Everybody in Grand Cayman who is of my generation knows Sandy Gray. His father the Rev. John Gray was a Presbyterian missionary who came to Grand Cayaman in 1948. He and his family left an indellible mark on these islands, and both a school and a church were named in his honour. While several of the Gray family still live in Cayman, his second son Sandy has been a professor at Strathclyde University professor for some thirty years.
Last week I bumped into Sandy and his wife Sandra at Governor's Beach where they were celebrating their son Alex's engagement to Gillian. One thing led to another, I offered to do a vow renewal for the Grays, who have been married for 37 years, and they invited me to a pig-roast!
A family of Grays' and friends at Governor's Beach
Alex and Gillian got engaged in Grand Cayman
That was the beginning of a most enjoyable evening which took me back to all the fun our two families had when Sandy and I were growing up and our mother's were best friends.
The 'Bride' and 'Groom' with witneses Liz and Geoff Scholefield
Everybody really got into the swing of things, with nieces, nephews, children and grand children as well as assorted friends and well-wishers. The food, cooked by Marcel was out of this world!
I'm sure all their Cayman friends, and all their friends at home in Scotland, join me in wishing this couple many more years of happiness
A great time was had by all
Thanks to Josani Schneider for taking many of these pictures, except those at the beach which were shot by Mari Abe.