The Coffee Cabinet is Born at the Madonna Inn:
The Cabinet’s 1300th Meeting: 4/18/19
Harry Sharp, CC Committee Chair
One score and six years ago, five men of a certain age met at a table near where we congregate today. They engaged in great discussions of earth shaking import. And, I am told, consumed Madonna brewed coffee. They shared tales of uncertain accuracy and gave their last full measure blarney to resolve major problems faced by our fair city, our wonderful nation and our troubled world.
We are gathered this morning in tribute to Dr. Donald Morris and cohorts who sat around a table not far from our present location. Alas, the world will little note nor long remember what we say here, and, to their eternal shame, the people of San Luis Obispo may even forget what they did here. (Forgetting is the one skill I improve daily these days.) I trust that Coffee Clubbers will remember!
We assemble this morning to honor that magnificent five (or eight or whatever number) who on that historic Thursday morning sipped Madonna coffee with their comrades. But in a smaller sense we can not consecrate or memorialize what they drank here. And that is ok. After all we are “just for fun.”
So gentlemen, please join me in raising a cup of java in honor of Don Morris and his cohorts. And May the good Lord allow us to live long and well, so this Coffee Cabinet shall not perish from the earth.