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Tombstone Inscriptions

  • “Here lies Lester Moore; Four slugs from a .44, no Les, no more.” From Tombstone Arizona
  • “Sacred to the memory of Jared Bates who died August the 6th 1800. His widow, ages 24, lives at 7 Elm Street, has every qualification for a good wife, and yearns to be comforted.” From Lincoln, Maine
  • “Underneath this pile of stones lies all that’s left of Sally Jones. Her name was Briggs, it was not Jones, But Jones was used to rhyme with stones.” From Skaneateles, N.Y.
  • “Here lies Jane Smith, wife of Thomas Smith, marble cutter. This monument was erected by her husband as a tribute to her memory and a specimen of his work. Monuments of the same style 350 dollars.” From Springdale, Ohio

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