Notes on "East of Eden" by Ed Boyd ... bad blood? Thoughts While Shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts While Shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts While Shaving by Jim Tierney Summer Crossing -- an essay by Ed Boyd ... why Capote did not want to publish. Cecil by Ed Boyd ... here is Cecil again Thumbs by Ed Boyd ... Thumbs the cat, old faithful ... A Richard Yates story by Ed Boyd ... a second good one Thoughts While Shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts While Shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts While Shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts While Shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts While Shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts While Shaving by Jim Tierney A story of Martha by Ed Boyd ... a story repeated More on details by Ed Boyd ... rub in details Escape by Ed Boyd ... got away Details of Flaubert by Ed Boyd ... music in Flaubert More on crystal rock lamp by Ed Boyd ... my family Sounds of the night by Shirley Rabb ... a time to be still and listen More about voices by Ed Boyd ... everlasting voices 40 degrees and sunny by Shirley Rabb ... it was so nice. About Hugh Gwyn by Ed Boyd ... grateful Reprising Wallace Stegner's book by Ed Boyd ... or two Thoughts while shaving Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving Jim Tierney more on up in the old hotel by Ed Boyd ... get your smile out More notes by Ed Boyd ... my notes expanded Christmas, 1954 by Ed Boyd ... An old memory of Christmas A picture from Venice Florida by Ed Boyd ... a lovely picture The rotifer by Ed Boyd ... an amazing story A tribute to Jim Falzarano By Ed Boyd ... a real good guy Thoughts while shaving jtierney Thoughts while shaving jtierney Thoughts while shaving jtiernery Thoughts while shaving jtierney Thoughts while Shaving jtierney ... "blah, blah, blah ..." Thoughts while shaving jtierney Flowers in a large bowl By Ed Boyd ... feels like a hug Holden Caufield clings to his dead brother By Ed Boyd ... Holden's troubles Taking the cure by Ed Boyd ... an ephipany Mystery of the woman with the yellow daffodil by Ed Boyd ... a mystery. Stearns & Hill Bistro by Ed Boyd ... good, good! Thoughts while shaving jtierney Thoughts while shaving jtierney Thoughts while shaving jtierney Thoughts while shaving jtierney Thoughts while shaving J.Tierney Thoughts while shaving J.Tierney The mystery of the kneeling figure by Ed Boyd ... who can it be?
Let it snow, snow, snow! by Jackie Wattenberg ... sez the lady from Buffalo This has been my Place by Shirley Rabb ... and has been for 45 years Thoughts while shaving by jtiernwey More about Patrick Modiano by Ed Boyd ... a little mystery A mild December day by Shirley Rabb ... rare and appreciated About "Honeymoon" by Ed Boyd ... A man lost Sympathy and empathy by Ed Boyd ... can you tell the difference? Out by Carol Nelson ... taking inventory Details,details, details by Ed Boyd ... look closely Thoughts on various notes I have made by Ed Boyd ... my mind wandering Out by Carol Nelson ... belated diary entry from Elsie
Three by five cards by Ed Boyd ... a look at Raymond Carver Thoughts while shaving Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving jtierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Lydia Davis philosophical investigation by Ed Boyd ... the mysterious Lydia Davis That Festive Pop by Ed Boyd ... looking for words Dining out by Carol Nelson ... appearances may be misleading Here's to the writer -- and the Free Press by Arnold Koch ... Free Press social writer Arnold Koch talks about our profession My First Keys by Ann Robbins Talbot ... the thrill of ownership ... Endings by Ed Boyd ... you must consider them... My home since we were married ... by Ann Robbins Talbot ... I came to this house as a bride ... Out by Carol Nelson ... Near disaster 350 Washington Street by Ed Boyd ... our house for thirty-seven years Tableaux by Ann Robbins Talbot ... old style entertainment ... Choke by Ed Boyd ... they lost it! The Evolution of My New Years Eves by Ann Robbins Talbot ... I have gone full circle ... Bad luck turns to good luck by Ed Boyd ... a look for better things to come The Painting by Ann Robbins Talbot ... tis the season for shopping ... Out by Carol Nelson ... Happy holidays! Thoughts while shaving Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by jtierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by J. Tierney The short stories of Katherine Mansfield by Ed Boyd ... "Her touch is certain, her magic timeless."said Trevor. Old Friends by Carol Nelson ... a change of plans Costumes by Ann Robbins Talbot ... this is the time of year for costumes from Halloween to New Year's Eve ... Out by Carol Nelson ... More from Madam Coosh The Devil: squamous cell cancer by Ed Boyd ... it just travels. Polly's Pancake Parlor by Ann Robbins Talbot ... I wish I had found this sooner ... Sam Shepard stories and tales by Ed Boyd ... these stories and tales that sing Out by Carol Nelson ... another diary entry from Elsie Coosh Shooting Stars by Ann Robbins Talbot ... the best star showers of my lifetime ... About writing by Ed Boyd ... my thoughts on writing Out by Carol Nelson ... 