Mary Virginia Hanley, the Mirror's first editor, passed away in November at the age of 80. In spite of severe rheumatoid arthritis, she was the Stringers' number one cheerleader, providing a steady voice during those rather tumultuous beginning years. Click here for Jini's article on World War II.
Reflections on interjections
Swimming to victory
Lady Raiders record first loss at division final
Members Log In
Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- December 7, 2007
An empty, forlorn Memorial Hall isn't that way these days. Thanks to an innovative and energetic promotional program by the two-person team of Chuck Person and Heather Rizzo, use of this city treasure has taken an upward spiral. The Mirror went on a tour of 1912 hall recently, snooping backstage, climbing on the catwalks, and squeezing through the pipes of the 90-year old Auburn organ -- for a two-part series that begins below.
Photo by Don Norris
Publisher for this issue is Ella Letterie
Pearl Harbor Day
This is the first time in the Mirror's 12 year history that our monthly publishing date falls on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor -- the day "that will live in infamy", to use President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's words. Most of the SilverStringers were youngsters then -- ten or twelve years old -- but we asked these seniors for their memories of that special day. Nine of us responded.
by Ella Letterie
... that was a war-the rest have been armed conflicts
by John Averell
... why should I, or anyone?
by Irving Smolens
... a personal story
by Don Norris
... dad has his ear to the radio ...
by Jerry Norton
... remembering WWII
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... I learned ten years later...
by Joe Sullivan
... my contribution to the collective effort
by Jackie Wattenberg
... I hate war only as a soldier can
by Ed Boyd, Don Norris and Louise Fennell
... nooks and crannies at Memorial Hall.
A visit with Lizzie
How the Park Commission Chose the Mount Hood Manager
New Polymnia director shines in first concert
Following Yonder Star
The runaway sleigh
Historic find: 1907 photo of Melrose aldermen
Stringers go back to school
More about the Silver Stringers
Kangaroo Troop by Marjorie Burgess, the Melrose Mirror theme song.
Write to us