Sunday, December 30, 2012

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective. ~ G.K. Chesterton


 Happy almost-New Year to all my Shell Sistahs, Brothas and beach combing friends.  After you have written down all your resolutions for the New Year make sure you determine to have some fun in 2013 and get to at least one shell show this year.  It's so much fun to be in a bustling room filled with kindred spirits where the air is filled with excited chatter about the shells we love punctuated with "Look at this", "Did you see that?" & "I could make that".  

May your New Year be filled with salt, sand, & shells.  I hope you get to dive with wild abandon into the surf with your clothes on after the treasure you've been searching for.  May you experience the bliss of the sea-sprayed wind blowing against your face and the luminous sunset blinding your eyes with it's beauty. I wish for you in 2013 that all your beachy dreams come true.


Jan. 12 - 13, 2013
SPACE COAST SEASHELL FESTIVAL
, Melbourne, FL (Sponsored by the Astronaut Trail Shell Club)



Jan. 19 - 20, 2013
48th ANNUAL BROWARD SHELL SHOW
, Pompano Beach, FL (Sponsored by the Broward Shell Club)



Feb. 1 - 3, 2013
50th ANNUAL SARASOTA SHELL SHOW
, Palmetto, FL (Sponsored by the Sarasota Shell Club)



Feb. 23 - 24, 2013
66th ANNUAL ST. PETERSBURG SHELL SHOW
, Seminole, FL (Sponsored by the St. Pete Shell Club)


Mar. 7 - 9, 2013
76th ANNUAL SANIBEL SHELL SHOW
, Sanibel, FL (Sponsored by the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club)




Mar. 14 - 16, 2013
33rd ANNUAL MARCO ISLAND SHELL SHOW
, Marco Island, FL  (Sponsored by the Marco Island Shell Club)


 Jun. 14 - 16, 2013
JACKSONVILLE SHELL SHOWJACKSONVILLE SHELL SHOW
, Jacksonville, FL  (Sponsored by the Jacksonville Shell Club)



Jun. 21 - 23, 2013
GULF COAST SHELL SHOW
, Panama City Beach, FL (Sponsored by the Gulf Coast Shell Club)



Jul. 16 - 21, 2013
CONCHOLOGISTS OF AMERICA ANNUAL CONVENTION
, Being held this year in Sarasota, FL. You do not have to be a member to attend this convention.  This is not a show but a week of shell related seminars & field trips. (Sponsored by the Sarasota Shell Club)


Jul. 20 - 21, 2013
TOWNSVILLE SHELL SHOW
 

Townsville, Queensland, Australia
(Hay, a girl can dream





7 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you, shell sistah!!! ox

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  2. Happy New Year my dear, sweet friend. I am so hoping to make your New Years wish for us come true. LOL!! Gosh I hope we get down there next year. I'll be more than happy to jump in the Gulf with my clothes on - I'll even do a cartwheel. Hugs!

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  3. Happy New Year Karen! I'd love to get to a shell show in 2013 :)

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  4. How often you speak my thoughts -- from your lips to God's ear, sistah. Wishing you the bestest ever New Year, Karen. :)

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  5. And a happy new shell-hunting year to you, dear Karen!

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  6. Happy new year to you too SS! It's gonna be a good one... But I'm already jealous that I can't do a cartwheel like Kim to celebrate. What up wid dat? I've never been able to do one... Even as a kid. Sigh. Lol. I'll find a way to celebrate another way I'm sure. :)

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