Etherline Puckerin (nee
Haynes) was born in Welch Village, St John and educated at St. John Girls’

At the end of her
schooling, Etherline was offered a pupil teaching position at her alma mater, a
position she politely declined.

Instead, she played the
piano and did embroidery.  Later in life,
Ms. Puckerin sold fishcakes, sweetbread, and pudding and souse.

In fact, one of her
clients was Barbados’ late Prime Minister, The Right Excellent Errol Walton
Barrow, whose Saturday was not complete without his bowl of the popular
delicacy.  It is understood that the late
Prime Minister shared his pudding with Lady Springer, wife of his cousin, the
late Sir Hugh Springer, former Governor General of Barbados wife.

Ms. Puckerin was a devout
worshipper at St. John’s Anglican Church.