Melrose is a small town north of Boston neighboring Saugus and Wakefield. It was founded by pompus rich victorian dudes in the early 20th century, becuase they were to cool to share the same city as all the poor people, so they built their own. It was originally named "Pondview" due to the beautiful Ell Pond in our town that they liked to look at. But at some point the name was changed to "Melrose" which means Paradise in Latin. Today, Melrose is, well, not paradise, but it is a middle-upper class city with a surprising amount of drug stores (5 to be exact, more than Wakefield, which is 3x larger than Melrose)and old people. Melrose is pretty small and worthless, and if an atom bomb destroyed it, I don't think many people would notice. No one cool came from Melrose (Except Andy Mac, pro skateboarder) and that's probably because Melrose has some hypnotic trance on people that once you come here, you must make babies, and never leave. I know countless people who have lived in Melrose their whole lives. That's sad. Despite being such a small town, Melrose has a huge drug problem. We are the 3rd worst city in Middlesex county with a drug problem at our public high school, and that's saying a lot, knowing Middlesex county is the 2nd largest county in the USA. Every year Melrose has what we call "Victorians Day" which is so we never forget our high and mighty ancestors who founded this town. No one really understands it, it's a Melrose thing. Also, Ell Pond today is a toxic pond with no living creatures in it, although they did find a dead psychopath in it last year. The main rival to Melrose is Wakefield, who Melrose has lost to for 14 years. Other than all that Melrose is cool, the compliments our city typically gets are "Cute. Quaint. Easy." So it's pretty boring in Melrose, but hey, if your a high schooler looking for drugs, an old person, or just a fan of Lake Wobegon, come visit.
"I'm going up to Melrose"
"Melrose: A self sufficent community, a placewhere no one wants to come to, yet a place that no one ever leaves."
18 ноября 2007