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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!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009


There is a blog that I follow (listed in the right hand column) for Retired One. She occasionally shares local news reports with us and offers comments. Not much happens in OUR area (is that good or bad??) but I DO follow some of the weird stories online.

Before I get to that, I will share one ad with you that did appear in the Newberry News a couple of weeks ago.


MY question is does the father suffer from dementia part time or did they want someone to care for him part time??

Gas + Flame = ?: Yeah, some people still can't quite figure that one out. Police say a 27-year-old woman in Joliet, Illinois, was filling a gas can on the passenger seat of her car when she wanted to see how much gas was inside. So she got out her lighter and... you can guess the rest, right? The whole story is online at the Daily Herald. (Dumb Moves)(Ouch! That Must Hurt!)

Granny's Got a Gun: A Missouri woman angry that a plane flew too close to her house went to the airport with a gun and said she was going to shoot it down. Then, police say 69-year-old Judy Davis walked out onto the runway and opened fire -- forcing a plane to abort its landing, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune.

Just to Make Sure He's Dead: Angela Simpson was indicted for murder... but this wasn't your usual stabbing, strangling or beating death. Police say she chose "all of the above," pulling out the handicapped victim's teeth, driving a nail through his skull and setting the body on fire... after stabbing him 50 times and strangling him with a coaxial cable, according to abc15.com. See her photo in the Weird Crime Mug Shot Hall of Shame.


  1. Anonymous8:59 PM

    just like the song says people are crazy

  2. Thanks for the shout out in your blog!!! That was so nice of you.
    And your news stories were hilarious!
    Loved the one about the woman checking the gas can!

    We have a hotel that has a sign up all the time looking to hire maids/housekeepers. But the sign says
    Quiet, clean, cozy maids wanted".
    I always wonder if they want the maid to be quiet clean and cozy? ha


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