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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- November 7, 2003

SilverStringers present a $540 check to the Melrose Friends of the Aging for the Milano Senior Center Basement Renovation, plans for which include and eight or ten-station computer lab, lounge, coffee bar and game area. Seated (L-R) are Stringers Kay McCarte, Jim Driscoll, Rita Quinn Dietrich, President of the Melrose Friends of the Aging, Ella Letterie, Marianne Cerretani, and Marjorie Carter. Standing (L-R) are Jack Driscoll, MIT Media Lab Advisor, Irving Smolens, John Averell, Elizabeth Sunkees, Louise Fennell, Natalie Thomson, John Cerretani, and Don Norris.

Publisher for this issue is Jim Driscoll

Trick or Treat
by Natalie Thomson
 ... it was neat! 

Inside view: One soldier's journey to war
from Irving Smolens
 ... personal photos of shipping a division overseas

Hey, listen, we are the super power
by Jackie Wattenberg
 ... do you want us on your doorstep?

Chaos? Mayhem? No, just a flea market ...
by Don Norris
 ... Stringer photog gets stomped ...

Decoupage Fun
Jack Beckley
 ... Pictures of a decoupage class at the Milano Senior Center.

Irene Conway
... a busy month for sure ...

Ice fishing on Lake Winnisquam
by Margery Carter
 ... now this is all true hearsay ...

Bad day at the brewery
by Gerald F. Norton 
 ... there were suds everywhere

Waving in the breeze
by Shirley Rabb
 ... the other flags

The doctor knows best -- or does he?
Marie Salamanca
 ... Uncle Clement didn't always follow his doctor's orders

It was fun to fly -- Part 5, the private license
by Marie Moreland
 ... loaded with a mountain of facts, I was ready for the flight test

I love Meat Loaf
Steve Johnson
 ... too young for the Depression, but ...

by Ella Letterie
 ... 'tis a true story 

Who has been giving dangerous advice to our President?
by Jackie Wattenberg
 ... Decision making still rests with the leader

Geologist needs help in Melrose
from Jim Moore, geologist
 ... hangover from Ice Age

Picture Concord, as Autumn arrives
From the Stringer photo team
 ... at The Bridge over the Concord, where the revolution began

Looking Ahead -- November 2003
by Jack Beckley, executive director, Melrose COA
 ... Last chance for flu vaccinations!


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