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... MHS '37 grad finds his home town in the Mirror.

To the Editors

Subject:    Info from AARP Bulletin
Date:        Sat, 28 Mar 1998 17:04:17 -0500
From:        Paul Hupper
To:        melrose@media.mit.edu

Having been born in the fair city of Melrose, Mass. over 78 years ago,I was pleased and pleasantly surprised to see Melrose mentionedin theAARP Bulletin which, by the way, was received in today's mail.  

I spent my first 45 to 50 years in Melrose living on Grove Street when Friend's bakery was on the corner of Grove & Main Sts. Over the years, I saw many changes take place in Melrose mostly for the good. City Hall had a tall clock tower and also the fire station, as I recall, had a small tower on it as well.  

I know where the Milano Center is on Wyoming Avenue and have many fond memories of my birthplace. When I was a freshman in high school, our family moved to Beverly Street where my folks spent about 50 years. I graduated from the old Washington School at Lebanon & Lynde Sts., the last class to complete 8 years at the same school and graduated in 1933. Also, our class was the first to complete the entire 4 years in, what was then the New Melrose High School! and graduated in 1937.

Hope that you were not bored with the above, but wanted to let you know how happy I was to see something about Melrose.

Thanks for listening!!

Paul A. Hupper  
1450 Gene Street
Winter Park, FL 32789-4841

E-mail: cardinal@magicnet.net

Editor's note: Paul and the editors of the Mirror continued their correspondence, and at latest count, Paul has supplied some 40 pages of memories of his years in Melrose. Those notes are in the editing process now, and we plan to begin a series based on Paul's story in the near future.

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