50 years ago: Poor attendance at men’s meeting

In the Oct. 5, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote:

“The monthly men’s meeting was held here on last Sunday. The attendance was poor but all the districts were represented. The meeting itself was quite good and will doubtless prove a blessing to all who were present.

“The singing, with Mrs. Theoline McCoy at the organ, was superb. Of special mention was the now familiar sound of R.S. Crawford as he sang a solo with his usual gusto.

“The speaker was the Rev. Carl Holm.

“On the 1st, the Church of God Chapel was the scene of an impressive wedding ceremony as the Rev. Compton Williams took as his bride the former Esther Watson of Guyana. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. C. Holm of the Church of God.

“The bride was given in marriage by the Rev. John Lord. Best man at the wedding was Mr. Jimmie Bryant and the Maid of Honour was Miss Galsy Bodden.

“On the Wednesday preceding the wedding, a shower was held for Esther, who received many gifts.”

In the October 12, 1966 edition, Mr. Bodden wrote:

“The week’s social event was a dance on Friday night at the Town Hall. This function sponsored by the Youth Club was well attended by the young folks.

“A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lyngard Kelly of Bodden Town on September 24th at the George Town hospital. This is their third child and son.”