

Monday 07/30/2001 12:48:03am
Name: John E. Bokor
E-Mail: bokorje@yahoo.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
High School and Class BHS 80
Comments Just completed a 3yr assignment at FT Campbell KY, and wound up in in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (my second visit). Thought I would surf in and update my location/data! If you thought driving downtown Panama City was fun...try Riyadh!!!!!

Take care!

Monday 07/30/2001 10:11:09am
Name: Eddie Tanner
E-Mail: etanner@gate.net
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
High School and Class CHS 1980
Comments Has it really been 21 years since walking across the stage on the third floor of CHS? As this years reunion approaches I am perplexed with this thought, for this year, even more so than last, friends from the past are gathering in Orlando. Who has changed and how? Growing up on the Atlantic side, with our 1 blinking red traffic light at the four corners and the Gatun Club house; The Mindi riding stables and the Lighthouse road; The parties out at Fort Randolf on Friday nights and the Bike races down the Airstrip. Names like Ricky Chappell, George Daniels, Steve Proctor come to mind.
It was truly a crazy time that is immortal, for it lives within us forever.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in TWO Weeks...
Hasta
Eddie

Monday 07/30/2001 10:03:52am
Name: Timothy Gersley
E-Mail: timg@venueadv.com
Homepage Title: N/A
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Friend
Location: Lake Worth Florida
High School and Class '78
Comments I only lived in Panama the few years. Through kindergarden.... Good memories and enjoy the reunions.

Saturday 07/28/2001 8:23:24pm
Name: Melissa (Cruz) Keesee
E-Mail: MouseKeese@aol.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Web Ring
Location: Brandon, Florida
High School and Class BHS Class of 78
Comments

Saturday 07/28/2001 5:45:08pm
Name: Jesse Martie
E-Mail: panamartie@univision.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Friend
Location: Mississippi
High School and Class B.H.S. Class of "68"
Comments It was great finding this site. Brought back some wonderful memories that I had forgotten,like having some cold ones on the causeway, eating empanadas and playing spades at the Canal Zone College cafe (while skipping Mr. Jenkins' Biology class)surfing at Rio Mar, endless Lifeguard days at Balboa Swimming Pool. The list could go on forever. Anyway, thank you for jump starting my brain and returning me to times long forgotten.

Jesse aka: "the Saint"

Friday 07/27/2001 8:53:53pm
Name: Suzanne Nolan
E-Mail: res05aon@gte.net
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Friend
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
High School and Class BHS 76
Comments enjoyed cruising memories. thanks
 
Thursday 07/26/2001 3:07:56pm
Name: Joni Voyles
E-Mail: singer10@scubadiving.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://fifthavenueband.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Hollywood, Florida
High School and Class 83 Balboa
Comments Hi all...Just checking to see who's been here, and leaving my band's website address for anyone who is looking for great entertainment...We are in the South Florida area, but travel to wherever...Check us out!
I would love to hear from any of my classmates or any of my "zonie" friends! anytime...Take care!

Thursday 07/26/2001 9:47:12am
Name: Luis Zamudio
E-Mail: lzamudio2@home.net
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Friend
Location: Tucson,AZ
High School and Class
Comments I was stationed at Fort Gulick from 1968 to 1970. I came back to Panama in June of 1993, we lived in Fort Kobbe until 1997. Reading some of the comments made me remember what a wonderful time my family and I had in Panama. I plan to go back and go fishing for stripped bass while drinking a cold panama beer. My favorite fishing spot for Tuna and Wahoo was Pedasi. Those were the days!

Wednesday 07/25/2001 11:47:42pm
Name: JOSE F. FRANCIS
E-Mail: JFSHANI@AOL.COM
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: E-Mail
Location: USA, NY
High School and Class JOSE ANTONIO REMON CANTERA "1978"
Comments ES UN PLACER DE VISITAR ESTE WEB PAGE.
MY HOPE IS TO FIND MY FELLOW FRIENDS WHO GRADUATED IN 1978 AND TO KEEP INTOUCH WITH THEM.

