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JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) “those were the days”



Posted on June 22, 2019 by keywestlou
Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957)

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One of Howard’s brothers was Lester Lanin. He too was a band leader of renown. Many a time I danced to Lester Lanin and his orchestra.

It was during my college years. The more affluent female colleges for their special dances brought Lester Lanin in to play. I was fortunate to be invited by the ladies to these dances. Great dancing music. Lovely ladies. Many formal.

I did not own a tuxedo and could not afford to rent one. Nor could many of my class mates at Manhattan College. Manhattan was a poor boy’s school.

The problem easily solved. We would wear our Air Force ROTC uniforms with a black bow tie added. Passed inspection!

Corsages an economic problem also. We would take turns riding the subway to Times Square. A 45 minute ride each way. Whoever went bought orchid corsages from a street peddler for like 5o cents a piece and brought them back to school

Those were the days!

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[JR: Yes, they were.]

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JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) has an Easter message for all


Dear Friends of Addis Hope,

I hope this finds you and your loved ones doing well. As for me, I recall in my 2017 Easter message that it was written from Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, NJ where I was recovering from a bout with pneumonia. Well, unfortunately, this 2019 message is also written from the same location after having two more bouts in the intervening years. While I have been told that I cannot return to Ethiopia, a beloved country where I first arrived fifty years ago, I am still able to maintain contact through social media.

As I mentioned in other communications, our Addis Hope classrooms were illegally knocked down to make room for government structures. Numerous court appearances to seek redress were spectacularly unsuccessful. My Lasallian colleague, Ruth Girmay, is now producing leather goods with the idea of eventually training street mothers so that the income they receive can help feed their families and send their children to school.

Space allows only this very brief description of our current situation in the hope that your continued support will allow the Addis Hope program to serve the marginalized whom we first began assisting in 1991.

At the risk of sounding immodest, my feelings today may resemble “The Man in the Arena,” an address by Teddy Roosevelt to university students.

May you have a blessed Easter (Melkam Fassika !!!)

Brother Gregory Flynn (Jack)

Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957)

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JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) thanked me for “stealing” his stuff



Posted on April 14, 2019 by keywestlou

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My April 3 blog concerned itself with The Americans. A group that considered women second class citizens. The group were leading male citizens. Under the guise of preventing the spread of venereal disease, a law was passed that made any woman viewed as suspicious by the police subject to arrest, incarceration, sometimes sterilization.

The law is still on the books in some states, though rarely enforced these days.

The law was/is known as the Chamberlain-Kahn Act.

Jasper Jottings is a weekly blog put out by F. John Reinke. His blog concerns Jaspers. Jaspers are Manhattan College graduates. Reinke graduated from Manhattan in the late 1960’s. I graduated from Manhattan in 1957. We have never met. Know each other however by our respective blogs.

Reinke refers to his blog as the Achievement Journal of My Fellow Jaspers,” Alumni of Manhattan College.

Reinke carried my April 3 article re Women Second Class Citizens. I appreciate it. Reinke ran the article in his publication dated April 14.

I want to thank John. It was nice of him to print it.

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[JR: I have read Key West Lou since I found out he was a Jasper.  His blog is interesting, despite being sometimes “politically left” and about living in “Sodom” — or maybe it’s “Gomorra”.  Either way, as a little L libertarian, as long as I don’t have to pay for someone’s lifestyle or they insist on imposing their diktats on me, I really could care less about that part. I find it educational from time to time. If we all did more MYOBing, the world would be a much better place.]

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

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


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Today is tuesday. Means my podcast show tonight. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. Nine my time. Join me. I enjoy ranting and raving. Fun stuff, serious matters. http://www.blogtalkrado.com/key-west-lou.

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

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JOBIT: Sad News Passing of Professor Roger Goebel [MC1957 RIP] 2018-Apr-20


Dear John,

               See announcement below.
                 May He Rest In Peace.

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Dear Fordham Law Alumni,

I write with the sad news that Professor Roger J. Goebel passed away on Friday, April 20. He was 82. The Fordham Law community has lost a good friend and a superb colleague whose contributions to us, our students, and our institution were immeasurable. Professor Goebel was never shy about speaking his mind and, in a gentle way, pressing his views. He always spoke from the heart, informed by his tremendous learning and intellect. He devoted particular attention to nurturing the community of international students and scholars at Fordham Law.

Born in Indianapolis, Professor Goebel earned his A.B. from Manhattan College in 1957, graduating as valedictorian of his class. He enrolled at New York University School of Law, earning his J.D. in 1960 and his LL.M. in comparative law in 1961. From 1961 to 1962, he was a Fulbright fellow at the University of Tübingen in Germany. From 1966 to 1983, he practiced international business law and French and American corporate law in the Paris and New York City offices of Coudert Brothers.

