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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) shares some “retirement whizdom”

2015-Jun-29

Geography Lessons for Retirees Or those looking for a new place to live .
You can retire to Phoenix , Arizona where
1. You are willing to park 3 blocks away because you found shade.
2. You’ve experienced condensation on your butt from the hot water in the toilet bowl.
3. You can drive for 4 hours in one direction and never leave town.
4. You have over 100 recipes for Mexican food.
5.. You know that “dry heat” is comparable to what hits you in the face when you open your oven door.
6. The 4 seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and ARE YOU F_ _ _ _ING KIDDING ME??!!

You can retire to California where
1. You make over $250,000 and you still can’t afford to buy a house.
2. The fastest part of your commute is going down your driveway.
3. You know how to eat an artichoke.
4. You drive your rented Mercedes to your neighborhood block party.
5. When someone asks you how far something is, you tell them how long it will take to get there rather than how many miles away it is.
6. The 4 seasons are: Fire, Flood, Mud, and Drought.

You can retire to New York City where
1. You say “the city” and expect everyone to know you mean Manhattan .
2. You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Columbus Circle to Battery Park, but can’t find Wisconsin on a map.
3. You think Central Park is “nature.”
4. You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language makes you multi-lingual.
5. You’ve worn out a car horn. (ed note: if you have a car)
6. You think eye contact is an act of aggression..

You can retire to Maine where
1. You only have four spices: salt, pepper, ketchup, and Tabasco ……
2. Halloween costumes fit over parkas.
3. You have more than one recipe for moose.
4. Sexy lingerie is anything flannel with less than eight buttons.
5. The four seasons are: winter, still winter, almost winter, and construction.

You can retire to the Deep South where
1. You can rent a movie and buy bait in the same store.
2. “Y’all” is singular and “all y’all” is plural.
3. “He needed killin'” is a valid defense.
4. Everyone has 2 first names: Billy Bob, Jimmy Bob, Mary Sue, Betty Jean, Mary Beth, etc.
5. Everything is either “in yonder,” “over yonder” or “out yonder.” It’s important to know the difference, too.

You can retire to Colorado where
1. You carry your $3,000 mountain bike atop your $500 car
2. You tell your husband to pick up Granola on his way home and so he stops at the day care center.
3. A pass does not involve a football or dating.
4. The top of your head is bald, but you still have a pony tail.

You can retire to the Midwest where
1. You’ve never met any celebrities, but the mayor knows your name.
2. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor..
3. You have had to switch from “heat” to “A/C” on the same day.
4. You end sentences with a preposition: “Where’s my coat at?”
5. When asked how your trip was to any exotic place, you say, “It was different!”

AND You can retire to Florida where
1. You eat dinner at 3:15 in the afternoon.
2. All purchases include a coupon of some kind — even houses and cars.
3. Everyone can recommend an excellent dermatologist.
4. Road construction never ends anywhere in the state.
5. Cars in front of you often appear to be driven by headless people.

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) update on McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2015-Jun-26

Good Morning All,

I just heard from Mike, which made my week, and he is home resting and continuing his recuperation. Please keep Mike and Cathie in your prayers as we pray that all continues well with no complications. Your voice was heard and we are grateful. Thank you. God Bless. HoooRaah !

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2015-Jun-24

I just opened Clare’s Email full of wonderful News and as Clare says, ” She now believes in Miracles.” Heart Catherizationn was performed on Mike and that was all they had to do. The MDs were preparing the Family for open heart surgery but the Cath did the deed. Not even a Stent was necessary. Clare, speaking for the entire Family thanks you for your prayers and they are very grateful. Please keep Mike and his Family in your prayers as we say a prayer of thanks. Thank you. God Bless. HoooRaah.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2015-Jun-22

Good Morning All,

I have just heard from Clare, Mike & Cathie McEneney’s Daughter with an urgent request for our prayers. Mike is in St. FRANCIS Hospital on Long Island. The MDs are working on bringing that high Fever down as quickly as possible because Mike has suffered an Aortic Valve Blockage as well and the Fever has to be brought under control so that they may get to dealing with the blockage. Please raise the volume as we pray that the MDs are quickly successful in handling both emergencies and get this good man back on his feet and back ro his Family and us, his extended Family. I will keep you posted. Thank you. God Bless. Thank you Clare.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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JEMAIL: Sweeney, Peter K. (MC1964) thinks it may be Quigley, John [MC1948]

2015-Jun-02

Thanks Mike,

If it’s the same John Quigley, he graduated with Bill Miller in ’48 and was inducted into the MC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987.

