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Hello everyone. Thanks all for reading the McCarty Metro this month. We will be back again in October for our Halloween edition, with a special pumpkin carving challenge. Halloween??? What happened to this summer. It seemed to just fly by so fast...

There were some great trips that took place over the summer. Larry, Gina, Robert, and Kim went to Italy. Our family had a mini Rzepka family reunion road trip to Massachusetts. Austin and Bonnie went to Germany, and Mike and Karen had a weekend road trip to visit with old friends in Columbus.... And speaking of trips, Margaret is currently in Oregon for a couple weeks to visit the kids and grandkids, and when back, we are looking forward to our final trip of the summer to Mackinaw for a few days in September. 

September in the Metro also means the return of the McCarty Metro NFL Pigskin Pickem Tournament. Make sure you try to stop by weekly to the Metro and make your picks. It is a fun season, and the playoffs and Super Bowl are a blast. 

September 7 also marks Margaret's and my 33rd wedding anniversary. Although this year we will be celebrating the actual day apart, I feel very fortunate in the love we have for each other, and in the life we have built together. Our love and our family keeps growing every year.

Speaking of family, I realize that much of what I learned in my life, being a husband, a father, a brother, a friend, and a good Christian, I learned from my parents. Neither mom or dad sat down with me and told me what to do in every situation, I just learned from them on how they handled adversity and how they carried themselves on a daily basis through all situations. This month's final thought I leave you with is a little story from a son who also took those lessons and practiced them one special evening. Enjoy....


A son took his old father to a fancy restaurant for a special birthday dinner. The father being very old and weak, while eating, dropped food on his shirt and trousers. Other diners watched him in disgust while his son remained calm, and not wanting to embarrass his son during their evening out, the father pretended not to notice the other diners staring at him.

After he finished eating, his son who was not at all embarrassed, quietly took him to the washroom, wiped the food particles, removed the stains, combed his hair and fitted his spectacles firmly, and then flashed a genuine smile and said: “Thank you so much for joining me tonight, Dad. I love you.”

When they came out, the entire restaurant was watching them and the diners were murmuring, not able to grasp how someone could embarrass themselves publicly like that. The son settled the bill and started walking out with his father.

At that time, an old man amongst the diners called out to the son as the restaurant became silent and asked him, “Don’t you think you have left something behind?”.

The son replied, “No sir, I don't think so”.

The old man retorted, “Yes, you have! You left a valuable lesson for every son and a little glimmer of hope for every father in this room!”

The restaurant remained silent - only this time, the other diners were the ones embarrassed.

Here's to being a great son or daughter, and to the loving parents that shaped you that way. Cheers!




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