Mr. Arthur Bodden is still being remembered for his valuable contribution to these islands.
At the store on North Church Street Thursday, his daughter Arthlyn Scott was presented with an enduring performance award on Mr. Arthur’s behalf from Chevron Caribbean Inc. representatives.
The award presented by visiting Chevron’s C&I Business Consultant Robert Gibbs and District Sales Manager Casey Wood, thanked Mr. Arthur for his many years of business with the company.
For 45 years, Arthur’s little shop has provided residents with kerosene oil, a major commodity in yesteryears, which Mr. Arthur purchased from the company.
Receiving the award Ms Scott said as a little girl she remembered her father rolling the big old kerosene drum down the road from South Church Street. When he arrived at the store he would use a hose to suck up the kerosene to get it flowing into bottles.
She said Cayman residents have been using kerosene for as long as she can remember.
She said after the hurricane many found it useful.
‘Although it is not used much these days, a lot of residents still purchase it for many uses such as such as cleaning paint brushes, burning heaps, lamps, cleaning engines and killing ants.
Ms Scott took over the store when her father died in 1991. Many who stop in are always welcomed with a cheery smile and fond memories of her father.
Mr. Gibbs said he believed the store had the longest history of doing business with the company and they were appreciative.