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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THE DUMP
 

long and waved it with an air of defiance. "You get out of here Mister Buggler," she shouted, "or I'll crack your head open."
   Needless to say we all cringed at this threatening gesture. It    was too realistic. "Get out of here, Mister Buggler - get out,"       she shouted at us as if we were the burglar.
   By now we decided that she had gone crazy and that we had better escape while the escaping was good. Delia realized our trepidation and began chasing us around the yard still waving her pipe. After this episode the cookie jar in the pantry was robbed less frequently, and going into the kitchen after dark was defin-   itely out of the question.
   Our third South Orleans summer saw a decided improvement    in our domestic problems with the arrival of Nellie Sullivan who came to cook, and kept us fed for the next thirty years. She   slowly took over management, first of the kitchen, then of the house, until we become completely dependent on her. She   planned all the meals and ordered the food, and my mother,     being relieved of those responsibilities could devote more time      to the horses. Nellie spoiled my father from the start, preparing    his special dishes of butterless, or allegedly butterless, vegetables, and made other specialties for him like his favorite Quahog Chowder, and "stomachache pie" - a rich cake wit thick    chocolate frosting.
   We still had a servant turnover in other departments, but    nothing like before because Nellie had more managerial tact      than my mother, who had absolutely none. Nellie was outspoken and pulled no punches, and i think that it was this frankness at       all times that helped her fit into our rather unusual and difficult household. I once complained about the inadequate curtaining

 

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