Wednesday 07/25/2001 11:40:17pm
Name: JOSE F. FRANCIS
E-Mail: JFSHANI@AOL.COM
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: E-Mail
Location: USA
High School and Class JOSE ANTONIO REMON CANTERA "1978"
Comments ES UN PLACER DE VISITAR ESTE WEB PAGE.
MY HOPE IS TO FIND MY FELLOW FRIENDS WHO GRADUATED IN 1978 AND TO KEEP INTOUCH WITH THEM.

Wednesday 07/25/2001 11:31:35pm
Name: Jennifer (Stike) Mattox
E-Mail: Jmattox@snowhill.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Alabama
High School and Class CHS '93
Comments A great website! Looking for anyone from CHS 91-95. This site brought back alot of memories. Football games, Trips to the "other" side, Hidden beach, Gatun Yacht club, Ft. Sherman, Cayuco Race '93, Empanadas, Ceviche. I still miss those days!

Tuesday 07/24/2001 3:02:28pm
Name: Wendy
E-Mail: wendy@rpad.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Virginia
High School and Class Meade Senior High 1986
Comments

Tuesday 07/24/2001 1:54:53pm
Name: Craig Robertson
E-Mail: craig974@earthlink.net
Homepage Title: not yet
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Apopka, Fl
High School and Class CHS '73
Comments For the longest time, I've had a bad email address on the site. It is NOT at AOL. The site needs an edit feature.

Monday 07/23/2001 1:23:54pm
Name: Marilyn Hallo
E-Mail: KandiKiss45@aol.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Friend
Location: Southeast Florida
High School and Class BHS '64
Comments This is a wonderful site, and I wish all who read this note, the very best of luck and happiness!

Monday 07/23/2001 2:20:00am
Name: Judge Ruffneck out of COZMICMANGO
E-Mail: gyettan wahn soon
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Web Ring
Location: Oceanside and yet coastal, East I think
High School and Class Byahlboah Sebmtee-Sebm, mek it 77
Comments As I was engaged in a violent and fanged discussion of a political nature with my good buddies Lachesis Muta and Bothrops Atrox, we hit on a neurotoxic topic concerning chiva and/or non-chiva autobus projectiles. Seems we couldn't agree on which of the 3 named examples was the best missile: a) meteorite mangoes, b) atomic almonds, or c) cannonball calabash. I guess it all depended on the amount of damage one was trying to achieve for the particular adventure. So anyway, Lachy tells me his brain been botherin' him and could I help him take it out. So I said, "Sure!" Then we both threw back a pint of Herrerrano and I secured a scalpel from my Cozmic Surgeon's kit and as I prepared to make the first cut, Bothrops started a rythm with a slap on his MONGO LP conga and Lachy starts to sing:.....
WHAT OF THE WORLD,
THE PANAMA THAT HAS DISAPPEARED
IS IT JUST A SIMPLE MEMORY OF MINE
A STOLEN STORY LINE,
AN IMITATION of LIFE OUT of LOST HISTORY
IS IT YESTERDAY,TODAY, AND TOMORROW
ON A RAZOR'S EDGE IN TME
WHAT OF THE VOID IN WHICH I AM SEALED
I AM BUT A BLIND MAN IN THE NIGHTMARE
OF A WIZARD'S SNARE

CANAL ZONE SHADOW MAN WHERE ARE YOU NOW
CANAL ZONE HOLLOW MAN TELL ME IF YOU CAN
IS THERE MAGICK IN DANGEROUS HANDS
IS THERE SALVATION FOR BALBOA'S LAND
ISTHMIAN SHADOW MAN WILL I EVER BE FREE
ISTHMIAN PHANTOM MAN IS JUST A REFUGEE

