50 years ago: Shoppers head to Miami for wedding supplies

George-Town-50-years-finalIn the July 13, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, George Town correspondent Frances Bodden wrote:

“Welcome to Lavonida Marrietta Conolly, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walsham Conolly, who was born at the George Town Hospital on June 29, weight 7 and a half pounds.

“Arrivals from Jamaica on the 7th were Mrs. Bernard St. Aubyn, Mr. Carl Rattray, Mr. Stack, Mr. John Elliott and Mr. Denley Stewart.

“Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Wight of Guyana arrived on the 7th from England for a two week visit with their son Mr. Derek Wight and family.

“This visit has been long anticipated and it is hoped that it will be most happy.

“Mr. and Mrs. Val Anderson are happy to have their two little girls, Annie Mae and Sharon, back home from school for their summer holidays. Also Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Thompson of South Sound, whose only son Alfred has arrived home for his summer holidays.

“We are happy to have Mrs. Carolyn Thompson of Crewe Road back home again and looking so well.

“Mr. and Mrs. Minard Foster returned from Jamaica after a restful holiday with relatives.

“Mr. Neville Ebanks spent a few days home with his wife and returned to his job on the 9th.

“Mr. Attlee Bodden and his sister Maxine returned on the 7th from their exciting holiday trip to the United States.

“Mr. Robert DaCosta of Savannah arrived on the 9th.

“Messrs. Bill McTaggart, Rex Crighton and Lindberg Eden have all gone to Jamaica on business.

“Misses Iva Johnson and Effie Panton had a three day visit to Miami to buy the necessary accessories for Effie’s forthcoming wedding in August. They had a busy but profitable time.

“Mrs. Teppo Turen and her daughter Rita are on a week’s visit to Miami to buy Rita’s wedding things for her big day in August. We look forward to these August weddings.

“Mr. Gifford Anderson of Philadelphia who has been away in the U.S. for some 47 years arrived home, unexpectedly, on the 7th. He is certain to see many changes since that time. Mr. Anderson is a brother of Mrs. Louise Llewellyn and Mr. Harry Anderson.”