Friday, April 17, 2015

Why settle for R.I.P.?

I’m a little behind this week, but here’s The Friday Five!

Checking the April Calendar for interesting dates, I found April 6 listed as “Plan Your Epitaph Day”. No, I didn’t plan mine. It’s been written (tongue-in-cheek) for many years and won’t end up on my tombstone. But it occurred to me that famous people might have some interesting words at their final resting places. After a little research, I found these:

Winston Churchill, British prime minister 
I am ready to meet my Maker.
Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States
 Here was buried Thomas Jefferson,
author of the Declaration of American Independence,
of the statute of Virginia for religious freedom,
and father of the University of Virginia.

Al Capone, gangster
 My Jesus, mercy

Bette Davis, actress 
She did it the hard way.

Will Rogers, entertainer, cowboy philosopher
  I never met a man I didn’t like.

As for me, well, I’m not famous. . .but I coined this phrase many years ago when I was “raising” two kids on my own, working, and trying to stay on an even keel with my parents who couldn’t quite think of me as an adult—except when they needed me to do something as an adult!

She hath done what she could.
She can do no more.
Leave me the heck alone!

Ever think about what people might be reading about YOU years hence?

Related links

Some Epitaphs of Famous People 
Tombstone Tales: History’s Most Famous Epitaphs 
20 Memorable Epitaphs
Famous Epitaphs 
Curious and Funny Epitaphs 

(For some reason, the links, though valid, weren't being accepted as such, which is the reason for the formatting!)

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