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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THE GREAT ROAD

 

wound I ran screaming to the laundry. The house was thrown     into a state of pandemonium. Dr. Collins came up from Waltham and Dr. Van Nuys from Weston, and one held me down while    the other administered ether. When I came to I had seven stitches in my head and for the next few weeks I wore a hat most of the time to conceal the bandage, which I was ashamed of.
   "Grandpa didn't wear a hat all the time when his head was bandaged," my mother said, "so why should you?"
   I had no answer to her question but stubbornly continued to  wear it.
   The bandage on my grandfather's head referred to was the    result of an injury he had received while coming to Weston on     the train. In Somerville, some malicious youngster hurled a stone which happened to hit the window beside him, shattering the     glass and leaving several gashes in his cheek and forehead.
   As for poor Tober, he suffered the death penalty for a crime      of which he was not guilty.


   Proceeding a little farther westward on the Great Road, we passed, on the right, the old Artemus Ward house which Joe Seabury bought in the twenties and moved up the hill. In my     early days a Miss Peirce lived there but I never knew her. The Austin Whites rented it for a while after their great stone house     on Lexington Street was gutted by fire.
   I don't remember when the Whites moved to town but it        must have been about 1912. They first rented Aunt Mary Fiske's house and later bought the property on Lexington Street now owned by the Cambridge School. Mrs. White and my mother became the best of friends although they had very little in

 

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