Category Archives: JBlogger

JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) makes an admission?

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Two women down the bar from me. We began chatting. Turned out one had gone to Fordham. I went to Manhattan. A huge park separated our two schools.

A fun conversation ensued.

She told me Fordham girls used to come to Manhattan looking for boys. We referred to ourselves back then as boys and girls. The Green Leaf Bar down the hill from Manhattan is where they camped. A good place. Where Manhattan students did their drinking..

I laughed. Manhattan was an all boy’s school. We searched for girls. At the girl’s colleges in Westchester County.

Never the twain did meet! I never met a Fordham girl…..till last night.

A collegiate rivalry existed between the schools.

Fordham’s mascot was a ram. Always a real one. Tradition being what it was, a tall statue of a ram was also on the Fordham campus.

As the annual Manhattan/Fordham basketball game approached, the respective schools did evil things to each other.

Green was Manhattan’s school color. The year 1954. The game a few days away. A group of Manhattan men sneaked onto the Fordham campus and painted the ram statue green.

Ho, ho! A big deal! And we didn’t get caught!

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

[JR: Sounds like an admission of guilt. What’s the statute of limitations? KWL says he’s a lawyer. Should know better than to admit ANYTHING EVER. Laugh!]

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JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) ids a Christmas miracle


From the blog of Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957)

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This is a Christmas story that has nothing to do with Christmas. It represents a Jesus like miracle, however.

Their parents named them Kryrie and Brielle.

They were placed in separate incubators.

Kyrie did well. Gained weight, etc. Brielle went the other way. Lost weight. Cried constantly. It was obvious Brielle was not going to make it. Death inevitable.

Nurse Gayle had been taking care of the babies in ICU. She needed to do something more for Brielle.


At the time, European hospitals in similar situations were placing the twins  into one incubator together.

Next to each other. In some instances, the dying twin survived.

Such was not permitted in Massachusetts hospitals at the time. Specifically against the rules.

Gayle disregarded the rules and placed the dying Brielle next to Kryrie in Kryrie’s incubator. Both were placed on their stomachs. Immediately and without assistance, Kryrie’s arm lifted over her sister’s back and remained there. In a holding pattern.

Brielle immediately stopped crying. She improved from that moment on. Survived, of course.

The twins are 22 years old today. Lovely. Live vibrant lives.

God is good! He works in strange ways.

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Saying a prayer that the spirit of Nurse Gayle “covers” all nurses.

I’ve recently had first hand experience with the NICU and the heroic women who care for the babe is trouble. 

Despite the one chastising me for not vigorously washing my hands enough, I pray they are all as diligent.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) publishes “Irma and Me”


Irma and Me Paperback – November 6, 2017 by Louis Petrone (Author) New from $14.50 

Popular blogger Ley West Lou shares his journal that records the evacuation from Key West during the recent Hurricane Irma disaster. Along with his day-by-day diary you will find a visual record of the storm and its aftermath — a dramatic gallery to accompany Louis Petrone’s words. History told firsthand!

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

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JBLOGGER: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) blogging about Peekskill


Do you have #PEEKSKILL news you would like to share? Send it to for #PeekskillNewswire ! #cityofpeekskill #localnews

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McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)

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JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) starts “Louis Petrone Says….”


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The streaming show I have been working on is scheduled to debut this Thursday December 15. On You Tube. Short hits on different topics several times a day. One hit per segment. Subject matter whatever tickles my fancy at the moment.The show will archive.Title, Louis Petrone Says….Could not use Key West as my Tuesday podcast show has in its title Key West Lou. The show is archived on You Tube. Confusion would result. Both shows would be archiving together in a combined fashion.I hope we are ready by Thursday. I am working towards a Thursday opening. Sloan and I worked on the show yesterday afternoon. We have been working on it. So much to pay attention to.

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

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JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) is doing something new


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Sometime next week, I will be starting a streaming show on You Tube. Several times a day. You will be able to see me. Live!The show will be in segments. Several a day. No certain number. Each show roughly 30-60 seconds. As something tickles my fancy, I will sit down at my desk, turn on the computer and say…..It’s me again!I also will still be doing this blog and my Tuesday podcast show.

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

[JR: But (referring to a topic earlier in his post) you should never ever lie, fib, or embellish what you tell children. Else how do they know that they can trust you or depend upon you for the “straight scoop” about anything. That’s why my relatives don’t let me get near their children. I ALWAYS tell them the truth; no exceptions. Laugh!]  

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JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) breaks his toe


Posted on July 11, 2016 by keywestlou

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I can’t win!

I continue abusing my body.

Broke a little toe again. Last night. This time on a foot of the bed.

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[JR: I’ve stubbed my toe many time. Time for us injineers to re-engineer that “killer feature” out of existence.]  

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