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In early February, Mike and Karen left the cold and snow behind for a week in the Caribbean sun. They stayed at a St. Thomas VRBO called Heavenly Harmony. A travel friend drove the narrow, twisting roads with hairpin turns. Along the way the travelers admired the views, had a seaside lunch in Red Hook, went snorkeling at Lindquist Beach, saw dolphins doing tricks and other sea life at Coral World, shopped in the USVI capital, Charlotte Amalie, took a daytrip to St. John, and more. And no one messed with the iguanas. Then it was back to the Hudsonville cold.


The 38th annual Gull Lake Invitational is once again scheduled to be played. With the border with Canada back open, we expect our Canadian friends back in the field. Because of the increasing age of the competitors, and several ailments, the actual amount of single play golf has been drastically reduced. In the original years, the guys played 72 holes of singles competition. but co-commissioner Mike Wiacek reports that Wednesday they're only playing 18 holes with a later tee time, and there will be more scrambles vs. singles golf over the three day event. Here's to good weather, good scores, good times, and keeping your heads down.


Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Bedford Valley 10:48 am --- 11:06 am

Thursday, May 26, 2022
Stonehedge South 9:36 am --- 9:54 am
Stonehedge North 2:51 pm --- 3:09 pm

Friday, May 27, 2022
Stoatin Brae 9:30 am --- 9:50 am


Mia McCarty planned to take a week off from middle school basketball after a doctor removed a screw from her healed right femur on Feb. 22. In the photo, Dad Ryan holds the screw after it was removed because it was bothering her knee. The screw was inserted after Mia broke both legs when a dead tree fell on her May 29, 2020. She has made a full recovery in both legs.

themccartys on TikTok and YouTube are not the only McCarty family sites on social media... Brand new this year is "Let's Party McCarty" on YouTube. Created by Alexa McCarty, it goes through her daily life. Let's Party currently has 18 subscribers and over 800 views.

Check out the Let's Party McCarty YouTube page and subscribe for her latest videos. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMTqznbORcb7jjztHwRj6zQ



An Irishman walks into a bar and asks for two beers. He then pulls a small green-skinned man out of his pocket and puts him on the counter.
As he’s drinking one drink and the green man is drinking the other, an Englishman down the bar who has had a few too many drinks says, “Hey, what’s that little green thing down there?”
The green man runs down the bar gives the Englishman a raspberry, “SPLBLBLBLT!,” right in the face and runs back to the Irishman.
The Englishman mops himself off and says to the Irishman, “Hey, what is that thing, anyway?”
The Irishman replies, “Have some respect. He’s a leprechaun.”
“Oh, all right.” the Englishman says sullenly. They all go back to drinking beer.
An hour or so later, the Englishman is really plastered. “Boy, that leprechaun sure is an ugly little bastard!” he says.
The leprechaun runs down the bar and gives the Englishman a raspberry again, “SPLBLBLBLBT!”
This time the Englishman is really mad! “Tell that leprechaun that if he does that again I’ll Chop his willie right off, I will!” he shouts.
“You can’t do that,” says the Irishman. “Leprechauns don’t have willies.”
“How do they pee, then?” asks the Englishman.
“They don’t,” says the Irishman. “They go SPLBLBLBLBT.”

themccartys on Tik Tok has grown it's following to over 5 million people. That is an increase of over 300,000 in the past 30 days! In our February issue, we reported that they had 4.7 million followers. They also have over 110 million likes. On YouTube, they are constantly in the top 25 every week and have over 2.2 million subscribers.

Congrats to Kevin, Stephanie, Audri and Braxton on this great feat. If you haven't seen their posts yet, download the TikTok and YouTube apps and search for themccartys and follow them. They also have an on-line store with exclusive McCarty swag. The link is below...


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Super Bowl LVI is now in the record books. Congrats to Matt Stafford and the LA Rams on their 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Also, congratulations to Globile Man, who scored  an impressive 160 out of 200 points in the Super Bowl game to become our 2022 McCarty Metro NFL Pigskin Pickem champion. I would really like to thank all of our players who put in almost 6 months of the year playing this game. I had fun, and I hope you all did as well. Hopefully, we will be back again in September to start it all over again. See how you did in the Super Bowl and where you finished on our Pigskin Pickem Page of the Metro.

