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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Noltes and to eat from the bird feeders. I am sure they were       not appreciated, but the Noltes were very polite and never complained.
   And speaking of our animals, my cousin Mary Sears at a young age, overheard a conversation about the Dickson dogs not being well-mannered.
   "Well," sighed Mary, "They don't see very good manners."
   My father commuted to Boston by train. The station was a    good twenty minutes from our house by horse and carriage, and   no other commuter lived so far away from it; but he enjoyed the country and liked Weston and felt rewarded for the extra effort.
   At the age of six I began my academic career at Pigeon Hill School, just beyond Weston Station. For my first two years I got there by horse and carriage in the spring and fall and by sleigh in winter. By my third year the automobile had become more utilitarian and Eddie Green, our chauffeur, drove us as long as     the roads were passable.
   My mother felt that a morning of school was too long a period  for a growing child to go without food, so she had the cook pre-pare mid-morning snacks which were done up in little bundles    and put on a table by the front door. They consisted of a sand-
wich, and a piece of sweet chocolate as a reward for eating the sandwich. Whoever got there first would squeeze each bundle to see which had the largest piece of chocolate and choose accord-ingly. Once out of sight of the house we would open our bundles, toss the sandwiches over the stone wall for the birds, and eat the chocolate. This was easy to do in an open automobile because    my father and Eddie Green sat in front and paid little attention       to what went on behind, as long as there was no fighting.