LOOK INTO MY EYES
CAN YOU SEE WHAT IT IS I SEE
LOOK THROUGH MY EYES
DO YOU SEE WHAT IT IS I WISH TO BE
LIFE IS SO FULL OF MORTAL LIES
BUT DARKNESS HAS DESCENDED UPON ME
THE LIGHT HAS FADED
THE BODY HAS DIED THE MIND HAS CROSSED OVER
TO THE OTHER SIDE
LEAVING ONLY THE SILHOUETTE
OF A MAN BEHIND

CANAL ZONE SHADOW MAN WHAT ARE YOU NOW
CANAL ZONE HOLLOW MAN SAVE ME IF YOU CAN
IS THERE A FUTURE IN A DEMON'S HANDS
IS THERE A DESTINY FOR BALBOA'S LAND
ISTHMIAN SHADOW MAN WILL YOU EVER SET
ME FREE
ISTHMIAN PHANTOM MAN IS JUST A REFUGEE

So Lachy the olde fellow, is resting comfortably in cozmic limbo with a highly successful total brain and brain stem removal. It could be considered one step beyond a lobotomy. But all is well since I heard him just hang up the phone as he has ordered General Tsao's Conejo from the Chinese Take-Away over on Avenida Central in Caledonia.

Saturday 07/21/2001 6:38:06pm
Name: Rick Pasamante
E-Mail: ariavero@YAHOO
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location:
High School and Class BHS CLASS 77
Comments Just surfing in and returning stateside from 4 years in Germany with the Air Force and on my way to North Dakota.I was told they sell Cerveza "Panama" there. Yea Right! Drop me a line my if you can. I am eating "Ceviche" right now with my sister Aleida (BHS class of 74). Drop her a line at Aleida54@hotmail

Friday 07/20/2001 10:37:49pm
Name: Pam (Renew)Beckert
E-Mail: pambeckert@aol.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Friend
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
High School and Class
Comments We lived in Ancon,Pedro Miguel and Cristobal. Left at age 13. Looking for old friends: Priscilla Brown, Patty Seaman, Judy Polumbo and anyone else who remembers the Renews---Bill, Pam, Steve and Mark. Dad was priest in Episcopal church.

Friday 07/20/2001 3:01:37am
Name: Ruth (Hudgins) Pinkerton
E-Mail: IDO24EVR@aol.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Port Charlotte, Florida (SW coast)
High School and Class Cristobal JR/SR High 1976 GO Tigers
Comments This site has brought many memories to life again, many tears and smiles. We were truly blessed to have been born and raised in "paradise". I was home twice in 1999, it was very sad. I hope to retire in ten years and go back HOME.

25th CLASS REUNION - ORLANDO MARRIOTT - AUG 10, 2001. Contact Lori (Hetrick) Herring at eltafl@yahoo.com

All of you check out the Panama Canal Society of FL website. Great orgazination to belong to.

George & Gladys Hudgins can be reached through me, muchas gracias.

Friday 07/20/2001 0:26:29am
Name: Stephanie Ramirez
E-Mail: GEOFFSTEPHPENFOLD@MSN.COM
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Hesperia, CA
High School and Class Howard AFB Elementry School
Comments My family lived in a large court on Howard AFB by the main gate. I was too little for High School, but all my sisters & my brother went to Carundu & Balboa High Schools. Life was good!

Thursday 07/19/2001 3:58:26pm
Name: Phil Trenbath
E-Mail: trenbath@3di.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Houston, TX.
High School and Class
Comments Hoping to locate long lost cousins: John Parlimen Cole, Jr. and Brenda Cole.

Thursday 07/19/2001 3:57:28pm
Name: Phil Trenbath
E-Mail: trenbath@3di.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Houston, TX.
High School and Class
Comments Hoping to locate long lost cousins: John Parlimen Cole, Jr. and Brenda Cole.

