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Features 2001



Christmas Lights
by Ella Letterie
... We had a Good Time

Savingsbondwizard
BobRoss
...ManagingU.S.Savings(EE)Bonds

WorldWarII
VetsReceive
MHSDiplomas

byHerbertGray

Misfit
byO'Callaghan
...Myfeetwerekillingme!

25YearPerspective--TalesofCouminole
BySusanDeColaines
...OneofaseriesonlivinginIreland

FourthAnnual
SeniorPasta
Luncheon

Rep.MikeFesta

ChildSmuggling-wheretheirfateleadsthem
bySarahAlam,Pakistan.
...Dubai-thecityofgoldalsohasadarksidetoit.

MelroseCommunityChristmasDinner
byIrvingSmolens
...GesturebyTempleBethShalombecomesanannualtradition

RemembertheoldFordplant?Istayedtotheend.
byBernadetteMahoney
...thethirdwomantoholdajobattheSomervilleplant

Thelong-awaitedjourney(Parttwo)
byRussPriestley
...wehittherails

My1958TriumphTR3SportsCar
byJackBeckley
...AgiftI'llneverforget

LooseChippingsortheBlessedCountryRoad
ByBillSwanson(SusanDeColaines'husband)
...Part2ofa25-YearPerspective--ContinuingTalesofCouminole

Christmaslights
byAshleyLetterie
...Awonderfulevening

GrowingupwithfourJohnnysandtwoSantas
JackDriscoll
...OutoftheblurofChristmasDaycametwolessonsinthetruemeaning

NoneSoBlind
byJohnAverell
...Interviewwithanunsightedsinger

TheTVeffect
onsports

byRussPriestley
...fivesecondsoffame

Mycardiditsownthing
byBillJodrey
...well,ifitdoesn'tworkthisway,trysomethingelse!

Mydriver'slicensetest
NatalieThomson
...andfirstaccident

TheOldGrayMare
byJohnAverell
...myfamily'sfirstcar

Thelong-awaitedjourney(Partone)
byRussPriestley
...lifeisnotover'tilit'sover

MelroseHighSchoolbeautificationasuccess
byJimDriscoll
...Volunteersbrightenuplobbyandentrancearea

TrainenthusiastschugalonginMelrose
byJonathanKranz
...'boomersbedazzledbytoysfromapreviousage

LordoftheManor
byJohnAverell
...anIrishsaga

Longodds
byIrvingSmolens
...Themagicoftheinternet

Morecloseups
ofEnnisin
CountyClare

byDonNorris

MayzieDalton,alife
LenDalton
...Aremarkablelady.

Theperfectcribbagehand
byFrancesBertulli

Afamily'sflagisareminder
byHectorFrench
...sincethemid-1600s,theFrenchfamilyhaveservedtheircountry

Balloons
LenDalton
...beingaNavyAerographer

Leavinghome,1949
byLenDalton
...Firsttimeawayfromhomewithtravel, changeandadventure!

WyomingCemetery
byNatalieThomson
...naturemarkstime

Provincialisms
byRussPriestley
...Regionalpronounciations

Blastoff!
JohnAverell
...Launchingrocketsatschool

BabelFishTranslation
JackStouffs
...Atranslationprogramputtothetest

Learningchaircaning
byFrancesBertulli
...Youmusthavepatience

Frances'flowerbed
byFrancesBertulli
...Allthehardworkofthegirlspaidoff.

Inperfectorder
byO'Callaghan

ChocoSuisse
byNadiaStouffs
...theSilverStringers'secondforeigncorrespondent

SwissChocolate
byJackStouffs
...thefirstforeigncorrespondenttranslatesforthesecondforeigncorrespondent

WorkingwithMotherNature
byFrancesBertulli
...familyworkingtogetherwithMotherNature.

