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Thursday, February 16, 2023

Petruzzello’s • 6950 Rochester Road • Troy, MI 48085
Registration at 6PM • Game starts promptly at 7PM

Credit card is the preferred form of payment, but cash and checks will also be accepted at the door.
Please use the secure link below to register and pay in advance.
Gratuities for all staff members will be taken care of by UHY. No need to tip at the event.

Download a copy of the invitation in pdf




The McCarty Metro had their Vegas Baby Vegas trip in January. Most of the crew was back in sin city for their annual trip. In all, 8 people made the trek, including McCartys Steve, Kelly, Larry, Rick, Dennis, Austin, Brad, and brother from another mother, Robert. There are a few photos on the site, but all other records of the trip have been locked in the vault under the legal precedent 'What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!'

Welcome to Vegas - Quad Nines = big payout - A little breakfast in old Vegas
Mr. Vegas - A nice win - Party at Binion's - Feeling the Wheel of Fortune Machine
Kelly & Steve at O'Shea's - A full house gets a big reward - Like father... like sons!
The crew on the escalator at the D - Glatt vs. Conway - Another shot of the breakfast table
by Mike Wiacek

I hope everyone is doing well and you all enjoyed the holidays. I unfortunately was not able to dodge Covid for a third year and spent my Christmas as an outcast in my family room.

Well after 37 years (I think?) all good things must come to an end. Gull Lake 2023 will be our last trip to Augusta, Michigan the final tour. I'm calling on all past Gull Lake attendees to try to make it out for the finale. I made the first tee time later in the day on Wednesday because Bedford was doing maintenance to the course in the morning.

Frank once again will be making the rules hopefully they won't be on a three page word doc. Friday at Stoatin Brae will be a scramble. 

Cost of the three day two night package is $337

$357 (3 Rounds / 2 Nights) Senior + $55 (Stoatin Brae) - $75 (Rain Credit) = $337 Per Person

If you have interest, send an email to the editor of the McCarty Metro at mccartymetro@gmail.com, and he will make sure I get your inquiry. 

ED NOTE: Kathlene McCarty submits this article she found on Ancestry.com. It shares a story from the Detroit Free Press in 1908 about Frank Ervinck, who is our great grandfather on our mom's side of the family. It just goes to show where the ingrained competitiveness and sense of fun in our current family of brothers. You can see a copy of the actual article in our McCarty Memories page.


The Detroit Tigers neck-and-neck race with St. Louis was forgotten by the Belgian and American residents around P.J. Ervinck's Saloon, 583 Holcomb Avenue, last evening. Young and old turned out for the championship "past 70" foot race billed to take place between Desire DeLodder, 82 years old, John Louwers, 78 years old, and Frank Ervinck, 71 years old. The race was the outcome of an argument among the three men over a game of cards. They began boasting of youthful prowess, and DeLodder challenged the others to a sprinting match. Last night the street for two blocks was lined with friends of the trio.

Ervinck, despite a game leg, was on the spot early, eager for the encounter, and declaring that if the others backed out there would be trouble. The white-whiskered DeLodder also was on hand. Louwers, however, left the scene early, and when the time for the race was 30 minutes past, he could not be found. Desire Lancrede, 57 years old, agreed to start in his place: but, as he was not in shape to run, did not get more than 10 yards from the starting place.

DeLodder left his home by the back way, his jolly wife waving good luck to him, and joined his rivals. Al Bauman, the timer, handed each a bottle of good beer, with which they drank each other's health, saving half the contents for any emergency on the course. Henry VanSlembrouck, the timer, station himself on the cross-walk near the saloon, which marked a 110 yard course. Then he waved his hand, Bauman dropped his had and the three participants were off. DeLodder and Ervinck easily in the lead.

Ervinck's gameness, however, was not backed by his physical endurance. Halfway down the course, his leg gave him a twinge, whereupon he doubled-up and limped to the sidewalk, uttering imprecations of the faithless limb. His mishap was not seen by DeLodder, who now was along on the course, cheered by children and grown persons. About 30 years from the finish he fell flat in the dust, but, thinking his opponent behind him, sprang up like a school boy, shook the dust out of his whiskers and sprinted toward the lin, landing on the sidewalk with a gleeful jump, and looking around for Ervinck and Lancrede, where were coming on the sidewalk, far in the rear.

