Virginia Hanley

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Editor of Melrose Mirror
Member of the Silver Stringers
Contributor to the Melrose Mirror

I was born in Melrose on May 23, 1927. In fact, I was the third generation of Hanleys to be born, not only in Melrose but on the same street, my grandmother and my father being the first two.

I attended St. Mary's School for 12 years and then went to Boston College Intown for 3 years. Ten years later I returned to BC and graduated in 1961. In between I had gone to Washington, D.C. to work for the Defense Department and then went to Bonn, West Germany to work in the American Embassy.

Over the years I have worked for Boston College, Pan American Airways, The Forum Corporation of North America, and The Casey Florist Company in Melrose.

I have had ample opportunity to indulge in my favorite hobby - travelling. While in Europe, I took many bus trips, several to Italy and to Spain, England, Austria and, of course, within Germany. My favorite trip was to Lourdes and Fatima. After I went to work for Pan Am, my mother and I took advantage of the airline's reduced rate policy for employees and visited Ireland (twice), Italy, Hawaii, England and France.

Presently, my primary "hobby" is working on the Melrose Mirror. I am on the Editorial Committee and read almost all of the articles submitted for publication. I am also responsible for proof reading and inputting a great many articles into the Mirror.

Another hobby I am beginning to develop is being a contestant in the City-Wide Adult Spelling Bee , a fund-raising event for the Melrose public schools. The Melrose Council on Aging sponsors a 3-member team to compete against teams from other organizations from Melrose. We have not yet won, but we have not disgraced ourselves either.

Additional Articles By Virginia Hanley:
id 167 My First Encounter with an Alien Being -- Features
id 171 How I Outwitted the Melrose Public Library -- Features
id 428 3 A.M. Thoughts -- Random Thoughts
id 496 Experiences of Cornelius Casey, before.... -- Features
id 498 Recollections of the Civil War (W. Riley) -- Features
id 2102 One Workers Life during the Depression (Gene Marchand) -- Gr. Dep
id 2129 How Cork City Survived The Depression -- Great Depression
id 2483 The War Department Regrets ... -- Rembering WW-II
id 2504 More 3 A.M. Thoughts -- Random Thoughts
id 2848 What does it take ..Spelling Bee-er -- Features
id 3074 Ted Williams and the Eephus Pitch -- Features 7/2/99
id 3290 Four Editors Are Exposed to "Zora" -- Features 10/1/99
id 3302 Their Bridge To happiness -- Features 11/5/99
id 3436 Sr. Ctr. Health Forum -- Features 11/5/99
id 3245 Beauty Of A Time -- Features 1/7/00
id 3099 3am Thoughts -- Random Thoughts 1/7/00
id 3307 This Memory Is A Keeper -- Features 2/4/00
id 3796 Coming Attractions -- Features 3/3/00
id 3816 Conversation At Editors Meeting -- Random Thoughts 4/7/00
id 3876 Curses Foiled Again -- Features 4/7/00
id 3986 Coming Attractions -- Features 5/5/00
id 4024 Coming Attractions -- Features 6/2/00
id 3956 Rededication of St. Mary's, --Features 6/2/00
id 3987 Photo Review of St. Mary's -- Photogravure 6/2/00
id 4138 Coming Attractions -- Features 7/7/00
id 4248 Coming Attractions -- Features 9/1/00
id 4216 Senior Proms of Yesteryear -- Features 9/1/00
id 4380 Coming Attractions -- Features 10/6/00
id 4423 Media Lab-Europe -- Features 11/03/00
id 4381 Coming Attractions-Nov -- Features 11/03/00
id 4506 Coming attractions -Dec -- Features 12/01/00
id 4466 How I overcame my prejudice. -- Features 2/2/01
id 1964Left & his evil twin brother -- Features 6/01/01