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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- December 2, 2005

Regardless of individual religions, December seems to be a time for reflection on our basic values. As humans, we should be able to excel and rise above the other animals -- but realistically we have yet to overcome many of our differences. And so we SilverStringers, publishers of the good times Melrose Mirror, wish all peoples of the world a more peaceful, joyous, healthful, understanding and fulfilling holiday. Good luck, World. For names of those Stringers currently active in this joyous monthly publication, click on our montage).


Publisher for this issue is Louise Fennell

Remembering a great building
Ann Robbins Talbot
... the old building was a backdrop for memories

Canine capers by Casa: Chapter 1
by Casa
... my new life has begun

Holiday happening
by Natalie Thomson
... it's a miracle!

Couple of light recipes for the holidays
from Kay McCarte and Ella Letterie
... Traditional cranberry salad and a delightful Italian favorite

The dog got me
Bob Ross
 ... exercising isn't always fun

To build a bridge
by Jerry Norton
... it takes a village

Bussed back to Boston
by Carol Nelson
... "East is east and west is San Francisco." O. Henry

Clovis anyone?
by Len Dalton
... new findings on the history of the human presence in North America

Voices from the past
by Ed Boyd
... the voice I knew was Jim Blake, voices are everlasting

Our two ducklings and F.D.R.
by Marion Celani Gianino
... accidentally stepped on one of little Pinky's legs, crushing it severely

Living in a world of darkness
by Russ Priestley
... count your blessings

Rebate problems for PC stuff
by Bob Ross
... don't get scammed

Letters, letters, letters ... the Mirror reflects
from the SilverStringers
... Whimsy, wonderment, and a few pats on the back

MSO opens season
by Jackie Wattenberg
... with stunning concert

Cross the summit, around Towners Pond
by SilverStringer Don Norris
... gone hiking, climbing cliffs, through the forest ...

The pictures worth a thousand words
from the SilverStringers themselves
... counting noses, identifying faces:

Silver Legislature Report - November 17, 2005
from Anne MacGillivray
... Anne MacGillivray honored by state legislature

War on Christmas
by Anne MacGillivray
... partaking in this ridiculous, stupid war

Holiday planning and the latest from Social Security
by Jack Beckley, executive director, Council on Aging
... Looking Ahead for December, 2005



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