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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- June 1, 2007

Lieutenant Colonel James E. Milano, who served four long years in the South Pacific theater during World War II, gave the keynote speech at the annual Memorial Day celebration in Melrose. Without benefit of notes or transcript, the 97-year-old former mayor spoke of vigilance and the neccessity for remembering our past, lest we repeat our mistakes. More than 2000 local residents turned out for the parade, including several bands, civic groups, school children, veterans and local and state officials.

Photo by Don Norris


Publisher for this issue is Ella Letterie

Memorial Day: The Ceremony
from Speaker James Milano, former Mayor of Melrose
... Jim Milano, at 97, asks us to remember

Memorial Day: The Survivors
from Don Norris
... a glimpse of the veterans who came home

Memorial Day: The people
... from the SilverStringers
... spectators were invited to join the marchers ...

America the beautiful? ...
by Jerry Norton
... how much grace is shed?

Catherine and Ed Boyd's journey to California
by Ed Boyd
... not a bad word between us.

Law Firm selected to advise Park Commission
by Joe Sullivan
... Ultimate goal: Choosing Mount Hood's management while avoiding a suit

The Soundtrack of My Life
Ann Robbins Talbot
... there is something so important about songs...

Cribbage count needs a lift
from the SilverStringers
... Question: Does bingo waylay card players?

Law & order on the Winthrop Playground
by Arthur Whitman
... bullying was managed with effective self-discipline system.

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

Canine Capers by Casa-June 2007
by Casa
... the continuing journey

Christmas International House in Melrose
by Lora Crouss
... over 700 foreign students in 50 years

Getting older is inevitable
Lilia Dianderas
...Feeling older? Optional

Seven minutes at Main and Foster
by Don Norris
... living in a special suburbia

Better and better
by Jackie Wattenberg
... a great MSO Pops

COA Director counts blessings, goes back to work
by Jack Beckley, executive director, Melrose Council on Aging
... Thanks, he says to volunteers, for stepping up



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