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When he's got it straight, R. C. Cofer asks for water. This causes the whole order to be re-confirmed. I wonder if it is because of Easter.

The 'crêpe flambée au Calvados' arrives without flames and before anybody can propose something else I say it is the 'Food of the Week.' However, R. C. Cofer is dubiously inspecting it for flames.

The waiter and I agree 'flames' in the 'salle' are against fire regulations. This is R. C. Cofer's third visit to Paris, but he accepts this explanation. Without flames, the crêpe reeks of Calvados anyway.

Carmel and Alan tell us about all the wonderful people in the Montparnasse cemetery. The Towlers show us theirphoto: carmel mckenzie photocopies of travel book sections - going from Shanghai all the way to Seattle via Europe has had them reduce their payload.

R. C. Cofer says he is without guide books because he hates to rip them apart; to toss away used bits as he travels. The Towlers - who seem to be very astute - produce a photocopy list of all the open and closed museums and other sights in Paris over this Easter weekend.

Charter club member Carmel McKenzie says the club's rules should be 'elastic.'

It is two pages long. The problem is with the national holidays falling on a weekend, and running into the various Paris Monday or Tuesday weekly closing days.

According to the list, everything is mostly open - even the places usually closed on Mondays - except for the places that are exceptionally closed. It also includes 'O' and 'F' notations for the coming May Day weekend.

The best I can do with it, is say that places marked with 'O' forphoto: alan savage open, may in fact be open. The places marked 'F' for fermé I would avoid. A lot of the places normally closed on Monday, I would personally avoid, but this is too complicated - I am not going to suggest phoning every one of them for verification.

"Will trains to the Loire Valley be running?" R. C. Cofer asks. These are not on the list, so I say yes.

Alan Savage thinks Monparnasse has a great cemetery with wonderful people in it.

And there you have it fellow club members, both 'virtual' and 'real.' Although Shanghai doesn't know it, it has become 'City of the Week' by proxy. A crêpe without flames becomes the 'Food of the Week.'

The 'Quote of the Week' comes from R. C. Cofer. Apropos of I don't know what, he says, "The other thing I ran into drove me insane!" After this we throw a variety of cash into a pile on the table and all go our different ways.

Date, Time and Location of Next Meeting

The date for the club's next 'real' meeting is Thursday, 27. April. Come to the meeting if it appears to be Thursday and you are definitely in Paris. If you don't happen to be in Paris on this day, wherever you are you can say "It must be Café Metropole Club day!" if you remember.

The café La Corona meeting place will be open as usual inside and out next Thursday, so the time for your club's meeting continues to be from 15:00 to 17:00 - which is also known as 3 pm to 5 pm if you have a clock that only goes up to 12.

Come as you are, especially if you can. If you do not expect to be present you can read the regular - this week's - Monday page for your last week's club's news.

As hard as I can, I can't for the life of me remember what I put on Monday's regular 'club' page. I remember writing but not what. However, the café's location is still:

Café-Tabac La Corona
2. Rue de l'Amiral Coligny
Paris 1. Métro: Louvre-Rivoli or Pont-Neuf

A bientôt à Paris,
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