Happy Thanksgiving! by Betty Rossi ... We all love recipes Veteran's Day by Debbi Collar ...remembering A rose for a shoeshine boy by Richard Umbro ... I bumped into an old friend, Richard Umbro Crunching leaves by Betty Rossi ... In the Fall, I think of my Dad Did you know? by Florence Shea ... crap, armidillos, toothbrushes Corn maze craze by Debbi Collar ...puzzling pathways through cornfields This is Pine Banks Shirley Rabb ... and it is fall Old friends by Betty Rossi ... we all know that song Melrose cygnets prepare to leave nest by Debbi Collar ... flight feathers at the ready and Mel and Rose's cygnets get ready for independent
living One day Shirley Rabb ... as it should be The Eltinge Crier by Joe Sullivan ... when a troopship's newspaper provided the daily news for its captive readers. Working on Changes Please be patient while we work on changes to the site. Huzzah for the Sand Sculptors by Debbi Collar ... what??? an elephant on our beeach??? A Sunset Salute from Elaine Foley ... sun sets over Boston Harbor and a Tall Ships visit
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More Stuff by Betty Rossi ... I am so thrilled that I've found these Thinking about MHS alums from Don Norris ... this Jersey boy happened upon Melrose ... Sailing down the Danube to Budapest ... from Don Norris ... it was the vacation of a lifetime! Close up and personal -- home photos from Don Norris ... what else does one do on a lazy June day? On a tree coming down by Shirley Rabb ...or rather going up A young soldier's letter to his mother in1953 by Joe Sullivan ...64 years ago Joe's birthday and the Cease Fire in Korea occurred within days of each
other. Tall Ships to Boston's shores by Debbi Collar ... worth the wait for The Grand Parade of Sails How does your garden grow? by Debbi Collar ... what your garden says about you Ell Pond bedtime stories by Debbi Collar ... 2017 photo essay of "Mel,""Rose,"and the Cygnet family Staying out of trouble in Tokyo by Joe Sullivan ...Joe Rattigan takes a rookie under his wing to avoid temptation in Japan. Always the same by Shirley Rabb ... always different Plants from Roseanne Bellofatto ... Roseanne's plant talks to her The Appreciation Party by Shirley Rabb ... and a good time was had by all Notebooks, notebooks, notebooks and a folder by Betty Rossi ... this should just about finish off these sayings This year's health carnival was a medicinable blast!!! from Don Norris ... we had to choose these 14 flicks from that pile of 83! Spring day at the beach by Shirley Rabb ... always something going on Know your neighborhoods by Debbi Collar ... history of communities bordering Melrose and Senior Day at Mt. Hood Soothing the savage breast by Brent Collar ... taking notes and keying in on piano lessons as an adult. Finally no fence or leash by Casa ...I think it is finally spring Art show, once again, at Memorial Hall from Don Norris ... Stringers' Don Norris captures a zillion The view from Crane Castle Cupola by Debbi Collar ... bird's eye view of the estate at Castle Hill More sayings, tidbits and words that I love by Betty Rossi ... I have collected recipes, poems and sayings for years A tribute to George by Shirley Rabb ... a new friend I lost too soon Boston's Custom House by Debbi Collar ... a bird's eye view of cities and towns in and around Boston. All about hats ... from Don Norris ... Count 'em, see how many you've got ... Forecasting a questionable future from Don Norris ... like, am I too old to make out??? Most crooked tree in town ... from Don Norris ... see if you can top THIS one! More thoughts and sayings that I've saved by Betty Rossi ... I've saved these in the strangest places and old notebooks. Hope you enjoy
them as much as I have. Easter Chocolate by Betty Rossi ...what's wrong with chocolate? The inside guy. ...By Joe Sullivan ... Joe Rattigan uses his hidden connections to deliver a story to Washington. Boston skyline in oils from Don Norris ... not the best shot, but passable ... The politician, in the works from Don Norris ... reserecting an age-old carving ... Intergenerational Spring Fling Dance by Shirley RAbb ... a joyous fun filled time Nesting hummingbird Steve Johnson Pachyderm Preakness Stakes by Debbi Collar ... racing elephants, just part of a day's work for a one time local radio news
announcer Hodgepodge, goofy, outrageous!!! Don Norris ... itinerant photos, left-overs, never seen before ... At 87, it's time to get the bike out from Don Norris ... Good. It's April, anticipating the early arrival of summer ... Drawing for the local real estate guy Don Norris ... this story is a sketch -- and ink sketch, 40 years ago Did you know? by Florence Shea ... goldfish, bananas, The Green Hornet Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Enrico Caruso, Monumental Axis, blue tongues Reaching towards the sky by Shirley Rabb ... with dreams of green Our Boston skyline -- in 'moving' pictures by Don Norris ... from Harvard Square down river, in photos ... More of my collection by Betty Rossi ... more stuff that I've collected and loved over the years Cygnet, gosling and duckling Flight School by Debbi Collar ... Ell Pond and waterfowl take off and landings. Hogan's Goat by Joe Sullivan ... an unexplained mystery finally revealed. Did you know? by florence Shea ... pink cells, camcorder, ghosts Did you know? by Florence Shea ... coin ridges, the Quagga, "Wife Beware" Did you Know? by Florence Shea ... Pass the buck, Lucretia Borgia, Library of Congress Wintertime in Melrose from Don Norris ... snow tires, sleds, boots, snow plows, beautiful scenes ... Do you want to build an indoor snowman? by Debbi Collar ... posting thoughts about winter and its wonders-indoors and outdoors Spring is in the air, on land and in Ell Pond by Debbi Collar ...recent activity at Ell Pond points to signs of spring.
Part I Coffee cups and fine memories from Don Norris ... a short piece about our travels Did you know? by Florence Shea ... light bulb, O. Henry, piggy bank It's not the players -- it's the coach! from Don Norris ... borrowed from the Globe's front page ... Snow from Don Norris ... That's the trouble with Spring -- no snow on my lantern Where have all the people gone by Shirley Rabb ... the beach is for the birds now Old age, booze, and forgetfulness ... from Don Norris ... has this Stringer found the magic cure???? Winter by Betty Rossi ...winter will be here forever SDM Foundation by Debbi Collar ... technology help for all and it's FREE! Doomsday crochet by Betty Rossi ... I must have lived a very protected childhood Red Hat Review 2017 by Shirley Rabb ... and yet another year of fun Private Joe Rattigan's little white lie. by Joe Sullivan ... it came at a time when silence would be no virtue. Today it is about the birds by Shirley Rabb ... they came to brighten up a cloudy day A human's idea of a winter wonderland by Casa ... my ideas of cold paws Did you know? by Florence Shea kneecaps, inauguration photo, Twinkies The day the MHS singers came ... from Don Norris ... bringing beauty, music, and new life Fifth year, dinner for the old folks from the SilverStringers ... ... who says Melrose doesn't have the right stuff??? Christmas Past -- a look at the holidays SilverStringers ... remembering times just past ... The Last minute luckout. by Joe Sullivan ...How Joe Rattigan weaseled his way out of the Marine Corps and into the
Army. Happy New Year! by Betty Rossi ... I've jotted these onto backs of envelopes, on sales slips found in my
pocketbook and little pieces of paper Christmas Dinner for all by Shirley Rabb ... and a good time was had by all Holidays in Melrose By Debbi Collar & Flo Shea ... Celebrations! It was just for one day by Shirley Rabb ...only twenty four hours Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Nephite Julep, Love, Daintree rainforest Yet more of Don's sketches from the artist ... "I'll just keep on saving all that old stuff ..." Like reading a novel -- it fills the time from Don Norris ... Carving, drawing, photographing -- all hobbies The old barn in Boxford from Don Norris ... another of Don's drawings Tuskegee Airmen come to Melrose Photos from the SilverStringers, story from the Melrose Weekly News ... packed house remembers WWII fliers Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Deborah Sampson, Lyndon Johnson, Gulliver's Travels Uuunn uhn! No parking here! from Don Norris ... hot stuff, maybe Experimenting with Adobe Photoshop from Don Norris ... shooting close-ups in the Computer Room ... When your camera fails, check your settings ... from Don Norris ... on a spectacularly drizzly day, I goofed Again, again, again, it's Halloween!!! From the SilverStringeers ... ... This year, visitors were sparse ... Another sketch from Don's old files from Don Norris ... I got a million of 'em ... More from Don's sketchpad ... from Don Norris ... probably drawn while vacationing in Maine ... A different view of our town ... from Don Norris ... from the south, looking north ... Salvation -- and a few choice expletives ... from Don Norris ... computer room becomes a shootin' range ... Did you know? by Florence Shea ... a handkerchief, an igloo, "Two Gun" Hart Lettuce in the kitchen by Betty Rossi ... Oh my gosh, I've become a farmer! Collecting memories by Betty Rossi ... So few people have learned the art of collecting memories Did you know? by Florence Shea ... the Titanic, Pocahontas, The Boston Nation My favorite restaurants by Betty Rossi ... We were asked to write about our favorite restaurants, well, here goes Green grass and fudgicles by Betty Rossi ... I was driving down the street the other day Success -- the Cerretani family effort by John Cerretani ... remembering family roots and Richardson's Market Unusual pix, mistakes, wonderments ... from Don Norris ... sometimes, mystically, the picture turns out different ... Did you know? by Florence Shea ... a tortoise, airplane pilots, Marcus Tiro Wedeco, an old time hardware store by Ella Letterie and Louise Fennell ... Broken glass is a pain Chicken Chow Mein from Allen MacPherson ... what a memory! What a feast! by Betty Rossi ... Have you ever been to a feast? My Corner from Jim Reppucci ... Gone are the days Mount up, people, round 'em up! from Don Norris ... a quiz, where'd it come from? Oooo, Ooo!!! Lobsta for lunch! from Don Norris ... McDee's offering was pretty darned good ... Working stiffs -- err, famous people ... from the Silver Stringers ... Stringer splinter group in action ... Nonsense, all about Tick-Tocks ... from Don Norris ... but do I really need four time pieces? Lennie's-On-The-Turnpike by Steve Johnson ... a place to remember and Woody Herman honked Melrose History by Debbi Collar ... outlander envisions life as a "real" Melrosian. Did you know ? by Florence Shea ... Benjamin Franklin; The Wizard of Oz' 'X' Who knew? by Kay McCarte ... Irving Smolens was a jazz afficienado The sun is high above the trees by Shirley Rabb ... time sure does fly I come from Bawstin by Betty Rossi ... I found part of this in an old notebook Avalon writes ... by Avalon Berg and Florence Shea ... here's what I'm up to now Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Northwest Ordinance, Hupmobile, burnt food The last New England nine from Shirley Rabb ... time to look at the past and hope for this year Pond life by Debbi Collar … enjoying nature It must be what humans call spring by Casa ... because now I smell the flowers Appreciated Volunteers by Debbi Collar … special friends of The Milano Senior Center Empty Nest Syndrome by Betty Rossi ... I have Empty Nest Syndrome Senior Citizen Day surprises at Mt Hood by Debbi Collar …some new discoveries for long time residents of Melrose. Laugh with the ladies by Shirley Rabb ... a unique and fun presentation Did you know? by Florence Shea ... ballet-goers, St. Louis Gateway Arch, EPCOT A week-end in Melrose by Shirley Rabb ... and how diversified we are The short life of our brand new, three-ton diesel by Joe Sullivan ... Better a short life for the diesel than the guys who were driving it. Diary of a smoker by Betty Rossi ... I just got home after a week in the hospital Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Ice cream cones, Mayday, Dr. Teeth In the car, in the rain by Shirley Rabb ... cold and damp, but dry ... A two dimensional view by Shirley Rabb ... to see and believe Intergenerational Spring Fling Debbi Collar and Shirley Rabb … and a great time was had by all Quannapowitt on a spring day by Shirley Rabb ... the season is in full swing A Cook's Recipes by Betty Rossi ... they say to ask ten...no, make that 10 thousand cooks how to fry a chicken, and you are
likely to receive 10 million different answers Frozen in time by Shirley Rabb ... a day to remember Thank you Melrose from Crystal Dawn ... a grateful veteran Inherit The Wind Richard Umbro ... some will inherit only the wind Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Pony Express, Hoover Dam, Etch-a-Sketch Red Hat Review 2016 by Shirley Rabb .. a Stringer recalls a year's worth of happenings A short letter by Casa ... to friends and family Vexillology by Debbi Collar ... the study of flags-taking a look behind the banners
How I finally figured things out at Shaw's. by Joe Sullivan ... it took awhile It's all about the best things in life from Don Norris ... while recuperating, I got to thinking ... Symphony in black and white Louise Fennell ... dancing to a silent tune The Twilight Runner Richard Umbro ... Bronze is sometimes brighter than gold. Fluttering forecaster? by Debbi Collar … a new weather prognosticator perhaps? Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Zywocice,Poland, Play-Doh, fender net Sunday by the pond by Shirley Rabb ... and peacefully enjoying the day Rotary show to feature local talent by Joe Sullivan ... Stars Over Melrose, a city-wide talent show will premiere at Memorial Hall and will feature performers ranging from teens to seniors. Beebe Estate Quilt Exhibit Norma Staples, photos by Louise Fennell ... beauty and warmth on display at Beebe Vanilla and Valentine's Day by Betty Rossi ... those who know me, know that I love to cook The soft landing by Joe Sullivan ... After the cease-fire Joe Rattigan watches his combat-
ready artillery unit slide into a formal, less apprehensive
life. It's breakfast at supper time Shirley Rabb ... and we went to a Brupper Doodling, sketching, having fun ... from Don Norris ... a new, monthly feature, hopefully using readers'
scribbles Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Hershey's Kisses; your spit; Boston Latin School Tomorrow's Another Day by Richard Umbro ... two young people on a running track Enchanted Village Louise Fennell ... trip back in time New Year's Day Hike by Debbi Collar … a healthy start to 2016 Children's Holiday Party By Debbi Collar … Memories of Mt. Hood Park Association's Children's Holiday Party Photographer's dream Debbi Collar … capturing a tender moment with Santa and one of his
reindeer Point Reyes, California by Avalon Berg and Florence Shea ... our 2015 family Thanksgiving Geezer Pleaser from Florence Shea ...treatment for $500 Ma's big surprise by Joe Sullivan ... her Sonny Boy comes home with some delightful news. Thoughts on becoming a Silver Stringer Jim Tierney ... a monthly contributor reflects
Me and the Mirror by Joe Sullivan ... a response to the request (mine) For God's sake write something! The tree that would grow in Brooklyn by Joe Sullivan ... How Fish Deseo preserved the the memory of Christmas 1952 My life at the Mirror Louise Fennell ... free education Twenty years and still running by Betty Rossi ... I heard it through the grapevine Reflections of my time at The Melrose Mirror by Debbi Collar … looking back and moving forward. My eleven years as a Silver Stringer by Ed Boyd ... about seventy articles Happy 20th birthday by Steve Johnson ... it's been a long trip Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Galvaynes Groove, Chicago, Charles Dickens Things to remember by Shirley Rabb ... as the season changes Silver Stringer memories Florence Shea ... it's been 7 years now We are Stringers by Shirley Rabb ... time is just a number Did you know? by Florence Shea ... chickens, Tattered Tom, Homo habilis Milano Birthday party by Shirley Rabb ... And it was 20 years I am having so much fun by Casa ... Time to celebrate Morning of a spooky day by Shirley Rabb ... welcome to the mystery of the morning Clowns by Betty Rossi ... Jonathan is going to be a clown Dolores Driscoll wife of Melrose Mirror founder dies. excerpt by Joe Sullivan ... a Saugus native who was raised in Melrose was married to Jack Driscoll for 57 years Coffee by Debbi Collar … as promised from last month's Tea Time, equal time for coffee.
