Ann Robbins Talbot

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Contributor to the Melrose Mirror

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Ann Robbins Talbot moved to Melrose in 1943 when her mother, Elsa Robbins, married Lester Grocott beginning a happily blended family. Entering Lincoln School in third grade, Ann finished her schooling here (MHS '52) distinguishing herself in field hockey, as recording secretary of Girls Club, and as a two-year cheerleader. She went on to Bridgewater State Teachers College majoring in elementary education and minoring in English. Twenty-five years of teaching fourth and fifth graders ensued along with marrying life partner Dick Talbot (MHS '46) and raising two sons.

Ann is a co-author of Working Words in Spelling, a program for grades one to eight currently published by Houghton Mifflin. Her poem "Symbols" was selected for the Longfellow Society Journal, volume XIV. Presently retired and widowed, writing is her passion. She serves as copy editor for HollistonReporter.com.

Ann now lives in Holliston, MA. and became a SilverStringers member June 2005

June 22, 2005


Article by Ann Talbot .
id10806- The day I almost burned down Jordan Marsh -- Features 6/3/05
id 10999 A rite of passage -- Features 7/1/05
id 11000 It's the 40's and a family is headed to the beach -- Features 8/5/05
id 11181 We remember the smells of summers past -- Poetry 9/2/05
id 11283 Seventy Septembers -- Random Thoughts 10/07/05
id 11370 Images of November -- Poetry 11/04/05
id 11553 Remembering a great building -- History 12/02/05
id 11695 Tale of the tweed hat -- Features 2/3/06
id 11751 Belly bumping down Crest Avenue -- Features 2/3/06
id 11820 Why am I getting so much mail? -- Features 3/306
id 11926 Bunnie, chickies, etc. don't make it -- Random Thoughts 3/306
id 12138 Wading through the flood waters -- Storm 6/2/06
id 12084 A glorious transition to Spring -- Feature 6/2/06
id 12274 Cruise to Bermuda -- Travel 7/7/06
id 12456 A different trip on the Auto Train -- Features
id 12885 Stubborn -- Poetry 12/1/06
id 13079 A summer vacation for one -- Features 1/5/07
id 13192 About Valentines and love -- Feature 2/2/07
id 13296 Two great Ladies of Melrose - circa 1950 -- Random Thoughts 3/2/07
id 13354 Some writings from sixty years ago -- Random Thoughts 4/6/07
id 13439 Earth Day, 2007 -- Random Thoughts 5/4/07
id 13576 The soundtrack of my life -- Random Thoughts 6/1/07
id 13717 July 4, 1942 -- Random Thoughts 7/6/07
id 13824 The whales of July 12 -- Random Thooughts 8/3/07
id 13990 A day's journey back in time -- Random Thoughts 9/7/07
id 14149 When cheerleading meant leading cheers -- Random Thoughts 10/5/07
id 14254 The ingathering -- Random Thoughts 11/2/07
id 14444 December 7, 1941 -- Remembering WWII 12/7/07
id 14424 My dolls -- Features 1/4/08
id 14604 A presidential person --Random Thoughts 2/1/08
id 14673 The fourth grade play --Random Thoughts 3/7/08
id 14715 The coming of Spring in Melrose --Random Thoughts 4/4/08
id 14917 A drill team, circa 1950 --Features 6/6/08
id 15021 The Tilley Hat --Random Thoughts 7/4/08
id 15128 The power of lightning --Random Thoughts 8/1/08
id 15224 The runaway --Random Thoughts 9/3/08
id 15325 Trick or Treat revisited --Random Thoughts 10/3/08
id 15412 "The sounds of Silence" --Random Thoughts 11/7/08
id 15516 Skating season --Random Thoughts 12/5/08
