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 Abbey

   My father named our house Ivy Abbey. It was originally shaped like a cross but as the family grew so did the house and any semblance of an abbey disappeared. The ivy part, however, persisted.
   And speaking of my family growing, one day Uncle Edmund Sears came to call and saw my father on the roof near a chimney.   

   "What are you doing up there ?" he called.
   "Driving away the stork," my father replied.
   We lived at the corner of Highland Street and Love Lane. Love Lane was sometimes known as Elm Street and there was always controversy as to which was the proper name, my father favoring the former. From time to time an Elm Street sign would be put at the intersection and a few days later it could be found tucked above the water pipes in our cellar. At one time we had three of these signs that my father had ripped off. Many years later the town was troubled with Love Lane signs being stolen by young people, which is very understandable, and one