Did you know? by Florence Shea ... your head, earmuffs, Samuel Gregory Here's another rib-tickler from Florence Shea ... the elevator History comes alive by Shirley Rabb ...and the senior center is transported Some other funnybone ticklers by Betty Rossi ... two old Jewish men are sitting Write us - we're 20! by Debbi Collari … please send us your written memories of The Melrose Mirror as we
celebrate 20 years of publication The Great Debate by Betty Rossi ... The Great Debate is not between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Pope Francis' visit provokes a very old memory. by Joe Sullivan ... recollections of a shopping trip at a religious goods store located directly across from the Walls of the Vatican My time with the Mirror Shirley Rabb ... so many years, so much fun It's hard to believe-- Kay McCarte ... it's been 20 years and counting When you're really down, look to your friends from Don Norris ... Perhaps Lahey Clinic will pull me through again! Saugus Iron Works by Debbi Collar … behind the scenes of historic preservation at Saugus Iron Works and the
17th century way of life Changing of the seasons by Shirley Rabb ... the end of summer Speaking of jokes ... from Florence Shea ... continuing the quest for levity ... Did you know? by Florence Shea ... lingerie, dead shrew, Thomas Edison Melrose Mirror celebrates by the Silver Stringers …a double decade of writing prose, poetry and politics Does the name Hermione ring a bell? by Serge Angeric … Melrose resident doles out early American history Red Sox memories by Steve Johnson ... signatures of the famous ... More jokes that tickle my funny bone by Betty Rossi ... "what would you say? ..." Did you know by Florence Shea ... trolley car, elephant tusks, a mars Bar When discretion was the better part of valor. by Joe Sullivan ... and keeping your mouth shut ain't such a bad idea either. The green jewel of Melrose -- Mt. Hood by Debbi Collar … sit back, relax and enjoy this gem Tea time by Debbi Collar … the history, the science and the taste of tea The downside of downsizing by Kay McCarte ... the memories that are evoked Tucker Gately by John Gately ... celebrates seven years at Gately's A day at the farm by Betty Rossi ... the miracle of birth Melrose Mirror celebrates by the Silver Stringers ... a double decade of writing prose, poetry and politics Chicken Little by Betty Rossi ... a couple of jokes that tickle my funny bone MMTV Traveler Rita Mucera by Debbi Collar … "Have You Been Here?" program hostess Megabucks at Breads and Bits by Joe Sullivan ... when the eaves dropper is caught red-handed at the popular
little Irish tea shop. This is Pine Banks by Shirley Rabb ... on the border line of Melrose and Malden A short article by Casa ... written by request St. Mary's gets a facelift from Kay McCarte ... in the heat of mid-summer Jokes the SilverStringers ... we were told by our writers that they thunk and they thunk, but couldn't
come up with a joke ... except from Kay
...wait a minute..another one just came in Let's go to the movies ... from the SilverStringers ... a transition: Theater, skating rink, now a bank Happenings along the way -- in diners from Don Norris ... there is a resurgence -- and re-construction -- of well-used diners Did you know? by Florence Shea ... mouse; piano forte; income tax True Grit..grit -- as in gravel. by Joe Sullivan ... the race is not always to the swift -- especially when you can figure out
another way to win. A Wild Affair by Debbi Collar … meet, greet, educate and eat Did you know? by Florence Shea ... rain, tattoos, Ferris wheel Almost a quiet day by Shirley Rabb ... those are the good days The guys who the statues are about. by Joe Sullivan ... Nine middle school girls and the city's Veteran Services host Korean War Veterans
for a trip to see the War Memorials in Washington, D.C. Old Yankee Hoarder by Betty Rossi ...do you really think that I can throw that out Remembering Natalie Thomson by Kay McCarte Wild night at Ell Pond by Debbi Collar … Ell Pond's cast of characters A Lot of Nonsense by Louise Fennell ... my Dad's favorite expression Goodbye Hilltop by Debbi Collar … the end of an era Remembering Ann Robbins Talbot by Kay McCarte A day in Maine by Casa ... it is a great life Facing reality: Who was William Napoleon Norris? from Don Norris ... Hollywood couldn't write a better script ... Did you know by Florence Shea ... convict 2599, windmills, alarm clocks Outside my windows by Shirley Rabb ... and right here in Melrose The lake is free by Shirley Rabb ... it is early spring A walk around the block by Casa ... now that spring is here Lantern Ceremony by Debbi Collar … Old North Church commemorates the hanging of the
Signal Lanterns in April of 1775. New arrivals of Spring by Debbi Collar … announcements at area ponds Red Hat Review 2015 by Shirley Rabb Tribute to Zeus by Wendy Golini ... he looked more like a bear than a puppy Hot dog!!!! by Louise Fennell ... hot dogs in my life Blueberry Soup by Betty Rossi ... at this time of the year, I get very nostalgic Re-enacting Paul Revere's ride by Debbi Collar ... the in's and out's of a Boston tradition A spring day at the beach by Shirley Rabb ... Hampton NH and Revere beaches Irving Smolens, long-time Silver Stringer, dies. by Joe Sullivan ... D Day Landing veteran, political activist, and all-time
stand up guy succumbs at 90. Finally a weekend without rain or snow by Shirley Rabb ... how wonderful it is Did you know? by Florence Shea ... a goatee, Jay Silverheels, philtrum Sticks, sticks, sticks, all over the house from Don Norris ... one develops a limp to fit the stick Washington School band, circa 1929 by John Porter ... photo, but no words! A day in the life of ... from Don Norris ... Sunburn, motorcycles and parking tickets I've got a hankering by Betty Rossi ... nag, nag, nag, but I really have deep, dark wish ... Is Whittier a plagiarist? by Louise Fennell ... Is there a time limit on plagiarism? "TV Travelers" invade Lynn shoe factory from Don Norris ... video team spots really neat place in oldtown He thought we forgot by Florence Shea ... another birthday Books in bloom by Debbi Collar ... Spring Waiting in the wings by Debbi Collar ... Carmel Quinn's life story ~ wait 'til she tells you A fascinating journey through South Africa Shirley Rabb ... a place of the modern and the mystic Did you know ? by Florence Shea ... 1906 earthquake, false eyelashes, Arby's Cabin Fever by Betty Rossi ... I have Cabin Fever Melrose spring fling by Shirley Rabb ... and what a time it was Peanuts for Lent by Joe Sullivan ... seemed like a good idea at the time. I have got to get out Casa ... this is outrageous It seemed like it would never end Shirley Rabb ... and it has not yet Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Archaeopteryx, President Andrew Jackson, Mae West Snow birds by Debbi Collar ... discovering new bird feeders-Spring is in the air
Stringers branch out, now shooting movies! from Don Norris and Louise Fennell ... new link to the Melrose television station ... A pot-bellied Bluejay and some good neighbors from Don Norris ... not much to eat in this oak tree ... Christmas dinner for our neighbors by Shirley Rabb ... and a great time was had by all Mantels, shelves and making memories by Debbi Collar … holiday traditions with Elves, Mensches, Maccabees and Kippah Kantors Alone, canoeing Florida's Oklawaha Swamp from Don Norris ... erie, quiet, alone, tired, sore .... but beautiful Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Tequila, Tommy-Lee Jones, Tom Dooley The first snowfall by Shirley Rabb ...beautiful and peceful How Cousin Danno came in from the cold. by Joe Sullivan ... and just when you think you know who everybody is. The difference between Complete and Finished from Jerry Norton in Washington State ... ... all about this English language Big wind topples Don's motorcycle from Don Norris ... storm pushes 300lb bike off its stand A beverage of your choice by Joe Sullivan ... Unfortunately, the choice will be either yes or no. Ben's Heart by Debbi Collar … lifetime lessons only preschoolers can teach Making Waves in American History by Debbi Collar … UNH Professor wins the National DAR American History Award Medal It's vanity all over again by Shirley Rabb ... keeps us reading on the road (but not texting) Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Burt Bacharach, Sierra Sam, yellow What to do.....where to go by Shirley Rabb ... signs of our time Norman's Norma by Debbi Collar … on babysitting for Norman Rockwell's children Driving Mr. Dickens by Debbi Collar … Gerald Dickens, great-great grandson of Charles Dickens performs Did you know? by Florence Shea ... cornucopia, 60 minutes; Tinkerbell Did you know? by Florence Shea ... tinsel, chewing gun, a gimlet The peacefulness of a cloudy day by Shirley Rabb ... as the fall colors start to appear Boston's history on ice by Debbi Collar ... prepare for winter! The royal color of Melrose by Shirley Rabb ... regal, spicy, risque, pompous, bombastic Fashion flurries for Thelma by Debbi Collar and Don Norris ... ... a stylish fit found at the Milano Senior Center -- thanks to Carol Nelson Once again, it's VicFair time! from the SilverStringers ... a quick rundown of photos and comments The mysterious Mr. Ashe from Bonnie Moore ... What would you do? Stringer joins Sox for a single pitch from Don Norris ... oooph, the ball sails through the air, falls to the ground 20 feet away ... Did you know? by Florence Shea ... billboards, a kiss, S.O.S. Knocking on grandma's door story and photos by Debbi Collar … Grandma's "basket of goodies" from Red Riding Hood, goes gourmet A puzzlement by Casa ...something I can't figure out Volleyball season is back!!! from Don Norris ... Varsity, JVs, both looking strong 'Senior Tones' bring house down at Senior Center by Debbi Collar and Don Norris ... Tierney Hall rocks with good-old music When the next stop was home by Joe Sullivan ...excerpts from a story about a young soldier's long trip home. Hobbies, carvings, and "Three up" from Don Norris ... the preacher, the rabbi and the priest ... Did you know? by Florence Shea ... bagel shops, Homer Simpson, Arsenic Complexion Wafers News editor wants to sell his bike from Don Norris ... two dirtbikes is one too many ... Purple, by Roget and Webster by Shirley Rabb ... and also by my friend Arlene Dream Diner by Betty Rossi ... our pictures are hanging on the wall Follow me! by Betty Rossi ... who could ever refuse an offer A five day vacation in Kyoto Japan by Joe Sullivan ... but first you have to get there. Summer Stroll on Main Street by Debbi Collar … businesses welcomed patrons to a traffic free evening, artists and
performers were also on hand. Boardman House Debbi Collar …a look into the past through architecture and inventory in the 17th century Did you know ? by Florence Shea ... ignition key, Personal Computer, firehouses The Senior Tones winter practice session by Debbi Collar … no matter the weather, the Senior Tones sing up a storm Seniors urged to get sign-in tags from the SilverStringers Studying Ken Burns in the woods of New Hampshire from Don Norris ... an up-close look at a senior-level week-long class Have you been here? by kmccarte ... is still going strong. The Rockets' Red, Blue or Gold Flares by Debbi Collar ... an Independence Day Blast I love the written word by Betty Rossi ... I love to read. Anything. Everything. Melrose D-Day Vet , Irving Smolens, steps out to talk to Obama by Joe Sullivan ... Using his presence at a D-Day Comemmoration in France Irving speaks his piece to the President of the United States. Unlike every day by Shirley Rabb ... its a joy to be alive and enjoy Stay-cation boating beats the heat by Debbi Collar ... taking a summer safari on nearby ponds and lakes Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Albert T. Marshall, Oreo cookie, mozzarella cheese Main Street/Fare vs. Fair by Debbi Collar ... Exercising your palate -- a humorous look at what is being dished out on
Main Street in Melrose. This is my country by Betty Rossi ... land that I love Did you know? by Florence Shea ... ice cream, can opener, Showlow,Arizona Mothers by Betty Rossi ... for the month of May, we Stringers decided to write about our Mothers Memories of my mother Louise Fennell ... lunches with MOM Red Hat Review 2014 by Shirley Rabb ...we are still going strong Seniors sample menu at Polcari's from the SilverStringers "Dutch Treat" on the Pike: "Pricey, but recommended" Driscoll, Stringers get note at Northeastern from Northeastern University ... former Globe editor featured in new publication A genealogical mystery -- who is the man in the photo? from Don Norris ... sort of, kind of, a Mothers' Day story Breaking in a new camera from Don Norris ... from Argus, to Leica, to Nikon and Canon, you gotta keep up ... No more mister nice guy. by Joe Sullivan ... the ongoing educational development of Joe Rattigan at the University of North Korea. Happy Mother's Day Mama Mouse! Debbi Collar ... unusual Spring cleaning discovery Don's big birthday by Betty Rossi ... it's wonderful when friends celebrate together The Return of Mel and Rose from Debbi Collar ... the famous swan couple, along with a few friends, are back in Ell Pond
