Name: Mary Sherry-Ford
Website: Bea's
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Auburn, CA.
Time: 1998-07-31 05:45:04
Comments: Came in 40 just befor the war,lived in Old Cristobal, I have fond memories of those war years. Left for a short time but returned for high school,graduated in 53. Would like to hear from those who rember me,attented reunion in 93 and 98 plan to attend in 99, it was great fun. cr

Name: BILL STOGSDILL
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: louisville, ky
Time: 1998-07-31 01:02:18
Comments: looking for mike bryant and jim wheeler from the late sixties.

Name: Clemente Aseron, Jr.(chino feo)
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Chicago, IL
Time: 1998-07-30 18:04:08
Comments: Great Site; professional; good content; wonderful nostalgia trip. Anyone out there want to talk?

Name: Alice Mix (Brayton)(Lowery)
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Huachuca City, AZ
Time: 1998-07-29 22:59:25
Comments: What a wonderful website. I have spent the better part of the afternoon browsing your site and I'm not finished yet! Pictures were great and I particularly loved the story book page. I know the Ridge family. I'll be looking forward to updates. Well done!!!! Alice

Name: Mary
Website: Bea's
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Auburn CA
Time: 1998-07-29 00:51:26
Comments: Arrived in Cristobal in 1940, just before WW-2, the memories of that time will always be with me. I left, but went back the last four years of high school and graduated in "53" from Cristobal. Thought this might me a site to renew old friendships. I went to the reunion in FLA. in 92 again in 98 it was great, plan to return in 99, see you there.

Name: Jerry Bliss
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Balboa, Ancon, Carundo, Los Cumbres 1939-1950
Time: 1998-07-28 18:43:10
Comments: Glad I found this site. I especially enjoyed reading about the club houses (Balboa and Diablo were my favorites). Those were fun days I remember fondly. The Bliss family arrived in CZ about 1914 or so and was represented there until my cousin, Freddy Walker, left a couple of years ago.

Name: Larry W. Douglass
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Grass Valley,CA
Time: 1998-07-25 20:42:32
Comments: Graduated from BHS in 1965 and have been out of touch ever since. Figured something might exist on the Net. Thanks, I might even make it to the 35th reunion in 2000. Thanks for the site. I'll come back when I have more time to spend at the library.

Name: Rafael Adams (Ding)
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Coco Solo
Time: 1998-07-25 08:41:18
Comments: Hey, We lost a country but, we haven't lost our memories! Left The Lonely Coconut in 79. Been in the A.F. since 82. Had to suffer through two tours in Panama 84-88, 90-96. Looking for my friends from the right side (ATLANTIC)not the other side (pacific). Good to see/hear from all of you!

Name: Dan Gomez
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Lake Forest, CA (Originally a Colon Buay.)
Time: 1998-07-25 04:54:25
Comments: My mother and uncles, Opal, Eddie & Frank Holgerson, graduated from Cristobal High. My grandfather worked on the canal during its construction and sailed on one of the first ships to transit. Later my uncle Eddie retired as a canal pilot. I attended Panamanian schools until moving to the States in 1961. Attended Penn State and after 20 years as an aviator, retired from the Marine Corps in 1991. Many wonderful memories of Panama and the Canal Zone. I remember my grandfather taking me to the Armed Forces Day open house at Cocosolo back in the fifties. Maybe that's where I got the idea of someday attending flight school at Pensacola, Fla. Love your webpage and the many memories it brings back. Keep up the good work and I hope I can someday contribute an article or photo. Dan Gomez

Name: Tammi Planchon
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Dothan, AL CHS '77
Time: 1998-07-23 23:38:58
Comments: Hey everyone!!! I was so excited to read everyone's comments and remembrances...Like everyone else here...I too have fond memories of growing up in Panama...even though I was a dreaded Atlantic Sider...*grin*...I also had the pleasure of living 2 years on the Pacific side...so I guess I had the best of both worlds...*Smile*....Anyone that remembers me...I'd love to hear from you...*Smile*...And to the CZbrats...this is a wonderful site!!!!! Thanks for doing it!!!!

Name: Jacque
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1998-07-23 14:42:40
Comments: BILL CARPENTER...do you have a sister Ellen that graduated in 1970? If so, email me...we have been looking for Ellen for many years....she has missed out on several great class reunions. We are currently updating our class data base and would love her address. Email me anyway Bill, and we will share stories about Furlong!! Jacque

Name: Nancy Foster
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Tampa, Florida
Time: 1998-07-23 02:36:50
Comments: Great site. Just looking for old friends from Class of BHS 1970.

