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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- August 4, 2006

The Mirror Photo Team was up at dawn to watch the sunrise from the Mount Hood Tower. The view to the east includes Trimount Quarry, the historic towns of Revere and Winthrop, the outer Boston Harbor, and, in the far distance the Blue Hills of the South Shore.

Photo by Louise Fennell.


Publisher for this issue is Russ Priestley

A baseball story
by Jerry Norton
... and a grand old man

August... awesome/awful
by Russ Priestley
... some of each

My adventures on the purple bed
by Dororthy O'Connor
... satellite surgical op was in Waltham

Bell tolls
by Freeman Frank
... in four parts, we re-visit the '50s and '60s

Man with a message
by Carol Nelson
... the prophet of technology ... the metaphysician of media ... the patriarch of media criticism

Golfers are a strange breed ...
by Jim Tierney
... but I think I envy them

On the road
by Shirley Rabb
... from Melrose to Montana and back

Volunteers cited at special luncheon
from Jack Beckley, executive director, Melrose Council on Aging
... "The city would be mighty poor without them"

Ancient history: Red Raiders, 1948
from local archives

Wandering toolbar, Word not-so-perfect
from the Stringer mailbox

Canine capers by Casa - August 2006
by Casa
... just the beginning

Moving to a small space
by Carol Nelson
... hopefully helpful hints

Our readers keep writing ...
from the SilverStringers
... perhaps we should put THEM on the payroll ...

Oh say, can you see?
by Russ Priestley

On buying a new digital camera
from Eleanor Jenkins and Don Norris
... so many to choose from, but so easy to use

Stringer goes ballooning in Vermont
Photo by Editor Louise Fennell
... our second "photo of the month"

Local events for August
By Jim Driscoll
... Some activities in Melrose

August update. Looking Ahead
by Jack Beckley, executive director, Council on Aging
... FEMA is still available



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