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On October 8, 2019, Kevin and Stephanie McCarty, along with daughter Audrianna welcomed a new life into this world. A happy and healthy baby boy named Braxton Avery McCarty. Braxton weighed in at 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

The McCarty Metro offers Congratulations to the proud parents, big sister Audri and Grandpa Rick.


The family is just in love with little Braxton

Our mother, Jean Virginia McCarty, 92, of Macomb, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2019 while surrounded by her loving sons. She leaves to her large family a legacy of laughter, frugality, music and love.

Born in Detroit in 1927, Jean was the third of seven children of the late Arthur and Emma (Houtteman) Schmelzer. Jean was salutatorian of her East Commerce High School Class of 1945, and went on to become a typist for the Ernst & Ernst accounting firm in Detroit. She also developed an early passion for the piano, playing at family sing-alongs and for "The Lone Ranger" and “The Green Hornet” radio shows at WXYZ studios.

Jean married the love of her life, Detroit police officer Robert "Bob" McCarty, in 1948. She gave up her business job to raise eight sons with Bob, who passed away in 1991. Jean was a devoted mother to Michael (Karen), Dennis, Richard, Lawrence (Gina), Kelly (Margaret), Steven (Kristen), the late Daniel and the late Gerald (Kathlene). She was the proud grandmother of 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren and counting.

Jean's surviving siblings are Margaret Lipinski and Richard (Lois) Schmelzer; she was predeceased by John "Jack" Schmelzer, Joan Murray, Thomas Schmelzer and Lawrence Schmelzer.

Jean loved playing the piano. "It was the most fun you could have," she would say. Jean was a member of Sterling Heights' St. Michael Catholic Church, where she was a volunteer worker.

A visitation was held at Wm. Sullivan & Son, Wm Sullivan And Son Funeral Home located at 8459 Hall Rd, Utica, MI 48317 on Monday, October 7 from 2-9 pm with a rosary at 7pm. A funeral Mass celebrating her life was held October 8, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church. Interment followed at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township. The family suggests sending memorial contributions to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott St. Detroit, MI 48207.

ED NOTE: We will all miss my mom. Please check out the Tribute page in this edition.


Jenna made her confirmation at St. Andrew church in Rochester. During Confirmation, God the Holy Spirit came upon Jenna, accompanied by God the Father and God the Son, just as he did at Pentecost. The Holy Spirit was first introduced to a her the day that she’s baptized, because the entire Holy Trinity — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — are invoked at the ceremony. Supporting Jenna was her sponsor and her sister Megan, mom and dad, grandparents Ben & Gail, and aunts and uncles Kelly & Margaret, and aunt Shannon. Congratulations Jenna!


Austin McCarty once again competed in the Annual Detroit Free Press Marathon in Detroit, Michigan. Austin trained for the event and had a respectable time of 2:05:05 for the half marathon which he participated in. Congratulations Austin!

Austin Running In The Marathon - Crossing Over The Bridge To Canada - Collapsing At The End So Kristina Could Take A Great Photo

This year's McCarty Las Vegas trip is taking place from January 16-19. Join the McCarty Metro staff for a fun time in Sin City. We'll have a yard of Slurpee waiting for any newcomers...



There is a new deputy sheriff in town!


Here are some of the recent travel destinations from our faithful readers.
Mike & Karen are currently abroad in Thailand (report next month)
Kelly & Margaret took a road trip to Schitt's Creek (the TV show town)
Chris & Amanda did a little birthday recon in Las Vegas
Tom and JoAnne are sunning themselves in beautiful Floriday (while we have snow)

Steve traveled around the country including Kansas City where he met some Hall of Fame NFL legends including former Chiefs Willie Lanier, Will Shields & Jan Stenerud

Did you travel for work or vacation? Send us your destination and pictures to mccartymetro@gmail.com


Dear Editor: I watch my grandkids every morning. Just curious if eggs, sausage and toast are a good start to their day, or should they be eating more grains and oats like some doctors say? I would like to know what I should be starting their day off at the breakfast table to stay healthy. -Papi

ED NOTE: I think pretty much anything in the morning is fine to get them through the day. However, I have found a breakfast staple that is not good for kids. Immediately stop feeding your kids Rice Krispies. It is NOT absorbed in their body in a healthy manner. Rather, your body stores it, and the effects become visible when they get older. I used to eat Rice Krispies everyday as a kid, and now that I am in my 60's, I can testify to the effects of this. Every morning, when I wake up and get out of bed, everything in my body snaps, crackles, and pops. Pass this along to other grandparents.

Dear Editor: I think someone at The New Yorker has been reading the McCarty Metro. ( Click here to read the article ) -Marianne

ED NOTE: It definitely looks like a blatant plagiarism of Jerry's World. However, after consulting our Metro attorney (cousin Tony), it is too generic, and this person is just probably a croggedy old man. Now... If words like 'high falutent' or 'fiddle phooey' or 'nobody's the wiser' were used, then, I think we would have a case. Rest In Peace Jerry!

Dear Editor: So sorry for the loss of your mom. I remember her singing at St. MICHAELS many many years ago. Please find comfort knowing she is reunited with your Dad and Danny and Jer. May Gods perpetual light shine upon her always. -Patricia

ED NOTE: Thank you for your kind thoughts. She was a very special lady, and she will be missed.

We appreciate our McCarty Metro readers and 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.


For those that do not speak the language, Le' Food is French for "The Food"! I would like to encourage our readers to submit their favorite recipes to the McCarty Metro at mccartymetro@gmail.com for inclusion in upcoming issues. This month we have a great treat.

Submitted by Kitty


Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix
4 Eggs
1 cup of Crisco Oil
1 cup of hot water
3 boxes of Jell-O Pistachio Pudding Mix
Powdered sugar


Grease a bundt pan. Mix all the ingredients together and pour into the greased bundt pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 60 minutes. When cool, dust with powdered sugar.

PLEASE NOTE: The cake will taste different. if different brands names are used. It is always a big hit! It would be great for Christmas, St. Patty's Day, or anytime!



Henry Dance

See Henry Strut His Stuff

Riding A Camel

Just Like The Titanic

Government Fighting

Trump defends the little guys

Talking To The New Born

Kevin pumps up Braxton


One of the best videos I have seen

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If you know someone who could use our prayers, please email me at mccartymetro@gmail.com.


Diahann Carroll, 84, actress (Julia, Dynasty, Claudine), Tony winner (1962), cancer. Andy Etchebarren, (not pictured) 76, baseball player (Baltimore Orioles, California Angels, Milwaukee Brewers). Rip Taylor, 88, actor (The $1.98 Beauty Show, Chatterbox, Down to Earth) and comedian. Karen Pendleton, 73, actress (The Mickey Mouse Club), heart attack. Danny Grant, 73, hockey player (Minnesota North Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings), Calder Memorial Trophy winner (1968). Bill Macy, 97, actor (Maude, The Jerk, Analyze This). Elijah Cummings, 68, member of the U.S. House of Representatives (since 1996). William Milliken, 97, Governor of Michigan (1969–1983). Robert Evans, 89, film producer (Chinatown, Marathon Man) and studio executive (Paramount Pictures). John Conyers, 90, politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1965–2017). Charles Rogers, 38, football player (Michigan State, Detroit Lions), liver failure. Fred Cox, 80, football kicker (Minnesota Vikings), co-inventor of Nerf football. Michael J. Pollard, 80, actor (Bonnie and Clyde, Hannibal Brooks, Scrooged), cardiac arrest. 



The Christmas tree for the Capitol this year is being delivered by truck across the country, and is fresh from the woods in California. Too Soon?






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