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

 
me how much it will cost — and I drop the money into the hole  and he catches it on the other side. Is that how you do it?"
   What brats children can be !

   Next to the old town hall was Cutting's Store where everyone bought their groceries. It had a candy counter with wonderful licorice sticks and I loved licorice and used to buy the biggest pieces I could find. I never paid for them. I just said "charge to Dickson", which were magic words. Once I met a friend looking longingly at the candy but he had no money. "You don't need money," I said, "just say 'charge to Dickson"' and I illustrated      my point when the clerk came our way. Then we both walked     off chewing contentedly. I often wonder if he ever tried this technique on his own.
   Once I went to Julia Paine's birthday party and stopped at Cutting's to buy her a present. I chose a box of candy with a particularly large piece on the top layer. When I gave it to her     she thanked me, opened it and said, "Have one?" Welcoming      this unexpected opportunity I helped myself to that great big   dream piece and set my greedy teeth into it. Instead of the deli-cious taste I expected, my mouth was filled with something stale and rancid with a strong metallic flavor; it apparently had been       in Cutting's candy counter a long time. How I wished that I      could go somewhere and spit the thing out !
   "Have another," said Julia, pushing the box at me, but I told      her "no thank you." This was one of the few times in my life        that I ever refused a second piece of candy.  

   On a prominent knoll just east of Weston Center stood the

 

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