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Cocoli where the living is easy...

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Picture if you will that you be on a journey...
an adventure that is constantly changing...

Click for Tocumen Forecast

Go... For It!
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4-Wheeling in paradise...

Nestle on the west bank of the Panama Canal, just past U.S. Naval Station Rodman off Bruja Road lies the enchanting town site of Cocoli.

Cocoli for many years was my home. In its hey day, Cocoli boasted everything from a clubhouse to a clinic dispensary for common prescriptions. There were four family houses, duplexes, cottages, single apartments for the bachelors, and also 12 family units. It was a bustling town like those carved out of the jungle of the Panama Canal building days. Yes, living in Cocoli was fun! I can still see it in my minds eye as if it were only yesterday. The main part of the town was on a mesa surrounded by a series of low hills to the west that led toward K-9 Road and Miraflores Locks. A portion of the town dropped away rather sharply to the west past the Cocoli Elementary School. It was affectionately known as Sleepy Hallow. Yes, just like the Halloween Tale we all had to learn in grade school. And on an spooky night when the moon played hide-seek among the low dark gray mist clouds, you might even see the headless horseman ride up the hill out of Sleepy Hallow on his shiny white horse and he would rear up...and we would all run home as fast as our small legs would carry us. It was really scary attending first and second grades at Cocoli.

You may ask at this point what am I leading up too? Well, were going back to the Future to the years of the late 50s.

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On the street where you live...

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Cocoli... almost heaven.

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In the pipeline...

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Elvis The King

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Cocoli Grade School

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"Our Canal Zone Teachers inspired dreams, shaped lives and gave us all hope for the future"

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School is Out

"Ay, soon upon the stage of life,
Sweet, happy children, you will rise,
To mingle in its care and strife,
Or early find the peaceful skies.
Then be it yours, while you pursue
The golden moments, quick to haste
Some noble work of love to do,
Nor suffer one bright hour to waste...
by Daniel Clement Colesworthy, Author (1810-1893)

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"Your mind knows only some things. Your inner voice, your instinct, knows everything. If you listen to what you know instinctively, it will always lead you down the right path. " ---- Henry Winkler, Actor

Memories

Memories are a collage of forgotten pictures from the past thrown in your minds closet for a rainy day.

Our memories are the storehouse of imagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of conscience, and the council chamber of our decision making processes. We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget.

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"We are all special as can be.
You are you, and I am me.
Looking different matters not.
It is what is inside that counts a lot!"

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Elvis Presley - The King

Born January 8, 1935, 

East Tupelo, Mississippi;
Died August 16, 1977, 

Memphis, Tennessee

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As a kid growing up in Cocoli, I grew up on Elvis music.
I loved it then and I still love it now.

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Welcome to the Tivoli Guesthouse...

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I am on my way to Cocoli, Do you care to come along?

Next Stop Cocoli!

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The sun is going down...

You are just now crossing the Bridge of Las Americas...

Not to worry there will be a light burning when You get home to Cocoli.  

Do you know the way to Cocoli?

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Click here to E-mail me....

Lest not forget the tragic events  of 11 September 2001.

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