50 years ago: Seymours welcome baby Claudette; administrator takes leave

George-Town-50-years-finalIn the June 22, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Caymanian Weekly, George Town correspondent Frances Bodden wrote:

“Miss Hannah Dacres returned from her holiday in Jamaica which she says she enjoyed, having stayed at the Guest House of Mrs. Clara Scott.

“Mr. Rayal “Boysie” Bodden Jr. of Miami, spent a week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rayal B. Bodden. He returned home on the 12th and was accompanied by his little nephew John Clayton Merren who has gone to visit his cousin George Hinds.

“Mr. Clever Bush of South Sound has gone to join the S.S. Universe Commander.

“Mr. and Mrs. Clarengton Seymour of George Town are the happy parents of a baby girl – Claudette Lisa – born on Wednesday 8th weighing 8 and a half pounds.

“Good wishes to Mr. Seymour on the S.S. Phoenix who celebrated his birthday on the 9th.

“Miss Amy Bodden and her brother Mr. Rhett Borden and his wife arrived on Sunday the 12th from Houston, Texas. We are glad to know that Miss Amy had an enjoyable trip visiting relatives and friends abroad and wish for her continued health.

“Also arriving by the same flight were Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Roulstone, Jr. returning from a most enjoyable holiday.

“Mr. and Mrs. George Manderson have arrived from Puerto Rico where George has been working. They are now residing happily in their new home at Crewe Rd. George expects to return to his work this week and his wife will follow in Oct.

“Departing for Miami on the June 16 were: His Honour the Administrator of the Cayman Islands who is on three months leave [and] Dr. R.E. McTaggart who is on a five-week tour of the United States. He will first visit Mobile, Alabama, then to Houston to see the Dodgers football team play the Houston team at the Astrodome, then back to Mobile, from thence to visit the Boddens etc. in New Jersey and Larchmont New York to visit his nephew, returning via Tampa, and home via Miami.

“Mr. Allen Bush, son of Mr. and Mrs. Berkley Bush returned on the June 12 for further training in Seattle, Washington where he will be stationed for some time before joining an aircraft carrier.

“Mr. Arthur Arch arrived on the June 18 where he has worked on the S.S. Universe Commander as second engineer for the past year. He is happy to be home again.

“Mr. Clifton Connolly Jr., left on the 16th to join one of the ships of National Bulk Carriers. This is Clifton’s first trip and we wish him success.”