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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- June 6, 2008

Members of the Emblem Club proudly display the American Flag in the Melrose Memorial Day Parade. This is also a reminder of D-Day, June 6th and Flag Day, June 14th.

Photo by Don Norris


Publisher for this issue is Louise Fennell

Volunteers keep the show on the road
from the SilverStringers
... more and more seniors step up, receive honors

'Angels Among Us'
from Carol Priestley
... a frank and earnest revelation

Letter to the Editor
from Laurie Elinoff

Guest writer of the month
by Laurie in "Birdland."
... suddenly, a computer-assisted lifestyle

Photography: In the artist's eye
from the SilverStringers
... the editors pick on Stringer Louise Fennell

The Twenty Footer
by Ed Boyd
... I'll bet "Jock" Connolly knows

Taking down a tree
by Shirley Rabb
... an awesome work in progress

A Drill Team, circa 1950
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... marching is a learned skill

Can we talk?
by Russ Priestley
... I'll speak first

New Forester, old Buick. I love 'em both
from Stringer Don Norris
... wife gets the new Subaru

Polymnia joins Broadway with baseball
by Jackie Wattenberg
... a fine ending to a first season

Melrose author's book protests all wars
Interview by Carol Nelson
... accuses President of abandoning American ideology

Time
by Len Dalton
... what is time?

Is execution a human trait?
by Stringer Don Norris
... a rebuttal of Ed Boyd's rebuttal

Focus group: "Aging in Place"
from Jack Beckley, director, Melrose Council on Aging
... Looking Ahead for June, 2008



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