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JEMAIL: Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975) “May God, and Mary and Patrick Bless you!”


Happy St. Patricks Day!

May God, and Mary and Patrick Bless you! 
One of Dad’s favorite songs, although I don’t think I ever heard him sing more than the first two lines. 
Gerard Delaney
Go mbeannai Dia, a Maírha, a Padraig thu
May God, and Mary, and Patrick bless you. 
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Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975)
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JEMAIL: Tighe, Bill [MC1954] finds some memories


Dear John,

          A fellow JASPER, Bill Tighe ’54 sent me the link to
the site below:

      The 44 Club was where many of us spent Saturday
nights as well as after Basketball Games. A pitcher was $1.25
in those days! We went there so often, that John the
Waiter came to our wedding.

      When Jack Grogan,’53 RIP and I were drafted, this is
where our going away party was held. I am sure that many
JASPERS will fondly remember the place.



McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Tighe, Bill [MC1954]

Grogan, Jack [MC1953 RIP]

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Pitchers of soda, of course. Great site for memories. If I can be political for a moment, I note at the end that after it was knocked down for “urban renewal” the Gooferment found they didn’t have any money to build. Laugh! Typical. What injineer starts a project without the wherewithall to finish it. Argh! Sad to lose your “favoritest places”. I feel the same way about the old Red Garter in the Village near Gertie’s Folks City. Great times; in not so great places. Laugh! The Red Garter was a “health code violation” by any standard. Laugh!]  

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JEMAIL: Tyniec, Jack (MC1966) reenrolls


Tyniec, Jack (MC1966) 

Congrats on your anniversary at JasperJottings! Thanks for keeping the flame alive. Wishing you well for many more years. Somehow I’ve fallen off the list. If you would be kind enough to re-enroll me at: {Privacy Invoked}. Thanks. Jack

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[JR: Thanks for the kind words and re-enrolled — no extra charge.]  

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JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) asks about Carol King


I went to a wonderful performance – tribute to the music of Carol King last night with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and a trio of Broadway singers. In this week’s JJ item about the upocoming women’s e-zine, you made refernce to the women ignoring “one of the better “story tellers”, Carol King.”

Can you please explain the reference??

Thanks, as always, for your fine efforts as CIC!

mike toner
BEE ’72
Buffalo, NY

[JR: Sure. The Quadrangle posted an article in which the phrase “shame women in storytelling or are ignored altogether” was used. As an old hippie folk singer / writer wanna be, I knew about her LONG BEFORE she was famous. And now the play has made her even more well known. Since “song writers” are “story tellers”, I thought I’d point out this contradiction. Guess I was too obtuse. Obviously, I don’t agree with the Q writer’s assertion — guess they have never follow Sharyl Attkisson either. Just me ranting. And thanks for the compliment.]

Toner, Mike (MC1972) 

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JEMAIL: Jablon, Ken (MC1962) thinks the Catholic Church is not “progressive”



Regarding the MC women’s Lotus Magazine, you say that it sounded like “secular progressive nonsense.”  Maybe they sound like that because regarding women, the Catholic Church is not even close to being “progressive” or even reasonable. For example, the church bans birth control (a serious sin) which is mostly directed at  women. However, 96 percent of American Catholics use birth control. What about third world countries where families have a difficult time feeding one child but the church wants them to have as many as come along? 

Ken Jablon ’62

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[JR: Well, the Holy Father certainly sounds like “left progressive” IMHO. BUT I’m far from the arbiter of what’s “progressive” or “reasonable”. So perhaps “American Catholics” if they even exist any more, have fallen off the straight and narrow. Maybe they have been seduced by Hollywood’s version of morality. “As long as it feels good, I should do it”. Children just don’t “come along”. And in poor third world countries, there is an economic value to have more children. As well as, a lot of “poor choices”. Children may be the result of choices made. For first world women, such as we see at Alma Mater, to talk about “misogyny” is almost laughable. As the children of folks who can afford a pretty expensive “Catholic” education, it’s bizarre. Akin to like “biting the hand that feeds you”. And in a “Catholic” setting. Most interesting how the world evolves. But then I’m just a grumpy fat old white guy injineer watching life pass me by.]  

Jablon, Ken (MC1962)

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JEMAIL: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) cites “Riverdal” show


McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973)

Unfortunately I don’t think your jottings carry graphics, do they?  If not, well, I’ll trust you’ll do the description and commentary proud John!

2017 01Jan 27 mcfadden

[JR: Sure. It carries graphics; just not a lot worth carrying. Laugh!]

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JEMAIL: Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975) quotes Luke


FROM: Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975)

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son.* She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Luke 1:1-7  NAB

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