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http://melrosemirror.media.mit.edu/servlet/pluto?state=3030347061676530303757656250616765303032696430303565626f7964

From the Melrose Mirror folks. The above will link you to a number of stories, mostly about Melrose, growing up there and through the eyes of long time Melrosian, Ed Boyd.

Great way to pick and choose articles that interest you... or maybe not.... but I thought it was pretty cool.

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tried to reply twice but it keeps saying my message contains spam

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Not surprising. I've often been informed that I'm full of something, but it's not Spam.

You could try searching for just "Melrose Mirror". That should get you to the home page and you can pick and choose what you'd like.

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Is "need to move on" a polite form of "good riddance"?
And I do apologize for being on the SS dole and costing the youngsters so much money!

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Geezer
Is "need to move on" a polite form of "good riddance"?
And I do apologize for being on the SS dole and costing the youngsters so much money!


Yes and No.

and,

In the future, I must be sure to use less ammo in my little grenades. Who knew it would start a fire fight.

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Okay guys......again we fixed it. We can post again. Had to take down that Emergency Meeting String. Was taking up too much space

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Thank you PW, I thought it was my computer. And not unhappy to see that string go, I never could figure out when the "emergency meeting" was!

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As an aside, although I certainly understand about automatic timers, it still looks foolish to drive by someone's house in the rain and see the lawn sprinklers on!

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Oh thank goodness that terrible space sucking string is gone.

Well done Patty.




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OK, now....

Who ever it was, please Fess up now!!!

Which one of you brilliant guys nailed a Cow's tongue to a tree in Pine Banks Park as reported in the Melrose Patch and Free Press?

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Wasn't me, but oddly enough it was apparently found very near where "we" just started to walk, as a nice shaded walking spot, near the end of the summer, so maybe I could be guilty of attracting crazies!

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I know that it is almost Halloween and the crazies have a habit of coming out then, but this is to much. This is something that is more appropriate happening in Salem.

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Test

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The "SPAM" note? I'm still getting it.

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Yes. I was getting while sending to RATT so I ran a test to see if I'd get it when replying you. No Spam on you.

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And on yet another topic.
Maybe I'm losing it, but the picture of the playground improvements coming to the Common, and the written description, do not jive at all with what is there now, based on leaving the "old tennis courts" where they are now. According to the picture, the basketball court will be moved into the ball fields.
Or is it just me (I am there almost every day)?

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PS I do know it's a rendering, not a picture!

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where is it the picture located? Free Press? Patch?

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Weekly News

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Oh.

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OK folks! The spam issue has been solved! I've worked all afternoon tweeking (not twerking.....I don't know how those gals do it but you've got to be in great shape) the permissions to allow for benign posts to be allowed without being blocked for spam!

Geezer you need not fear my friend! Spam is now 2.69 a can at Shaws without the key. It's a pull top. I checked.

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Thanks again for 'fixing' the message board PW. I do enjoy it (even peeking at the darker side!) and was frustrated at some of the problems encountered posting my innocuous comments, lol.

Every once in a while when shopping, I do pause momentarily in front of the Spam and almost reach for it (mostly for old times sake) but then recall that I wasn't that keen about it as a kid, why would I think I would be now. But fun to see it's "still here", so someone must be buying/eating it!

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I don't know, spam (with pineapple and cloves) wasn't that bad. Versus liver (cooked till it tasted like shoe leather)and bacon. It was later in life, after I married my wife that I actually enjoyed liver. She cooked it with tomato sauce so that there was flavor to it.

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I would just like to echo what Geezer said, what Geezer said.

Having this board available, especially on a cold rainy day, is a life saver (well it's not really THAT dramatic) but it is wicked cool, cool, cool.

Thanks Patty!

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Our cat used to love Liver Night.

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I have probably already mentioned this, but.......one of the best things my parents ever did was to make me sit at the supper table until I finished eating whatever was put in front of me, because now I like almost everything. However, I would sit there until midnight (when they would finally tell me to go to bed, well, maybe 10PM, I was after all just a kid) whenever we had liver!

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Remember Old Guy and Geezer? We already had the “liver” discussion! GROSS!

And Old Guy l love this board too.

What I really want to know is why no one fights with me anymore? I do so miss those a$$ whooping’s! I just don’t get it. No more personal attacks, or name calling and my personal favorite telling me to move. I even threw in the “Trophy Wife” slam and not even a nibble.

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patricia wright
What I really want to know is why no one fights with me anymore? I do so miss those a$$ whooping’s! I just don’t get it. No more personal attacks, or name calling and my personal favorite telling me to move. I even threw in the “Trophy Wife” slam and not even a nibble.

I could be wrong on all of this and time will tell.

I think, first, there's a new crowd out there these days. Many have never heard to the OML skirmishes, the trophy wife ball fields, etc...

