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DATELINE: SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN

Olivia McCarty couldn't wait to tell all of the Metro readers that she is going to be a big sister. That's right... Brad and Valerie are expecting their second child. The couple, along with Olivia are preparing for the new addition to the family in March of 2016. Grandparents Kelly, Margaret and Laura are all ecstatic over the great news. The Metro extends it's congratulations to Valerie, Brad, and Olivia.


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DATELINE: ST. JUDE WALK/RUN TO END CHILDHOOD CANCER - DETROIT, MICHIGAN

From Reporter Mary Jo... Sisters Mary Jo, Maureen, Nancy and Shari walked along with six of my long time (some from pre kindergarten) friends. My niece Stacy had ALL (acute lymphocytic leukemia) at 4 years old, she is now happily married and doing great, thank God! My niece Maggie was diagnosed with Hodgkin's and went thru chemo and is doing wonderful, and is in her last year at Michigan State. Have been supporter of St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital for many years, they do so much for these kids and family, no one should ever have to go through this. Our team was called Watch Us Walk Now. And did a bit of the Whip, Nae Nae while walking, lol.

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DATELINE: ACROSS THE U.S.A.

Margaret McCarty and sister Marianne are in the process of driving across the country. Their three week adventure has already taken them to Yellowstone (where they spent 4 nights in the cabins in the park), Bend, Oregon (where they got to spend time with Chris, Amanda, Alexa and Cooper). As this is being written, they are on their way to Utah, The Grand Canyon, and maybe a little recon in Las Vegas?? You can follow her adventures on Facebook, but there will also be a full report in next month's issue, along with photos from their trip. ED NOTE: I can only hope Wally World is not closed when they get there.

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DATELINE: GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN

BREAKING SPORTS NEWS: GOALIE, 66, RULES OUT COMEBACK! Amid rumors that he might resume playing hockey, Mike McCarty threw out his old goaltender gear Sept. 24. "It's time to give younger players a chance," he said. McCarty hung up his skates 20 years ago after a player said, "Nice save, Mr. McCarty." McCarty's pads and gloves were in disrepair and heavily taped. However, he did save his goalie mask. "Hey, Halloween is coming up."

DATELINE: RAY, MICHIGAN

On September 26th, Austin McCarty turned 26. He kicked off the day by out of a plane for the third time with a couple of friends at Midwest Freefall Sport Parachute Club. Austin reports that all went smoothly, and he enjoyed the rest of his day with gal pal Hillary. Happy Birthday Haus!

ED NOTES... 
Mike... That's a good thing. 
Austin... I like the shirt!

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PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES

Here are some of the travel destinations this past month from our readers.

 Amanda traveled to Singapore on vacation.
 Jerry traveled to Detroit for a reunion and Toronto for business.
Margaret traveled by car out west to Yellowstone and Oregon.

 Steve, Kristen, and family traveled up to northern MI to walk the 5-mile Mackinac bridge on Labor Day.

Did you go on a trip or vacation? Send us your destination and pix to mccartymetro@gmail.com

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When it comes to Halloween, there is one thing the McCarty brothers remember: candy. Several of the brothers weighed in on the highlights and lowlights of their trick-or-treat hauls over the years. Happy Halloween, everyone! Trick or treat, give us something good to eat!

Rick says: THE BEST: Chips It was never about candy, since all candy is good. The best treat always was a bag of chips from the neighborhood bars we used to go into on Halloween night. (Strange... Melvin the Mailman was drinking a cold one at every bar we went into.) THE WORST: The worst treat was the popcorn ball that was not store-bought and had no wrapping on it of any kind. (You know it was loaded with hand germs from the lady who made them.)

Jerry says: THE BEST: Cracker Jack! THE WORST: Cornflakes from Mrs. Richter. And someone gave me a voting handbill once.

Kelly says: THE BEST: My favorite candy was a Charleston Chew. Also loved the Milk Duds. The best thing we got at my age group was a 5-cent box of Cracker Jack. EXPENSIVE!! Loved the prize!! THE WORST: The worst candy was anything that was unwrapped like candy corn or an apple.

