2007 Caudle Family Reunion
October 19-20, 2007
The 2007 reunion was a success with 75
came from Alaska, California, Idaho,
and New Mexico.
This was the 10th anniversary of our first meeting in
Unfortunately, our cousin Mae Tanner who has been the force driving the
cemetery restoration and historical marker status could not attend. She
bypass heart surgery on Oct 18, the day she was to leave for Dublin.
Barb and I had the good fortune of chatting with Mrs. Brannon, the
owner of the
land the cemetery is on. On Friday 19th Oct morning, Barb and I went
out to the
Caudle cemetery to check out the roads. Just as we were leaving thru
gate in from FM284, Ms. Brannon and her daughter were entering. Barb
and I got
out and chatted with her. She was in high spirits considering the fact
had recently learned she had brain cancer. She said she felt lucky
far after having lung cancer. After chatting, we thanked her for all
cooperation with our project, wished her success in her treatment, and
our way. (By the way, we got lost coming and going, but survived the
trip to the
cemetery. Hint: on your way from Dublin, don't miss the right turn just
after going across the RR tracks.)
On Saturday the 20th, I got a
call at 8:29am from Barbara Munger to
open the center. I was planning to get there by 8:45am but lots of
already there, so, I hurried over (a whole
blocks;-) and found the East Texas Caudles setting up their BBQ wagon
After a good bit of time for visiting Saturday morning, a procession to
formed for the dedication of the John Wesley marker. As always happens,
get separated from the lead, so about half got lost. I've decided it's
get lost there if you don't live there. After that ceremony, many of
went to the Caudle cemetery.
The BBQ luncheon was
served after the group got back from the Caudle cemetery. After
lunch, a short business meeting was held.
Dan Caudle was nominated and elected to
serve as president,
Rhonda Caudle as vice-president, and Jean Tanner Munoz as the
secretary/treasurer. These offices are for two years.
Recently retired, Dan has had an interest in
over the years. While he still is active in his profession and hobbies,
make a fine president for the group.
Rhonda Caudle has been attending the reunion
since 1997 with
her father Luther and uncles Len and Frank and families from the
families have provided the group with two fine luncheons, and have
their considerable talents in that area to the group.
Jean Tanner Munoz is daughter of Mae Tanner
and has been
active in helping Mae with her genealogy research. Jean and Mae, with
Bruce Cunningham are responsible for getting the group started in 1997.
In all, the reunion was a very
Bruce Cunningham did a great job arranging the Pecan ceremony. My best
was of Bruce's daughters. They had new boots on. I thought Bruce gave
talks at the ceremony at Pecan about John Wesley and later about
fathers and mothers. He earned his position with those talks, I think.
Barbara Munger took lots of mug shot pictures of attendees. Both
and Bruce have provided a lot of help during the past years.