1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    22 Jun '16 17:10
    gravestone quotes

    "the epitaphs and tombstones of famous people:

    1) The mortal remains of Ethan Allen,
    fighter, writer, statesman, and philosopher,
    lie in this cemetery beneath the marble statue.
    His spirit is in Vermont now.
    Ethan Allen
    (Greenmount Cemetery; Burlington, Vermont)

    2) Liberty, Humanity, Justice, Equality
    Susan Brownell Anthony
    (Mount Hope Cemetery; Rochester, New York)

    3 Wife-Mother-Actress-Author
    The world will remember.
    Eve Arden
    (Westwood Memorial Park; Westwood, California)

    4) He thinketh no evil
    Henry Ward Beecher
    (Green-Wood Cemetery; Brooklyn, New York)

    5) "That's All Folks!"
    The Man of a Thousand Voices
    Mel Blanc
    (Hollywood Memorial Park; Hollywood, California)

    6) Truth and History.
    21 Men.
    The Boy Bandit King --
    He Died As He Lived.
    William H. Bonney "Billy the Kid"
    (Fort Sumner Cemetery; Fort Sumner New Mexico)

    7) Sleep with a smile.
    Sammy Cahn
    (Westwood Memorial Park; Westwood, California)

    8) My Jesus Mercy
    Alphonse Capone
    (Mt. Carmel Cemetery; Chicago, Illinois)

    9) A star on earth - a star in heaven
    Karen Carpenter
    (Forest Lawn; Cypress, California)

    10) Sleep after toyle, port after stormie seas,
    Ease after warre, death after life, does greatly please.
    Joseph Conrad
    (St. Thomas Church; Canterbury, England)

    11) His star will forever shine.
    Bert Convy
    (Forest Lawn; Hollywood Hills, California)

    12) She did it the hard way.
    Bette Davis
    (Forest Lawn; Hollywood Hills, California)

    13) At Rest
    An American Soldier
    And Defender of the Constitution
    Jefferson Davis
    (Hollywood Cemetery; Richmond, Virginia)

    14) "The Entertainer"
    He did it all
    Sammy Davis, Jr.
    (Forest Lawn; Glendale, California)" (to be continued)

    http://www.corsinet.com/braincandy/graves.html
    ___________________________

    Question: If you were to sit down now to ponder your own eventual physical death
    and planned to have a funeral service and burial in a prominent cemetery,
    what epitaph would be the precise wording you would choose?
  2. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    22 Jun '16 21:20
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    If you were to sit down now to ponder your own eventual physical death
    and planned to have a funeral service and burial in a prominent cemetery,
    what epitaph would be the precise wording you would choose?
    > I'd love to be 80 again <

    knowing what I know now
  3. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    23 Jun '16 01:531 edit
    kicking around some ideas for mine.

    "this body is now only an empty shell. please treat it as such."

    "out of office: in Hell partying with friends. return date unknown."

    "they water this grass too much. I feel soggy. shoulda bought the waterproof casket."

    "Here lies the Big Dogg. He pwnd many at chess, sniffed many butts, and humped several bitches and the occasional accidental leg. Now it's time for a nap."
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    "Before I was born, I was born again!"
  5. SubscriberFMF
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    23 Jun '16 03:19
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Question: If you were to sit down now to ponder your own eventual physical death
    and planned to have a funeral service and burial in a prominent cemetery,
    what epitaph would be the precise wording you would choose?
    "To even contemplate dictating ~ to those who survive me ~ how I should be commemorated on my gravestone, when such words ~ and indeed the very gravestone itself ~ are a matter solely for those who might want to commemorate me in a way of their choosing after I'm gone, seems oddly self-obsessed."

    Done with a serif font like Cambria or Century Schoolbook complete with the four tildes.
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    23 Jun '16 19:27
    You left the gas on.

    Yes, you.
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    23 Jun '16 20:41
    I will ask to be cremated if I ever get around to writing a will before I die. Graveyards are such a waste of space. (not to mention money).
  8. Standard memberapathist
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    23 Jun '16 23:411 edit
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]gravestone quotes...
    Gravestones are okay, but graves are moronic. There's not enough room to bury everyone who is going to die. And how is mummification better than getting back to ashes and dust?

    Still, I like old graveyards.
  9. Standard memberRemoved
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    24 Jun '16 17:03
    In a Thurmont, Maryland, cemetery:
    Here lies an Atheist
    All dressed up
    And no place to go
  10. Standard memberfinnegan
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    24 Jun '16 20:26
    Originally posted by checkbaiter
    In a Thurmont, Maryland, cemetery:
    Here lies an Atheist
    All dressed up
    And no place to go
    Interesting to ask what was the vindictive mind set of the person placing this epitaph there. After all, it cannot have been an atheist.
  11. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    24 Jun '16 20:51
    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.
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    24 Jun '16 21:12
    Originally posted by finnegan
    Interesting to ask what was the vindictive mind set of the person placing this epitaph there. After all, it cannot have been an atheist.
    Could not have been an atheist with a wry sense of humor?
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    26 Jun '16 20:26
    At a memorial in northern Italy for fallen soldiers of the First World War:

    SOLDATO IGNOTO
    Che timporta il mio nome?
    Grida al vento
    FANTE D'ITALIA
    e dormiro contento.

    My translation into English:
    UNKNOWN SOLDIER
    What does my name matter to you?
    Cry to the wind
    ITALIAN INFANTRYMAN
    and I shall rest in peace.
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    28 Jun '16 03:37
    On the tombstone of a hypochondriac: I TOLD YOU I WAS SICK.
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    28 Jun '16 18:50
    Tombstone of an atheist.

    "Know any good lawyers?"
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