Russell Priestley

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Member of the Silver Stringers
Editor of the Melrose Mirror

Born! Lived, Melrose since 1922 with two interruptions: college and WWII. Test pilot, Army Air Corps, piloting 32 different types of airplanes, one to four engines.

Occupation: 1. cartoons, 1500 cartoons sold to 125 publications.
2. Commercial artist/graphic designer (free lance) for 37 years.
3. After retirement: teaching cartooning, after-school, elementary grades.
4. Was co-author of seven sons with my wife of 37 years until she died of cancer and multiple sclerosis.



Additional Articles by Russ Priestley:
id 152 What I Learned from My Father (Michael Priestley) -- Features
id 195 Naming a Child -- Random Thoughts
id 438 Mother Goose - Gross and Loose -- Art
id 605 Being Silver Ain't So Great -- Features
id 1638 Six Week Raisin Bran Muffins -- Foods/Recipes
id 1715 A Friend -- Features
id 2150 One Solution to Depression Woes -- Great Depression
id 2318 My Life was in their Hands -- Remb-WW-II
id 2319 DC to Boston -- Remb-WW-II
id 2670 I Stopped to ask them, "What will I do?" -- Poetry
id 2694 Local Vets recall 50-year old Memories of WW-II -- Remb-WW-II
id 2740 Searching for a Name -- Random Thoughts
id 2748 Frozen Orange Cranberry Cheese Cake -- Foods/Recipes
id 3247 Russ Life Cover photo -- Remb-WW-II 8/20/99
id 3106 A Musing -- Random Thoughts 9/3/99
id 3163 The Cap -- Random Thoughts 10/1/99
id 3277 Words -- Random Thoughts 11/5/99
id 3328 If The Shoe Fits -- Poetry 12/3/99
id 3605 The Inside Story -- Features 1/7/00
id 3760 A Great School Idea -- Features
id 3863 A Tribute To A Legend -- Features 4/7/00
id 3942 How I Became An Equestrian -- Short Features 5/5/00
id 4076 Pastelist Bill McEnroe -- Features 7/7/00
id 4171 Fame and Misfortune -- Features 08/04/00
id 4250 Planned Obsolescence -- Features 9/1/00
id 4219 Meet Ray Jazz Smith -- Features 9/1/00
id 4249 This is how it all started - English language -- Features 10/6/00
id 4395 Green tomatoes -- Recipe 11/3/00
id 3586 It's Christmas -- Features 12/01/00
id 4501 Holiday Magic Show -- Features 12/01/00
id 4562 Your English Language -- Reviews 1/5/01
id 4592 Teacher, jazz pianist, etc. -- Features 2/2/01
id 4587 Sad state of pro sports -- Social Political Comments 2/2/01
id 4676 Tough...as nails -- Features 3/2/01
id 4704 Sleeping around -- Features 3/2/01
id 4799 Sleeping around vol.2 -- Features 4/6/01
id 4946 Sleeping around vol.3 -- Features 5/4/01
id 5082Terse Verse -- Poetry 6/01/01
id 5225 Enough is enuff -- Poetry 7/6/01
id 5201 Provincialisms -- Feature 7/6/01
id 5032 It's my hobby too -- Feature 8/3/01
id 5377 TV effect on sports -- Feature 9/7/01
id 3433 How to avoid Red Sox disappointments -- Feature 9/7/01
id 5458 Melrose & the terrorists' attack -- September 11, 2001 10/05/01
id 5371 Long awaited journey (part 1) -- Feature 11/2/01
id 5615 Did I see who? -- Social & Political commentary 12/07/01
id 5577 Long awaited journey (part 2) -- Feature 12/07/01
id 5642 Long awaited journey (part 3) -- Feature 1/04/02
id 5702 Root, extract -- Feature 2/01/02
id 5841 Two Fathers, grand -- Feature 3/1/02
