You can’t make someone else’s choices. You shouldn’t let someone else make yours. (Colin Powell)
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
In the past, to park in David, you bought parking cards. They were 10 cents for thirty minutes. Now I see that parking meters are going in. I think they will require 25 cents per unit of time, but I do not know what the unit of time is yet.
Natalie tells me that the locals are not very happy with the new system. It will go into effect soon and meters are going up all over town.
May every day of your life be worse than the next.
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. (Mark Twain)
I have met a lot of wonderful people because of this blog and because of volunteering as a Warden for the U.S. Embassy in Panama. One is Pia du Pradal who lives in Brisbane, Australia.
She is the aunt of the young man whose father was murdered on his ship that was moored in Chiriquí. The young man was shot in the back and his Panamanian wife saved his life. I have stayed in touch with them and Lilliam and I plan on visiting Pia in Australia in the next couple of years.
A very close friend of the young man assisted Lilliam and I with all of our arrangements in Las Vegas. She took us to the marriage license office, gave is a tour of the city and attended our wedding and much more. It is amazing how small the world is and how many lives become interconnected.
Back to Pia. She is a world class fashion designer and has been chosen to provide apparel for many Australian dignitaries. She is an elegant lady and it has been my pleasure to get to know her. I have been following her latest collection on FaceBook. Here is an example from that collection. You can see more at her website.
It has been a while since I received a request like this, but helping out a youngsters learning is at the top of my list. I thought a few other people might like to participate as well. Perhaps you need to learn where a post office is.
Our grandson started kindergarten this month and already they have a project.
They are collecting postcards from everywhere to practice reading skills, geography, etc.
If you have a chance, jot something about living in Panama and send it to
Mrs. Mehringer’s Kindergarten
c/o Benbrook Elementary
Benbrook TX 76126
Muy apreciada, gracias!
jim and nena
You can’t expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.