WHAT'S YOUR PICK THIS WEEKEND?
As a mom, I sometimes feel like I’m not teaching my kids enough. I have a memory of my mom freaking out about my lack of geography knowledge on our drive up to college (and of her quizzing me the whole way!) and wonder what I’ll find out that my kids don’t know on my drive up to college with them. I frankly don’t care much about keeping up with the “Mommy Wars” or the Joneses but I do feel that tiny twinge of “not enough-ness” so I really enjoyed this essay about what really matters when teaching our kids about life – enjoy! Recently I found this excellent org, Every Mother Counts, which has the mission of decreasing maternal mortality globally. If this is an issue that concerns you, make a difference with them.
Speaking of activism, myself and many preservation friends got all stirred up yesterday over the vintage letters that spelled “Alabama” being removed from the historic Alabama Theatre’s sign. We are vigilant about that property and the River Oaks Theatre site so were concerned. It’s a city-designated landmark, but it’s not protected from the bulldozer due to our weak preservation laws. Weingarten Realty Inc., the property owner, has said they are just refurbishing the letters (presumably in prep for Trader Joe’s that will be going in there) but it was a strong reminder to keep working with the city on saving our landmarks. One way to help with this cause is to get involved with the Houston History Association, which is hosting their annual “Houston History Conference” next Saturday. Join them and help keep our city historic.
I’m pleased to announce this week’s winners of copies of THE SUMMER BOOK: A GUIDE TO HOUSTON DAY CAMPS AND CLASSES FOR KIDS AND TEENS: Robin Bell Layfield, Stephanie Hirsh Cousins, Nicole Zaza, Judy Adams-Foelber, and Sandy Thompson Luhrsen. How did they score? It was easy: they liked my GISH PICKS Facebook page and became a double winner. I’ll be doing this throughout the summer, so stay tuned for announcements here. And I’ll be choosing again from this week’s likers so get going!
I’m still posting (almost) daily about “Houston Gems” – places, people, and things that make Houston great – so follow me on twitter (www.twitter.com/sarahgish) or “like” my new HOUSTON GEMS Facebook page to learn about cool Houston. All my past gems are archived on twitter (search for #houstongems) and on the Facebook page, so you can grab them and EXPLORE!
Have a great week and GO.FIND.FUN.