4th diary entry from Cooshie How and why I became a psychologist by Ed Boyd ... I think this is where I was headed Superstitions by Ann Robbins Talbot ... am I superstitious after all ... From misery to joyful by Ed Boyd ... coming alive! April 19, 2013 Ann Robbins Talbot ... from a different perspective ... More on music in the language of The Great Gatsby by Ed Boyd ... Fitzgerald's language just sings A few notes on Jack Kerouac by Ed Boyd ... who was Jack Kerouac? Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by jtierney My experiences with the Boston Marathon by Ann Robbins Talbot ... years before I ever heard of Melrose, I had watched the Marathon ... Out by Carol Nelson ... Another diary entry from Elsie -- maybe the last? Out by Carol Nelson ... 3rd entry of the daily musings of Ms.Coosh Out by Carol Nelson ... a second entry by Elsie Coosh Eddie Gilbert's drug store by Ed Boyd ... what a beautiful man! Out by Carol Nelson ... first diary entry of a pet conure, a member of the parrot family and resident of
Melrose A quote by Carol Nelson ... I came across this quote and thought I'd share it A President I feel strongly about by Ann Robbins Talbot ... musings on Presidents' Day Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Donations requested by kmccarte ... keeping the Post Office alive and well Up the old hotel by Ed Boyd ... nonfiction at its best. The second fall Carol Nelson ... just between us 'Taint snowin' where Ann T was ... Photo, note by Ann Talbot ... we asked for pictures of February 8th blizzard ... Thoughts from Maine by Shirley Rabb ... on a calm Saturday morning Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney When Steve was the king ... from Steve Johnson himself ... a SilverStringer from Arizona speaks out Degree equals grade, step, measure, amount, height, pitch ... Casa ... Temperature= cold,hot,winter,summer,sultry,stuffy frost,chilling Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney I am fond of February Ann Robbins Talbot ... it is my birthday month ... You're looking at surgery Carol Nelson ... Nooooo! Time by Ann Robbins Talbot ... I still struggle with the concept Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts on various notes I have made by Ed Boyd ... some reflections on readings Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Go Back Day by Ann Robbins Talbot ... the Sunday after Thanksgiving Riley's Raiders at Mount Hood by Ed Boyd ... many of the old guys at Mount Hood trying to stay young What does it all mean? by Shirley Rabb ... keeping your mind active Communication 2012 by Ann Robbins Talbot ... one day in October Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney The Tuesday league at Bellevue Golf Course by Ed Boyd ... the great days gone bye. Shoe short stories by Ann Robbins Talbot ... or short shoe stories Three-by-five cards by Ed Boyd ... Raymond Carver is the best short story writer, ever. Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Squam Lake, NH by Ann Robbins Talbot ... well-worth the guided tour How did Dorothy Day become Roman Catholic? by Ed Boyd ... what became of Foster? Memories of Melrose by Ann Robbins Talbot ... more than a house, it was a home October 4, 1940: A nine-year old's story of the World's Fair from Florence Pretti ... a child wrote a note 72 years ago Defining a not-so-accurate language: English from Don Norris ... when you have nothing else to do, read this To die in your boots by Ed Boyd ... I am not going to stand here and wait. Memories of Ell Pond by Ann Robbins Talbot ... thoughts from previous articles A deadly take on manhood by Ed Boyd ... amazed at what I find Paying attention to Vets who never came home from Donald F. Morrison, MHS '49. ... Captain John R. Alvord, USMC Air Corps My favorite practical jokes by Ann Robbins Talbot ... putting a little fun into life My memories of Memorial Hall by Betty Rossi ... even though I've lived in Melrose Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Dondi and Triton by Ann Robbins Talbot ... two patient animals On developing a relationship by Ed Boyd ... seeing clients in my home office I hum by Betty Rossi ... what's up with that? Lent. A time of reflection by Betty Rossi ... starting with Ash Wednesday, 40 days before Easter Sunday Irish Night, 1952 by Ann Robbins Talbot ... Memorial Hall was only forty years old Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Lenten meditations by Ed Boyd ... a few thoughts for Lent Forests I have known and loved by Ann Robbins Talbot ... it all depends on your perspective Doctor Jack-O'-Lantern story by Richard Yates by Ed Boyd ... a story about lost love Origami Class at the Senior Center by Betty Rossi ... Cut. Fold. Fold. Fold. Permissible swear words by Dorothy O'Connor ... some swear words