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What would you put on your gravestone?

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posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:32 AM
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This is a hypothetical question, not a debate on burial practises. If you want to discuss means or choice of burials, I will be happy to start another thread as that topic is interesting too.

I love cemetaries. The older the better, also the more oranate. I love walking through them. It is not a morbid fascination with the dead, actually I feel it keeps people alive. The more the stone stays, or what the symbols are, the more you can know about them. What is on the stones is a time capsul of sorts, different styles, symbolism, and arrangement can tell you a bit.
For example, in the previous century, second and third wives were buried next to their husbands, along with the first deceased wife, you rarely would find that today. The little stones with lambs on them are babies. Sometimes they only lived long enough to get a first name on there. Another example is the Jewish symbol of the Cohanim Hands, means they were members of the tribe of Aaron. Drapery means mourning, or an eagle means a civil war veteran in the US.

If anyone is interested, I can start a thread on cemetary history and meanings.

Anywhoo, I was purusing an old cemetary stuck in the middle of trucking town known as Breezewood, PA. Many of the stones have fallen, been stacked or moved, but plenty remain.

One had a nice poem on it for a sister; and the one line that really struck me was: Here lies beauty.

I thought it was a lovely thing to say about a young woman.

If you could choose what your gravestone said or represented, what would you have? What would you say?




posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:36 AM
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Who says you can't take it with you....I did. You guess how much....



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:37 AM
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Something nasty like: "I'm not gonna say I told you so, but.... I told you soo!"

Nah I dont know, never thought about it



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:39 AM
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How weird would it be if I died while carving this onto my own gravest
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posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:39 AM
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[color=deepskyblue]Daryllyn was here.



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:39 AM
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I have seen blue skies through the tears.



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:44 AM
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Mine would say

"I"LL BE BACK"



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:45 AM
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beam me up scotty..



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:46 AM
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Finally...some peace and quiet



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:46 AM
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It would have to be something totally EPIC like "Peace Bitches", or the "Rock On" finger, or ""DEAD" human lays here" with arrow pointing down.



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:46 AM
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"Don't feed the zombies."



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:46 AM
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"Thank god that's all over"



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:47 AM
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You've lost weight haven't you.



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:48 AM
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I told you it was a bad idea!
2nd line.



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:50 AM
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Never forwarded that chain letter



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:51 AM
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I told ya Iam crazy!



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:53 AM
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Born 1693

Died 2012



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:54 AM
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many very funny replies to this thread

i think mine would say 'here lies a good man',NA! screw that!!!
it would say if your reading this your still dead,and i'm finally alive!

cool post! up where my parents live they have a few old cemeteries from the early 1800's,and i have done a few charcoal rubbings on tracing paper. alot of masonic headstones showing different ranks in the order.



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:56 AM
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It's OK, he's with me. -- God



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:57 AM
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This time, I wont be back



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