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Headstones and Epitaphs

It’s probably not a topic that many would select! For me it is oddly comforting as I have been involved with creating and designing many. I think it can help honor and remember those who have passed and bring comfort and sometimes even joy to those who come to visit those sacred sites. 

Today I was reminded to the epitaph on the original headstone of Harriet Tubman. It one as my favorites as it is very short and says so much. “Servant of God, Well Done”.

One of my ancestors was simply not a nice. He had at least three wives and when we read the headstones we were mortified. “She Weren’t No Cook”  Really? That was the nicest thing he could put on a stone?  Another one read “She Was a Good Milker”. I don’t dare guess that what that might mean. I hope they had milk cows.

Now I found some funny ones and I guess if they had a great sense of humor they might be appropriate. These two I would imagine are things they said often.

“Oh well, Whatever”

“Well this Sucks”

My brothers is already made and in storage. It’s simple and probably most meaningful to only me. 

“Walks with Elk”

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    Have you ever thought about your headstone?

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    Have you ever had to pick out a headstone?

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    Do you find visiting a graveside comforting?

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