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Wednesday, January 4, 2012


The Inspiration

The Ice at Discovery Green is dedicated to Houstonians Jack Bennett and Evelyn Hoop Bennett. Jack and Evelyn met in 1936 on the ice at Houston’s old Polar Wave Ice Palace, just blocks away from Discovery Green. The couple fell in love on the ice, married, and continued to skate their entire life, well into their 80s. Until recently, the distinguished Mr. and Mrs. Bennett glided around the ice hand-in-hand, Jack in his coat and tie, and Evelyn always graceful in a stylish dress and pom-pom-topped skates. A true love story on the ice. A truly inspiring couple for skaters of all ages.

Some friends of mine and I took our kiddos ice skating last week to Discovery Green's outdoor rink. It was loverly! I so enjoyed watching them ice skating outside. Cora wanted to skate too, but I think she would have been run over...literally! Isn't the story above precious!? I just love a sweet story.

Carleigh and Luke taking a break to say "cheese" on the ice.

Carleigh and one of her good friends, Chloe

(minus one who couldn't come along)

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