Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wordy Wednesday

A truly Happy Person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour, 
and, one who can enjoy browsing old cemeteries.....   


Harry Edsel Smith of Albany, New York:
Born 1903- Died 1942
Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the
elevator car was on the way down.
It was.


In a Thurmont, Maryland cemetery:
Here lies an Atheist, all dressed up
and no where to go.


On the grave of Exekial Aikle
in East Dalhousie Cemetery, Nova Scotia:
Here lies Exekial 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 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 went out 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 1880's
In Nantucket, Massachusetts:
Under the sod and under the trees
Lies the body of Johathan 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


How will you be remembered?
Have you decided what will be on your tombstone?


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