What are you thinking, Casa? Shirley Rabb ... does time make a difference for a dog Lobsta! Lobsta! Lobsta! by Betty Rossi ... while my mother was still alive, she had a hankering "Miss Melrose" of 1964 -- only half a century ago from Don Norris ... a reporter remembers, finds 50-year-old photos First day of spring by Shirley Rabb ... Is it really March 20th??? Spring, the sea gulls and the ocean by Casa ... the exhilaration, the stimulation, the freedom Did you know? by Florence Shea ... American Gothic, ketchup, Underwood devilled ham How I became a Stringer by Florence Shea ... from banking to journalism I've never moved by Kay McCarte ... I've haven't lived anywhere else... Politically connected by Joe Sullivan ... how my grass roots contacts enabled me to hit the big time in State politics. Just be nice by Betty Rossi ... It's Lent. Forty days before Easter Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Dr. Seuss, POSSLQ, traffic signals My home, my home by Betty Rossi ... While my Mom and Dad were wallpapering Theological reflections of a four year old. by Joe Sullivan ... reviewing the terrible sins committed while living at Nana's house. From an 8-man tent to a hilltop cape ... from Don Norris ... the saga of some 14 homes Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Compsognathus, clams, Pope Johann XII Hearts by Betty Rossi ... with all of the memories Tom was still with us, there at Turners. from Don Norris ... one last cocktail ... Tom Dillon, long-time Silver Stringer, dies by Joe Sullivan ... contributed many stories to the Melrose Mirror and provided
photography for many stories that were written by other
Stringers. Tom by Betty Rossi ... I'm going to a wake today Two great guys by Betty Rossi ... we have lost two icons in the Melrose Community Did you know? by Florence Shea ... A payphone, Marilyn Monroe, bulls Christmastime...past, present, forever by Jackie Wattenberg ... how many changes shall we make ??? So many changes by Betty Rossi ... I can't believe it's closing Harry & David Company by Florence Shea ... a Christmas surprise My GPS (Gaelic Positioning System) by Joe Sullivan ... I wonder if Triple A knows about this. Did you know? by Florence Shea .... a firkin, octopus, wedding rings Grace Kelly's Pajamas by Joe Sullivan ... and why can you never get a movie star when you really need one? A trip, a journey, an adventure. Memories by Betty Rossi ... I recently read an article in Yankee Magazine, about a woman ... Life has been one hellova good ride ... from Don Norris ... we Scouts went AWOL, to Times Square on VE night ... Did you know? by Florence Shea ... The Birds, Yesnid, artificial Christmas tree A quiet time by Shirley Rabb ...and so it was Few recognize the prize that is our own Mount Hood from Don Norris ... guests invited to new introduction to "The Hood" Score --- Number 4 -- -Bobby Orr by Kay McCarte ... it does have a certain ring to it
Oh, Bearded Wonders! by Betty Rossi ... if you live in Boston you surely know who I'm talking about A part of the season by Shirley Rabb ... a day to remember Did you Know ? by Florence Shea ... Hershey Kisses, golf balls, Black Friday An antique farm truck from a hazy memory from Don Norris ... a great grant but a lousy border crossing ... Casa's Lament By Casa ...just think about it Just daydreaming by Betty Rossi ... I was just sitting The colors of Ell Pond by Shirley Rabb ...as the seasons change Mirror writer Joan Alcala leaves us from the SilverStringers ... nurse to the sick and needy on two continents Victorian Fair road race draws huge crowd from the SilverStringers ... kids in carriages, grannies, grandpa, ladies and gentlemen ... Did you know? by Florence Shea ... pants, owls on Halloween, 13.5 carat diamond Alice (bless her heart) turns one hundred from the SilverStringers ... the community marks the occasion with a big party I've lost it! by Betty Rossi ... preoccupied, careless, busy Tattoos and other art by Betty Rossi ... art is what you make other people see
Clear the court! It's volleyball season again! from Don Norris and Dick Collis ... remnants of last year's state champs plan for something better Melrose on the move by Shirley Rabb ... enjoyment in exercise An amateur tries his luck at the midnight skies from Don Norris ... watching for comets, all we could see were stars A day at Brooksby Farm from Rita Mucera ... A Fall destination -- nearby Peabody -- on a nice September day. Did you know ? by Florence Shea ... The Mad Hatter, squirrel tails, your feet Five buck breakfast before Victorian Faire from Mark Connarton ... be blessed while dining out Red Sox's Nava holds clinic for 150 at MHS from the SilverStringers Whole Foods opens -- and sparkles! from Don Norris ... First impressions: A fun place to shop, but high pricces Requiem for a brother By Jerry Norton ... the way we were Quannapowitt by Shirley Rabb ... hushed as another day begins Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Nestle, Jergens Lotion, Oscar the Grouch I remember Shadow by Louise Fennell ... Shadow was a mutt but she went to school through the 6th grade On planning ahead, here's what's on the election docket ... from Flo Shea ... Just because Markey moved up, doesn't mean ... Did you know ? by Florence Shea ... Animal Crackers, bathroom use, Bill Gates I have a bad disease.... by Betty Rossi ... it's called a Sweet Tooth Did you know ? by Florence Shea ... Ants, Benjamin Franklin, honeymoon The sports scene, circa 1953 Steve Johnson, The Arizona Stringer ... the Traveler photog has us run right at him ... Memories of Mom's Southern Fried Chicken by Louise Fennell ... Mom's Southern Fried Chicken dinner. Opening Day at our NEW Pine Banks Park by Betty Rossi ... I was at Pine Banks Park on Opening Day Jonathan and his team spirit 2013 -- Boston Strong! by Betty Rossi ... while at his Art Show, I met his friends Popular Melrose native, John Turner, 75, dies by Jack Driscoll ... succumbs after fighting cancer for 11 years; from well-known family Waiting for the Dogface parade. by Joe Sullivan ... Why you won't see me in the line of March on Memorial Day. The wild water by Shirley Rabb ... waiting for the calm Local readers crowd Brattle speaker from Don Norris ... super lecture, but readers overwhelm speaker for appraisals Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Roulette, Howdy Doody, Sweet Kiss They're back! by Betty Rossi ... just like the swallows that return to Capistrano Once upon a time by Betty Rossi ... once upon a time...hmmmm, once upon a time Red Hat Review 2013 by Shirley Rabb ... another fun filled Red Hat Year Caveman graffiti by Betty Rossi ... now that Spring is here, we will be noticing more than the flowers Shaver O'Brien's biggest fight. by Joe Sullivan ... who knew that it would be with arithmetic? Pictorial: Going to the dogs Photos. comments from Don Norris ... a kindred gathering of Melrose K-9s The Divine Presence by Joe Sullivan ... I thought that might have been you. No school snow days in February by Betty Rossi ... while I was taking snow pictures, my daughter sent me a few via the computer..a beautiful thing Seniors get lowdown on brain-fade from the SilverStringers ... MGH research scientist talks about MRI, catscan, alzheimers ... The quiet of Ell Pond by Shirley Rabb ... a cold winter's day Precious pieces by Lillian Campbell ... Nothing to do? Here's a needy suggestion ... One of life's embarrassing moments by Bob Campbell ... a Melrose native recalls ... Sweetie, you're my ONLY Valentine ... from the SilverStringers ... but I can't quite remember your name ... Woe is February 8 and its blizzard Photos from Rick Mockler, Florence Shea, Shirley Rabb and Don Norris ... remembering that storm through photos Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Kemo Sabe, Tom & Jerry cartoon, Howard Hughes Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Galileo, Ralph Kramden, 10 ft emu Multi-family living in Melrose -- boon or bust? from Don Norris ... the aldermen just had to tweak the regulations a little Baseball in Melrose, as it was in the '50s By Dave Powers ... former third-base, now from New Hampshire, delights in great memories Eileen, the third of ten Driscolls, dies at age 89 by Jack Driscoll ... Excerpts about the family's live wire taken from memoir, 'Picnic for Twelve' Jonathan's bread by Betty Rossi ... when Jonathan told me that I was in for a real treat Hats hats hats --- endless hats from Don Norris ... Mirror writer uncovers 75 hats in the closets Did you know? by Florence Shea ... wheelbarrow, wooden love spoons, Super Bowl broadcast Did you know? by Florence Shea ... trampoline, sauerkraut, Truman Capote They say that La Befana is the Giver of Gifts by Betty Rossi ... La Befana gave gifts to good and bad children in Italy 163 Upham St. perfect for Driscolls and for aspiring athletes by Jack Driscoll ... Memoir describes roomy home with two long side yards, barn, orchard — and 'It' cake Sixty years later, lunch at Durgin Park from Don Norris ... local couple laugh at the changing times Puzzle: What's that strange red building in the distance? from Don Norris ... continuing the "Where are we" series Memoir reveals ups & downs inside large Melrose family By Jack Driscoll ... Courtship letters, diary and more buttress 'Picnic for Twelve' Home for the Holidays -- interesting photos from the SilverStringers ... scenes from downtown Home for the Holidays -- the opening from the SilverStringers ... scenes from opening night in the city's main business center Home for the Holidays -- the people and their offspring from the SilverStringers ... nosing around town with a Canon at the ready ... Latest on new construction -- Essex Street from the SilverStringers ... a pictorial update on what's happening in Melrose Home for the Holidays -- Santa arrives, the MHS girls are honored from the SilverStringers ... first ever women's state title -- first MHS title in 40 years Following Yonder Star by Joe Sullivan ... December 25, 1952, Kumwah, North Korea A kiss is still a kiss by Betty Rossi ... a kiss is still a kiss, so the song goes Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Coca-Cola, the Mayflower, Salvation Army kettle Where are we, young man? by Don Norris ... the quest to discover where we are continues ... Thousand-mile hurricane a bust for Melrose by Don Norris in an interview with Mayor Rob Dolan ... emergency crews ready, city escapes serious damage Hockey is my favorite spectator sport by Kay McCarte ... and after more than 50 years I still love it. Memories of Dorothy O'Connor by Silverstringers ... remembering Dorothy Old Universalist Church conversion nears completion from Joan Alcala and Don Norris ... possible December date, target for opening Museum of Natural History by Betty Rossi ... once again, I had a great time with my daughter and grandchildren Pumpkin picking by Betty Rossi ... it's the time of the year when you carve pumpkins What's that happening in Stoneham? by Tom Dillon ... a massive undertaking is taking place in the Fells It was a scary time by Casa ... and I don't want to go through this again Wild and wooly earthquake stories -- By all the Stringers ... Stringers shake, rattle and roll -- well, some did, some didn't Reader laments unthinking drivers by Don Norris ... Biggest gripe: Failing to use turn signals Did you know? by Florence Shea ... rest room, doggy disco, Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia What's in a name? by Jerry Norton ... a team by any other name Stringers venture into MMTV from Editor Don Norris ... Council on Aging endorses MMTV connection The cost of pickin' apples ... from Don Norris ... great fun, really good apples, but, ah ... Melrose is flying high by Shirley Rabb ... flags for all seasons Old spices by Betty Rossi ... while rummaging through my spice cabinet It started on September 22nd at 10:49am by Shirley Rabb ... and it is still changing Apple picking by Betty Rossi ... my daughter brought my grandchildren apple picking In defense of Bostonese by Russ Priestley ... I would like a word, or more, with you outsiders Bang the drum slowly by Jerry Norton … with apologies to author Mark Harris
Summer is over, hurrah by Casa ... but it really was not too bad Red Hat review 2012 by Shirley Rabb ... Over The What Hill Gang at play My dad came from Salt Lake City by Betty Rossi ... every other year, we drove out West Did you know? by Florence Shea ... computer bugs, Pigs Eye, rob Peter to pay Paul Did you Know? by Florence Shea ... train whistle, Checkmate, vigule Voting by Jerry Norton ... the devil is in the details
A few words of sympathy by Russ Priestley ... in regard to the English language Point of view by Tom Dillon ... I went to Harold Parker State Park How old is old? by Casa ... I don't understand the aging process Sandcastles by Betty Rossi ... when we got to the beach, I couldn't believe my eyes Time began in a garden by Betty Rossi ... they say that time began in a garden Meteorology 101 by Jerry Norton ... setting the record straight
Did you know? by Florence Shea ... barber poles, sneezing, epistaxiophobia, kites Ell Pond by Jerry Norton ... I remember Operation Resolve by Tom Dillon ... A project started by five students The storm by Betty Rossi ... sitting here by candlelight Something personal about swimming in Ell Pond from Don Norris ... swans are bottom-feeding, turtles are multiplying, the pond is getting shallow Here's the true meaning of "Skating on Thin Ice ..." from Jack Driscoll ... among the tall stories on Ell Pond ... Another train story by Jerry Norton ... all aboard!
