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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- April 4, 2008

What has a picture of a dingy dungeon on the Pensacola Beach got anything to do with the Melrose Mirror? Well, the photo is part of a really interesting travelogue done by Stringer Don Norris--It is in fact one of some eighteen diverse meaningful stories in this issue, written by Stringers and other amateur writers associated with our hometown. Check the list below and at left--we know you will enjoy ...

Photo by Don Norris


Publisher for this issue is John Averell

Spring comes to Maine
by Carol Nelson
... memories of Maine

Search for a Sister
from Kristy Miller
... a great-aunt found

Re-visiting Fort Barrancas in Florida
by Don Norris
... Indians, Spanish, French, the Brits, Confederates all "owned" this site

Jenkins family re-visits Philly flower show
by Eleanor Jenkins
... my Melrose daughter returns for country's largest show

A sweet surprise
by Joe Sullivan
... I don't believe that's exactly what she said

East of Suez
by Jerry Norton
... "where the best is like the worst"

The coming of spring in Melrose
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... the woods were our playground in the forties

Dorothy's December
by Dorothy O'Connor
... counting one's celestial blessings

Moving to the North Country...part two
from Carol Priestley
... making the most of a move

Canine capers by Casa
by Casa
...a change in the weather

What'd he say?
by Russ Priestley
... twist tonguers

Polymnia brings beauty of music and setting to Melrose
by Jackie Wattenberg
... performance of Cherubini Requiem

Is lethal injection the way to go?
by Len Dalton
... such injection fails miserably as a deterrent to murder

Art appreciation, bonus bucks, better dining
by Jack Beckley, director, Melrose Council on Aging
... Looking Ahead, April 2008: The very latest for seniors



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