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

Melrose's community welcomed the families of the crew of the B-25 bomber that plummeted to earth on September 24, 1945, taking the life of the pilot, Major Doak Weston. Five crew members were able to parachute to safety. Pictured on left is State Representative Katherine Clark. On right, Mayor Rob Dolan talks with the ceremony emcee.

photo by SilverStringer Don Norris


Publisher for this issue is Carole P. Tate

WWII pilot gave all to protect thousands of civilians
Community establishes memorial 65 years later


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Susan Trausch on sudden early retirement
by Jack Driscoll
... former Boston Globe humor columnist hasn't lost her touch

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... a reference to a comedy team

Bahia blues
by Jerry Norton
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A peaceful quiet
by Shirley Rabb
... Maine in September

Hooked on flying
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... still a thrill 66 years later

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by Len Dalton

Outstanding Oatmeal Cookie Recipes
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... one great recipe came from - maybe - Quaker? The other recipe uses whole wheat flour.

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by Elizabeth Samit
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