Sad farewell by Jackie Wattenberg ... to Breads 'n Bits Jibber jabber by Betty Rossi ... a few nights ago The block party by Betty Rossi ... ever had a block party? A stroll around our Ell Pond from Don and Lorry Norris ... a delightful park surrounds a dying kettlepond The beat goes on by Russ Priestley ... and on and on Hello Melrose Mirror by Jerry Norton ... it's me again
Seniors' favorite Irishman hangs it up from the SilverStringers ... after 15 years, Mike McDonough retires Finally! We got to do the Duck Boat thing from Don Norris ... old history, but a beautiful new look at Boston Did you know? by Florence Shea ... money doesn't stink, caligynephobia, hospital beds What's this?! A branch library in the Highlands??? by Charles Coombs ... Charlie looks back to an earlier time ... Did you know? by Florence Shea ... dynamite, vinegar, zelophobia Jaelyn's new hat by Betty Rossi ... in a time when most girls don baseball caps ... Jaelyn wants snow by Betty Rossi ... Twinkle, twinkle little star Tribute to Sonia Schreiber Weitz by Dorothy O'Connor ... a courageous and meaningful life Happy Mother's Day, Rose by Betty Rossi ... guess who had seven babies "SOLDIERS MEMORIAL SAILORS" by Russ Priestley ... the title is chiseled into the granite facade. A place where memories are made by Kay McCarte ... and these are some of mine What Memorial Hall means to me by Dorothy O'Connor ... a local gem of acoustical clarity My place in the car by Casa ... this is the place to be Memorial Day parade by Florence Shea ... a behind the scenes look as the parade is planned Did you know ? by Florence Shea ... Mageirocophobia, walla-walla, cotton candy machine The Great Escape by Betty Rossi ... Jaelyn didn't know that Honey knew every escape route Human's eating habits make me wonder by Casa ... there must be something about portion control Eating out by Carol Nelson ... yum An announcement by Carol Nelson ... Coming soon to Bowden Park, in Melrose Historical Society honors key Melrosians by Rick Mockler ... Arnold Williams and V. Edward Perkins I am eleven years old and my parents were lost by Casa ... but I was not really too scared A virtual banquet by Russ Priestley ... a wry observation of regional culture Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Cole Porter, bactrachophobia, Wilma Flintstone The Song Is You By Candis Jan Stout ... the lyrics fit the occasion About Felix Gendro, once a Melrosian By Candis Jan Stout ... to love a place ... Gendrot's valentine to the city By Candis Jan Stout ... famous landscape artist's gift still pays dividends When I walked into the living room ... by Don and Lorry Norris ... I knew that she was the one I would marry A blind date pays off for the long run from Frank and Marion ... and they just keep on dancing ... This couple met at Trinity Church from Judy and Clark ... but he was so much older. Persistance pays off for this couple From Ralph and Angie ... a couple of shoemakers tie the knot All about a blind date ... from Sheila and Jim ... handsome sailor and his 'out-going' date He was six-three, she an even five feet from Richard and Phyllis Gorman ... and 300 came to the wedding Blind dates didn't show, but love did from Peter and Marion Gianino ... it happened at Mosely's in 1954 True romance "Under the Yum Yum Tree" from Phyllis and Bob Blacklock ... philosophically, this pair are softies St. Patrick's Day by Florence Shea ... why the Irish celebrate this day Did you know? by Florence Shea ... The Poor Millionaire,Martenitsa, automysophobia A love story late in life by Dorothy O'Connor ... an auto-biography turns into a fairy tale First in the Nation by Russ Priestley ... the 'me first' generation Valentine's Day by Florence Shea ... St. Valentine and romance January on the beach by Casa ... I had it almost to myself I can handle this from Charles Coombs ... all part of growing up Creative Swedish Weaving Classes by Joan Alcala ... Kathy Bowen, the Swedish weaving instructor at the Milano Center in Melrose
loves Swedish weaving. The accidental apostle by Joe Sullivan ... he just happened to be in the neighborhood. Local lady cooks up a storm on Mount Washington from Priscilla Powers Simm and Donald R. Norris ... carrying volunteerism to the top of the mountain Did you know? by Florence Shea ... coat hangers, metrophobia,candy hearts Resolutions by Carol Nelson ... for 2012 The Christmas vacuum story by Carol Nelson ... of 2011 Bob Driscoll dies less than year after brother Jim by Jack Driscoll ... A mentor and model, Bob was unflappable and enjoyed his bad golf shots I have decided to retire by Betty Rossi ... after forty years and five mayors Fate, date and my lifelong mate by Russ Priestley ... I was a winner... the Red Sox? I don't remember. Did you know ? by Florence Shea ... Hair dryers, leathernecks, stasibasiphobia Veterans' Day breakfast becomes tradition from SilverStringer Don Norris ... 70-some veterans of peace and war honored by 857 middle school kids ... Melrose Energy Challenge has receptive audience by Joan Alcala ... November 13, 2011 Energy Challenge at Melrose City Hall showed enthusiastic response for special presentations about no-cost home energy assessment and access to Mass Save rebates. Share the memory of your Valentine from Candis Stout ... luncheon, concert and reading planned for February A letter to Santa by Florence Shea ... remembering toys we hoped to find under the tree Science can be tricky by Charlie Coombs ... a Winthrop School kid wonders "Why?" Public invited to songfest at Milano Center from the Senior Echoes ... North Reading group welcomes the holidays Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Atelophobia, Sinterklaas, get fired This is Ell Pond by Shirley Rabb ... viewed from the Fellsway side Our waning time by Shirley Rabb ... yet there is still beauty in our leaving Century-old collection of post cards uncovered from the SilverStringers ... Seventy, mostly used, messages from the early 1900's Putting away her dancing shoes ... by Betty Rossi ... our friend Anne MacGillivray is leaving the Milano Center ‘Tis the season by Jerry Norton … my mother messed with my mind
Re-living the French and Indian War by Don Norris ... Stringer gets caught in crossfire Red Hat Review 2011 by Shirley Rabb ... and it was a very good year Time to go by Charles Coombs ... Whittier School, play-time, nap-time ... Maine excursion: a lovable donkey from Don and Lorry Norris ... Freeport farm folks take in neglected animals More on things my mother used to say by Betty Rossi ... my dear friend Anthony read the October issue and e-mailed me Prohibition revisited by Jerry Norton ... and more fine tuning Black September by Jerry Norton … wha’ happen?
Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Post-it-Notes, mosquito statue, samba York's Drug Store by Charles Coombs ... memories from the 1930's The death of an old companion by Russ Priestley Even more on "Lennie's On The Turnpike" from Steve Johnson ... eight-year-old article still draws attention This was Melrose in the early 1900's, part 2 from Russ Priestley This was Melrose in the early 1900's from Russ Priestley ... as revealed in a personal letter handwritten
to a friend for her 100th birthday, March, 1985 Middlesex League Volleyball champs open new season from Don Norris Surprising moment by Dorothy O'Connor ... I was at the head of the list 'Suhprise, suhprise!' as Gomer Pyle would say. by Russ Priestley ... an unusual situation Surprising moment by Kay McCarte ... we really did go Surprising moment by Florence Shea ... an almost tasteless food I avoided A life well-lived from Marie Ryan and Barbara Bernardi ... Anna Merino turns 100 An upcoming trip by Casa ... I can just feel it Did you know ? by Florence Shea ... Martha Washington, a flink, the donut hole Speaking of the weather by Jerry Norton … let me explain
On vacation: Especially aboard the Orient Express by Kay McCarte ... no murder, just a lot of fun Redevelopment of an Essex Street Neighborhood by Joan Alcala ... developers are planning to build a 16 unit residential dwelling in a former church
and office building. In praise of book groups by Dorothy O'Connor ... a new perspective Melrose "goes green" with new energy efficiency program by Joan Alcala ... an interview with Manager Martha Grover at City Hall On vacations: At the movies on Cape Cod by Betty Rossi ... the summer I fell in love with Clark Gable. On vacations: A most memorable journey by Russ Priestley ... but first, I'll recall all. On vacations: Once in a lifetime ... by Don and Lorry Norris ... nine thousand miles and a year later ... On vacations: A summer outing -- for one by Ann Robbins Talbot ... learning new skills on old Cape Cod
On vacations: All about fishing in the deep by Florence Shea ... the prize was worth the trip On vacations: My worst ever ... by Dorothy O'Connor ... The frost line in Florida is somewhere to the South ... On vacations: My best summer by Ann Robbins Talbot ... a more ill-equipped person to run a household ... History lesson: Neighbors helping neighbors by Don Norris ... mid-winter storm knocks out power for a week On vacations: Overall, Maine's the best! by Shirley Rabb ... mainly mine National Grandparents Day by Florence Shea ... honoring grandma and grandpa Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Tootsie Rolls, pirate talk, the bagel 'It could happen to you...' by Russ Priestley ... an update Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Ivory bar soap, Prozac for dogs, Indian Week The art of photographing a Bruins victory parade photo essay from Louise Fennell, story from Don Norris ... the Bruins take the cup, millions come out to get a picture Melrose goes Hawaiian, luau rocks senior center from Betty Rossi ... party puts senior crowd to the test A farewell to an old classmate by Jerry Norton … the thinning ranks
Is it pride or vanity? by Shirley Rabb ... perhaps Roget will give us a better understanding Rolling Thunder by Betty Rossi ... I was at a funeral for a fallen Marine and met members of the group of
Rolling Thunder Did you know? by Florence Shea ... Declaration of Independence, bungee jumping, achluophobia "Foreign Correspondent" Eleanor Jenkins passes from the SilverStringers ... Stringers lose Philadelphia connection The Bond Garden by Shirley Rabb ... a place of beautiful color and comfort A life of service in three acts by Dorothy S. O'Connor ... and counting D-Day sixth of June by Joe Sullivan ... when a memory of D-Day, June 6, 1944, becomes instead, DNA for history. Father's Day by Florence Shea ... celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence of fathers in society Mother's Day by Florence Shea ... the origin of the May holiday honoring our maternal bonds Chair Caning at the Senior Center by Betty Rossi ... you, too, could do this Confession of a pack rat by Russ Priestley ... no other one would know one Successful food drive supports two local pantries by Carole P. Tate ... Promotion by Johnnie's Foodmaster stores boosted the efforts of Veterans
Services Advisory Board Great news by Betty Rossi ... Mel and Rose are back in town A memory of Melrose by Jerry Norton ... and a ten-cent caper We all have our little vanities by Shirley Rabb ... and they are out there for all the world to see Quinn Dairy history mystery by Carole P. Tate ... Mystery lady in 1920's photograph with "Quinn Dairy" written on the back: owner
seeks a Quinn descendant to claim the photo. A secretary's testimonial to her boss from Susan Krasko ... insights and inspirations gained from thirteen years working with Jack Beckley And don't come back no more, no more. by Joe Sullivan ... Jack Beckley hits the road, and not coming back is about the best retirement wish that anyone could hope for. A multi-task man for a multi-task job by Dorothy O'Connor ... Bidding adieu to the retiring COA Executive Director, Jack Beckley Counting Our Blessings by Dorothy O'Connor ... Re-examining our childhoods A tale of two cities by Jerry Norton … with apologies to Charles Dickens
Congratulations and best wishes to Jack Beckley from some of his friends ... from friends and co-workers upon your retirement "The Fighter" film used Irish Thunder's research by Carole P. Tate ... Halloran's research fed the screenplay for movie "The Fighter" A tribute to Jack Beckley upon his retirement by Kay McCarte ... in appreciation by his co-workers on the staff of the Melrose Mirror St. Patrick's Day symbols from Betty Rossi ... facts about shamrocks, leprechauns, shillelaghs and more Ship me a dozen grandmas overnight please by Carole P. Tate ... In this age of fast food and instant internet information, even grandparenting can happen in the blink of an eye. Famous words... some not so famous by Russ Priestley ... and other quotes of note Requiem for a daughter by Jerry Norton ... a part of me
