1. The Fiske Family
2. The Bennetts
3. The Dicksons
4. The Abbey
5. Landmarks and Personalities
6. The Great Road
7. The South Side
8. Merriams and Fields
9. Sold to Riley
10. Early Automobiles
11. The Dump
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The South Side is made possible by Diana Chaplin the metro west real estate broker



Street. Several times when their house was crowded, I shared a large bed on the top floor with Billy Robbins and Spot, the        dog. I never enjoyed this because Billy insisted on opening all      the windows as wide as he could, and in the morning my throat would be sore from too much cold gaseous air. Moreover, Spot was apt to get restless in the small hours and scratch himself,   which made sleeping difficult.
   Now, returning to South Avenue and proceeding in an easterly direction, I have only routine associations with the portion   between Wellesley Street and Cutter's Corner, except for the house where Mable Page was murdered in 1904. Although a Charles Tucker was sent to the electric chair for the crime, my father always maintained that he was innocent and the true      culprit not even a suspect. He never mentioned the name of his candidate, but he saved all the newspaper accounts of the trial, which over the years, made better nesting material for mice than reading material for the researcher.
   We often bought cider at the mill at Cutter's Corner while my father called on Loring Young across the way to discuss town affairs. Loring, my father and Bert Tyler were Weston selectmen for many years. Things usually went smoothly for them. How-  ever, during construction of the Weston Center bypass through      a long stretch of swampland, Mr. Charles Freeman, who ran a screen factory on Crescent Street, claimed his water rights were impaired and brought suit against the selectmen for damages.
   When the case came to trial my father and Loring were            not too concerned about it but Bert Tyler was so worried that      he could hardly sleep at night. My father's behavior on the stand  did nothing to relieve the uneasiness of poor Bert's state of mind.