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Hoby (#47183125)
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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 the
car was on the way down. It was.
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In a Thurmont, Maryland , cemetery:
Here lies an Atheist, all dressed up
and no place to go.
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On the grave of Ezekial Aikle in
East Dalhousie Cemetery, Nova Scotia:
Here lies Ezekial Aikle, Age 102.
Only the good die young.
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In a London , England cemetery:
Here lies Ann Mann, who lived an old maid
but died an old Mann. Dec. 8, 1767
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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.
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In a Ruidoso, New Mexico , cemetery:
Here lies Johnny Yeast.
Pardon him for not rising.
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In a Uniontown, Pennsylvania , cemetery:
Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake,
Stepped on the gas instead of the brake.
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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.
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A lawyer's epitaph in England :
Sir John Strange.
Here lies an honest lawyer,
and that is Strange.
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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.
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In a cemetery in Hartscombe , England :
On the 22nd of June, Jonathan Fiddle went out of tune.
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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.
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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.
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THIS ONE IS EXTREMELY WELL WRITTEN:-
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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Roberta Bush
Strieby
Thank you for the picture!
Added by Roberta Bush on Aug 22, 2016 3:25 PM
J Leazenby
Dickensheets memorial
Thank you for the changes you made to the memorial. I really appreciate the work you've done. Thank you!
Added by J Leazenby on Aug 15, 2016 9:36 AM
Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter
George Leroy Shepler
Thank you for the photo and for your time.
Added by Barbara Anne (Brownell) P... on Aug 12, 2016 1:02 PM
J
Eva Downing Photo
Wow, that was quick. Thank you for the fast turn-around for my photo request. Made my day.

THANKS!!!
Added by J on Jul 25, 2016 5:15 PM
gmac
Collins P. Dorsey tombstone photo
Thanks a million for the tombstone photo. How very very nice of you!!!!
Added by gmac on Jul 24, 2016 11:25 PM
Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter
Lillian E Shepler
Thank you for the great photo and for your time.
Added by Barbara Anne (Brownell) P... on Jul 21, 2016 2:35 PM
MJ
Edna Robinson
Hi...

You may need to delete the picture on Edna Robinson, 107778136 in Oakwood Cemetery. Your picture is of Abijah Robinson.

Thanks.
Added by MJ on Jul 21, 2016 9:02 AM
Slimbeaux
Herbert Bolinger Jr & Sr
I believe that you have inadvertantly switched the photos on these two memorials. Please check them out and make the change if you agree.

#105277279 & #105277408

Thanks,

Slimbeaux
Added by Slimbeaux on Jul 20, 2016 2:46 PM
Ray Justus
David K. Maxwell Headstone
Thank you, Hoby for your time and effort in finding this and taking the picture. We really appreciate you volunteers!
Added by Ray Justus on Jul 11, 2016 1:04 AM
Billie (Morris) Barushak
Hoopingarner Photos
Thank you for taking the time to get the photos and add them to the memorials of the Hoopingarner family in Syracuse Cemetery.

Have a great day!
Added by Billie (Morris) Barushak on Jul 10, 2016 8:14 AM
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