50 Years ago: An old friend pays a visit

In the Feb. 2, 1966, edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, George Town correspondent Miss Frances wrote:

“A very delightful party was given at South Sound on the 26th Jan. by Mrs. Lawrence Thompson in honour of her husband Lawrence’s birthday. It was also the birthday of Mrs. Bernard St. Aubyn, so Happy Birthday was lustily sung for them, after which a lovely buffet supper was served. We wish for them very many happy returns for that special day.

“Mrs. Dean Rutherford, better known to us as Mrs. Dean Thompson of North Miami, arrived on the Jan. 13 to visit her relatives and friends. She expects to remain in the island for a few weeks. We wish for her a happy sojourn.

“We are happy to have Col. and Mrs. Tenney at the West Indian Club. They expect to be here for several weeks.

“Mr. Joseph Hurlston returned to his home in Brooklyn, N.Y. on the Jan. 27 after spending 2 weeks with his sister, Nurse Meurice Hurlston, and relatives at South Sound.

“Miss Jessie Irwin left on Jan. 29 after spending a week at the home of Miss Frances Bodden and Nurse Jessie Ritch and friends in Bodden Town.

“She will spend a month in Jamaica touring the island and renewing old acquaintances. She also hopes to visit Bermuda and Toronto before returning to Scotland. “She was given a welcome in George Town by the Woman’s Guild and the Girls’ Guildry on the 26th when representatives throughout the island came in and a happy time was spent by all.

“Miss Irwin was the founder of the Woman’s Guild at George Town, We trust Miss Irwin will return again soon.”