July Reunion Update

July 19 email

Debbie Gleaves
6206 SE 60th
Lawton, OK  73501
580-351-7895  cell
Time again for our monthly TB Gleaves Reunion update.  
This past month has been an exciting one as you cousins have kept me busy with the new emails of relatives interested in the reunion.  It is a priviledge to get to organize this get-together as I am able to meet many of you via emails and phone calls ahead of the reunion.  We really have a lot of neat relatives out there.  With this month's letter, I am sending a tenitive schedule that is subject to change but should for the most part be accurate.
Some have asked how the registration money will be used.  The conference room is $200 per day, then additional equipment such as overhead projectors and PA systems are extra.  We will be having door prizes and some decorations.  If we have enough people attend, we can even have beverages (coffee, tea, water) in the conference room.  The registration money does not include any of your meal, they will be at your own expense.  We are working to get a lunch catered (maybe hamburger) on Saturday at the Dempsey School, which we will collect for at registration.
Simon's Catch which is scheduled for dinner on Friday night will be a fun time to continue to get to know these long lost relatives.  Oklahoma is known for their catfish all-you-can-eat and Simon's keeps it coming for only $9.95.  Lee & I ate there two weeks ago and it was very good.  Personally catfish is not my thing but the steak I had was outstanding.  Check them out at http://local.yahoo.com/info-18501407-simon-s-catch-elk-city  This is an optional dining choice for the evening.
I am starting a feud between the families of TB Gleaves to see which family will have the most at the reunion.  That would be John, Jacob, Ella, Gracie, David, William J., Arthur Nealy, & Ananias (Andy).  So far I have had more email contact with David's family but more registrations from Arthur's family.  Let's start the friendly feud.  
Oh yes, fact or fiction:  TB Gleaves actually hung a man!  Our speaker, Robert Gleaves will let us know if this is true or not.  Don't miss it.
You may go to the Gleaves Family Web site (www.gleavesfamily.com) for hotel information and registration forms for this reunion.  I will also attach a registration form to this letter for convenience.
I'll be in touch again next month with all the latest news.

Blunt Gleaves Family Reunion

October 15 – 16, 2010

Elk City, Oklahoma


Registration Cost


$20 / person

over 18 years old

Clarion Hotel Conference room usage from 9 a.m. to noon, Fri 10/15


8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sat. 10/16;









Fri 10/15

8 – 9 a.m.

Clarion Hotel Conference room

Reunion check-in

9 – 12 noon

Clarion Hotel Conference room

Welcome by Debbie Gleaves

Who was Thomas Blunt Gleaves by Robert Gleaves

12 – 1:30


Lunch on your own

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Old Town Museum

Learn about life in old OK.

Cost: $5/person

Or Group of 8 or more  $3/person

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.


Dinner at your cost

7:00 – 10 p.m.

Clarion Hotel Atrium

Informal gathering

Sat 10/16

9 a.m.-9:30 noon

Brookside Cemetery

Grave site of TB & Nancy Gleaves

9:30 – 10:30 am

Tucker Farm

  Tour of TB Gleaves Homestead

10:30–11:30 am

Gleaves dug-out home site

Visit the site of the half dug-out home

12-1:30 pm

Dempsey Historical

One-room school


Cost to be determined

2:30 – 5:00 pm

Clarion Hotel

Conference Room

Who were the earlier ancestors of Thomas B. Gleaves by Robert Gleaves

5:00-7:00 pm


Dinner on your own

7:00-9:00 pm

Clarion Hotel Conference Room

Show & Tell

Share your Gleaves pictures and stories by all of you