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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MERRIAMS AND FIELDS

 

to buy him an automobile. There was one stipulation however —   it must be kept in a barn across the street, not on the main place. Charlie could hardly believe his ears — especially when Grampa announced, "We'll go in and choose it tomorrow."
   Consulting several friends to get the names of the most reliable Ford agencies, Charlie listed them methodically in case Grampa should ask for advice. Monday morning arrived, and they took    the train to Boston from Cherry Brook. Charlie had his dealer      list safely in a pocket, but said nothing about it to Grampa for     fear of being presumptuous. Grampa, independent as always,   never asked for advice. They got onto a street car at the North Station and went directly to the Cadillac agency.
   "Which one do you like?" Grampa asked his dumbfounded grandson.
   Charlie, wondering if it was all a dream, looked the field         over and pointed to a sporty touring car. "I like that one," he     said.
   "So do I," said Grampa, and he bought it.


   The property on Merriam Street beyond the Merriam farm     was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Lilly. Mr. Lilly, a jovial soul, had a particularly loud voice, which earned him the nickname of "Whispering John". The first time I met him I was sitting in our automobile in front of Cutting's store. He came up to me and   asked — or rather shouted — "What's your name?" When I told him he said, "Oh yes — your father and I are good friends. We're going fishing tomorrow — along with Mr. Merriam."
   A few days later I learned the details of the fishing trip.          After wading around for an hour or two and getting no bites,

 

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