50 years ago: New babies bring joy in the district

East-End-final-new-50-years-WEBIn the June 8, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote:

“Born to Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Jervis on May 26, God’s precious gift of a daughter. Mother and baby doing well.

“To Mary and Dempster Bodden on May 26, God’s precious gift of a daughter.

“Mr. Leslie Forbes returned on May 26 from Jamaica after a successful operation. He was accompanied by his wife.

“Miss Goldstein Dixon returned from Jamaica on May 29. She went to receive medical aid.

“Mr. Nelston Christian returned on May 29, to spend his vacation from National Bulk Carriers.

“Returning on Sunday, May 29, to visit relatives and friends after an absence of eight years was Mr. Tulbert Connolly. He now resides in British Honduras.

“Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bogle left on the 2nd for Jamaica after spending 2 weeks with their friend Mrs. Peturona Conolly.

“Arriving on the 2nd was Mr. Ray Watler to spend his vacation. He is employed by National Bulk Carriers. Also returning, Mr. Demby Rankine, who spent some time in Jamaica with friends.

“High winds and heavy rains have been lashing this eastern district as from June 1. A number of farms have been flooded and, it is feared, if the rain continues crops will be endangered.”

In the June 22, 1966 edition, Mr. Dixon wrote:

“Mr. Darney McLaughlin left on the 9th to work with National Bulk Carriers.

“On Friday the 10th, Miss Clarina McLaughlin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd McLaughlin, was united in holy matrimony to Mr. Patrick McField of George Town. The ceremony was conducted by Pastor Raib Arch at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Goldwyn Welcome.

“Miss Cleopatra Conolly left on the 12th for Jamaica to seek medical aid. She was accompanied by Miss Ileen Conolly.”