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MERRIAMS AND FIELDS

 

while Uncle Andrew Fiske read a poem he had written for the occasion.
   These two families had been close friends ever since the Reverend Field came to Weston in 1815 in answer to the call   from the Unitarian Church of which my great-great-grandfather, Isaac Fiske, was a pillar. Isaac sold his house to the Reverend,     as he had recently bought the place next door; and the Field    family continued to own it until the early 1930's. Feeling per-    haps a little uncertain as to his ultimate destiny, Isaac presented   the Reverend with a woodlot near Cherry Brook so that he might have plenty of firewood for the long New England winters. It     was a nice gesture, and I'm sure the Reverend did his best by   Isaac when he died.
   All of which reminds me of a time when someone asked       Uncle Andrew if he had any concern about the hereafter.
   "It doesn't matter a bit to me," Uncle Andrew replied, "I've      got good friends in both places."
   Mr. Edward Field, Erlund and Olsen's father, had a flowing moustache and a ruddy complexion, and he wore thick spectacles that seemed to magnify a certain sparkle always present in his   eyes. When he called on friends, he usually went on foot, and  being a gentleman of the old school, wore a morning coat and a derby hat and carried a cane.
   Once we had a new waitress — a not uncommon occurrence    as our domestic turnover was always heavy — and one of her duties was to answer the front doorbell. The first night she was   with us we put a dummy in her bed, and her reactions were     better than could be expected; one look at it sent her screaming    to the kitchen for help. So next day we decided to try another

 

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