Wednesday 07/18/2001 0:24:27am
Name: Donna Winklosky Buckley
E-Mail: DwinkBCZ79@aol.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Dinwiddie, Virginia
High School and Class BHS 79
Comments Hi everybody...Just thought I'd drop in to say hi to all my friends. Hope life is treating you well and you are keeping cool this summer. Take care and God bless you.:)

Tuesday 07/17/2001 5:23:16pm
Name: Claire N. Conners
E-Mail: claire@crcomm.com
Homepage Title: Crcomm.com
Homepage URL: http://crcomm.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location:
High School and Class 1961
Comments My older sister, husband and friends sailed thru the canal two years ago and during a recent conversation I had some questions that they were unable to answer. Thanks to all the work completed on this site I found a few of them. Now I'm in awe and a bit ashamed that I was unaware of the dedication that went into this massive project during the 19th century. (I suppose there were a few lessons that faded from my memory)

I still have one question: Is there two way traffic thru the canal and locks each day or does the it go thru on alternative days??? If anyone can give me that answer I would be very grateful. Thank you, CC

Tuesday 07/17/2001 1:52:19pm
Name: Bill Fulcher
E-Mail: fulcher.6@home.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Ill...
High School and Class '79
Comments Just checking in again folks!

Tuesday 07/17/2001 8:56:32am
Name: Aleida E.Pasamante (Garcia)
E-Mail: Aleida@Hotmail.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Dearborn, Michigan
High School and Class Balboa High 74
Comments Wow this is a great site. Brings back alot of wonderful memories. I lived in Albrook, maybe some of you might know my brothers Rick and Tom. What I really miss about Panama are the beaches, especially Rio Mar. Drinking Seco with pipa water and watching the sun set. That was the life. I have been looking for a friend from high school, her name is Ivette Arnett and she has a sister named Levanne. I would love to here from her.

Saturday 07/14/2001 2:44:58pm
Name: Harold W. Griffin, III
E-Mail: griffin918@hotmail.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Germany
High School and Class
Comments Hi! I'm looking for my father, same name (Jr), BHS Class of '61. Haven't heard from him since I graduated from flight school in 1991.

Odd situation for someone signing into this guest book, but I guess that I am a kind of "Panagringo", since I was born at Gorgas Hospital in 1967.

So, thanks up front for any information that you can give me. I have already spoken with Ralph Edmonson and Bob Taylor, who both played with him and Ed Idol in the band "The Lancers," and I truly appreciate their help.

Sincerely,
Hal Griffin
alt. email: griffinh@hanau.army.mil

Friday 07/13/2001 10:53:47am
Name: Bradley (Tommy) Jackson
E-Mail: bradleyjackson@earthlink.net
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Manchester, Missouri
High School and Class Left while in 6th grade in Pedro Miguel
Comments Fom the time I was 3 till I was 10 years old I lived in Pedro Miguel (1943 to 1951. I have enjoyed visiting this web site to remember all the fun times of my childhood. Anyone reading this who would like to exchange some old photos, please let me know.

Thursday 07/12/2001 1:02:16am
Name: Patricia Nolde Early
E-Mail: pnearly@mediaone.net
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Friend
Location: Atlanta GA, USA
High School and Class
Comments My father was stationed in the Zone from 1977 to 1982, and flew Chinooks out of Albrook AF Base. We lived in Curundu, but I can't remember the name of the street. I remember it was only a street or two away from Clay Hill, where my brother and I got in -much- trouble! I attended Los Rios Elementary School, and distinctly remember Mr. Rosenberg's 6th Grade class. He taught me cribbage and backgammon during lunch. My best friend, Jon Vickery, caught a Royal Blue butterfly for me for my 13th birthday, which hangs still in my house. I have not been to Panama since 1982.

Wednesday 07/11/2001 7:27:37pm
Name: Patrick Connell
E-Mail: connmark@bellsouth.net
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Miami Beach, Florida
High School and Class
Comments I'm in the midst of David McCullough's The Path Between the Seas and I came to the Internet to find out more about Panama and the canal. Your site is wonderful, helping me to see a part of the world I've only read about and to visualize many of the locations I'm reading about now. Many thanks!

