You guys are something else!
Off topic, off your rockers and generally just OFF but always On! Yeesh!
Silver or paper tips with a penny is considered a compliment. It means the wait person went a bit over and above in the service.
And, yes, just a penny is not a good thing.
Now, back to Bill's original thought of a Nor'west gathering, perhaps we could hear a few more kicking in to encourage it.
Bear with me folks but a thought just occurred. Perhaps each gathering, dependng on location in the world, could have a theme. Like the Nor'west gathering could be the "Sasquatch Smoke".
An Eastern gathering could be the "Minuteman Munch"
As for Dixie and such, let you imagination fly! I know Texas has a few names already, not only for a gathering but also for the rest of us!
Sound off Brothers and Sisters!