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photo, rainy, wind-swept terrace of the week M. Ferrat said, "Deserted until next May."

Marie went to see the show on an A–list night. Somehow she found out her favorite song was in the B–list, so she asked Yoko if they could include it in one A–list performance.

But that was back when we were having the exciting transport strikes. The Beatles crew played I Want to Hold Your Hand one Sunday but Marie couldn't get there to hear it. Even Yoko missed a night when the métros weren't running.

They finally got together on a night when the band wouldn't play any B–list songs. They made up for it afterwards by going to have some noodles at Kunitoraya, a noodle joint in the rue Sainte–Anne. Yoko wrote the name for me in Japanese and I certainly have the fonts here, but have no idea how to put them on a web page. I must have graduated from high school too soon.

Just before five we had a lively discussion about where one can see Japanese cherry blossoms. For example you can see them in Washington DC when they are in season. I remembered seeing them across the street along the road to the golf course clubhouse 50 years ago. Yoko recalled them being around the castle in Osaka. I scratched out Kyoto.

photo, club table of the week Empties, some cash, and out the door.

Across the street was in Vancouver, and the blossoms were always there on account of the spring rains, the ones that were like chapters 4, 5and 6 of the winter rains. There was something about today that was reminding me of this.

Then I scratched out some of the stuff Marie said. Yoko leaned over the club reports booklet and objected to some notes I made when she was talking about the Bnatziyths. Scratch, scratch.

To Yoko Marie said, "Are you going to the cathedral?" And Yoko repled, "Scratch, scratch, scratch." We tossed some money on the tables, put on our coats, scarfs, gloves, hats and primed our umbrellas, and outside it was dark and getting darker.

Yoko Does Déjà Vu Again

Famous club member Yoko is appearing in the musical Beatles Story, which is on stage at Le Mery in the Place de Clichy. Club members can get half price tickets by contacting Yoko here at least three days beforehand. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 21:30, and Sunday at 17:00. Near métro line 13. If you wish to pay full price, call the theatre at 01 45 22 03 06 for info.

About the Café Metropole Club

Scoot your mouse near a recent club meeting report buried somewhere in Metropole. Less trying than being at tediously long and drumhum club meetings but nothing is perfect. An explanation for what we were doing today may help and can be found on the About the Café Metropole Club webpage.

graphic, club location map

Zoned Broiled Patas

Spontaneous as any Thursday, half unrehearsed, semi out of control and again something less than three members. Club meetings run from 15:00 to 17:00 every Thursday. The next meeting will be on Thursday, 13. December. These metric times are the same as 3 to 5 pm around other odd unmetric places, while meetings are held around here. Whatever you feel like saying will be totally appreciated by the other members present if there are any and they are listening, and sometimes they are, but not always.* Your other, absolutely true, stories are totally welcome too even if they are true.

Caution – should you have a personal desire to remain unfindable via the Web, be sure to inform the club's secretary that you prefer to be 404 – not found by Web search engines before becoming found. Spurn membership to stay unfound.

*The above paragraphs are relatively unchanged since last week because of rain getting down my collar and into my more–than–50–year old joints. How many other club secretaries would admit it? In my shoes too!

The café's location is:

Café–Tabac La Corona
2. Rue de l'Amiral de Coligny – or – 30. Quai du Louvre
Paris 1. Métro: Louvre–Rivoli, Pont–Neuf or Châtelet.
Every Thursday, from 15:00 to 17:00.
Next club meeting on Thursday, 13. December.

A bientôt à Paris
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