id 15573 Cards coming and coming --Random Thoughts 1/2/09
id 15673 Winter Haiku --Poetry 2/6/09
id 15734 Adventures in sewing --Random Thoughts 3/6/09
id 15817 A quiet moment by the sea -- Random Thoughts 5/1/09
id 15946 A welcome guest --Poetry 6/5/09
id 15986 Patriotic songs and why I like them --Random Thoughts 7/3/09
id 16097 Don't rush me --Random Thoughts 8/7/09
id 16162 'My Dolls' revisited --Random Thoughts 9/4/09
id 16217 A girl's crowning glory --Random Thoughts 10/2/09
id 16300 Spooked --Random Thoughts 11/6/09
id 16377 Stargazing --Poetry 12/4/09
id 16461 The Gift of the Cacti --Random Thoughts 1/1/10
id 16521 I am an Olympic Junkie --Random Thoughts 2/5/10
id 16610 Irish Nights --Random Thoughts 3/5/10
id 16707 My experience with a book club --Random Thoughts 4/2/10
id 16796 Tracking train tales from childhood til today -- Features 5/7/10
id 16904 A favorite: Wyoming Cemetery --Random Thoughts 6/4/10
id 17027 The Fourth --Random Thoughts 7/2/10
id 17157 Sports, then and now --Random Thoughts 8/6/10
id 17291 Last taste from the North -- Poetry 10/1/10
id 17455 Favorite foods of my childhood --Random thoughts 11/5/10
id 17587 Aspects of Santa --Poetry 12/3/10
id 17746 Two Wednesdays in January --Poetry 2/4/11
id 17840 Stop whining --Random thoughts 3/4/11
id 18011 An Extension of Myself --Random thoughts 5/6/11
id 18056 An annual tradition --Random thoughts 6/3/11
id 18191 The hazards of my childhood --Random thoughts 7/1/11
id 18284 On vacations: My best summer --Features 8/5/11
id 18287 On vacations: A summer outing -- for one --Features 8/5/11
id 18416 My greatest surprise --Random Thoughts 9/2/11
id 18517 Things my mother taught me --Random Thoughts 10/7/11
id 18618A Thanksgiving dinner - 1940's --Features 11/4/11
id 18800A MFA: Boston's Gem --Random Thoughts 12/2/11
id 18888A quick holiday story --Random Thoughts 1/6/12
id 18931A love story --Poetry 2/3/12
id 18991Forests I have known and loved --Random Thoughts 3/2/12
id 19056Irish Night, 1952 --Random Thoughts 4/6/12
id 19152Dondi and Triton --Random Thoughts 5/4/12
id 19279My favorite practical jokes --Random Thoughts 6/1/12
id 19383Memories of Ell Pond --Random Thoughts 7/6/12
id 19496Memories of Melrose --Random Thoughts 8/3/12
id 19584Squam Lake, NH --Random Thoughts 9/7/12
id 19640Shoe short stories -- Random Thoughts 10/5/12
id 19806Communication 2012 -- Random Thoughts 11/2/12
id 19873My favorite Christmas recipes -- Food/Recipes 12/7/12
id 19888Go Back Day -- Random Thoughts 12/7/12
id 20000Time -- Random Thoughts 1/4/13
id 20044 I am fond of February -- Random Thoughts 2/1/13
id 20147'Taint snowin' where Ann T was... -- Random Thoughts 3/1/13
id 20249 A President I feel strongly about -- Random Thoughts 4/5/13
id 20290 My experiences with the Boston Marathon -- Random Thoughts 5/3/13
id 20360 April 19, 2013 -- Random Thoughts 6/7/13
id 20449 Superstitions -- Random Thoughts 7/5/13
id 20522 Too Hot, Too Long -- Poetry 8/2/13
id 20638 Shooting stars -- Random Thoughts 9/6/13
id 20747 Polly's Pancake Parlor -- Random Thoughts 10/4/13
id 20828 Costumes -- Random Thoughts 11/1/13
id 20919 The Painting -- Features 12/6/13
id 20957 The Evolution of My New Years Eves -- Random Thoughts 1/3/14
id 21097
My home since we were married... -- Random Thoughts 3/7/14
id 21143
My First Keys -- Random Thoughts 4/7/14