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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- November 2, 2007

Editor Louise Fennell, who is also publisher of this issue of the Melrose Mirror, spent a week's vacation visiting relatives in New Mexico. She had a chance to see the annual balloon festival near Albuquerque. Click on the photo to see her colorful collection.

Photo by Louise Fennell


Publisher for this issue is Louise Fennell

Sesquipedalis
by Russ Priestley
... a foot and a half

Rare innocence among us
by Len Dalton
... innocence is often hard to find but, this man was the rare one.

One more hurrah
by Jerry Norton
... for the thin gray line

The stone walls of Melrose
Shirley Rabb
... they are new, they are old and they are beautiful

An adventure at Belle Air Marsh
by Ed Boyd
... a look at things from many perspectives.

A lightning bolt from another world
by Arthur H. Whitman
... a graduate of Melrose H.S.'44 reads to a sightless person

Open Mike night at the Beebe
from Shirley Rabb
... 'Outloud' at the Beebe coffee house

Innovation Odyssey....check it out
by Jim Tierney
... they all started here

Dealing lightly with cataracts
by Don Norris
... dastardly shadows disappear, and all is color again

It's a breeze -- ballooning, that is
by Louise Fennell
... visiting relatives in Albuquerque

The ingathering
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... each year we get ready to survive the elements

Boston Greenway provides new look to old neighborhood
by Bob Dunn, photos by Lisa Dunn and Bob Dunn
... A mile of gardens, walkways from North End Park to Chinatown

Rick Mockler's photos of Red Sox Parade
from Rick Mockler
... Manny, Poppy, Popelbon -- and the people

Mike Festa new chief on aging
by Jack Beckley, executive director Melrose Council on Aging
... and Thanksgiving dinners in abundance!



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