Up close with: Ruth Bodden

| 17/05/2019
Cayman News Service

Ruth Bodden by her Caymanite stall at the Craft Market

(CNS Local Life): Ruth Bodden is a proud ninth-generation Caymanian whose family tree reads like a history book of the islands. A fixture at the Cayman Craft Market, where she sells handmade Caymanite jewellery and souvenirs, she will gladly recount tales of her ancestors, who were among the first settlers here, to the tourists who stop by her stall. Her father was a seaman, whose work took his family to the US when Bodden was about 11 years old. While the transition was difficult for such a young girl, she says that looking back, “it was the greatest thing that happened”, with her dad travelling all over the States with the family.

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