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After the first Reunion .... have you had a get together with anyone else in the H&N? Have you got any pictures you'd like to share with the rest of us? Just send me the info and I can either publish a link to where your pictures are stored, or I can store them online here. There is also room for you to tell the story of what happened. Here are the stories so far....

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Arni's 50th Birthday

McKees Mills, New Brunswick, 23 Sep 2006: Glen and Susan traveled to Moncton for Arni's 50th birthday party but, until we walked up to him, Arni had no idea we were coming. Cathy had kept everything a complete surprise and instead of 6 close friends for dinner there were about 50 people there for a party. The next day we dropped in on the farm again to watch Arni at work. He has horses, sheep, a goat, geese, a duck, chickens, cats and a dog. Here are a few pictures...

The birthday boy You shouldn't have Fashion statement
Just what I needed Feed the sheep Easter dinner
Wrestling A Gaggle "Patches"

Performance at Tom Billard's Church

Kirkwall Presbyterian Church, Kirkwall, Flamborough, Ontario (14 Sep 2008): This performance and mini-reunion had been in the works for months. Tom is now the minister at this Presbyterian Church and he asked us to come and sing in his church, just like the good old days.

The request mainly went to the Toronto region folks who were likely to be able to attend. In the end we had Tom Billard and wife Laura, Christine Billard and Murray Haines, Barb and Richard Friend, Phil and Sheila Lang, Glen Bodie and Susan Lilholt, Pam Blackstock and Kemp McMeekin, Wendy Gilbert-Rees, Jim Hill and, our special long-distance guest star - Al Blackstock and wife Jeanette.

We have seen the most dramatic increase in H&N membership in 35 years because Laura, Susan, Kemp and Jim all donned red shirts and sang with us. And while we were singing, Jeanette took all the video and a lot of the pictures you see below.

We practiced for ~4 hours on Saturday, had a great dinner at Tom and Laura's, and did the service on Sunday morning. Soon after the service, many people had to start the drive home to be at work Monday morning.

There are enough pictures and video that I put it all on a separate web page for Kirkwall.

Performance at Tom Billard's Church (again)

Kirkwall Presbyterian Church, Kirkwall, Flamborough, Ontario (27 Sep 2009): We had so much fun that we had to try it again. And apparently, the church members really wanted us back.

We didn't manage to get quite such a large contingent this time, so we had to manage the song selections for a smaller H&N: Tom & Laura, Christine & Murray, Phil & Sheila, Glen & Susan, Pam and Wendy. The songs were done acoustic style with Murray and Glen on guitars and Phil on assorted (small-scale) percussion. We sang Put Your Hand, Put a Little Love, I'd Like to Teach, Strangest Dream and Gift of Song.

But the one thing that didn't change was the hospitality of the Billards and the warmth of the whole congregation. Here is the Order of Service and a few pictures from that Sunday: #1, #2, #3.

Performance at Tom Billard's Church (again again)

Kirkwall Presbyterian Church, Kirkwall, Flamborough, Ontario (17 Oct 2010): In what is becoming a annual event, a small contingent of H&Ners once again gathered at Tom's church in Kirkwall.

We had a slight up-tick in participation, most notably with Al coming all the way from Connecticut, but we still had to select songs appropriate for a small group: Tom & Laura, Phil & Sheila, Glen & Susan, Pam & Kemp, Jeannie, Al and Wendy. The songs were done acoustic style with Al and Glen on guitars and Phil on snare and high hat (and a tapping foot for his missing bass drum). We sang Put a little Love in your Heart, Try a Little Kindness, Fly Little White Dove, Get Together, A Gift of Song and Pass it On.

We met Saturday for lunch, practiced for a few hours to convince ourselves that we still remembered all those songs and then moved right in to socializing and dinner. Did I mention the red wine? Once again we were warmly welcomed by the Billards with a great dinner. This was the day the congregation took a group picture for the construction of the addition to the church, so the red H&N shirts on Tom and Laura are now permanently in the church's history.

Here is the Order of Service and a few pictures from that Sunday: #1, #2, #3.