National Plan Your Epitaph Day


Today is

National Plan Your Epitaph Day!

Sounds a bit morbid, I guess

But when you think about it

Don’t you want to have a say in your final words here on earth?

What do you want to leave with loved ones, friends and strangers?

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wit

Words of Warning

Words of Praise

Classic sayings such as

Gone, but not forgotten

In Loving Memory of

Forever in our hearts

Too well loved to ever be forgotten

Everlasting life through Christ

Loving memories last forever

Ours for a little while, with Jesus forever

Or funny

I was somebody.
    Who, is no business
    Of yours

Or witty

Lester Moore was a Wells, Fargo Co. station agent for Naco, Arizona in
the cowboy days of the 1880’s. He’s buried in the Boot Hill Cemetery in
Tombstone, Arizona:

 Here lies Lester Moore
    Four slugs from a .44
    No Les No More

John Penny’s epitaph in the Wimborne, England, cemetery:

Reader if cash thou art
In want of any
Dig 4 feet deep
And thou wilt find a Penny

On a grave from the 1880’s 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

Oops! 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.

In a cemetary 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 tombstome:
To follow you I’ll not consent,
Until I know which way you went

Bible verses

Be thou faith unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. 
Revelation 2:10

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 
11 Tim.1v:7

Well done, thou good and faithful servant. 
Matthew 25:21

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 
Matthew 5:4

Or wise

Live so that when the final summons comes you will leave something more
behind you than an epitaph on a tombstone or an obituary in a newspaper.
Billy Sunday quotes 

What will you leave behind?

I’m thinking my epitaph shall read

This world was not my home
I was only  passing thru
I only worked here part-time!

Gravestone for my Grandparents
William Caswell Cheek b.1870 d.1920
Carrie Belle Finley Cheek b.1875 d.1952

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