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 Bennetts

   My mother's maiden name was Ruth Bennett. The Bennetts   lived in Wayland just beyond the Weston Town Line at the    corner of Plain Road and the Post Road. The main portion of    their house was torn down some years ago but the diningroom-kitchen wing is still standing behind a gasoline station and         liquor store. My grandfather Bennett died before my time, and   until his death the family spent summers in Wayland and winters     in Boston. At the time of his death they were living at 93 Beacon Street, a large brownstone house facing the Public Garden. My grandmother's father, Judge Edward Mellen, owned a house in Wayland Village as well as the little law office there.
   My grandmother was well-read, very proper and quite easily shocked. When I had become old enough to delve into the classics I noticed a set of Fielding on her shelf which seemed out of  keeping with her strict sense of propriety. I asked her if she considered Tom Jones a good book. "Yes," she replied, "but        of course there are parts we're not meant to read."