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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mobiles. His assistant was Bert Smith. Once we left an automo- bile there for a valve grinding job, and when we got it back the motor sputtered and spat and backfired so we took it to Horace for a checkup. He investigated and found a portion of Bert    Smith's shirt in the cylinder head.
   Next to Coburn's Block was the Weston Laundry with its
long loading platform running the length of the building.            "Why don't we send our laundry there?" I once asked.       "Because we have a laundress and don't need to" my mother
   "Why doesn't everyone have a laundress?"
   "Perhaps they can't afford one."
   Whereupon I turned to my father and asked, "How do you   make all your money anyway?"
   "By robbing the poor," he replied with the voice of an emo-  tional politician.
   This made my mother perfectly furious. She said it was the   worst thing she had ever heard anyone say; how could a man tell such a wicked lie to his children? Her reaction was so perfect     that we asked the same question at a later date, and got the     same reply and the same verbal blast from my mother.
   Dr. Van Nuys lived in the square house where doctors' offices are today. My earliest recollection of him dates back to 1910  when I escaped from my nurse who was busy in the laundry,      and went behind the house where Tober, our St. Bernard, was sleeping comfortably. I got down on my hands and knees and started growling at him. He woke up and playfully put his paw      on my head which startled me, and as I backed away from him,  the paw dug into my scalp and blood spurted out. Clutching my