National Epitaph Day
National Epitaph Day. A bit morbid and something most of us really don’t want to think about. However, who knows what your family will put on your tombstone when you are gone. I, myself, do not want something sweet and sappy. It is not me. Although I am a mother, friend, daughter, etc., and, of course, I am beloved, I would want something that speaks more of who I was. I try to live life to it’s full potential. I do not want, would of, should of, could of on my tombstone. I want could, would, did.
How about you? Would you want something inspirational? Something funny? Here are some epitaths found on tombstones.
Here lies Lester Moore.
From a forty-four.
rather be here
than in Texas.
Hooray my brave boys
Lets rejoice at his fall.
For if he had lived
He would have buried us all.
(on a gravediggers tombstone)
Here lies Ezekial Aikle
The Good Die Young.
Here lies an Atheist
All dressed up
And no place to go.
“My Jesus, mercy” Al Capone
“The best is yet to come.”
“This is the last of Earth! I am content!”
John Quincy Adams (1767 – 1848)
“A tomb now suffices him for whom the world was not enough”
Alexander the Great
“Well this was fun, let’s dit again sometime.”
Quniaron Bellthing (1930-2004)
“Truth and History. 21 Men. The Boy Bandit King. He Died As He Lived. William H. Bonney ‘Billy the Kid'”
Billy the Kid (unknown)
“That’s all, folks!”
“Here lies a man who knew how tenlist the service of better men than himself.”
“I am ready tmeet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”
“She did it the hard way”
“Nothing’s So Sacred As Honor And Nothing’s So Loyal As Love”
“I had a lover’s quarrel with the world”
“Cast a cold eye On life, on death. Horseman, pass by!”
W. B. Yeats
“Call Me Trimtab” (A trimtab is the smallest part of a rudder for a ship or airplane, and controlls the direction of the craft. He was probably alluding how much power one individual can have in the world.)
R. Buckminster Fuller
“Hey Ram” (Translated “Oh, God”)
“Free at last. Free at last. Thank God Almighty I’m Free At Last.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Workers of all lands unite. The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it.”
“Truth to your own spirit”
“Norton I Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico”
Joshua A. Norton
“Never born, Never died: visited the planet earth between December 11, 1931 and, January 19, 1990.”
“Curiosity did not kill this cat.”
“I told you so, you damned fools.”
H. G. Wells
“Against you I will fling myself unvanquished and unyielding, O Death!”