Lee and Lettie Reed saw their first square dance exhibition at a basketball game while attending the University of Texas at Austin in the late 1940s. After moving to Houston, they took square dance lessons in the 1950s. They held elective offices at club, association and state levels. Their two sons danced with teen clubs for several years. An adult square dance exhibition group, The Spirits, was organized and managed by the Reeds in 1975. The group remained active for 35 years.
Lee founded his own successful business and Lettie worked for different companies during these years, retiring from NASA Johnson Space Center with 32 years of service as Technical Editor and Publications Officer. She continues to work part time in her sons' company. She is active in the Methodist Chancel Choir.
Lee and Lettie Reed were elected and served as General Chairman of the 36th National Square Dance Convention, held in Houston, Texas in 1987 with 20,064 dancers in attendance. As members of the National Executive Committee (NEC), they were advisors for many phases of the National Conventions, including Program Book, Exhibitions and Ceremonies, NEC Manual and Final Report. They also served as officers of the National Executive Committee (NEC). Following the death of Lee in 1991, Lettie remained on the NEC and presently serves as Final Report and Bid Session co-advisor, as well as Historian. When appointed Historian, she edited a history entitled "Memories of National Square Dance Conventions" for the years 1952 through 2010. Information about this history is available from any NEC member.