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Evelyn Kendall

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    Evelyn Kendall
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  1. Note that the prices for the service are "quincenal" meaning every 15 days, so you have to double it to see what you would pay per month. Ahh the subtleties of marketing!!
  2. As many of you may remember, on February 22 of this year a young indigenous man drowned in the river near his home. Valeria. his wife and the mother of three small children and a 2 month old baby are struggling to survive. Fortunately, Buenos Vecinos has stepped in to help with once a month food delivery. This only begins to cover their needs. I will list the ones that I am aware of: School for the 3 older children (1st, 2nd and 3rd Grades) Someone kindly donated enough to cover buying uniforms and school supplies. What is not covered is the cost of transporting the children to school. The cost for one week of transport for 3 kids is $12 x 4 weeks = $48 Propane for cooking: 3 gas tanks /month at $5.36 each They live in a shanty close to Oriana and the river. There is no electricity and no running water. A thought I had was to get a solar charger at least for a cell phone and maybe a lamp at night. I know there are things I have not thought of but the above would be a great help to her. Abram helped build my house and I got to know Valeria. She is a strong and determined young woman who wants the best for her children. I know there are far too many here who suffer and it is easy to give in to donor fatigue. But I would like to recount a previous effort by the community a few years ago that saved the life of a young mother with sickle cell anemia and her newborn. They are both doing well and living the life they were given. You can leave a donation at Mail Boxes Etc. Put money in a sealed envelope with Valeria/Evelyn Kendall written on it and please let me know (evelynkendall@gmail.com) so I can pick it up. I will keep track of the expenses and let you know exactly where your money went. Thank you for whatever you can do.
  3. Thanks so very much to those of you who want to help. Valeria says she will return from the Comarca next Sunday and will come by my house. I can then get a better assessment of her needs. Of course all things are subject to change especially for a young woman in a whole new situation. I will continue to post here as I know more. I gave her some travel money, so she can at least get back to family and the burial of their loved one.
  4. I know this young man, Abraham, and his wife Valeria. They have 4 small children. He helped build my house and was a valued worker as well as a caring human being. Valeria came by my house today. She will return to the Comarca for a week and then return to Boquete...where she will have no job, no income, and children to care for, but to stay in the Comarca would deprive her children of the schooling they are receiving here which she greatly values. The reality for some who call Boquete their home is crushingly difficult and painful. Grateful I could put a human face on "just another bit of news".
  5. My Panamanian friend has been battling a severe lung infection for months. The cost of the antibiotic is $500 for 2 weeks. This month one friend has gifted $400, and no other friends or family have been willing/able to pitch in. I am unable to do so because I have covered the expenses of his other medications. His current antibiotics will run out on Saturday. If you would like to contribute any amount to help him get through this please let me know. It will be the best Christmas gift he could receive. evelynkendall@gmail.com 6752-2283. Many thanks in advance
  6. Caribbean Habaneros! Wonderful flavor and VERY hot! 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️ Time to prune my pepper plants so all the ripe peppers have to go. Please take some and make yourself a fantastic hot sauce. You can freeze them also. Call 6752-2283 or email evelynkendall@gmail.com
  7. There most definitely are codes for septic tanks. Ask at the Municipio and they should be able to tell you who they recommend/give you a name
  8. Is there anywhere near or in David that sells Indian groceries?
  9. Try them with a piece of 70% dark chocolate! I buy them in packets of 6....that way they stay crisp and I don't eat too many.
  10. Hard working young man is looking for employment (full or part time) I have known him for years and he has helped build my houses, kept my yard clean, moved heavy objects, mixed cement, and pretty much will help with anything he can. Highly recommend. Call Evelyn at 6752 2283 or email evelynkendall@gmail.com
  11. This sounds familiar to me. I will start with the most recent occurrence which happened just a couple of days ago and was told to me by my neighbor who works at hostel in your neighborhood, Bonnie. A man came to the gate or door of one of the residents and asked her for a piece of paper and pencil so he could write a note to leave for another resident who was not there. She complied and then he asked if he might use the bathroom, and being a nice person, she said yes. He came in and stole all her money. Go back 3 years....I live in a small community of 3 houses. A man came to the gate of one of the houses and told the resident that he wanted to talk to the man who lived in the house next to him. Being a nice person, he let him in and brought him to me. The man suddenly seemed awkward and his story got fuzzy. Unbeknownst to him my very big Panamanian friend was sitting in my living room. I went in and asked him to see what this fellow was about. When he emerged from the door, the intruder went pale and excused himself and left. My thinking was somewhat log jammed with this situation but when I cleared my head I remembered...go back a lot of years when I first came to Boquete. A man asked if he could use my bathroom. Being a nice person, I let him in. It cost me all my cash and my Nikon camera. I'd be real surprised if it isn't the same person working the same MO. Your door was open so he did not have to bother with the niceties. If it is not the same person, then there is just another one on the loose.
  12. Hi I have a 2 bedroom home that is wheelchair friendly. Open floor plan, full of windows. House is one of 3 on the same property. The other 2 houses are occupied by long term renters - Americans who speak Spanish and who know the community well. House is in Alto Boquete near San Francisco Plaza and near public transportation. Rent is $600/month. email evelynkendall@gmail.com
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    THE TIBETAN BOOK OF LIVING AND DYING By Sogyal Rinpoche Beyond “getting our affairs in order”, we in the west have been given little in the way of information, guidance and support as we face the most important event in our lives and in the lives of all beings: Dying and death. For the most part we have been left with a dread of death and ignorance about its actual process. Our death forms the root and background of our lives, yet we live as though it does not exist. This “out of sight out of mind” aversion and denial of death need not be our experience. Instead we can learn from those who, over thousands of years, have made a profound study and exploration of this event and have shared their understandings with any who are open and receptive to a different way of relating to both Life and Death. Readers from many different spiritual and religious backgrounds have been helped, blessed and transformed by the wise and compassionate teachings from this widely read book. One does not have to become a Buddhist in order to benefit from it. From the Forward by The Dalai Lama: “In this timely book, Sogyal Rinpoche focuses on how to understand the true meaning of life, how to accept death, and how to help the dying and the dead….Death and Dying provide a meeting point between the Tibetan Buddhist and modern scientific traditions. I believe both have a great deal to contribute to each other on the level of understanding and of practical benefit….This book offers readers not just a theoretical account of death and dying, but also practical measures for understanding and for preparing themselves and others in a calm and fulfilling way.” If you are interested in exploring this book please contact Evelyn Kendall evelynkendall@gmail.com I will be glad to answer any questions you may have. The book study is held in a private home in Alto Boquete. We meet on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. If this time is not convenient for those who wish to participate, an additional meeting time will be established to accommodate as many people as possible. Our first Meeting will be Sunday May 13. If you do not have the book by then don’t worry as we will have introductions and a general discussion. There is no cost involved beyond the purchase of the book. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying is available on Amazon as a Kindle ($2.99) or paperback ($12.67) copy
  14. HOUSE FOR RENT FURNISHED 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH $600/month Internet, water, trash pickup and laundry facilities included Off street parking Short walking distance to Plaza San Francisco Easy access to buses and Taxis Wheelchair friendly Completely fenced Friendly neighborhood of Panamanians and Expats This house is one of three on the same property. It provides both a sense of community while maintaining individual privacy. Well behaved dogs welcomed. Available June 1 2018 Please contact Evelyn at 6752 2283 Email: evelynkendall@gmail.com
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