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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EARLY AUTOMOBILES

 

were boiling on the stove. All this took time. Dr. Walker got off   the train at Kendal Green at one o'clock, and it was after eight      in the evening before everything was ready for the operation. Fortunately there was no electrical failure and the surgery pro-ceeded smoothly.
   Dr. Walker spent the night, and next morning, satisfied with results left for the long trek back to Boston and turned his patient over to Dr. Van Nuys.
   Today all this snow could be taken care of in a day or two, but not in 1920 when the town's plowing equipment was very limited. Even on the Main Road there was enough snow cover for us to get to the station by sleigh during our forty-two motorless days.
   I remember other big snowstorms as a child, when sheets were hung around my bed like a tent to protect me from drafts and    from snow seeping in through an open window. My window      was always open at night because my mother believed that fresh country air was healthy, no matter how cold, and she would    sneak around the house in the evening, opening windows in the children's rooms that my father had sneaked around and closed earlier. All of which reminds me of an incident that happened   many years later when a young salesman stopped at the house    and tried to talk my father into having the walls and roof insu-  lated. He practically guaranteed that by doing so, the heating       bill would be reduced by one-third. My father listened patiently      to the sales talk, then said that he knew how to cut the heating     bill in half at practically no cost.
   "How would you do it?" the salesman asked, and my father replied, "By nailing the windows down in the wintertime so my   wife can't open them."

 

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