50 years ago: Scott family welcomes daughter Letsie Ann

West-bay-50-years-finalIn the July 13, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

“Miss Debra Ebanks, daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Graham Ebanks left on the 10th to spend her school holidays in Tampa with relatives. She is accompanied by her uncle Mr. Rayburn Farrington who was home on a short vacation.

“Mrs. Dell Ebanks of Northwest Point and her sister Christine arrived on the 7th from Tampa where Dell has legal admission and works. Mr. Karl Powell arrived the same day.

“Mr. Eddington Ebanks is home on 3 weeks’ vacation. He worked in Mississippi for Gollot Storage and Transfer Co. He will join the U.S. Army on his return.

“A shower was held at the home of Mrs. Anyse Myers in Jacksonville, Florida on the 4th for Miss Barbara Ann Ebanks who plans to be married to Mr. John Lee D’Amico. The wedding date will be announced later. Mr. D’Amico is serving in the U.S. Navy and is due for honourable discharge after serving four years of active duty.

“Their third daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Garland Ebanks in Brooklyn, New York on the 1st. Paulette Elizabeth.

“Mrs. and Mrs. Garland Scott are the happy parents of a daughter Letsie Ann born on the 9th weighing 7 1/2 pounds.

“Mrs. Una McCarthy left on Saturday for a twelve day trip to Miami where she will meet her husband when he calls there on the S.S. Florida.

“Mr. Lenord Weyand arrived on the 7th from New York where he went to visit his relatives and have his annual check-up.

“After a very enjoyable holiday visiting with her cousins, Mr. Arthur Ebanks and family, Miss Joan Ebanks, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Ebanks, left for her home in Birmingham, Alabama on the 10th. Her father is originally from West Bay.

“Miss Lona Kay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Banks, arrived on the 7th on a holiday visit to her relatives. She was accompanied by Mrs. Ruth Yates who has been away for a long time. They both live in Miami. Miss Kay’s sister Sherilyn returned to Miami the same day, after spending an enjoyable holiday.”