are acceptable The evening we fell in love by Ed Boyd ... it was for real! A quick holiday story by Ann Robbins Talbot ... the end of a trip Flowers in a large bowl by Ed Boyd ... it is always a pleasure Melrose in the mist by Shirley Rabb ... early Sunday morning MFA: Boston's Gem by Ann Robbins Talbot ... I have rediscovered the Museum of Fine Arts My name is Opie and I live with Philip and Mugzy from Ellie Comeau ... fun with all three of us In my foster parent's garden from Nanci Valeri ... when I was little A Thanksgiving Dinner - 1940's by Ann Robbins Talbot ... recording one for posterity A day of honor for World War II veterans from Bob Campbell ... a salute to all World War II veterans Home remedies that we remember by Betty Rossi ... sitting around the table at the last Stringer's meeting Memories of Thanksgivings past by Betty Rossi ... at this time of the year, memories of my mother come floating back What you think about when you're thinking about teaching by Ed Boyd ... something to think about Another mouse in the house from Don Norris ... Fall front-door decoration provides fine meal Things my mother taught me by Ann Robbins Talbot ... practical wisdom from the previous generation Things my mother said by Betty Rossi ... While compiling a list of things my mother used to say after the last Stringer
Meeting, I couldn't believe how I made it this far! We were the last of the
"Innocent Generation" and never, ever thought that we were being "nagged".
On the brink of something important by Ed Boyd ... what is down the road? My greatest surprise by Ann Robbins Talbot ... what a present It's never too late from Bob Campbell ... final resting place for thousands of U.S. Military Veterans Surprising moment by Ed Boyd ... a little mouse Thoughts while shaving by jtierney Thoughts while shaving by jtierney Thoughts while shaving by J im Tierney ... the "No school" announcements. Thoughts while shaving jtierney ... yup, still shaving Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Goodbye "Pop" by Ed boyd ... it is time to say goodbye. A word on our ancestors by Betty Rossi ... everyone is looking for lost relatives, searching for ancestors. Yes! we have no bananas by Carol Nelson ... a rant On vacations: Camping with hurricanes, skunks and no-water-wells by Carol Nelson ... remembering Mother Nature up close An adventure in writing about yourself by Ed Boyd ... to write something of your past A story for grownups by Carol Nelson ... Interviews at The Nice Little Farm The hazards of my childhood by Ann Robbins Talbot ... how did we survive to adulthood That festive pop by Ed Boyd ... a choice of words. A Facebook Reunion from Joseph P. Guzzo ... let us see all our friends again. An update by Carol Nelson ... how it turned out Rememberance of Memorial Day by Ed Boyd ... to all who have fallen and others. An annual tradition by Ann R Talbot ... visiting Melrose once a year An update by Carol Nelson ... how it turned out Listen to the warmth by Ed Boyd ... from winter to spring. My latest Adventure by Joanne Olsen Imbracsio ... short summary of my road trip from Melrose to Ellisville, Mississippi --
a continuation of my life as a retiree, and new beginnings An Extension of Myself by Ann Robbins Talbot ... handbags and purses and pocketbooks, oh, my Remembering Mother by Eleanor Jenkins ... Old traditions and an old poem about Mother's Day. Teaching golf by Ed Boyd ... if you can't play, try to teach Massachusetts dictionary, please by Eleanor Jenkins ... one must learn how to speak like the locals Mount Hood Melrose golfers have breakfast at Brothers by Ed Boyd ... where Melrose golfers go when it gets cold Old time hockey from Christopher Hurley ... Priestley recalls glory days on the ice. Stop whining by Ann Robbins Talbot ... a message written to myself The Tomato by Carol Nelson ... Concentrated and true. A circle drawn in the air by Ed Boyd ... what can this mean? Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney For Jim Driscoll from Bob Campbell ... a note for remembering an old friend Ignorance is bliss from Lillian Campbell ... what a way to go! Music in the language of The Great Gatsby by Ed Boyd ... listen to the music Memories of fine gentleman Melrose shares its grief ... notes from his compatriot SilverStringer friends The advent of a senior center ... by Jack Beckley ... with his infectious laugh and positive attitude, Jim took on the fund raising That brand new calendar by Ann Robbins Talbot ... nothing is as neat and orderly as a new calendar A sad winter's romance song by Carol Nelson ... you know the tune On second thought ... by Dorothy O'Connor ... Local senior goes co-ed at Tufts dorm On a cold winter morning by Shirley Rabb ... how wonderful to see a new day At war with food by Len Dalton ... kids can't eat everything! Taize: a community of prayer, worship and reconciliation by Ed Boyd ... Taize, an ecumenical community in Burgundy,France Notes on an Argument for Mind by Ed Boyd ... a very nice discovery I remember certain names by John Averell ... odd brain connections to old friends Favorite foods of my childhood by Ann Robbins Talbot ... sensory images are the best Seeking information on a stair runner by Russ Priestley ... here's a twist, an editor asking readers for info For family, friends and Melrose Mirror readers by Ed Boyd ... to leave something behind Missed it - or it did not happen? by Tom Dillon ... 