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by Sister Evelyn McCarte

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by Gene Holman

World War II
  Vets Receive
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by Herbert Gray

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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- January 4, 2002

TIME CAPSULE? This postcard, supplied by Bill McSween, shows what a busy place Melrose was a hundred years ago. Sum total of all traffic on Main was two bicycles, three horse-drawn wagons, another horse-drawn vehicle called a trolley (you'll need a magnifying glass to spot it) a couple of pedestrians and one lone motorcar. For the full story, see the top article below entitled appropriately, "Downtown and a hundred years ago."


Downtown and a hundred years ago
from Bill McSween and others
 ... Old photos resurrect memories of a less-complicated time

Sadness, vulnerability and anger linger
by Brigid Alverson
 ... Reprinted from the Melrose Free Press dated 12/27/01

The Melrose Christmas dinner tradition continues
by Irving Smolens
 ... A meaningful gesture by the Jewish community

Polymnia Choral Society at Christmas
Natalie Thomson
 ... a feast of carols

Aunt Tessie passes on
by David Feldman
 ... the wind blows in --

The long-awaited journey  (Part three) 
by Russ Priestley
 ... more of Canada's splendor 

Work
Len Dalton
 ... how I made a living

The unforgettable canoe trip
by Jeanne Maure
 ... marriages are tested in many ways

My cat ran away from home
by Bernadette Mahoney
 ... I thought I had lost him forever

Looking Ahead -- January 2002
by Jack Beckley, executive director, Melrose COA
 ... the electronic version ...

Vignettes of World War II
By Jim Driscoll
 ... Humorous side of U.S. Navy service

Celebrate the 20th century
by Russ Berg
 ... in literature



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Short Features
Mayor Rob Dolan presented the MHS Lady Red Raiders basketball team with a special street sign -- and there's a move afoot to change the name of plain old Main Street --- to "Lady Red Raider Dynasty Drive". If so, the Mirror heartily endorses the mayor's brilliant idea, for the team has captured the Middlesex League eight years in a row.

Wishes
 for Christmas

by Sister Evelyn McCarte

Today is The day
by Gene Holman

World War II
  Vets Receive
  MHS Diplomas

by Herbert Gray

Lauds Canadian
 Travelogue

by Elie  Bourque

Illustrations
  in Polish???

by the SilverStringers



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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- January 4, 2002

INNER SANCTUM: The SilverStringers made a raid on MIT's Media Lab in Cambridge two weeks ago, making off with three "new" computers with matching monitors. Mirror editors Jim Driscoll and Don Norris met with magician/technicians Jon Ferguson, Will Gleaney and Peter Pflanz -- the team that keeps the Media Lab network operating -- to arrange for the transfer of the modified computers. Such visits are "awe-inspiring", Norris said. "That place is fascinating, the faculty and students are in some other world -- yet they seem to value our down-to-earth contribution," Driscoll commented. Now in the twelfth year of publication, the Melrose Mirror survives on its support from both the Media Lab and the Council on Aging in Melrose.

Photo by Don Norris


Publisher for this issue is Louise Fennell

Downtown and a hundred years ago
from Bill McSween and others
 ... Old photos resurrect memories of a less-complicated time

Sadness, vulnerability and anger linger
by Brigid Alverson
 ... Reprinted from the Melrose Free Press dated 12/27/01

The Melrose Christmas dinner tradition continues
by Irving Smolens
 ... A meaningful gesture by the Jewish community

Polymnia Choral Society at Christmas
Natalie Thomson
 ... a feast of carols

Aunt Tessie passes on
by David Feldman
 ... the wind blows in --

The long-awaited journey  (Part three) 
by Russ Priestley
 ... more of Canada's splendor 

Work
Len Dalton
 ... how I made a living

The unforgettable canoe trip
by Jeanne Maure
 ... marriages are tested in many ways

My cat ran away from home
by Bernadette Mahoney
 ... I thought I had lost him forever

Looking Ahead -- January 2002
by Jack Beckley, executive director, Melrose COA
 ... the electronic version ...

Vignettes of World War II
By Jim Driscoll
 ... Humorous side of U.S. Navy service

Celebrate the 20th century
by Russ Berg
 ... in literature



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Kangaroo Troop
Kangaroo Troop by Marjorie Burgess, the Melrose Mirror theme song.
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Copyright Melrose Mirror 2001