THE SPLENDOR HAS GONE FROM THE GRASS
Miles City Memories
April 8, 2020
William Wordsworth wrote about the "hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower," but if left unchecked for any length of time, western grass, with help from its friends, the winds and other elements, has a way of obliterating splendor.
For a reference point we need to glance back at last week's history, that of Ira and Bessie Carey and their six children. Whereas the two sons were our previous focus, it's a daughter in line for today's attention.
Around 1917 the ranch with the derelict car was the homestead of a man named Thomas Grist, certainly an appropriate name for someone in ag...