There is the McGuinness family presence in Panama. Robert is my Grandfather. My Uncle James (Jimmy) was a Panama Canal Pilot until October 5, 1989 when he suffered a fatal motorcycle accident commuting from the Atlantic to the Pacific side. It was a sad day for the McGuinness Family and truly changed our lives forever. He is deeply missed. My Grandfather, Bob still resides in Panama and we pay him a visit from time to time.My uncle Robert II is a Lockmaster at Miraflores Locks in Panama. For the rest of us, Panama is just a lost Paradise dream, somewhere we grew up and loved, not knowing the uncertainty of our futures there. It was such a comfortable place to be always, the Zonians such a large family who extended their hearts out to the entire community. We all swore we would move back there someday. But it is easier said than done. Hopefully this McGuinness will find himself settled back in Paradise someday but until then, Jacksonville Beach is where I call home.