Question How Many days in a week? Answer: 7... 6 Saturdays and 1 Sunday.
Question: When is a retirees bedtime? Answer: Two hours after falling asleep on the couch.
Question: How many retirees does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: Only 1, but it may take all day.
Question: What is the biggest gripe of retirees? Answer: There is not enough time to get everything done.
Question:  Why don’t seniors mind being called seniors? Answer: The term comes with a 10% discount.
Question: Among retirees what is considered formal attire? Answer: Tied Shoes.



Remove And Clean Grout Just By Using A Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Do you need to clean out grout? If this is the case, grab a toilet bowl cleaner and apply it on the spot. Give it a couple of minutes before you scrub at it with a toothbrush or a small brush. Clean it up with the use of 
warm water and a mop. The difference is going to shock you!

Sleeping With Soap Can Cure Eliminate Your Leg Cramps

All right, this is not a home maintenance trick. However, we decided to mention it since it is fascinating! If you get cramps or restless leg syndrome in your sleep, you should leave a bar of soap below the fitted sheet. The problem should stop after that! No one knows exactly how or why it works, but it does.

Finding Studs With The Help Of A Measuring Tape

If you take a good look at the tape measure, you will find certain numbers in red. This is odd since most of them are in black! There are also diamonds at certain intervals for some brands. They are indicators placed on the tape to let you determine the space between the stubs.

If you have any household tips or tricks, send them to me at mccartymetro@gmail.com


Here are some of the recent travel destinations from our faithful readers

Mike & Karen vacationed in the Virgin Islands
Larry & Gina visited Alabama, including Cathedral Caverns and Scottsboro

Kelly & Margaret took a car trip, visiting Larry and Gina in Tennessee before attending a wedding in Florida

Did you travel recently? Send us your destination and pictures to mccartymetro@gmail.com

Dear Editor: I really enjoy the Metro and get my laughs, but also some information, especially on the Household Tips & Tricks section. It would be nice if you added some tips on the Recipe Corner. Thanks. -Bob

ED NOTE: Here is a quick tip for Le Food. Did you know that Pfizer has made Viagra available in a teabag? It doesn't improve your sexual performance, but it does stop you crumpet from going soft.

Dear Editor: I am impressed with your classified ads at the McCarty Metro. I originally put a picture of a night stand my wife and I were trying to give away in the local newspapers. We did not have a nibble. The next month, my wife put the message out on the McCarty Metro with her personal phone number. It has been ringing off the hook. Although she has yet to sell it, she has been out almost every night showing it. Many thanks! -Ted

ED NOTE: Ted. Ted. Ted... Knowing my readers, and your wife, I'm sure this will all come to a head real soon.

Dear Editor: I sent the Cockroaches Three Stooges Rock N Roll YouTube link in an email to the Stooges Fan Club and they wrote back that they still have the vinyl record you sent them in 82. Here is the reply... Hello, Thanks for passing this along. The Stoogeum actually has this song on vinyl in our collection. It was a gift from Brad Savage to the Three Stooges Fan Club president Moe Feinberg in 1982! It's nice to see something like this have another life on YouTube! Have a great day! -Michelle

ED NOTE: That is so cool! It's great to hear Eric's voice again in the video. Thanks Lake for passing this along.

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ED NOTE: I appreciate you stopping by and would like to hear your questions, comments, or editorials.
Just submit them anytime during the month to
mccartymetro@gmail.com for inclusion in our next issue.

For those that do not speak the language, Le' Food is French for "The Food"! Here you can find some of our Metro family favorite recipe and tips.

Readers, email me at mccartymetro@gmail.com to submit your favorite recipe for inclusion in an upcoming issue.
This month we have tips submitted by Kelly.

Best Way To Boil Easter Eggs On The Stovetop

There are two egg-related questions that come up all the time: What came first, the chicken or the egg, and do you start with boiling water or do you start with cold water when you boil eggs?

We recommend you start with cold water. Why? Because this prevents overcooking the eggs. You'll never have to deal with dry, chalky, overcooked eggs with weirdly greenish yolks again. Nothing but beautiful bright yellow yolks and amazing texture for you! So good, you'll want to eat them with just a sprinkle of salt.

Three Steps to Perfect Hard Boiled or Soft Boiled Eggs:

1. Place eggs in a saucepan or pot and cover with cold water. Eggs first, then water. Why? Because if you put the eggs in afterward, they might crack as they fall to the bottom of the pan. It's no fun to learn this the hard way.

