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

Saturday, December 13, 2014

What a Beautiful Day!

Miss me? It's been a week since the last post but it's been pretty quiet. Tried raking some leaves but that's like loading a wheel barrel full of bullfrogs. Moving on, With all the hoo-ha over the islander going digital a couple of months ago I thought I'd point out the link off to the right side there under Civic Club Page. But that brings up another question. Just a show of yea or nay's, have you read the Islander since it's gone on-line?

Is this going to be the best weather we've ever had for the Christmas Boat Lane Parade?

It's time for the annual Teddy bear round up. Here's a note from neighbor Diane.
My name is Diane Johnson. The last two Christmas seasons I have collected stuffed animals for Harbor View nursing home in League City. We have received 76 animals to date. They have about 160 patients.Last year we had one for almost every resident, so I am shooting for about 84 more. I deliver them on Christmas morning with my daughter and a friend. The residents seem to like this tradition. I live at 226 Narcissus and there will be a black box near our front door. They just need to be new or gently loved stuffed animals. If you can help, please feel free to place donations in the box. Thanks in advance for your help!


Just got this from East Shore,
Free to good home: Stock golf cart tires/wheels with club car hub caps. out by the curb 217 E. Shore 

And here's the latest Santa update from neighbor Mark.
Your very own fire department is pleased to announce we will be hosting a very distinguished quest from up north again this year.  That is right Thursday, December 18th we will be escorting Santa around town.

Our information is posted at

The time and route may vary due to road construction.  Also this year to make sure we can get to everyone at a reasonable time for a school night we will be traveling through Clear Lake Shores as usual but only making a single stop at the club house.  We hope to see you there!

Get out there and enjoy this beautiful day!


Anonymous said...

I have not read it since it has been online. No particular reason, just kind of out of sight out of mind. I would love to see it come back in print. I miss it. I know, I know I should volunteer to do it. Sorry its not my thing but I hope someone will do it before we forget it ever existed.

Doris Sanders said...

I don't read it as thoroughly since it's been online, and don't go back to it like I would if it were in front of me on the coffee table.

And welcome back, Allen -- missed you.

Anonymous said...

First of all, we too, welcome Allan back! Secondly, I'm with Anonymous #1...out of sight, out of mind. Perhaps it is simply a new habit I must develop, along with regular exercise and my other numerous New Year's Resolutions.

Just the other day I was having a cold cerveza with my neighbor and the topic came up about life on our quiet island. We have said it before that life on our little island far surpasses places other folks call home. Sure, we have our share of fruits, nuts, & flakes, but I dare say every family tree has the same. Keep the pruning shears handy, though.

Anonymous said...

I have not read it since it went online. I would also love to see it come back in print.

Anonymous said...

Way too many folks left the Islander on the driveway and street- like roadkill! Run over and flat. Took lots of volunteer time to deliver. If you can read this blog, you can connect with the e-Islander. It is a fine product. Tree huggers will note it saves trees and doesn't end up in the landfill!

fathom said...

Hey AB,
I miss the hard copy for ease of use and handy reference. That being said, I keep most of my leisure books and reference material digitally, but I still buy magazines for quick reading and portability. For me the Islander fell in that category.

But to answer the question... I still search it out when reminded that there is a new issue availible.

The anon above has a good point, it would be nice if we could identify the hard copy users from those that let it go to road kill.

As always thanks and keep up the good work.

Jimmy Mann

Anonymous said...

If people who want a hard copy had to pay a nominal fee and offer a no fee subscription for any hardship cases?