50 years ago: Minister experiences hurricane at sea

NEW Bodden-50-years-logo-final-595x420In the June 15, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote:

“Arriving from the Republic of Honduras on Sunday last were Mr. and Mrs. Esau Brooks and their infant daughter Wilmer. Their ship, the Day Dream which came into port in the early morning hours had left Honduras more than a week ago. Because of hurricane Alma, this small craft had to return to port. Mr. Brooks, a minister of the Church of God tells of the perils of the storm which they encountered. A firm believer in prayer, and the mercies of God to his own children, Mr. Brooks is convinced the divine hand helped them out of their difficulties.

“Mrs. Hepsy Dixon and her brother Valentine Roberts, on behalf of the family, wish to thank all who kindly helped and visited during [their] mother Lean Terry and aunt Rachel’s illness, and all who sent floral tokens and expressed sympathy in their death.

“The Rev. Lewin Williams of the United Church left the island on Sunday for Jamaica where he has gone to represent the church at a conference to be held this week. He will be away from his charge for about 7 days.

“Mr. Joseph Wood of Pease Bay left for Jamaica on Saturday.”