Category Archives: JEmail

JEMAIL: June 2019 President’s notes courtesy of Jasper Louis Lamatina


In a rare burst of “original journalistic reporting”, I went to Alma Mater’s Day to the Races at Monmouth Park.

By way of full disclosure, I really went because my young and beautiful fiancé, Ms. Anna Marie Henno, love to bet the nags.  While she really prefers the trotters, she was happy to sample the more cultured and refined atmosphere of the flats. (Ever seen old Jaspers gambling?)  Luckily, she only lost ten bucks. (For a small consulting fee, I’m sure she’d share her “winning strategy”. I’ll give you a hint “OPM”.)  I OTOH lost my shirt. 

In any event, it was funny to see alumni older than me. Like Sweeney, Peter K. (MC1964) and Joyce, Andrew (MC1964).

While I was there, Jasper Louis Lamatina shares  the June 2019 President’s notes and thought that the Jasper Jottings community would appreciate the hard work that goes into keeping Alma Mater running.

Hence, here they are:

For those injineers who need pictures:



Any way, I will start a GO FUND ME page for my next attempt at on site journalism.


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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) gives a Mike update


Good Evening All,

Mike has been home now for six days and has been doing well on the medication that the MDs put him on. Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 14, Mike has 2 Doctor appointments to review his condition and reaction to his Medications. Please keep the volume up for Mike and Cathie as we pray for continued good news and improvement. We Need Mike In Our Starting Lineup. Mike , Cathie and all the McEneneys thank you you for your prayers and good wishes. Msgr. Brennan’s Mass this past Fiday with the Marists was special. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

[JR: I agree.  He’s my “class year” research head.]

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) gives Jim Smith update


Good Afternoon All,

So many of you have asked after Jim Smith and I am glad to share an update with you. I have just heard from Kathleen Smith. Jim returned to his home at Assisted Living at Osborne. His Doctors chose not to go forward with surgery at this time. Jim is comfortable and very happy to be, as Kathleen says, in his little home. Heartfelt thanks for your prayers to all from Jim, Kathleen and their Family. Please keep Jim in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) celebrates Independence Day


Good Morning All,

You are on my mind and in my heart as we celebrate another glorious 4th in our beautiful Country. We give thanks and remember the men and women that put our Nation together, that built the foundation for the USA. We give thanks for our Freedoms, for our Liberty, for our Beliefs, for our Faith, for those intrepid Men and Women of our Military and Law Enforcement that step up and show up every day to keep us free. God Bless you and your Families, we have so much to celebrate and so many to thank. God Bless America and continue to Watch over us.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) spots a “black hole”


Hi f. John,

After last week’s JJ, I submitted some comments through the “submit items” link/form. I didn’t see it referenced in this week’s issue. You usually seem to be admirable in posting and commenting on submissions, even whe the commenter disagrees with your positions. This also happened one other time a few months ago.

Now, since JJ is solely your effort, I can easily understand that you might decide to “deep six” or “spike” some comments from an unabashed liberal. But this has not been your usual practice. So, I am writing to see if there might be some glitch in your receiving comments through the submission link/form.

I am pefectly comfortable if you exercised editorial judgement in not publishing my comments. Your call as editor and CIC. However I think you’d like to know if there is a problem with receiving input from your “reporters”.

Thanks, as always, for your fine efforts with JJ.

mike toner
buffalo, ny
bee ’72

[JR: Apparently there is some kind of WordPress bug that is not notifying me of “feedback”. I’m investigating it now. I see several “feedbacks” that are in the system but I’ve never seen. Thanks for the heads up. As you said, I usually “publish” everything.]

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JEMAIL: Ryan, Todd [MC2019] grad party reported by on-scene reporter McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


Dear John,

Attached is a picture of 12 JASPERS, Class years from 1953 to 2019, at the party celebrating the graduation of Todd Ryan,’19.

The well attended party was held at Todd’s family’s home in New Jersey.

It was a shame to cut this great cake!

A great day!


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2019 06Jun 09 jasper cake

2019 06Jun 09 jasper party

[JR: Looks like fun, but no pictures of you wearring the lampshade?]

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Louis Calvelli 
10:27 AM (14 minutes ago)
This is awesome!

Louis J. P. Calvelli
Director of Alumni Relations

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) on D-Day


Good Afternoon All,

On this special day, June 6, 2019, when we celebrate and remember the Allied Landing at Normandy, France, 75 years ago on June 6, 1944, we remember those that gave so much. The United States maintains 25 Military Cemeteries in Europe where more than 130,000 men and women are buried and another 124,000 Missing in Action are Memorialized. They are beautiful and magnificent places that arose from the horror of War and Honor our Fallen. We have nothing to apologize for. Last July, I visited Normandy and still feel the majesty, pride and sense of great loss that I felt when I walked upon that hallowed ground. 9388 are buried there. An amazing place as are the other 24 in Europe.

I have taken the liberty of sharing the following (which happens to be a Commercial with no words spoken nor needed). It was sent to me by a dear friend and U.S. Army Veteran that I admire and respect, Ed Riely. Ed shared it on Memorial day and it gets to the heart of remembering today as well. Thank you, God Bless and God Bless America.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Food City is a Southern grocery store chain with headquarters in Bristol, Tennessee.

This is their one-minute commercial. Not a word spoken and none is needed.

Very few commercials deserve to go viral. This one does.

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