"I told you! I told you!" he shouted, laughing and shaking hands all around as he waited for Ervinck. Then the two old cronies went into the saloon and told of the roasting they would give Louwers when he showed his face again. Ervinck took his defeat gracefully, except for pounding his faulty leg with his fist and saying, "If he hadn't given out with me..."

Preliminary races were run by neighborhood children and won by John Sheehan, Fred Schultz, August Lancrede in the boys' races, and Margaret Hoffman and Kathleen Garvey, tied for first place, and Laura Grulke, third, in the girls race.

"Let's Party McCarty" is on YouTube. Created by Alexa McCarty, it goes through her daily life. Let's Party currently has 33 subscribers and over 3400 views. Check out Alexa's "Let's Party McCarty" YouTube page and subscribe.


Submitted by Elias

themccartys on Tik Tok has grown it's following to over 5.9 million people. That is an increase of over 300,000 in the past 60 days! In our December issue, we reported that they had 5.6 million followers. They also have over 132 million likes. On YouTube, they are currently top 25 in the US, and are also in the top 50 in views world wide, and they have over 6.18 million subscribers and closing in on 10 billion (yes with a 'b') views.

Congrats to Kevin, Stephanie, Audri and Braxton on this great feat. If you haven't seen their posts yet, download the TikTok and YouTube apps and search for themccartys and follow them or subscribe to their channel.


VERIFIED TikTok @ themccartys - 
Supporting: American Heart Association

Check Out themccartys and follow them on TikTok and YouTube

New on the Tik Tok platform is the former drummer for Brad Savage & The Cockroaches, Lake Speed. In just several days, he already has amassed 125 followers, and over 1100 likes of his humorous videos. Check him out and follow on Tik Tok and YouTube under Larry McCarty which he has over 11,200 views. You'll be glad you did!


This is really cool. Count every 'F' in the following text:


How many do you see?

WRONG, THERE ARE 6 -- no joke. READ IT AGAIN ! Really, go back and try to find the 6 F's. The reasoning behind is the brain cannot process 'OF'. Incredible or what? Anyone who counts all 6 'F's' on the first go is a genius! 3 is normal, 4 is quite rare. Send this to your friends and drive them crazy. 


Most people don't realize this, but the majority of commercial mouthwashes are NOT actually good for your oral health. Sure, they can temporarily get rid of bad breath, but the problem is that most mouthwashes kill the good bacteria in your mouth as well as the bad bacteria, which isn't a good thing. Listerine may be a common household item, but there are many ways to make use of the $6 bottle than freshening your breath. I tend to just use the Dollar Store mouthwash which is a lot cheaper. Alternatively, swishing coconut oil for 10 min/day (aka, "oil pulling" is a much healthier practice for your oral health than mouthwash).

But today, my friends at TheAlternativeDaily, have a pretty clever compilation of 10 alternative uses for mouthwash besides gargling that you probably never thought of, including fungus. Below is the list, or view the video at the bottom of this article. Keep buying the mouthwash!

Besides Gargling...

1. CLEAN YOUR TOOTHBRUSH - Fill a clean cup with Listerine and leave your toothbrush soaking in the cup overnight. Bacteria spreads from your mouth to your toothbrush, so a little disinfecting is necessary. Listerine not only kills bacteria in your mouth but also on your brush. Remember to also change your toothbrush every 30 days.

2. GIVE YOURSELF A PEDICURE - Mixed with warm water and a cup of vinegar, Listerine make a perfect solution dry/cracked feet. Soak your feet for 30 minutes then give yourself a nice pedicure. Listerine is also great for getting rid of toenail fungus.

3. ITCHY SKIN RELIEF - Listerine can be used as a great itch relief on bug bites and even poison ivy. Dab some on a cotton swab and gently apply on the itchy area.

4. FRESHEN YOUR TRASH - We love that fresh smell of Listerine, so why not deodorize that smelly trash can with some? After #10, throw that Listerine filled paper towel in the trash and maybe pour a little more on a napkin. GOOD-BYE, bad odors!

