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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!

Thursday, September 03, 2009


THE FOLLOWING WAS SENT TO ME BY JAN, ONE OF MY READERS...no the responses in red are not my responses. They just came along with it!!

Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn’t you say?

Man Kills Self before Shooting Wife and Daughter. This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day.

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says No crap, really? Ya think?

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers Now that's taking things a bit far!

Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over What a guy!

Miners Refuse to Work after Death No-good-for-nothing' lazy so-and-so's!

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant See if that works any better than a fair trial!

War Dims Hope for Peace I can see where it might have that effect!

If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile Ya think?!

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures Who would have thought!

Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide They may be on to something!

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?

Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge He probably IS the battery charge!

New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group Weren't they fat enough?!

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft That's what he gets for eating those beans!

Kids Make Nutritious Snacks Do they taste like chicken?

Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half Chainsaw Massacre all over again!

Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors Boy, are they tall!

And the winner is.... Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead


  1. "Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over" Ha! I sent this to my niece in Vet school. What a crack up.

  2. As one who has been proof-reading since he was in college, I LOVED your blog on this! We just had a county artists directory come out, after lengthy labor pains, with the statement that one of the artists teaches "marital arts."

  3. Joanna, Hopefully she got a chuckle out of it!!

    Sandy and Tom...LABOR PAINS AND MARITAL ARTS....hmmmm...THAT is a funny one!

    Reminds me of that hotel sign I mentioned in your yesterday's post comments about the "quiet, clean, cozy maid wanted" sign.
    I also love the Porn Chiropractic Center in Marquette. Hmmmmm..makes you wonder what goes on there, no???

  5. Retired One...You DO come up with some good ones!!! Does that Chirp center really say PORN???


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