What Do You Want Your Epitaph To Read?
Today, April 6 is "Plan Your Epitaph Day". While it's not the most fun day to commemorate, it did get me thinking. What would I want my epitaph to read? If someone I didn't know were to visit my grave site, what thought would I want those etched words on my tombstone to convey about me?
I came up with "Lover of all of God's creatures, even the birds and squirrels". I wonder what my friends and family would suggest for my epitaph? Anyway, digging into the Internet, I found some famous epitaphs I'd like to share with you.
Actress Bette Davis She did it the hard way
Susan B. Anthony Liberty, Humanity, Justice, Equality
Al Capone My Jesus Mercy
Boxer Jack Dempsey A Gentle Man and a Gentleman
Cartoonist Mel Blanc "That's All Folks"
W. C. Fields Here lies W. C. Fields. I would rather be living in Philadelphia.
"Wild Bill" Hickok Wild Bill J.B. Hickok Killed by the assassin Jack M'Call In Deadwood, Black Hills Aug. 2d 1876
Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols Victim of "Jack the Ripper"
"Clyde's" partner, Bonnie Parker As the flowers are all made sweeter by the sunshine and the dew, So this old world is made brighter by the lives of folks like you
Edgar Allan Poe Fly Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore"
William Shakespeare Good friend for Jesus sake forbeare, To digg the dust encloased heare! Blest be the man that spares thes stones, And curst be he that moves my bones