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!
Harry Edsel Smith of Albany , New York :Born 1903--Died 1942.Looked up the elevator shaft to see if thecar was on the way down. It was.=============================In a Thurmont, Maryland , cemetery:Here lies an Atheist, all dressed upand noplace to go.=============================On the grave of Ezekial Aikle inEast 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 maidbut died an old Mann. Dec. 8, 1767=============================In a Ribbesford, England , cemetery:Anna WallaceThe children of Israel wanted bread,Andthe Lord sent them manna.Clark Wallacewanted a wife,And the Devil sent him Anna.===============================In a Ruidoso, New Mexico , cemetery:Here lies Johnny Yeast.Pardon himfor not rising.===============================In a Uniontown, Pennsylvania , cemetery:Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake,Stepped on the gas instead of the brake.==============================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.================================A lawyer's epitaph in England :Sir John Strange.Here lies an honest lawyer,and that is Strange.=================================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 wentout of tune.==================================Anna Hopewell's grave in Enosburg Falls ,Vermont :Here lies the body of our Anna,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 ,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.