Come along with Allen on a leisurely walk down memory lane as he swims at the Ol' Res... steals his first kiss... flies a kid on a kite... climbs up to the bottom of an apple tree... learns to climb a coconut tree... hears the termites eating on wood... travels deep underneath the Panamá Canal... works weeks painting an anchor chain only to have it dumped into a bay... finds a diamond ring while chopping flowers... tries to burn out the devil... visits Iwo Jima during WWII... dumps garbage on some Japs... nearly blows up his ship... chases a train... pukes on the mail in an airplane... learns how to keep from being seasick only after years in the Navy... tours the "Center of the Earth"... gets dumped into a horse trough... witnesses his hometown burn... finds a message in a bottle... works at the Panamá Canal... and more.
These things happened to him, but also learn of things which happen to his friends as they peek into the mortuary... shoot a cannon... get scared out of their wits by a "big-eyed Jaguar" ... shoot holes in the wall... find "treasures" along the beach... make jewelry from sea creatures and from coins... and get attacked by a sloth.
Then, there are his family members who receive high honors from the government of Panamá... farm sugar cane... serve as ship captains... lose the farm... build kids' furniture... serve in the Merchant Marines... and sell flowers to JFK.
Allen S. Brown was raised back-and-forth between the Panamá Canal Zone and Texas, served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, retired from working at the Panamá Canal, and moved back to Texas and retired again.
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