Category Archives: JBlogger

JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) remembers Goebel, Roger [MC1957 RIP]

2018-May-13

http://keywestlou.com/roger-j-goebel-died/

ROGER J. GOEBEL DIED
Posted on May 6, 2018 by keywestlou

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Roger J. Goebel met his Maker on April 20, 2018. Roger was 82.

The meeting had to be an interesting one. Roger an intellectual. A genius. Few could match his mental acumen.

Roger’s life was committed to the law. The last 33 years as a Professor at Fordham Law. He might very well be serving as a counselor to the Lord today.

Strange I am writing about Roger today. The last time I saw him was on the day we both graduated from Manhattan College in 1957. My only connection with him since has occasionally reading about him in the news. Prior to teaching law, he was a partner with an international law firm. He spent many years in the firm’s Paris office.

Roger and I developed a strange relationship. He was beyond me mentally. I doubt anyone was of his intellectual level. Which meant he was a loner.

For some reason, we became friends in our last two years at Manhattan. We would walk one or two evenings a week around the campus chatting. Sometimes at his level, sometimes at mine. I found him to be a lonely person. His intellect setting him aside from others.

God love you, Roger! Sad we never spoke again after Manhattan.

I would never have known Roger died were it not for a fellow Manhattan graduate, John Reinke. Class of 1968. Reinke publishes a weekly internet periodical Jasper Jottings. Manhattan College is known less formally as the Jaspers.

How John gets Jasper Jottings out amazes me. Alumni detail big time.

Keep up the good work, John. You help so many of us in small but important ways.

Another Manhattan graduate who also became a lawyer is presently in the news daily. Rudy Giuliani. Not a class mate of Roger and I. Giuliani graduated some 8-10 years after us.

I have spoken/written of Giuliani the past few days several times. In this blog, my newspaper column, my podcast, and Facebook live video. The man is over the hill. His time has passed.

I suspect Trump has brought him on his team as an ego booster. He is not helping him legally.

Perhaps Trump does have a genius. By keeping Giuliani at his side, he keeps the news on Giuliani and not himself.

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Goebel, Roger [MC1957 RIP]

Giuliani, Rudy [MC1969]

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

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JBLOGGER: Flynn, Bill [MC????] help pay for his brother’s tuition

2018-Apr-01

https://familymemoirsblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/19/me-mom-and-manhattan-college-by-bill-flynn/

Me, Mom and Manhattan College by Bill Flynn

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After graduating high school, I moved on to Manhattan College. That fact that Manhattan College was actually located in the Bronx should have made me suspicious of the whole experience, During the summers I worked at the Breezy Point Surf Club as a cabana boy and a bartender. This was a great job.  I literally made enough money from tips to pay my entire college tuition without taking any loans.  When I bragged about this years later at a family party, my mother, who had been a little “over served,” chimed in that not only had I paid my tuition but also half of my brother Pat’s.  What???  This was news to me.  Pray tell Mom, tell me more. My mother laughed.

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Tales from a Bronx Irish Family

The aim of this blog is to capture some thoughts and stories of the extended Flynn – Maher – Cullinan family regarding our lives as we grew up in the Bronx.

I realize that there are Fenesseys, O’Briens, Morans and more as well. Everybody, please feel free to chime in.

The goal is to be an uplifting and history preserving effort. Hopefully, not only will these entries be read by the current family elders but also by the youngest among us.

Keeping that in mind, let us please strive to put our best thoughts and language forward.

Regards to all.

Bill Flynn

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Flynn, Bill [MC????]

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

 

http://keywestlou.com/i-painted-the-fordham-ram-green/

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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

2017-Dec-25

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

http://keywestlou.com/a-miracle-a-baby-miracle/

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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.

What?

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”

2017-Nov-18

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

2017-Sep-29

http://maryannmccarra-fitzpatrick.tumblr.com/post/165853181342/do-you-have-peekskill-news-you-would-like-to

Do you have #PEEKSKILL news you would like to share? Send it to mccarrafitz@hotmail.com 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….”

2016-Dec-12

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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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