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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- December 7, 2012

A real, live, honest to goodness Christmas package was delivered via the Hook and Ladder on Friday evening, November 30, with the delivery of the Melrose Volleyball team -- Champions of the State, having gone through some 26 matches to claim the top spot.. Unfortunately a couple members of the team got lost in the overwhelming crowd of some thousand Melrosians -- all celebrating the Chamber of Commerce's annual "Home for the Holidays" pageant downtown.

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Publisher for this issue is Don Norris

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Home for the Holidays -- Santa arrives, the MHS girls are honored
from the SilverStringers
... first ever women's state title -- first MHS title in 40 years

Memoir reveals ups & downs inside large Melrose family
By Jack Driscoll
... Courtship letters, diary and more buttress 'Picnic for Twelve'

Melrose is flying high
by Shirley Rabb
... flags for all seasons

Following Yonder Star
by Joe Sullivan
... December 25, 1952, Kumwah, North Korea

Go Back Day
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... the Sunday after Thanksgiving

Riley's Raiders at Mount Hood
by Ed Boyd
... many of the old guys at Mount Hood trying to stay young

My favorite Christmas recipes ...
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A kiss is still a kiss
by Betty Rossi
... a kiss is still a kiss, so the song goes

What's in a name?
by Jerry Norton
... a team by any other name

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Home for the Holidays -- the people and their offspring
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... scenes from opening night in the city's main business center

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Did you know?
by Florence Shea
... Coca-Cola, the Mayflower, Salvation Army kettle

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