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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Text provided by Diana Chaplin, from Great Estate, the place for Weston real estate



ness Uncle George was unable to dismiss the fair damsel from     his thoughts and on his return to Pictou he took up where he       had left off. There is no record of whether they struck a bargain then and there or spent a while weighing pros and cons. They     did, however, get married at a later date, not in Nova Scotia but   in Lynn, Massachusetts, at a small wedding, the details of which  are not available, but I am sure there were no such frustrations      as characterized wedding number one.
   It is quite possible that all these escapades were responsible     for Uncle George's frequent nightmares during which he would scream with such violence that uninitiated neighbors wondered       if he was being murdered.
   Uncle George's new bride was my Great Aunt Mary. Their  house near Cherry Brook Station, which supposedly resembled  the Fiske ancestral manor house in England, was still unfinished when Uncle George died, but Aunt Mary saw to its completion  and lived there for many years.
   She always gave $2.50 gold pieces to her nephews and nieces   at Christmas, and year after year I would find a little envelope       in the toe of my stocking containing the shiny coin and Aunt   Mary's engraved calling card. She died in the early 1930s and her funeral was in the Episcopal Church in Weston. It was a very     high service with lots of bell-ringing and incense-burning and     went on and on. At one point, when it appeared to be nearing an end, bells suddenly started ringing again and the service resumed full swing. At this my father shifted his position, gave a little      groan and muttered, "I wonder why they're pulling in a second alarm."
   This remark brought forth a snicker from the congregation