50 years ago: Northeaster brings welcome break from heat

Northside-50-years-finalIn the Nov. 2, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:

“On Sunday we had our first North Easter for the season. This was also accompanied by heavy showers of rain. The change in the weather is very much welcomed, as it has been extremely hot for the past few months.

“Divine Worship was conducted at the United Church by Rev. John Lord on Sunday 30th. Owing to the rain, the attendance was poor. Nevertheless, a very inspiring service was carried through. Taking as his text, Luke 6:29 Mr. Lord preached a very challenging sermon.

“The Halloween Dinner sponsored by the Christian Endeavour society on the 28th was quite a success. Endeavourers from Bodden Town and South Sound were present and a few friends from George Town. Mrs. Parker of Rum Point and Mrs. Brenton of Cayman Kai with their little boys, honoured us with their presence.

“Not much interest was displayed in the dress costume, therefore judges Mrs. Olive Miller and Mrs. Sybil McLaughlin had no trouble in deciding the winner of the prize. Little Olson Parker, who was dressed like a pirate, took the prize for the most original costume. The prize was donated and presented by Mrs. J. William. The proceeds from the dinner were quite rewarding, and will go towards a new church building.

“Mr. and Mrs. David Ebanks arrived from Miami for medical aid, and her husband accompanied her home for a short vacation. He will return on Nov. 3 to join his ship in Miami.”

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