50 years ago: Visitors come and go

In the April 26, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from George Town included:

“Miss Norma Jackson of Seagas Travel Services of Kingston who arrived on the island on the 15th was the weekend guest of Mr. and Mrs. Ainsley Bodden. She looks as charming as ever and was happy to see all her friends again.

“Mr. Henry Bodden of Port Arthur, Texas, spent a fortnight in the island and was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Will Bodden of Crewe Road. He is the eldest brother of Messrs. Will and Dalkeith Bodden. It was good having him in Cayman once again, having been away for 12 years. He has enjoyed touring the island and visiting relatives and his many friends. Mr. Bodden has a wife and three sons, the eldest is married and has a baby son. Mr. Bodden is pleased with the development of the island and it is hoped that he will return again in the near future and bring his family with him on his next visit.

“Mrs. Oliver Brinell (Carrie) returned home to Texas on the 18th after spending several weeks with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gressman and sister Mary. Mrs. Brinell is a very fine person and an active member in the PTA and other church activities where she lives. Before her marriage, she was Cub-master of the George Town Wolf Cub Pack where she was beloved.

“Among the arrivals from Kingston on the 19th were Mr. John Elliott, Mr. Calvin Hunter of British & American Insurance Co., of Kingston, and with him was Mr. Lennie Hugh, who has come to join their staff in Cayman.

“Mrs. Bennie Ross is back home again after spending some time with her daughter Ruby and family in Miami.

“The departures northbound on the 19th were Mrs. Rayal Bodden who is visiting her relatives in Miami. Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Watler to Port Arthur, Texas, after spending several weeks at Crewe Road with Shirley’s sister Miss Effie Watler. Mr. Watler is now retired from sea and was home on a business trip. It is hoped that they will return again soon.

Mr. Ellery Merren who is on a visit to her sister Mrs. Leslie Thompson of Port Arthur, Texas. Mrs. Gerry Payne, General and Mrs. H. Letson after an enjoyable stay in their lovely home at South Sound. Mr. A.E. Dowsey, Mrs. James Bodden and daughter Kathie who were on a few days visit with relatives in Miami, Mrs. Jolyne to reside in Brooklyn, N.Y., having obtained a U.S. visa.”

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