Tag Archives: MC1957

JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) cites a GREAT video


[JR: Blog post pointing to a video that is a great way to spend 4½ minutes.]

Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957):

“Buffalo’s Bob Saraceno is a blog friend. Yesterday he e-mailed an Andre Rieu You Tube piece. I share it with you this morning. What you are about to see and hear is emotionally moving, Enjoy it as part of the Holy Week spirit. Whether Christian, Jew, Muslim, or whatever, God is God.”


[JR: Happy Seasonal Greetings. Dona Nobis Pacem.]

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JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) wishes Melkam Fassika


Dear John,

I hope this finds you doing well.

For most of our children Addis Hope is more than a school. It is a sanctuary from the dangerous streets that surround them and the hovels in which they are forced to live.

From its beginning, all of us in Addis Hope subscribe to the vision of defending the right to life of the weakest among us and the quality of life of the powerless among us, namely the children entrusted to our care. The program has made a covenant with them that their rights will be respected, their welfare protected and as much as possible they will grow up free from fear and in peace.

Thank you for supporting this vision through your continuing partnership with us. We recognize that you are frequently called upon to support many worthy causes and are grateful that you have chosen to assist Addis Hope whether by financial assistance or your prayers. Both are more than welcome and very much needed.

It only happens every four years that Easter is celebrated together in the East and West. Since the Resurrection is the fulfillment of hope and since hope is basically what Addis Hope is all about, I want to be among the first to wish you Melkam Fassika (Happy Easter).

God bless,
Br. Gregory/Jack

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Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) 

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JEMAIL: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957) liked the operating room of the future


Hi John:

Thanks for sending the video about the operating room of the future. It was incredible. Like many pioneers, they are disparaged. I hope their work holds up and is quickly implemented. When I think of what my wife went through with high power indiscriminate chemotherapy, it makes me shudder. I hope they are able to get the same results with breast cancer targeted therapy. I also have personal reasons for hoping for their success in treatment of Parkinson’s.

Keep up the great work.

Best regards,

P.S. Manhattan College has purchased a few copies of my history of La Salle Military Academy: Pro Deo Pro Patria The Life and Death of a Catholic Military School. The College Librarian Maire Duchon is a real winner.

Dans, Peter E. (MC1957)

[JR: Yes, so  much is possible, yet “we” keep wasting attention, time, and resources on foolishness! Thanks for the kudos. Nice to know folks read it.]

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JFOUND: Knight, Louis [MC1957] a dental surgeon


The day Trevor Munroe gazed at cheering beauties
…And in a flash, his chance of winning gold at Champs was gone
BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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Louis Knight, who became the first to win the Class One 120 yards hurdles three times, was the first cousin of Trevor Munroe. In 1953, Louis Knight set the 220 yards record of 21.8 seconds which stood for 15 years, until one Donald Quarrie of Camperdown High broke it in 1968.

His cousin, now Dr Louis Knight, a dental surgeon, was Munroe’s role model and source of motivation.

“As a role model, he had a great impact on me, because he was a champion athlete, but also outstanding in his academics and won a track scholarship to Manhattan College in the US, and thereafter became a dental surgeon,” Munroe said.

“If I didn’t have that kind of person in the family who was doing all of that stuff, I don’t think I would have been motivated to do so many years on the track at St George’s College,” added the political scientist and labour activist.

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Knight, Louis [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Louis is a member of the Class of 1957.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Knight, Louis [MC1957]

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JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) reports in from Addis Hope


Dear Friends of Addis Hope,

Greetings from Addis Ababa!!! My apologies for this form letter. I am very fortunate in having so many relatives and friends that for now this is my only option. I promise to be more personal in the future.
It’s only now after dealing with telecommunications to pay for internet and phone service and going for a week without electricity and water that I’m able to be up and running, at least until the next blackout.

It’s been approximately two weeks since my arrival back to Ethiopia after sixteen hours travel. For a few dollars more my United flight to Frankfurt provided extra leg room but they forgot to pad the seats. The Lufthansa flight to Addis had wonderfully padded seats but anyone over five feet tall was in trouble. I used my pillow as a pad to brace my knees. No one dared put their seats in a reclining position. In the stopover in Jedda, Saudi Arabia we were told to hide any liquor but, unlike previously, no liquor police came through the cabin. Upon arrival, I was happy to be met by my good friend, Brother Kassu Fantaye. Kassu had lived with our Irish brothers in South Africa, took a great liking to them and now insists on being called McFantaye. I can’t yet bring myself to accept his wanting to be black Irish. He is the headmaster of De La Salle primary/ secondary school of 1,000 students. Others in my community are Betre Fessehay, headmaster of Nazareth Girls School, 1500 students, Belayneh Medhanit, headmaster of St. Joseph’s Boys School, 1300 students, Tsegaye Worku, Sector Coordinator, Peter de Groot, Dutch American religion teacher in two schools, Daniel Carlin, Irish Community Director and English teacher in St. Joseph. My room reminds me of the joke that the flies have to file a flight plan- a big change from CBA, Lincroft NJ.

As always moving from the first world to the third/fourth is very disconcerting no matter how often it’s done – and for me that’s quite often over the past forty years. At 11 PM on a damp cold night on the way to our residence a young barefoot woman carrying a baby begged for money which she received. One of her other children could well have been one of our students in Addis Hope since begging is a way of life for a good number of our parents.

