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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- January 3, 2006

A blanket of white, the purity of the first snowstorm, arrived in early December and Stringer Shirley Rabb spent a quiet morning capturing its essence with friends Donna Campbell and Casa, the canine journalist. Shirley's essay is below.

Publisher for this issue is Ella Letterie

From the Homefront
By Marie Salamanca
... Thanks to the women knitting and sewing for the troops

The first snow -- a pristine blanket of white
Photos by Stringer Shirley Rabb
... A December storm coats New England in beauty

Cruisin' the Mediterranean
by Jim Tierney
... see the Pyramids along the Nile

Canine capers
by Casa as told to Shirley Rabb
... my outstanding exercise routine

The Senior Center celebrates
by Shirley Rabb
... a good time was had by all

I was a Grandmother
by Natalie Thomson
... for one week

New id card
by Bob Ross
... will be permanent someday

The making of a time capsule
By Jim Driscoll
... What will our descendants think?

The Red Hatters go to the manor
Shirley Rabb
... in a very medieval way

Jerry Norton
... I wasn't dreaming

Margery goes to Girl Scout camp
Margery Carter
... mail and presents were too much

My New Cousin
Steve Johnson
... She was an early Christmas present...

carol nelson
...A spoon full of sugar

Guest participation on a radio talk show
by Irving Smolens
... Describing the Battle of the Heurtgen Forest

Computer Tips 01/06 -- Google maps phone numbers
From Bob Ross
 ... most unpublished/unlisted numbers excluded in the Google directory.

Tufts' Medicare Preferred to speak at Milano
from Jack Beckley, director, Melrose Council on Aging
... Weight management, Banking, Grandparenting ...


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