Steve says: THE BEST: A full-size candy bar. Very satisfying, and clearly a house that put some thought into it for the kids. THE WORST: Those flavored Tootsie Roll things. I'm not even sure they were the real Tootsie Rolls. Nothing is worse than a vanilla-flavored Tootsie Roll or a peach-flavored Tootsie Roll. Gag!

Mike says: THE BEST: Once, I got a Chunky! That chocolate wrapped in shiny foil was the best. How could someone afford to give those? Close second: Any full-size candy bar. Especially Three Musketeers. THE WORST: A woman on Sussex near West Chicago invited us into her living room, dipped a scoop into a box and dumped loose popcorn into my bag. Hey, lady, that's my "treat" bag!

Larry Says: THE BEST: Getting a full-size box of Cracker Jack or a full-size Snickers bar were without a doubt the best. Usually houses passed out mini candy bars, Smarties or pieces of bubble gum. THE WORST: The houses that passed out homemade popcorn balls. Some would have that sticky mess wrapped loosely in cellophane or no wrap at all! It would stick inside the pillow case, all the candy would adhere to it, and the whole mess would need to be thrown out.
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HOW DID WE STACK UP TO YOUR BEST AND WORST HALLOWEEN CANDY OF ALL TIME?

Share your favs and gags with the Metro...

YOUR NAME: BEST CANDY:

WORST CANDY:

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Dear Editor: I was reading Planes, Trains, and Automobiles; and what the hell. Kelly & Margaret travel to St. Ignace, Jerry and family travel to Hawaii, Steve and family travel to Greensboro, Charlotte, Asheville, and Nashville? And then you tack on "Larry traveled to Denver for work". Everybody goes to have fun except Larry. Why not just tack on Larry is a "loser" or "get a life"? -Having a pity party in Nashville!

ED NOTE: Oh... You forgot Amanda went to Singapore, Margaret and her sister drove to Yellowstone, and Austin and Hillary are going cross country to California... Larz... You're definitely not a loser. Anyway... You got that party thing going for ya!

Dear Editor: While reading the latest issue of the McCarty Metro I stumbled across Planes, Trains, & Automobiles. I noticed how you made a point to show that Kelly & his lovely wife took a trip to Michigan and even included beautiful pictures & a video from their trip. You also pointed out that Jerry & his endearing family took a relaxing vacation to Hawaii. You continued with that list by pointing out that brother Steve & his adorable family traveled on a road trip down to the Carolinas and over to Nashville, TN. How sweet and thoughtful of you to also include that Larry traveled by himself to Colorado for work. Is this some sick, twisted way to show that I'm dating a pathetic loser? I feel that you, The Editor, have biased feelings towards some McCarty brothers over others or perhaps Larry was NOT the "pick of the litter" like I had been told. Thank you for your time and attention.

ED NOTE: Ganging up on me??? Who is this anyway??? Just to put your mind at ease... I LOVE Larry. He is one of my top 7 brothers. My only motivation by mentioning his Denver trip (alone) was that I was actually hoping Larz was going to supply some photos from the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountain High state for our Metro readers. Even if he just pointed the camera at the airport bar mirror capturing himself.... drinking.... alone....

We always want to hear your questions, comments, rants, or editorials.
Just submit them anytime during the month to to mccartymetro@gmail.com for inclusion in the next issue

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN - THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY SINCE THE LAST ISSUE

Dean Jones, 84, actor (The Love Bug, Company, Beethoven), Parkinson's disease. Judy Carne, 76, actress and comedienne (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In), pneumonia. Jean Darling, 93, silent film actress (Our Gang), radio personality and author. Frederick 'Dennis' Greene, 66, singer (Sha-Na-Na), actor, movie studio executive and law professor, esophageal cancer. Martin Milner, 83, actor (Adam-12, Route 66, Sweet Smell of Success), heart failure. Dickie Moore, 89, child actor (Our Gang, Sergeant York, Oliver Twist). Moses Malone, 60, Hall of Fame basketball player (Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets), arteriosclerosis. Yogi Berra, 90, Hall of Fame baseball player and manager (New York Yankees, New York 
Mets), member of 13 World Series championship teams. 

AND FINALLY.... DATELINE: ASHDOWN FORREST

THE McCARTY METRO WILL BE BACK ON YOUR CYBERPORCH IN NOVEMBER

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