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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- July 1, 2005

What's the world coming to? Take a bunch of local athletes who'd rather be playing baseball in the 1890s. No gloves, a funky ball, rudimentary rules of the game. Then add a bright 75-year-old lady-writer who probably has never, in her whole life, been to a baseball game -- and tell her to cover the game for The Mirror. The resulting story is hilarious as well as informative -- and is our lead story for this July issue. We think you, our readers, will be entertained with this new project. Antique baseball yet.

Photo by Shirley Rabb


Publisher for this issue is Ella Letterie

The Melrose Pondfeilders
by Natalie Thomson - Photos by Shirley Rabb
... today's vintage base ball club

Turpeinen returns with new research project
by Don Norris
... Stringers sign up again.

And then there was one
by Jim Driscoll
... a tour of the last LST (Landing Ship Tank) afloat

Fifty years ago: The Melrose High School Class of 1955
by Steve Johnson
... Johnny's Frantic Atlantic

The animal kingdom of Melrose
by Shirley Rabb
... alive to the eye and mind

Dirty words
by Carol Nelson
... keep a word or two in reserve for a special occasion

New Zealand and Australia by Elderhostel
by Donald F. Morrison
... former Melrose couple on seventh in adventure series

West Point Graduation Class of 2005
by Irving Smolens
... Impact of internet & e-mail in our world today

The passing parade on the Parkway
by Marie Salamanca
... I'm freezing - why aren't they?

Teen-ager of the future
by Russ Priestley
... a unique sneak peek

Geraldine Farrar
by George Nelson Torrey
... Melrose's own superstar of opera and film

A rite of passage
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... ballroom dancing lessons - first venture into the "dating scene".

Margery takes dancing lessons
by Margery Carter
... not her favorite thing

Where are we headed?
by Jackie Wattenberg
... Are we really seduced by war?

Help for Firewall and Thumb Drive
by Bob Ross
... turn off Windows Firewall use Zonealarm - Thumb drive folders

Senior Center Volunteers
by Natalie Thomson
... appreciation luncheon

Computer Tips July05
Customizing the Links Bar

by Bob Ross
... no searching for frequently used sites

Summer activities abound in Melrose
by Jack Beckley, executive director, Melrose COA
... "Looking Ahead" asks, "Where's the beef?"



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