torsdag 9 september 2010

Inte så gravalvarligt

Some fascinating things on old tombstones!

In an Albany, NY cemetery:

Harry Edsel Smith
Born 1903--Died 1942.
Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the
Car was on the way down. It was.


On the grave of Ezekial Aikle in
East Dalhousie Cemetery, Nova Scotia :

Here lies Ezekial Aikle, Age 102.
Only The Good Die Young.


In a London, England cemetery:

Here lies Ann Mann, Who lived an old maid
But died an old Mann. Dec. 8, 1767


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.


In a Ruidoso, New Mexico , cemetery:

Here lies Johnny Yeast... Pardon him
For not rising.


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.


John Penny's epitaph in the
Wimborne, England cemetery:

Reader, if cash thou art in want of any,
Dig 6 feet deep and thou wilt find a Penny.


In a cemetery in Hartscombe, England :

On the 22nd of June, Jonathan Fiddle went
Out of tune.


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.


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!

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