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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- March 4, 2011

________________________________________ Casa waiting for Springtime _________________________________________

Photograph by Shirley Rabb

Publisher for this issue is Kay McCarte

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A tribute to Jack Beckley upon his retirement
by Kay McCarte
... in appreciation by his co-workers on the staff of the Melrose Mirror

St. Patrick's Day symbols
from Betty Rossi
... facts about shamrocks, leprechauns, shillelaghs and more

Nobody is asking the tough questions about the Mount Hood funding of the new athletic field complex
by Joe Sullivan
... Discretionary revenue, not taxes, is supposed to provide all the money to pay off the $5.5 million bond required to fund this project.

Wow, this has been too much for me
by Casa
... I am just too small

Stop whining
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... a message written to myself

Old time hockey
from Christopher Hurley
... Priestley recalls glory days on the ice.

Requiem for a daughter
by Jerry Norton
... a part of me

A circle drawn in the air
by Ed Boyd
... what can this mean?

Ship me a dozen grandmas overnight please
by Carole P. Tate
... In this age of fast food and instant internet information, even grandparenting can happen in the blink of an eye.

Thoughts while it 's snowing
by Jackie Wattenberg
... Is there any better time for thinking

Irresistible Irish soda breads to bake
from the web
... Two different recipes, one with caraway seeds

A Treat for Trivia Fans
Turn snowbound shut-in days into guessing game fun with these trivia tidbits.

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    by Florence Shea
    ... interesting tidbits about March, the nature of chocolate, and 11 more

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