Guestbook - November 2002


Saturday 11/30/2002 1:37:22pm
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Comments Looking for Franchesca Rhoades.does anyone know of her where abouts? She went to Balboa H.S.

Tuesday 11/26/2002 6:05:50pm
Name: M. R. Lowe
E-Mail: mrlowe@mtnhome.com
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Comments I was stationed there at Ft. Clayton from late 1992 till early 1955. Made good friends with members of the CZ Fire Dept. Was given a Fire dress cap which I still have. Lots of wonderful memories. Have a good day. Ray

Monday 11/25/2002 2:59:05pm
Name: Roxana Quiros
E-Mail: frziana@yahoo.com
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Location: Denver, Colorado
High School and Class Would have been BHS '73
Comments Hi! A friend sent this to me. I thought it was funny enough to share.
C. Z. is on my mind and in my heart so I’m sending you all wishes of Friendship, Love and Laughter,

~ ;- )

Roxana
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'TWAS THE NIGHT OF THANKSGIVING, BUT I JUST COULDN'T SLEEP..
I TRIED COUNTING BACKWARDS, I TRIED COUNTING SHEEP.

THE LEFTOVERS BECKONED - THE DARK MEAT AND WHITE
BUT I FOUGHT THE TEMPTATION WITH ALL OF MY MIGHT

TOSSING AND TURNING WITH ANTICIPATION
THE THOUGHT OF A SNACK BECAME INFATUATION.

SO, I RACED TO THE KITCHEN, FLUNG OPEN THE DOOR
AND GAZED AT THE FRIDGE, FULL OF GOODIES GALORE.

GOBBLED UP TURKEY AND BUTTERED POTATOES,
PICKLES AND CARROTS, BEANS AND TOMATOES.

I FELT MYSELF SWELLING SO PLUMP AND SO ROUND,
Til ALL OF A SUDDEN, I ROSE OFF THE GROUND.

I CRASHED THROUGH THE CEILING, FLOATING INTO THE SKY,
WITH A MOUTHFUL OF PUDDING AND A HANDFUL OF PIE.

BUT, I MANAGED TO YELL AS I SOARED PAST THE TREES....

HAPPY EATING TO ALL - PASS THE CRANBERRIES, PLEASE!!

MAY YOUR STUFFING BE TASTY, MAY YOUR TURKEY BE PLUMP.
MAY YOUR TATERS 'N GRAVY HAVE NARY A LUMP,

MAY YOUR YAMS BE DELICIOUS, MAY YOUR PIES TAKE THE PRIZE,
MAY YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER STAY OFF OF YOUR THIGHS.

MAY YOUR THANKSGIVING BE BLESSED!!!!

Sunday 11/24/2002 9:02:31pm
Name: donny quinn
E-Mail: donshome@email.com
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Location: jacksonville florida
High School and Class
Comments This is a wonderful website and ya all
should be proud to have a place to share
your memories. While living in Gainesville Fla I met Dick Rathgeber and
Beth Rose who grew up in the zone and
they hepped me to the Brats. Keep up the
great work and party on!!!!!!

Friday 11/22/2002 11:30:18pm
Name: T.Neal Compton
E-Mail: czbrat@orofino-id.com
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Location: Idaho
High School and Class CHS "65"
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Tuesday 11/19/2002 11:39:26pm
Name: Richard Soto
E-Mail: ismael_s@msn.com
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Location: Pembroke Pines, FL
High School and Class Balboa 79
Comments Hi everyone ! I was going through the website and saw many familiar names and sites. Wow ! Anyone know of Laura Lee and Susan Purvis ?, some old heart throbs. Drop me a line anyone. Viva CZ !! RS


Monday 11/18/2002 3:14:47pm
Name: Mia Tipton
E-Mail: mthomeczek@yahoo.com
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Location: Dayton, OH
High School and Class Balboa H.S. '89
Comments would love to hear from old friends!!! have lot's of wonderful memories from my time in Panama!!!!

Monday 11/18/2002 1:36:08am
Name: Sandra J. Meyer (Goff)
E-Mail: s_goff@bellsouth.net
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
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High School and Class Cristobal High School Class of 1980
Comments If anyone is out ther and remembers all the fun we had at the Red Barn, and Skating rink, and beaches, please e-mail me. I am to the point where I'm getting a little home sick, especially with winter getting near. I rather be at the beach, my real home Panama, Canal Zone.

Sunday 11/17/2002 8:46:25pm
Name: Nikki Fanning
E-Mail: NikkiCZ406@msn.com
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Location: FWB Florida
High School and Class Balboa HS 1985
Comments I miss Napoli pizza
Panama Cervaza...
and the ceviche at the VFW....

Sunday 11/17/2002 2:36:32pm
Name: Michael L Lopez
E-Mail: m4a2us@yahoo.com
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High School and Class BHS would have been class of 55
Comments Great site. I have enjoyed both the contents and the links. Welcome reminder of my years in Panama and my family that still live there. Would like to hear from those who would have been either in BJHS or BHS in the early fifties.

