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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a garage, moving the cows to a new-to-us barn that Aunt Mary Fiske gave to my father because she had no further use for it. It originally stood on Concord Road a short distance north of   Cherry Brook station.
   We bought our 1912 Fiat from the Pushees. There was some-thing in its motion that irritated Mrs. Pushee's gallstones, and      they decided to sell it after a few months. It was bound to be in   A-1 condition mechanically, my father said, because it had been driven and cared for exclusively by Arthur Wyman, the Pushee's chauffeur, and Arthur was the best driver in town if not in the world.
   Mr. Pushee, on the other hand, was an indifferent driver. He always had a smaller automobile for his own use, and one of     them was a Maxwell 'runabout' — a two-passenger vehicle with a seat behind to accommodate a third person. He drove the Max-well to Weston center one day to do some errands, and while turning around another automobile suddenly came down the      road and ran into him, causing so much damage that he had to  walk home. When he told Mrs. Pushee what had happened she looked at him suspiciously and said, "George — you've been up   to the Dicksons again !"
   Our Fiat was a seven passenger touring car, hand cranked, and required lots of strength to get it started on a cold morning — or any other morning as far as that goes; but once started it went  along fairly smoothly, barring the customary blowouts and dif-ficulties with the cooling system. Instead of a fan it had blades        in the flywheel, located at the rear end of the motor, and a good five feet from the radiator. This highly inefficient arrangement provided inadequate circulation of air, and overheating in the