65 years and one hour too late Fenway Park - scene of blood donor's birthday giving by Betty Rossi and Carole Tate ... local Red Sox fan donates to Red Cross on her birthday Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney A peaceful quiet by Shirley Rabb ... Maine in September Minuteman Historical Park by Ann Robbins Talbot ... a place to take your guests Thoughts while shaving Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving Jim Tierney Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney A farmer's lament by Carol Nelson ... the hardship of gardening On writing with Flannery O'Connor and Ed Boyd by Ed Boyd ... see the course, Bits and Pieces, starting on September 13, 2010 at the Senior Center, 1PM. My rambling thoughts at dawn by Eleanor Jenkins ... a wandering mind as the rooster crows. Sports, Then and Now by Ann Robbins Talbot ... a lifetime of entertainment On making time to write by Elizabeth Samit ... on creative endeavors A snippet of conversation by Carol Nelson ... loosely translated Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney Psychiatrist and teacher Robert Coles, M.D. by Ed Boyd ... to honor Robert Coles The Fourth by Ann Robbins Talbot ... a summer holiday for kids A pleasurable surprise by Ed Boyd ... a lovely note regarding her beloved grandparents You can count on it by John Averell ... a-one and a-two and-a A favorite place: Wyoming Cemetery by Ann Robbins Talbot ... a link to our past Holden Caulfield clings to his dead brother by Ed Boyd ... Holden's beloved dead brother, Allie. True confession by Carol Nelson ... never mind Ahead of her time by Eleanor Jenkins ... A broken water main wouldn't phaze my Aunt Jenny My experience with a book club by Ann Robbins Talbot ... some people like to talk about books More thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney ... and more "nicks" Melrose Mirror readers by Ed Boyd ... an invitation to Melrose Mirror readers. Irish Night by Ann Robbins Talbot ... 1950's style, as I remember it Thoughts while shaving - #3 by Jim Tierney ... I told her to get with the program ... Poetry and people by Carol Nelson ... it's all about togetherness A few of my dreams I am prompted to remember by Ed Boyd ... what do you think these dreams mean? Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney ... with a few 'nicks' in the process I wuz thinkin' by Russ Priestley ... all the information is available I Am an Olympic Junkie by Ann Robbins Talbot ... this is my winter vacation Sleepy by Ed Boyd ... while I sing a song for thee. I, cat whisperer by Carol Nelson ... be mindful of animals lost, abandoned or temporarily homeless The Gift of The Cacti by Ann Robbins Talbot ... apologies to O. Henry How will I get there? by Eleanor Jenkins ... difficulties in getting there from here I, cat whisperer by Carol Nelson ... shhhh The Milano Senior Center by Ed Boyd ... Wow, it has been fourteen years. Are we really that dumb? by Jim Tierney ... many of us must be! Spooked by Ann Robbins Talbot ... frightened, scared Just desserts by Carol Nelson ... sweets to the sweet A girl's crowning glory Ann Robbins Talbot ... hair care has certainly changed Coming of age by John Averell ... rites of passage -- all cultures have them Zeke meets Melrose by Eleanor Jenkins Do you dial your phone? Eleanor Jenkins Choices by Carol Nelson ... "Cake or death?".. Eddy Izzard, Executive Transvestite and comedian -- 1990 A hope for a little advice By Ed Boyd ... ideas about life, about human experiencing. 'Men are from Mars, women are from Venus' Jim Tierney ... oh, so THAT’s why!!!… Collage Making by Carol Nelson ... collecting images 'My Dolls' Revisited Ann Robbins Talbot ... yes, people are reading our writing A hospital is no place for a sick person by Jackie Wattenberg ... patience, the only answer What happened to summer? by Shirley Rabb ... swiftly fly the days Visiting the library by Carol Nelson ... what a great staff! Don't rush me by Ann Robbins Talbot ... I have hardly tasted summer Bad luck by Ed Boyd ... I seem to have a way of bringing on misfortune Greeting cards by Shirley Rabb ... time-consuming pleasure Thoughts while shaving by Jim Tierney ... can you relate? Patriotic songs and why I like them by Ann Robbins Talbot ... narrowed down to my four favorites Golf is a way of life by Ed Boyd ... incentive for us cripples to try again Reality TV II Carol Nelson ... the withdrawal The little leather jacket by Carol Nelson ... taking a chance Reality TV by Carol Nelson ... what is real? Ten Warren St. by Ed Boyd ... the exhilaration of youth A quiet moment by