5. FRESHEN YOUR TOILET - Pouring some Listerine in the toilet gives it that fresh clean smell and reduces any lingering odors. If this feels like a waste, instead of spitting the Listerine in the sink after a mouth rinse, spit it in a cup and dump it in the toilet. Killing bacteria in 2 places!

6. CLEAN YOUR PIERCING - After a piercing is completely healed, Listerine works very well as a cleaner. Dab a Q-tip in the Listerine and gently clean your piercing. You’ll feel a nice cooling sensation, which means it’s working!

7. USE AS DEODORANT - This may seem strange, but don’t worry we took the risk and tested this one for you! Using Listerine as a deodorant really does work! It is great for fighting odors. Dab some on a cotton swab and gently rub it on your armpits. If your ever in a pinch and run out of deodorant – give it a try!

8. USE AS A FLEA SHAMPOO - Surprisingly the fresh smell of Listerine is a turn-off for fleas! Using a spray bottle, fill half of the bottle with water and half with Listerine. Spray your pup with the entire bottle. Then bathe him/her as usual. Goodbye fleas!

9. FRESHEN YOUR WASHING MACHINE - Like the toilet and the trash, why not freshen up your washing machine. Pour some Listerine in a cup. Pour it into the washing machine. Run a quick rinse with warm water and WAHLAA – A fresh smelling washing machine. Pro-tip: Next time you forget to take the wet clothes out – give this a try!

10. CLEAN YOUR GLASS - Out of Windex? Fill a cup with water half way. Fill the other half with Listerine. Pour it on your glass table or spray on your windows and wipe off with a paper towel. Sparklingly, smudge-free glass!

If you have any household tips, tricks, or hacks that you would like to share, send them to me at 


Here are some of the recent travel destinations from our faithful readers

Steve, Kelly, Larry, Rick, Dennis, Austin, Brad, and Robert went to Vegas
Eli and Nancy were out in Sin City at the same time with Emma
Austin & Brad took an afternoon and rented a Tesla and drove to Red Rocks

Larry, Gina, and Amanda didn't take the last train to Clarksville, but they did make a road trip there!

Did you travel recently? Send us your destination and pictures to mccartymetro@gmail.com

Dear Editor: I recently attended a wedding where two brothers arm wrestled over the bride. It was explained that the groom must defeat his oldest brother in an arm wrestle to win back his bride. If the older brother would have won the arm wrestling match, would he have been entitled to the bride? As a follow up, can the same contest take place for a couple that let's say has been married for 7 years? - Keeping hope alive in TN.

ED NOTE: I think the better question is how much does Gina like Mike, and how much do you like Karen.

Dear Editor: How did the online comic strip, Peanut and Jacko come about and why bathroom humor? -Farty McFarty

ED NOTE: Peanut & Jocko came from our Weekly Reader from Parkman Elementary grades 1-3... which is the basic mentality Jerry wanted to use when coming up with the idea for the Metro. It was either using the potty humor, or there would have just been a lot of bits involving cooties!

Dear Editor: Has the Metro made any New Year's Resolutions, perhaps pertaining to quality? -Avid Reader

ED NOTE: I decided after January 1 to eliminate our quality control department here at the McCarty Metro. I figure with all the money we saved by shutting down quality control, we will be able to issue some truly spectacular apologies.

Dear Editor: I saw the attached on Facebook regarding the passing of Kirstie Alley. Perhaps “ Play Cheers 'Theme'” would have been more appropriate. -Gene

ED NOTE: Too soon... Too soon!

I appreciate you stopping by and would like to hear your questions, comments, or editorials.
Just submit them anytime during the month to
mccartymetro@gmail.com for inclusion in our next issue.

For those that do not speak the language, Le' Food is French for "The Food"! Here you can find some of our Metro family favorite recipe and tips.

Readers, email me at mccartymetro@gmail.com to submit your favorite recipe for inclusion in an upcoming issue.
This month we have a great recipe submitted by Gina.



