From our neighbors to you…
Dear Fellow Islanders
Well, it has been a little over a week and we are still in shock. We still have to pinch one another to make sure it is not a dream. On Sunday September 11, 2011 we were given a memory that will last the rest of our lives. SO MANY of the “Islanders” came out to support us during this fantastic event. There were also friends from every stage in our life and family. Never have we witnessed such generosity, such care for others, such support to help you go on. Our Family has been quietly struggling for a long time. Between losing a job, medical issues, accidents and so much more, we didn’t know how to go on. Some very incredible people (and friends) got together to tell our story. We never wanted it to go public. After all, everyone has problems…..and these were ours.
To our amazement so many people came out to help. Many we knew, many we didn’t know and some we had lost touch with over the years. Through the generous efforts of you, our friends and neighbors, we have been able to fend off the immediate threats on our home, utilities and much needed medications. Ed is still looking towards another hand surgery in the next couple of weeks. His thumb is not stabilizing how the doctor would like. Paula began a new biologic IV medication to help with her Rheumatoid Arthritis. This is the last available drug she has not tried. It is new on the market. These have been un-affordable for quite a while. Everyone still keep your fingers crossed for a while.
We can never fully express what this has done for us. God Bless you one and all. We thank you for helping lighten our burden for a while. Most importantly, OUR belief in Human Nature and the strength and love that can come from a community makes Clear Lake Shores “Our Own Little Piece of Paradise.”
The Bresemans – Ed, Paula, Emily and Maisey
No more drive-by turd slingin’ and time wasting. Life is too short. Anon is dead. Long live Anon. I don’t know what that means either.
National Night Out- Coming right up on October 4th. How about a show of hands out there. Want to do a fixed outing at the Pavillion or stay with the travelling weenie roast like in the past? We need some feedback here.
Neighbors turned cruisers Landwers are in pahse two of their voyage you can drop in for a visit by clicking http://www.squivot.com
Tribes – Finale – again
OK, I will sum up and shut up. CLS has had tribes for a long time. They have been enduring and have stable community of interest. The Caves want low taxes and to keep CLS as it is, the Sundowners want to party and have golf carts, pool, etc. The Romeos have traditionally wanted to improve the City. There are lots of fringe tribes. The 20 year war has been mostly Cave against all and Cave against Romeo. The elitist wing of the Romeos have lost power of late because many have given up and moved away. Our hope is strengthening of other tribes. The best candidate is the Sundowners, but others could come forward. The Caves or old people have been organized and treat CLS elections seriously. They prepare, organize, get out the vote and subsume one issue candidates to further their agenda. I call for CLS to organize by tribe, get organized, and balance the Council every election. Do not let one issue, “throw the bums out,” or one agenda prevail simply because it is better organized. Balance the Council and Mayor at all times is the message. And realize you are electing people to use their own judgment to represent you. Thanks for listening.