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Other new and existing members put in appearances too. An existing member sent a new one from Rochester and two others turned up from warm and sunny Newport Beach. This was a fine example of 'braving the weather' and I'm sure this town will become 'City of the Week' someday.

If you have time, read the 'report' about this meeting. It's details may seem more boggled than usual and this was entirely the secretary's doing.

The next meeting of the Café Metropole Club will be on Thursday, 3. May 2001. Although seeminglyphoto: samaritaine iron, glass routine by now, this particular meeting will be unique. If you miss it, it means you can try again any other Thursday, up until 2005 at least.

Iron, steel, glass - keep Samaritaine as the classiest building on the Rue de Rivoli's 'new' commercial stretch.

All absent-minded readers and prospective club members are urged take a look at the current version of 'About the Club,' which is handy for finding out about the club's reason-for-being, its meeting time and location and so on, and other lesser facts.

This page also contains vital 'notions' about this free club in Paris, which is the only one this magazine will ever have in Paris - for you who are either 'Metropole Paris' readers or Café Metropole Club members, or are in Paris for any reason or no reason in particular at all. If you do not fall into any these categories, the club will find new ones just for you.

Metropole Offers Its Photos

The offer of Metropole's large-format photos continues with a new photo / image page, which is included in this issue.

In general, one or two 'best' photos - or a cartoon - will be offered each week. Many of Metropole's weekly crop of other photos will match the 'best' one for interest and quality. If you see another one you like, ask if it is available.

More details are on this week's 'Photo' page. Check it out. Any suggestions, advice and comments, will be welcome.

Metropole's Affiliates

The following product or service providers have chosen Metropole because their offers may be of value to you and I agree with them.

'Bookings' has a reservation service for a wide selection of Paris hotels. Check out their offers and make your choice long before your arrival in France.

'HighwayToHealth' provides a 'city health profile' as well as travel insurance for potential Paris visitors. If you've signed up for these services before you need them suddenly you will benefit from them. I hope won't be the case but you can never tell.

'Petanque America' imports quality Obut boules from France and will ship them to you anywhere in the Americas - which will save you the effort of carrying them all the way from Paris. Be the first on your block to introduce the game of pétanque - or boules. Nearly everybody can play this game, nearly anywhere.

This Was Metropole One Year Ago:

Issue 5.18 - 1. May 2000 - This week's Café Metropole column was titled, 'May Day? May Day!' The 'Au Bistro' column's title was 'The 'Sockless' President.' This issue had one feature, titled 'Red Flags, Blue Skies, May Day.' The Café Metropole Club flubbed its lessons with 'Wobbly Geography.' The club's weekly update on 4. May featured, I think, the 'World's Worst Violins?' The 'Scene' column's title was 'Short-term 'Parisphoto: sign, rue fean lantier, 13th c Beach.' There were four new 'Posters of the Week' and Ric's Cartoon of the Week was captioned 'It Must Be Queens.'

This Was Metropole Two Years Ago:

Issue 4.18 - 3. May 1999 - The week's Café Metropole column was titled, 'A Week Asleep; Train Strike.' The 'Au Bistro' column was titled, 'Hunters Lose Free Range 'Rights.' This issue' had two features, 'The World's First Land-Speed Capital' and 'Foire de Paris Spotlights Artisans and Creators.' The 'Scene' column was titled, 'Less Than ALL of the Events.' This is always true. There were also the usual four 'Posters of the Week' and Ric's Cartoon of the Week had the caption of 'Not for Us.' No omelet again, either.

The 'Count-Up' - Part 18.9

This week there is really exciting news for all - all three of us - happy count-up fans. Last week, the new count-up person, Charles A. Lindbergh, had his arrival in Paris verified by Bill Hilton, with the aid of a Web site devoted to Lindbergh's flight. His arrival in Paris at Le Bourget was fixed at 22:22 on Saturday, 21. May 1927.

By using a computer-savvy calendar, aphoto: sign, horse butcher sunlight-powered pocket calculator and a Bic pen with red ink, I got a count-up total of 26,983 days last week. Of course this was wrong, and Bill Hilton - again! - has come through with the correct figure.

"Applying Astrology, Theology, Texology and a flop-eared text book assiduously, I find that tomorrow at your Thursday, April 26 club meeting, the true count-up total will be 27,003 days and some 12 hours or so," Bill wrote.

This means that today's count-up total is - let's see, from Thursday, makes four more days - this now totals 27,0007 days exactly, and 'some 12 hours' of course. I don't know how Bill did it, but it looks good. Thank you, Bill!

Good things come in dozens too. The one remaining question, about Elvis, also got a positive answer. The question nagged at Sally Dilgart, who looked then wrote, "Yes, Elvis did visit Paris. See the 'Facts About King Elvis' section of this Web site. You'll note that 'France is the only European country Elvis visited,' and he stayed at the George V." At last we know. Thank you, Sally!
signature, regards, ric

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