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Contest 1. Building a Gingerbread House can be lots of fun by yourself, or with your kids. Your job is to build a Gingerbread House, take a photo, and attach it in an email to mccartymetro@gmail.com  by Christmas Day. Voting will be done by our readers for 2 weeks after the submissions are received.

Contest 2. Time to decorate your Christmas Tree with lights, tinsel, ornaments, or whatever. Once you have your tree decorated, take a picture, and send it via email to me at mccartymetro@gmail.com by Christmas Day. Voting will be done by our readers after the submissions are received.




The 2017 McCarty Metro company Christmas party is set to take place on Sunday, December 30 at the Avon North Hill Lanes. Organizer Kristen reports that bowling will start at 1:00, but make sure to get there early to get the best pick of used bowling shoes. We bowl for an hour then we have a party room for pizza and pop for an additional hour. Avon North Hill Lanes is located at 150 West Tienken in Rochester Hills.


Mike and Karen had seafood for Thanksgiving dinner — in Portugal! They spent several days with friends visiting Lisbon, Nazari, Obidos, Porto, and Gaia. Along the way, they experienced friendly Portuguese people, colorful tiles on buildings, seafood, Atlantic waves rolling onto a sprawling beach, castles, port wine, stores decked out for Christmas, Ginja (a sweet Portuguese liqueur), and more. A great time!


Our October contest was a pumpkin carving/decorating contest. Your job was to create a Jack 'o Lantern, or decorate your pumpkin and submit a photo to the McCarty Metro. In all, we had 10 great submissions. After the photos were received, they were put up on the website and voted on by our readers. Congratulations to the winners Brandon and Michele Hoenicke on their creations to the right.


Below our the submissions received...

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Gene Steve Olivia & Gray Alexa & Cooper Rockin Rob
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Alexa & Cooper Kelly & Margaret Brandon & Michele Dana Brad & Valerie


♦ I read that 4,153,237 people got married last year. Not to cause any trouble, but shouldn't that be an even number?

♦ I find it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand for freedom until they are flashing behind you.

♦ When wearing a bikini, women reveal 90% of their body. Men are so polite they only look at the covered parts.

♦ Relationships are a lot like algebra. Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y?

♦ America is a country which produces citizens who will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won't cross the street to vote.

♦ You know that tingly little feeling you get when you love someone? That's your common sense leaving your body.

♦ Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish?

♦ My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We'll see about that.

♦ I think my neighbor is stalking me as she's been Googling my name on her computer. I saw it through my telescope last night.

♦ You're not fat, you're just easier to see.

♦ I always wondered what the job application is like at Hooters. Do they just give you a bra and say, "Here, fill this out?"

♦ I can't understand why women are OK that JC Penny has an older women's clothing line named, "Sag Harbor."

♦ My therapist said that my narcissism causes me to misread social situations. I'm pretty sure she was hitting on me.

♦ The location of your mailbox shows you how far away from your house you can go in a robe before you start looking like a mental patient.

♦ I think it's pretty cool how Chinese people made a language entirely out of tattoos.

♦ The reason Mayberry was so peaceful and quiet was because nobody was married. Andy, Aunt Bea, Barney, Floyd, Howard, Goober, Gomer, Sam, Earnest T Bass, Helen, Thelma Lou, Clara and, of course, Opie were all single. The only married person was Otis, and he stayed drunk.


Here are some of the recent travel destinations from our other readers.
Larry did a little recon in Las Vegas
Chris had his own trip as well to Sin City, USA
Steve found himself down in Nashville, Tennessee to enjoy a little Music City
Brad, Valerie and the girls enjoyed time around Thanksgiving in Columbus, Ohio

Mike & Karen finished up another trans-continental trip to the beautiful European country of Portugal

Did you go on a trip for work or vacation? Send us your destination and pictures to mccartymetro@gmail.com


Dear Editor: Thanks for putting the original issue link from 1992 in the October issue of the McCarty Metro. Chris' quotes crack me up. :)  Keep up the great work!!  Amanda

ED NOTE: Thanks Amanda. It's amazing how far we have come from that first issue til now... The Metro sure has changed, but I'm sure Chris is still using the same material from back when he was 12.

We appreciate our McCarty Metro readers and always want to hear your questions, comments, rants, or editorials.
Just submit them anytime during the month to to mccartymetro@gmail.com for inclusion in the next issue.

For those that do not speak the language, Le' Food is French for "The Food"! I would like to encourage our readers to submit their favorite recipes to the McCarty Metro at mccartymetro@gmail.com for inclusion in upcoming issues. This month we have some great dishes for to feed your family.

From Margaret

Easy to make for the fall or winter. Just 'dump' the ingredients into a pan and bake.

