from President Dwight "Clint" Moore
Dear Moore Cousins,
Fall colors should be a blazing with our hearts a glowing
this October in the hills of
so you need to join us in Mooresburg for our Annual Moore Reunion on Saturday
What better way to rejoice in joy and our heritage during
such challenging times, than in the hearts and minds of your
The country and our ancestors faced tougher times
before. I don't know about you, but my 2009 has been filled with adversity from
the day it started, but as Rodey & Liz knew, it's all in God's hands and our
faith will carry us through any tumultuous time. So, come to Mooresburg next
month, and let's have a celebration of our family to enjoy and remember, and
forget about things less enjoyable than family.
As I write this at the first of September, we're less than
60 days away from the
Reunion, and our Mooresburg "hostess with the
mostest" Priscilla Rogers, is already organizing another memorable schedule of
activities, along with her always scrumptious cuisine.
This year, all the Hugh Moore descendants should join us in Mooresburg, because
this will be the year that we place a brand new granite gravestone next to his
original weathering gravestone, and thus better assure the preservation of his
gravesite. This will be our fourth granite gravestone erected by our Association
in the Dickson-Moore
Cemetery. Hugh's new stone
will join our modern granite stones there for matriarch Elizabeth Gallahue
Moore, and her son John Moore and daughter Elizabeth Moore Yoe. What a great
accomplishment for us all, and a testament to our Family's dedication and
commitment to preserve this important heritage, and protect the gravesites of
Reunion morning, we'll start out the fun-filled day
by meeting at Priscilla's "The Home Place" Bed & Breakfast.
There we'll take in the wonderful smells of the Tennessee hills with the morning
dew, nibble and sip on some coffee, juice, and pastries, and then right over to
the Dickson-Moore Cemetery for the dedication ceremony of the new Hugh Moore
Then we'll car caravan to the Williams
Cemetery to ride to
the top of cemetery hill with its beautiful vista, and pay our respects to Sally
Back to The Home Place we will go for a delicious
lunch and a special presentation by
County historian Rodney Ferrell. Rodney just published an article
on Mooresburg, and has some interesting information on
and John Creed Moore.
Rodney will then join us on our trek up to the Cleon
Moore gravesite and cemetery, another beautiful vista on the bluffs over
and then its back to Priscilla's for relaxation and sharing our stories of
family history. Dinner and our awards ceremony will soon follow, and yet another
memorable reunion will come to a close, as the cool breeze refreshes our bodies
and spirits, and we head off into the night, with bellies full, family ties
strengthened, and yet another wonderful family reunion etched forever in our
Before you hook up your "wagon" and hit the road for
don't forget to check out our website - www.RodehamMoore.com. All our Moore
Family shirts, caps, cups, and cookbooks are available there (and at the Reunion), as well as our family photo album of reunions,
cemeteries, gravestones, and award winners! Louise
Murphy will have some of these for sale at the Reunion
too. If you need to buy a copy of our giant Rodey book, containing all of our
historic family tree work, please let us know. The website also
contains great new links to project, along with photos of every new gravestone the
Association has established, as part of our gravestone/graveyard project. You'll
find our Reunion News and fascinating historical Moore family articles archived
there, as well as our bylaws, meeting minutes, my past newsletter columns, and
our pre-1900 Family Tree. It's a "one stop" shop for our Rodey Family!
Let me also humbly request that you be sure and send in your $25 check for your
annual Association dues. Your valuable dues make our cemetery projects like
Hugh's new stone, and this newsletter possible! Please help us keep the
cemeteries cared for, and the association in touch with all our family members.
We've even provided a return address envelope for your convenience. Please honor
us with your dues check today.
Lastly, if you arrive for the reunion and get settled
before Friday evening, Priscilla has offered to host us with refreshments from
6-9pm Friday night, so be sure and stop by The Home Place, if you're not too
tired from your travels. She'd love to
see you early.
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see you early.
So don't miss out on this wonderful family time together.
Come and inhale the majestic beauty and woodsy perfume of Mooresburg in the
fall, and watch the glistening silver dew brighten the natural world around us,
as we revel in our family and the history that we all love to hear..
See you there!