to Anna and Terry Lambert on the birth of their baby
girl. Lacey James Lambert was born on November 20.
Congrats also to the proud big brother Knox, and to
Grandma Gina and Grand Larry! Terry reports that Anna is
doing great, and that Lacey is just perfect and Gina
says she can't wait to hold Lacey in her arms. We at the
McCarty Metro are so happy for everyone.
DATELINE: GRAND HOTEL, MACKINAC ISLAND
Margaret spent 4 days on Mackinac Island. They stayed at
the Grand Hotel, which is known for their horse-drawn carriages, afternoon tea in the parlor, croquet and bocce in the tea garden, dressing up for dinner and nightly dancing to the sounds of the Grand Hotel
Orchestra, drinks in the Cupola Bar on the 5th floor, and
just sitting in a rocking chair on the world’s longest porch with
spectacular views of the Straits of Mackinac. Although the
weather was not the best, the couple had a great time. On
the way back home, they also took a detour through the
Tunnel Of Trees.
are some photos of our trip on Mackinac
who could forget the delicious food at the
Stephanie, Audri, and Braxton McCarty all
appeared on the Steve Wilkos show on November
10. The show was dedicated to internet viral
sensations, and Steve Wilkos took a look at some viral videos
on TikTok, along with some of the good, bad and ugly commentary that comes with them. Also, highlighting some of the digital content Steve
with his family during the pandemic.
McCarty family shared the fun they are having
doing the videos, along with stories of some of
the 'haters' out there. The McCartys currently
have over 1.9 million followers on TikTok and
growing. They were given 2 full segments on the
show, showing some of their videos and shared
their story with the host.
can see all of the McCarty videos @themccartys
on TikTok. Below is a little snippet of the
The Steve Wilkos
Season 13, Episode 151 Viral Sensations
First Aired: November 10, 2020
of this printing, the upcoming McCarty Metro Las
Vegas trip is still a go! It is scheduled to
take place from January 13-17. Join the
McCarty Metro staff, family, and friends for a
fun time in Sin City. We'll have a yard of
Slurpee waiting for any newcomers. If the
pandemic puts a halt on those dates, a make-up
trip will be scheduled when it is safe to do so.
the presumptive nominee for his lack of action,
the mainstream national news media turned its
ire on the Biden administration Tuesday for its
failure to solve the COVID epidemic. “Hopes
were high when President-elect Biden won the
election but unfortunately at this point he has
failed to deliver on his promises to listen to
scientists and see the nation through this
challenging period,” said CNN anchor John
Berman, confirming that thus far, the Democratic
nominee had not lobbied Congress or issued any
executive actions to address rising
hospitalizations or the economic devastation
incurred by the virus. “Despite signaling that
he would make it a chief priority, Biden and his
as-yet-unnamed cabinet officials have acted like
deer in the headlights, refusing to put forward
any legislation whatsoever despite having at
least the House and, pending results, even the
Senate in their corner. It’s this type of
stalling that just adds more fuel to the fire
for Republicans who claim that Democrats get
nothing done.” Berman went on to further
condemn Biden for his failure to propose
meaningful policy solutions to the wave of all
of the Republican violence since the election
which is expected to escalate over the next few
NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
LGBTQ bar Buddy’s offered Texans a unique election
experience on Tuesday: casting ballots for the U.S.
presidential election in 14 voting booths on its dance
is the first bar to serve as a voting venue in Harris
County - the largest in Texas by population - after owner
Christopher Barry proposed it to officials seeking to make
voting easier during the coronavirus pandemic. “This
is our way of trying to help our community,” said Barry,
41, who described the set-up as “Vote in the Front;
Party in the Back.”
patrons drank Dos Equis beer on the outside patio as
voters cast their ballots inside. A garage door separated
the two areas, providing the privacy and peace to vote.
