Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mothers Day

The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. She then began a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States. Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s. Jarvis' holiday was adopted by other countries and it is now celebrated all over the world. In this tradition, each person offers a gift, card, or remembrance toward their mothers, grandmothers, and/ or maternal figure on mother's day.
Various observances honoring mothers existed in America during the 1870s and the 1880s, but these never had resonance beyond the local level.[6] Jarvis never mentioned Julia Ward Howe's attempts in the 1870s to establish a "Mother's Day for Peace", nor any connection to the Protestant school celebrations that included "Children's Day" amongst others. Neither did she mention the traditional festival of Mothering Sunday, but always said that the creation was hers alone. Thanks Wiki.

Island Wide Garage Sale
Sat., May 18th, 2013

Mark your calendars!  Clean out your closets!  It’s time once again to get ready for the CLS Annual Island Wide Garage Sale.  This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, May 18th, with a rain date of Saturday, May 25th.  The Civic Club will be selling food and drinks in the City Hall Parking Lot, and also on the North side of the Island. 

As usual, all the proceeds from this great community event will go to the Civic Club.  Volunteers are needed to hand out maps, and cook and sell refreshments.

If you are interested in helping out please contact:
Diana & Bryan Hoerner

On elections and stuff. No surprises there. I did find it odd that none of the three losers were even present when George read the results. Imagine that. Vern was elected to what I believe is an unprecedented 4th consecutive term. Congrats Mr. Mayor. When he was asked how he felt about being at the helm facing the the largest lawsuit the city has ever had he expressed little concern. It seems his opposition is aware of a pending lawsuit being brought by a former officer. She shall remain nameless. Ever the drama.
Vern 174
Anthony 45. really
Congrats to newbie Jan and returning Al
Jan 180
Al 170
Travis 52
and the mystery woman on Narcissus 22

If you can, go hug your momma.


SPorter said...

Hey Suzanne H.: I went back at 4 pm and got my membership, so again .... thanx to the volunteers that made it happen. You all make this a wonderful place to live.

Congrats to Vern, Jan

SPorter said...

Computers are not here to stay ....

I meant to Congrats to Vern, Jan, and Al ....