Name: Ann C. (Field) Kirrane
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: in the Zone from '40 to '57, Boston area since 1959
Time: 1998-07-22 23:15:14
Comments: My brother Sam Field clued me in about this site and I have enjoyed all of it very much. Growing-up in the Canal Zone was a wonderful experience that I would not trade for anything. My brother and sister were born down there and they feel the same as I. I have sponsored several reunions for New England/ CZ folks and would like to run another one. Please let me hear from you all if there is any interest out there for another reunion in the Boston Area.. I would also like to hear from any classmates from BHS/CHS class of 1958 or whatever.

Name: Lyn Coffey Autry
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Curundu.... Now Yancey, TX
Time: 1998-07-22 20:38:50
Comments: 'Graduated in '69. Plan on attending the 30th Class Reunion in Orlando in 99.... Just want to say hi to those on the internet that know who I am....

Name: Bette Lee Walker
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Mobile, Alabama
Time: 1998-07-21 14:08:40
Comments: I love that this sight exists. I lived in Panama 41/2 years ,some of the best years of my life. My oldest daughter was born there. I mourned a full year when we left to return to the States. I loved everything about our lives there so it makes me happy to hear the words of others who also love it, to see the photographs, and read the recipes of the foods we loved and still eat.

Name: Bill Carpenter
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Curundu Heights
Time: 1998-07-19 19:08:57
Comments: Can't believe mild Dave Furlong would still be there this long. Class of '67 still is the best!!!!!!!

Name: Karen E. Archer
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Atlanta, Georgia
Time: 1998-07-19 07:08:00
Comments: Just returned from Panama after 20 + years.It was great!

Name: Sandi Dunning (Ingle)
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: NYC Temporarily
Time: 1998-07-19 06:10:04
Comments: Hi! I grew up in Panama, spent the first 20 years of my life there and loved it. I lived in Peter Migil and Balboa (graduated in 58). Would like to hear from old friends.

Name: Fabian Mallett
Website: Final Class of CHS '95
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Sabanitas
Time: 1998-07-19 04:31:52
Comments: Looking for any Zonians that live in the area of DC, MD, or VA Cool and Breeze. A.S.K.A

Name: Betsy Mallory Duncan
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Colorado
Time: 1998-07-19 04:10:34
Comments: It is great fun looking at all the beautiful photos of familiar places that remind me of my growing up years in Panama. Thanks to Lesley and Skeeter and others who contributed their photos. Each time I look I remember other things I might not have thought of otherwise....Very nostalgic!

Name: Louise (Russon) Murphy
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Gatun, now in Oriental, N.C.
Time: 1998-07-19 02:37:30
Comments: Cristobal High School 1966. Checking in with a new email address.

Name: John Cound
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Overland Park, Kansas
Time: 1998-07-18 22:47:53
Comments: My family (father, mother, sister and I) lived at Ft. Amador from 1970-73. My sister and I attended Balboa High School, leaving before our junior and senior years respectively. It didn't used to seem so long ago.

Name: Nina Kimball
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Curundu
Time: 1998-07-16 22:33:24
Comments: BHS, Class of '63. Sorry I couldn't make the Orlando reunion, but I understand everyone had a GREAT time!

Name: Sandy (McCarrick) Watts
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Margarita
Time: 1998-07-16 19:17:34
Comments: It's my first time on the internet - And you know I had to find the Canal Zone. Glad to see the site.

Name: Steve E. Hatch
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Boulder, Colorado
Time: 1998-07-16 11:38:21
Comments: BHS..class of 66

Name: Kendra Kuck (Ligon)
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Gainesville, Flordia
Time: 1998-07-16 11:24:56
Comments: It's been months since my last signing. Really enjoy your pages. Thanks. Still looking for old friends. Kendra

Name: Deanna Malo
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Margarita
Time: 1998-07-16 05:25:23
Comments: For all of you that I saw at the reunion,,it was great to see you! For those of you who couldn't make it, you now have a whole year to plan next years. It was a great reunion,,,thanks to all who planned it. I know it must take alot of work. Each year it gets closer to my (UGHHHHH) 20th class reunion! I hope CHS 80 classmates are making Plans. Deanna

Name: Mary Harp Cohen
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Colorado
Time: 1998-07-15 23:17:36
Comments: I was born in the Canal Zone and lived there for 19 years. Just surfing the net to see if I know anyone. I was class of 1982.

Name: Damian Patrick
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Pedro Miguel, now in Alexandria,VA
Time: 1998-07-15 21:32:54
Comments: Just saying hi.

Name: RAY MANN
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: OUTER BANKS, N.C.
Time: 1998-07-15 18:37:20
Comments: IT IS SO GOOD TO HEAR ABOUT THE GOOD OLE DAYS!!!! I HAVE REALLY ENJOYED RECEIVING EMAILS FROM MY FRIENDS FROM THE ZONE. THANKS FOR BEING THERE. RAY

Name: John Sullivan (Sully)
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Niceville FL Formerly Ft Davis CZ
Time: 1998-07-15 15:17:45
Comments: Ran across an old CHS yearbook while cleaning out the other day. I went to CHS ' 63 -' 65. Would have graduated in ' 66. Would like to hear from my old classmates. Kinda lost touch after I left in ' 65.