Needless to say, I’m happy to be back with my confreres and Addis Hope colleague, Ruth Girmay. Ruth continues to be my chauffeur to save on fuel. She is a very good driver and loves outmaneuvering other drivers - the rule here is whoever gets to the spot first owns it. I’ll have more to say about our work with Addis Hope and the disabled in another note.

God bless,

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Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) 

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The Literate Chef
Submitted on 2014/03/10 at 9:04 am

Great letter. Thanks for posting.

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JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) when he met Arthur Godfrey



Posted on March 1, 2014 by keywestlou

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Arthur Godfrey was a big TV star in the 1950s and into the early 1960s. His was CBS’ most successful show.

I met Arthur Godfrey once briefly. In the mid 1950s, I was attending Manhattan College in New York City. One of the many part time jobs was as a messenger delivery boy. No bicycles then. Each messenger had a small several block area. You walked fast!

I was in and out of the CBS Building all the time. Many of which I saw Arthur Godfrey moving around. After making a delivery one day, I was in the elevator going down. Arthur Godfrey was on it, also. Just me and him. He look at me and mouthed a gruff hello.

There was a limousine waiting for Godfrey at the curb. As he was about to get in, he looked at me again. Where are you going, kid? I told him. It was about five blocks away. Get in, he said. I’ll give you a ride. It was an exciting ride for me. We chatted. He asked me all kinds of questions about myself.

An awesome experience for a 19 year old!

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Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957)

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JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) new arrangements for supporting Addis Hope

Dear John,
Many thanks for your latest ***** donation of 12.23.13. Would you kindly spread the word on the following.

Due to an unexpected banking change, the following will be the new ways of donating, as of the end of January, 2014. All donations are tax deductible.

New arrangements for sending Addis Hope donations through bank transfers:

Brothers of the Christian Schools (with a memo stating, for Addis Hope)
Routing/Transit number – 031207607
Account number – 8059997606

Donors should request their banks to transfer by Automatic Clearing House (ACH), not by wire, in order for them to save money or for no cost at all.

New arrangements for sending Addis Hope checks by mail:

Checks should be made out to:

Brothers of the Christian Schools, stating Addis Hope in the memo, and sent to:

Brother Timothy Froehlich
444 A Route 35 South
Eatontown, NJ 07724

Brother Timothy is head of the Finance Department in the Provincial office and will deposit any checks sent to him into the new Addis Hope account in the PNC bank, Lincroft, NJ.

Many thanks for your continuing support to our very deserving marginalized children. I’ll keep you updated from Ethiopia.

All the best in 2014.

Br. Gregory

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Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) 

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) cites need for Egan, Pat [MC1957]


Good Evening All,

Bob Fink, Atlanta, Georgia asks for our prayers for a friend and Classmate, Pat Egan ’57 BBA. Pat also lives in Atlanta and is a member along with Bob of the same Parish. Bob tells us Pat devotes a great deal of time serving the Parish. He is a true Servant of the Lord. Pat has attended the Annual Breakfast of Jaspers of Georgia for the past 20 years.

Pat has had surgery to remove a lung and now will receive radiation treatment. As Bob says, we pray that Pat may be comforted and strengthened. Please raise the volume for our fellow Jasper as we pray that all goes as Pat and his family wish and that his recovery is steady and complete. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) is feeding the hungry

Dear John,

November 24th, Thanksgiving Day in the States, is a happy day of feasting and gratitude. We in Addis Hope are grateful that our 100 destitute, marginalized children will have at least one hot meal every school day thanks to our generous donor partners. Explaining this is no mean feat, since it is difficult to explain being hungry to some who may think that means being late for dinner.

We are thankful that the Good Lord has inspired our partners to give generously without counting the cost; that their hearts are open to our children who can do nothing material for them in return except remembering them in daily prayer – a great return on any investment. We hope that you will set a place at your table for them this Thanksgiving. Enjoy the blessings of the day!

Brother Gregory Flynn {Privacy Invoked}

Donations (which are now tax exempt) should be made out to:

La Salle Provincialate Development Fund (with Addis Hope in the Memo) and mailed to:
La Salle Provincialate Development Office
P.O. Box 238
Lincroft, NJ 07738

John, if possible, could you add this to Jasper Jottings also?

[JR: Done!]

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JUPDATE: Steponkus, Bill (MC1957) has a new email


My new email address is:

{Privacy Invoked}


Bill Steponkus ’57A

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Steponkus, Bill (MC1957) 

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[JR: My usual nag inserted here. May I suggest that you have your own domain? The common wisdom, or is that common whizdumb, is to own your own name as a domain name. I own "reinke.cc". (I like saying "sea sea me at reinke.cc"! me@reinke.cc will actually work!) I gives one quite a bit of control. And, it's very cheap. I know three solutions at 25$/year using wordpressdotcom with gmail, 30$/year email only with 1and1, and 90$/year for domain+email+webspace also at 1and1. My point is not that you should use 1and1. http://www.1and1.com/?k_id=9113251 I could care less which one you use. It's that getting on to your own domain with email is cheap and easy. And, it's not hotmail, yahoo, or gmail. It IS your own “personal brand". Do NOT let the ISPs hold your emails address hostage. You can NEVER be assured that anyone who has your email from someone else (i.e., headhunter) will know your new address! ]

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