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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Remarkable Obituary
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend,Mr Common Sense.
Mr. Sense had been with us for many years.No one knows for sure how oldhe was since his birth records were long agolost in bureaucratic red tape.
He will be remembered as having cultivatedsuch value lessons as knowingwhen to come in out of the rain,why the early bird gets the worm andthat life isn't always fair.
Common Sense lived by simple,sound financial policies(don't spend more than you earn)and reliable Parenting strategies(adults, not kids, are in charge).
His health began to rapidly deterioratewhen well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place.
Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassmentfor kissing a classmate;teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch;and a teacher fired for reprimanding anunruly student,only worsened his condition.
Mr. Sense declined even further whenschools were required to get parental consent
to administer aspirin to a student;but, could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Finally, Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband;churches became businesses;and criminals received better treatmentthan their victims.
Common Sense finally gave up the ghostafter a woman failed to realize that asteaming cup of coffee was hot,she spilled a bit in her lap,and was awarded a huge financial settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust, his wife, Discretion;his daughter, Responsibility;and his son, Reason.
He is survived by two stepbrothers;My Rights and Ima Whiner.
Not many attended his funeral becauseso few realized he was gone.

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