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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- May 7, 2004


Richard Olsen Melrose Fireman for over 40 years (Actually 40 yrs 10 mo), assigned to Ladder #1, Main Fire Station Headquarters, was chosen as the Melrose VFW Post 18, District 18 and State recipient of the State VFW Firefighter Award. He will receive the award at the upcoming VFW State Convention in June.
Publisher for the May 7, 2004 issue is SilverStringer Bob Ross


Melrose Fireman of year 2004
 ... not that many fires now
by Bob Ross

Flying again
 ... short flying experiences.
by Marie Moreland

Memorial Day
 ... personal memories
by Jerry Norton

The Bush league
 ... have you had it?
by Russ Priestley

My wife's operation, November, 2003
 ... what a surprise
by Bob Ross

A quilting bee to remember
 ... warm hands and hearts at work in Melrose
by Marie Salamanca

Taking the cure
 ... score one for John
by Ed Boyd

Ellen Goodman visits
 ... tongue-tied in Riverside
by Jerry Norton

The romance of steel
... shipbuilding at Quincy
by David Moreland

A report on a recent Democratic Party Caucus
 ... a slice of democracy in action
by Irving Smolens

Trucks everywhere
 ... on our trip
by Shirley Rabb

Joe Smith winner Boston Athletic Association 1941
 ... and Yonkers NY Marathon National Championship
from Isabel Smith

Computer Tip5/04:
 Disable COLOR printing - Bookmark  a site

 ... save yourself some dollars
 by Bob Ross

Looking Ahead May 2004
Marks Arthritis Awareness Month

 ... lists updates, new programs, latest activities
by Jack Beckley, executive director, Melrose COA



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