Business takes me to uncommon travel destinations. Invariably I cause a bit of curiosity when I ask the front desk staff of my hotel, "Where is the graveyard, the old one, not the new ones?"

It was Cedar Rapids, Iowa that offered up this sentinel to the past. Unfortunately a beautiful piece of sculpture was beheaded by vandals. I can only hope that those who sought to celebrate their loved one's life, are not around to see what time has wrought.