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Hello all, and a Happy March to all of our McCarty Metro readers. Our next issue will be in May, so let me take this time to wish you all a Happy St. Patrick's Day in March, and a Blessed Easter in April. 

Margaret and I got a chance to travel to Oregon this past month, and visit with Chris, Amanda, Alexa, and help celebrate Cooper's first birthday. Last we saw the grandkids was last June at Brad & Valerie's wedding. My, how they have grown. We really had a wonderful visit, and am looking forward to the next.

I would like to congratulate all of the winners of a Dudley Award. Thank you to all who took the minute to cast your votes. We had a record number of votes cast this year. Some other Metro news... the next McCarty Metro 72 Hour Film Project is being slated for July. More details will be forthcoming. Also, due to a lack of interest, the Metro Kidz Page has been cut. 

With Lent starting, and the Easter season being just around the corner, it is a time for renewal, and a fresh start. I am going to have 2 Lenten vows this year. The first is to eat right in hopes to lose some weight, and the second is to start with a 'clean slate' when talking or working with people. On that note, my final thought this month I am going to share with you is a story about a doctor, and father who is concerned about his son. Enjoy.


A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery. He answered the call asap, changed his clothes & went directly to the surgery block where he found the boy’s father pacing in the hall waiting for the doctor. On seeing him, the dad yelled: “Why did you take all this time to come? Don’t you know that my son’s life is in danger? Don’t you have any sense of responsibility?"

The doctor smiled & said: “I am sorry, I wasn’t in the hospital & I came as fast as I could after receiving the call…… And now, I wish you’d calm down so that I can do my work”! "Calm down?! What if your son was in this room right now, would you calm down? If your own son dies now what will you do??” said the father angrily.

The doctor smiled again & replied: “I will say what Job said in the Holy Book “From dust we came & to dust we return, blessed be the name of God”. Doctors cannot prolong lives. Go & intercede for your son, we will do our best by God’s grace” “Giving advice when not concerned is so easy” murmured the father.

The surgery took 3 hours after which the doctor went out happy, “Thank goodness!, your son is saved!” and without waiting for the father’s reply he carried on his way running. “If you have any questions, ask the nurse!!”

“Why is he so arrogant? He couldn’t wait so that I ask about my son’s state” commented the father when seeing the nurse minutes after the doctor left. The nurse answered, tears coming down her face: “His son died yesterday in a road accident, he was at the burial when we called him for your son’s surgery. And now that he saved your son’s life, he left running to finish his son’s burial.


Here's to never judging people because you never know their life and what they are going through. Cheers!


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