What would you like written on your tombstone?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Novenotes : One Thread
What would you like written on your tombstone?--Al
-- Al Schroeder (email@example.com), November 02, 2000
On my tombstone: He went West, not known whether up or down.
Losing track of someone once known and wondering about their welfare can be a sad thing too.
Does any one know anything about Brittly ? Is she still alive ?
-- Denver doug (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 02, 2000.
"We will always be connected to each other."
-- Bev Sykes (email@example.com), November 02, 2000.
My tombstone: She is on vacation with the fireflies.
I think Dr. Scott posted on Diary-L about brittly, she wrote again a couple months ago last I checked, but I dont read her regularly or even have her URL.
-- Kara Leah (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 02, 2000.
My Tombstone: "Kev loved to laugh. Even more he loved those who would laugh with him." I would also be touched by things like "loving father" or "devoted husband" or "seldom more than an hour late for work", but those are things that would be more fitting if someone wrote ABOUT me, not me write about myself.
If I had my druthers, I'd write a collection of jokes and short stories, as funny as they come, on a tombstone as big as the Veitnam Wall, so anyone could walk from one end to the other, laughing at the funniest of the funniest stuff I heard in all my life. If that wasn't enough to bring a smile to someone's face, I'd place a soda fountain and a beer tap at the end of the wall, for two reasons: 1.)Because all that reading might make someone thirsty, and 2.) so I could tell jokes and have a beer with any given person until the end of time.
Or maybe I would put, quite simply, "Life is short. Laugh hard." -Kev The Long Branch Chronicles http://clubkev.tripod.com/longbranchchronicles-index/
-- Kev Summitt (Kevsummitt@aol.com), November 02, 2000.
She stayed sober.
-- Sunshyn (email@example.com), November 02, 2000.
"make not your thoughts your prison"-Anthony & Cleopatra, Shakespear
-- AJ (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 02, 2000.
I stand corrected -- I would also like for my epitaph to be, "He died sober." Thanks Sunshyn
-- Denver doug (email@example.com), November 02, 2000.
I bought a book of tombstone photography once.. It had a tombstone in it that said "No Comment".
On my tombstone, I would like it to say, "Now I can say, I was never phased by you. You did not cause my death."
-- Jen (Winter@nyc.com), November 02, 2000.
I lived for a year near a cemetery in Portland, Maine. I often walked through and read the tombstones. Several of the Victorian-era stones had morally uplifting verses. The best: "Stranger, stop as you pass by/ As you are now so once was I/ As I am now so you must be/ Prepare, prepare to follow me."
-- Tom Dean (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 03, 2000.
LOL. Think anybody was "morally uplifted" by that? We have a slightly different slant on things. When we were arranging the burial for our 30 yr old son, his wife was trying to remember what he once said he wanted on his tombstone (actually a flat-to-the-ground grave marker). While we were talking to the guy at the cemetery, a look came over her face and I knew she had remembered--and that it was unprintable. When we got outside I asked her what it was she she said he said what he wanted was "f*ck this sh*t". He'd already been through the death of his 24 year old brother and was depressed and very fatalistic about death.
Well, obviously we weren't going to put THAT on the grave marker, but a friend came up with a compromise. So the stone which marks the joint grave of our two sons has SYKES at the top, their names & dates, left and right, beneath that is a quote from a song the 30 year old wrote ("funny the world...") and at the very bottom, in tiny print, "fts."
I know Paul and David would love it.
-- Bev Sykes (email@example.com), November 03, 2000.
I came I saw I conquerd. Next!?
-- ellennora madden (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 05, 2000.
To BD (my husband):
I believe that if I should die, and you were to walk near my grave, from the very depths of the earth I would hear your footsteps. - Benito Perez Galdos
-- jl (email@example.com), November 06, 2000.
Daddy's Girl-- Forever
-- Duska Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 06, 2000.
"Love is not changed by death, and nothing is lost, and all in the end is harvest." This is a quote by Julian of Norwich, a "mad medieval mystic". I can't for the life of me remember where I got it, but I liked it so much I made a point to copy it down.
-- anderwillow (email@example.com), May 04, 2002.
B'DEE, B'DEE, B'DEE - That's All Folks!
-- Anne Darby (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 28, 2003.