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Saturday, May 27, 2006


Sears Hardware in the Silver Lake Parkway is going out of business. People are walking around the medians with signs. Had I seen it on my way out to do errands instead of on my way home, I may have not gone to Home Depot. If anyone has gone inside, let us know what kind of deals there are.


Friday, May 26, 2006

Has anyone been to that Main Dish place? I've heard about it but not sure exactly what it is.


Thursday, May 25, 2006


Wow, I didn't know there were live web cameras in Fenton, Michigan of all places. I've seen the funny looking white posts on top of the State Bank before, but I didn't know they were webcams. Funny how one is pointed toward half of the State Bank's parking lot and the entire front side of the Republic Bank's parking lot. Are they checking out the traffic going into the competition? It is interesting to see the traffic patterns, and a little creepy too. I don't mind watching but I don't think I like being watched. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Now I have heard it all.  Our leaders actually think people who are in our country illegally should be entitled to receive retirement benefits based on what they supposedly paid into the Social Security system?  Young people who are here legally, working hard, and kicking in a bunch of cash into this so called Social Security system will hardly see a dime and illegal people will be allowed to drain the well dry even quicker making it so that I never see a dime of my money back?  And these leaders thing this makes any sense whatsoever?!  Keep your promises to legal people and citizens of the U.S. before you start handing money out to criminals.  That's right, criminals.  They may be nice people, but let's face it, they are criminals.  And you so called leaders want to give my money to criminals because you think it is only fair. 


That's what I get for being polite.  So I'm holding the door open for an elderly lady at the Post Office, just like my parents taught me.  That part was fine.  But then a ton of people kept coming in right behind her.  By the time I finally got to actually go in to the Post Office, the line was nearly to the door.  Empty when I got there but full when I finally got to go in.  Chivalry cost me an extra 20 minutes in line.  I guess that isn't that long in the whole grand scheme of things.  But please.  I'm trying to be nice to an old lady, but a bunch of young people took advantage.  Think I'll just block everyone else after the old lady goes in.  I'm only looking to do one good deed a day, not ten in a row.


Love the new Fenton Links you all have added.  I learned a lot more about Fenton than I ever thought (hoped?) I would. 

Sunday, May 21, 2006


Headlines from the Year 2029

[Editorial note:  obviously from someone's humor department]

Ozone created by electric cars now killing millions in the seventh largest country in the world, Mexifornia formerly known as California. White minorities still trying to have English recognized as Mexifornia's third language.

Spotted Owl plague threatens Northwestern United States crops and livestock.

Baby conceived naturally! Scientists stumped!

Couple petitions court to reinstate heterosexual marriage.

Last remaining Fundamentalist Muslim dies in the American Territory of the Middle East (formerly known as Iran, Afghanistan, Syria and Lebanon).

Iraq still closed off; physicists estimate it will be at least ten more years before radioactivity decreases to safe levels.

France pleads for global help after being taken over by Jamaica.

Castro finally dies at age 112; Cuban cigars can now be imported legally, but President Chelsea Clinton has banned all smoking.

George Z. Bush says he will run for President in 2036.

Postal Service raises price of first class stamp to $17.89 and reduces weekly mail delivery to Wednesday only.

85-year, $75.8 billion study: Diet and Exercise is the key to weight loss.

Average weight of Americans drops to 250 lbs.

Japanese scientists have created a camera with a shutter speed so fast, they now can photograph a woman with her mouth shut.

Massachusetts executes last remaining conservative.

Supreme Court rules punishment of criminals violates their civil rights.

Average height of NBA players now nine feet, seven inches.

New federal law requires that all nail clippers, screwdrivers, fly swatters and rolled-up newspapers must be registered by January 2036.

Congress authorizes direct deposit of previously illegal political contributions to campaign accounts.

IRS sets lowest tax rate at 75 percent.

Florida voters still having trouble with voting machines.

Saturday, May 20, 2006


It's about time we got a break from the rain. Now it is time to attempt to knock down all that grass that grew. Good luck everyone on your harvest! Start your lawnmowers.


