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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- January 1, 2010

Two revelers whooping it up on New Year's Eve at a Boston night spot.

Photo by Boston Globe

Publisher for this issue is Ed Boyd

A belated Happy New Year. The holidays put off publication on January 1.

The Inside Story
Russ Priestley

The Milano Senior Center
by Ed Boyd
... Wow, it has been fourteen years.

A Red Hat review of 2009
by Shirley Rabb
..and looking forward to 2010

First Night in Boston
Louise Fennell
...the wonder of First Night

After fifty three years, an old soldier pays a debt.
by Joe Sullivan
... he seeks and finds the old pal he owes it to.

The tooth truth
by Russ Priestley
... more than you need to know, foresooth

How will I get there?
by Eleanor Jenkins
... difficulties in getting there from here

The Gift of The Cacti
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... apologies to O. Henry

I was back in Melrose
by Eleanor Jenkins
... it was so good to be home.

Contrast between 1930's and today; 2010
by Len Dalton
... travel wasn't so easy in the 1930's

I, cat whisperer
by Carol Nelson
... be mindful of animals lost, abandoned or temporarily homeless

Gospel singer captivates Melrose Symphony's 'Pops' audience
by Jackie Wattenberg
...the most joyful gala of the year!


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