Sunday 11/17/2002 1:31:08am
Name: Danny McGee
E-Mail: dannymcgee@hotmail.com
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Location: Texas
High School and Class BHS 88'
Comments Love the web site! One day will meet again in the Panama Paradise... From the McGee's Family to all my Panama's brothers in the world! When God created the universe... he thought in Panama first in his heart!!!! CZ 4 ever!!!

Saturday 11/16/2002 4:04:43pm
Name: Lynn Osterberg
E-Mail: lynnao@frontiernet.net
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Location: New York
High School and Class
Comments please note new email address-Kathleen Sheridan-still waiting to hear from you!!!!

Saturday 11/16/2002 3:32:41pm
Name: Richard Osborne
E-Mail: rich_o@bellsouth.net
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Comments I Lived in the CZ from about 1949-1951.
My father worked for the Gov't at the local airport as an air traffic controller.We moved many times while in the CZ. I cherish the memories.

Thursday 11/14/2002 5:20:23pm
Name: Ellen C. Furey-Freeman
E-Mail: calgal10west@hotmail.com
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Location: Oceanside, California
High School and Class Cristobal High School
Comments Looking to find old friends, have lost touch and just found out about this website. Went to Margarita Elementary and Cristobal High School

Thursday 11/14/2002 3:37:32pm
Name: Marilyn Hallo-Morales
E-Mail: Paris57891@aol.com
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Location: Florida
High School and Class BHS - '64
Comments Stopping by to say "hi" and wish everyone a blessed Thanksgiving!

Wednesday 11/13/2002 5:52:43pm
Name: Valerie Krueger
E-Mail: vjkrueger@aol.com
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Location: Austin, Texas (Pflugerville)
High School and Class BHS 73
Comments OOPS! I sent a notice out that I am planning BHS 73's 35th reunion - please note it is our 30th not 35th. My mind, I miss it so! :-)

Wednesday 11/13/2002 2:23:12pm
Name: Valerie Krueger
E-Mail: vjkrueger@aol.com
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Location: Austin, Texas
High School and Class BHS 73
Comments I am planning BHS 73's 35th reunion to be held at the same time as next years Panama Canal Society Reunion in Orlando (July 23-27,2002. Am looking for BHS 73 graduates - send me your info. ASAP and any other classmates info. you may have.

Tuesday 11/12/2002 9:57:55pm
Name: Robert Jennings
E-Mail: antiqfnd@pacbell.net
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Location: San Jose,Ca
High School and Class
Comments I found your site while doing research on an item I bought today.The item is
a sterling watch fob from the "Gorgona
Lodge #685-Canal zone" 1906-1913-"I.A.
of M."The seller also graduated from Balboa HS-SF,Ca in 1938.I have 2 questions (1) What does I A of M stand for( is it Int. Assoc. of Machinists)?
Also,I've seen a few references to Balboa HS in a few emails.(2)What is the
relationship between CZ and Balboa HS?
I called the seller and she didn't know anything about the fob.Any help would be appreciated by her and me.Thanks

Tuesday 11/12/2002 6:32:08am
Name: Tobey L. Popstein, RM3
E-Mail: popstein@citlink.net
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Comments I was in the Navy at the receiver site at Farfan for about a year back in 1971. I was looking around for information on Farfan but had no luck.

Sunday 11/10/2002 9:28:47pm
Name: Mike Ester
E-Mail: mester@satx.rr.com
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Location: New Braunfels, TX
High School and Class Balboa High School, 1977
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Saturday 11/09/2002 10:57:14pm
Name: Jacqueline Kerr - Johnson
E-Mail: farfanchick@AOL.com
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Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
High School and Class Balboa Class of 1979
Comments Hola -

Saturday 11/09/2002 12:35:02am
Name: Colleen McCoy
E-Mail: NicolePrincess1@Attbi.com
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Location: San Diego/Fresno CA
High School and Class Junior High/Elementary/Kindergarten
Comments Family moved to the zone in 52 and left in 61. Colin Mccoy 14, Cathy McCoy 11 and Colleen McCoy was 5. I miss the Zone and all the good people that lived there. Anyone out there that remembers us? Would appreciate hearing from you!

Saturday 11/09/2002 0:41:33am
Name: Rose Woodard ( Robinson)
E-Mail: res048fn@ gte.net
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Location: Southern CA
High School and Class CHS class of 76
Comments I lived in Ft. Davis from 1973-1976. Attended Cristobal high school. Would like to get in contact with Tilda Edwards,Bonnie Anderson,Maria Ramirez, Ken Synder, Vielka Tom, Maggie Wilmont.

Oh, by the way...there's no place in the world like the Canal Zone. That place holds some of my fondest memories.

Monday 11/04/2002 10:59:08am
Name: Janet Cazabon-Widener
E-Mail: janetwidener@hotmail.com
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Location: Warner Robins, GA
High School and Class Balboa High School 1989
Comments Just dropped in to say hello. Does anyone know the where abouts of Reyna and Reynaldo Royo, Ana Lampas, Ken Jenkins? Talk to you all later.

