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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Shown by Diana Chaplin - metro west real estate broker
 
THE DUMP
 

certainly not always to blame for its stubbornness. I can remem-   ber several times seeing it rowed home from a fishing trip because  the motor refused to start, not on account of any mechanical           defect but because the gasoline tank was empty - and all this in spite of the fact that there was a spare can of gasoline aboard!   
   One morning during our first summer at The Dump my mother asked me to out oil in the automobile, and as I had never done such a thing before, i assumed that filling it meant giving it all it would take without overflowing. the motor started all right but within a very few seconds smoke began pouring out from every crack and cranny until the whole vehicle was wreathed in a great blue cloud. After a few minutes the cloud dissipated and the motor became functional again, but an excessive amount of carbon was left inside the cylinders and spark plugs which required a professional cleaning job.
   Another memory of our first years at Orleans was our cook, Delia, who was a real character. She was short and stocky with a will of her own, and you could tell instinctively from her harsh voice and perpetual scowl that she stood for no funny business. She began each sunny day by going out to the back yard, facing the sun and sneezing explosively in order to clear her head. One day when several of us were in the kitchen, I got up the courage to ask her what she would do if a burglar come into her room at night.
   "I'll fix any buggler that comes my way," she growled.
   "What would you do?" I asked.
   "I'll show you what I'd do," she replied, and going into her bedroom which adjoined the kitchen, she reached under her pillow and pulled out a piece of iron pipe about eighteen inches

 

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