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

 

they decided that they might as well quit. Being fairly close to      the Lilly house, Mr. Lilly invited them in for a drink. Mrs. Lilly heard them enter and called down from upstairs, "Who's there?"
   "Me," said Mr. Lilly.
   "And who've you got with you?"
   "Mr. Merriam and Mr. Dickson."
   "Tell them to go home," said Mrs. Lilly sharply.
   "But I've invited them in for a drink."
   "I don't care. Tell them to go home," she growled. "I don't     want those muddy people in my clean house."
   Mr. Lilly looked at his guests and shrugged his shoulders       while my father and Mr. Merriam took the only course open to them.
 

   The property adjoining the Merriams on Concord Road be-  longed to the Grant Walkers. The huge house burned to the   ground when I was quite young. It was across the valley from us, and I can remember seeing billows of black smoke pouring into   the air. After the fire the Walkers built a brick house which was later acquired by Weston College and is still standing.
   My family had a kerosene incubator for hatching chickens. Occasionally, during the incubation period, the eggs were taken  out and held in front of a special lamp to see how they were do- ing. Those that tested positive were returned to the hatching     trays; the negatives, rejected.
   Once the rejects got mixed with a batch of fresh eggs that we sold to Cutting's Store, and some of them managed to find their way to the Walkers. At breakfast, when Mrs. Walker opened her soft boiled egg, she was distressed to find an undeveloped

 

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