50 years ago: Numerous visitors make for a busy week

West-bay-50-years-finalIn the June 15, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

“Quite a number of folk arrived at the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Jackson from Miami where Mrs. Jackson went for medical aid. She did not require surgery, and feels much better; Mrs. Davis Borden and two children, who were visiting with her husband in the USA; Mr. Elroy Ebanks and family who have made their home in Tampa for quite a while, and are here visiting relatives and friends; Mr. Wenzel Ebanks who worked on the Marine Clipper; Mr. Elton Ebanks who resides in New York on a short vacation; and Mr. Howel Ebanks from the U.S. after hearing of his mother’s illness.

“News has been received of the death of Mr. Lenord Weynard’s mother – 107 years, 3 months of age in New York. Mr. Weynard went to visit her a month ago and is still there. She was up and around until a few months ago.

“Miss Grace Ebanks who is a student at Wilson College in Pennsylvania is here on holiday, with her cousin, who has never visited the island before.

“Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Ebanks Jr. and her brother left on the 11th for their home in Tampa, Florida after a 17 day visit.

“Mr. and Mrs. Kesley Wallace left on the May 29 to spend their 12th wedding anniversary in Jamaica on the 3rd of June, combined with a business trip. They returned on the 5th.

“Leaving on the 9th for Jamaica to seek medical aid were Mrs. Ida Rivers and Mrs. John Ebanks. John accompanied his wife.

“Returning on the 9th was Mrs. Elsa Ebanks, who lives in Jacksonville. She is here on a visit.

“Miss Sharon Farrington, who attends Forest Lake Academy in Orlando, is here on holiday.

“Mr. Rivington Powery on vacation from S.S. Venus where he is third engineer.

“Mrs. Murphy Smith left on the 5th to attend the graduation of her son Clifton from Andrew Jackson High School in Jacksonville, Florida.

“Miss Alva Ebanks, of Northwest Point is home after spending one year in New York with her son, Lewiston and his family.

“Mrs. Bell Bodden returned on the 8th from the U.S. where she was visiting with her children.

“Mrs. Abram Ebanks is a patient in hospital with a fractured hip which resulted from a fall in an endeavour to lie in her hammock. Mrs. Ebanks’ sight has failed for quite a while.

“Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Orrett were the happy parents of their third child, a girl, named Sarah Louise, weighing 8 pounds, 13 ounces at birth. Besides the new baby, the Orretts have two other children, Vaughn aged 5 1/2 years and Nina aged 4 years, and are at present residing in Brooklyn, New York.

“Father’s Day, June 19 is being looked forward to with much interest at the Presbyterian Church of Boatswain Bay, where the 7:30 p.m. service will be completely carried through by fathers. The subject is ‘Fathers – their influence in the home, church and community.’ All fathers are cordially invited.”

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