Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Why Panama?



I had one more question from a reader who wants to know how it came to be that I was born in Panama. The simple answer: my mom was there! haha.. The real answer: it was a bottom line decision. When my Dad finished college he was married and had a new baby, so he needed to find the best income he could.. teaching jobs in Panama paid better than here in the U.S., so off they went. That's how it happened! My family stayed there for 9 years, and all three girls were born there. I am the youngest, so I don't remember Panama at all. I was two when they decided to move back to Minnesota.

Some day I would like to go there and see where I'm from! The above picture is a house my family (thought perhaps not I) used to live in. The area has now become a resort, so I could go back and stay in my family's same old house! Awesome!

4 comments:

Clare said...

Am I correct in saying that you went back a couple of years ago and took some charity quilts with you?

Beth said...

What did your dad teach?

True Blue Nana said...

That is very cool. you should go back.

AnnieO said...

For many years starting when I was a teen I cleaned house for an elderly "spinster" who taught elementary school in Panama City, Panama for 25+ years. She had many beautiful things brought back from there. Many side trips with teachers to other central American countries resulted in linens and clothing, some of which she gave me.