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Oscar Castanon
Araceli Garcia y Jose Espinoza
Luis y Lourdes Hernandez

Martha Lopez
• Sheila Maynard
Lisa Rios
Carlos y Anabella Ventura

Jose y Pily Zamora Castellanos

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Maynard Family Album
I come from a large family of five girls and their names are Sandra, Elda, Xiomara, Jackie and my mother's name is Eleanor and I'm Sheila. Here is a photo of all of us together
taken in 1987 in Panama City, Panama when I was home for a visit. I grew up in Panama until my eldest sister and I moved to New York city when I was sixteen. Over the years some of my sisters have followed me to America so now I have sisters in Michigan, Texas and North Carolina.




Here is a photo of my mother's 60th birthday party in Panama. She is surrounded by her 6 sisters, a daughter and some friends.

Every year on the Fourth of July we participate in a Panamanian Reunion for people who migrated from Panama to the United States. It includes more than 4,000 people and we rent out 2 hotels. The reunion includes cruises, dinners, dances and picnics lasting over three days. It's a great chance to reunite with friends and family and meet new people.

Here are some pictures of my sons.

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