Leonard Dalton

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Contributor to the Melrose Mirror
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75 years of age in year 2005. Life long resident of Melrose, Massachusetts. Graduated Melrose High in 1948. Attended one year of college. Served in U.S. Navy- Korean war. Worked most of life as oil heating engineer licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with no limitations. Also spent 10 years in sales, marketing and merchandising. Enjoyed minor career as soloist in churches, weddings, funerals, etc. Three kids, all doing well. Hoped one would buy a big house so I could move in. Active in City of Melrose as citizen advocate, fence viewer, Public Works contract assistant and occasional critic. Love bird watching. Read Damon Runyon and Tom Clancy. Best book I ever read="THE ASCENT OF MAN" by Professor Jacob Bronowski. Married 52 years to same woman; Joyce.



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id 52 Haywardville --
id 70 Sarah Godding's Birthday --
id 88 Ivvory and Floods --
id 102 The Beeb --
id 154 The 1982 Race to Halifax --
id 155 Inquiry -- Features - 11/27/97
id 179 Whitey Sees the Presence -
id 188 Exotics in Melrose? You Bet Your Birdhouse --
id 190 Cloaca Children No Longer Die --
id 193 Concepts of Geothermal Heating in Melrose --
id 196 On Looking Back --
id 556 Painting By the Pound - Art -
id 557 A Thought on Music - Random Thoughts -
id 569 Memories of War and Snow - Features -
id 570 The Maine Diner's Sea Food Chowder - Food Recipies -
id 571 Phil Weld, Greatest of All Sailors --
id 1005 Joe Six Pack Looks Back at The Universe --
id 1006 The Reverend Bartholemew Goes West --
id 1139 How My Best Friend Died --
id 1751 What was so Great about The Great Depression - GrDep -
id 2142 The Praadox: A new car for $500 - GrDep -
id 2194 Ceteaceans On Stellwagon --
id 2215 Puccini and His Audio Skyscrapers --
id 2221 He Paid His Dues - Rem WWII -
id 2234 Avalanche in Tuckerman's --
id 2309 Gray's Nemesis --
id 2469 Uncle Sam Calls --
id 2518 LCI 380 - Features -4/23/99 -
id 2555 The Deep Sink Sailor --
id 2559 Zofchuck Loses It --
id 2571 I Was Just Thinking --
id 2616 Creative Living in the Mountains --
id 2639 Conversational Banking --
id 2698 Stark Raving Alone in Winter --
id 2705 The Symptoms Shine Forth - Features - 3/26/99
id 2722 Social Security is Not Bankrupt --
id 2737 Beauty - Art -
id 2826 The Making of A Tenor --
id 2900 A Day is Born - 4/16/99
id 2940 Stringers Meet Oracles -- 4/16/99
id 2882 Sailing Ain't all Peaches and Cream -- 6/4/00
id 2989 Be A PRO NOT an Anti -- Random Thoughts - 7/2/99
id 3041 Life On A Sheep Ranch in The Aleutians -- 7/2/99
id 3097 Huckleberry Finn Where are Ya? -- Features - 9/3/99
id 3102 YARAPAJA -- 2/6/00
id 3148 Musing About A Race -- 11/5/99
id 3150 War Declared On Prostate Cancer -- Features -10/1/99
id 3162 Sleazy Tries To Find Water -- 11/5/99
id 3168 Irish Moss for the War -- Rem WW-II - 1/7/00
id 3179 Gas Tanks on a Packboard -- 11/5/99
id 3202 Spinmaker Speed to Boothbay -- 11/5/99
id 3255 Hungry Ocean -- Features - 12/3/99
id 3265 How About A Case of Jet Lag? -- 2/6/00
id 3286 Book Report: "Godforsaken Sea" -- 10/1/99
id 3304 Traditions -- Features - 12/3/99
id 3707 Book Review on "Blind Man's Buff -- Ran.Thoughts - 3/4/00
id 3862 Propaganda - Social & Political - 5/5/00
id 3955 Melrose Before the Pilgrims: Part I - Features- 7/7/00
id 3275 Melrose Before the Pilgrims: Part II - Features - 8/4/00
id 4096 Poetry At 4000 Feet -- 7/7/00
id 4103 The Melrose Fence Viewer -- 8/4/00
