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Mimosa (#47067481)
 member for 6 years, 6 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo I am a historian, genealogist and I write for our Foundation's three blogs on the subject of the West Indian People of Panama and all of its historical, cultural and political aspects.

My husband and I started these sites as a result of our earlier visits to the Heritage Cemeteries in Panama where most of the Silver Roll workers and their families are buried.

The Silver Roll was part of the thousands of workers and bosses who made up the segregated system known as the Gold and Silver System of the Panama Canal Zone. The black West Indians made up the majority of the Silver Roll and hence have left an important and indelible cultural stamp on Panamanian culture and history. You can read more about it in our blogs:

The Silver People Heritage
The Silver People Chronicle
Rapsodia Antillana (in Spanish)
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Deborah McRae
Deborah McRae
Dear Mimosa, I was wondering if you had more pictures of Aminta Hairston. If so I would really like to see them. My mom was an extraordinary women to me. Seeing her in those pictures allows me to put more to the stories she told us when we were younger. So if I had more pictures I could pass the stories down with a visual piece, that I believe would make more of an impact. So if you could let me know either way I would truly appreciate it. Thank you for all you have already done for her and us. By learning where you come from really opens life up. I'm on my way back to school this spring. I have written my whole life. And I would love to tell my mom's story.I will check back soon. Again thank you so much!
Added by Deborah McRae on Jan 05, 2014 4:57 PM
keith hairston
My Mom
I truly thank you for giving my family even more information on my mother. She was an Amazing woman with the kindess heart i've ever known..after leaving Panama she raised 9 children alone and saw 3 generations of her offspring before leaving us..i'm her youngest child and there's not a minute that passes that i dont think of her
Added by keith hairston on Jan 02, 2014 3:44 PM
Adrienne Brown
My family is part of the silver system
Thank you so much for the work you do and the people that can be found on here from panama I hope your work continue to help people like me tell the legacy of the silver people to my kids to let them know where they came from thank you.
Added by Adrienne Brown on Dec 28, 2013 11:38 PM
RE: Victoriano Lorenzo
I am glad that I could be of assistance! During my time in Panama, I have made an effort to document the resting places of notable Panamanians, specifically the presidents. This journey through the rich and complex history of the Republic of Panama has been very rewarding. Feel free to visit my page where I have authored or contributed to 19 presidents (virtual cemetery), 5 archbishops, and others. I have a number of other burial locations documented and photographed but yet to be added. Thank you for your comments! Nice to meet you!
Added by BluGraver on Apr 21, 2013 9:58 AM
I've added you to my list of Friends (I hope you dont mind) . I enjoyed your list of the People of Panama..My family is from Colon, Panama. The Last name is Lan.

Added by Slan on Dec 28, 2012 5:09 AM
Valenciaღ Angel of Mine 💕
Christmas Blessings
Someone's watching over you
with the Greatest Love.
Someone wants you to be
happy, safe, and secure.
Someone considers you
A wonderful individual
and cares about you.
Someone's making Blessings
for you right now ~
Like sunshine for those rainy days
and Rainbows to remind you
of the Promise up ahead.

Someone's watching over you
Especially at Christmas.
I know.........
Because I've asked the Lord
to take good care of you.

~Barbara J. Hall

__*დ*__ *დ*_*დ*__*დ*...Our
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Love, YoAdded by Valenciaღ Angel of ... on Dec 25, 2011 7:15 PM
My Daughter
Thank you so much for visiting my daughter, Christina, on her birthday. I appreciate your kindness so very much. It means so much to me.
Added by Gail on Sep 19, 2011 8:35 PM
I got the picture you requested for Robert McVean. However he is not buried in Pinelawn Memorial. He was buried as a veteran in Long Island National Cemetery. (The two cemeteries are neighbors.) Also note according to the stone, his DOB is March 8, 1888 and DOD is
Feb. 1, 1961 if you'd like to update the memorial.
Have a good one...
Added by GLENN on Sep 02, 2011 8:38 PM
J.A. & D.S.
RE: To Two Wonderful Ladies
Always so nice to hear from you. Always makes the day much much better. Looking forward to your email. I am sure you have done a lot since we last communicated. I think what you are doing for the Country you call home is wonderful and what a gift to future generations. If there is anything we can do, let us know.
May you and your family have a lovely Spring,
Jessica A.
Added by J.A. & D.S. on Apr 28, 2011 11:30 PM
J.A. & D.S.
To A Dear Lady
It means so much at Easter time
To keep in touch with friends
To wish them happiness and cheer
And joy that never ends.
That's why this brings a warm "hello"
Especially for you
Together with best wishes
For a happy Springtime too.

D.S. and Jessica A.
Added by J.A. & D.S. on Apr 22, 2011 7:51 PM
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