50 years ago: Dilbert Bush wedding; family visits

West-bay-50-years-finalIn the May 18, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

“A quiet wedding was solemnized on the 12th in the Pilgrim Holiness Parsonage, when Mr. Reginald Dilbert took as his bride Mrs. Andeen Bush, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dermot Bush.

“Miss Margeret Ebanks was Maid of Honour, Mr. Rolston Rivers was best man. Misses Marylee Ebanks and Lorna Mae Crowe were bridesmaids, and Messrs. Lenord Ebanks and Charlie Manderson were groomsmen. Reception was at the home of Mrs. Lee Crowe. The bride’s friends gave a shower on the 10th at which she received lovely and useful gifts.

“Miss Bonnie Bell Ebanks, who lives in St. Petersburg, Florida is here visiting with relatives and friends.

“Capt. Thomas S. Henning called here on his way to Houston, Tex. on the 7th and left on the 8th.

“Mr. Lawrence Dilbert and daughter Reba returned on the 5th from Jamaica where Reba was taken for medical aid. She has benefitted from her trip.

“Mrs. Bell Ebanks was made very happy on the 5th by the homecoming of her son, Gilbry, granddaughter Nella Vane, and her baby, also her grandson McKeeve. They all live in the U.S. Gilbry has been living there for several years but he makes regular visits to see his aged mother.

“Returning on the 5th from Jamaica was Mrs. Cleo Moore who had been there for her health and is very much better. Mrs. Vernice Richards came the same day from Jamaica where she has been living a long time. She is visiting her father Albert Ebanks who is ill.

“Messrs. Gouldbourne Bodden and Lewin Bodden returned on the 5th from National Bulk Carriers. They worked on the S.S. Commonwealth.

“Mr. Raymond Welds left on the 12th to take up work with National Bulk Carriers.”