Tuesday 07/10/2001 10:23:13pm
Name: sonya troutman wert
E-Mail: swert@bellsouth.net
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: huntersville nc
High School and Class Avon High School/1990
Comments I lived on Albrook AFB from 1979-82. I attended Diablo Elem. School. I will never forget my time in Panama,will never forget my freinds, my fav teacher Mrs. Banasick, my life was magical for those three awesome years.

Tuesday 07/10/2001 0:51:20am
Name: Andres Gonzalez jr
E-Mail: junior_979@hotmail.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: columbus, ga
High School and Class curundu jr high 91-92 grad in 97
Comments Calling out to any and all my class mates who attended curundu jr high 7th grade in 1992 - That's the class of 97!!
Looking for old friends like Gigi McRoberts, Jenny Webb, Amanda Williams, Marco Pineda, Manuel Rivera, just to name a few! Come on class of 97 we need to represent!! Living in panama was the best time of my life. The best part about it was chillin with everyone at CURUNDU JR HIGH and KOBBE ELEMENTRY!!
Also the wars we had on the way home between the Howard bus and the kobbe bus. I would have been there to grad at balboa but left in 93. FT Kobbe, Howrard AF Base and Curundu jr high lots and lots of memories. Hope to here from some of you soon! Class of 97 "Seeing Is Believing"

Monday 07/09/2001 4:50:59pm
Name: Nina Ellison
E-Mail: m22.dcurtice@palmharbor.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location:
High School and Class Curundu Jr. High
Comments Hello out there. Left Panama in 72.
I miss it so much. The memories are fried into my brain and shall never leave. Hello to Lynn Morrison, Billy Altimarino, Joe Blunt, Danny Bakker, Rene Bakker, Carl Poulan, etc etc.

Monday 07/09/2001 3:42:27pm
Name: ben smith
E-Mail: howler9_9@yahoo.com
Homepage Title: n/a
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: AZ
High School and Class balboa, 1994
Comments just saw the site and got nostalgic.

Monday 07/09/2001 10:57:37am
Name: Lori (Hetrick) Herring
E-Mail: eltafl@yahoo.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Friend
Location: Santa Rosa Beach, FL
High School and Class CHS 1976
Comments For all the members of the Class of 1976 at CHS......We have about 50 classmates and guests confirmed that they will be at our 25th reunion on Aug. 10 starting at 7pm at the Orlando World Center Marriott. That's not quite half of us so if you see this, contact me. We want to hear from everyone!!!!

Friday 07/06/2001 5:00:26pm
Name: Wayne A. Hughes Montilla
E-Mail: waynehughes@ayayai.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Ceiba, PR
High School and Class Balboa High School, Class of 1976
Comments I held out in Panama as long as I could until finally had to leave (Jan.01)as an "economic refugee" via environmental specialist with Dept. of Health, Broward County. Hooked a job recently (May 01) with the Navy in NAVSTARR as Environmental Protection Specialist. NAVSTARR and PR is very much like Panama DoD installations with tropical environment and climate (and more so with well small but organized anti-military/Viegues bombing range sentiment.) If the feds close this base down, it will go the way Panama is now, economically worse off. No mo'$250,000,000 that NAVSTARR contributes to the economy of PR.
'Nuff said.

Friday 07/06/2001 1:29:26pm
Name: Roy Vazquez
E-Mail: rsvazquez2001@yahoo.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location:
High School and Class Balboa High School 1980
Comments

Thursday 07/05/2001 11:07:30pm
Name: Renee (Bost) Aston
E-Mail: reneeaston@aol.com
Homepage Title: n/a
Homepage URL: http://n/a
Referred By: Friend
Location: Lancaster,PA
High School and Class Would have graduated from BHS "88
Comments Great web site!! Had fun reminiscing & sharing Panama w/ my husband & daughters!!!Can't wait to return for a visit someday!! xxxooo

Thursday 07/05/2001 8:46:37pm
Name: Jack L. Tate
E-Mail: tadpoletio1@aol.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Search Engine
Location:
High School and Class B.H.S. Spirit of 1976
Comments Hi to all the Zonians, I to miss corozal,los rios,and the club house in Balboa,and the most my amigas y amigos,class of 76 the class that Rocks.

