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 sells homes in weston



get the engine to put it out. Of course this could not be done    when the ground was dry or when there was a strong wind.
   We never played with fire anywhere else, except symbolically, having learned great respect for it. Whenever my father was    home and the fire alarm rang, he would hurry off with several children in tow. If it were a brush fire we would help beat it out  with brooms or evergreen boughs — if a building, we just stood by helplessly, watching it burn. The horror of these sights made me quite sensitive to the smell of smoke.
   One summer when we were living on the Cape, I returned to spend a night or two in Weston and as I entered the house I smelled something burning. On investigating I found a cardboard box on the back porch that was filled with hot ashes. I poured water onto it, and none too soon as the ashes had burned through the bottom of the box and into the table it was resting on. Then       I found our housekeeper and told her that she ought to know  better than to put hot ashes in a cardboard box.
   "I don't see how it could have happened," she replied seriously. "Why, before I put those ashes into the box I lined it with three layers of newspaper."
   I could hardly believe my ears !