1 can (29 oz) pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
3 whole eggs
1 cup white sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist yellow cake mix
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
3/4 cup butter, melted 

Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9x13 baking dish. In a large bowl, mix pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar, and cinnamon until well blended. Spread pumpkin mixture in prepared baking dish. Mixture will be very wet. Sprinkle cake mix evenly on top of the batter. If adding pecans, sprinkle them over the cake mix. Pour melted butter over the top of the cake mix. Bake 50 minutes. Cool completely. Top with whipped cream or ice cream. 

We all have seen articles in newspapers which we find humorous. If you see any, please send them to me via email at mccartymetro@gmail.com, and we will feature them in an upcoming issue of the McCarty Metro.








Margaret & Austin Photobomb Brad

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Kaleigh and Mackenzie's outtakes from last years Gingerbread House contest

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McCarty Metro Jack o' Lantern winners Brandon and Michele also did a Metro'esk movie trailer for Halloween


Dave Strader, 62, NHL sportscaster (Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes), cholangiocarcinoma. Tom Petty, 66, Hall of Fame musician (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Traveling Wilburys) and voice actor (King of the Hill), heart attack. Ralphie May, 45, comedian (Last Comic Standing), cardiac arrest. Connie Hawkins, 75, Hall of Fame basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters, Phoenix Suns). Y. A. Tittle, 90, Hall of Fame football player (Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants). Robert Guillaume, 89, actor and singer (Benson, The Lion King, Sports Night), Emmy winner (1979, 1985), prostate cancer. Fats Domino, 89, pianist and singer-songwriter ("Blueberry Hill", "Ain't That a Shame", "I'm Walkin'"). Roy Halladay, 40, baseball player (Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies), Cy Young Award winner (2003, 2010), plane crash. John Hillerman, 84, actor (Magnum, P.I., Chinatown, Blazing Saddles), Emmy winner (1987). Ferdie Pacheco, 89, physician and boxing cornerman (Muhammad Ali). Earle Hyman, 91, actor (The Cosby Show) and voiceover artist (ThunderCats). Malcolm Young, 64, Hall of Fame guitarist and songwriter (AC/DC). Mel Tillis, 85, Hall of Fame country music singer-songwriter ("I Ain't Never", "Coca-Cola Cowboy") and actor (The Cannonball Run), respiratory failure due to diverticulitis. Della Reese, 86, actress (Touched by an Angel, Chico and the Man) and singer ("Don't You Know?"). David Cassidy, 67, pop singer ("Cherish", "How Can I Be Sure") and actor (The Partridge Family), liver failure. Jim Nabors, 87, actor (Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., The Andy Griffith Show, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas) and singer. 


Theodore "Terry" Malino, age 91, died on October 18, 2017. He was born December 23, 1925 in Detroit to Walter (William) Malino and Martha Malino. Brother to the late Eleanor Lapka and the late Lillian Rzepka. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Terry was proud of his service as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army. A year after his honorable discharge in 1946, he met Angela Maslyk at the Graystone Ballroom in Detroit, and they married eight months later. They were together 66 years until her death in 2014. Terry loved dancing, cars, family, corny jokes and having a good time, often at casinos. He was always on the move and an expert in knowing area roads and highways. A memorial service was held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at Modetz Funeral Home in Lake Orion. Donations may be sent to the Michigan Veterans Foundation to help homeless veterans.

ED NOTE: Uncle Terry was the uncle of Metro Readers Margaret McCarty, Marianne Rzepka, and Chris Rzepka, Chuck Rzepka and Bill Rzepka. He will be missed by all.



During the warm stretch of weather in early October, Josh Smith was downtown driving his magnificent 1956 Chevrolet convertible. While cruising, he realized  that it needed gas, as the gauge was on E, but he also wanted ice cream, so he headed first to his favorite downtown ice cream shop. He had trouble finding a parking space and had to park the car down a side street. He noticed a group of young guys standing around smoking cigarettes and eyeing the car rather covetously. He was a bit uneasy leaving it there, but people often take interest in such an old and well-preserved car, so he went off to enjoy his ice cream. The line at the ice cream shop was long and it took him quite a while to return to his car. When he did, his worst fears were realized... his car was gone. He called the police and reported the theft.

About ten minutes later the police called him to say they had found the car abandoned near a gas station just a few miles away. It was unharmed and he was relieved. It seems just before he called, the police had received a call from a young woman who was an employee at a self-service gas station in Detroit. She told them that three young men had driven in with this beautiful old convertible. One of them came to the window and prepaid for 20 dollars worth of gas. Then all three of them walked around the car. Then they all got in the car and ran off without filling the tank.

The question is, why would anybody steal a car, pay for gas that they never pumped and then abandon the car later and walk away? Just look below...




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