50 years ago: Christmas visitors start arriving

In the Dec. 7, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:

“Arrivals in the district during the past week: Mr. Franklin Ebanks from the Motor Vessel Chemical Trader, to spend his vacation with his mother and other relatives; Mr. and Mrs. Rhysworth Whittaker from Jamaica; Mrs. Delores Whittaker from Jamaica; and Mr.

Eastman Miller from National Bulk Carriers to spend his vacation with his family.
“Arriving on Thursday also were the children of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Chisholm, Mrs. James Watler (Florence), Mrs. Keith Jackson (Marjorie). Marjorie was accompanied by her husband and two children. They are all happy to be home for a few weeks, and we wish for them all a very enjoyable holiday.

“A congregational meeting was held in the United Church on the 2nd to make plans for the annual garden party, which will be held on the 27th. A cordial invitation is extended to all.

“Arriving on the 4th also was Mr. Lloyd Ebanks to spend his vacation with his mother and other relatives.

“We were happy to say ‘Welcome back’ to our friend Ralph Coatsworth last week. After spending three months in Canada he went on a tour, visiting London, France, Monaco, Italy and Malta where his mother lives with a younger sister at the present time. He had not seen his mother for ten years and thus it was a happy family reunion.

“He then returned to Canada for six weeks before coming back to Cayman. It was 15 degrees in Ottawa when he left!

“Accompanying Ralph throughout his travels was Errol Thompson of Grand Cayman. Errol went to the Aeronautical College in England where he gained his pilot’s licence. He has now obtained his Canadian papers and is resident there.”
In the same issue, East End news included:

“We wish to congratulate Mrs. Linda Christian of East End who has recently received her Diploma in Practical Nursing from the American Institute of Practical Nursing. We wish for Mrs. Christian every success in her career.”

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