Thursday 07/05/2001 4:23:56pm
Name: Michelle Arnold
E-Mail: arnolmv@shands.ufl.edu
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Gainesville, Florida
High School and Class would have been CHS 81
Comments Haven't updated my e-mail in a while, also want to see who from CHS 81 is going to the Reunion... Drop a line.

Wednesday 07/04/2001 4:27:22pm
Name: Alicia (Alice Agostini) Garner
E-Mail: aligarner4@aol.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: E-Mail
Location:
High School and Class CHS - 76
Comments Signed this a few years ago and noticed that my email address is incorrect. Didn't know how to update it. Thanks again for working so diligently to keep us all together.

Wednesday 07/04/2001 2:54:55pm
Name: Eddy Robison
E-Mail: ptyed@hotmail.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Southern California
High School and Class BHS 79 - La Ultima
Comments Yo. Anybody in the former Zone still put up a flag today? I still, after so many years miss it all and get re-connected when I read other zonies comment. Wow, what a freakin' happinin' place PTY is and the Zone was. We had it all then (some of knew it too!). VIVA PANAMA - VIVA THE CANAL ZONE

Wednesday 07/04/2001 0:21:17am
Name: Mike Braswell
E-Mail: mbras1047@aol.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location:
High School and Class Balboa 65
Comments I just talked to a Panamanian friend and I want to come Home!! anybody Hiring?? I am not kidding__I miss it so much--I miss Tiger, empanadas, cerveza Atlas, shrimp cerviche, dry shrimp, ginnups Balboa clubhouse, bowling alley, Diablo clubhouse, with Jerry, Carol, Vicki,Dub Self, Cathy Self_-I miss Jose' Bibbo--I can't take this stateside living anymore!!!!!!Please somebody--call Carol----Mike

Wednesday 07/04/2001 0:20:05am
Name: Mike Braswell
E-Mail: mbras1047@aol.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location:
High School and Class Balboa 65
Comments I just talked to a Panamanian friend and I want to come Home!! anybody Hiring?? I am not kidding__I miss it so much--I miss Tiger, empanadas, cerveza Atlas, shrimp cerviche, dry shrimp, ginnups Balboa clubhouse, bowling alley, Diablo clubhouse, with Jerry, Carol, Vicki,Dub Self, Cathy Self_-I miss Jose' Bibbo--I can't take this stateside living anymore!!!!!!Please somebody--call Carol----Mike

Tuesday 07/03/2001 2:25:27pm
Name: Michele A. Scott
E-Mail: michele.scott@turner.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Friend
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
High School and Class Balboa High School, '78, CZC, '80
Comments My maiden name is Michele Pierre. I graduated from Balboa in '78 and got a degree from Canal Zone College in '80. My younger bro' is Laurence Pierre, and older bro' Lloyd Pierre. Wanted to know if BHS class of '78 or CZC class of '80 were having reunions and where. Great website! What an opportunity to reminisce. MIL GRACIAS!

Monday 07/02/2001 10:30:19pm
Name: summer highley
E-Mail: sahcz@hotmail.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: ridgetop, TN
High School and Class should have been BHS 98
Comments hello everybody!!! hope to see you at the reunion! my AIM screen name is sahcz if you want to chat...

Monday 07/02/2001 8:16:37pm
Name: Kelly Jeffries
E-Mail: kjeffries3day@aol,com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Friend
Location: Melbourne, FL
High School and Class should have been BHS 1990
Comments

Monday 07/02/2001 7:55:32pm
Name: Jim White
E-Mail: jwhite1@ev1.net
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Houston, Texas
High School and Class BHS '64.5
Comments Hi, everybody!
It’s been a while since I last said “Hello”, but this year’s Pan Canal Reunion has given me an idea that I want to share with all of you and see what you thought…

The upcoming Pan Canal shindig promises to be one of the best parties in a long time and anybody who has ever attended one knows how much work and preparation goes into this special gathering. At the same time as the PC reunion party, BHS ’61 and BHS ’66 will both be there celebrating, as well as a Curundu party! With all this going on, somebody had the neat idea to resurrect something of the early CZ bands! Having been a part of a few of them, I was especially excited about the idea. So I started to ferret out details, to find out who I should talk to and where I might fit. I was excited! I knew I would be coming home hoarse and achy all over after four days of singing and guitar playing.

