Tuesday, June 30, 2009

142 Years and Counting

O Canada!

Our home and native land!


True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,

The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,


O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.


O Canada!

Terre de nos aïeux,


Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux!

Car ton bras sait porter l'épée,

Il sait porter la croix!

Ton histoire est une épopée


Des plus brillants exploits.

Et ta valeur, de foi trempée,


Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.

Protégera nos foyers et nos droits
.


Happy 42nd Anniversary Mum and Dad!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the wishes: who would believe 42 years! :) We are off to the Mill tomorrow for lunch--as usual!
merthyrmum

illahee said...

happy canada day!

Limningedge said...

...and Happy Anniversary Mum and Dad!

the ungourmet said...

Yes, Happy Canada Day! Funny, we don't have a day here called United States Day. Why is that???

Corinne said...

Woohoo, Canadians! And congrats on the anniversary, merthyrmum and -dad!

Protege said...

This is truly a week of celebrations for you; congratulations to your parents.;) Mine celebrated 45 years anniversary this past March.;)

Little P said...

Happy Canada Day!
@the ungourmet - Independence Day is our equivalent. :) It's not called an independence day in Canada because it's complicated. :) Canada Day was originally "Dominion Day" due to the act by the UK parliament when it became a country.

I love Canada!! It's so beautiful, PLUS I get all my chocolate like Nestle aero and smarties and stuff that we don't get in the US :) hehehe

Caution Flag said...

Happy anniversary to Typ0's parents! Happy birthday, Canada. If I had a passport, I would cross the Detroit River to celebrate.

Jemma Ruby said...

Glad you're back! Are you still travelling or are you back in Cairo? Happy canada day to you- Hope you are having a good one!

Roxane said...

I'm such a bad Canadian I didn't even know all the words to the national anthem (in french or english!) LOL
Happy Canada Day to you :)

DiPaola Momma said...

Hey those lyrics are NOTHING like the ones that Bob and Doug Mackenzie taught me, EH.. hoser.. Happy Canada day darling, have a Molson for me!

Sandy said...

Happy Canada Day!! Oh, I miss the years we used to be in Quebec for Canada Day....

Amanda said...

I drank Ceasars in the local Canadian bar and then played a Canadian-themed bar quiz - plus, we got a free beer for being Canadian. They played the anthem for us, as well as some Arrogant Worms and Barrett's Privateers. And then Flower of Scotland - not sure where that came from!

Can't say I much liked my 12-hour teaching day on Thursday though!

Canadian celebrations as an expat can be kinda bizarre.

Connie said...

Happy Canada Day!!! We're celebrating the 4th with actual fireworks this year!! We don't mess with them ourselves, but are actually staying some place close enough to walk to the main city display and celebration!!!

Happy Anniversary to your parents too!!!

Bee and Rose said...

Wishing you a belated Happy Canada Day!

Bluefish said...

Happy Canada's Day! What did you do to celebrate this special day?

Debbie said...

Happy belated Canada Day and a very happy anniversary to your parents!