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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- March 1, 2013

The February story of Saturday night and Sunday morning was designated as a blizzard. And yes, we did get some two feet of snow -- three feet up on the hill, up to five feet in drifts. But most of us can remember the storm of 1978 as being the worst in living history. One difference is that the city's snow-fighters were ready for this one.

Photo by Stringer Florence Shea

Publisher for this issue is Don Norris

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Was the Mayor's raise a case of "show me the money?"
by Joe Sullivan
... did the possibility of the Mayor's accepting another job spur the Aldermen's approval?

Woe is February 8 and its blizzard
Photos from Rick Mockler, Florence Shea, Shirley Rabb and Don Norris
... remembering that storm through photos

The Paperboys of Hinchey's
by Steve Johnson ca 2013
... we were the original "independent contractors" of our time

Let's do lunch on Plum Island
from Don Norris
... Nice afternoon excursion to Joppa Flats

The second fall
Carol Nelson
... just between us

Sweetie, you're my ONLY Valentine ...
from the SilverStringers
... but I can't quite remember your name ...

Precious pieces
by Lillian Campbell
... Nothing to do? Here's a needy suggestion ...

Former Melrosian gloats from sunny Williamsburg
from Bob Campbell
... he got tired of shoveling snow, so they settled in Virginia

'Taint snowin' where Ann T was ...
Photo, note by Ann Talbot
... we asked for pictures of February 8th blizzard ...

No school snow days in February
by Betty Rossi
... while I was taking snow pictures, my daughter sent me a few via the computer..a beautiful thing

Thoughts from Maine
by Shirley Rabb
... on a calm Saturday morning

Jonathan's bread
by Betty Rossi
... when Jonathan told me that I was in for a real treat

Seniors get lowdown on brain-fade
from the SilverStringers
... MGH research scientist talks about MRI, catscan, alzheimers ...

Malden reader remembers Lennie's on the Pike
from Jim Flynn
... It was a fantastic place to hear music.

Did you know?
by Florence Shea
... Galileo, Ralph Kramden, 10 ft emu

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