Wow, this has been too much for me by Casa ... I am just too small Did you know ? by Florence Shea ... Roman goddess Juno, Flag day, armored knights Did you know? by Florence Shea ... a goddess, military honors, and a president who got bounced from his own party Did you know? by Florence Shea ... the origins of "April", "sleep tight" and other otiose information I ain't no teacher of English, but... by Russ Priestley ... our society is in serious trouble Someone named "Driscoll" ... by Joe Sullivan ... what I remember about a guy I really liked. Tribute to a gardener Dorothy O'Connor ... about the "Adopt-A-Site" program Jim Driscoll dies at 86: 'Quite a guy' by Jack Driscoll ... Loving husband, father, grandfather and city leader as well One noodle by Carol Nelson ... Soups on! Melrose responds to citizens with winter emergencies From the office of the Mayor, edited by Carole P. Tate ... unusual times call for unusual caring Did You Know? by Florence Shea ... interesting tidbits about March, the nature of chocolate, and 11 more Many rocks of ages by Shirley Rabb ... the colors, the shapes, the wonder We have been shades of green and reds and gold by Shirley Rabb ... and now we are the color of rust Did you know? by Florence Shea ... interesting tidbits about February, the meaning of rose colors, and 9 more Closet cleaning by Carol Nelson ... Heavens to Fibber Magee! Did you know? Florence Shea ... more fun facts Strange food, another world by SilverStringer Don Norris ... amazing how the age-old tastes stay with us DID YOU KNOW? by Florence Shea ... some items of trivia for you Thanksgiving: November and all year long provided by Carole P. Tate ... Volunteers, donors and coordinators provide groceries for over 150 families through "Servant's Heart" Food Pantry in Melrose Remembering Elsie Pearl by Carol Nelson ... our sweet, funny lady has gone Caring, sharing, loving by Dorothy O'Connor ... Local family helps victims of Haiti earthquake Melrose goes green -- officially! from the office of Mayor Dolan Energy Commission produces ' Green' Open House Tour from the Melrose Energy Commission ... six local homes opened for inspection Beautiful gardens by Tom Dillon ... are a source of enjoyment for animals as well as people Local family tours Italy from Barbara Leedham ... two sisters and a brother visit Vatican MBTA hands out new Charlie Cards from the Milano Center ... click, click, click and it's all done Pine Banks in the Fall by Shirley Rabb ... thank you for the glorious colors of the season The arrowhead ... by Steve Hall ... before New England, there was West Texas Traffic jam where? In the Humber?? Mail from Peter Green ... we just don't cater to commercial interests Local kids and philanthropy from City Hall ... backpacking on the way to school 'Seussical Jr' scheduled at Middle School from the MS Drama Club ... public urged to attend new production Flight fright by Jerry Norton … I could have taken the train More about Ell Pond by Len Dalton It is a 'melluva hess' by Russ Priestley ... a reference to a comedy team Red Hat review 2010 by Shirley Rabb ... it was a wonderful, fun filled year Bahia blues by Jerry Norton ... and a cultural clash Families launch ANOVA School, an inventive experience by Carole P. Tate ... New regional private school serves families with children identified as gifted and talented. Calling names Dorothy O'Connor ... Giving names to inanimate objects Visions of jellyfish danced in his head by Tom Dillon ... Cape Cod through the eyes of a little explorer Surprise visits by Kay McCarte ... from a reader of and writer for the Melrose Mirror A delicate matter by Jerry Norton ... so let’s keep a lid on it The soldier who cried by Joe Sullivan ... not only does a mother's love know no bounds, sometimes it pays
interest. A promise fullfilled by Casa ... sorry I am a little late Life in the land of the grieving - phase two by Ed Wright ... Loneliness - you can't go home again Big John, an allegory by Russ Priestley ... but nothing to do with Al Gore Tall tales on Ell Pond and the recent ice age by Don Norris ... writer gets to play geologist, finds water not too deep. There are some good folks out there by Don Norris ... from sorrow comes the joy of giving Tunes and Tales on Beebe Estate lawn by Carole P. Tate ... July and August: free family fun concerts promoted by Hallmark Health A nostalgic trip back to Pleasure Island from Joseph P. Guzzo ... a Melrose native recalls being a kid again Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney ATM by Jerry Norton ... one more challenge Doctor Samuel Mudd's most famous case. by Joe Sullivan ... how Civil War history will become a personal issue to some students of the future. Life in the land of the grieving - shock and awe by Ed Wright ... Ed struggles to deal with the loss of his wife after 55 years of marriage. The tooth, forsooth by Jerry Norton … a dental dilemma Patriotism at-a-glance by Carole P. Tate ... Families at home everywhere in America also pay a price for our freedoms.
Here's a glance at a few Melrosians in - or related to - the military. Favorite places: whimsey and reality by Don Norris ... favorite places in Melrose? That's easy ... Mount Happy by Joe Sullivan ... Mount Hood Golf Course is my favorite spot Asking me my favorite spot.... by Russ Priestley ... causes recall of quite a lot Southward ho! by Jerry Norton ... a belated train story Ah, a blessed event has happened in town From the SilverStringers' swan watch ... the people quietly celebrate the birth of two baby swans The great water fiasco leaves Melrose thirsting by Don Norris ... is this a sign of hairier times to come? Railroad resources online by Carole Tate ... Historical pictures, postcards, and RR memorabilia for everyone, from the curious to the fanatic! Stony staircase to heavenly heights by Carole Tate ... Mt. Hood tower inspires more than one spiritual journey Childhood choo choo memories from Lora Crouss as told to Carole Tate ... The rackety thunder under the bridge was wonderful! Tracking train tales from childhood til today by Ann Robbins Talbot ... the sound and sight of old puffer engines faded away, but my memories stay vivid. Reverence, chowing down, and an Easter egg hunt! by SilverStringer Don Norris ... the subtle point is, where are we all from? Warm hockey memories of icy Ell Pond from Bob Campbell, MHS Class of 1942 ... Boston College's 2010 hockey victory fires up 1942 local pond players D.C. to Boston in a barber chair by Russ Priestley ... it beats waiting at the station A southern train scene from the Civil War by Don Norris ... In 1863, the "new" railway brought it's own benefits and dangers I am on the road again by Casa ... this will be fun For it's hi! hi! hee! in the field artillery! by Joe Sullivan ... but not all the time. School life spotlight by Carole Tate ... (1)Winners of Epilepsy Awareness drawing contest (2)Festival of Nations at Lincoln School The lowdown on higher ups by Russ Priestley ... kangaroos, wallabies and wombats too Picture this by Shirley Rabb ... a look into the past "Wind In The Willows" musical features Melrose student by Carole Tate ... Kidstock! transforms a Lincoln School 8 year old into a singing, dancing toad Whiskers' Window - April 2010 by Sir Tommy Whiskers, Feline Reporter ... my search at Lincoln School -or was it Lincoln restaurant? A simple, speedy system by Russ Priestley ... all bars hold February storm and not so storm by Shirley Rabb ... some views from our windows Internet Introduction for Elders at Milano Center by Carole Tate ... Seniors get direct access to health information, employment services, recreation on "the web". Find out how to do this and more.... Whiskers Window, March 2010 by Sir Tommy Whiskers, Feline Reporter ... My search for the missing half-size humans begins. Dialogue days: you & school committee chat! by Carole Tate ... your chance to have a one-to-one hallway conversation. Riding the Downeaster and more by Louise Fennell ... it's more fun than driving Focus on citizens: shaping future school life by Carole Tate ... Citizens speak their minds about schools -- because the School District asked for it! 167-foot tall Wind Turbine under consideration for Mount Hood by Joe Sullivan ... could be even taller depending on golf course's electric power needs. How the Dudes learned me to talk Texas by Joe Sullivan ... even though I was doin' somethin' else all the while. Whisker's Window by Sir Tommy Whiskers, Feline Correspondent ... debut article of a refined feline First Night in Boston Louise Fennell ...the wonder of First Night An almost inside dog by Casa ...this is the season I was back in Melrose by Eleanor Jenkins ... it was so good to be home. The tooth truth by Russ Priestley ... more than you need to know, foresooth A Red Hat review of 2009 by Shirley Rabb ..and looking forward to 2010 After fifty three years, an old soldier pays a debt. by Joe Sullivan ... he seeks and finds the old pal he owes it to. Stockings for soldiers by Linda Callanan ... one neighborhood's project for Veterans Day View from my windows by Louise Fennell ... the beauty outside my windows Labor Day to May first by Casa ...it's my time now Timeline of a life well-spent from Marie Merino Ryan ... one hundred years with Gentleman Jim Milano James E. Milano by Kay McCarte ... Happy 100th birthday Mount Hood function rooms to be air conditioned by Joe Sullivan ... Park Commission approves $90 thousand bid on October 27. The gift of years by Ed Wright ... life at 82 I don't understand by Casa ... the human's language More than just another pizza place by Joseph P. Guzzo ... truly an institution Signs of our times by Shirley Rabb ...summer into fall Creeping crime by Russ Priestley ... how could you not notice? Introducing Zeke by Eleanor Jenkins ... Steve Hall, my son in law, a resident of Melrose since 1994, has a new family member, Zeke. Riding the rails for adventure or survival by Arnold Koch ..."They were hoboes, and with every word they uttered...it all spelled adventure." Jack London 1890's Times have changed at the old ballyard by Jim Tierney ... and how “suite” it is Peru---more than Machu Picchu by Louise Fennell ... the people and animals of Peru Proposed athletic field turns into a hot topic at Park Commission meeting by Joe Sullivan ...Mount Hood neighbors pose challenging questions and strong opinions about Park Commission's selection. Melrose seniors do ‘the robot' by Daniel DeMaina ... Nexi expresses emotions through human-like face It is dog-gone hot by Casa ...but it is almost over Stearns & Hill's, Inc. by Ed Boyd and Tom Dillon ... a delicious place to eat! Red Hatters on the go again by Shirley Rabb ... it was like a hole in one Consultant updates Mount Hood feasibility study for Park Commission Joe Sullivan ... proposals developed by Beals and Thomas and Commission's own sub committee are heavily affected by available space and environmental considerations. The pond between two cities by Shirley Rabb ... serene, peaceful and just plain beautiful Macchu Picchu by Louise Fennell ... my visit to Peru This is my Providence by Jim Tierney ... words of Roger Williams (not the pianist)
Grandparents Day is September 13th By Joseph P. Guzzo ... all they want is to see you, hug you, and talk to you Me Tarzan by John Averell ... my moment of fame Park Commission reviews initial recommendations of feasibility study with Mount Hood golfers. Joe Sullivan ... improvements both big and small can bring major changes and additions to the Mount Hood Golf Course ALS, MS and a 'Yes' by Russ Priestley ... thanks to Lisa, Abby, Kaitlyn and Editor Carol Father Goose gets a new outfit by Joan Alcala, photos from Tom Dillon ... Father Goose -- a neighborhood landmark in Melrose A new 'King of the Road' from Joseph P. Guzzo ... speaking of motorcycles Park Commission retains top-notch consultant for Feasibility Study by Joe Sullivan ... Beals and Thomas, Inc., will develop new ideas for family-oriented recreational facilities at Mount Hood. I sold my Jeep by Shirley Rabb ... a hard thing to do Master of the Macabre by Russ Priestley ... also known as a poet and originator of detective fiction Requiem for a sister by Jerry Norton … “the mystic chords of memory” Coming or going, where on earth are we today? from Tom Dillon ... last month? Why, this war memorial is on the site of the old Gooch School' Memories of a 5 1/2 year old from Priscilla Hunt Porter ... a strange change What were you doing when……..? by Jim Tierney … and how far back does your memory go? Deering Lumber - a company with endurance by Joan Alcala; modern photos by Tom Dillon; 1959 fire photos by Don Norris ... history of a company servicing Melrose for 137 years The significance of Mothers' Day by Carol Priestley ... continues on and on Auguste Rodin 1640-1700 by Joe Sullivan ... a lady puts the historic sculptor on the clock Memories of Marie by SilverStringers ... Marie Salamanca, loved by all The tall skinny kid Len Dalton ... my first job The legacy of the Minutemen by Russ Priestley ... and how Melrose Minutemen contributed My memorable Melrose moments by Bob Campbell, MHS 1942 ... a little football between jobs Spring pops out on Mount Hood from Don and Lorry Norris ... snow's gone, grass is green, golfers are out Where on Earth are we? The May quiz from Tom Dillon ... Second in the series of finding where we stand ... How's your texting going? from Jim Tierney ... are you keeping up with your grandkids? My struggle with an OLPC laptop by John Averell ... overcoming the keyboard with an achilles heel Profile of an English teacher and writer by Joan Alcala ... an interview with Solomon Demeke Murphy’s by the sea by Jerry Norton … does anyone remember? Some Arizona baseball stories by Steve Johnson ... the dos and don'ts from Ted and Jim The restaurant scene by Jerry Norton … sound familiar? The Tomato Steve Johnson ... hang in there Birthdays have lost their meaning. by Carol Priestley ... rite of passage or contemporary comparison? Valentine's Day memories by Carol Priestley ... when we could celebrate by just being kids Snow, snow beautiful snow by Casa ... I have so much fun Melrose residents speak out at Stoneham Public Hearing about Ravine Road by Joe Sullivan ...Melrose participants show that blocking entry to Ravine Road from Fellsway shifts traffic to other, even smaller Melrose neighborhood streets. You roiling river by Jerry Norton ... and the rains kept coming A review of a Red Hatter's 2008 by Shirley Rabb ... as our group now welcomes the challenge of 2009 A Luddite visits the Apple Store by Dorothy O'Connor ... "you're never too old to learn," but some people don't care How many days make one weak by Russ Priestley ... with a resultant fear of window shades Becoming older by Dorothy O'Connor ... a new definition Book Signing by Jack Driscoll by Jack Beckley ... come meet the author and mentor of the SilverStringers Melrose Friends of the Aging Create the Jim Driscoll Fund by Jack Beckley ... thanks to the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation Number six by Ed Boyd ... Amy has a way of pulling herself out of a hole. The Christmas that almost wasn't by Carol Priestley ... and how my view changed forever Jim Milano's birthday bash by Kay McCarte ... a night to remember Ellen the Plumber by Joe Sullivan ... an issue of the presidential campaign shows up in an a very unexpected place. SilverStringer-inspired book gives tips on generating ideas by Jack Driscoll ... excerpts from 'Couch Potatoes Sprout' cite Melrose techniques After the falling by Shirley Rabb ... we are surrounded by color Flubs, left-overs and other inconsequential news Observations from Editor Don Norris ... breaking non-news on the home front -- December 2008 Community meal reflects the times by Joan Alcala ... welcome to the new program at Milano Senior Center Murphy’s By the Sea by Jerry Norton ... does anyone remember? Happy 99th birthday, Jim by Kay McCarte ... those were the days, my friend. Melrose, the city that believes in interfaith assistance by Shirley Rabb ... and we can prove it Are you one of these threats to our health? by Russ Priestley ... they are increasing in prevalence Another fine mess By Jerry Norton … addendum to Priestley's "sinking boat" Senior golfer recalls where he played golf — and skied — as a boy by Bob Dunn ... Mount Hood boasted tee shots off cliff, tobogganing across road A simple gesture to some by Bonnie Moore ... a special bond to me Victorian Fair 2008 by Joan Alcala ... the volunteer spirit of Melrose business community and organizations Why pick on the Y Generation? by Carol Priestley ... a categorical complaint from the country An airport meeting continues an unrecognized ongoing ritual by Joe Sullivan ... soldiers in the ongoing battle of somewhere else Coincidentally by Carol Nelson ... a camping adventure The flatlander's guide to Vermont by Carol Priestley ... Yup, heed these hints when in the hinterland Working in the fields of the Lord by Joe Sullivan ... Melrose grandmother Sara Linnehan volunteers for medical missionary work in the Dominican Republic Nice but naughty Spider by Dororthy O'Connor ... something about fried green tomatoes ... 