Productions and The McCarty Metro, are pleased to
announce the seventh annual McCarty Metro Film
Project. The event will take place from July 2 thru
July 8, 2017. The event is open to all. We are
looking for people get an idea of a film in
accordance with the rules posted on this website on
July 1, then over the next 7 days, write, act,
direct and produce a short 4 minute or less movie
and submit it to the McCarty Metro by 11:59 pm
Sunday July 8. Hope to see lots of entries...
Please welcome Henry Alan Besselsen! The son of Jon and Jill Besselsen, of Hudsonville, was born June 2 at Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus in Grand Rapids. Henry weighed in at 8lbs, 14oz, and he was 22.5 inches long. Henry, Mom, Dad and Henry's big sister, Natalie, are doing well. These photos of Henry with blanket and with Natalie were taken in the hospital.
DEAL STILL STANDS...
If you have read my story in previous issues of the
McCarty Metro ("Gene's
Story - DNA finds a new McCarty",
Story - Continued"), you’ll know that I am still trying to determine who my biological father is/was. I have definitely confirmed that I have a half-sister and a half-brother still living in Michigan. In fact, my half-sister spent two weeks visiting me here in Connecticut. We had a wonderful time and I learned a lot about my biological mother while my half-sister was here. As it relates to the McCarty side, so far, I have been able to confirm that I am a first cousin to both Jerry McCarty and Kathleen Unti, since they too took the same Ancestry DNA Test that I did. I even teased Jerry that I was more Irish than he was because my genetic heritage was one percentage point higher than his when comparing Irish
At the present, I am currently awaiting the results of a research request that I submitted to the Third Judicial Circuit Court in Detroit. I was referred to them by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Central Adoption Registry after my search at the State level proved unsuccessful. They indicated to me that because my adoption was considered to be “private” or prearranged that any records related to the adoption would be held locally instead of with the State of Michigan. I have yet to hear back from the Third District Circuit Court, but I expect to hear from them shortly.
Well, this brief recap leads me back to the title of my article, “The Deal Still Stands.” You may recall that I previously made an offer to pay for the first four (4) DNA tests for anyone of the remaining first cousins; of which, I’ve been told that there are something like 58 first cousins still out there. If you find this interesting and would like to get a test done for free, please send your request in care of the
McCarty Metro and I will be happy to arrange for the purchase of a DNA Kit for you. The search and the saga continues.
McCarty Metro Biggest Loser Challenge has completed! Just
before the first of the year, I put out a challenge on the
Metro to find others who could help me and each other lose
weight and become more healthy in 2018. 13 subscribers
signed up for the challenge, and after 5 months, 8
subscribers completed it. The journey from January 1 -
June 1, was to eat and live healthier, do periodic weigh
ins, and to share results and tips with the other
challengers to help them in their goals.
The 8 who
saw it all the way through lost a total of 81 pounds,
which averages out to 10 pounds a person. I just want to
thank everyone and tell them they did a great job.
Below are the final results.
Time To Lose
TEAM METRO GOAL
the month of June, Margaret and I traveled across the
country to Oregon to visit with Chris, Amanda, Alexa and
Cooper. We flew into Portland and then rented a car and
started our adventure to Bend. On the way, we stopped at
the Portland Duluth Trading store and Craft Warehouse.
We also stopped at the Vista House for scenic views of
the Columbia River. We also wanted to go to Multnomah
Falls, but the road was closed so we continued on to
Bend. Once in Bend, we had a blast. The kids were just
out of school, so we went to a lot of playgrounds, the
pool, the library, and on several adventures, including
Tumalo Falls, the lava tube caves, and an alpaca farm
where we got to feed the alpacas, along with Grandma
Melinda. We also got to hang with the other
grandparents, and even had a jam night with Papi Barry.
The highlight for me was Alexa's big dance recital where
she absolutely killed it. She was so good, and we were
all so proud. We also got treated to ice cream
afterwards. At the end of our trip, on the way back to
Portland, we DID stop at Multnomah Falls, and I was able
to steal a kiss on the Columbia River from m'lady. We
are looking forward for their trip to Michigan in July.