CareerJournalistSylviaWeissGlynndies
bytheSilverStringers
...partofselectgrouptoestablishafreepressinGermany

Howgardeningbecamemyhobby
byBarbaraChandler
...Theloveofflowersbeganatagefour

Sixtyyearsago,MariewasflyingaPiperCub
byMarieMoreland
...herhobbywasputonholdduringthewar

AKing'sRansom--circa1991
bySusanDeColaines
...Betweenfaultytelephones,darkpubsandamangydog--wegetthemessage

Printcartridge
refillscanreally
savemoney

byBobRoss

Finerpointsofbaking
byO'Callaghan
...Well,Itried

TheWallatEllisIsland-atributetoimmigrants
byBobRoss
...havepatienceandcorrectnamesbeforeaccessingnewdatabase!

FollowingJohn
byAbbyShields
...Howfreedomisreallyearned

JointheSilverStringergoldrush
byJackDriscoll
...abilitytolaughisaprerequisite

Mydayincourt
byNatalieThomson
...notquite

It'smyhobbytoo
byRussPriestley
...inanswertotheeditors'request

Ithoughttheywereallgone
byJohnAverell
...CollectingShakerBooks

AvoidZermatt
inApril!

byJackStouffs,
foreigncorrespondent

Internetencounterofthebestkind
byIrvingSmolens
...ArmybeatsNavy-thistime

It'sthevolunteersthatmakethedifference
byJackBeckley
...AppreciationluncheonheldatMilanoCenter

Myhobbyisfishing
byDavidMoreland
...Freshandsaltwaterfishing-bothflyandbait

Forsythia--theperpetualharbingerofspring
byNatalieThomson
...thetotalpicturepresentingabreakingsurfofsunshine.

AmazingLuxembourgencounter
byIrvingSmolens
... ChancemeetingofastudentandaVietnamveteran

ArthurBourgoin
byO'Callaghan
...Ibumpedintohim,andthatwasourintroduction...

Sleepingaround.Vol.3
byRussPriestley
...upstagingGeorgeWashington

WritingfortheMelroseMirrorisalsogreatfun
byHedyKodish
...Asonegetsolder,hobbieshaveaspecialsparkle

StateHouserallyforEqualChoice
byRepresentativeMikeFesta
...Over100senioradvocatesand20lawmakersmeet...

EqualChoiceBill
ByRep.MikeFesta
... seniorsrallyforalternativesinthesettingfortheircare

TheNineteenthofApril
byHectorFrench
... oftheOldNorthBridge,acoin,ClarenceDeMarandafamilyre-enactment

Stringers'IrishProjectawhirlwindofsuccess
bytheSilverStringers
...eclecticaudiencetemptedwithStringers'software

"TheRascalsRockThroughTime"
byLaurieFrank,Director
... lightthelights!

EnthusiasticgreetingsfromEnnis
bytheEditors
...Editors'visitswellreceived

AnActofAlliteration
byNatalieThomson
...myhobby

ATopMilitarySiteAward
BobRoss
...Longhoursandhardworkpayoff

LookingAhead"Crew"
JackBeckley
...ourthankstoaworkingteam

LookingbackonMelroseHighSchool
byBarbaraChandler
...ManyfondmemoriesofMHS1945

RossClanFamilyTree
byBobRoss
...1,500+individuals,10,693recordsandmore

Hobbies-ornot
byKayMcCarte
...Ilovetoread

Odeandowed
tomymother

byBarbaraChandler

IfEnniscandoit,whynothere,inMelrose?
byStringerDonNorris
...TheEircomproject--andhowitcameabout

Mycuriositywaspiquedtotrymyhandatceramics...
byBillJodrey
...thegroundbegantotremble,andsodidI...

Sleepingaround.Vol.2
byRussPriestley
...upstagingGeorgeWashington

MoretalesofCouminole--inDingle
bySusanDeColaine
...abriefhistory(nottooconcernedwithfacts)

Apreciousmoment
byO'Callaghan

Writershumbledoverghoulishepitaphs
bytheSilverStringers
...sodon'tforgetoldwhatshisname...

