Happy Days Question #9 ~ Epitaphs

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Happy Days Question #9 ~ Epitaphs

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:21 am

Would you want to write your own epitaph for your tombstone? If so, what would it say?
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -
Wow! What a ride!

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Unread postby Bix » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:49 am

One of my all time favorite epitaphs is on an old, old tombstone in Maine or Vermont. I don't think I have earned it, but I am always trying to live so that it might be fitting. It says simply, "She done what she could".
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Unread postby Gilbert's Girl » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:50 am

I think writing your own is pretty weird.It shoudl be up to your loved ones to decide what should go on your stone. I guess someone with a big ego might want to do it themselves :lol:

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Unread postby Charlene » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:08 am

Now, if you just didn't have to worry about what family might think (and I still like that family that put on their mother's tombstone "Gone to Walmart" since that was her favorite place)......

...She did what she could with what life gave her...

...In my next life, call me Mrs. Johnny Depp

...I'm waiting for ya Johnny

...Drat, I knew I should have come up with something yesterday for the ONBC question on epitaphs...who knew I'd keel over the next day with nothing written down... :capnjack:

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Unread postby Betty Sue » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:43 am

I like johnnybloom's Inspiration quote today so will steal that:

A good character is the best tombstone.
Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you
when forget-me-nots have withered.
Carve your name on hearts,
not on marble.
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Unread postby Liz » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:44 am

Charlene wrote: ...Drat, I knew I should have come up with something yesterday for the ONBC question on epitaphs...who knew I'd keel over the next day with nothing written down... :capnjack:


Too funny, Charlene! :biglaugh:

Actually GG, I don't know that I'd trust my family to think of anything appropriate.
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Unread postby Liz » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:49 am

Betty Sue wrote:I like johnnybloom's Inspiration quote today so will steal that:

A good character is the best tombstone.
Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you
when forget-me-nots have withered.
Carve your name on hearts,
not on marble.
~Charles H. Spurgeon~


I noticed that. Great inspiration and great epitaph!

And did you all see Google this morning? It's Edvard Munch's birthday.

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:16 am

:biglaugh: Charlene, those are good ones!

I saw johnnybloom's inspiration quote too and loved it! Bix, I'd like to think that would apply to me as well.

I'm not sure I'd trust my family either, Liz. I guess, given my signature line here at the Zone, I'd use... Wow! What a ride!

It certainly has been so far!
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Unread postby Gilbert's Girl » Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:41 am

Liz wrote:
Charlene wrote: ...Drat, I knew I should have come up with something yesterday for the ONBC question on epitaphs...who knew I'd keel over the next day with nothing written down... :capnjack:


Too funny, Charlene! :biglaugh:

Actually GG, I don't know that I'd trust my family to think of anything appropriate.


Well given the tendancy over here for lack of burial space and the the increase in cremation, I guess I won't have to worry about it anyway :lol:

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Unread postby Parlez » Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:41 am

First of all, Happy Birthday to Munch!! Thanks, Liz, for posting
"The Scream", his most famous 'table'!!

Getting me started (again) of epithaphs is a dangerous invitation.
Since I've no intention of actually being buried or having a tombstone,
my imagine tends to run away with me on this topic. (see Deppitaphs)

To wit:
When you come to this grave, lamenting
That death is such a drag,
Think of me rotting here below
And light up a Bali Shag.
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Unread postby Endora » Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:42 pm

I love these tombstone writings, but they aren't for me. Like Parlez, I don't want a tombstone, or indeed a memorial of any kind. I'd rather be left for medical students to dissect, or something like that. But if I had to choose, Parlez, your verse about the Bali Shag would be ideal.
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Unread postby Liz » Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:26 pm

Parlez wrote: Getting me started (again) of epithaphs is a dangerous invitation.
Since I've no intention of actually being buried or having a tombstone,
my imagine tends to run away with me on this topic. (see Deppitaphs)

To wit:
When you come to this grave, lamenting
That death is such a drag,
Think of me rotting here below
And light up a Bali Shag.


That's a good Deppitaph, Parlez! :lol:
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Unread postby Boo-Radley » Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:37 pm

Actually, I have thought about this. If I did write my own epitaph, I think I want it to say simply... "Remember me for having loved You."

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Unread postby Boo-Radley » Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:46 pm

Parlez wrote:First of all, Happy Birthday to Munch!! Thanks, Liz, for posting
"The Scream", his most famous 'table'!!

Getting me started (again) of epithaphs is a dangerous invitation.
Since I've no intention of actually being buried or having a tombstone,
my imagine tends to run away with me on this topic. (see Deppitaphs)

To wit:
When you come to this grave, lamenting
That death is such a drag,
Think of me rotting here below
And light up a Bali Shag.



Charlene wrote:...In my next life, call me Mrs. Johnny Depp

...I'm waiting for ya Johnny

...Drat, I knew I should have come up with something yesterday for the ONBC question on epitaphs...who knew I'd keel over the next day with nothing written down...



:biglaugh: You girls are a real hoot!!!


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Unread postby Charlene » Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:01 pm

Boo wrote:

"Remember me for having loved You."


...oh I love that one...and you know what...for the right circumstances, it could haunt whoever you left behind for the rest of their life..(you know, if they weren't as equally loving, and they'll never know EXACTLY who you were addressing that too)....

Pralez wrote:
To wit:
When you come to this grave, lamenting
That death is such a drag,
Think of me rotting here below
And light up a Bali Shag.


You wrote this? Too cool. I'll bet Johnny would get a giggle out of that one.

Endora wrote:
I'd rather be left for medical students to dissect, or something like that.


No, no...goodness, I have a SIL whose a doc and she is having heart palpitations because her oldest son (who is also a doc) has told her he is leaving his body for medical students. She's having trouble dealing with that...you know...separating the scientist in her from the mother in her.


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