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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- May 2, 2003

TWENTY MINUTES BY MBTA. This is one of the reasons we love Melrose--because it is so close to Boston,and to places such as the Christian Science Center and the fascinating architecture of its Mother Church. At the left is the Christian Science Publishors building which at one time printed one of the finest daily newspaper ever--The Monitor. Right behind me while taking this photo, is Symphony Hall where the Boston Pops orchestra was playing. I even got a shot of the stage door matron through the stage door. Small wonders on an outing in Boston.

Photo by Don Norria


Publisher for this issue is Russ Priestley

Costa Rica, San Jose area
by Russ Priestley
 ... a preserved heritage

Melrose's "Garden Guy"
Marie Salamanca
 ... how does your garden grow?   

A place for speculation, contemplation and peace
by Don Norris

Seniors rally for prescriptions
by Anne MacGillivray
 ... a view from the Silver Hair Legislature

Easter Sunday Service
by Natalie Thomson
 ... Harvard Memorial Church

The midway in Melrose
by Shirley Rabb
 ... the annual Firemen's Fair evokes fond memories

A devoted son remembers
by Irving Smolens
 ... the $267.00 book was a bargain

I'm aggravated!
by Ella Letterie
 ... It's the little things
that bother me.

Ban the snow
by Jackie Wattenberg
 ... I was born in Buffalo. I know snow

The 107th Boston Marathon
by Natalie Thomson
 ... 22 years later

Congregational Church indoor yard sale 
From Stringer Don Norris

The Ships Project
by Kay McCarte
 ... get those knitting needles clicking

We drive to Blanchisseuse
by Len Dalton
 ... it was an eye-opening trip for all

Is any war a good war?
by Jackie Wattenberg

Looking Ahead --- May, 2003
by Jack Beckley



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