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Sonny Jenkins


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Post  Posted 14 Feb 2018 9:03 am    
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We used used to like to read the inscriptions on old historic tombstones. Many years ago we were on vacation in Eurica Springs and saw one very old headstone that had this inscription.

Pause stranger, when you pass me by
for where you are, so once was I
and where I am, soon you will be
so prepare your self, to follow me

Someone had scratched in this resonse at a later date,,,

to follow you, I'm not content
until I know, which way you went
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Brooks Montgomery


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Post  Posted 14 Feb 2018 9:28 am    
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That's good!
I like the one that read:
"I told you I was sick!"
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Don R Brown


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Post  Posted 14 Feb 2018 2:27 pm    
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Here lies poor old Thurston Howell
Shined his shoes with his wife's dish towel.
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John N Norris


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Post  Posted 14 Feb 2018 7:39 pm     Tombstone wisdom
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Saw one that said- I HAVE MADE SOME GOOD DEALS, AND I HAVE MADE SOME BAD DEALS, BUT I WENT IN THE HOLE ON THIS ONE.
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Archie Nicol


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Post  Posted 15 Feb 2018 7:13 am    
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'Under this stone lies our dog, Spot.
His only problem, he pee'd a lot.
A quiet dog though seldom seen,
you always knew where he had been.'

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Jim Cohen


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Post  Posted 15 Feb 2018 11:24 am    
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"I always knew it would end like this."
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Allen Hutchison


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Post  Posted 15 Feb 2018 1:25 pm     Like it
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Very Cool


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Larry Baker


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Post  Posted 15 Feb 2018 6:30 pm    
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If I'm not mistaken, I think (I told you I was sick) is on Jean Shepard's stone. (not a joke)
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Jim Smith


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Post  Posted 16 Feb 2018 1:03 pm    
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Larry Baker wrote:
If I'm not mistaken, I think (I told you I was sick) is on Jean Shepard's stone. (not a joke)

Not that I can make out: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/170548912/jean-shepard#
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Bill McCloskey


Post  Posted 16 Feb 2018 1:09 pm    
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It was Oscar Levant whose tombstone reads "I told you I was sick.' He was a comedian and well known hypochondriac.
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Archie Nicol


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Post  Posted 16 Feb 2018 4:15 pm    
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I thought it was Spike Milligan...?

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Ray Harrison


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Post  Posted 17 Feb 2018 7:53 am    
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On the bottom line of Jean's Tombstone it States "I Told You I Was Sick".
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Jeff Garden


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Post  Posted 17 Feb 2018 8:03 am    
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I don't think it actually made it to his gravestone but W.C. Fields used to joke that he would want his to say, "Here lies W.C. Fields. I would rather be living in Philadelphia."
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Jim Bob Sedgwick


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Post  Posted 20 Feb 2018 5:54 am    
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Jim Smith wrote:
Larry Baker wrote:
If I'm not mistaken, I think (I told you I was sick) is on Jean Shepard's stone. (not a joke)

Not that I can make out: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/170548912/jean-shepard#


Enlarge the picture (Control + on your keyboard) It is the last line on the marker. IT IS THERE Smile
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Gary Cosden


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Post  Posted 20 Feb 2018 8:37 am    
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Was it Johnny Carson who wanted "I'll be right back"?
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Art Beard


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Post  Posted 7 Mar 2018 2:18 pm     From Tombstone Az.
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Whoa! There used to be one in Tombstone Az. that read:
Here lie Fred O'Day
He died maintaining his right away
His right was right
His will was strong
But He died just the same
As if he was wrong.

and another :
Here lies Lester Moore
2 shots from a .44
No Les
No Moore
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Michael Maddex


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Post  Posted 7 Mar 2018 8:06 pm    
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I remember visiting the Tombstone Graveyard 'Boot Hill' in the late Nineteen Nineties. Art's samples ring a bell. Tombstone seemed like a really nice little Small Town then. I suppose that it's grown up to be another Tourist Trap Town like so much of the Southwest has. Ain't it Crazy? Thanks for the reminder, Art. Cool
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Art Beard


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Post  Posted 7 Mar 2018 8:57 pm     Tombstone TOMBSTONES
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Some real great ones there, lol. I never wore a regular tie after the "Hung by mistake" one, lol Whoa! Whoa!
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Art Beard


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Post  Posted 10 Mar 2018 10:14 pm     Tombstones
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Had a single friend who wanted his to read:

When I'm dead and in this grave
No more pussy will I crave.
And let it be written on the stone
I drank with others or alone
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Art Beard


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Post  Posted 10 Mar 2018 10:25 pm     Tombstones
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I do not want to be buried, I want to be skinned, tanned and turned into a fancy ladys western saddle... and written on the back of the cantle " always between the two things I love" Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Alan Brookes


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Post  Posted 15 Aug 2018 10:11 am    
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Archie Nicol wrote:
I thought it was Spike Milligan...?
Correct, it was, but they had it inscribed in Gaelic because the local priest thought the inscription was disrespectful, but he couldn't read Gaelic.
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Alan Brookes


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Post  Posted 15 Aug 2018 10:13 am    
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"When I die take my saddle from the wall. Put it on my old pony, lead him out of his stall. Place my bones in the saddle, face my pony to the west, and we'll both ride the country that we love the best..."
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Alan Brookes


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Post  Posted 15 Aug 2018 10:17 am    
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If'n you descend into the catacombs under Paris, there are miles of tunnels between stacks of bones, placed around artistically. They were all got from cemeteries that were dug up when they redesigned Paris and built those long boulevards, the Eiffel Tower, etc.
One plaque I shall always remember, reads, in Latin, "Here tomorrow's dead walk among today's." Whoa!
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Jeffrey Smith


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Athens, Alabama, USA
Post  Posted 15 Aug 2018 10:56 pm     Actor Jack Lemmon
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Jack's last billing:

http://www.gravehunter.net/Jack%20Lemmon.JPG
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post  Posted 16 Aug 2018 6:32 am     Re: Actor Jack Lemmon
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Jeffrey Smith wrote:
Jack's last billing:

http://www.gravehunter.net/Jack%20Lemmon.JPG




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