50 years ago: Fried rice, fun and farewell

The Jan. 19, 1966 Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, reported:

“On Thursday last, about 70 invited guests spent a very enjoyable evening at the Delmac Supper Club in West Bay. They gathered to bid ‘farewell’ to Mr. and Mrs. Alec Robertson and Miss Louise Johnson who left on the 15th to reside in the U.S.

“Alec and Beulah will be making their home in Los Angeles, Calif., and Louise, who will stay with them for a while, is to make her final destination in the U.S. at Ithaca, New York, with her sister Mary.

“The party, with Mr. Vassell Johnson as M.C., commenced with cocktails after which a delicious Chinese meal was served buffet style when all the guests ‘tucked in’ to a well-filled plate of chop suey, sweet and sour pork, Chinese roast fried chicken, fried rice, salad, etc.

When everyone had finished their dinner, Mr. Vassell Johnson took the mike, giving everyone a welcome and expressing the hope that all would thoroughly enjoy their evening.

“He called upon Mr. Ernest Panton and Mr. Ormond Panton who each said a few words expressing the good wishes of all to Alec, Beulah and Louise.”