It all started about four years ago, this column of mine. And from the beginning the graphic you see above these words has been the international symbol for the Tomb. Alas my friends, it is my sorry duty to inform you all that the graphic will soon be gone.
I first got the idea to write a column when I learned of a great wrong being perpetrated on an Imperial High School baseball coach. I had only had my job at the Press for a couple of months, but I figured that as a part of the media it was my duty to stand up for this coach who, we at the paper felt, was being unjustly fired.
As some of you might know, this led me to many problems that I no longer want to get in to. Maybe I was right to stand up for the guy and quite possibly I was wrong. It no longer seems important. While the whole incident led me to reconsider whether I wanted to be the champion of the voiceless masses, it was not wholly unproductive. For with a little help from then Sports Editor Bryan Lee and Joan Duncan-Bush in graphics, we were all given the gift that has been that fine Grant's Tomb graphic that we have been treated to each and every week (almost) for the past four years.