50 years ago: Foster Dixon wedding and homecomings

Cayman-brac--50-years-finalIn the May 18, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Sister Islands correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:

“The community of Spot Bay and other friends gathered at the Church of God (Full) Gospel Hall for the wedding of Miss Odette Lucille Foster to Mr. Denis Emil Dixon on Saturday evening last …

“Preceded by flower girls Maxine and June in pink with baskets of pink sheave, the bride entered on the arm of her uncle, Mr. Lunsford Hurlstone, looking very modest and beautiful in her dress of all-over lace topped with rhinestones at the neck and hem, her veil falling to her shoulders and carrying a bouquet of white roses. Her maid of honour [was] Deva Hill.

“Mr. Rayal Foster, the bride’s father, attended, as did the groom’s mother, Mrs. Lina Smith of the Southern Cross Club. A reception was held at the home of the bride’s adopted parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lunsford Hurlstone of Spot Bay.

“Mrs. Davy Lee Tibbetts, Larry and Deryck went to Jamaica on the 8th to seek medical aid for Larry. We welcome home Mrs. Agatha Foster who was in Tampa with her daughter, Mrs. M.I. Kirkconnell, receiving medical attention, and wish her continued improvement in health.

“Mr. W. Taylor Foster’s daughter Margery, Mrs. Henry Dieffenbach spent a most enjoyable 10 days renewing old friendships. Her last visit home was five years ago. She brought greetings from her sister, Carolyn, Mrs. Ernest Winslow. They both live in Los Angeles, California, Mrs. Dieffenbach’s visit to the family home is the first stop in a round trip to see the family. After seeing her sister, Mrs. Amy Kirkconnell in George Town, she will call her other sister, Quelda, Mrs. Wardville Lazzarri in St. Petersburg, Florida.

“Visiting with his father, Capt. Theophilus Ritch and family of the Creek, was Capt. Edd Ritch of Bonita Springs, Florida. He was last home four years ago. Nearly three years ago, he retired from the sea to enter into business.”