50 Years ago: New baby in time for the holidays

In the Dec. 15, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates reported on new arrivals, holiday repairs and nuptials:

“Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Powery are the happy parents of their first child, a son, on the 10th, weighing 6 lbs.

“Mr. and Mrs. Cardell Powery are here to spend the holidays with relatives. Mrs. Powery is an American and has been here once before. She likes the island very much, especially the climate.

“Congratulations are due to the [Public Works Department] for repairing the road for the Yuletide Season, especially by the [post office] where there were so many holes. I hope the Sanitary Inspector will see that clearing of bush in the residential area and township will be done before Christmas comes.

“Miss Blossom Ebanks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chelsey Ebanks, became the bride of Mr. Alvey Parsons on the 9th at a ceremony performed by Rev. John Croft in the Pilgrim Holiness Parsonage.

“The bride was given in marriage by her cousin Ivan Farrington. Miss Norma Jean Jefferson was maid of honour and Mr. Victor Yates best man.

“A shower was held at the home of Mrs. Vernon Ebanks on the 8th and quite a lot of useful presents were given. They were given out by Miss Rosa May Brandon. Refreshments were served and an enjoyable evening spent by all present.”