This is another in the Ancestry Insider's series called Serendipity in Genealogy.
"...One of my cousins was trying to locate our great-grandmother's grave in the cemetery in Garden City (Finney County) Kansas while on their way to Colorado for a vacation.
"After searching for quite a while, they were unable to locate it and decided to go on down the road. When they went to get into the car, they noticed their daughter had lost a shoe so they went back into the cemetery to find it. It was found -- on the gravestone of our great-grandmother!"
By Charles E. Templer in Overland Park, Kansas, USA
Previously published in RootsWeb Review, 25 October 2006, Vol. 9, No. 43.