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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- June 3, 2011

A grateful mayor Rob Dolan quips with SilverStringer Russ Priestley, at the volunteer appreciation program held in May at the Milano Senior Center. Russ, a native of Melrose, former pro hockey player, once a test pilot in the Army Air Force, is now a twelve-year writer/editor for this Melrose Mirror.

photo by Tom Dillon


Publisher for this issue is Louise Fennell


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Massachusetts dictionary, please
by Eleanor Jenkins
... one must learn how to speak like the locals

"Foreign Correspondent" Eleanor Jenkins passes
from the SilverStringers
... Stringers lose Philadelphia connection

A life of service in three acts
by Dorothy S. O'Connor
... and counting

Confession of a pack rat
by Russ Priestley
... no other one would know one

We all have our little vanities
by Shirley Rabb
... and they are out there for all the world to see

D-Day sixth of June
by Joe Sullivan
... when a memory of D-Day, June 6, 1944, becomes instead, DNA for history.

An annual tradition
by Ann R Talbot
... visiting Melrose once a year

Rememberance of Memorial Day
by Ed Boyd
... to all who have fallen and others.

Marvelous marimba
by Jackie Wattenberg
... highlights symphony's "Spring Pops" concert

An afternoon at Arnold Arboretum
Photos from Louise Fennell
... beauty abounds, thanks to Harvard University

An appreciation of volunteers ...
from Tom Dillon
... live, at the Milano Senior Center!

Did you know ?
by Florence Shea
... Roman goddess Juno, Flag day, armored knights

Mother's Day
by Florence Shea
... the origin of the May holiday honoring our maternal bonds

Father's Day
by Florence Shea
... celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence of fathers in society



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