50 years ago: Recounting a Florida visit

Northside-50-years-finalIn the March 16, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:

“As our readers are aware, I have been on a short vacation in Palmetto, Florida, with my brother and his wife.

“Though a short holiday, every minute was happy and refreshing.

“I traveled safely on B.W.I.A. on Feb. 19 and arrived back on March 12.

“I was met at the airport in Miami by my brother and his wife and traveled by car to Palmetto. This gave me an opportunity to see much of the beautiful scenery as I travelled through on beautiful highways.

“I met many lovely people and made many friends. My sister-in-law went all out to show me around and took me to see many places of interest. On the whole I had a very good holiday and have returned quite refreshed.

“On Thursday, my husband Harris arrived for his vacation with his family and so we are all enjoying a happy family reunion.

“Mrs. Goldstein Bodden left on Thurs. for Jamaica to take her niece for medical aid.

“Leaving on Sunday 13th was Mr. Alveston Whittaker to take up work with N.B.C.

“Arriving during the course of the week also was Mr. Irvin Lowell to spend his vacation.

“Leaving on the 10th was Mr. Burke Ebanks to take up work with N.B.C.”