Sweeney, Peter K. (MC1964) 

> On Jun 2, 2015, at 12:35 AM, McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
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> Dear Peter,
>
> See below.
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> MFOUND: Quigley, John [MCattendee] has a fascinating story
> 2015-May-25
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> https://www.dvidshub.net/news/164461/tampa-bay-two-time-pow-wwii-remembers-his-war#.VWPEVFnBzGc
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> News: Tampa Bay two-time POW in WWII remembers his war
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> 5215th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
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> TAMPA, Fla. – ORAN, Algeria, Nov. 8, 1942, Operation Torch: “They blew holes in the ship … I saw a shell hit a wall and tore some gears out. They even blew the turret off our boat,” said Pfc. John Quigley as he described his participation in the doomed allied landing attempt at Oran harbor.
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> He was from the Bronx. Quigley was born in 1919 in the Harlem section of New York.
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> By 1936, Quigley’s physical prowess soon made him an aspiring Olympic track star. Training with an Olympian, he entered Manhattan College in 1939 and joined the track team. He trained with some of the best athletes of his day. He was twice voted Most Valuable Player of the Senior Met AAU Championships. Quigley’s best track time was the quarter mile in 47.20 seconds, a track record not broken until 1954. Hoping to go onto the Olympics, Quigley ran track until war broke out. His accomplishments were put on hold, he was drafted in 1941 and he did not resume running until seven years later.
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> Drafted and sent to Camp Dix in New Jersey for basic training, Quigley was assigned to the First Armored Division. He spent six months training in the U.S., England and Scotland, and then shipped out for the invasion of North Africa.
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> [JR: Read this story and wonder what might have been.]
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> Quigley, John [MCattendee]
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> [JR: He should be an Honoree and / or the AHoF!]

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Today, Quigley calls Florida home. At 95 years strong, he lives with his daughter, Cathy, who cares for him. Cancer and its treatment have slowed him down a little. Photos of Quigley in his pre-war college track glory days and his war medals hang in frames upon the living room wall.

The frame with his medals hangs in prominence on the entry wall. Quigley’s awards include the POW/MIA medal, the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and the European and World War II Campaign medals, along with his Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

On the occasion of his interview he is decked out in his official Rolling Thunder, Florida Chapter 7, motorcycle club black leather vest adorned with the POW/MIA insignia and pins from some of his POW/MIA guest speaker journeys.

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[JR: The article doesn’t say anything about graduation. Hopefully, one of our Florida readers could turn “reporter” and go interview and confirm. Please?]

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JUPDATE: Young, J. Bret [MC1982] id-ed by Mike and Warren

2015-May-25

JNEWS: Young, J. Bret [MC1982] Managing Director, INTECH Investment
2015-May-20

http://www.nj.com/business/prnewswire/index.ssf?/nj/story/?catSetID=7002&nrid=304404991

NTECH Adds Two Institutional Sales Professionals

{Extraneous Deleted} J. Bret Young Hired as Managing Director, Business Development, to Continue Expanding Business Opportunities

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Young, J. Bret [MC????]

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Reporter : Schlickenrieder, Warren (MC1942)
Time: May 25, 2015 at 12:12 am

What did you find?: My 2009 edition of the Alumni Directory indicates that J. Bret Young, newly-hired Managing Director for Business Development for INTECH is a member of Manhattan’s Class of 1982.

[JR: Thanks, Warren. Much appreciated.]

Young, J. Bret [MC1982]

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2015-May-24 6:04 PM

Dear John,

I believe that Bret is a member of the Class of 1982.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JEMAIL: O’Connor, Bob (MC1953) reports Huie, Robert E. [MC1951 RIP]

2015-Apr-12

O’Connor, Bob (MC1953) reports:

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Time: April 11, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Robert E. Huie
Class of 1951
Obit in Middlesex News (Framingham. MA) April 10, 2015

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[JR: Thanks, Bob. Much appreciated.]

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