id 4102 Mt. Hood Ball Fields - Social & Political - 9/1/00
id 4176 Training on Destroyer -- Features -- 11/3/00
id 4012Communications via music -- Features 12/01/00
id 4154Target Practice 101 -- Features 1/5/01
id 4774 Idealism unfettered -- Political & social commentary 4/6/01
id 4907 Reading and Writing -- Political & social commentary5/4/01
id 5007Fuels today -- Political & social commentary 6/01/01
id 5248 Mayzie Dalton, a life -- Features 7/6/01
id 5190 Leaving home, 1949 -- Feature 8/3/01
id 5368 Lobster Stew for royalty -- Recipe 9/7/01
id 4908 Reparations for slavery -- Social & Political Commentary 9/7/01
id 5425 To the class of 2051 -- September 11, 2001 10/05/01
id 5308 The way it was in Melrose - 1941 -- Feature 11/2/01
id 5214 Balloons -- Feature 12/07/01
id 5383 Work -- Feature 1/04/02
id 5379 I go to jail -- Feature 2/01/02
id 5345 My introduction to commerce -- Feature 3/1/02
id 6026 Ripley school closing? -- Social & Political Commentary 5/3/02
id 5904 A trip to Hawaii -- Travel 5/3/02
id 6584 The road to Saddam -- Social Commentary 11/01/02
id 6773 Mount Hood vandalism -- Social Commentary 1/3/03
id 6799 Murder in Melrose -- Social Commentary 1/3/03
id 6990 Can't ya help him out -- Features 3/7/03
id 7066 Recalling the blizzard of '78 -- Storms 4/3/03
id 7255 We drive to Blanchisseusse -- Travel 5/2/03
id 9541 DNA Detectives -- Features 7/02/04
id 9781 Let's have the WHOLE story -- Social Commentary 8/5/04
id 9776 Sergei Rachmaninoff to a kid -- Features 8/5/04
id 9829 Elements of weather for you -- Features 9/3/04
id 9779 Why the ice ages -- Features -- 10/01/04
id 9801 Elements of meteorology Features --11/05/04
id 10170 Iraqi war is justified -- Social Commentary 12/3/04
id 10443 Wind turbines for Mount Hood -- Features 2/04/05
id 11057 DNA research for all -- Features 8/5/05
id 11347 Melrose's Marine Medal of Honor winner -- History 11/4/05
id 11336 Clovis anyone? -- History 12/02/05
id 11800 Lubbert Gysbertsen -- History 3/3/06
id 11919 At sea with the Naval Reserve -- Remembering World War II 4/7/06
id 11885 At dawn at Mount Hood -- Photogravure 5/5/06
id 12116 The flood of 2006 -- Storm 6/2/06
id 12083 The seriousness of global warming -- Features 7/7/06
id 12228 Early morn at Mt. Hood -- Photogravure 7/7/06
id 12537 roti - nectar of the gods -- Food/recipes 9/1/06
id 12882 Speaking of full colors -- Photogravure 11/03/06
id 12800 The Dalton Genealogical Society -- Social and Political Commentary 11/03/06
id 13097 An infinite space? -- Random Thoughts 1/5/07
id 13306 A Melrosian spends winter on Mt. Washington -- History 4/6/07
id 13384 Lone Ranger's Melrose connection -- History 5/4/07
id 13445 New neighbors: Mount Hood coyotes -- Here is Melrose 5/4/07
id 13669 Mt. Hood - the new wild west -- Features 7/6/07
id 13786 My coyote friend -- Feature 8/3/07
id 13648 Monhegan Island Race -- Feature 9/7/07
id 142496 Rare innocence among us -- Here is Melrose 11/2/07
id 14534 Melrose earlier days --Here is Melrose 2/1/08
id 14745 Is lethal injection the way to go? --Social Commentary 4/4/08
id 14876 Time --Features 6/6/08
id 14936 More on death for the killers --Social Commentary 7/4/08
id 15479 The Messiah - as never heard before --Worship 12/5/08
id 15620 Clovis anyone? Chapter 2 --History 2/6/09
id 15819 Cast offs at Mt. Hood -- City of Homes 5/1/09
id 15854 The tall skinny kid --Features 6/5/09
id 16466 Contrast between 1930's and today; 2010 --The Great Depression 1/1/10
id 17038 The Salutarians --History 8/6/10
id 17248 More about Ell Pond -- Features 10/1/10
id 17535 A swabbie enjoys his first plane ride --Remembering WW II 12/3/10