'Where have you been?' 'Out.' by Russ Priestley ... 'and what have you been doing?' 'Nothin'' The mighty oak hath fallen from Marie Merino Ryan ... 'Woodman, spare that tree' Almost drowned - a true story by Ed Wright ... it wasn't my time to go Life in the fast lane by Jerry Norton ... with the wind in his mustache The dog days of summer are gone by Casa ... and boy am I glad Doing something that scared her from Lynne McPherson ... meet our September Guest Writer from Australia,
relating her adoption of an Ethiopian boy. Any Thursday, Sally Frank's Market by Joan Alcala ... fresh fruits, veggies and other articles for sale "Whirled Peas" by Carol Nelson ... dreams and aspirations In the company of women from Dorothy O'Connor ... retiring teachers renew time together Workspace, workspace, what's in a workspace? by Don Norris ... does that messy desk reflect YOUR personality? Thrills, chills and spills by Russ Priestley ... and a return to peace in one piece Global Campus in Bradford, Vermont by Carol Priestley ... learning as a lifelong adventure '7 Over 70' awards presented from The Melrose Free Press It's time (at 77) to get a new motorcycle by Don Norris ... what makes riding a bike so fascinating? K-9 action at Hesseltine Park by Shirley Rabb ... dogs of many colors The deadliest catch by Jerry Norton ... and a dilemma My father's pendant by Bonnie Moore ... the rising phoenix Dark days in Melrose by Jerry Norton ... the Great Depression blues The poor sports fan by Russ Priestley ... is this what 'crowd control' means? How I fell in love ... with words from Carol Priestley ... a love lasting a lifetime A Silver Stringer's excellent adventure by Joe Sullivan ... a delegate's day at the State Democratic Convention Dog days of summer by Casa ... it's too darn hot Entertaining a visitor by Shirley Rabb ... in just seven days Another chapter in the saga of M. M. Hubert from Sr. Mary Samson, SHCJ ... we never know where our stories will lead Then your number comes up by Ed Wright ... and you get caught in the draft 'Angels Among Us' from Carol Priestley ... a frank and earnest revelation Melrose author's book protests all wars Interview by Carol Nelson ... accuses President of abandoning American ideology Guest writer of the month by Laurie in "Birdland." ... suddenly, a computer-assisted lifestyle Can we talk? by Russ Priestley ... I'll speak first Time by Len Dalton ... what is time? Mr. X. at the Y. by Carol Nelson ... strangers at the pool Portrait of a young dog by Carol Nelson ... a short tail for M'Lue Historic rubber shoe complex to survive by Don Norris ... "The Mills" incorporated in city's "Smart Growth" My first swim of the year by Casa ...and boy was the water cold Some of the good guys by Russ Priestley ... and how they have affected our lives A questionable legacy from a wealthy ancestor by John Averell ... be wary of well-meant gifts Another tale from the North Country from Carol Priestley ... when sheep come aknocking Have you ever been to brupper? by Shirley Rabb ... all for a worthy cause Taking down a tree by Shirley Rabb ... an awesome work in progress New Forester, old Buick. I love 'em both from Stringer Don Norris ... wife gets the new Subaru A park in our midst by Shirley Rabb ... back to nature for a few hours A sweet surprise by Joe Sullivan ... I don't believe that's exactly what she said What'd he say? by Russ Priestley ... twist tonguers Canine capers by Casa by Casa ...a change in the weather Jenkins family re-visits Philly flower show by Eleanor Jenkins ... my Melrose daughter returns for country's largest show Life As A Catholic Nun Jim Driscoll and Don Norris ...An interview with Sister Isabel Goineau Moving to the North Country...part two from Carol Priestley ... making the most of a move East of Suez by Jerry Norton ... "where the best is like the worst" Spring comes to Maine by Carol Nelson ... memories of Maine Dizzy Dot -- A sequel to Dorothy's December by Dororthy O'Connor ... draped over the fender, all was not well Dorothy's December by Dorothy O'Connor ... counting one's celestial blessings Stringers 'teach' at MIT by SilverStringers ... we take part in the Future Civic Media project The B&M train, a wave, a hoot and holler and... by Jack Driscoll ... now it can be told OP Two Five Roger by Joe Sullivan ... how Murphy weasels a final look at a hill of high-impact memory. Where is Zamboni? by Russ Priestley ... not in your atlas? Moving to the North Country from Carol Priestley ... light dawns on a young couple Super Sunday - Drooper Monday by Russ Priestley ... "there is no joy in Mudville" Melrose, the bedroom of Boston by Don Norris ... location, location, location, melds with Victoriana An interview with a new resident of Melrose by Eleanor Jenkins ... our "foreign correspondent" talks with her daughter A unique hometown by Russ Priestley ... how so? Main Street Melrose....the Wal-Mart of calories by Joe Sullivan ... in only nine-tenths of a mile, nine different places challenge dieters with delicious assortments of baked goods. Down memory lane by Jerry Norton ... while under surveillance Don't just sit there by Russ Priestley ... do something--like think Just a note by Casa ... looking forward to another trip How to find and use voter information on the Web Jim Cerny and Al Harper 'If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers.' (Gravity's Rainbow, p. 251) Mirror notes passing of key editor from the SilverStringers ... Ella Letterie wrote, photographed, edited, innovated Starting up my new OLPC laptop by John Averell ... a pleasure and a challenge Where is Melrose? by John Averell ... you can't get there from here A Christmas Carol revisited by Jerry Norton ... and a lesson in economics Spend some time with the Red Hatters by Shirley Rabb ... do you think you can keep up? How the Park Commission Chose the Mount Hood Manager by Joe Sullivan ... Meticulous preparation by Commission results in selection procedure that's a class act Following Yonder Star by Joe Sullivan ... December 25, 1952, Kumwah, The Iron Triangle, North Korea My dolls by Ann Robbins Talbot ... a childhood hobby for the 40's Reflections on interjections by Russ Priestley ... it's like you know -- whatever Face on the floor by Ella Letterie ... t'was a balmy summer evening Canine capers by Casa by Casa ... this time of year Dakota Dan litigation revisited by Arthur Whitman ... was it Dakota Dan or Fresno Dan? Lady Raiders go twenty straight, win league titles from Stringer Don Norris A visit with Lizzie by Shirley Rabb ... the past is brought alive Sesquipedalis by Russ Priestley ... a foot and a half Open Mike night at the Beebe from Shirley Rabb ... 'Outloud' at the Beebe coffee house The stone walls of Melrose Shirley Rabb ... they are new, they are old and they are beautiful One more hurrah by Jerry Norton ... for the thin gray line Innovation Odyssey....check it out by Jim Tierney ... they all started here Middle school project "Top flight", mayor says by Stringer editor Don Norris ... but 45 minutes to drive across town ... Stringers at AARP convention in Boston by SilverStringers ... three days of entertainment, lectures, samples and fun Cooking out after the service by Shirley Rabb ... and a good time was had by all Oh my! "O.J." by Jerry Norton ... another fine mess When the dog had his day by Joe Sullivan .. and the last shall be first ... even if he's a radio operator A Red Hatter's meeting by Shirley Rabb ... a welcomed and beautiful rain Melrose opens volleyball, hosts Lexington by Don Norris ... tryout time, cuts, the teams and the competition "One Laptop per Child" gets personal from the SilverStringers ... OLPC president calls on SilverStringers The Chinese statues by Bonnie Moore ... from junk to priceless Babe Ruth Stars turn in perfect tourney from the team coaches Back to school by Russ Priestley ... a comparison Well, young man what do you want to be when you grow up? by Arthur H. Whitman ... a local boy struggles for identity in WWII President Lincoln, a grand old lady and me by Arthur H. Whitman ... last to shake Lincoln's hand before his assassination. The Westinghouse Airbrake by Arthur H. Whitman ... at the movies I saw a train that broke in two Don't fence me in by Shirley Rabb ... I really need to keep on growin' With their pant legs down by Jerry Norton ... the big coverup Confessions of a guy about to turn 80. by Ed Wright ... don't look back The Park Commission gamble that saved Mount Hood by Joe Sullivan ... buried in debt, the commission takes a successful risk in 2002 with a long-term contract. Looking for a few good writers by Ella Letterie ... with the "Melrose connection" My coyote friend by Len Dalton ... my coyote friend had watched me for a long time A change of life by Russ Priestley ... and you did not think I was capable Cherries anyone? by Jerry Norton ... or a tasty drink? Kindness, determination, love -- our Rita from the Quinn family Preston: Making an investment in the community from Jack Beckley Mary Hicks: Keeping the family together from Kathy Bourque Lorraine -- a volunteer for all seasons from Meg Cashman Christine -- always ready to lend a hand from the Grant family She volunteers for about everything ... Rosemary from the Behrle family Jim: "Father of the Year" becomes a granddad from Colleen A. Murphy Memories of summers past by Eleanor Jenkins ... what a difference 75 years make Melrose's top seniors ... from the SilverStringers ... lauded for life style A lightning bolt from another world by Arthur H. Whitman ... a graduate of Melrose H.S.'44 reads to a sightless person Mt. Hood -- the new wild west by Len Dalton ... SilverStringer "captures" Coyote, on the loose Hail To The Chief ! by Jerry Norton ... and the electoral process Monhegan Island Race from Len Dalton ... two Melrose sailors on the Monhegan Island race. Memorial Day: The Ceremony from Speaker James Milano, former Mayor of Melrose ... Jim Milano, at 97, asks us to remember What's growing 'round Melrose by Shirley Rabb ... the artistic skill of our neighbors show up in the round Law Firm selected to advise Park Commission by Joe Sullivan ... Ultimate goal: Choosing Mount Hood's management while avoiding a suit
Cribbage count needs a lift from the SilverStringers ... Question: Does bingo waylay card players? Boston Marathon 1999 - Stream-of-consciousness by Jennifer Hanley Ross ... I know I'll be back again Your Move by Freeman Frank ... checkers are a challenge to the higher powers of the reflective intellect Sailing Ain't All Peaches and Cream by Len Dalton ... Racing sailboats can be risky. Requires skill and some luck to avoid injury. MHS '49 Reunion Project by Don Norris ... You help is needed to create a Scrapbook It's Spring Again by Natalie Thomson ... Cleaning up Read, read, read by Ella Letterie ... everybody reads Changes of heart By Freeman Frank ... A true town-gown story of Greater Boston one century after the potato famine. Lady Raiders wrap it up at Boosters banquet from the SilverStringers ... Melrose dominates Middlesex basketball league "To see the boys" by Lora Crouss ... Ell Pond as Atlantic Ocean? America the beautiful? ... by Jerry Norton ... how much grace is shed? Fire in the kitchen by Arthur Whitman ... a surprise greeting
