Who We Are





Random Thoughts

Looking Ahead



Letters to ...

Reviews ...

The Great Depression

Previous Issues

World War II

Melrose Centennial

City of Homes


Social and Political Commentary

September 11, 2001

Here is Melrose


Computer Tips

Tales of Open Road

Short Features

One of our city's outstanding teachers passed away early this month; Freeman Frank, MHS faculty member, Great Books supporter, speaker, debater, activist and SilverStringer left us at age 76. His vibrant voice and sharp wit will be missed. Click on picture for biography.

A house's new face
by John Averell

Scholars, athletes, attractive -- the tri-captains
from the SilverStringers

Photography -- not exactly an inexpensive hobby
by Don Norris


Members Log In

Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- October 5, 2007

Teacher Bert Whittier entertained just about all of the 4000 Melrose guests at the Middle School open house in September. His was a special show, demonstrating the marriage of modern technology and the internet into more traditional classroom lessons.

Photo by Don Norris

Publisher for this issue is Ed Boyd

Middle school project "Top flight", mayor says
by Stringer editor Don Norris
... but 45 minutes to drive across town ...

Stringers at AARP convention in Boston
by SilverStringers
... three days of entertainment, lectures, samples and fun

Cooking out after the service
by Shirley Rabb
... and a good time was had by all

The day the bomber crashed at Mt. Hood
by Jeanne H. Shanklin
... pilot dies avoiding Melrose homes

President Lincoln, a grand old lady and me
by Arthur H. Whitman
... last to shake Lincoln's hand before his assassination.

The Chinese statues
by Bonnie Moore
... from junk to priceless

A Red Hatter's meeting
by Shirley Rabb
... a welcomed and beautiful rain

Revisiting the "Catcher in the Rye"
by Ed Boyd
... the dead Allie

When the dog had his day
by Joe Sullivan
.. and the last shall be first ... even if he's a radio operator

Oh my! "O.J."
by Jerry Norton
... another fine mess

We get letters ... honestly
from Russ Priestley
... we have a reader in Australia

Victorian Fair 2007 -- in pictures
from the SilverStringers
... Mirror reflects on 26th downtown fair

Photog looks down, sees FEET at the fair
from Stringer Shirley Rabb
... no fair, no feet. What Melrosians are wearing!

Our Elderhostel in Poland, Prague, and Budapest
by Dr. Donald Morrison, MHS '49
... good times abound -- except at Heathrow

Old ladies
by Carol Nelson
... What are the rules for women?

Thoughts on visiting Romania
from Lillian Martin
... about children, rules and religion

When cheerleading meant leading cheers
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... how times do change

Expanded program list at Milano Center
by Jack Beckley, Council on Aging
... More activites listed in October 07 issue


More about the Silver Stringers

Kangaroo Troop
Kangaroo Troop by Marjorie Burgess, the Melrose Mirror theme song.
Send us mail
Write to us

Copyright Melrose Mirror 2001