A reunion of members of the Guidry, Guedry, Gaidry, Geddry, Jeddry, Labine and LaBean family was held in Cut Off, Louisiana on Saturday.
Following a French Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Marty Guidry welcomed his cousins from Louisiana, Texas and several other states to the Cut Off Youth Center. Listen: MP3 RealPlayer
Ron ‘Black’ Guidry and his guitar entertained with Cajun Culture on the Bayou.
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Marty Guidry reviewed the history of one of the group’s ancestors, “An Exile of Hopes and Heartbreaking Tragedies Through the Eyes of Pierre Guédry”. Listen: MP3 RealPlayer
“I want to give to give a little talk today about one of our Acadian ancestors, one of the grandsons of the original Guédrys, Claude Guédry and Marguerite Petipas,” Marty said. “It symbolizes what most of our ancestors went through from 1755 until about 1800.”
After a Cajun lunch, Jules ‘Nonc’ Guidry, Mary Lou Guidry and Lachez-Lez Cajun Music Band entertained with some classic Cajun music. Listen: MP3 RealPlayer
The Guédry Rock, which was transported from Merliguèche in Nova Scotia, the home of Claude Guédry and Marguerite Petipas was on display at the reunion.
The reunion in Cut Off was part of Grand Réveil Acadien 2011, which attracted Cajuns and Acadians to South Louisiana for several activities that are continuing this week. For more information on the Grand Réveil Acadien 2011 and a schedule of activities, visit http://www.gra2011.org.