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  commentary on 
  the October issue

By four interested readers

Editors' note: Jerry Norton is a native of Melrose, MHS Class of 1942, now living in Washington. Jack Driscoll is member of MHS Class of 1977 and lives in Connecticut. Jean Gorman is a long-time Melrose activist. Anthony Laurano is SilverStringer Ella Letterie's brother.

Hi:

Just finished reading this month's Mirror and enjoyed it all.

Your review of the Panama Canal story was of special interest. During my navy years I had occasion to transit it several times. The engineering genius involved in its construction was always a source of wonderment to me (not to mention the toil and sweat).

The article on the Roosevelt school by Ella Letterie brought back memories. Kathleen and I drove by the new Roosevelt school before leaving the Boston area last month. While it doesn't look much like the school I remembered, it still evoked nostalgia.

Keep up the good work.

Jerry Norton


To the Mirror Editors:

I enjoyed reading the review of the "Pathway Between The Seas" book. You were able to summarize the 600 plus pages in a few paragraphs! I know that Theodore Roosevelt considered his hand in the Panama Canal to be his greatest achievement as President. This is from a man who had a lot of success - including a Nobel Peace prize!
Closing in on its 100 year birthday, the Panama Canal remains one the world's greatest works.

Jack Driscoll


Hi Jim:

Loved the last edition of the Melrose Mirror. I downloaded the article about State Rep Mike Festa and posted it at his campaign headquarters.  I am always amazed at the quality of the articles - you've got some great people working there.

Jean Gorman


Dear Melrose Stringers:

Please tell Ashley Letterie that I enjoyed reading her reflections on the horror of 9-11 with great interest. For a fifth grader she has remarkable insights. She writes well - she probably takes after her grandmother, my sister. I'm very proud of her.     

Anthony J. Laurano

November 1, 2002


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