50 years ago: Holiday news and an anniversary

In the Dec. 22, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

“Mrs. Billy Yates and daughter left on the 20th for Jamaica to meet her husband. He calls in there on the S.S. J. Louis. She will stay in Ocho Rios for a while.

“Home for the holidays is Mr. Lewiston Ebanks, having graduated on the 15th from Youth and Action School in N.Y. Mr. Eugene Ebanks arrived on the 18th from the U.S. where he works.

“Mrs. Davis Bodden and two children left on the 15th to meet her husband in Louisiana. “Miss Rebecca Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Smith, who was here visiting relatives from August was called home to Jamaica because of the illness of her sister. They live in May Pen but were formerly of North Side.

“Mr. and Mrs. Marson Wallace celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary on the 15th at the home of Mrs. Wallace’s mother and made it a happy event for all attending.

“Mr. Sherdon Smith who arrived on the 19th from the U.S. was an employee of N.B.C on the S. S. Ore Chief.

“Miss Anglin left by plane for Swan Island on the 19th.

“Miss Eileen Hydes returned home 18th from Jamaica where she is training to be a teacher. Travelling on the same plane was Mrs. Leaton Parsons to be here when the stork brings her a precious gift.

“Capt. McCherry Ebanks left on the 10th for Jamaica to see his wife who has been there one week under medical care. Also leaving on the 16th was Mr. Marson Wallace for Tampa to resume his work.

“Miss Karen Parsons is here visiting relatives and friends. She has been in Jamaica for some time in school. She is the daughter of Mrs. Rudolf McLaughlin who lives in Jamaica.”

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