In 1984, we at Fordham Law were thrilled to welcome Professor Goebel to the faculty; he served the Law School community for 33 years as an invaluable educator, colleague, and friend. As Alpin J. Cameron Professor of Law, he inspired students and colleagues alike with his prodigious knowledge of corporations, partnership and limited liability companies, and European Union Law.

Professor Goebel represented one of the foremost American legal academics in the field of EU Law, having taught and written in the field since 1978. Indeed, he was one of the founders of this important area of study. In 1984 he created the Fordham Center on European Law, which fostered Fordham Law’s relationships with United States and European law schools and has promoted the School’s reputation in Europe as a premier school in international law. 

Professor Goebel was instrumental in building and nurturing the School’s LL.M. program, and he served as a caring mentor to the many international students who matriculated at Fordham due to his influence. During their time at the Law School, Professor Goebel deftly helped them navigate a legal system that may have initially seemed strange to them but that was nonetheless one they were eager to understand thanks to his encouragement and tutelage. 

Showcasing his commitment to the field of EU law, Professor Goebel published extensively on the topic and other international legal matters. His book Cases and Materials on European Union Law, which he co-authored with Eleanor Fox, George Bermann, Jeffrey Atik, and Frank Emmert, is now in its fourth edition and remains a vital law school text. He also co-edited Rights, Liability and Ethics in International Legal Practice, now in its second edition, with the late Mary Daly. His work is widely read and respected in Europe. Many European academics first learned of Fordham Law School through his work, making him one of the School’s great ambassadors. 

Professor Goebel taught at various institutions across the United States, in Germany, and in France. He maintained various professional affiliations and roles, including president of the American Foreign Law Association (1997–2000); advisory board member of the American Law Institute, Restatement of Agency Third (1999–2003); editorial advisory board member of the Common Market Law Review (1991–present); and executive committee member of the American Society of Comparative Law (1997–2000). 

Professor Goebel will be profoundly missed by his many friends, colleagues, and former students in the Fordham Law School community. 

The Law School will host an appropriate event to share memories of Professor Goebel. Information will be forthcoming.

I am sorry to pass on this sad news.


Matthew Diller
Paul Fuller Professor of Law

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Goebel, Roger [MC1957 RIP]

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JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) relays an email in


Dear Friends of Addis Hope (I hope),

Once again, I must resort to mass mailing to ask your assistance. This does not include those of you who have already been donor partners. Here in Addis Ababa there are recurring problems with electricity and the internet. My good friend Jim Casey has graciously agreed to do the mailing.

For those of you not familiar with my background, I first came to Ethiopia 49 years ago. During that time,  I have taught in two FSC and one Daughters of Charity school. For 26 years I was also an administrator in the Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat (ECS). While in Ethiopia I am currently a member of an FSC community consisting of 3 Ethiopian Brothers and 3 missionaries (2 Americans, 1 Irishman). We recently added to that community 3 Vietnamese DeLaSalle Sisters who fully participate in all our community activities (in a very lively and entertaining way).

17 years ago my LaSallian colleague, Ruth Girmay founded what I later named Addis Hope School. I became Chairman of the Board and Chief Fund Raiser (not my favorite sport). During those years we graduated thousands of illiterate children of street families from a two year kindergarten program. They went on to graduate from government schools, many at the top of their class. As an example, one of them, Esubalu, is today a television personality who has provided for his family so that they no longer are street beggars.      

Last year our Addis Hope School, which was rented from local authorities, was demolished to make room for government offices. Since lawyers said this action was illegal, Ruth has been going to court to seek a replacement structure, which the authorities promised in writing and which I doubt will ever happen.

Years ago two shops in a new mall were purchased so as to provide local income to the school. Ruth, who previously taught art at the Cathedral School took courses in leather production. One of those shops is now a workshop for making Ethiopian leather goods (Ethiopia has the largest domestic animal population in Africa). The other will be a sales room.  She even obtained a difficult to obtain export license. Eventually, single parent street mothers will be hired for the program and their children will be sponsored in government schools. Knowledgeable people tell us that this type program is supported by the government and can succeed. The DENA district is also able to provide limited funding.

 Both Ruth and I have been committed to assisting the poor and marginalized. If you also believe in our mission, kindly write a check to Brothers of the Christian Schools and put in the memo section “Addis Hope.” Mail to: Brother Timothy Froehlich 444A Route 35 South Eatontown, NJ 07724-2200

Live Jesus in Our Hearts,  
Bro. Greg Flynn (aka Jack)

Jim Casey (for Bro. Greg Flynn aka Jack)

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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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