Old Fartsí Lunch, Oct.10th
Fourteen of us showed up on this windy day. Jacques pulled a good one on us as we were all asking who the new guy was. The ex-ELs figured he was a CM while the ex-CMs thought he was an EL. He turned out to be a golfing buddy of Jacques.
Beef was on the menu and had a lot of takers. I ordered a simple chicken sandwich and got fries with that. All Stanís fault.
Mr. Cole reminded us to to try to get the price down on our Rogersí bill. Chuck told us that he was nearly chipped by his phone provider for a charge he hadnít made. It was very strange as it turned out to be a charge by an overseas provider.
Rollie Ďfessed up to eating his sliver of cake and someone elseís too from my sonís birthday cake. I heard it was delicious. A-hem.
Don brought along his camera and was taking a few shots. He started a contest Ė if we could identify what was in the photo, he would buy them a drink. Al got in the winner. It turns out that Donís camera could rotate the photo so that you could see the profile.
Jim certainly rose to the nth degree with his snazzy 20-zoom Canon doozie. From his usual seat at the table (you know he sleeps at the Legion so none of us gets his chair), he took a photo of a car parked in front of the entryway. We could see the the door handle as if we were standing beside it. Amazing.
I was telling the guys that I joined the RA Cribbage club and found out they are looking for fresh blood Ė er, players. The organizer, Mike SomeBody, used to be a CM with the military and watched a lot of his co-workers go off to different adventures by joining Foreign Affairs. He actually replaced Bob Smith (RCMP cm) when Bob went to London. Small, small world. Please join the cribbage club!!
As for line-dancing at the RA Centre, you will have to talk to Moe the Finger about that. I think he said the youngest there was 83. And on top of that, he was the only guy!! Scarey stuff.
p.s. Ron Pearce reports
The Ottawa Citizen obituaries report that Peter Bakewell a friend of some OFARTs died at age 63.
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