The Columbia River from the
Vista House - Picture from the top of Tumalo
Falls - Getting ready to venture into the Lava
afternoon at the Bend Library - Cooper feeding
Alpacas - Jam night with Amanda, Papi Barry,
Alexa, and Brad Savage
recital (one of 4 dances) - Alexa adorned with
flowers afterwards - I just love going places
McCarty traveled to Tennessee for Bonnaroo. While there
enjoying the concerts and the hot weather, he did find
time to visit with Rob, Sara, Bobby, and Charlie. Austin
offers this toast... "Here’s to all the amazing
people who made the trip to Bonnaroo this year. To the old
friends & new ones. The dreamers. The lovers &
fighters. The artists. Everyone that makes Bonnaroo so
unbelievably special and worth the 90+ degree heat and 10
hour drive every year. Miss you all already! @ Bonnaroo
Music and Arts Festival."
Here are some of the recent travel destinations from our
Lauren was in beautiful Cabo San Lucas for some R&R
Austin traveled to Tennessee to attend the Bonnaroo
Kelly & Margaret traveled to Portland and Bend,
Oregon for a visit
The Hudsonville Mcs went on a Caribbean Disney cruise
with the Stablers
Rick was out in Vegas Baby Vegas, doing some
Larry & Gina had a wonderful time in beautiful Boston, Massachusetts
Megan traveled to North Carolina where she met up
with her cousins Lauren & Amanda for a visit
Steve, Larry, Rick and Mike traveled cross country to
visit Jerry in California. Also got to see Jay Leno's
Since moving into our new home, I have found three golf balls -- two of them Callaways! When I find them, I get a rush, I imagine much the same that my brother Dan felt when finding a pop can or bottle. What is the anatomical explanation of this feeling? -GR
NOTE: This was best put by a Disney Studio executive
when after reading Jerry McCarty's Archie musical script,
and saying that there were two things wrong with
it... First... It is about high school, and
second... it is a musical. Fast forward one year, and
Disney put out High School Musical. I believe the
anatomical explanation of this was 'Finders Keepers Losers
Dear Editor: My name is Jean and I’m a writer at Jen Reviews. I was doing research on eggs and just finished reading your wonderful post at
. In that article, I noticed that you cited a solid post that I’ve read in the past:http://www.aeb.org.
I just finished writing a guide that is even more detailed, updated and comprehensive on 11 health benefits of eggs according to science. It is more than 7,000 words and includes 12 delicious egg recipes. You can find it here:https://www.jenreviews.com/eggs.
If you like the guide we’d be humbled if you cited us in your article. Of course, we will also share your article with our 50k newsletter subscribers and followers across our social platforms. Either way, keep up the great work! Warmly, -Jean
NOTE: Thank you Jean, and if anyone wants to get their egg
on, or find out why the chicken crossed the road, feel free
to check it out.
hadn't golfed in about a year, so tonight I thought I would
try the driving range at the golf course I moved to. You had
to go to a machine to get your range balls, and I did almost
everything right. I put in $3 for 34 balls, pressed the
"small" button, but I didn't realize you first had
to put an empty bucket at the bottom. I tell ya, balls came
out of there like a slot-machine jackpot in Vegas. By the
time I picked 'em all up, I only found 33. Oh, well. I did
get a couple good hits. -Mike
ED NOTE: A
note to my brothers... Please chime in on this. Maybe
schedule an intervention? All's I can say about this is
"Michael, Michael, Michael!"
appreciate our McCarty Metro readers and always want to hear your questions, comments, rants,
Just submit them anytime during the month to to firstname.lastname@example.org
for inclusion in the next issue.
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 email@example.com
for inclusion in upcoming issues. This month we have some
great dishes for to feed your family.
AUNT SUE’S GARDEN SALAD
Perfect for summertime picnics and barbecues
submitted by Gina
(Note: Dressing also good for making cole slaw)
1 cup cider vinegar
| ¾ cup oil | 1 cup sugar | 1 tsp. salt and pepper
Mix dressing ingredients together in sauce pan and bring to a boil. Let cool and then pour over the following:
1 can Le Sueur peas – drained
1 can French style green beans – drained
1 can whole white kernel shoe peg corn – drained
1 small jar diced pimientos – drained
1 green bell pepper – chopped small
1 cup diced celery
1 bunch of green onions – chopped
Store in refrigerator about 12 hours before serving so vegetables can marinade in dressing.
