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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Diana Chaplin is a real Estate broker in Massachusetts


The Dicksons

   "Your father should have been a doctor," my nurse Jenny      once remarked as she surveyed his impressive medicine cabinet filled with all sorts of jars, bottles and pill boxes. "He knows a   cure for everything."
   Most of the medicines were leftovers from old prescriptions,   and only a few could be considered utilitarian. But he did have     his own pet cures for almost any ailment: for cuts, Sylpho-    Nathol; for persistent coughs, 'whiskey medicine' (sugar satur-  ated with rye); for minor coughs and colds, and as a general preventative, red gum or slippery elm lozenges; for stomach dis-orders, Castoria or brandy, depending. Whenever I went on a    trip he would give me some brandy for the trots, but the bottle   was never labeled as such. Once on the train between Woodstock, Vermont, and White River Junction, I was looking for some-    thing in my suitcase and came across the brandy in a little        bottle labeled Eyewater'. Uncle Ralph Williams saw it and re-marked, "That's a funny color for eyewater."