the sea by Ann Robbins Talbot ... a pause to reflect Cell phones are so annoying... by Bonnie L. Moore ... I could just scream!!! Evolution by Carol Nelson ... please. Happy Birthday to me Carol Nelson ... reaching 70 Adventures in sewing by Ann Robbins Talbot ... I learned my limitations Frank's death by Ed Boyd ... my friend, you will be deeply missed. Things we remember by Silver Stringers ... memories of things no longer known by the current generation Now I can reminisce by Eleanor Jenkins ... so many things have changed About writing by Ed Boyd ... simply thoughts that popped into my head. Moving on by Eleanor Jenkins ... what goes around comes around Chicken Little was right by Carol Nelson ... the sky is falling Cards Coming and Going by Ann Robbins Talbot ... touching base at least once a year Skating season by Ann Robbins Talbot ... in Melrose, everybody skated Seeking advice from others by Ed Boyd ... look within "The Sounds of Silence" by Ann Robbins Talbot ... Simon and Garfunkel coined a great phrase Turkey memories by Eleanor Jenkins ... they don't make mothers like mine anymore Reflections on my writings from Regina Merrill ... the woods caused my heart to flutter. On the Lay-Away Plan by Carol Nelson ... everything old is new again Don't count your chickens too fast by Ed Boyd ... think it over before you leap Trick or Treat Revisited by Ann Robbins Talbot ... Halloween was an innocent holiday in the forties The magic of music Eleanor Jenkins ... from 78's to Ipods Harvest moon over Cottage Street by Joanne Olsen Imbracsio ... an essay: Thoughts on a quiet night Open mike at the Beebe by Carol Nelson ... I remember, from September: ten minutes, open forum Screw-ups, make-overs and other local news Observations from Editor Don Norris ... breaking non-news on the home front -- October 2008 Sobriquets by Ed Boyd ... the kids named the clubs The runaway by Ann Robbins Talbot ... did you ever try running away from home? What to do in a heat wave by Eleanor Jenkins ... notes from my grandfather's diary the summer of 1910 New beginnings - part two by Joanne Olsen Imbracsio ... age is only a number Screw-ups, make-overs and other local news from the SilverStringers ... breaking non-news on the home front -- September 2008 Flying home in a B-25 by Steve Johnson ... while posing as a USAF major Don't linger by Ed Boyd ... the best American short story writer, Raymond Carver The power of lightning by Ann Robbins Talbot ... spectacular and dangerous A day at B.U. by Carol Nelson ... notes from a lecture Screw-ups, make-overs and other local news from the SilverStringers ... Mirror generates new tete-a-tete hotline--August 2008 Thoughts on various notes I have made by Ed Boyd ... things I don't want to forget. The Tilley Hat by Ann Robbins Talbot ... a hat to keep forever Of ants and men by Carol Nelson ... where are we going? Summer time and living ain't exactly easy by Eleanor Jenkins ... down-home word pictures from the 1930s ... Whispering Ed by Ed Boyd ... you have saved my world! A Drill Team, circa 1950 by Ann Robbins Talbot ... marching is a learned skill The Twenty Footer by Ed Boyd ... I'll bet "Jock" Connolly knows The Twenty Footer by Ed Boyd ...I'll bet "Jock" Connaly knows. Beginnings by Ann Robbins Talbot ... thoughts while sitting in the Logan Express waiting room The coming of spring in Melrose by Ann Robbins Talbot ... the woods were our playground in the forties Historical Society ponders digital records from Don Norris ... how can you put an attic of relics on a CD? The fourth grade play by Ann Robbins Talbot ... why do certain events get stuck in the memory bank? Love at first sight by Carol Nelson ... '70s memories Melrose-Wakefield Hospital surgical day treatment by Ed Boyd ... the most responsive staff anywhere. A new holiday by Jerry Norton ... let's hear it for Millard Fillmore Giggle, giggle, I love you, Honey by Grace Allspach ... but try to stay in tune, will you please? A presidential person by Ann Robbins Talbot ... February makes us think of Presidents New beginnings by Joanne Olsen Imbracsio ... thoughts on curve balls and turntables Turning away-turning toward by Ed Boyd ... I still miss my friend, Joe Was it something I said? by Carol Nelson ... nobody likes a smartypants On history, faces from the past and present from the SilverStringers ... two-year project is nearing 12th anniversary Effigy: A lesson in love and retribution from Regina Merrill ... unless he needed the oil changed in his new Thunderbird. Oh, what's happening to me? by Ed Boyd ... what can happen next? Swimming to victory by Carol Nelson ... in my element The ingathering by Ann Robbins Talbot ... each year we get ready to survive the elements The real thing by Carol Nelson ... "Is it the real turtle soup or merely the mock?" Cole Porter lyrics Dealing lightly with cataracts by Don Norris ... dastardly shadows disappear, and all is color again An adventure at Belle Air Marsh by Ed Boyd ... a look at things from many perspectives.
