I've been an official Gleinser for a little over three years now, and I just LOVE it. This is such an amazingly warm, loving and fun family. Daryl, Mia and I drove from our weekend fishing get-a-way in Port O'Connor to Victoria with Pawpaw and Nana (Daryl's parents/my in-laws/Mia's grandparents) for the Annual Gleinser Family Reunion. This was the very first family reunion I've ever been to. I've only seen them in movies. We had a BLAST...especially Mia...yes, cake was involved.
oh, here's a shot of the cake decorated with a photo of the very FIRST family reunion in 1912 or somethingMeet Bessie, the oldest and most beautiful Gleinser. She turned 101 this past February Here's Bessie when she was a little younger
Mia was the youngest Gleinser from Goliad (2 bros came from Austria...one settled in Victoria and the other in Goliad...hence the Victoria Gleinsers and the Goliad Gliensers) Here she is accepting her award :) She was so eager to open up her shiny new silver dollar!!!
This is Maddy, the youngest Victoria Gleinser
here's that cake again Paul decided to eat AJ (top left in the picture) Paul sure was a character..I'm in love with him who wouldn't fall in love pocket knife wielding, suspender wearing man?...he IS a Gleinser everyone had a great time catchin up over dominoes and cards.... Charming Uncle Leo and Beautiful Aunt Mary in the background I think these are the Victoria Gleinsers...they're a little confused...LOVE this shot
door prizes and auction items were donated by family members
This item makes me smilea gorgeous quilt with shots of the, um Victoria Gleinsers...it went for over $200 I bid on a set of three pumpkins...got 'em for $12 Tom/Pawpaw bid and won a decorative pipe cover....Mia was enchanted :) Here we are....the Goliad Gleinsers
(I'm fourth from the left...Daryl is behind me to the left and he's holding our Mia. To my right, in the white is Nana and the tall gentleman behind her is Pawpaw)