2. Put pan over high heat and bring water to a rolling boil. Remove pan from heat and cover. How long does it take to boil an egg? Well, actually, you want the water to come just to a boil but not stay there. Eggs exposed to high heat for a long time go through a chemical reaction that turns the yolks green. So the answer to "How long do you boil hard boiled eggs?" is: pretty much not at all. Because the eggs cook in water that's not actually boiling, some people use the term "hard-cooked" instead of "hard-boiled" eggs.

3. Drain eggs immediately and put in a bowl filled with water and ice cubes. Why ice water? It cools the eggs down and prevents the green yolk problem. (Chilled water isn't cold enough - you want cold water with lots of ice cubes floating in it.) If you're planning to peel the eggs, crack them slightly before putting them in the ice water and let them sit for an hour for maximum ease of peeling.

How Long Should The Eggs Cook?

Let the eggs stand in the hot water for 4 to 12 minutes, depending on how firm or set you want the yolks to be.

Why the time range? The longer the eggs sit in hot water the more cooked the yolk will be: figure less time for soft boiled eggs and longer time for hard boiled eggs. Use these time guidelines for large eggs:

Cook Time Egg Yolks Egg Whites
2-4 minutes Soft, runny Soft, runny
6-8 minutes Soft but set Firm
10-15 minutes Fully set Fully set

This is based on large eggs. Smaller eggs will need less time and extra-large or jumbo eggs will need more time.


You can submit videos by sending it to me, send me a link, or uploading to YouTube and sending me the info to mccartymetro@gmail.com


Cooper Signing

Short video of Cooper's music class
signing to a song

Let's Party McCarty

Alexa shows some fidgets.
Don't forget to subscribe on YouTube 

 Evil Leprechaun

The McCartys battle an evil

Middle School Band

Luke & Mia perform in their
middle school band concert 



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Don Wilson, 88, Hall of Fame guitarist (The Ventures). Howard Hesseman, 81, actor (WKRP in Cincinnati, This Is Spinal Tap, Head of the Class), complications from colon surgery. Bill Fitch, 89, Hall of Fame basketball coach (Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets), NBA champion (1981). Jeremy Giambi, 47, baseball player (Oakland Athletics, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia Phillies), suicide by gunshot. Ivan Reitman, 75, film director (Ghostbusters, Meatballs, Kindergarten Cop) and producer, founder of The Montecito Picture Company. Frank Beckmann, 72, broadcaster (WJR) and former voice of University of Michigan football, complications from vascular dementia. Emile Francis, 95, Hall of Fame ice hockey player, coach (New York Rangers), and executive (Hartford Whalers, St. Louis Blues). The Amazing Johnathan, 63, magician and stand-up comedian. Sally Kellerman, 84, actress (M*A*S*H, Back to School), heart failure. Dick Versace, 81, basketball coach (Bradley Braves, Indiana Pacers), executive (Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies), and sportscaster. 

Dee Misuraca (nee Del Signore) 
Born: October 28, 1929 Died: January 30, 2022 at the age of 92.

Dee was the beloved wife of the late Peter. Dearest mother of Bernadette (Agostino) Hardin, Cea (Al) Brown, Larry (Linda), Ann Marie (John) Russo, and the late Diane (Ray) Bezy. Loving grandmother of 9 and great grandmother of 12. Memorial Visitation was on Wednesday, February 9th, 3-9pm with a 7pm Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons. A Memorial Mass was held Thursday February 10th at St. Joan of Arc in St Clair Shores. Memorial Contributions to the Capuchins Soup Kitchen are appreciated.

ED NOTE: Dee Misuraca is the mother of Metro reader Ann Marie Russo. She passed away on January 30. We wish peace to Ann Marie and the entire family. Eternal rest grant unto Dee, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.


A statement from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

The NFL, it's teams, owners, and players are deeply worried regarding the unprecedented situation that has unfolded as a result of the last two Super Bowls. For the second straight year, there was a team with an unfair home field advantage in the big game. As an organization, we have tried to avoid this very situation by utilizing neutral sites, but having it occur two years in a row is cause for change.

Therefore, to guarantee this will never, EVER, happen again, the league has come to a unanimous decision to move every Super Bowl from this point forward to Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. 


Please send your news articles and photos to me at mccartymetro@gmail.com for inclusion in that issue


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