November, 2013 Newsletter


Howdy Gleaves Cousins,

The date for our 2014 Gleaves Family Reunion is official.  It will be October 8 - 11. 2014 in Grapevine, Texas.  After making a couple of trips down to work with Kim Gleaves Marin (Vice-President), we have fallen in love with Grapevine.  In spite of being engulfed by Dallas and its suburbs, it has managed to maintain its quiet small town ambience.

We have contracted with Comfort Inn of Grapevine (301 Capitol Street) for our stay.  Lee and I have stayed there both times and found it very comfortable and inviting.  It just went through major room renovations about a year ago and it feels like new.  You may start reserving your rooms at a discounted rate of $89.00 at 817-329-9300.  But please ask for Melissa McCoy, Director of Sales, so she can see that you get the proper Gleaves Family discount.  They have shuttle service and will pick you up at the airport then shuttle you around within a 5 mile radius.  This 5 miles includes the Betsy Mitchell house where our meetings will be held.

The Betsy Mitchell house, where our meetings will be held, is surrounded by the most beautiful gardens.  Kim has picked out the perfect spot for our reunion picture.

On Saturday the 11th, we will take the Grapevine Vintage train to the Ft. Worth Stockyards to see the Longhorn cattle drive through the streets, then be back in time for our farewell dinner.

We have started a Facebook page for Gleaves Family 2014 Reunion.  You can go to and like the page to keep up with the latest news.

A gentle reminder that it is again time to contribute to the Gleaves Fund.  For our past contributors we are grateful for your financial help to keep our Gleaves Family Association functioning and giving us the means to grow our web site, plan upcoming reunions and making security deposits, and reaching out to more Gleaves cousins.   Please send your check to Gleaves Family Association, c/o Paula Poll, 421 Howland Canal, Venice, CA 90291.  Any amount is appreciated from $10 - $100 or more.  We thank you in advance for your generosity.

We are so excited about getting to see everyone in just about 11 months from now.

Lee & Debbie Gleaves