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Football in the forties
By Jim Driscoll

The game of substitutions
by Carol Nelson

Two slips, a pair of pants and sox -- for $11.43
by Don Norris

It's that time again -- be sure to save Sunday, Sept. 17, for the annual Victorian Fair, featuring some 200 booths and about the same number of youngsters providing an afternoon of ongoing entertainment. There's even a road race, and a parade for the little ones. The fair opens at 11:30 and runs to 5:00.


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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- September 1, 2006

On this fifth anniversary of 9/11, the Melrose Elks -- now celebrating their 100th year in our town -- received a gift of two American Flags, one marked with the names of all those who lost their lives in that tragedy, and a second inscribed with those emergency personnel who died trying to save others. Taking part in this recreation of the ceremony are, from the left, Marie Ryan, State past president and 53-year member of the Melrose Emblem Club; Ellie Chisholm, Exalted Ruler of Melrose Lodge of Elks, and Kay McCarte of the Melrose SilverStringers

Photo by Don Norris.

Publisher for this issue is Jim Driscoll

A fitting memorial
by Marie M. Ryan
... a centennial observance

Melrose battleground for bundled services
by Joe Sullivan
... Verizon's new FiOS system competition for Comcast

Other dangers
by Freeman Frank
... one farmboy's "take" on the American dream

"Community Choice" for aging seniors
from the SilverStringers
... New legislation: Avoiding "a home" as years slip by

A different trip on the Auto Train
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... a sequel to a Mirror article in the May, 2006 edition

by Ed Boyd
... a story about Henry taking candy from Sister's jar.

On the road
by Shirley Rabb
... continuing story of Melrose to Montana and back to Melrose

Roti, nectar of the gods
By Len Dalton
... old Indian recipe in Trinidad

Down to the sea
by Jerry Norton
... into troubled waters

This generation is raising a bunch of whimps
by Russ Priestley
... the losers are winning

Festival at General George S. Patton's Farm
by Irving Smolens
... a World War II D-Day veteran reflects on a soldier's legacy

Canine capers by Casa-September2006
by Casa
... the continuing trip

A few good philosophers
by Carol Nelson
... what some great men thought

Stringers find Childe Hassam's Acorn Street
from the SilverStringers
... recording history once and again

Photo of the month: Shirley's harbor scene
from the SilverStringers
... down and dirty in Gloucester's working waterfront

MBTA passes at Milano Center Sept. 27
Jack Beckley, executive director, Melrose Council on Aging
... plus latest scoop on health matters


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