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Mr. Watler had eight children and one step-child. He had to work hard at many jobs to keep food on the table. As a young man, he sailed between Cuba, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands on a banana boat.
In any small community, be it West Bay, North Side, East End or the Brac, a favorite pastime (especially during campaign season) is gossip, known in Cayman as “marl road news.”
Sarah Verona Watler, known to her family as Aunt Rona, was married to Joseph Cranswick Watson. She used to manage the first gas station in East End, which was jointly owned by her nephew Bertram Conolly and Allen Mclaughlin.
In the late ‘60s up until the ‘70s, the Mashyiannes Band was without question one of the hottest bands around. Their lead guitarist was McArthur Manderson of West Bay.
People from around the globe made visits to Cayman just to experience snorkeling, fishing and a beach cookout with Captain Marvin and his crew on trips, which used to last all day.
David Whittaker of North Side spent many years at sea traveling the globe.
The salt-crusted wrinkles that cut deep into the features of Clemens Dilbert were the signs of decades of sailing the seven seas.
Sylvia Christian was a seamstress, thatch maker and one heck of a good singer on the island of Cayman Brac.
Capt. Keith P. Tibbetts Sr. was appointed in 1947 to the Assembly of Justices and Vestry, which later became the Legislative Assembly.