Adele’s Midnight Snack

Chopped turnip greensI knew you would want to know about my midnight snack.

Some people have a bowl of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream around midnight, but not me. At least, not last night. In an effort to balance my diet, I needed more vitamin K; lasagna at Carrabbas was not on the list ” Foods with the Highest Vitamin K Content.” I know…..I looked.

It so happens I really like greens, even canned greens. Lucky me.

I told David I  bet I was the ONLY person in Kingwood, or Houston, or maybe….yes, even Texas who was having chopped turnip greens with white turnips for a midnight snack. I like to be original…a true one-of-a-kind.

With that done, I went to bed and slept seven hours straight. Maybe you should try my midnight snack if you have trouble sleeping.

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65 Ballet Recitals…and Counting

Karen, en pointeOur Daughter, Karen, competing in the Miss Texas pageant system.

I’ve probably lost count; but I think David and I have attended 62 ballet recitals in our years as parents and grandparents. Yesterday, we attended three….IN ONE DAY! That makes 65, doesn’t it?

Our daughter and her husband, John, own Adamson Ballet School,  a large ballet and jazz school in Katy, Texas which they opened in 1989 and we haven’t missed a recital.

Karen began taking ballet and jazz classes when she was six years old. Through all the years of elementary, junior high, and high school, and early college, she never quit taking classes.

Karen’s older brothers,  Kevan and Keith, obediently attended all of Karen’s recitals, totally bored, until they began to notice the pretty girls on stage.

Sisters-ballet recital(I couldn’t resist doing this cartoon sketch of one of our sons attending Karen’s recital.)

Karen met her future husband while they were both performing as dancers for the Houston Grand Opera. John is from England and attended the Arts Educational School in London. He was a scholarship and stipend student with the Houston Ballet Academy. After their marriage, John danced professionally with the Hartford Ballet, in Hartford, Connecticut. Later, they moved back to Texas where he began teaching at a large ballet school in Kingwood, Texas. Forming their own ballet school was a natural and very successful transition for Karen and John and Adamson Ballet School began

When finally the right age, (3 years old), our two Granddaughters took classes at ABS and performed in  many recitals.

Emily's and Julia's first the 1990s for FB

Annual dance recitals have become a time to see our family and friends, as well as the staff at Adamson Ballet School. Yesterday’s recital was held at a sparkling new high school in the Katy ISD. Due to the comparative size of the school’s performance center and the number of students to perform, Karen and John held three recitals in one day. It was perfect…and the venue was excellent and comfortable.

In spite of all the torrential rains, the performance center was packed…all three times. It was great fun and such a wonderful experience for the students and their families.

Karen once asked me if it was her idea to take ballet or mine. I couldn’t remember. I do know I’ve always loved ballet and so has she.

“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.”  ___________Agnes De Mille

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