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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- September 6, 2013

That is Alice Consalvo of Melrose, telling the folks at the Senior Center just what she thinks of how things are going on today -- and celebrating her 100th birthday.. Not quite five feet high, she made battleships in World War II, then became (at one time) president of one of the two chapters of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Melrose. You'll find her in just about every parade we Melrosians produce.


Publisher for this issue is Kay McCarte


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Alice (bless her heart) turns one hundred
from the SilverStringers
... the community marks the occasion with a big party

Melrose Watch Company
by Kay McCarte
... Bet you didn't know ...

I've lost it!
by Betty Rossi
... preoccupied, careless, busy

The city's five million dollar switch
by Joe Sullivan
... how the city turned an appropriation for a study for artificial turf into a study for a $5 million athletic field complex.

Plain, simple, beautiful: A flower
from Don Norris
... No point, just the simple beauty from my wife's garden

About writing
by Ed Boyd
... my thoughts on writing

An amateur tries his luck at the midnight skies
from Don Norris
... watching for comets, all we could see were stars

Shooting Stars
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... the best star showers of my lifetime ...

A day at Brooksby Farm
from Rita Mucera
... A Fall destination -- nearby Peabody -- on a nice September day.

Close-ups down to Gloucester
from Don Norris
... what (I believe) is the real beauty in this New England seacoast town

Clear the court! It's volleyball season again!
from Don Norris and Dick Collis
... remnants of last year's state champs plan for something better

Tattoos and other art
by Betty Rossi
... art is what you make other people see

It's 1:01pm Thursday -- berry pickin' time
from Don Norris
... everybody goes there, but nobody sees it.

Did you know ?
by Florence Shea
... The Mad Hatter, squirrel tails, your feet



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