When cheerleading meant leading cheers by Ann Robbins Talbot ... how times do change Old ladies by Carol Nelson ... What are the rules for women? A day's journey back in time by Ann Robbins Talbot ... a wonderful trip especially in the fall ... Migration by Carol Nelson ... consider the birds An enduring friendship in Melrose by Arthur H. Whitman ... remembering buddies from the '30s and '40s A story of Martha by Ed Boyd ... Martha didn't know she was surrounded. "Close, but no cigar." by Arthur H. Whitman ... Melrose had three stations on the Boston & Maine Railway. The whales of July 12th Words and photos by Ann Robbins Talbot ... where to take your summer guests Thoughts from a hospital by John Averell ... seventeen days in stir What did you say? by Eleanor Jenkins ... one may need to adjust to hearing again Putin at the beach by Carol Nelson ... the eyes of the beholder July 4, 1942 by Ann Robbins Talbot ... a child's eye view ... An old-fashioned cure for "Obesity" by Lora Crouss ... whoever heard of that! The razing of St. Joseph's by Ed Boyd ... my early years were gone The Soundtrack of My Life Ann Robbins Talbot ... there is something so important about songs... Seven minutes at Main and Foster by Don Norris ... living in a special suburbia Earth Day, 2007 by Ann Robbins Talbot ... did you miss Earth Day on April 22nd? From times past by Ed Boyd ... the unvarnished reality Some writings from sixty years ago by Ann Robbins Talbot ... a twelve year old writes from the past Observations of Melrose, Mass. by Bill Jodrey Cecil by Ed Boyd ... the best friend I ever had Two Great Ladies of Melrose - circa 1950 by Ann Robbins Talbot Remembering after fifty years... Reading the past by Carol Nelson ... I don't know much about mythology Kris Koch hits TV's big time again from the Melrose Free Press ... scores with beer commercial in "SpotBowl" About valentines and love by Ann Robbins Talbot ... my long struggle with Valentine's Day Eating for love from Lilia Dianderas ... Happy Valentine's Day February, 2007 by Carol Nelson ... remembering the roses A Luddite's lament by Dorothy O'Connor ... email: anal, awful, imposing, mostly unwanted An infinite space? by Len Dalton ... can you imagine, duplicates out there Let's have another cup o' coffee by Eleanor Jenkins ... memories of a special brew An invitation to comment on our writing by SilverStringers ... most of us write stories because we can't help ourselves Jim Driscoll with Dr. Ed Boyd: a dialogue by Ed Boyd ... a charter member reflects on ten years as a SilverStringer. Notable quotes by Carol Nelson ... what a funny dream Please stay tuned by Carol Nelson ... how soon we forget What do you clip? by Eleanor Jenkins ... going through a box of newspaper clippings and what I found. Infinite space? by Len Dalton ... cerebral calisthenics in space physics A blue bootie by Ed Boyd ... the emergency room doctor said fracture. Drawing as the path to writing by Ed Boyd ... following the path from drawing will lead to writing Browsing Ed Boyd This is about wandering through Harvard Square in deep thought. Punishment by Ed Boyd ... a story about Henry taking candy from Sister's jar. Puishment Ed Boyd This is a memory of being in the 4th grade and Henry was put in the corner for taking candy from Sister's jar. Punishment Ed Boyd This is a recollection about punishment when a 4th grader. A different trip on the Auto Train by Ann Robbins Talbot ... a sequel to a Mirror article in the May, 2006 edition Life has a way by Dorothy O'Connor ... and now the laugh is on us A glorious transition to Spring by Ann Robbins Talbot ... an annual lift to our spirits Memories by Frank Callahan Does any one know how to "upper"? ejenkins I remember a Holiday tradition that my brother always seemed to enjoy in our neighborhood of Fishtown in the city of neighborhoods, Philadelphia. Bunnies, chickies, chocolate eggs just don't make it by Ann Robbins Talbot ... why Easter is special to me Progress -- Making room for more Melrosians from the SilverStringers Why am I getting so much mail? by Ann Robbins Talbot ... suddenly the volume of my incoming mail has doubled 'Why don't you believe me?' by Russ Priestley ... some reasons