Carol Nelson

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Contributor to the Melrose Mirror

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I was born in the winter of 1939, in my Mother's bed with the assistance of the landlady, Mrs. Tannana. I grew up in Marblehead in a large family, with lots of animals, between the ocean and the woods. I married young and raised six children. During the Vietnam/Nixon Era I became, what some might call, radical. (See photo).

I ended many ties and moved to Melrose where my children have attended school, grown up and married. I live alone for the first time in my life and would like to continue my interests in art, poetry, writing, photography, growing things and zen thought.



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id 10502 Obit Poetry - 3/4/05
id 10535 The Gates Feature - 4/1/05
id 10501 Quentin Crisp Features - 5/6/05
id 10623 The Nearings Features - 5/6/05
id 10648 Ideas -- Features 5/6/05
id 10503 Elements of style -- Features 7/1/05
id 10840 Dirty words -- Features 7/1/05
id 11032 Interview with Ben DiMattia -- Features 8/5/05
id 10950 Return to Revere Beach -- Random thoughts 8/5/05
id 11117 A book report -- Reviews 9/2/05
id 11079 Off to a bad start -- Social Commentary 9/2/05
id 11078 A Melrose story -- Features 10/07/05
id 11166 1950's surprise party -- Features 10/07/05
id 11168 Creating a collage -- Social Commentary 11/2/05
id 10583 Snow White and me -- Features 11/2/05
id 11515 Embracing my inner crone -- Feature 12/02/05
id 11311 Bussed back to Boston -- Feature 12/02/05
id 11522 Remedies -- Social Commentary 1/6/06
id 11720 A valentine for Bill Jodrey -- Features 2/3/06
id 11738 Good love gone bad -- Random Thoughts 2/3/06
id 11312 Big Feet -- Features 3/3/06
id 11167 Our way of life -- Social Commentary 3/3/06
id 11814 Taking on Tai Chi -- Features 4/7/06
id 11924 Signs of Spring -- Features 5/5/06
id 11764 My education -- Features 5/5/06
id 11897 Teddy Bears picnic -- Features 6/2/06
id 11951 A visit to our representative -- Social Commentary 6/2/06
id 12094 Watching life's parade go by -- Features 7/7/06
id 12325 Man with a message -- Features 8/4/06
id 12372 Moving to a small space -- Features 8/4/06
id 11898 A few good philosophers -- Features 9/1/06
id 12371 The game of substitution -- Features 9/1/06
id 12368 One World -- Features 11/03/06
id 12949 Pleased stay tuned -- Random Thoughts 12/1/06
id 12968 Second chances -- Features 1/5/07
id 12997 Notable quotes -- Random thoughts 1/5/07
id 13144 February 2007 -- Random thoughts 2/2/07
id 13282 Apartment #413 -- Poetry 5/4/07
id 13723 Putin at the beach -- Random thoughts 7/6/07
id 13826 All power to the People -- Social Commentary 8/3/07
id 13975 Migration -- Random Thoughts 9/7/07
id 14024 Old ladies -- Random Thoughts 10/5/07
id 14250 The real thing -- Random Thoughts 11/2/07
id 14255 Swimming to victory -- Features 12/7/07
id 14528 Was it something I said? --Random Thoughts 2/1/08
id 14635 Love at first sight --Random Thoughts 3/7/08
id 14704 Spring comes to Maine --Features 4/4/08
id 14725 Retirement of the flags --Commentary 5/2/08
id 14872 Portrait of a young dog --Features 6/6/08
id 14879 Mr. X at the Y --Features 6/6/08
id 14909 Melrose author's book protests all wars --Features 6/6/08
id 14919 Of ants and men --Random Thoughts 8/1/08
id 15130 "Whirled peas" --Features 9/3/08
id 15114 A day at B.U. --Random Thoughts 9/3/08
id 15235 Open mike at Beebe's - --Random Thoughts 10/3/08
id 15225 Coincidentally --Features 11/7/08
id 15481 A work space without a computer? --Photogravure 12/5/08/08
id 15379 On the lay-away plan --Random Thoughts 12/5/08
id 15607 Chicken Little was right --Random Thoughts 1/2/09
id 15501 Short Poems 1993 --Poetry 2/6/09
id 15742 Happy birthday to me --Random Thoughts 3/6/09
id 15772 Evolution --Random Thoughts 4/3/09
id 15881 Question -- Social Commentary 5/1/09
id 15940 Reality TV --Random Thoughts 6/5/09
id 15971 Reality TVII --Random Thoughts 7/3/09
id 15970 The little leather jacket --Random Thoughts 8/7/09
id 16098 Visiting the library --Random Thoughts 9/4/09
id 16032 Friends and family --Social Commentary 9/4/09
id 16200 Choices --Random Thoughts 10/2/09
id 16166 Collage making --Random Thoughts 10/2/09
id 16260 Just desserts --Random Thoughts 12/4/09
id 16355In death we will be exposed --Poetry 12/4/09
id 16463 I, cat whisperer --Random Thoughts 1/1/10
id 16589 Poetry and people --Random Thoughts 3/5/10
id 16608 Ham-sah: I am that --Review 4/2/10
id 16756 A bird's eye view -- Review5/7/10
id 16859 True confession --Random Thoughts 6/410
id 17126 A snippet of conversation --Random Thoughts 8/6/10
id 17209 A farmer's lament --Random Thoughts 9/3/10
id 17289 Three poems --Poetry 10/1/10
id 17580 Closet cleaning --Features 12/3/10
id 17511 Remembering Elsie Pearl --Features 12/3/10
id 17650 One noodle --Features 2/4/11
id 17800 The Tomato --Random Thoughts 3/4/11
id 17912 Poems --Random Thoughts 4/1/11
id 18138 An update --Random Thoughts 7/1/11
id 18235 A story for grownups --Random Thoughts 8/5/11
id 18272 On vacations: Camping with hurricanes, skunks and no-water-wells --Random Thoughts 8/5/11
id 16966 Yes! we have no bananas --Random Thoughts 9/2/11
id 18872The Christmas vacuum story --Features 1/6/12
id 18886A farewell to cows --Poetry 1/6/12
id 18873Resolutions --Features 1/6/12
id 18982Death by cheese --Poetry 3/2/12
id 19055Eating out --Features 4/6/12
id 19013An announcement --Features 4/6/12
id 19350My dark auburn hair -- Poetry 7/6/12
id 20006 You're looking at surgery -- Random Thoughts 2/1/13
id 20159 The second fall -- Random Thoughts 3/1/13
id 20272 A quote -- Random Thoughts 5/3/13
id 20273 Out -- Random Thoughts 5/3/13
id 20279 Out -- Random Thoughts 6/7/13
id 20280 Out -- Random Thoughts 7/5/13
id 20520 Our Father -- Poetry 8/2/13
id 20459 My pocketbook -- Poetry 8/2/13
id 20281 Out -- Random Thoughts 8/2/13
id 20547 Out -- Random Thoughts 9/6/13
id 20639 Out -- Random Thoughts 10/4/13
id 20796 Out -- Random Thoughts 11/1/13
id 20830 Old Friends -- Random Thoughts 12/6/13
id 20914 Just daydreaming -- Random Thoughts 12/6/13
id 21018 Home Made Soup -- Poetry 02/07/14
id 21064 Out -- Random Thoughts 03/7/14
id 21264 Dining Out -- Random Thoughts 05/2/14
id 21565 Out -- Random Thoughts 08/1/14
id 21564 Murder in the garden -- Poetry 08/1/14
id 21991 Out -- Random Thoughts 11/7/14


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