Sunday 11/03/2002 7:57:02pm
Name: John Hibbert
E-Mail: hibbsterj@aol.com
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Location: Lafayette Indiana
High School and Class Would have been BHS 1970
Comments Returned to Panama in July. My first visit since we left in 1967. It is still a beautiful country. Rio Mar was as beautiful as I remembered. Had a great lunch and swim before heading to El Valle. We enjoyed the canopy tour and a jungle hike and bought a few souvineers before heading to David. Spent the night in David and left for Bocas Del Toro in the morning. We spent 3 days in Bocas just relaxing. There were a couple of really good restaurants that served excellent seafood and cold beer. We also enjoyed the nights spent at the local bars, especially the "The Wreck Deck", where people were friendly and the music was good.(rock and roll) We returned to Panama City for a couple of days, mostly visiting old Canal Zone Spots. Went to Albrook where we lived and to Fort Amador to check out the old beach and golf course. Much to my chagrin the golf course is gone. Lot of good memories gone with it. I guess my biggest dissapointment was that the Canal Zone is no more. The land is there but the zonians are gone. Time marches on. Still, I had a great trip, and would recommend that anyone who has not gone back, go. I will return again someday and hopefully take my kids. It was a great place to live, and am sure that it still is. The people were all very friendly and helpful(including the police). Not many spoke English, but it was good to use what little I remembered, and was able to communicate without a problem. I would rank this vacation right up there at the top of my favorite vacations list. I just wanted to share this with those who have thought about going back, but havenn't. Go! You will be glad you did. The memories come racing back and you remember why you loved growing up in this place.There is so much to do and so much to see that I have a whole new list of things to do when I go back. Hopefully it won't take 35 years the next time!

Sunday 11/03/2002 1:51:11pm
Name: carrie wessling bjornson
E-Mail: kcbjornson@msn.com
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High School and Class balboa high school,1985
Comments Hello! I also attended Cristobal high school before "moving to the othe side" miss Devil's Beach, the Interior,Santa Clara beach resort, partying it up at the "Cut" Gatun Yacht Club the Clean Gatun lake water,whatever happened to Dwayne Love, Gilbert Ferro, Tony Blennerhassett, Sheila McDaniel, Deana Grippo,Ryan Bliss Cheryl Kustancuk,Larry Finneman, Dennie Light,The Rowell's,remember the chs play entitled "The Hobbit" Leslie Griffin,Ana Sealy(lobster on the grill) Los Antonito's Ron Cortez, Carta Viella Soberano,yeahhhh man.. Am a registerd Nurse and am going to TRY to get a job working in Panama, even though it is a totally different place.Miss Panama!!!!

Thursday 11/07/2002 11:28:16am
Name: carrie wessling bjornson
E-Mail: kcbjornson@msn.com
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Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
High School and Class balboa high school,1985
Comments Nikki Fanning, am trying to contact you! Remember my shepherd dog Sombra? Remember the Orchid Trail by admin building? Remember my "crush" on Jobbo? Remember your boyfriend Brian? Lets connect Nikki! I am a registered nurse working at the Vetrans' Hospital here in Minneapolis. Am planning to travel to florida soon, and may relocate. Sure miss you. Miss Panama too!

Wednesday 11/06/2002 10:23:38pm
Name: jose rodriguez
E-Mail: impcru@yahoo.com
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Location: alexandria, va
High School and Class balboa 70
Comments i am so blessed to have grown up in panama.
the friends and the memories last a lifetime.

Wednesday 11/06/2002 9:44:24pm
Name: Dina Finney
E-Mail: mauldindm123@yahoo.com
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Location: South Carolina
High School and Class Balboa Class of '90
Comments It's been a long time. I miss all of my friends. Sorry I had to leave so sunddenly without saying goodbye.

Tuesday 11/05/2002 1:41:05am
Name: Boode Swain
E-Mail: swains@quiknet.com
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Location: Carmichael, Ca.
High School and Class CHS '69
Comments Great web site. Class lists, photos, new Panama information. Left the Zone in 1971, after 2 years at CZC, last back in 1979 prior to father's retirement. My brother and sister have both been back within the last 5 years, hope to visit one day soon.

Monday 11/04/2002 12:05:31am
Name: donna
E-Mail: czbills_lady@hotmail.com
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Location: north carolina
High School and Class
Comments I want to say I have met the most wonderful man in the world and he lives in Panama, He is the sweetest kindest man I have ever met!!!!!!! and I love him dearly!

Saturday 11/02/2002 3:50:03pm
Name: Brackett %22Scott%22 Crocker
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Location: Clinton, AR
High School and Class Balboa High School class of 94'
Comments I only attended Balboa High School there for 1/2 a Year. I had enough credits to graduate early, So I did. I had a blast the time I was there though! :)