I know we all went downtown now and then to enjoy Lucho and Leroy Lewis, but week in and week out we all cut our teeth on the rock & roll of our favorite local band. I expected to be part of this killer “Battle of the Bands” or the “The Millennium’s First Canal Zone Rock & Roll Party”. I knew I’d be playing with guys from The Betners, The Tempests, The Astronauts, to start with (yes, Elaine, you too), and all those bands and musicians who came after us later in the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s.

(When you think about it, many of you spent more time with us ~ on Friday & Saturday nites ~ than with any body or any place else… ‘cept maybe Contractor’s Hill.)

Anyway, to my dismay, I discovered that only a few CZ musicians were invited to play, and then they were only allocated 2 hours on a single nite. I’m sure the planners had no idea how much interest this idea of theirs would generate…I seem to find disgruntled ex-CZ musicians without even looking for them. Plus, it seemed to be a very expensive few minutes on stage. So here’s the point of all this:

To assist future planners and hell-raisers, I intend to develop a database of all CZ bands and musicians who still play and wish to make themselves available to play for our sister classes, parties, reunions - whatever comes up… a clearinghouse. The purpose is to create a single point of contact for access to us all, by all of you. It should be easy and straightforward for reunion and party planners, too. If you’re going to have a real CZ party, might as well have real CZ bands, like back then. That’s all. No charge. Then, when the idea of having one or more of us play, I will help with the comm links and help arrange for them to attend. I control nothing… I will be just a single source of limited information, which I have permission to share.

So, for all you Canal Zone musicians – with bands or just by yourselves, from any era, if you like the idea, then email me. Tell me who you are, what you do or play, when & where in the Zone you were, how I can contact you, and whatever else you think is pertinent. I’ll make the adjustments you require, as this thing straightens itself out over time. I guess if you don’t like the idea, I should probably hear about that, too. For planners, would this helpful to you? Your ideas may help make this even better, so let me know.

If the clearinghouse is successful, I’ll have a few other ideas for you to consider, but that’s for down the road a bit. Share your thoughts. Thanks!

Monday 07/02/2001 0:14:35am
Name: Larry Robin
E-Mail: larryrobjr@yahoo.com
Homepage Title: Cajun Cousins
Homepage URL: http://www.homestead.com/larry74/
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: South Louisiana
High School and Class BHS 74
Comments Always looking to hear from friends.

Sunday 07/01/2001 9:02:10pm
Name: Lisa (Ramsey) Smith & David Kelleher
E-Mail: davieandlisa@aol.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Gainesville, FL
High School and Class BHS 1979
Comments Davie and I would love to hear from old friends!!

Thursday 06/28/2001 7:55:33pm
Name: Ashley (Rail) Nowlin
E-Mail: jnowlin@twcny.rr.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Friend
Location: Upstate NY
High School and Class Curundu jr high, BHS
Comments I'm anxious to find people I used to know; want to find out what everyone's doing now. Jeannie Marohl, Jill Stahlman, Colleen Ellis, Bill Gordon...etc..I just had my first baby (Drake), he'll be a year July 12th. I was in the Coast Guard for seven years and decided to get out when he was born to stay home with him. My husband is still active duty CG. We met when we were stationed on a ship out of Hawaii, and will be married 6 years this August. I'm currently going back to college, for my BS and on to Veterinary School from there. Sure do miss Panama, and one day soon, will probably make a trip so my family can see where I grew up!!