1 frozen pie crust
4 eggs
1-1/2 cups milk or Half & Half
1 cup grated Swiss cheese (or ½ Swiss & ½ cheddar)
Dash of pepper hot sauce (Texas hot sauce)

Your choice of meat (about ½-1 cup) – Bacon, Ham, or Sausage 
(optional) Your choice of veggie – Fresh Broccoli or Fresh Spinach
Salt & Pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Very lightly brown the pie crust – prick crust with fork to prevent crust from swelling. Beat eggs with fork. Add milk, pepper sauce & seasonings to beaten eggs.** Set aside. Pre-cook meat & crumble in bottom of crust. Top with cheese. Pour egg mixture over cheese. Bake for 15 minutes only! Reduce heat to 325 degrees. Bake an additional 40 minutes or until filling is set.

** If using veggies, pre-cook and add to egg mixture instead of directly on the crust.


Dear Pepe': My parents tell me not to put my elbows on the table. Why?

In the Old Testament of the Bible, the Book of Ecclesiastes includes the line, “Be ashamed of breaking an oath or a covenant, and of stretching your elbow at dinner.” Many have translated this directive as a warning to keep elbows off the table at all times. Table manners were originally introduced to prevent mealtime fights, with the knife and fork establishing each eater’s boundary lines. Today, the elbow rule stops people from slouching or accidentally leaning their arms into food dishes. Moreover, when breaking bread with a group, placing your elbows on the table blocks those on either side of you from making eye contact.

Send your question for Pepe' to mccartymetro@gmail.com


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Amanda's 2022

A 3 minute recap of the
year 2022 by Amanda

The Nightmare After

Themccartys Prank Krampus.
Christmas is not over just yet...

Bowl In 2023

Some McCartys decided to ring in the New Year
at a bowling alley!



.If you know someone who could use our prayers, please email me at mccartymetro@gmail.com.



Gaylord Perry, 84, Hall of Fame baseball player (San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres). Bob McGrath, 90, actor and singer (Sesame Street, Follow That Bird, Sing Along with Mitch). Kirstie Alley, 71, actress (Cheers, Veronica's Closet, Look Who's Talking), Emmy winner (1991, 1994), colon cancer. Mills Lane, 85, boxing referee and television personality (Judge Mills Lane, Celebrity Deathmatch). Paul Silas, 79, NBA basketball player (Boston Celtics, Seattle SuperSonics) and coach (Charlotte Hornets), cardiac arrest. Stuart Margolin (no photo), 82, actor (The Rockford Files, Death Wish, Bret Maverick), Emmy winner (1979, 1980), pancreatic cancer. Stephen "tWitch" Boss, 40, dancer, television personality (The Ellen DeGeneres Show, So You Think You Can Dance) and actor (Step Up), suicide by gunshot. Franco Harris, 72, Hall of Fame football player (Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks), four-time Super Bowl champion. Barbara Walters, 93, Hall of Fame television journalist (Today, 20/20) and talk show host (The View). Benedict XVI, 95, Roman Catholic prelate and theologian (Introduction to Christianity), Pope (2005–2013) and archbishop of Munich and Freising (1977–1982). Anita Pointer (no photo), 74, singer (The Pointer Sisters), cancer. Nate Colbert, 76, baseball player (San Diego Padres, Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers). Adam Rich, 54, actor (Eight Is Enough). Les Brown Jr. (no photo), 82, musician (Les Brown and his Band of Renown), actor and producer, cancer. Jeff Beck, 78, Hall of Fame guitarist (The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group), six-time Grammy winner, bacterial meningitis. Charles White (no photo), 64, football player (Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams), Heisman Trophy winner (1979), liver cancer. Robbie Knievel (no photo), 60, daredevil and stuntman, pancreatic cancer. Lisa Marie Presley, 54, singer songwriter, daughter of Elvis Presley, cardiac arrest. Chris Ford, 74, basketball player (Detroit Pistons) and coach (Boston Celtics). Gina Lollobrigida (no photo), 95, actress (Bread, Love and Dreams, Come September, The Hunchback of Notre Dame). David Crosby, 81, Hall of Fame singer (The Byrds, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) and songwriter ("Guinnevere"). Sal Bando (no photo), 78, Hall of Fame baseball player (Kansas City/Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers), World Series champion (1972, 1973, 1974), cancer. Lance Kerwin, 62, actor (James at 15, The Loneliest Runner, Salem's Lot). Billy Packer (no photo), 82, sports broadcaster and analyst (ACC, NCAA Final Four), kidney failure. 





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