Name: Michael D. Sparling
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Seoul, Korea
Time: 1998-07-14 23:49:51
Comments: BHS 74 Corozal Circle (64-73) Coco Solo Circle (56-63) Los Rios Elementary Curundu JH ROTC DeMolay Best friends: Janet Kelly (Hodges) Peter Gurney Dep of the Army Civilian, Chief, Western Area Directorate of Public Works for Cp. Market, Kimpo, and Koryosan Bup Yong, Korea, just West of Seoul. Live in Seoul (15yrs) OFFICIAL EMAIL: SparlingM@34sg.korea.army.mil Master Mason, MacArthur Lodge 183, Morning Calm Lodge 189, Seoul Bodies Scottish Rite 32 KCCH, Aloha Shrine Temple, Hawaii, Ambassador to, Seoul Shrine Club American Legion, VFW, AMVETS, Society of American Military Engineers, PC Society, Rod & Gun Club. Yongsan Road Dragons, Yongsan Motorcycle Club

Name: John Dorflinger
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Waymart PA
Time: 1998-07-14 22:36:04
Comments: I'd like to find out more about the Canal Zone and you seem to be a likely source. But am new on the computer and old in the body. Therefore I am lost when it comes to sending out this information.

Name: Christine Bath Nunez
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Formerly Margarita, now Ala.
Time: 1998-07-14 00:41:39
Comments: I finally made it Skeeter, Great Site!! Thanks for keeping the memories alive. Anyone wishing to get in touch with Wayne, Rick or Chuck Bath, can leave a message at the above Email address.

Name: Robert Dunlap
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Palos Verdes, California
Time: 1998-07-12 23:11:15
Comments: x

Name: Ed Hauck
Website: Special Forces HALO info and history
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Tallahasse, Florida
Time: 1998-07-12 17:15:48
Comments: For any "CZ Military Brats" there is a website with a searchable database at www.military-brats.com Also there is a chat channel available through your browser or and IRC chat client such as mIRC or Pirch. the chat server is phoenixdata.com the channel is #military-brats Drop in and see if you can find some long lost friends

Name: Jacque Crowell
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1998-07-12 01:51:19
Comments: Still looking for Robert Novak...CHS 70

Name: george broyles
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Port St. John, Fl
Time: 1998-07-10 06:25:11
Comments: BHS '75 & CZC '77

Name: KEITH KULIG
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Atlantic side man
Time: 1998-07-08 23:33:40

Name: Wendy Hall
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Sicily. Italy
Time: 1998-07-08 22:42:38
Comments: I'm from the class of 1988 at CHS. I lived in Margarita, on 6th Street, 8209-B. Want to here from you guys, Go tigers!!!!

Name: John Lowery
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Sierra Vista A.Z.
Time: 1998-07-08 03:24:03
Comments: just wonted to say hi to all.

Name: Joe & Nickie Peddrick
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1998-07-08 00:29:43
Comments: Hope it was a great reunion. Sorry, I couldn't make it.

Name: Karen (Hammond) McCullough
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Best side..CHS
Time: 1998-07-07 20:21:59
Comments: As usual..PC reunion was great! To Bev (Dockery) Vaughn: Haven't laughed that hard in ages! The Class of CHS '63 is indeed "Mad"! Great weekend party and great seviche! I thank you! To Patsy Lee: Nephew says hello! To all Mad Class '63 who attended: It was great being able to hang around without my brother telling me to go home or to the clubhouse.

Name: Danny Colclasure
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Gatun, via Miami, Fl
Time: 1998-07-07 03:13:28
Comments: Hey, Louise (Russon) Murphy, how did the reunion go? I sure wish I could have made it this year. Anybody else out there from the Atlantic side (class 84) would like to hear from you.

Name: Rowdy
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1998-07-07 02:34:48
Comments: Raaaaaaassss, Mon!!! What a reunion!!! Leslie and Peggy, you did a great job. It was a lot of hard work and I don't know how much help you got putting it all together and keeping it going. You even managed to arrange for Panamanian weather, hot muggy and a shot of rain. Amazing. I don't know how you did it. Everyone looked great. Makes me wonder if I shouldn't look into a little plastic surgery for all those wrinkles. It took me 35 years to get there, but I wont wait that long for the next one. A big round of applause for the Angel and the Kid and anyone who helped them.

Name: Judy Vivas Lentz
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: San Antonio, TX
Time: 1998-07-07 01:21:01
Comments: A BIG HOWDY FROM THE LONE STAR STATE! I lived on Ancon Hill in the late '50's. Do you have any pictures of Ancon? Do you have any information on wood roses?

