Wednesday, July 28, 2010

September Meeting

"I perceive that you have been unwell lately. Summer colds are always a little trying."
- Sherlock Holmes to Dr. Watson in 'The Stock-broker's Clerk'

We do hope you'll feel well enough to join us at the Fall meeting of The Amateur Mendicant Society of Detroit.

Sunday September 19 at 1:00 PM
Station 885 Restaurant, 885 Starkweather St., Plymouth, MI 48170
Four blocks north of Plymouth Rd. (Main St.) and one block west of Mill St.
(734) 459-0885

Our assigned reading and brief Canonical discussion will concern 'The Stock-broker's Clerk', an adventure involving an unemployed man, two very mysterious brothers and the Franco-Midland Hardware Company.

As befits our location next to the railroad tracks, AMS member Robert Musial will then enlighten us with a presentation about Bradshaw's Guide, The Engineer's Thumb and the use of trains in the Canon.

There will also be the usual toasts plus prizes, good fellowship and more. We look forward to seeing you on September 19th. Libations begin at 1:00 PM with luncheon being served shortly after.

Respectfully submitted,

Robert Musial, Tantalus

If you plan to attend, please mail your check ($25 per person) by FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12th to:

Edward F. Stein, AMS
25015 Oakbrooke
Southfield, MI

We will order from a specially prepared menu at the restaurant. Your choices are Broiled Lake Superior Whitefish OR Wild Mushroom Pasta OR Bistro Steak Medallions.

All entrees will be served with your choice of potato or rice, vegetables, rolls and coffee, tea, or soft drinks and assorted petite pastries for dessert. As always, there will be a cash bar.

"Come at once if convenient... if inconvenient come all the same"

Respectfully submitted,

Rob Musial, Tantalus


At 10:38 AM, Anonymous Bill Briggs said...

Thank you for linking your meeting notice to the McMurdo's Camp info sheets. We are always glad to see someone making use of these, even if it may be to avoid the "homework" of actually reading the whole story.

I see you are going to be looking at trains in your meeting. McMurdo's Camp has two Trifling Monographs on its site related to this subject. One is called "That Train" and provides some background on the State and Merton County Rail Road Company in Pennsylvania. The second is "Decision on the Dover Train" and explains the gamesmanship used by Holmes when Moriarty was trying to track him down.

These may not be unworthy of your attention.


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