Monthly Archives: December 2009

Merry Christmas!

She who must be obeyed adores Christmas and this year has maintained her always high standard in decorations. Including the doorman to the apartment. Butterflies and dragonflies are the main theme (with some birds thrown in)

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High school graduation Panama-style – Act 3

The dinner-dance was held at the posh private country club in David. All the girls involved made every effort to be the belle of the ball. Mine were no exception.

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New pie and mash website

I received a message informing me of this new website.

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High school graduation Panama-style – Act 2

Last night was the actual ceremony, with the presentation of diplomas.  The heat in the gymnasium was overpowering.  There were a few organizational hiccups but everyone eventually received their certificate and yearbook.

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High school graduation Panama-style – Act 1

My daughter Keka (Angelica) just graduated from high school. In this part of Panama, at least, graduation is serious business. Three major social events are involved. Keka went to the first on Wednesday night – a dinner with all the … Continue reading

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The invasion of Panama remembered

As this country and the rest of the Christian world gears up for the holiday period, today Panama paused to commemorate the US invasion that took place exactly 20 years ago, on December 20, 1989. This morning, one of the … Continue reading

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Cara y cruz

I lived in Costa Rica for 25 years and have now lived in Panama for four. During that time, I have obviously gained insights into the contrasts between the two countries. Though neighbors, the topography did much to keep them … Continue reading

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Halloween-themed birthday party

My daughter Abi organized a birthday party for grandson Dani and his cousin Valeria for Halloween. The decorations were great and it was also a fancy dress party. Dani went for Harry Potter, while Valeria dressed up as Hermione (she … Continue reading

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