50 years ago: Thanksgiving service and departures to sea

In the Nov. 30, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:

“The Annual Thanksgiving Service of the Women’s Guild was held on the 24th at 7:15 p.m. Rev. Lewin Williams was the guest speaker for the occasion. He gave a very inspiring talk on Thanksgiving.

“Departing from the district recently to take up work with National Bulk Carriers were Messrs. Walter Brown and Runford McLean.

“Mr. and Mrs. Rhysworth Whittaker went to Jamaica for medical aid.

“Those arriving recently were Mr. Oriel Smith for his vacation, Mr. Onley Ebanks who went to Miami for a short trip to register, Mr. Billy Miller from the Julius H. Barnes.

“Miss Zeta Rivers arrived from Jamaica where she has been for some time under Doctor’s care.

“Mrs. Gladys Falconer also arrived on the 27th from Jamaica for a short vacation with her husband, who resides here.”
In the same issue, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote:

“Fred Allan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Desmond McLaughlin, celebrated his 2nd birthday on Nov. 15 with a party. He received many lovely gifts from his young friends.

“Mr. Carlton Pearson left on the 24th for a short visit to Jamaica. “Mr. Robert Conolly returned on the 20th from Jamaica after a short business trip.

“Mr. Thomas Rankin returned from Jamaica on the 22nd. “Mr. Trevor Watler and Mr. Darren Green returned on the 24th to spend their vacation. They worked for National Bulk Carriers.

“Born to Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Watler on the 24th was the very precious gift of a son, their third child and second son. Mother and baby are doing fine.

“The United Church will hold its congregational meeting tomorrow, commencing at 7 p.m. Members and friends are asked to make a very special effort to attend.”

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