The reunions and gatherings listed on this page in chronological sequence, from the closest on. All information is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed.
Dear Family and Friends,
You are cordially invited to join us for another GORBY FAMILY REUNION.
We gather around the coffee pot for a fond Hello, these is a short Business meeting at 11:30am with a COVERED DISH BUFFET immediately after.
It has been suggested that each family bring the following items:
One Main Dish
Soft Drink of Your Choice
One Bag of Ice
to add to the buffet table.
Activities that are available at the park are:
An old fashioned Cake Walk and a Raffle are held also.
Our ancestors would be very pleased to know that we have kept this family tradition alive into this century! You can be very proud of the efforts that you and your family have made to keep this special event ongoing.
Thanks to cousins Graydon and Tery Gorby, many folks have found us on the web and have made contact with us. I have received many e-mail letters this past year from folks far and wide who have connections with this family. Hopefully we will have opportunity to meet them personally. Many have expressed their surprise at the efforts you go to in order to return home on a yearly basis to meet with your family.
As usual, I have found yet another poem that I hope you will enjoy...
Mama's mama, on a winter's day
Milked the cows, and fed them hay.
Slopped the hogs, saddled the mule,
And got the children off to school.
Did a washing, mopped the floors,
Washed the windows and did some chores.
Cooked a dish of home-dried fruit,
Pressed her husband's Sunday suit,
Swept the parlor, made a bed,
Baked a dozen loaves of bread.
Split some firewood, and lugged it in,
Enough to fill the kitchen bin.
Cleaned the lamps and put in oil,
Stewed some apples she thought might spoil,
Churned the butter, baked a cake,
Then exclaimed: "For mercy's sake,
The calves have got out of the pen!"
Went out and chased them in again.
Gathered the eggs and locked the stable,
Returned to the house and set the table,
Cooked a supper that was delicious,
And afterwards washed all the dishes.
Fed the cat, sprinkled the clothes,
Mended a basket full of hose.
The opened the organ and began to play:
"When you come to the end of a perfect day."
OUR ROOTS GO DEEP, OUR BRANCHES ARE WIDE, THE LOVE OF OUR FAMILY EXTENDS FOR
ALL TO ABIDE.
Our love to each of you, Hoping to see you at the GORBY REUNION.
Mrs Gay Gorby Blake, Rte 1, Box 303, New Cumberland, WV 26047, (304)
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