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Jack & Na Stapleton 
 Round Dance Cuer
ID: 999

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As recalled by son John "Jack" Stapleton: Jack was born 4-22-1905 and died when he was 88 of Alzheimers. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in microbiology. He worked his entire life at the home office of Parke Davis pharmaceutical. Na was born in Ann Arbor Michigan and also went to U of Michigan. She worked as a record librarian for Bon Secours hospital in Grosse Pointe, MI. Mom was also pictured on the front page of the Detroit Free Press for sewing a square dance skirt made of nylon that had a hem of one hundred and one yards. That of course had to be gathered multiple times! Dad's signature round dance that he originally choreographed was Mexically Rose which I understand is a classic even today. Jack was also the very first round dance caller to be named to the hall of fame. Mom died of natural causes at the age of 94. They taught round dancing throughout the world and with square dance caller Dave Taylor they ran (owned) the conventions at Boyne Mountain, MI. and then later Boyne Highlands, MI. The conventions were run there for 13 weeks every summer. He was also a regular caller at Kirkwood Lodge in Missouri and also somewhere, I can't remember where, in California.

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Recordings by Jack & Na Stapleton:
Chica Boo Mixer / Moonbeam Waltz  Round (two-sided) -- with Bill & Mary Lynn, Grenn 14004
Lady Be Good / Tu Tu (Tutuchelli)  Round (two-sided), Grenn 14015