TRUE BLUEBERRY BUTTERMILK MUFFINS
(Makes about 18 regular size muffins)
submitted by Gina
2-1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup + 3 Tablespoons of buttermilk
2 eggs – beaten
½ cup butter, melted and slightly browned
1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin cups.
In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.
Make a well in the center and add the buttermilk, eggs and butter. Mix well.
Fold in blueberries. Pour into prepared muffin cups.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Dances In Cabo
This is what happens when Mama’s
out of town for work
Lynn, Grammy Margaret, Papi Kelly, Alexa, and Cooper
feed the alpacas in Terrebonne, Oregon
BUT NOT FORGOTTEN - THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY
SINCE THE LAST ISSUE
Chuck Knox, 86, NFL coach (Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks), dementia.
Margot Kidder, 69, actress (Superman, Black Christmas, The Amityville Horror) and activist.
Joseph Campanella, 93, actor (Mannix, Days of Our Lives,
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre), complications from Parkinson's disease.
Hugh Dane, 75, actor (The Office, Bridesmaids, Joy Ride).
Jerry Maren, 98, actor (The Wizard of Oz), heart failure.
Alan Bean, 86, astronaut (Apollo 12, Skylab 3), fourth person to walk on the Moon.
Kate Spade, 55, fashion designer (Kate Spade New York), suicide.
Red Schoendienst, 95, Hall of Fame baseball player, manager, and coach (St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants, Milwaukee Braves).
Anthony Bourdain, 61, chef, author and television host (No Reservations, Parts Unknown, The Layover), 4-time Emmy winner, suicide. Matt 'Guitar'
Murphy, 88, guitarist (The Blues Brothers). Big Van
Vader, 63, professional wrestler (NJPW, WWF, WCW) and football player (Los Angeles Rams), heart failure and pneumonia.
Koko, 46, Western lowland gorilla. Hubert Green, 71, Hall of Fame golfer, U.S. Open (1977) and PGA (1985) champion, throat cancer.
Deanna Lund, 81, actress (Land of the Giants), pancreatic cancer.
Richard Benjamin Harrison, 77, pawnbroker and reality television personality (Pawn Stars), Parkinson's disease.
Joe Jackson, 89, band manager (Jackson 5), patriarch of the Jackson family, pancreatic cancer.
DATELINE: MID TERM
attempt to bounce back in the mid-term elections,
democrats are still trying to figure out just how they
lost the Presidential election in 2016. Was it the Russian Uranium Deal? Was it
Wikileaks? Was it Podesta? Was it Comey? Was it having a sexual predator as a husband? Was it Huma Abedin’s sexual predator husband Anthony Weiner? Was it because the Clinton Foundation ripped off Haiti? Was it subpoena violations? Was it the congressional testimony lies? Was it the corrupt Clinton Foundation? Was it the Benghazi fiasco? Was it pay for play? Was it being recorded laughing because she got a child rapist off when she was an attorney? Was it the Travel Gate scandal? Was it the Whitewater scandal? Was it the Cattle Gate scandal? Was it the Trooper-Gate scandal? OR…. Was it the $15 million for Chelsea’s apartment bought with foundation money? Or her husband’s interference with Loretta Lynch & the investigation? Or happily accepting the stolen debate questions given to her? Or her own secret server in her house and disdain for classified information? Or deleting 30,000 emails? Or having cell phones destroyed with hammers? Was it the Seth Rich murder? Was it the Vince Foster murder? Was it the Gennifer Flowers assault & settlement? Was it the $800,000 Paula Jones settlement? Was it calling half the United States deplorable? Was it the underhanded treatment of Bernie Sanders? Was it Bill’s impeachment? Was it the lie about being under sniper fire in Bosnia? Was it the $10 million she got for the pardon of Marc Rich? Or the $6 BILLION she “lost” when in charge of the State Dept.?
No one can seem to put their finger on it!
President Donald Trump, and
North Korean leader Kim Jung Un continue their talks to
eliminate all nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction
which would also open the possibilities for normal trade
relations between the two countries. The Donald and Un are
just starting to get their feet wet on their first