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Fenton Cinema - Movies and Times

Times & Tickets for 05/20/2006
Today | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
Fenton Cinema - (810)629-8900
              Movie                                                 Rated  
Mission: Impossible III
(11:40), (2:20), (5:00), 7:40, 10:20
An American Haunting
(12:30), (2:40), (5:15), 7:30, 9:40
Over the Hedge
(11:30), (1:35), (3:40), (5:45), 7:50, 9:50
The Da Vinci Code
(12:00), (1:00), (3:00), (4:00), 6:00, 7:00, 9:00, 10:00
(12:45), (3:15), (5:30), 8:00, 10:15
Just My Luck
(12:15), (2:30), (4:45), 7:15, 9:30
(11:50), (2:00), (4:10), 6:20, 8:30, 10:40


Friday, May 19, 2006


What is up with all of these grubs?  Does anything kill them?  I heard that you are just wasting your money if you try to treat for them in the spring.  Something like, treat in fall if at all.  Anyone know what I should do to repair all this grub damage?  HELP!!!


I see they got the red bull's-eye up already at the new Target store.  They don't waste no time now do they?  Bye bye, mom.  Bye bye, pop.  I hardly knew ye.



Is it just me or does everyone bottom out when pulling into or out of the Burger King on North Leroy Street?  I love the $1 Whopper Juniors, but I spend more than that touching up the paint on my front bumper.  I used to think it was just that I was so fat, but I stepped down from the Whopper with cheese to the Whopper Junior and I'm still bottoming out.  No way am I the only one.

Thursday, May 18, 2006



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Tuesday, May 16, 2006


Why do the kids at the fast food drive-throughs ask what kind of sauces you would like with your order when they don't put any into your bag anyway? That's so frustrating! Especially when going through the drive-through because you don't find out about stuff missing until you get home or way down the express way.

Sunday, May 14, 2006


Local Movies and Times

Times & Tickets for week of 05/14/2006
 Now Playing
Mission: Impossible III
(11:30), (2:15), (5:00), 7:45, 10:30
Ice Age: The Meltdown
(11:40), (1:45), (4:00)
(1:00), (3:30), (5:45), 8:00, 10:20
The Benchwarmers
6:10, 8:15, 10:10
Stick It
(1:30), (3:45), 6:30, 9:00
Just My Luck
(12:45), (3:00), (5:15), 7:30, 9:50
(12:30), (2:35), (4:35), 6:45, 8:45
(11:50), (2:00), (4:10), 6:20, 8:30
United 93
(12:00), (2:25), (4:50), 7:15, 9:40





While searching the internet for something funny to share with my mom on Mother's Day, I ran across this.  It is supposedly an excerpt from a 1950's Home Economics Book distributed to all the High School girls.  We've come a long way, baby.  Happy Mother's Day, mom!!!


1. HAVE DINNER READY: Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal on time. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him, and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospects of a good meal are part of the warm welcome needed.

2. PREPARE YOURSELF: Take 15 minutes to rest so you will be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people. Be a little gay and a little more interesting. His boring day may need a lift.

3. CLEAR AWAY CLUTTER: Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives, gathering up schoolbooks, toys, paper, etc. Then run a dust cloth over the tables. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too.

4. PREPARE THE CHILDREN: Take a few minutes to wash the children's hands and faces if they are small, comb their hair, and if necessary, change their clothes. They are little treasures and he would like to see them playing their part.

5. MINIMIZE THE NOISE: At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of washer, dryer, or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet. Greet him with a warm smile and kiss, letting him know you're glad to see him.

6. Some DON'TS: Don't ever greet him with problems or complaints. Don't complain if he's late for dinner. Count this as minor compared with what he might have gone through that day.

7. MAKE HIM COMFORTABLE: Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or suggest he lay down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him. Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soft, soothing and pleasant voice. Allow him to relax and unwind.