why you should I'm not a Republican Margery Carter Good love gone bad by Carol Nelson ... sob... sob... Neighbors, relatives rally from Jim Driscoll ... Love and support in the holiday season The Christmas that almost wasn't by John Averell ... after a long summer Remembering Christmas, 2005 by Natalie Thomson ... seven decades makes a difference Holidays: You can't go back ... Thoughts from Stringer Shirley Rabb ... Are times really changing? We agreed, get small stuff ... from Don Norris, SilverStringer ... the cost of Christmas was out of sight Grizzly bear by Frank O'Callahan Voices from the past by Ed Boyd ... the voice I knew was Jim Blake, voices are everlasting Bye, bye birdie Arnold Koch ... at least we don't have to worry about the Bruins, Celtics or Red Sox Halloween -- a good time to meet neighbors Eleanor Jenkins ... but it's just not the same
Mother and Hallowe'en by Marion Celani Gianino ... Humorous stories about my mother. Century oak tumbles from the SilverStringer phototeam Our two ducklings and F.D.R. by Marion Celani Gianino ... accidentally stepped on one of little Pinky's legs, crushing it severely Seventy Septembers by Ann Robbins Talbot ... I have seen seventy Septembers, but... Return to Revere Beach by Carol Nelson ... the joy of being young I Love Snow by Jackie Wattenberg ... A fantasy world for leprechauns and small creatures ... we dreamed of a White Easter The passing parade on the Parkway by Marie Salamanca ... I'm freezing - why aren't they? Wrong number on Mother's Day by Natalie Thomson ... who was it? Time marches on by Frank O'Callaghan ... or should I say gallops? Right or wrong? by John Averell ... how can I know? Who is my neighbor? by John Averell ... helping the needy Gettin' older? Collectin' more 'stuff'? by Don Norris Christmas wasn't Christmas by Kay McCarte ...without a little extra Best Christmas? Uncle Carl's saddle gun by Don Norris ... flying backwards, flat on my backside ... Construction time: Two grand for "Expressions" From the Photo Team ... if they'd only pay us our worth ... Library gets new flagpole from the SilverStringers ... Pembroke people respond to mayor's hint... Let's have a few words by Russ Priestley ... with many meanings Quilting is my hobby from Jane Richardson Bond ... even husbands can get involved Oh brother! by Jerry Norton ... recollections of a scamp A quilting bee to remember by Marie Salamanca ... warm hands and hearts at work in Melrose Joe Smith winner Boston Athletic Association 1941 from Isabel Smith ... and Yonkers NY Marathon National Championship Memorial Day by Jerry Norton ... personal memories Flying again by Marie Moreland ... short flying experiences. The swan by John Averell ... a walk in Woods Hole It finally came to me by Bob Ross ... wondered what happened Ashes to ashes by Jerry Norton ... and dust in the air Sister Isabel Goineau - Memories of Beebe Estate from Sister Isabel Goineau, S.H.C.J ... Mrs. Beebe was a very kind lady Taking the cure by Ed Boyd ... score one for John Escape by Ed Boyd ... well-fed cat Presidents' day party by Ella Letterie ... a patriotic blast What would the world be without music by Hattie Hoit Richardson ... an essay by my grandmother, submitted by John Averell Fonetic spelling by Russ Priestley ... that's rite, fonetic spelling Discovering America -- in Melrose, Massachusetts by Eleanor Jenkins ... finds Stringers' story in Philadelphia Inquirer Doodle-without-thought by Shirley by Natalie Thomson ... what do you see in these pictures? What do you do when your car goes to the shop? by Bob Ross ... a good question Yikes, it's a bulldog by Kay McCarte Adjusting to algid weather by Bob Ross ... its really cold out there! What's in? A name by Russ Priestley ... don't call me late for breakfast A new generation of drivers Bob Ross ... no consideration for others Kielbasi for the holidays by Natalie Thomson ... Easter and Christmas Resolution - for 2005 Kay McCarte ... Let's see if I keep it New Years resolutions by Shirley Rabb ... it's that time again My MRI by Bob Ross ... Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - you can't move Dad-gum it, I ain't THAT old ... by Don Norris ... it's downright uncomfortable ...
