John Moore moved to California over 25 years ago and came back to visit once in 1994. He lost touch with the entire family until June when he wrote a letter to the editor for publication in The Newberry Observer. Some of the family members saw letter and got in contact with Moore. On July 27, they had a family reunion after 20 long years. He was also able to visit his mother’s side of the family — the Tuckers — in Laurens later that afternoon.