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.