id 5836 Some words you know -- Feature 3/1/02
id 5855 Tax-time tussle -- Feature 4/5/02
id 5856 Rambling -- Poetry 5/3/02
id 5899 Hobby day revisited -- Feature 5/3/02
id 6053 History and Yogi Berra -- Features 6/7/02
id 6303 The numbers game -- Features 9/6/02
id 6470 Trinity Episcopal Church -- Worship 10/04/02
id 6605 Cocoanut Grove sixty years ago -- Feature 11/01/02
id 6737 Guilty until proven innocent -- Social Commentary 12/06/02
id 6811 Happy New Year -- Features 1/3/03
id 6732 Tree -- Poetry 1/3/03
id 6914 Bulbous Poetry -- Poetry 2/7/03
id 7005 Blizzard training -- Storms 3/7/03
id 6948 Lucubration -- Features 3/7/03
id 7335 Costa Rica, San Jose area -- Features 5/2/03
id 7385 Costa Rica, our tour continues -- Feature 6/6/03
id 7515 Costa Rica - pt3 -- Feature 7/3/03
id 7711 The skool immersion program -- Features 8/1/03
id 7748 Russell Estate - part 2 -- Letter to 8/1/03
id 7658 Costa Rica - conclusion -- Features 8/1/03
id 7916 No slave to the shave -- Poetry 9/5/03
id 8159 Bragging right -- Features 10/03/03
id 8124 Oh, October -- Features 10/03/03
id 8002 More than I need to know -- Random Thoughts 10/03/03
id 8366 November -- Poetry 11/7/03
id 8721 Dedication -- Commentary 1/02/04
id 8865 What's in a name? -- Random Thoughts 2/6/04
id 8978 Fonetic Spelling -- Random Thoughts 3/5/04
id 9240 The camera -- Art 5/7/04
id 9224 The Bush League -- Commentary 5/7/04
id 9691 Five at the beach -- Features 8/5/04
id 9833 Leading a dog's life -- Features 9/3/04
id 10023 Let's have a few words -- Random Thoughts -- 10/01/04
id 10146 From my Father's knee --Features 11/05/04
id 10209 Christmas is ... -- Poetry 12/3/04
id 10093 How to grow trees -- Features 12/3/04
id 10293 What is an angler? -- Features 1/10/05
id 10406 Let's look at your bottom line -- Features 2/04/05
id 10500 Distraction during driving -- Social Commentary 3/4/05
id 10641 Thanks to Johann and Ottmar -- Features 5/6/05
id 10657 Teen-ager of the future -- Features 7/1/05
id 11076 What school did you went to? -- Poetry 8/5/05
id 11184 The no-book book report -- Reviews 9/2/05
id 11282 What's in a name? -- Features 10/07/05
id 11357 Help! I'm climbing the walls -- Features 11/2/05
id 11555 Living in a world of darkness -- Feature 12/02/05
id 11747 "Febrewary" is President's Month -- Features 2/3/06
id 11760 The true life story of Waite -- Reviews 2/3/06
id 11808 Girls'hockey team -- Features 3/3/06
id 11815 The true story of Waite, Part 2 -- Review 3/3/06
id 11806 Why don't you believe me? -- Random Thoughts 3/3/06
id 11907 Tax text writers -- Features 4/7/06
id 12118 The rain, in the main, falls on my domain -- Storm 6/2/06
id 12127 I was attacked by a computer -- Feature 6/2/06
id 12273 I love commercials -- Social Commentary 7/7/06
id 12388 August..awesome/awful -- Features 8/4/06
id 12340 Oh say, can you see? -- Poetry 8/4/06
id 12552 This generation is raising a bunch of whimps -- Social Commentary 9/1/06
id 12657 Problems of a phobic person -- Features 10/06/06
id 12674 Comes the dawn -- Features 10/06/06
id 12844 For English, press One -- Social Commentary 11/03/06
id 13055 We're running out of dunce caps -- Social Commentary 1/5/07
