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
I was somebody.
Who, is no business
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
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.
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
Be thou faith unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
Well done, thou good and faithful servant.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
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