Monday, September 21, 2009

Gravestones

Harry Edsel Smith, Albany, New York:

Born 1903 - Died 1942

Looked up the elevator shaft
to see if the car was on the way down.
It was.


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Ezekial Aikle, East Dalhousie , Nova Scotia:

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


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Ann Mann, London:

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


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Johnny Yeast, Ruidoso, New Mexico :

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


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John Penny, Wimborne, Dorset:

Reader, if cash thou art
In want of any,
Dig 6 feet deep;
And thou wilt find a Penny.


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2 comments:

Inconsequential said...

:)

funny...sort of :)

though the last one appeals for some reason.

Eleuktra Starsoft said...

Ace! I like "The Good Die Young" one best.

There are some very moving and rather fab roman and greek epitaphs recorded too.

There's one that springs to mind about a baker and his wife on the tomb of their only child stating that all their hopes and dreams rest below this stone (or something) - makes me want to say "ah bless" or something.