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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Weston MA real estate and this book are presented by Diana Chaplin



   My grandmother Bennett had a house in Chesham not too far from Uncle John's and it was called "Berry Bennett." The old  house had been neglected for many years and had fallen into a  state of disrepair when, one summer, Aunt Katherine decided to restore it. An Englishman happened to be visiting while the carpenters were at work and she took him over to see the place. As the house came into view he suddenly exclaimed, "Why —    this reminds me so much of a little hamlet in England — and, coincidently its name is "Bury Bennett." This of course appealed    to Aunt Katherine's Anglomania and the name stuck, phonet-   ically at least.
   When I was very young I used to spend a week or two in the summer at the unrestored "Berry Bennett", and my mother,     Mary, our nurse Jenny, and I would drive the sixty odd miles from Weston in a carriage and pair. We always went in the 'mountain wagon' because it had brakes to take the strain off the horses   while going down steep hills. The trip took two days and we spent the intervening night at Groton or Townsend, Massachusetts.  Those were long days, either dry and dusty or cold and wet, with no protection against the elements except the clothes we wore,   and we usually arrived in Chesham in poor spirits. On one such occasion I found some wild strawberries in the pasture and ate far too many of them. They disagreed with my tired stomach and that night I had an unforgettable nightmare — a giant cat sitting on      the window sill peering in at me. I can still see that cat sitting    there, and I'm still not overly fond of strawberries.


   Aunt Celin never married and was often available to baby sit