8. LISTEN TO HIM: You may have a dozen things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first.

9. MAKE THE EVENING HIS: Never complain if he does not take you out to dinner or to other places of entertainment; instead try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his need to be home and relax.

10. THE GOAL: Try to make your home a place of peace and order where your husband can relax.


Just a quick note to say, "I love you Mom and Happy Mother's Day."


I know I don't say this enough, but I love you mom.  Happy Mother's Day.  You have done so much for me, I hope that someday I can repay you.  When all else fails, I know I can count on you, mom.

Saturday, May 13, 2006


Hello.  I saw one of your brochures and thought I'd check out this web page.  Is this affiliated with the Tri-County Times or something?  This is a cool idea, I was just curious is all.  Looks like people are starting to hear about this.  Keep up the good work.

[editorial note:  Thanks!  Come back often.  Send in any comment you like for publishing right here at fentonsays.com.  To answer your question, NO we are not affiliated with the Tri-County Times.  We were inspired by their Hot Line, but we are in no way affiliated with the Tri-County Times.  Just like if we were to say that we were inspired by Abraham Lincoln, we are not affiliated with Abraham Lincoln.  Thanks for asking, though!]

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


You've got a lot of nerve. How dare you say Cinco de Mayo isn't a real

holiday!! If you don't know your Mexican history, just move to Canada.

But you probably don't know your Canadian history, either. Why don't you

read a book every once in a while, instead of chugging Margaritas!!

Sunday, May 07, 2006


Don't forget everybody, the Fenton Rotary's annual Five Grand Feast is coming up this Friday.  Lots of food, fun, dancing, prizes, drinks and socializing.  It is one of the main social events of year.  If you don't already have a ticket, please call the Rotary and get at least one.  They do so much for our community and this is one fun filled fundraiser.  Who knows, you may be the lucky person who wins the five thousand dollars this year!  Good luck everybody!



Just wanted to say how cool this site is.  My sister told me about it.  I think it is neat.  You don't have to print this, but you can if you want.  I'm going to tell other people about this site so we can see what people are really thinking about instead of just what others say people are saying we are thinking about.


What a bunch of garbage!  Last summer these doinks doubled our water bill because of cost overruns.  Now they want to increase our water bills again by another 11% to 25% because of decreased water usage.  Have you doinks ever taken a course in economics before?  When you double the cost of something, it would be natural to expect a decrease in usage.  Thanks for nothing, doinks!  My own personal water softener system was working just fine.  I'll show you where you can stick your water rate increases.  I'm going to drink diet coke full time now, no more water for me.  And forget about having lush, green lawns anymore.  You doinks can just look at the scenic brown landscape your water rate hikes are causing.  Hope you are happy, doinks!


Thank you generous citizens of Fenton!  Two of the three proposals passed.  So what if we don't get a community pool to use, or to be able to host invitational swim meets.  The two most important ones, the ones that make improvements for the education of our children, passed.  This is a growing community with growing needs and I for one am very happy that people are willing to step up to the challenge.  Special thanks to everyone who helped to get the word out and get these proposals passed.

Saturday, May 06, 2006


That siren you heard is just a test.  First Saturday of the month and all.  I'm glad we have the siren system.  Now we don't have to worry about bomber planes flying overhead without warning.  We'll all have time to go down into our basements or bomb shelters.  You do have a bomb shelter, don't you?


Happy belated Cinco de Mayo everyone.  Just got rid of a slight hangover, but had a wicked time.  Margaritas in the afternoon at BW3s was awesome.  Played a little trivia and hung out with friends.  More people should treat Cinco de Mayo like a real holiday.

Thursday, May 04, 2006


I'll tell you.  People in this town really like to drive through orange lights - you know, half yellow and half red.  They taught me in Driver's Education that a yellow light does not mean "speed up."  I guess a lot of you did not have the same instructor.

Monday, May 01, 2006


I really don't know what to think about this new bond vote in Fenton. On the one hand, it would be nice to get a tax break as the old bond is finished. On the other, the schools really could use the money. Back on the first hand, I could use the money, too. What to do, what to do.

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