50 years ago: US man visits his roots

In the Dec. 8, 1965, edition of The Caymanian Weekly, a precursor to the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote about a recent visitor to Cayman Brac: 

“Visiting the island for five short days were Jerry and Sandi Farnell of Mobile, Alabama, who arrived on Thursday, Nov. 25th. Jerry is half Caymanian and came to see his mother’s birthplace. 

“His mother is Mrs. Mae Hunter Farnell, second youngest daughter of the late Capt. and Mrs. J.D. Hunter of Stake Bay, and sister of Mrs. Elsie Tibbetts of Tampa, formerly of Cotton Tree Bay. Jerry is cousin of Capt. Keith Tibbetts, Elected Member of the Legislative Assembly. 

“Jerry and Sandi describe their holiday as ‘just wonderful – Mrs. Eldemire and Violet were just precious. George and Benny made our trip, as they took us out in the boat night fishing. K.P. took the day off and showed us around the island.’ 

“Jerry says Cayman Brac has been the place he has always wanted to go to.” 

50 years ago: US man visits his roots