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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chance had been sold she bought all the rest. Oddly enough, in    the drawing the single chance won the doll.
   My father had one brother, Uncle Ned, who died of mastoid      a few years before I was born. My grandmother blamed herself   for not getting him to the doctor soon enough, and for the rest       of her life she refused to go through Weston center because it involved passing near the Concord Road house and stirring up unhappy memories and when she came to visit us she got off the train at either Tower Hill or Riverside.
   Soon after my parents were married my grandparents gave up  the Marlborough Street house and moved into the Hotel Vendome where they lived the year round, except for a month or two at  Palm Beach in the dead of winter. One summer they hired a house on Love Lane (now 106) which was a reasonably successful ven- ture, but the following year they tried fixing up the main part of    our farmhouse, now 26 Love Lane, and furnishing it with Marl-borough Street items. This experiment was a failure. Our foreman George and his wife Alice occupied the kitchen wing. Alice was quite a tippler which was bad enough, but about the third night    her lover came and tippled with her and there was a terrible fight between him and George which ended up with George being locked out of the house. My grandparents found all the shouting and swearing quite disagreeable and they moved back to Boston.
   When I was nine, my grandmother had a stroke that paralyzed her physically and mentally and she lingered on for eight more  years during which time I was taken into her room to see her     only once — my parents felt that the sight of a helpless invalid would be bad for me — and unfortunately my memories of what she looked like stem from that single visit.