“It really doesn’t feel like I’m in a voting place
at all,” said Bryan Cervantes, 36, a graphic designer
who was one of the roughly 100 voters who had voted at the
site by Tuesday afternoon. “It was super simple.”
drag queens with the nonprofit group Joy To The Polls
danced and lip-synched to songs as part of an effort that
organizers said was geared toward increasing voter
turnout. “We’re here to bring joy to the polls,
literally,” said Athena Sapphire, 26, whose legal name
is Ervin Johnson. Bedecked in a floral jumpsuit with
bell-bottom cuffs, Sapphire roller-skated around the
bar’s parking lot.
matter who people plan to vote for, we want to encourage
them to come out and vote,” Sapphire said. Harris County
Clerk Chris Hollins, 34, showed up at Buddy’s in cowboy
hat and boots to talk to voters and bar patrons. “Why
not have a polling location that people can find
easily?” said Hollins, a Democrat.
Harris County boosted its election budget sevenfold from
2016 to $27.7 million, Hollins tripled early-voting
locations to 120, including drive-through voting that has
been contested in courts by Republican groups and some
polling sites that are open 24/7. On Election Day, more
than 800 voting locations were open across the county,
including a funeral home, a stadium, schools, libraries
and community centers. No long lines were reported on
Tuesday anywhere in the county, which is larger than the
state of Rhode Island and has 2.5 million registered
Here are some of the recent travel destinations from our
Kelly & Margaret went to Mackinac Island for 4 days
and stayed at the Grand Hotel
Larry & Bob made a recon visit to Oak Grove KY to
prep for Vegas in the new year
Margaret did a "scrapbook" weekend in
Michigan. I smell chicken!
Margaret also had a "scrapbook" weekend in
Marshall, Michigan (when the cats away, the boys
Dear Editor: I have to admit, I really enjoyed the dog videos in this issue. Although I’m not a dog owner, these video clips made me smile, made me laugh, and filled my heart with joy. They reminded me of the time that my yellow Lab, Buddy, was sound asleep. He very loudly passed gas, which made everyone-in-the-room’s eyes burn in disgust. Buddy was awaken by the noise and his rear-end vibration. He looked at his tail, smelled his backend, and tried to run away from himself. It was a memory that still warms my heart to this day. Can we look forward to more animal videos in future issues?
-Animal video lover
NOTE: Sure... Why not? Your question though reminded me
of tuna fish and egg salad sandwich night on Fridays during
Lent in the small living room on Sussex... Spoiler... We
didn't have a dog either!
Dear Editor:I find myself watching lots of Hallmark Christmas movies this time of year. Does that make me less of a man?
-Running out of Kleenex
NOTE: Yeah... a little bit. However, I'll do
you a solid. Most of the movies end with Laurie
Laughlin going to prison for bribing college
Editor: Due to COVID, I am not allowed into Wal-Mart unless I wear a mask. So I tried to enter Wal-Mart wearing a hockey mask, but was told I could not enter. What gives?
- Slapped and Shocked
NOTE: Well Slappy... Wal-Mart is taking a
fierce stance and commitment to helping
reduce the spread of COVID. Maybe the hockey
mask you were wearing didn't satisfactorily
cover your mouth and nose, thereby possibly
you may infect others, or worse yet, you
might get infected from someone else. We at
the Metro commend Wal-Mart for maintaining a
safe shopping experience for all it's
customers. I also heard though that if you
don't have a proper mask, they can supply
you one, like this lady to the right.
Anyways... Stay safe!
Editor: Since returning from Paris France in February of this year, I have successfully avoided contracting
COVID. In addition to Zinc, Vitamin A, and Vitamin D, I enjoy 3 Jim Beam Vanilla cocktails and walk two miles a day. My question is, I'm now outside of Dallas. How the hell do I get back home?
- Tired of Walking
NOTE: I knew you should have made a left turn in Albuquerque.
Whatever you do to get back home, don't use the
Garmin... Use Waze. Or, if you don't have the app,
just use these directions... turn around and
go up your ass and to the left... Can't miss it!
Editor: This is my neighbor’s house. When should I call a truce to the Christmas light war?
