Party And Annual Christmas Sing-Along
The McCarty Metro Christmas party and sing-along is
scheduled for December 24 at Mom McCarty's house. All
employees, family and friends are invited. The high balls
will be coming out early.
The word "rigged" has been used in past
years, and this one is no exception. However, in front of
3 generations of McCartys, the annual Christmas drawing
was performed at Mom's house. With a $25 maximum limit, it
will be very difficult for many of these McCartys to go
over the limit.
McCarty house takes shape
Ryan McCarty and his fiancée, Missy Stabler, will occupy
a brand new crib when they get married in summer. The
house is rising in a new subdivision near Hudsonville. We
anticipated your next question. They're both teachers in
the Zeeland School District. He teaches second grade in
one school; she teaches kindergarten in another.
Jerry McCarty, once again, gave up some holiday time to
feed the hungry at the LA Mission. Faces like Nick Nolte,
Gary Coleman, Abe Vigoda, Kenny G., Michael Bolton, Frank
Stalone,and Tattoo (from Fantasy Island), all waited in
line to get a finger scoop of mashed potatoes from Jer.
Actually, the lead singer of The Cockroaches was seen
serving mashed potatoes to Alyssa Milano's (Whos the Boss)
gravy. Gossip, Gossip, Gossip!
Coach At Fraser
Is it 1998, or 2003? The Fraser Rambler basketball team
will have a familiar face on the bench. One time star
Chris McCarty is now on the coaching staff. He, along with
Marshall Wandrei will try to restore the roar back to the
basketball program. During his playing days, the Ramblers
made it to the state quarterfinals, and garnered
"Team of the Year" honors. You can keep up with
the team as Chris is also continuing the 7 year history of
the Basketball web site.
Officer Andy McCarty showed son Sam the proper
way to cross a busy street recently. Sam learned
some valuable lessons in this mock exercise:
1. One-dimensional cars are only available in solid
blue or red.
2. Baltimore streets are narrow but in excellent
3. My Dad has long arms, able to reach from the curb
to the middle of a busy roadway.
Ford is sinking!
George Ford Elementary School on Marlowe Street in Detroit
is closed until at least spring. The foundation is sinking
and inspectors fear for the safety of its students. Ken
Chalk (a George Ford alum) passes this story along after
seeing it on TV in November. The story mentioned that
there would be a possibility of gas and water pipes
breaking. And now, for an editorial comment from Ken:
Wouldn't you know it -- we hand over the school to the
next generation and they break it.
High School senior, Brad McCarty, has chosen Central
Michigan University. The 6'7" Fraser Rambler cites
the following reasons for his decision.
1. There is a 24 hour McDonalds off campus
2. The fabulous babes there.
3. I'm a legacy... They gotta take me!
D.J. on skates, holding a little Steve over his head, then CRASH!
Mike in bare feet, putting toddler Andy on his shoulders at the top of a Lake Michigan sand dune, running down, then CRASH! (Whoops, this was a STUPID SUMMER TRICK.)
Going sledding with Dad at Rouge Park - down a hill, into a stand of trees, then CRASH!
Mike sledding with the kids in Grand Rapids, going solo on a piece of plastic, becoming airborne after hitting a snow embankment, then CRASH!
Mike getting his car stuck on a curb cut and ice on a driveway on Goldridge Lane.
Mike slipping on glare ice while walking back to work from a lunch break in Grand Rapids. This turned into a great WINTER TRICK because:
A) Mike became a human luge on a downtown sidewalk, hurtling down a steep hill on his back, not stopping until
B) He used his arm to snag a lightpost at the corner of a busy intersection.
Mike's Mercury sliding on ice while trying to turn a corner in his neighborhood, hitting a snow embankment and becoming airborne. The front axle of the Mercury came to rest on top of something behind the snow bank - a fire hydrant. Mike's next trick was scrounging up the money to pay for damage to the undercarriage. The fire plug was unharmed.
Larry stuck in a snow bank, has his CB Buddies, Spinner and Paddlefoot, come and push him out of the snow bank. Paddlefoot's pickup truck breaks an axle but still manages to push Larry out. Larry drives away leaving the broken down CBers behind. Thanks, good buddy!!
Mike drives in a snowstorm from Grand Rapids that is so bad his windshield wipers freeze. Mike is forced to drive 100 miles with the drivers window down making a windshield wiping motion. During dinner his arm uncontrollably flaps up and down.
DJ spins out his Gran Prix on Tilch trying to endorse a check while driving in a snowstorm. Later he tries to blame it on Kelly who was not in the car, but who took the pen that he usually used while driving and signing checks.
Larry, Jerry, and DJ drive in Kelly's Party Van from Escanaba, MI in a snowstorm with no heater. The only heat comes from a candle in a coffee can. While driving 75 miles per hour in the fast lane the back door is opened so the can and a burning blanket can be discarded out the rear of the van.