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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- December 2, 2011

The massive screen on the stage of the Middle School auditorium brought an up-close meeting of several Melrose soldiers in Afghanistan -- and some 900 students and their veteran guests. It all happened on November 10, at the annual Middle School Veterens' breakfast.

by publisher Don Norris


Publisher for this issue is Donald R. Norris


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Veterans' Day breakfast becomes tradition
from SilverStringer Don Norris
... 70-some veterans of peace and war honored by 857 middle school kids ...

A World War II vet re-visits long-gone buddies
from Bob Campbell
... "they warmly shook my hand and looked into my eyes ..."

Thanksgiving is over
By Betty Rossi
... Oh boy, what a day

A letter to Santa
by Florence Shea
... remembering toys we hoped to find under the tree

‘Tis the season
by Jerry Norton
… my mother messed with my mind

Sixty-four rainy days cut Mount Hood's golf revenue by $200,000
by Joe Sullivan
... Snack bar and Pro Shop sales are adversely affected, too

A Stringer replies to "What a crew!"
by Kay McCarte
... we are so happy you joined us

This is Ell Pond
by Shirley Rabb
... viewed from the Fellsway side

My name is Opie and I live with Philip and Mugzy
from Ellie Comeau
... fun with all three of us

Public invited to songfest at Milano Center
from the Senior Echoes
... North Reading group welcomes the holidays

A Visit to the Franklin Park Zoo
by Elizabeth Samit
... transported to exotic lands in Boston

MFA: Boston's Gem
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... I have rediscovered the Museum of Fine Arts

Science can be tricky
by Charlie Coombs
... a Winthrop School kid wonders "Why?"

Photo Essay: Women's Championship Volleyball team
from Don Norris
... Lady Raiders shine in a Stringer's pictures

Home remedies that we remember
by Betty Rossi
... sitting around the table at the last Stringer's meeting

Century-old collection of post cards uncovered
from the SilverStringers
... Seventy, mostly used, messages from the early 1900's

French and British battle continues -- in New Hampshire
by Don Norris
... second edition of a 250-year old fight for America

Share the memory of your Valentine
from Candis Stout
... luncheon, concert and reading planned for February

Our waning time
by Shirley Rabb
... yet there is still beauty in our leaving

In my foster parent's garden
from Nanci Valeri
... when I was little

"All Men are Created Equal!"
by Jackie Wattenberg
... At last, Americans are protesting!

Did you know?
by Florence Shea
... Atelophobia, Sinterklaas, get fired



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