Life and Times of the Dominican Gringa

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Life and Times of the Dominican Gringa
This is a blog of my life in Dominican Republic, my thoughts on life and the way I view things around me. I am Janette Keys. I moved to Dominican Republic from Mars, Pennsylvania November 2001.
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  • Billy Jays Birthday 35 Years Old...If Only.. 5 months ago Today would have been my sons 35th birthday but life had different plans for him and he never made it past 23 years of age. I so miss him every day but the emotions are so much stronger and more difficult to handle on the day he was born and the day he died. I […]
  • Diary - Abduction of Billy Jay 5 months ago These stories from days past are someday going to be in my book if and when I ever figure out how to write one. March 29, 1984. My son, who at this time was named (William) Billy Jay David, was abducted by his father, William S. David, in Valencia (Middlesex), Butler County, Pennsylvania. Bill...
  • I Finally Took a Trek on a Trikke 5 months ago I have been seeing these funny looking 3-wheeled electric bikes rolling silently around the Zone for over a year now. I always wanted to try one out. They looked like so much fun with all the humans with their yellow helmets whizzing by me as I watched silently hoping to have a go at one […]
  • My Visit To The Colonial Gate 4D Cinema 5 months ago I finally went across the street and visited the new Colonial Gate 4D Cinema located on Padre Billini and Calle Isabel la Católica. I watched the construction in progress wondering exactly what was being built on the corner. Then when they opened the doors I made an announcement on the Colonial...
  • My Bad Spanish 6 months ago You would think after living here for over 13 years that I would speak perfect Spanish – WRONG. You might think that I could speak very good Spanish – WRONG. Are you asking if I speak just a little..or un chin..well, most of the time. I speak Spanish MACHUCAO! Machuca. All mashed or beaten up.... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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15:42 PM November 21, 2012

Hi Jan, not sure if you remember me, we were in contact back in 2002/2003 I went to visit you in SD with my now husband Carlos I believe at that time you were dating a Carlos as well. We lost contact around the time of your son's passing and my heart goes out to you. We were in SD in April and I was wondering if you still lived there by the park. If you receive this message I would love to hear from you. your friend in Canada Barb

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