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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- November 4, 2005

NOSTALGIA: The date is October 23, 2005. The picture is the current condition of Melrose High School, ca1932, taken from the top of the football stands. On the top floor I can see the lab where Harold Poole taught chemistry, Dave Hoyle taught biology, and the classroom where Miss Amy Damon taught English. On the second floor I can make out the room where Miss Alice Heald taught French and Mr. Warren Nash introduced us to Russian. At the right is all that remains of Doc Clark's original gymnasium, and below that, the woodworking shop and classrooms of Coach Dave Gavin and Stan Battles. We have no story on the demise of the old building for this issue, but we do have several other linked photos showing the "progress" of demolition. Just click on the big picture.

Photo by Don Norris


Publisher for this issue is Jim Driscoll

More photos: Demolition in progress
from the SilverStringers
... Late October.

33rd Permanent Scholarship Fund breakfast
by Natalie Thomson
... Melrose Senior High scores again

Reader reply to St. Tropez story (Remembering WWII)
from the SilverStringers

Help! I'm climbing the walls
by Russ Priestley
... and I can't get down

Melrose Veterans Service Advisory Board
by Bob Ross
... a new service for all Veterans

Red Hat invasion
by Shirley Rabb
... age, what little importance

25th Victorian Fair -- in photos!
Photos by Don Norris and Ella Letterie
... Stringers capture flavor of 2005 celebration

Melrose's Marine Medal of Honor winner
Keith Millnes - Marine Corps Times
... a little known Medal of Honor recipient from Melrose. Reprinted here from the "Marine Corps Times"

Creating a collage
by Carol Nelson
... Past, present and future

Readers give Mirror thumbs up
from our precious readers
... New record -- 16 letters, and all positive

John and Mary remember
by Kay McCarte
... the hurricane of '38

Carnation
By Jerry Norton
... from contented cows

Snow White and me
by Carol Nelson
... "Some kinds of help are the kind of help we all can do without." "Free To Be You And Me"

Pay quarterly estimated taxes online
by Bob Ross
... it's fast and it's free

More tales from Winnisquam
Margery Carter
... who needs little brothers?

Mother and Hallowe'en
by Marion Celani Gianino
... Humorous stories about my mother.

Halloween -- a good time to meet neighbors
Eleanor Jenkins
... but it's just not the same

Wedding invitation to P. E. I.
from J. Tierney
... never again will I drive

Don't let the flu bug bite ...
by Jack Beckley, director, Melrose Council on Aging
... Looking Ahead for November, clinics are planned



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