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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LANDMARKS AND PERSONALITIES

 

mood, would play on her weaknesses by sending a carriage and pair to our house that transgressed in both these respects. On   such occasions she would order the checkreins removed imme-diately, then we would drive down to McAuliffe's stable and      wait for a pair of long tailed horses to be hitched into the car-   riage before proceeding towards Boston. Meanwhile she would berate Pat for his cruelty in owning docktail horses and using checkreins while Pat, with a twinkle in his eye, would try to ex- plain how most of his customers preferred the stylish look.
   "Don't ever do this to me again," she would say as we finally drove off — but he did !
   Stories about Pat McAuliffe, mostly started by himself, were always circulating around town. Once he met a lady at the sta-   tion who was considering taking a house in Weston for the  summer. As they approached the center she pointed at the stone church and asked what denomination it was.
   "Unitarian," said Pat, and then he asked, "Are you Unitarian?"     

    "No — I'm Episcopalian," she replied.
   Pat looked at her, shook his head and sighed, "Then you      might as well take a house in hell for the summer as here."
   As chief of police he was able to take care of Westonians who became involved in out-of-town traffic violations, for in those    days a sort of reciprocal agreement existed among neighboring towns. Once Mrs. Lyman Gale was stopped in Newton for speeding and she got her husband to contact Pat.
   "Don't give it another thought," was the reply "I'll fix it up          for you." A few days later he called back and explained apolo-getically, "They have a new police chief in Newton and he's impossible. He refuses to do anything for me. I've had men out

 

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