Posted on April 21, 2013 by keywestlou
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I finally went out last night. To the Chart Room to begin. Stayed quite a while. Enjoyed some excellent company.
My undergraduate work was done at Manhattan College. I rarely speak of Manhattan. No particular reason. I received a good education at Manhattan from the Christian Brothers. I enjoyed my college years. Much partying.
I realize I speak often of Syracuse. I do feel a very close bond with Syracuse. Not just for the time I spent there. My life since graduation has been intertwined with Syracuse professionally, socially and sportswise. I did not develop such a relationship with Manhattan.
Last night at the Chart Room, I spent considerable time talking with Jack Kelley. A Manhattan graduate! Class of 1968. I graduated in 1957.
Jack was a day hop, I a boarder. We reminisced. It was fun to recall and remember.
Jack went into the Air Force after graduation. Flew jets. Then taught jet training. Retired a major. Worked in industry as a consultant thereafter. Now he is retired as I am.
Jack has a second home in the Keys. Just up the road on Cudjoe Key. He has been at Cudjoe the past few weeks supervising the installation of a pool. Showed me a picture. It is going to be a terrific looking addition to his property when finished.
I enjoyed my time with Jack and trust we shall meet again soon. Most likely at the Chart Room.
Peter shared some of the Jack/Louis time. I felt bad. Once we got into Manhattan College, he was sort of out of the conversation. However, Peter did know where Manhattan was located. 242 Street and Broadway, end of the Seventh Ave line. Very few know that. Peter continues to amaze me.
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Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957)
Kelly, Jack [MC1968]
[JR: Sorry I missed taping this. I bet it was a hoot.]
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