Your Epitaph

Did you ever give it any thought--what you might like to have on your headstone? A friend and I were once talking about going to a cemetery store just to buy and have carved our own headstones. It seemed like a neat idea. We could be sure we're represented with important symbols and sayings, all the right things. I'm glad now I didn't do it or I would have made one with my married name!

In retrospect, it was silly since I plan on giving my organs, getting cremated and having people I love do what they want with the ashes.

But, it did have me thinking about what I would want on a memorial that could summarize my life and the meaning that I got from it, or the way I went about it. I came up with this...

Fueled by enthusiasm, motivated by love, rewarded with experiences.

So, what's yours?

**Tonight is Lonely on a Friday Night here**


  1. While I've never given it much thought, I'd probably want my favorite Robert Frost poem inscribed, so at least people would have something good to read instead of just my name and expiration date...

    "Nothing Gold Can Stay" - by Robert Frost

    Nature's first green is gold,
    Her hardest hue to hold.
    Her early leaf's a flower;
    But only so an hour.
    Then leaf subsides to leaf.
    So Eden sank to grief,
    So dawn goes down to day.
    Nothing gold can stay

  2. I love it! And, if you plan to come back a zombie, a little Dylan Thomas might not hurt, "do not go gentle into that good night, rage, rage against the dying light..."

  3. When I said you take my breath away, I meant it.

    Actually, I would like to have a 3 part code. 2 parts can be solved and the last part is nothing but gibberish lol Just to make people talk. A pyramid tomb like Nicolas Cage.

  4. Oh yeah! I love that idea. How about a few booby traps too?

  5. No but rumors of traps would be a good idea. lol

  6. Yeah, there's a real treasure buried there. I understand the levels of security necessary.

  7. I've always been obsessed with epitaphs thanks to Kurt Vonnegut! I have thought of what I'd like on mine, but sadly I haven't come up with anything original. My favorites by him are: "Life is no way to treat an animal" & "Everything was beautiful & nothing hurt."

    I actually want to get the last one as a tattoo once I have reached my goal weight. It will be my reward to myself for all the hard work! Always wanted a tattoo somewhere besides inside my lip (which sadly faded because I never got it touched up) but was always too chunky to do so.

  8. I got my arm tatt at my fattest weight, but I knew that having it on my upper arm would inspire me to drop weight and get my arms in shape because I wanted to show it off so much. So, sometimes the reverse works. I love that saying!!!

  9. Where can I get me a couple of them there booby traps? I got a bear trap, but who wants to catch bears?

  10. Yeah, what's up with that? Although, I do admit I love bear claws... But, you'd have to be a bra to trap a booby.

  11. I prefer Boston Cream donuts to bear claws, but I'd never turn my nose up at one.

  12. hear the sound, it is silent...
    here the sound, i am silent...
    ssshhh, i am listening.

  13. I intend to be cremated as well, but I do have to admit at being fascinated by cemetery headstones... I love to browse through old cemeteries... I posted not long ago about one of the old cemeteries in NOLA when I visited my daughter...


  14. I also want to be cremated and I want my ashes mixed with my Golden Retrievers ashes, who passed away several years ago and have them scattered on a beautiful windy October day.....
    But if I had a gravestone, this is what I would want on it -
    "I TOLD you that I was SICK!"

  15. Cindi;
    What if you're hit by a truck? Hee hee


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