50 years ago: New Year's Day plans and a shopping trip to Miami

In the Dec. 1, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Arthur Hunter wrote about plans for the annual New Year’s Day event and a shopping trip to Miami: 

“Preparations are well advanced for the presentation of ‘Aaron Slick of Punkin Crick’ at the traditional New Year’s Day concert in Bodden Town. The cast is made up of a number of competent and experienced performers, headed by Mr. Haig Bodden, and is under the direction of Miss Evelyn Wood. 

“During the last week, Mrs. Selkirk Watler and Mr. and Mrs. Orman Whittaker of this Town, paid a visit to the U.S. Mrs. Watler was shopping for furniture for her husband’s two cottages above Meagre Bay, which are now almost completed and available for rent.” 

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