Thursday, April 6, 2017

...Epitaph Day...



“My Own Epitaph
Life's a jest, and all things show it.
I thought so once, and now I know it.”
~ John Gay

Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, VA
Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Today is Plan Your Epitaph Day which is a day to reflect on your mortality, and even to consider what you would like to leave on your gravestone.

Hebrew Cemetery, Richmond, VA
Here, we’re having a terrible storm this morning with thunder and lightning so instead of going to a cemetery to look at epitaphs I’ve looked through my old photo albums and selected some of my favorites.

Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio

Whenever I see articles about epitaphs, they usually focus on those that are funny or slightly weird. I tend to be drawn to those that tell a little about the person.

Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA


Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA
Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA
Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, VA
Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA




Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA



Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA
Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA


8 comments:

  1. Here are two I really like. I think I will put this on my headstone or if someone in my family dies before me on theirs.
    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle"
    “The pain passes, but the beauty remains.”

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  2. Thank goodness somebody remembered it was Plan Your Epitaph Day. I didn't! I'd like something snarky on mine, but I haven't figured out what yet. ;)

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  3. In 1992 I left a job that I had had for 12 years. When I saw the advert for the position in the local newspaper it felt like I was reading my obituary.

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  4. I love the selection of the tomb stones you have selected. I didn't even realise it was r Epitaph Day. I totally neglect my any Christian traditions. My family were never religious

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    1. Actually, I have to thank Insomniac's Attic for putting together her calendar and adding this day :D

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