Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A little different.

Giggling in the Graveyard...

Some are quite funny.

The following are humorous messages written on tombstones...enjoy!

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.
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In a Thurmont, Maryland, cemetery:
Here lies an Atheist, all dressed up and no place to go.
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On the grave of Ezekial Aikle in East Dalhousie Cemetery , Nova Scotia :
Here lies Ezekial Aikle, Age 102.
Only the Good Die Young.
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In a London, England cemetery:
Here lies Ann Mann, who lived an old maid but died an old Mann. Dec. 8, 1767
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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.
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In a Ruidoso, New Mexico, cemetery:
Here lies Johnny Yeast. Pardon me for not rising.
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A lawyer's epitaph in England:
Sir John Strange.
Here lies an honest lawyer,
and that is Strange.
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In a Uniontown, Pennsylvania, cemetery:
Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake.
Stepped on the gas instead of the brake.
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In a Silver City , Nevada , cemetery:
Here lays The Kid.
We planted him raw.
He was quick on the trigger
But slow on the draw.
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John Penny's epitaph in the Wimborne, England cemetery:
Reader, if cash thou art in want of any,
dig six feet deep and thou wilt find a Penny.
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In a Hartscombe, England cemetery:
On the 22nd of June, Jonathan Fiddle went out of tune.
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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.
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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.
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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.



11 comments:

5 Kids With Disabilities said...

OHHH! Those are SOOOOO funny! I would so love to put something humorous on mine when I die. I love to make people laugh, so why not do it for all eternity!
Lindsey Petersen

Mental P Mama said...

Love these! And there's one in Key West that says, "I told you I was sick."

Clytie said...

Too funny. When I go I don't want a wake or funeral. I want a loud, hysterical, hilarious gathering of all of my friends, to laugh at life together. And celebrate a going home.

Beth Niquette said...

I like the one about Margaret Bent--she kicked up her heels and away she went.... (Grin)

claude said...

Really funny, Patty !
This morning I saw the beautiful phptp of you and Abe. Pretty picture.

Priyanka Khot said...

Hillarious as usual. Thank God, we Hindus are not burried. I would always be worried about what my tombstone would read... lolz

madcobug said...

Those were so funny. Someone had a sense of humor to want that or to do that on a tombstone. Helen

Gill - That British Woman said...

On the grave of Ezekial Aikle in East Dalhousie Cemetery , Nova Scotia :
Here lies Ezekial Aikle, Age 102.
Only the Good Die Young.


that one is my favourite and we always say to one another that only the good die young, so we'll all be around forever!

Gill in Canada

reanaclaire said...

HI Patty..those are really humorous.. even in death, they bring laughter to the living.. lol..

Corinne Rodrigues said...

Oh Patty. I laughed so hard at these - thank you for giving me a great start to my day.
I also realized that I've not visited your blog for too long now...making sure I visit here for an injection of laughter :)
Take care.
Corinne

Margaret Cloud said...

Some of these are good.