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
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THE BENNETTS

 

Aunt Manie as children—telephoned my grandmother in Wayland and told her what was going on; and my grandmother tele-   phoned Katy Brown, the Robbinses' old nurse who lived nearby. Meanwhile Jenney hurried down to see what she could do, and      a short while afterwards my grandmother and Aunt Celin      arrived; but the child kept screaming. Poor Aunt Manie was    rather confused with all these people scolding her and giving her advice, and she soon broke into tears herself. After a while Katy Brown arrived. Katy had a magic touch with children. She took Sally in her arms, rocked her back and forth and repeated over  and over again — "all she wants is her Katy — all she wants is   her Katy," and in less than a minute Sally was quiet.
   The Robbinses moved to Boston soon afterwards. It must have been a relief for Aunt Manie to get away from her interfering relatives.
    When Aunt Manie got older she developed a great passion for the mountains and would start off on a climbing expedition on      the slightest provocation. Her first trip, 1923, was an assault on Mount Washington. Three automobile loads of climbers set forth from Ipswich on a fine July morning, one automobile driven by   me, one by Aunt Manie and one by Mrs. Crockett. By persistent driving we managed to reach Wonalancet, New Hampshire, near Ossipee, at about four in the afternoon and we spent the night       in a mosquito-ridden pasture. The following day we drove to       the Glen House in Pinkham Notch, surveyed the mountain from   the valley as any good mountaineer should, and decided to make our ascent next morning via the carriage road. Although the    grades were gentle the distance was considerable, and it was well along in the afternoon before we finally reached the hotel on

 

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