Second, Your explanation about how you can shut someone's IP Address down at will, may have scared some away, at least temporarily. Example: "Oh, Oh, I'm not gonna call that "witch with a B" anything if she can shut me down.

And third, You really haven't been posting regularly. You were, I assume, dealing with the mortgage mess so your attendance is understandable.

Anyway... Those are just my thoughts. You do have to admit though, the folks over in the Dark Side are pretty good at calling each other names. You just frightened them, I think.

Any thoughts Geezer, RATT, Fossil?

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Patty; it could also be that you have managed to shot them down every time. So they may be a little shell shocked.

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This is the first time I haven’t had to work a weekend in months and it’s been so much fun! Maybe folks don’t know the site is back up again? And for the record I’ve never banned anyone in the five years that this board has been in existence.

I’m a firm believer in free speech and so is Mr. Ireton. Pornographic posts, posts that name children and spammers are the only posts that get deleted….not the actual run of the mill poster. I didn’t even ban the guy or gal that shut down the site!

If anyone thought we banned people you only have to look at the vicious posts that are all on the dark side. They’ll be back! Hasta la vista baby!

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One of the "spam" things I tried to post many times is a bit of a moot point now, but anyway, although I certainly understand automatic timers, it still looks ridiculous to be driving in the rain and pass a house and see the lawn sprinklers going!

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Good point Geezer. Just wait until the start of black ice season.

Does anyone know if it is true in this kind of situation, if a car hits the ice and crashes it is the driver who pays for the damages, not the person who caused the ice in the first place?

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I suspect that that is the case, tho it doesn't seem right.

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I wonder if Cow Tongue is an ingredient of Spam?

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So, where do you store all those grenades OG?

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As I have said before, I'm sick and tired of both offensive and defensive "celebrations" in football. It's your job, if you happen to do it well on one play, fine, you're supposed to, it's what you get paid for, it's not a cause for celebration.

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Geezer
So, where do you store all those grenades OG?

Behind the pitcher's mound, of course.

And I could not agree with you more on the celebrations. It would be interesting to go back and look at old films to see where it started and how it morphed into what we have now. I'm all for a rule that would cancel out both yardage and points due to inappropriate celebration. That'll put an end to it.

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That would indeed be interesting, because I personally can't recall.
One last comment and then I'll drop it. Can you even conceive of, say Jim Brown, after a touchdown, jumping up into the stands to have the fans congratulate and paw all over him?

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Slice the spam really thin and fry it in a pan with olive oil. On scali toast with spicy mustard. Cow tongue? Makes great tacos but I don't think you need to nail it to a tree first.

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I might try the Spam 'recipe', but think I'll pass on the cow's tongue (though I'm probably getting it in hot dogs!) as it's one of the "meals" my parents never made me sit at the table until I finished!

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Only had the tongue tacos once. My brother visited from the west coast one summer and was so excited to make them. It was quite a task just to find the beef tongue (guess he should have just taken a walk up to Pine Banks) It was then an even bigger process to cook it (hours in the oven with a ton of garlic). My mother's house STUNK for weeks. We all ate them and smiled and said how good they were. Not horrible, but definitely not worth all that effort and anticipation.

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Geezer
I might try the Spam 'recipe', but think I'll pass on the cow's tongue (though I'm probably getting it in hot dogs!) as it's one of the "meals" my parents never made me sit at the table until I finished!

I looked up Spam on Al Gore's internets (and we all know that everything on the internets is true) and found that it is made of Pork Shoulder and also, Ham. That was strange. I thought Pork came from Pigs and so did Ham, so why would they list them separately on the Spam label? I did some research and found that "Ham" is actually a processed meat similar to Hot Dogs?

Did any of you know about this? Or am I reading it wrong?

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Yikes, it does say the "ham" is a processed pork foodstuff!
I don't think I like that anything is called a "foodstuff"

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I always wondered why, if ham and pork came from the same animal, did they taste so different. Now we know.

I also saw an article that said nothing from the pig is discarded while "Processing" the ham, including the insides of the head and other areas.

Have a Happy Easter!

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Is Burger King open on Thanksgiving?

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Now, now Geezer. There's no evidence of them tampering with the King of bird meals! However, ham is now crossed off my list for good.

Anyone know where I can pick up a pizza in Melrose?

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Do we have any pizza places in Melrose?

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Soooooo............do any of you have a 'time limit' for screwing around trying to open a package by hand, or do you just immediately go for a knife or scissors?

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You have got to be referring to those God Dam packages with the card board backs and heavy, heavy plastic that requires a Jim Bowie 8 inch hunting knife to penetrate?

Right?

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Those are so exasperating that I often put them aside to try to open another day!
But I'm also talking about something as simple as 1/2 a Popsicle (no idea why they sell single sides of a Popsicle) where you should be able to just rip it open, but can't!

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If you don't know if you have "ED", does that mean you do?