-Looking at my electric bill
NOTE: Rather than reply to this, I asked
President Trump to talk to your neighbor > >
> > > > >
Editor: You do a great job on the McCarty Metro and the Final Thought has become a favorite read.
Nice work! -A Fan
NOTE: Thank you! It always is great to hear what
people like in the Metro! I hope you and all of our
readers have a very, Merry
ED NOTE: I appreciate
you stopping by. I would like to hear your questions, comments, or editorials.
that do not speak the language, Le' Food is French for
"The Food"! Readers, email me at email@example.com
to submit your
favorite recipe for inclusion in an upcoming issue.
This month we have a
great summertime griddle dish and a delicious dessert. Bon Appétit!
of these recipes are submitted by Gina.
Whether you're entertaining for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's Eve,
both of these easy and quick appetizer recipes are sure to please everyone. Happy Holidays!
Candied Pecans (yields 6 cups)
This simple recipe for candied nuts only calls for 7 ingredients. They are perfect for topping various salads, entrees, and desserts or simply eating as a snack. And they also make a delicious gift!
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar, packed
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 cups (12 ounces) pecan halves, unsalted
1 egg white, whisked
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne pepper to a large bowl or zip lock bag. Toss or whisk until evenly combined. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, add pecans and whisked egg white, and gently toss until pecans are evenly coated. Add in the sugar mixture and toss until combined.
Spread the nut mixture out in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. (If your baking sheet is not large enough for a single layer, split the batch onto two baking sheets). Bake for about 40 minutes, stirring halfway through baking time, until pecans are fragrant and the sugar coating is cooked. (The sugar will harden more once the pecans are out of the oven.)
Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack until the nuts reach room temperature. Transfer them to a sealed container and store until ready to use.
Pizza Christmas Wreath Appetizer
2-3 cans Pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls (regular size)
2 oz of cream cheese soften
3/4 cup sour cream
2-3 tbsp from a vegetable OR ranch seasoning packet
1/8-1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 large broccoli crown , chopped
¾ cucumber finely chopped
1-2 red pepper finely chopped (save the bottom & 2 strips for the Christmas “bow”
Desired amount of mini grape tomatoes – cut in half
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Unroll the dough & separate along the pre-cut vertical lines (NOT the diagonal lines for the individual crescent rolls). Fold these in half to double the dough.
On an ungreased cookie sheet or pizza sheet, start laying the dough down to form a circle. Press the dough down so the width of the ring is approximately 4 inches. (HINT: put an upside down bowl in the center of cookie sheet & then place the dough around it. This will help to maintain a nice even circle. Remove before baking.)
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. The baking time will vary depending on the thickness of the dough, so be sure to check often so bottom doesn’t burn. (NOTE: if pastry is puffing up too much, poke with a fork). Remove from oven & cool completely.
In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese, sour cream and seasonings until combined and smooth. Spread evenly over the crust. Top with broccoli, cucumber, and red peppers. Press the vegetables lightly into the cream cheese. Top with tomato halves.
Use the bottom and two strips of the red pepper to make a bow.
While it can be served immediately, it’s also nice to cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate for 1-2 hours and then serve chilled.
TO KNOW ALEXA
This is a
new feature of the McCarty Metro giving
our readers, young and old alike, a
chance to write an article to tell us
If you would like to participate, email
me an article about yourself or someone you know.
have 3 objects. I have dance shoes, a picture of my family, and a set of markers. These things will tell you about
The first item is my dance shoes. My dance shoes represent my love for dance. One of my favorite things about dance is that I do three different dances. The three are tap, hip hop, and my favorite is ballet.
My second item is my family picture. It is in my room on my wall. It has me and my family laughing. Every time I look at it, I think of
my family! I like to play board games with my family.
My last item is a set of markers. This represents my art. I love to blend colors. Mixing yellow with blue is fun. I love to do art with my grandma.
These are three items that I love.
