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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- August 5, 2005

A FAMILY AFFAIR: The whole family gets into the act with this revealing interview of Melrose's own Ben DiMattia. First off, the interview was done by Grandma Carol Nelson, noted writer for the SilverStringers. Second, Mother Laura DiMattia made this delightful digital photo. And third, it's Ben himself who, at age ten, suddenly becomes a star with precise plans for his future.

Photo by Laura DiMattia


Publisher for this issue is Kay McCarte

Interview with Ben DiMattia
by Carol Nelson
... life-long resident of Melrose

Stringers discover new activity, "geocaching"
by Don Norris
... take part in Finnish research project

Washington D. C. 2nd time around
by Jim Tierney
... "Freedom is not free"

9:29ers Banjo Club
by Shirley Rabb
... a rousing start to the holiday week-end

DNA Research for us all
by Leonard Dalton
... Genographic science has found our origins

What school did you went to?
by Russ Priestley

Creating film history
by George Nelson Torrey
... first woman motion picture director, producer and supervisor

My life as a fashion model
by Roseanne Greene
... a brief foray into the local modeling scene

My husband Philip was on LST 218
by Nancy Doherty
... Not exactly shipmates, but same war ...

Sax player, at 80, wants to join the band
Letters from Mirror fans
... commentary on and about the Stringers and their stories

Melrose Mirror celebrates its ninth year
by Jackie Wattenberg
... It's hard to believe

Return to Revere Beach
by Carol Nelson
... the joy of being young

It's the '40s, and a family is headed for The Beach
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... a day for family, food and fun

Our hurricane simply petered out ...
by Don Norris
... another misadventure with the Stringers' daring phototeam

Nantasket - by boat
by Kay McCarte
... was it worth all the effort?

An event off Nantucket Island
by Ella Letterie
... we still enjoyed the week

Subscriptions for Protecting, Learning your Computer
by Bob Ross
... time consuming but worth it

Computer Tips August 05
Print Screen key - how to use.

Bob Ross
... comes in handy sometimes

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



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