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

SilverStringer Natalie Thomson walked out the front door of her Cochrane House home in October to discover a dozen pieces of super-heavy equipment had moved in. Grove Street had become one pretty long, narrow trench -- a condition would stay that way until the city's drain system got fixed. According to City Hall, the two year project of replacing old pipes is going to cure a lot of ills -- such as flooding throughout the valley. In the meantime, there are a lot of detours and traffic is backing up.

Photo by Natalie Thomson.


Publisher for this issue is Ella Letterie

The SilverStringers lost two of their own in October with the passing of Marie Moreland and Margery Carter. Both had taken a major part in the development of the Mirror, providing stories that were laden with special insights to our way of life in Melrose. Significant were Marie's series on learning to fly at the age of 18 -- in 1939 -- and Margery's running commentary on life as it was in the '20s and '30s. We will sorely miss them. Readers have access to their stories by going to "Who We Are" at the top left, clicking on their pictures, then scanning the list of their linked articles.


Fascination: Grove Street reconstruction
Photos and story by Natalie Thomson
... patterns, color, muscle, machines

Prayer for the brave
from Claire Ann Boyd

The Dalton Genealogical Society
by Leonard B. Dalton
... I find out who/what I am

"Epic Cures"
Review by Freeman Frank
... local writer has something to say

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

Canine capers by Casa-Nov. 2006
by Casa
...the continuing trip

A blue bootie
by Ed Boyd
... the emergency room doctor said fracture.

English, as a second language
by Russ Priestley
... the present-day invaders

Eastward ho!
by Jerry Norton
... clickity clack, echoing back

Traveling America from Boston to San Antonio
by Jim Tierney
... maybe we'll go to China next time

One world
by Carol Nelson
... Is your mission on earth finished?

Adventures in Macy's spaces
from Harold Dondis
... a beautiful lady is gone

History of Melrose's "Three Musketeers"
by Joanne Imbracsio
... international partying at the Levi Gould House

J'accuse
by Jerry Norton
... with apologies to Emile Zola

More insight on the sinking of the Indianapolis
from Dave Ramsey

Anne MacGillivray named to "Who's Who"
from the Editors of Empire Cambridge "Who's Who" Registry
... among our country's most accomplishd women

Thanksgiving dinner? -- take your choice
by Executive Director Jack Beckley, Council on Aging
... Looking Ahead for November, 2006



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