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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- October 1, 2004

THERE WAS A FAIR in Melrose in mid-September, as there has been for the past quarter century. Funny thing is, it grows and grows and yet it is limited to two blocks of Main Street. And each year it draws more and more entertainment groups like this little troupe of dancers, ready to do their stuff for an audience of about a thousand folks. The SilverStringers put four of their best photographers on the scene, and we present their work in four essays below.
Photo by Shirley Rabb.

Publishers for this issue are Kay McCarte and Don Norris.

Thousands pack downtown for Victorian Fair

Growing up in Melrose
by Paul A. Hupper
... of beginnings, endings, buildings, jobs and excursions 75 years ago

Frances Bertulli retires as COA coordinator
by Ella Letterie
... a great tribute

Two's company. Three's a crowd
by James Tierney
 ... how about 21?

Let's have a few words
by Russ Priestley
... with many meanings

Oh brother!
by Jerry Norton
 ... recollections of a scamp

In 1928, traffic problems loom heavy
from the SilverStringers
 ... postmortem of blossoming problems

Chelsea Clock
by Shirley Rabb
... made in America

Why the Ice Ages ?
by Len Dalton
 ... plate techtonics and wandering continents

London duty - NavEur FreqMgr & Computers
by Bob Ross
 ... duty in London enjoyed by all

Silver Haired Legislature Report
by Anne MacGillivray
... unexpected visitor

October is 'Immunization Month' in Melrose
by Jack Beckley, executive director, Melrose COA
... complete schedule listed in "Looking Ahead"

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