TO COOK A THANKSGIVING TURKEY BY COOPER
NOTE: This recipe is not kitchen
Get a turkey from the turkey patch. Before you cook it, you need to put chocolate chips on. Cook the turkey at 1000 degrees for 2 hours. The turkey is done what it's black. You can eat birthday cake with the turkey. For dessert, you can eat
root beer floats.
NOTE: If you have a young writer who
wants to see their work on the McCarty
Metro, send it in an email to me
for inclusion in an upcoming issue.
You can submit videos by sending it to
me, send me a link, or uploading to YouTube and sending me the
info to firstname.lastname@example.org
Audri build a time machine
Sorry... No DeLoreans were hurt in this.
family at the Michigan Science
Center try to decide who is the tallest.
scores his second of three touchdowns on the day with this
catch and run.
imitation while walking around the yard.
what happens in Michigan if you have more than 10 people
at your Christmas party.
Kelly, Rick, and Steve show their skills.
Gonna have me a skeet sammich tonight!
the Mt. Juliet McCarty display that is versus the
neighbor from our Metro Sound Off
BUT NOT FORGOTTEN - THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY
SINCE THE LAST ISSUE
Road Warrior Animal, 60, Hall of Fame professional wrestler (AWA, WWF, AJPW).
Gale Sayers, 77, Hall of Fame football player (Chicago Bears)
and admin (Southern Illinois), characterized in Brian's Song, complications of dementia. Helen
Reddy, 78, singer ("I Am Woman", "Delta Dawn") and actress (Pete's Dragon), Grammy winner (1973).
Mac Davis, 78, singer-songwriter ("Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me", "It's Hard to Be Humble") and actor (North Dallas Forty), complications from heart surgery. Bob
Gibson, 84, Hall of Fame baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), pancreatic cancer. Eddie Van
Halen, 65, Hall of Fame musician (Van Halen) and songwriter ("Eruption", "Jump"), Grammy winner (1992), throat cancer.
Nash, 80, singer-songwriter ("I Can See Clearly Now", "Hold Me Tight", "Tears on My Pillow"). Whitey
Ford, 91, Hall of Fame baseball player (New York Yankees), Cy Young Award (1961), World Series champion (6 times), dementia.
Joe Morgan, 77, Hall of Fame baseball player (Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants) and broadcaster, NL MVP and World Series champion (1975, 1976).
Conchata Ferrell, 77, actress (Two and a Half Men, Edward Scissorhands, Network), complications from cardiac arrest. Fred
Dean (no photo), 68, Hall of Fame football player (San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers),
COVID-19. Spencer Davis (no photo), 81, musician (The Spencer Davis Group), pneumonia. Sean
Connery, 90, actor (Dr. No, The Untouchables, Indiana Jones and the Last
Crusade), Oscar winner (1988). Norm Crosby, 93, comedian and actor (Eight Crazy Nights). Alex
Trebek, 80, game show host (Jeopardy!, High Rollers, Double Dare), 7-time Emmy
winner, pancreatic cancer. Howie Meeker (no
photo), 97, Hall of Fame ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), commentator (Hockey Night in Canada), four-time Stanley Cup champion. Tom
Heinsohn, 86, Hall of Fame basketball player, coach, and broadcaster (Boston Celtics). Paul
Hornung (no photo), 84, Hall of Fame football player (Green Bay Packers), Super Bowl
champion (1966), Heisman Trophy winner (1956), complications from dementia.
Terry Duerod, 64, basketball player (Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, Dallas Mavericks), NBA
champion (1981), leukemia.
MEN DON'T REMEMBER!
A couple were Christmas shopping. The mall was
packed and as the wife walked around, she was surprised to discover that her husband was nowhere to be found. She was quite upset because they had a lot to do, and hence, she became so worried that she called him from her cell phone to ask him where he was.
In a quiet voice he said: "Do you remember the jewelers we went into about 5 years ago, where you fell in love with that diamond necklace that we couldn't afford, and I told you that one day I would get it for you?"
All choked up, the wife started to cry and said: "Yes honey. I do remember that shop."
The husband replied... "Well, I'm in the pub next door!"