A truly Happy Person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour. And, one who can enjoy browsing old cemeteries…
Some fascinating things on old tombstones!
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:
and no place to go.
On the grave of Ezekial Aikle in
East Dalhousie Cemetery, Nova Scotia:
Only the good die young.
In a London, England cemetery:
but died an old Mann. Dec. 8, 1767
In a Ribbesford, England, cemetery:
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:
Pardon him for not rising.
In a Uniontown, Pennsylvania , cemetery:
Stepped on the gas instead of the brake.
In a Silver City , Nevada , cemetery:
We planted him raw.
He was quick on the trigger,
But slow on the draw.
A lawyer’s epitaph in England :
Here lies an honest lawyer,
and that is Strange.
John Penny’s epitaph in the Wimborne,
England , cemetery:
Dig 6 feet deep and thou wilt find a Penny.
In a cemetery in Hartscombe , England :
Anna Hopewell’s grave in Enosburg Falls ,
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 ,
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 :
As you are now, so once was I.
As I am now, so shall you be,
Remember this and follow me.
Until I know which way you went.