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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- July 2, 2010

D-Day veteran Bob Fuller spent some time at the Veteran's Knoll at Wyoming Cemetery, marking a quiet Fourth of July Independence Day celebration. A machine gunner in World War II, his group was the first to knock down a then-new Messerschmitt jet fighter. Times have changed but the wars go on; in the meantime this warrior spends his time in his garden, tending to his geraniums, enjoying the peace and security that Americans have won and nurtured for 234 years. Happy Fourth of July, folks.

Photo by Don Norris

Publisher for this issue is Kay McCarte

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Patriotism at-a-glance
by Carole P. Tate
... Families at home everywhere in America also pay a price for our freedoms. Here's a glance at a few Melrosians in - or related to - the military.

The Fourth
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... a summer holiday for kids

Life in the land of the grieving - shock and awe
by Ed Wright
... Ed struggles to deal with the loss of his wife after 55 years of marriage.

Polymnia puts a Spring in our steps
from Michelle Graveline
... local talent featured at Pops concert

Letters for July 2010
from our readers

The tooth, forsooth
by Jerry Norton
a dental dilemma

A pleasurable surprise
by Ed Boyd
... a lovely note regarding her beloved grandparents

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by John Averell
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by Elizabeth Samit
... a theater review

An insider's look at city's history buffs
from Don Norris
... lecture on Royal Barry Wills draws a crowd

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Photos from Rick Mockler, Melrose Historical Society
... three decades and half a hundred designs later

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