50 years ago: Emmie Bush visits from Bonacco

West bayIn the July 20, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

“Mrs. Emmie Bush (nee Powell) arrived on the 11th on the Motor Vessel Day Dream from Bonacco [Guanaja] where she has lived for many years. She will remain here for about two weeks, then go on to Miami to visit her son Kenneth and his family.

“Mr. Hussey Rivers left on the 16th for his home in New York, after spending two weeks with relatives here.

“Rev. C.C. Carlman and daughters Judy and Peggy arrived on the 14th to visit relatives and friends. Arriving on the same plane were Mr. George Hydes and little son Gary, whom he took to the doctor in Miami for a throat condition, which is very much better.

“Mr. Elnathan Bothwell left for Jamaica on Thursday, where he obtained his seaman’s visa, and returned on Saturday the 16th.

“The Church of God bible school was closed on the 16th. The children responded very encouragingly and enjoyed it immensely. We in West Bay are grateful to the teachers for their kind thoughts toward the children in their holidays. There were 108 children on the roll. The Pilgrim Holiness Church will be starting a bible school on the 25th. We hope they will have a good response as the biblical admonition is “Remember the Creator in the days of thy Youth.”

“Mrs. Joseph Welds returned on the 17th from Jamaica after having surgery. Arriving on the same plane, having received medical attention, was Mrs. Ramon Welds.

“Mr. McLure Bothwell returned on the 17th to his job with the Sabean Co. after ten days of vacation home.

“Mrs. Dorothy Snape left the island on the 17th to visit her children in Jamaica.”