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This should be renamed as the '64-Dollar Question of the Week.'

While all of this has been going on, Connie Fleming, from Costa Mesa, California, has arrived with her daughter, Tally Guttmann, from Austin, Texas.

By 'arrived,' I mean their trans-Atlantic flight landed at noon at Roissy, they dumped their bags at their hotel, and here they are - joining the club. But wait - there's more!

Tomorrow they leave Paris to take the TGV to Bordeaux, where they plan to compete in the world's 'longest marathon,' the Marathon de Médoc.

Although it is only the international regulation distance of 42.195 kilometres, it is long because its competitors are offered wine as well as water to drink. Everybody who doesn't finish the entire course, standing up, within 48 hours is disqualified.

This all started on Saturday, 14. September 1985 in Pauillac, when 500 runners took part in thephoto: michael fills in member card first race - inspired by four local fellows who had gotten 'high' on New York's marathon in 1983, came home and took at look at Médoc, and said, 'why not?'

Here you see it first - the biggest club membership card in the entire history of the club!

This seems to be what new club members Connie and Tally have thought too - so I want all club members to get behind them to heartily cheer their effort. Win, place or show - this will be another stunning 'first' for the club and all of its members who have yet another fine excuse being members.

Connie and Tally definitely have to get in training to take the TGV tomorrow, so after most of today's members line up on La Corona's terrace for the week's group photo, all members filter off in various directions - for an evening in Paris, unlikely to need their umbrellas.

The 'About the Café Metropole Club' Page

You can find out quite a bit of other stuff concerning what this is about - only if you feel like it! - by reading 'About the Café Metropole Club' - which will also tell you exactly where to find the club in Paris and the day and time of the meetings.

You will also be able to learn that you can become a member of this online magazine's club in Paris, by simply coming to a meeting, while ignoring all of its expired 'rules,' which have been discontinued for some time now anyway. Other 'new rules' have also been discontinued, because of disuse

Date, Time and Location of Next Meeting

The next Café Metropole Club meeting will be held on Thursday, 13. September, which is not on Friday this month. It is also the annual day known as Saint-Aimé's Day, in Paris at least.

The following day will be a La Sainte-Croix's Day, which will be perfectly ordinary, except for its spelling. Other than this, the day will be Friday as well, except it will not be the on the 13th. Make the most of it - there will only be one other Thursday the 13th this year.

The café La Corona meeting place will have its doors open wide as it has on all other weeks with Thursdays or Fridays. Yourphoto: rest of drinks of the week club's meeting time will begin at 15:00 and continue until 17:00 in Europe's Central European Time Zone - which is 'CET' for short and not 'DTRA' - and elsewhere known as 3 pm to 5 pm in zones without metrical time.

The club's secretary, temporarily known as 'Ed,' will be making some 'report' notes during the next meeting but this is entirely harmless. It is just a club ritual that he can't give up, like doodling.

The 'Funghi of the Week' is over, and so are the week's drinks - nearly.

Have your new 'Quote of the Week' ready or come with your own 'City of the Week' for consideration or even invent any other 'Things of the Week.' Everything is eligible. Having these 'bon-mots' on hand may be significant enough to get them mentioned in a meeting's club 'report,' similar to this one.

Your thoughtful comments; jet-lagged or not, will be welcomed by the other members present - and all readers of this online magazine with the free and real Paris club for readers who 'just want to be' members, and don't mind 'reports' full of lesser or greater 'firsts' about its meetings.

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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