Law & order on the Winthrop Playground by Arthur Whitman ... bullying was managed with effective self-discipline system. Catching up with the Powers girls from the SilverStringers ... pssst -- they're all grandmothers now Iraqi blues by Jerry Norton ... and the price of gasoline Alonzo Garcelon Whitman by Arthur Holmes Whitman, Jr. ... beloved principal of Melrose High Another local canine Eleanor Jenkins, assisted by Karen Hall ... who walks the streets and visits with neighbors in Melrose Have you been "matched up" lately? by Ed Wright ... What would you do? Youle Street Coasting by Lora Crouss Talkin' the talk by Russ Priestley ... advice for April Hat Guys by Joe Sullivan ... it's the headgear that brings us history Way to go, Richard by Roseanne Green ... A tribute to a friend Living History Day from Marie Merino Ryan ... Senior citizens, including SilverStringer Russ Priestley, go back to high school Anonymous by Freeman Frank ... a profile in the courage of respectable small-towners Kicked out from Jo Dondis, guest columnist of the month .. the passing of an old family friend In Massachusetts, Senior Citizen Journalism Serves as Model Knight Citizen News Network ... Mirror appraisal gets national scan Lady Raiders top Middlesex League -- again. from the MHS Boosters ... at 19 and 1 -- next, the division games, then the state playoffs Canine capers by Casa - July 2007 by Casa ...the continuing journey On the road by Shirley Rabb ... from Melrose to Montana and back to Melrose What we do for love by John Averell ... a winter's tale Canine Capers by Casa-June 2007 by Casa ... the continuing journey Twenty years as a landlady by Alice Graham ... multi-houses with lots -- of work A day of wonder by Shirley Rabb ... it was a beautiful day Salt crystal rock lamp by Ed Boyd ... a sad story that causes looking at myself On the road by Shirley Rabb ... from Melrose to Montana and back to Melrose In need of perspective by Freeman Frank ... and a whole lot more that he just didn't know Weather, weather everywhere by Russ Priestley ... but no two snowflakes to compare Canine capers by Casa - May 2007 by Casa ... the continuing journey On the road - May 2007 by Shirley Rabb ... from Melrose to Montana and back to Melrose Remembering Melrose -- half a century ago from Richard Demaris, MHS '49 ... a native recalls growing up in the '30s Some memories of the B&M by Donald F. Morrison ... railroading hobbyist speaks of early years Those were the good old days by J. Tierney ... or were they? Canine capers by Casa - April 2007 by Casa ...the continuing journey On the road by Shirley Rabb ...from Melrose to Montana and back to Melrose Global warming by Jerry Norton ... oh my! A remembrance of Don Murray by Jack Driscoll ... distinguished UNH professor, writer of Globe column and many books Favorite Christmas present by Eleanor Jenkins ... recalling a favorite gift and Christmas A summer vacation for one by Ann Robbins Talbot ... learning new writing skills on Old Cape Cod Melrose writer finds a star in Stoneham by Joanne Olsen Imbracsio ... first day on the job, she finds an opera star Sheriff James DiPaola receives key to the City by Natalie Thomson ... from Mayor Robert Dolan Canine capers by Casa March 2007 by Casa ... the continuing journey Hannah Ginsberg by Freeman Frank ... the indomitability of the human spirit: a true account. The freshman by Joe Sullivan ... back to school -- with anxiety and apprehension Big ears on little children by Ella Letterie ... ears the rest of the story I found my diamond pin by Ella Letterie ... what was lost is now found On the road by Shirley Rabb ...from Melrose to Montana and back to Melrose Impotence, a national pandemic by Jerry Norton ... with a little tongue-in-cheek Radio days by Jerry Norton ... more memories An intimate conversation with my wife by Don Norris ... are we making the same mistakes? Second chances by Carol Nelson ... a retelling of the story of Ivan Osokin Those were the days -- the Radio Days by Steve Johnson ... some Melrose connections Pater Noster by Joe Sullivan ... the power of prayer -- when you have a strong argument
Canine capers by Casa Feb-2007 by Casa ... the continuing trip Got my fare by Freeman Frank ... and a trifle to spare: a memory from the Korean War era The times are changing by Steve Johnson ... but not everywhere Who's who at Mike Festa's lawn party by Joe Sullivan ... Democrats' big wigs, local candidates, convene on Boston Rock Road
On the road by Shirley Rabb ... from Melrose to Montana and back to Melrose Canine capers by Casa January 2007 by Casa ... the continuing trip History of Melrose's "Three Musketeers" by Joanne Imbracsio ... international partying at the Levi Gould House Canine capers by Casa, December 2006 by Casa ... the continuing trip Adventures in Macy's spaces from Harold Dondis ... a beautiful lady is gone On the road by Shirley Rabb ... on the road from Melrose to Montana and back to Melrose J'accuse by Jerry Norton ... with apologies to Emile Zola Stringers wrap first ten years from Don Norris and friends ... Media Lab experiment worked out just fine Middle School: Topping it off from the SilverStringers Melrose volleyball: reloading, not rebuilding from the MHS Boosters' website ... Lady Raiders living up, playing hard Victorian Fair again a boomer Photos, commentary by the SilverStringer Phototeam ... a sunny day, 220 booths, and the people came in droves A turn of events by Joe Sullivan ... a sad interlude during a very happy journey Anne MacGillivray named to "Who's Who" from the Editors of Empire Cambridge "Who's Who" Registry ... among our country's most accomplishd women On seeing red by Freeman Frank ... the other kind of learning Canine capers by Casa-Nov. 2006 by Casa ...the continuing trip Eastward ho! by Jerry Norton ... clickity clack, echoing back Several generations learn harmonica basics by Dorothy O’Connor ... youngster blows out all with "Oh, Susannah" Comes the dawn by Russ Priestley ... early but somewhat belatedly Problems of a phobic person by Russ Priestley ... nothing wrong with me, with me Twilight of a career by Jerry Norton ... or what have you done for us lately? On the road by Shirley Rabb ... on the road from Melrose to Montana and back to Melrose On the road chapter #2 by Shirley Rabb ... from Melrose to Montana and back to Melrose A fitting memorial by Marie M. Ryan ... a centennial observance Melrose battleground for bundled services by Joe Sullivan ... Verizon's new FiOS system competition for Comcast The game of substitutions by Carol Nelson ... You win! Football in the forties By Jim Driscoll ... out of trouble for a few hours Other dangers by Freeman Frank ... one farmboy's "take" on the American dream On the road - chapter #1 by Shirley Rabb ... continuing story of our trip from Melrose to Montana and back to Melrose Canine capers by Casa - Oct2006 by Casa ... the continuing trip Local events for August By Jim Driscoll ... Some activities in Melrose My adventures on the purple bed by Dororthy O'Connor ... satellite surgical op was in Waltham On the road by Shirley Rabb ... continuing story of Melrose to Montana and back to Melrose Canine capers by Casa-September2006 by Casa ... the continuing trip Bell tolls by Freeman Frank ... in four parts, we re-visit the '50s and '60s August... awesome/awful by Russ Priestley ... some of each Moving to a small space by Carol Nelson ... hopefully helpful hints One world by Carol Nelson ... Is your mission on earth finished? Canine capers by Casa - August 2006 by Casa ... just the beginning A baseball story by Jerry Norton ... and a grand old man A few good philosophers by Carol Nelson ... what some great men thought Man with a message by Carol Nelson ... the prophet of technology
... the metaphysician of media
... the patriarch of media criticism Yet another successful Fourth of July Parade Photos by Don Norris and Natalie Thomson ... City Recreation Department scores once again Events in Melrose for July By Jim Driscoll ... Limited activities in the city Golfers are a strange breed ... by Jim Tierney ... but I think I envy them Do you have STML? by Ed Wright ... and how to combat it Flying helicopters at Pine Banks Park by Stringer Don Norris ... the T-Rex is one great flying machine A flood story with many heroes by Irving Smolens ... special thanks to Steve Trulli at the Whittemore's Hardware Store Coming events for June in Melrose By Jim Driscoll ... Just another reminder I was attacked by a computer by Russ Priestley ... and how to avoid being a victim Vestido de jean by Kimberly L. Parker ... Virginia "senior" supplies our first article in Spanish The May flood 2006 by Shirley Rabb ... eight days of rain A pig story by Jerry Norton ... oink! The seriousness of global warming by Len Dalton ... global warming and cooling Teddy bears picnic by Carol Nelson ... if you go out in the woods today Watching life's parade go by by Carol Nelson On the road to Montana by Shirley Rabb ... and having fun A view from the Silver Legislature from Anne McGillivray ... Work continues on priority measures Margery reviews the Crawford line by Margery Crawford Carter ... What's all this about Coney Island?! My friends in Scouting by Eleanor Jenkins ... make new friends but keep the old How to conduct yourself on the podium by John Averell ... my experience leading a band The 'Mountain Goats' do Eisenhower by Betty Densmore ... over 70 and still climbing the White Mountains The lowdown on the Nokomis affair by Marie Wood ... Class of '46 opens the door, Floridians flood in Coming Attractions in Melrose during May and June By Jim Driscoll ... Just a reminder of city events Canine capers by Casa-July 2006 by Casa ... having fun playing around Canine capers by Casa - June, 2006 by Casa ... new to the neighborhood SilverStringers host open house by Don Norris ... Looking for a few good writers Melrose, where the streets are lined with gold by Shirley Rabb ...and blooming The last shot in Korea - decision time by Joe Sullivan ... even a General would agree The Korea awakening by Joe Sullivan ... keep the steel helmet handy Preparing and packing by Shirley Rabb ... getting ready to go Stringers plan Open House by Don Norris ... spreading the wealth, looking for new members Canine capers by Casa by Casa ...Close to home older friends Signs of Spring Carol Nelson ... Fiona finding fairies - Photographs by Laura DiMattia Melrosians hit the beach in Nokomis provided by Marie Wood ... party time once again in Florida A really special Memorial Day Parade from his Honor, the Mayor ... save Sunday May 28 to honor our Vets Tax text writers by Russ Priestley ... pleez speaka da English Sixth graders ... write on! from some SilverStringers ... we seen our duty and we dun it Life on the bounding main by Jerry Norton ... tourist style Four minute response by Shirley Rabb ... an amazing effort "One Laptop per Child" is happening from Don Norris ... how can we help but succeed? Taking on Tai Chi by Carol Nelson ... keeping my balance Girls' hockey team by Russ Priestley ... it ain't new My education by Carol Nelson ... or, how I got here from there Red Hatters, child - like by Shirley Rabb ... back to the era of dolls Treasure Hunting in Melrose by Bill Jodrey ... The possibilities of finding gold in your backyard. Treasure Hunting in Melrose by Bill Jodrey ... The possibilities of finding gold in your backyard. Looking back at Jodrey's good stuff from Editor Don Norris ... The Stringers celebrate Bill's stories A fisher, a cat and some road kill by Frank O'Callahan A valentine for Bill Jodrey by Carol Nelson ... a tribute to the author Belly bumping down Crest Avenue by Ann Talbot ... not for sissies 'Febrewary' is Presidents' Month by Russ Priestley ... ingest these quotations, in jest Brunch at the new Cedar Perk by Natalie Thomson ... but don't come for dinner Ted Berger - 100 years young by Natalie Thomson ... a quiet time to celebrate! Twice baked, Silverstringers do biscotti by Shirley Rabb ... and they are so good My doll house by Eleanor Jenkins ... a gift for Christmas that I can still enjoy today From the Homefront By Marie Salamanca ... Thanks to the women knitting and sewing for the troops
The tale of the tweed hat by Ann Robbins Talbot ... some stories seem to complete themselves I couldn't wait Kay McCarte ... I was such a klutz Margery goes to Girl Scout camp Margery Carter ... mail and presents were too much The Senior Center celebrates by Shirley Rabb ... a good time was had by all I was a Grandmother by Natalie Thomson ... for one week My New Cousin Steve Johnson ... She was an early Christmas present... Canine capers by Casa by Casa ... come and meet my buddies Winter wonderland in Melrose by Eleanor Jenkins ... life is great in Melrose The making of a time capsule By Jim Driscoll ... What will our descendants think? Canine capers by Casa by Casa ... visiting the reservation Canine capers by Casa by Casa ... sleeping around A big raccoon visited us by Bob Ross ... it did not come back The Red Hatters go to the manor Shirley Rabb ... in a very medieval way Redemption Jerry Norton ... I wasn't dreaming Living in a world of darkness by Russ Priestley ... count your blessings Holiday happening by Natalie Thomson ... it's a miracle! Canine capers by Casa as told to Shirley Rabb ... my outstanding exercise routine Embracing my inner crone by Carol Nelson ... enjoying nature Bussed back to Boston by Carol Nelson ... "East is east and west is San Francisco." O. Henry Canine capers by Casa: Chapter 1 by Casa ... my new life has begun
33rd Permanent Scholarship Fund breakfast by Natalie Thomson ... Melrose Senior High scores again More tales from Winnisquam Margery Carter ... who needs little brothers? 24 hour daylight in Iceland by Bob Ross ... difficult adjusting to daylight all the time Christmas visit From Eleanor Jenkins ... Use as a tool to learn how to do it yourself! The dog got me Bob Ross ... exercising isn't always fun To build a bridge by Jerry Norton ... it takes a village New id card by Bob Ross ... will be permanent someday Help! I'm climbing the walls by Russ Priestley ... and I can't get down Red Hat invasion by Shirley Rabb ... age, what little importance Everybody loves a Victorian Fair by Don Norris ... but what keeps it going, for 25 years? Big feet by Carol Nelson ... pssssst ... just ask Google! Business and social communities respond graciously by Jack Beckley, director, Melrose COA ... provide support for Milano Lounge expansion Carnation By Jerry Norton ... from contented cows Is nostalgia worth three slurpies? by Eleanor Jenkins ... our Philly Stringer notes how close we are Summer at Lake Winnisquam by Margery Carter ... My Dad slept with his shoes on that night A local motoring tradition closing its doors by Bob Burgess ... saying good-bye to an old friend. What's in a name? by Russ Priestley ... it all depends Prelude to a Reunion by Steve Johnson ... how I gained the right to go there Melrose Weekly News --- the new competition from the SilverStringers ... suddenly our town has THREE newspapers and a TV station! Wedding invitation to P. E. I. from J. Tierney ... never again will I drive Snow White and me by Carol Nelson ... "Some kinds of help are the kind of help we all can do without."