id 13178 Weather, weather everywhere -- Feature 2/2/07
id 13179 Letter to editor -- Letters to 2/2/07
id 13284 Whoa is me! -- Poetry 3/2/07
id 13347 Talkin' the talk -- Feature 4/6/07
id 13716 For English, press one -- Social Commentary 7/6/07
id 13785 A change of life -- Feature 8/3/07
id 13924 Back to school -- Feature 9/7/07
id 14146 We get letters -- honestly -- Letters 10/5/07
id 14248 Sesquipedalis -- Features 11/2/07
id 14387 Reflectiions on interjections -- Features 12/7/07
id 14340 Holy Christmas! --Poetry 12/7/07
id 14548 A unique hometown --Features 2/1/08
id 14538 Don't just sit there --Features 2/1/08
id 14665 Where is Zamboni? --Features 3/7/08
id 14632 Super Sunday, Drooper Monday --Features 3/7/08
id 14724 What'd did he say? --Features 4/4/08
id 14836 Some of the good guys --Features 5/2/08
id 14903 Can we talk? --Features 6/6/08
id 15016 The poor sports fans --Features 7/4/08
id 15108 Thrills, chills and spills --Features 8/1/08
id 15183 'Where have you been?' 'Out.' --Features 9/3/08
id 15268 Who's bailing the sinking boat? --Social & Political Commentary 10/3/08
id 15359 Are you one of these threats to our health? --Features 12/5/08
id 15616 How many days make one weak --Features 2/6/09
id 15731 The impending Ring of spring --Reviews 3/6/09
id 15851 The legacy of the Minutemen -- Features 5/1/09
id 16005 ALS, MS and a 'Yes' --Features 7/3/09
id 16091 Our peripatetic President --Social Commentary 8/7/09
id 16090 The Jim Crow...ley incident --Social Commentary 8/7/09
id 16287 Lest we forget, #2 --WWII 11/6/09
id 16228 Creeping crime --Features 11/6/09
id 16360 Home, home is now strange --Social Commentary 12/4/09
id 3605 The Inside Story --Features 2000 1/1/10
id 16442 The tooth truth --Features 1/1/10
id 16506 I was thinking --Random Thoughts 2/5/10
id 16607 A simple, speedy system --Features 3/5/10
id 16683 The lowdown on higher ups --Features 4/2/10
id 16792 D.C. to Boston in a barber chair -- Features 5/7/10
id 16903 Asking me my favorite spot... --Features 6/4/10
id 17085 Big John, an allegory --Features 8/6/10
id 17028 "Nobody knows the trouble I've seen" --Social Commentary 8/6/10
id 17268 It's a 'melluva hess' -- Features 10/1/10
id 17398 Seeking information on a stair runner --Random Thoughts 11/5/10
id 17725 I ain't no teacher of English, but... --Features 2/4/11
id 17808 Snowjob --Poetry 3/4/11
id 17830 Famous words... some not so famous --Features 5/6/11
id 18036 Confession of a pack rat --Features 6/3/11
id 18259 'It could happen to you...' --Features 8/5/11
id 18290 On vacations: A most memorable journey --Features 8/5/11
id 18399 Suhprise, suhprise! as Gomer Pyle would say --Features 9/2/11
id 18461 The death of an old companion --Features 10/7/11
id 18442 This was Melrose in the early 1900's --Features 10/7/11
id 18443 This was Melrose in the early 1900's - Part 2 --Features 10/7/11
id 18529 The latest on Lennie --Letters to 10/7/11
id 18851Fate, date and my lifelong mate --Features 2/3/12
id 19159"SOLDIERS MEMORIAL SAILORS" --Features 5/4/12
id 19317The beat goes on --Features 7/6/12
id 19514A few words of sympathy -- Features 9/7/12
id 19611In defense of Bostonese -- Features 10/5/12