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
Previous Page
Next Page
Weston MA homes



clouds roll by until they were back. The swimming pool turned    out to be quite muddy, and after the first year it was abandoned,  so I never did get a chance to use it.
   I was slow recovering. We spent the following summer on the Cape and whenever we went for a sail, Captain Jennings our boatman, had to carry me from the house to the boat — a matter  of no more than a hundred yards. One day I went fishing with      my father and Captain Jennings off Cleveland's Ledge in Buzzards Bay. We were rolling around at anchor and my father was smok-ing a cigarette. I asked him if I might try one and he consented, expecting, no doubt that I would become dizzy after a few puffs and learn my lesson. But not at all. Having finished the first I    asked for a second.
   A few years later I got my bicycle. When Dr. Worcester came  to listen to me I was very apprehensive, as well I might have    been, but to my amazement he said yes. This made me feel much more like a normal human being. When the weather was fair I  could ride to school, mostly downhill, but the homeward journey had to be made by automobile, with the bicycle in the back seat.
   Of course I could ride horseback all I wanted — the best tonic  in the world, my mother thought, and on weekends a group of      us would go on a riding picnic. Our farm in Sudbury was a   favorite spot. It was a unique piece of country in those days; the cedars were small and the rolling pastureland well cropped by cows. From the higher ground you looked down on the Sudbury Meadows, with now and then a glimpse of the meandering river that kept within its banks all summer. The meadows were dry enough for haying, and in the fall for harvesting cranberries      which we put in our attic to ripen. Beyond the meadows was