Name: STAN GRALLA
Website: stan gralla-architects
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: lexington,oklahoma
Time: 1998-07-06 22:20:11
Comments: Looking forward to our trip to Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Bonaire, Curacao,Aruba and Barbados

Name: Harry Rivera
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Phoenix, AZ
Time: 1998-07-06 19:36:25
Comments: Class of 82, hope everybody is doing fine.

Name: Andy Pozo
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Albrook via Iowa
Time: 1998-07-06 04:30:38
Comments: I'm in South Florida visiting my parents. Reminiscing with my brother and sisters about growing up in Albrook brought back lots of great memories. Thought I'd say hello. Miss the days in the CZ.

Name: Scott D. Pearson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: San Antonio, TX
Time: 1998-07-06 01:41:23
Comments: CHIEF APTAKISIC - I crewed on The Chief from 77-79. I graduated BHS in 79 and returned to Texas that same year. Does anyone have any verified story of what became of The Chief? Rumors have been circulating for years that she sunk. I'd love to hear from anyone that crewed on her before or after my departure in 79.

Name: Steve Small
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Fairfield, Iowa
Time: 1998-07-04 21:37:35
Comments: Nice site. steve

Name: Barbara Carey Darby
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Gainesville, FL
Time: 1998-07-04 16:42:28
Comments: Cool site...can't wait to explore!

Name: Allan Hesters
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Cary, NC
Time: 1998-07-01 13:19:45
Comments: Hated to miss the 98 Orlando get together but would love to hear about it from anyone that made it. BHS '63

Name: Jerry Gibson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Las Vegas
Time: 1998-07-01 05:26:29
Comments: BHS class of 84 thanks for the great site, brings back a lot of memories of a great time in my life.

Name: Louis J. Barbier
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Panama, Republic of Panama
Time: 1998-07-01 05:15:48
Comments: Yes, Rowdy......you are absolutely right. The British Bikes were infamous for their workmanship when came to their electical systems. The guys that had Triumphs were always having lighting problems at the worst times. And we all know how dark it gets in Panama after dark. I guess that is why the Panama Canal Commissary sold so much 3M reflective tape to place on your rear bumpers of the family bus. But I can remember riding a bike just passed the front gate of Albrook Air force Station where there is that little bump, I was in the buddy seat, well just before we went airborne the lights quit on us.......wow, what do we do? We were very lucky! When we landed on tierra firma the impact turn our lights on again. And it was an English Bike. Let me ask you this Rowdy, there was a guy who always wore grease stained levis way down on his hips, rather slim about 6ft 5" or 6" with engineer boots, worked with the Navy at the tank farm at milla uno, was in his late 20's(I think), and hung around Balboa or Diablo Clubhouses. Some say he had been in the marines but one of his pride possessions besides his levis was a monoster of a bike. It was jet black and accented in chrome. It purred like a bad cat at an idle. And flat out it could take any bike in the Canal Zone at that time. In fact there were two drags that I can remember. One on K-9 Road about ten o'clock at night and the other in the wee hours of the morning when the traffic from Los Rios to the Miraflores light was almost nada. The Canal Zone Buses had stop running and the drivers of the chivas had all gone home. He won both of those leaving the other bike about almost a 1/4 mile back. That bike was fast, silent, and like I said could go like the wind. All these years I thought it was a Norton Black Shadow. That has to be over 40 years ago. I remember somebody mentioned the name Vincent, but all this time I thought that was the tall stranger's name. I really didn't know him except by sight, he kind of hung by himself mostly. Now you got me thinking........I believe you. Where you at BHS when the little viking drove a Morris Minor? This was also and English made car. No, problem finding parking at the Balboa Bowling Alley. Four or five of us could lift it and place it in the smallest spot. There was another guy from Cocoli who drove what I believe was a Woosley. Another English car. Lots a problems with the magneto. Well, thanks for the updates on the bikes.

Name: Rowdy
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From:
Time: 1998-07-01 02:18:50
Comments: I enjoyed Louis Barbiers remembrances of the clubhouse, but have one minor correction regarding the motorcycles. The Black Shadow was not made by Norton. It was made by Vincent. I owned a Black Shadow while in the Zone and felt that I did my part in maintaining its evil reputation. The Vincent motorcycles were typical of all english automotive products: a combination of art and engineering, excellence and mediocrity. They were beautiful machines aesthetically and the mechanical aspects were wonderful. The electrical systems, however, were a joke. As often as not, they would not start because of a problem with the magneto and when they did start, it was equally as likely that the lights would not work. I recall one late night when mine was running particularly well. I had left my spacious estate in Williamsone Place and as I passed the Balboa Police Station, my lights died. I was disappointed because I really wanted to get out to Summit and give it a run. I made the turn onto Balboa Road and head

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