50 years ago: Spring visitors and returning residents welcomed

In the March 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Floris McCoy wrote:

“Miss Edith Webster returned home on the 12th. She spent one year in New York with her mother and other relatives. Edith is a very active person in church and other activities. Everyone missed her while she was away and we are all happy to have her back.

“Spending one week in Jamaica are the Rev. Lewin Williams, Minister of the United Church, and Miss Pearl Carter an active member. They attended the annual Synod.

“Mr. Charles Borden, after spending a few weeks here in his hometown returned to New York. Mr. Borden enjoyed himself while here in many ways such as celebrating his birthday. He was pleased with many of the improvements and hopes to return in the near future.

“Mr. Samuel Clark Keeler, tax assessor, from Wilton, Connecticut, USA, has been staying at the home of Mr. Edward Oliver in this town. This is Mr. Keeler’s second visit. He loves the island and looks forward to returning. It was a pleasure having Mr. Keeler live in Bodden Town.

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“Miss Carolyn Hislop left this week to spend her Easter vacation in Freeport, Bahamas. She is visiting with her sister and her family.

“Home from Jamaica after two weeks vacation is Miss Marilee Moore.

“Miss Trivilene Moore, daughter of Mrs. Wilford Moore, was recently married in the U.S. to Mr. Ray Smith. She wore a beige overall dress with silver accessories. Her attendant was Miss Cynthia West, Maid of Honour and Mr. C. Powery was Best Man.

“Visiting her relatives her is Miss Althea Watler from Bonacca, Spanish Honduras, she will be leaving for home this week.

“Mr. Haldane Bodden left for Jamaica. He will spend a few days there.

“We would like to express our thanks and appreciation to the Chief of Police and his staff for the good job being done for the safety of all Caymanians by the erection of appropriate road signs. Although these measures have been taken, people in the Pease Bay area have been complaining about careless driving still going on in that area.

“As a person on the road every day, I am watching these big yellow trucks. Could they be checked? Let’s not wait until a serious accident occurs.

“The Bodden Town Youth Club met last Thursday night at the Town Hall. It was good to have many young people out and we urge those who are at home these nights to attend.

“This is good wholesome fun and fellowship provided for you under the leadership of Mrs. Donald Armstrong and other capable adults who are willing to spare some time to work with youth.

“Music, folk dancing, songs and games are provided. Come out tonight. Vice President Jay Jackson and her committee have some plans for the week. Plans are also made to entertain the community on March 28.”

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