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Somebody starts up the club's 'Animal of the Week' - Sally, I think - which is a feature we've not had before but is long overdue.

'Lizard' immediately springs to mind - mine - but others mention alligators, crocodiles, and Jerry knows of a third kind that has a long snout - or is it a wide one?

Betty, ever practical, says club members can wear Lacoste shirts because they have their little crocodiles. Imagine it - the métro's tunnels full of alligators and crocodiles like the New York sewers - andphoto: halloween decor, corona they are a Paris club's symbol on top of it.

By now Eva is transferring all of her little notes on scraps of yellow paper onto the back of several whole pages of a wad of Metropole Paris print-outs. It is obvious this is a good reason to bring print-outs to Paris with you.

The soothing colors of Halloween afixed to some of La Corona's neo-classical decor.

Jerry has been praising Victor Hugo's house and panning something in the Panthéon, but he isn't all negative and says, "There's some great tombs in it!" Which leads him to mention Picpus, where Lafayette is buried with 'a bunch of royalists.'

Again, I have only managed to capture unrelated snatches of important club conversation today, giving readers and non-present club members only a vague impression of the rarified quality of the club's conversation.

I have also failed to mention that Susan and Doug Fuss arrived some while back. Although they are returning to Savannah for a bit, Doug says he has given up mulling over an offer to inspect oil wells in Lebanon or someplace that is not close to Poland's salt mines.

As usual, during the meeting's overtime half-hour, my notes have pretty well fizzled out. I am not sure, but I think it is Sally who utters the 'Quote of the Week:'

"Why should I care how I look on vacation? None of the people on the street here are going to see me again."

Outside La Corona, the pastry shop 20 metres away is pointed out, and this is where I last see Sally and Eva - standing in its doorway; primed for another Paris food adventure.

The 'About the Café Metropole Club' Page

Find out about the club's more than year-long history since its historic beginning by consulting the 'All Past Issues' file, which provides links to all past issues with 'Club Reports' plus all other 'past issues.'

Actual real historical details about your Café Metropole Parisphoto: betty, jerry, blizin Club - as opposed to plain nonsense - in Paris, can be found on the 'About the Café Metropole Club page,' which is about your club and is accessible here, and from each issue's 'home' page.

Betty and Jerry Blizin get overtired from an overdose of Orangina.

This 'about' page contains a vague notion about 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 actually need to know, unless you want to impress other Paris travellers who have never heard of it.

Date, Time and Location of Next Meeting

The date for the club's next meeting is Thursday, 26. October. In Paris this is Saint-Dimitri's Day - which is unrelated to my Louis XIV frame-restoring neighbor.

All of Thursday 'before the club' remains free for your other vital Paris activities and will be followed by 'after the club,' when you can continue these important tasks.

The café La Corona meeting place will again be open like it is every Thursday - 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 has only about 12 numbers showing on it.

Come to the next meeting during its official hours. If you come at some other time the club's café will still be in operation, but will not feature the unforgettable 'Quotes of the Week' and 'Animals of the Week' that are important features of some club meetings like today's.

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,
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