"Free To Be You And Me" Shirley missed the trip by Natalie Thomson ... her Dramamine didn't work What are the odds? by Jim Tierney ... preview of our worst nightmare -- The Home Invasion The old Melrose theater by Jerry Norton ... of fond memory Two movies and a book by Steve Johnson ... some time well spent this summer That's the "Spirit" by Roseanne Greene ... the healthy alternative to pricey baseball Claire has passed by from Roseanne Greene ... a tribute to a cherished friend. The no-book book report by Russ Priestley ... rags to riches, but who knew? 1950's surprise party by Carol Nelson ... who knew? Cousins by Shirley Rabb Manners, or what are left of them by Jeanne Maure ... cell phone, baby on board, no signal and a left turn! Opening planned for Carriage House Lounge from COA Director Jack Beckley ... ribbon cutting on September 30th In a world of cell phones by Shirley Rabb ... they're everywhere Melrose Mirror celebrates its ninth year by Jackie Wattenberg ... It's hard to believe An event off Nantucket Island by Ella Letterie ... we still enjoyed the week My life as a fashion model by Roseanne Greene ... a brief foray into the local modeling scene Nantasket - by boat by Kay McCarte ... was it worth all the effort? Stringers discover new activity, "geocaching" by Don Norris ... take part in Finnish research project A Melrose story by Carol Nelson ... a memorial to Gerry Nadel at Ell Pond Happy and horrifying by Shirley Rabb ... October faces 9:29ers Banjo Club by Shirley Rabb ... a rousing start to the holiday week-end Interview with Ben DiMattia by Carol Nelson ... life-long resident of Melrose Turpeinen returns with new research project by Don Norris ... Stringers sign up again. Silver Legislature Report - June 17, 2005 Anne MacGillivary ... we made a trip to the Cape It's the '40s, and a family is headed for The Beach by Ann Robbins Talbot ... a day for family, food and fun
A rite of passage by Ann Robbins Talbot ... ballroom dancing lessons - first venture into the "dating scene". Margery takes dancing lessons by Margery Carter ... not her favorite thing Fifty years ago: The Melrose High School Class of 1955 by Steve Johnson ... Johnny's Frantic Atlantic West Point Graduation Class of 2005 by Irving Smolens ... Impact of internet & e-mail in our world today Fond memories of Grandma Driscoll by Ashley Driscoll, age 15 ... the loving care in the nursing home was special The animal kingdom of Melrose by Shirley Rabb ... alive to the eye and mind Senior Center Volunteers by Natalie Thomson ... appreciation luncheon Russ Priestley inducted into MHS Sports Hall of Fame by Jim Driscoll ... four brothers Hall-of-Famers - a first Mail boxes by Shirley Rabb ... imaginative and unique Margery survives third grade by Margery Carter ... luckily she got promoted The day I almost burned down Jordan Marsh from Ann Robbins Talbot ... we were so sophisticated Mama Bird and her three chicks by Margaret Small ... did the little ones sing for their supper? Stringers, Surfers meet on new Rye enterprise from the SilverStringers ... New Hampshire group draws on Mirror experience Father Sullivan goes to Rome An interview with the SilverStringers ... and takes us all with him. Living wills Bob Ross ... make sure your wishes are followed 50 Years ago, Part 2 by Steve Johnson ... four guys, one bow tie Car care by Shirley Rabb ... a must-do thing Thanks to Johann and Ottmar by Russ Priestley ... pioneers in printing and publishing Fifty years ago: The Melrose High School Class of 1955 by Steve Johnson ... a night on the town Pay quarterly estimated taxes online by Bob Ross ... it's fast and it's free
Ideas by Carol Nelson ... ideas can liberate us The Nearings by Carol Nelson ... A Love story April by Shirley Rabb ... recovery time Wedeco, an old time hardware store by Ella Letterie and Louise Fennell ... Broken glass is a pain
Panic, or how I lost a grandson by Frank O'Callaghan ... In the yard? Up a tree? Who left the gate open? Melrose Doorways Stringers Photo Group ... an open invitation to our city An early Yankee Educator George Nelson Torrey ... an impossible dream became a reality Danger: thin ice by Jerry Norton ... learning the hard way Melrose Mirror Sections explained by Bob Ross ... past articles readily available Bought a new chair Bob Ross ... real comfort for a change Rebate problems for PC stuff by Bob Ross ... don't get scammed Lost memories Bob Ross ... never to be replaced Subject: Shingles by Jerry Norton ... not the kind on your roof The Gates by Carol Nelson ... a metaphor for the river of life Flower show time by Shirley Rabb ... a necessity Heating pad - homemade Bob Ross ... relief for aching neck and shoulders
Blower/Vac - so easy by Bob Ross ... sure beats raking St. Valentine Day party by Ella Letterie ... he gave a lot for lovers Elements of style by Carol Nelson ... quite a collection Quentin Crisp by Carol Nelson ... author and flamboyant celebrity - 1908-1999 Portable USB storage disk. Bob Ross ... amazing technology What's in a name? by Jerry Norton ... but it's a nice restaurant A walk for our homeless veterans Robert VanKirk ... a challenge from a 105 year-old veteran Bell of Hudson given to Admiral Pratt Bob Ross ... son gave bell of WW-II Ship to father for Christmas Wind turbines for Mount Hood Len Dalton ... renewable energy is here and sorely needed. Let's do it! I am your American Flag by William C. Moore Let's look at your bottom line by Russ Priestley ... speaking broadly A diplomatic faux pas By Jerry Norton ... keep off the statue Movie Magic and Melrose by George Nelson Torrey ... the good old days Assignment: Give us YOUR resolutions from the SilverStringers ... too fat, too unshapely, tired of smoking ... Regional conference: Protecting common ground from Mike Ryan ... from the Friends of the Fells My Aunt Mollie by Shirley Rabb ...a life well lived Mirror "Tomorrow's journal", newsman notes in book Commentary from Dan Gillmor ... "We the Media" examines news in the future What is an angler? by Russ Priestley ... that's the Jeopardy answer The Melrose Human Rights Committee from Bonnie Cronin ... working to make Melrose "one community open to all" Dear John by Jerry Norton ... a recruit's lament The early days of word processing by Steve Johnson ... The Computer, MIT, NASA's Apollo Project and "The Broadside" Christmases long, long ago by Natalie Thomson ... when Santa was alive Christmas past by Ella Letterie ... I remembered it well Frustration and failure by Natalie Thomson ... and fun at the Fair To eat or not to eat By Jerry Norton They also serve by Jerry Norton ... those left to guard on the home front ... Our golden pond Shirley Rabb ... the beauty outside our window My life in retail By Jerry Norton ... memories of a green grocer The second-greatest story ever told by Arnold Koch ... Melrose writer talks of Margaret Mitchell Check 21 Bob Ross ... no more float time From my father's knee by Russ Priestley ... to finality Don Murray visits with Silverstringers by Ella Letterie ... knew he wanted to write as a youngster It has been a great life by B. Natalie Urban ... a wonderful 80 years A house all spiffed up by John Averell ... ready for Halloween Thanksgiving by Shirley Rabb ... the season and the celebration How to grow trees by Russ Priestley ... for fun and profit Photo series to honor SilverStringer from Don Norris Frances Bertulli retires as COA coordinator by Ella Letterie ... a great tribute ... and there was lots of food and fun! by the Silver Stringer photo group Governor of Oakland Street by Bob Ross Subscriptions for Protecting, Learning your Computer by Bob Ross ... time consuming but worth it Growing up in Melrose (Part Three) by Paul A. Hupper ... of electric streets, the smithy and outstanding teachers 75 years ago Growing up in Melrose (Part Two) by Paul A. Hupper ...the downtown was full of fascinations for a pre-teenager 75 years ago Growing up in Melrose by Paul A. Hupper ... of beginnings, endings, buildings, jobs and excursions 75 years ago Christmas Eve Warmth by Paul A. Hupper ... ten-year-old has vivid memory of 1929 in downtown Melrose Country yard sale by Shirley Rabb ... bargain day in Shapleigh, Maine Chelsea Clock by Shirley Rabb ... made in America Leading a dog's life by Russ Priestley ... follow the leader Elements of weather for you by Len Dalton ... a simplified description of weather elements Shore duty Boston then Staff ComDesRon 12. Bob Ross ... a good life but I am a civilian again Melrose web site gains new section by Silver Stringers ... find information easily Elements of meteorology by Len Dalton ... join the weather fraternity and have a lot of fun. New color of money by Bob Ross Why the Ice Ages ? by Len Dalton ... plate techtonics and wandering continents Sergei Rachmaninoff to a kid by Len Dalton ... The drab, starkness of the depression contrasts with this man's music. The trip of a lifetime by Irving Smolens ... a D-Day vet returns to the beach Two out of ten by Natalie Thomson ... sand, sea and sky Silver Haired Legislature special report Anne MacGillivray ... the Estate Recovery Act was overridden From line dancer to line dance teacher by Anne MacGillivray ... stay tuned up, stay in shape! A Montana visit By Jerry Norton ... fun on the 4th Heavenly Licks by ella letterie ... good to the last lick From East Boston to Hull by ella letterie ... beaches I have known and loved My journey to librarianship by Jason T. Soohoo ... a 21st century trip Main street restaurants by Shirley Rabb ... for all to enjoy. Senator Tisei honored by Anne MacGillivray ... special guest Unusual visitor on Oakland Street by Bob Ross Five at the beach by Russ Priestley Bad night at Quonset by Jerry Norton ... if only I had Stringers reconnect with Media Lab from the SilverStringers ... beginning 9th year of publication of the Melrose Mirror The SilverStringers - Who We Are by Bob Ross ... a wealth of information
Remembering Mary by SilverStringers ... SilverStringers reminisce Silver Haired Legislature Celebrates 25th Anniversary by Anne MacGillivray ... another milestone Color me Melrose by Shirley Rabb ... steps and beyond Those happy camping grandmas by Margaret Small ... fun in the sun on Casco Bay Memorial Day May 31, 2004 by Bob Ross DNA Detectives by Leonard Dalton ... The future is seen from the past. The colorful males by Shirley Rabb ... at the feeders Hindenburg over Melrose By Jerry Norton ... and its final flight Secret gems of Melrose from the Victorian Melrose Society ... a timeline of architects and builders What more does Catherine have to give up? by Ella Letterie A nature walk through our Fells by SilverStringer Don Norris ... a skeleton, five goslings and a forest full of growing things Volunteer Recognition at the Senior Center by Natalie Thomson ... spelled: community thanks A local flood by Russ Priestley ... a satiation situation The Boardman goose by Shirley Rabb ... a good neighbor The line between use & abuse from the SilverStringers ... you're out of touch if you're not in touch Melrose Fireman of year 2004 by Bob Ross ... not that many fires now Does anyone recognize these boys? by Fran Bertulli
Tour of Logan airport from Ashley Letterie ... this tour was fun and educational Sylvie's new home by Marjorie Isnor ... elderly housing Ellen Goodman visits by Jerry Norton ... tongue-tied in Riverside Memories of old cars by Margery Carter ... Margery goes for a ride Melrose-Wakefield Hospital by Shirley Rabb ... our care center of choice Have YOU ever lived in Melrose Mass? by Bob Ross ... soliciting history and stories Paper for empty print cartridges Bob Ross Senior fun in the sun by Jerry Norton ... softball, anyone? Democratic Convention media coverage by Silverstringer ... cover the activities, news, commentaries and analyses about the news media. Smoke alarm batteries by Bob Ross ... threw them away A Cuban vignette by Jerry Norton ... those were the days Joyously, Ms Carter takes us back to the '20s by Margery Carter ... marbles, tracing paper and the teacher who got "told off" Married 59 years Bob Ross ... time really flies by Socializing with Saddam Hussein's captors by Irving Smolens ... Proud of our soldiers, regret the conflict The birth of the Silver Haired Legislature by Al Norman ... hard work by two ladies saves the Silver Haired Legislature February by Shirley Rabb ... a month of memories New members named to CoA Submitted by Bob Ross ... John Averell, Rosemary Behrle key at Milano Center To paraphrase the holidays... by Natalie Thomson ... there's no place like the Senior Center Holiday house tour by Shirley Rabb ... the magic of Christmas London duty - NavEur FreqMgr & Computers by Bob Ross ... duty in London enjoyed by all We moved to Florida Bob Ross ... I loved it, Lil hated it. So, back to Melrose Watch this space ! by Silverstringers ... Milano Senior Center Renovation The Milano Center's "Ray of Sunshine" by David Pluviose ... remembering a life well lived
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