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There is no doubt about it - Jeu de Paume becomes the 'Game of the Week!' No other game comes anywhere close; none, in fact, are even proposed.

Another of last week's newly signed-up members, Jack Lampert, from Saint-Louis Missouri, arrives. Since he didn't even know about the questionnaire that is not necessary to answer, I ask him to supply some answers for it, and like a proper club member he refuses. "Name, email and serial-number," he says, "Are the club's rules, even if they have been abolished."

He is perfectly right of course, so I tell him not to do it; and he does it - in true club tradition.

About this time, whatever time it is, Peggy Welborn and Marie Corso arrive from Lake Wales, which is also in Florida - which must make Florida the 'State of the Week' by default.

But, some civilians - two ladies and two little boys - have mistakenly parked themselves in the club's area, but out of Patrick's sight-line. They have never seen a menu in French before and the two boys are rapidlyphoto: walt, shirley pappas fading from 'frites'-famine.

With all the La Corona's menus together, there no frites on any of them, and the pizza advertised on the café's windows are such an unorthodox Paris-variety, that I tell them how to get to the nearest McDo's, which is on the Rue de Rivoli.

Walter and Shirley Pappas signed the members' booklet this week too, because they didn't last week.

This is how I neglect to match faces to names for Peggy Welborn and Marie Corso, because I can't remember which of them I accuse of not signing in - only to be told by Marie that Peggy's name had been put on the preceding page, where it proves to be.

I have made so many faux-pas today that it is impossible to decide which one would be suitable for the 'Faux-Pas of the Week' award; but this one only misses 'Faux-Pas of the Year' by a whisker.

In shame all I can do is offer this wonderful quote by Jack; "It's easy to pass as an American." It is 17:30 - 5:30 pm if you are 'passing as an American' - and Jack says he has got to get a chicken, before doing something really important.

Today, your club has had 10 members, all nearly accounted for and present. La Corona's patron came over to see what all the noise was about, plus two other civilians, and he went away with a sore hand from all the handshakes.

The 'About the Café Metropole Club' Page

To find out about the club's more than year-long history since its historic beginning, you should consult the 'All Past Issues' file, which provides links to all past issues with 'Club Reports.'

For actual real historical details about your Café Metropole Paris Club - as opposed to plain nonsense - in Paris, please read 'About the Café Metropole Club,' which is about your club and is accessible here, and from each issue's 'contents' page.

This 'about' page contains all the details of the free membership, the free members' card and the other free unofficial non-rules concerning the club and other free but needless information - none of which you really need to know, unless you have the intention of recruiting friends and relatives as fellow members.

Date, Time and Location of Next Meeting

The date for the club's next meeting is Thursday, 19. October. In Paris this is Saint-René's Day - which should totally end the confusion I caused by putting in Saint-Wilifried'sphoto: jack lampert, jerry blizin name a week too early, and then having to repeat it last week.

The whole 'before' of the day remains free for other vital Paris activities and will be followed by 'after,' when you can continue these important tasks.

Jack lampert and Jerry Blizin are plotting being club members.

The café La Corona meeting place will again be open like today - and the time for your club's meeting remains from 15:00 to 17:00 - which is also known as 3 pm to 5 pm if your clock or timepiece has less than 24 hours showing on it.

Come to the next meeting during its official hours. I doubt if you will get a fairer free offer to be elsewhere, but if you do, take it and you'll be sorry you missed the club's next meeting.

The café's location is:

Café-Tabac La Corona
2. Rue de l'Amiral Coligny - or - 30. Quai du Louvre, Paris 1.
Métro: Louvre-Rivoli or Pont-Neuf

A bientôt à Paris,
signature, regards, ric

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