Resolutions 2004 Bob Ross ... If we could only keep them. Yikes! It's a fly! from Stringer Don Norris Neighbors lend a helping hand from Don Norris ... insight on Melrose folks, at Christmas My wife's operation, November, 2003 by Bob Ross ... what a surprise Geologist needs help in Melrose from Jim Moore, geologist ... hangover from Ice Age The doctor knows best -- or does he? Marie Salamanca ... Uncle Clement didn't always follow his doctor's orders More than I need to know by Russ Priestley ... thanks to computers The Odors of October Marie Salamanca ... homemade wine, vinegar and tomato sauce Beginnings Steve Johnson ... from Melrose to Malden and back Lennie's-On-The-Turnpike by Steve Johnson ... a place to remember and Woody Herman honked Melrose in early spring by David Moreland ... with a winter hangover Autumn in New England Kay McCarte It's not your usual RMV by Roseanne Greene ... Miracles of miracles, you wouldn't believe! Out of the past by Marjorie Burgess ... a gentle form of insanity On Top Of Things by Natalie Thomson ... weekly Wednesday meeting Problems We Face As We Age by Marjorie Burgess ... trials and tribulations of celebrating too many birthdays. How I Became An Equestrian Russ Priestley ...it went with the territory. Looking Forward to Spring by Bill Jodrey ... balmy days of spring suggest a change in our lives Conversation Overheard at the End of an Editorial Meeting Virginia Hanley ... A senior moment A Lost Soul or to be old Marjorie Burgess ... a senior moment Human Spirits Bill Jodrey ... the circle must be closed What Are Human Beings? Bill Jodrey ... the promise of a distant future The Wanderer Bill Jodrey ... hope springs eternal Rocks of Life Bob Ross ... Small things dont count! Bookends Marjorie Burgess ... after forty-five years, no communication ... Reminiscences by Bill Jodrey ... a stray thought when the moon was full Wonderful People Faith Renshaw ... Musings on kind actions My Meandering Thoughts Marjorie Burgess ... a moment of stream-of-consciousness thinking Another Productive Year Ending Bob Ross ... Lots of hard work, but worth it. Once a mother? Leonard Peterson ... A thin slice of life, a 90 year-old mom How to avoid Red Sox disappointment Russ Priestley ... Here is the solution... Halloween in the country by Bob Ross ... City folks miss a lot This Memory is a Keeper Virginia Hanley ... sharing a brief moment at the shopping center A Lot of Hot Air Bill Jodrey ... seven blowouts in 20 miles Words Russ Priestley ... some mental gymnastics The Mystery of Spelling Marjorie Burgess ... complicated by pronunciation The Saga of "Sweet Thing" Mary MacDougall ... Fond Remembrances Of A Blue Jay Phillips Chicken House Ella Letterie ... The art of buying chickens 60 years ago Memories Are Wonderful Things Bob Ross ... How things change as we get older The Cap Russ Priestley ... Thus was born the cap with visor. A Musing Russ Priestley ...Clearing some thoughts in my mind
3:00 A.M. Thoughts, Part III Virginia Hanley ... more thoughts that rose to the surface of my mind in the middle of the night Bread - The Staff of Life Marjorie Burgess ... and the taste of it was like wafers made of honey Food for Deep Thought Marjorie Burgess ... which is stronger, love or hate? A Fragment of My Life Marjorie Burgess ... a successful day BE a Pro, NOT an Anti Len Dalton ... We can't all be a total loss! Brighten up. Life is good. Searching for a Name Russ Priestley ... meandering through the telephone directory Thoughts Bill Jodrey ... Philosophical Musings What Do I Dream of When I Daydream? by Bill Jodrey ... wistful, hopeful musings More 3 A.M. Thoughts by Virginia Hanley How often have your heard ... by Jackie Wattenberg ...Words and Phrases whose Sincerity Might be Questioned.
The Insect by Marjorie Burgess ... Influenced by the reading of Virginia Woolf's essay, The Death of a Moth A Thought on Music By Len Dalton ... developing a second gift ...
3 A.M. Thoughts by Virginia Hanley ... Questions and thoughts that rise to the surface of your brain in the dark hours of the night Health Trends Nick DiLoreto ...it has been predicted that by the year 2000, the health industry will reach two trillion dollars. The "Ayes" Have It Faith Renshaw JFK and the Republican Mayor Donald R. Norris The Lord Is My Shepherd .... Roseanne Greene Hello, 911? .... Marjorie Burgess ... an encounter with the fuzz... Food for Thought Jackie Wattenberg ... and a month's supply of sugar! Eternity in a Capsule Bill Jodrey "... and one by one, in seven steps, beings were created..." Naming a Child Russell Priestley ... a snapshot of parenthood.
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