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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- August 1, 2003

Sixteen gals out of 27 charter members present: Front row, seated: Roseanne Mark, Margie McCarte, Clara Grimes, Dolly Roache. Lee Dagnese. Second row: Joanne Clifford, Helen Sheehan, Betty Barren, Dolores Carbone, Lee O'Neil, Ellie Barczak,"Queen" Fran DiMeco. Third row: Kay Clark, Claire Nolan, Lil Raffael,Karen Tkahuk. Not in picture: Phyllis Nazzaro, and Jackie Canali.

Photo by Shirley Rabb

Publisher for this issue is Kay McCarte

Band concert in bank yard
by Natalie Thomson - photos by Shirley Rabb
 ... Wakefield Retired Men at MassBank, Melrose

"...I'm going to wear purple
by Fran Di Meco
 ... and a red hat that doesn't go"

Melrose, 1885 to 1985 (conclusion)
by Cliff Jones
 ... from the early 1900's

Hurricane "Carol" in Newport, August 1954
by Jerry Norton, MHS Class of 1942
 ... rank has its privileges - or does it? 

It was fun to fly -- Part two
by Marie Moreland
 ... I looked down and there was the instructor, so small ...

Hole with a View
Jonah Beckley
 ... college guy picks up golfing assignment with SilverStringers

People watching
by Shirley Rabb
 ... at the beach

The skool inmersion program
by Russ Priestley
... it's like I say, you know

Costa Rica, conclusion
by Russ Priestley
 ... heading back, with stops

Russell Estate
from Joseph DiOrio
 ... Does anyone remember the Russell Estate?

Russell Estate - Part 2
Russ Priestley
 ... SilverStringer Russ Priestley replies regarding the Russell Estate

Running Naked - Part II
from L. Louise Haynes
 ... Response to Steve Johnson's "Running Naked on Pleasant Street"

What could have been: Saugus Ironworks
by Stringer Don Norris
 ... touring this resurrected monument is a must 

Baseball in Melrose, conclusion
by Steve Johnson
... the rest of the story


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