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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Some fascinating things on old tombstones!

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.  
On the grave of Ezekial Aikle in  
East Dalhousie Cemetery, Nova Scotia:

Here lies Ezekial Aikle, Age 102.  
Only the good die young.  
In a London, England cemetery:

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.  
Clark Wallace   wanted a wife,  
And the Devil sent him Anna.  
In a Ruidoso, New Mexico, cemetery:

Here lies Johnny Yeast.  
Pardon him   for not rising.  
In a Uniontown, Pennsylvania, cemetery:  

Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake,  
Stepped on the gas instead of the brake.  
A lawyer's epitaph in England:  

Sir John Strange.  
Here lies an honest lawyer,  
and that is Strange.  
John Penny's epitaph in the Wimborne,   England, cemetery:

Reader, if cash thou art in want of any,  
Dig 6 feet deep and thou wilt find a Penny.  
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:  

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.  
On a grave from the 1880s 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.  
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.
On a tombstone in Boothill Cemetery, Tombstone, Arizona:

Here lies Lester Moore 
Four slugs from a 44  
No Les, No more   

Thanks Randy

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