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"I guess that makes me your only friend," Danielle says. This causes a giant burst of laughter - which I'd rather not put in quotes as "Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha" and etcetera.

In a lull, Marilyn has the 'Tip of the Day' which is the information that Easter services in English will be held at the Saint Joseph church in the Avenue Hoche. This is at the corner of Rue Beaujon, for anybody interested.

For the meeting's 'Group Photo of the Week' all get up and troop outside the café with good will, and for a change the camera works pretty good, which makes their effort worthwhile.

Since even having a 'Jersey Four' is a 'first' of sorts, these ladies get their own special photo, for which they dress up a bit so everybody will recognize them back home.

They argue about whether to do the 'Push itphoto: danielle, clint peters up!' or the 'Forget about it!' gestures and end up doing them both, plus Marilyn insists they do the "Doing the New Jersey 'Hey!'" one too.

Following this, the rest of my 'report' note page is blank.

Danielle forgets to tell me Clint dislikes being photohraphed.

My memory merely says that the café got quite quiet after the 'Jersey Four' left to thrust themselves upon an unwitting Paris afternoon, but I faintly remember promises to return.

Somewhere along the way Danielle and Clint have told me that they've been in Paris several times, but not often enough to have seen everything. For example, Danielle is very disappointed to learn that the Catacombs are closed for renovations until sometime in June.

She listens to my theory of never seeing the best things. "Then," I say, "You will always have a reason to return." She looks dubious about this and wonders what needed renovating in the Catacombs.

I don't know. From a passing bus I saw two visitors photographing each other outside them yesterday. More people should remember what they read here - the Catacombs closure was announced in this column weeks ago, I think.

Clint wants me to suggest something 'new' for them to do. I can't remember what I put in the 'Scene' column, and readers who print it out and bring it with themphoto: the jersey four to Paris, can't remember to read it either.

For this reason, the meetings of the Café Metropole Club are always held in the same place at the same time, every Thursday. If they weren't, I'd probably forget to come.

The official club portrait of the 'Jersey Four.'

I have forgotten on occasion that the day after Wednesday is Thursday, so I know that forgetting is something anybody can do. You will be forgiven for it, but I can't afford to take the chance. Not with the 'Jersey Four' on the loose.

The 'About the Café Metropole Club' Page

Fondly remembered but 'officialy' forgotten former club 'rules' concerning your Café Metropole Paris Club - as opposed a 'Jersey, Hey!' 'report' like this one - can be found on the 'About the Café Metropole Club page,' which is about your club and has a link on each issue's 'home' page, in case you overlook the one here.

Date, Time and Location of Next Meeting

Take a look at the 'about the club' stuff if you have time or skip it if you haven't. You should read the following about the next Café Metropole Club meeting - it will be held on Thursday, 19. April, which is a week from now, just like most other Thursdays usually are.

If you are in Paris or not it will be Sainte-Emma's' Day. The following Friday will be just another ordinary Sainte-Odette's day which I confirmed was on Thursday last year.

The café La Corona meeting place will be open as it is all the time well as every Thursday. Yourphoto: cafe street signs club's meeting time will be from 15:00 to 17:00 in Europe's Central European Time Zone - 'CET' for short and not 'BLAT' - and elsewhere otherwise known as 3 pm to 5 pm.

If you see the street signs shown in this photo, you will be close to the club's café.

The club's secretary, which is normally myself in person, will be carelessly writing some 'report' notes during the coming meeting, but do not pay any attention to this because it is pretty slipshod because it is done by hand, with a cheapo 'official' club pen.

Invent a new 'Quote of the Week' or fabricate your own new 'City of the Week' - even though Baton Rouge will be back for another try - or even any other 'Thing of the Week,' if you want to share it, them, with other members - and readers.

Happy Easter to all!

The café's location is:

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

A bientôt à Paris,
signature, regards, ric

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