All But the Waltz: Lewistown City Cemetery
Grammy told us stories. She described the rural lane of her childhood, near Philadelphia, and the millpond where she and her brother, Elias, had tormented the miller by throwing stones in the millrace until he rushed out, screaming B’ys! B’ys! No stones….and how Elias came west in hopes that the thin air would cure his tuberculosis, and how he herded sheep for his uncle Abraham in the rain. Elias’s was the first grave, Grammy said, in the Lewistown cemetery. (68)
Blew, Mary Clearman. All But the Waltz: Essays on a Montana Family. New York: Viking Press, 1991.