StringerstosendfourambassadorstoIreland
bytheMelroseSilverStringers
...EircomandtheMediaLabplacefaithinseniorpublishers

PrescriptionAdvantagePlan
byRepresentativeMikeFesta
...NewPrescriptionDrugprogramforseniorseffectiveApril1,2001.

Theevidenceisthere--alifetimeofcollecting'stuff'
byDonNorris
...Speed,floppies,rifles,skisandapairofFrenchshoes

Snow--youloveitorhateit
BobRoss
...it'slotsofwork

Melrose couple discovers the magic of Ireland
by Susan DeColaines
"... we drove by it, thinking we could never afford it"

PancakeBreakfast
ByJohnCerretani
...OnegreatFundRaiser

Myfirst22rifle
BobRoss
...weallfeltbad.

MorrisWattenberg-aremembrance
BytheSilverStringers
...Atalentedwriter,poetandgentleman

AladfromNorthSomewheregetsintrouble
byDavidMoreland
...sincewecannotagreeonanything,wedisagreeoneverything

RedSoxmania-afamilyaffair
byHectorFrench
...Wecouldn'twait"tillnextyear".

Sleepingaround,Vol.1
byRussPriestley
...upstagingGeorgeWashington

Itwallowed,swayed,gurgledbutwentforever!
byDonNorris
...favoritecarwasahomeawayfromhome,abikecarrier--andUGLY!

GoneFishin'
byO'Callaghan
...ayoungsterwithatrout,amanwithatale.

WereallyhadanEarthquake?
bySallyRyan
..."Hitthemetalbeforethebridgecroaks!"

Prejudice--andwalkingoneggshells
byO'Callaghan
...criticismisoftenmistakenforprejudice,perhapsviceversa

AnewwebsiteissetupinWashington,DC

ResultsfromWhiteHouseConferenceon"technologiesforsuccessfulaging"

MCMXXXIV-XXXV
byNatalieThomson
...firstgrade-firstblunder

Asixpencefound,andafortunelost
byO'Callaghan
...Walkingonair,Ipaidthepennyfareforeachofus

Talkabout
UGLEEgifts!!!

byEllaLetterie

Teacher,jazzpianist,trackstar,etc.
byRussPriestley
...somepeopleexcel,thenthere'stherestofus

BunchingupValentine'sDaymemories
byHectorFrench
...anddancingthestarrynightsaway.

"Youcan'twalkonmysideofthestreet."
byBernadetteMahoney
...Growingup,FranandIthoughtwewereprettylucky

Whyprejudice?Ashort,sadstory
byHedyKodish
...theCatholicgirlandtheJewishboy...

MeetMelrose!OurveryownSeniorLadiesSewingGroup
byDonNorris
...here'sagroupthatsurvivesandprospersonitsownenthusiasm!

Prejudiceisheretostay
byJimDriscoll
...Certaintypesjustcan'tchange

YourEnglishLanguage,Part2
byRussPriestley
...inanswertoherprayers.

Lookingback,whenawholepizzawasabuck
bytheSilverStringers
...Purenostalgia:FiftyyearsagowhentheLeaningTowerwasthePrinceofPizza

IAMprejudiced!AndWEaretheenemy
byDonNorris
...Ispentseventyyearspolishingthisprejudice,andIamproud...

OURkind
byNatalieThomson
...I'mnotprejudiced,but...

Threebillspending
byRepresentativeMikeFesta
...HealthCare,ElderlyAbuseforSeniors,plusTuitionWaiver

MelroseandtheIndians
byHectorFrench
...fromtheearliestdaysofthecoloniesrelationswiththeIndiansweretense

Theworldreallyisgettingsmaller
JackDriscoll
...TheSilverstringermodelisgiveninternationalrecognition

StormyDays,PartII
byO'Callahan
...wheredowegofromhere?

HowIovercamemyprejudice
byVirginiaHanley
...openingmymindhelpedmetoopenmyheart...

MotherNature
BobRoss
...MotherNatureplaysnicetrickssometimes

Treasure
amongtrash

byEllaLetterie

Targetpractice101
byLenDalton
...Confusionatsea!


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