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ACTUAL EPITAPHS FROM GRAVESTONES AROUND THE WORLD




ON THE GRAVE OF EZEKIAL AIKLE
IN EAST DALHOUSIE CEMETERY, NOVA SCOTIA:

Here lies
Ezekial Aikle
Age 102

The Good
Die Young.



IN A LONDON, ENGLAND CEMETERY:

Ann Mann

Here lies Ann Mann,
Who lived an old maid
But died an old Mann.

Dec. 8, 1767



IN A RIBBESFORD, ENGLAND CEMETERY:

Anna Wallace

The children of Israel wanted bread
And the Lord sent them manna,

Old clerk Wallace wanted a wife,
And the Devil sent him Anna.



PLAYING WITH NAMES IN A RUIDOSO, NEW MEXICO CEMETERY:

Here lies
Johnny Yeast

Pardon me
For not rising.



MEMORY OF AN ACCIDENT IN A UNIONTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA CEMETERY:

Here lies the body
of Jonathan Blake
Stepped on the gas
Instead of the brake.



IN A SILVER CITY, NAVADA CEMETERY:

Here lays Butch,
We planted him raw.
He was quick on the trigger,
But slow on the draw.



A WIDOW WROTE THIS EPITAPH IN A VERMONT CEMETERY:

Sacred to the memory of
my husband John Barnes
who died January 3, 1803

His comely young widow, aged 23, has
many qualifications of a good wife, and
yearns to be comforted.



A LAWYER'S EPITAPH IN ENGLAND:

Sir John Strange

Here lies an honest lawyer,
And that is Strange.



SOMEONE DETERMINED TO BE ANONYMOUS IN STOWE, VERMONT:

I was somebody.
Who, is no business
Of yours.



LESTER MOORE WAS A WELLS, FARGO CO. STATION AGENT FOR NACO, ARIZONA IN THE COWBOY DAYS OF THE 1880's.
HE'S BURIED IN THE BOOT HILL CEMETERY IN TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA:

Here lies Lester Moore
Four slugs from a .44
No Les No More.



IN A GEORGIA CEMETERY:

"I told you I was sick!"



JOHN PENNY'S EPITAPH IN THE WINBORNE, ENGLAND CEMETERY:

Reader if cash thou art
In want of any
Dig 4 feet deep
And thou wilt find a Penny.



ON MARGARET DANIELS' GRAVE AT HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA:

She always said her feet were killing her
but nobody believed her.



IN A CEMETERY IN HARTSCOMBE, ENGLAND:

On the 22nd of June
- Jonathan Fiddle -
Went out of tune.



ANNA HOPEWELL'S GRAVE IN ENOSBURG FALLS, VERMONT HAS AN EPITAPH THAT SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING FROM A THREE STOOGES MOVIE:

Here lies the body of our Anna
Done to death by a banana

It wasn't the fruit that laid her low
But the skin of the thing that made her go.



MORE FUN WITH NAMES WITH OWEN MOORE IN BATTERSEA, LONDON, ENGLAND:

Gone away
Owin' more
Than he could pay.



SOMEONE IN WINSLOW, MAINE DIDN'T LIKE MR. WOOD:

In Memory of Beza Wood
Departed this life
Nov. 2, 1837
Aged 45 yrs.

Here lies one Wood
Enclosed in wood
One Wood
Within another.

The outer wood
Is very good:
We cannot praise
The other.



ON A GRAVE FROM THE 1880'S IN NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS:

Under the sod and under the trees
Lies the body of Jonathan Pease.

He is not here, there's only the pod:
Pease shelled out and went to God.



THE GRAVE OF ELLEN SHANNON IN GIRARD, PENNSYLVANIA IS ALMOST A CONSUMER TIP:

Who was fatally burned
March 21, 1870

by the explosion of a lamp
filled with "R.E. Danforth's
Non-Explosive Burning Fluid"



OOPS! HARRY EDSEL SMITH OF ALBANY, NEW YORK:

Born 1903--Died 1942

Looked up the elevator shaft to see if
the car was on the way down. It was.



IN A THURMONT, MARYLAND CEMETERY:

Here lies an Atheist
All dressed up
And no place to go.



IN A CEMETERY IN ENGLAND:

Remember man, as you walk by,
As you are now, so once was I,

As I am now, so shall you be,
Remember this and follow me.



TO WHICH SOMEONE REPLIED BY WRITING ON THE TOMBSTONE:

To follow you I'll not consent,
Until I know which way you went.

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