Happy Cheerful Great Outdoors Birthday CANADA! (143 years old!)

CANADA DAY! Happy Cheerful Great Outdoors Birthday, our CANADA! (Today, you’ve arrived at the grand old age of 143 years!)

Canadian Flag

The Canadian Red Ensign was replaced by the maple leaf flag on Feb 15, 1965. Image from: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/ceem-cced/symbl/df5-eng.cfm …………………………………………………………………………………………….

Today, Thursday, July 1, 2010, THE LEARNING CLINIC WORLDWIDE is happy to celebrate CANADA DAY, to note that its founder Doc Meek is a Canadian citizen, and to provide a brief family context for Doc.

Doc Meek, humble beginnings in CANADA 😮

I was born in Rossland (in the middle of the majestic Rocky Mountains!), in British Columbia, the western-most province in CANADA, to Louise and Jim Meek, so I am at home in the mountains everywhere and at home in my CANADA. [More on Doc Meek and his wife Jeannette, and extended family, at the end of this article, in ADDENDUM I* and ADDENDUM II.**]

Rossland, BC, CANADA, my hometown; Photo from:  http://www.tourismrossland.com …………………………………………………………………….

Even though many teachers and students in CANADA are out of school for the year, they can all still  learn and grow outdoors in the summer sunshine, while gathering wholesome oxygen, friendship, and Vitamin D, eh? 😮 All parents are welcome of course! And all grandparents too! Plus all the in-laws, out-laws, and everybody!

A butterfly at the Devonian Gardens near Edmonton Ab on Tuesday   June 29, 2010.
A Butterfly at the Devonian Gardens near Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
Photograph by: John Lucas, The Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
Read more at The Vancouver Province, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA:  http://www.theprovince.com/entertainment/Butterflies+free/3218526/story.html#ixzz0sRzXy4Au
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This graceful butterfly photo reminds me of an airplane in flight. I learned to fly little airplanes when I was younger, and I love to fly to this very day–in big or little aircraft. Or even restored vintage planes that can do acrobatics, eh!? It was not easy to learn to fly an aircraft in three (3) dimensions, and it was worth it! 😮
http://www.iac.org/images/twoplanes.jpg
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To my beloved CANADA and my fellow CANADIANS!
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Doc Meek, Thursday, July 1, 2010, at Sherwood Park [near Edmonton], Alberta, CANADA
(*ADDENDUM I and **ADDENDUM II below)

“What if you are smarter than you think?”

J. Collins Meek, Ph.D. (Doc Meek)
Neurological Learning Specialist/Facilitator
[“Everyone” says: “He’s fun to work with.”]

https://docmeek.com

THE LEARNING CLINIC WORLDWIDE, INC.

CANADA: Dr. Meek (587) 400-4707, Edmonton, AB

TONGA: Mele Taumoepeau, P.O. Box 81, Nuku’alofa

USA: Dr. Meek (801) 738-3763, South Jordan, Utah

For optimum brain health, ensure your heart health:

More on heart health: http://www.themeekteam.info

USA: Jeannette (801) 971-1812; South Jordan, Utah

CANADA: Jeannette (587) 333-6923, Calgary, Alberta

CANADA: P.O. Box 3105, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2T1

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*ADDENDUM I: CANADA’s British origins were evident the year Doc was born, 1939

King George VI presents the King’s Colours to the Royal Canadian Navy at a ceremony in Beacon Hill ParkVictoria, B.C., in 1939
Image from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Canadian_Crown_and_the_Canadian_Forces………………………………………………

Doc Meek has British origins too

My Dad was born in Belfast, Ireland–the green isle, eh? Land of shamrocks and leprechauns. Maybe that’s why I am so full of blarney sometimes? 😮

The Irish are great raconteurs. 😮 ………………………………………………………………………………….

**ADDENDUM II: Doc Meek, humble beginnings in CANADA 😮

I, J. Collins Meek III (Doc Meek), was born in Rossland (in the middle of the majestic Rocky Mountains), in British Columbia, CANADA. I am at home in the mountains everywhere and at home in my CANADA.

Doc Meek and his family of origin

I have 5 siblings. We were all born in the BC Rockies (except my oldest sister, born in Raymond, Alberta, on the prairies) and we all love the mountains. We were born “of goodly parents,” namely James Collins Meek II and Claire Louise Collet. My Dad passed on September 6, 2001, and my Mom misses him greatly and patiently–at age 91–still living in her own home in Alberta, CANADA.

The youn clients in my private practice at THE LEARNING CLINIC WORLDWIDE began to informally call me “Doc Meek” years ago, because “Dr. Meek” [PhD in Education] seemed too formal for them. Now everybody calls me “Doc Meek,” so I don’t know my “real name” anymore! 😮

Doc Meek and his present extended family

I am married with Jeannette Meek and we spend a lot of time in South Jordan, Utah, near some of her grandkids there. We have a total of 9 children between us, from our former marriages,  and I think we have a total of about 18.5 great grandchildren along about now. 😮 (We’re glad my youngest daughter is expecting.) 😮

We have family “scattered all over the place”

My eldest daughter is married and lives in Idaho, with her two children. My oldest son lives in Alberta, and is not married, so he is not doing his duty raising any grandchildren yet. 😮 My middle daughter lives in  California with her daughter–who is the spitting image of her mother, eh? My youngest daughter is married and lives in Alberta with her five young children and is expecting another little one soon. 😮 My youngest son lives in Florida near his two young daughters .

My wife Jeannette’s oldest daughter lives in South Utah with her five children, the youngest of which is a mighty baseball player (all of 5 years old now I think). 😮 Jeannette’s oldest son  is married with his beloved wife from China and lives in the centre of this glorious land of CANADA, in Manitoba, with his three young sons. Jeannette’s youngest daughter is unmarried and is “working like a slave” 😮 –I hear she is loving it!–on a luxury cruise ship out of Hawaii. Jeannette’s youngest son is unmarried and living in Manitoba and is also not doing his duty raising any grandchildren yet. 😮

Jeannette also has 5 siblings. Her Dad and Mom, Louis Preete and Wilma Kinns, have both passed on.

I think that’s it for now.

Thank heavens, eh? 😮

Doc Meek, Thursday, July 1, 2010, at Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

 

3 Responses to “Happy Cheerful Great Outdoors Birthday CANADA! (143 years old!)”

  • Happy Cheerful Great Outdoors Birthday, CANADA!…

    I found your entry interesting so I’ve added a Trackback to it on my weblog :)…

  • Glad you’re on board, World Wide News Flash! Blessings, Doc

  • Jeannette Meek:

    Good memory! However, Jacob Earl is 6 years old as is Nathan Laluk. They are almost exactly 1 month apart in age. They see each other about once a year and are as close as if they played together every day.
    Kelcie Earl is 18, graduated from High School and currently enrolled in a Summer Course giving her a head start on the Nursing Program she is enrolled in for the fall, 2010 at BYU, Provo, Utah. Jordan Earl is 16, Megan Earl is 13, Kendra Earl is 11. Lowell and Lena Laluk have 3 boys: Andrew 11 years old, Matthew 8 years old this summer, and Nathan 6 years old. They love their Grandpa & Grandma Meek!

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